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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FCTR10A2K
this is my personal vehicle crank sensor got broke after timing belt was changed, now the truck runs terrible (stall, backfire) unless the SPOUT connector is unplugged or alternator is unplugged, cam timing is correct. have swapped coils, swapped DIS module ... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP erratic type C), 18 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Module Input To PCM/SPOUT Circuit Grounded type C), 88 (Loss Of Dual Plug Input Control type C)
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Surge VIN: 1ZVCT22B2P
after warm idle stays high 2k rpm then starts to surge between 1500 to 2000 rpm.we have no vac leaks and very little info to work with.friends at ford say pass on this job Trouble codes: 05 (knock sensor)
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDR15X7R
this thing tries to start but won't,we replaced plugs and wires, we also tried an alternate fuel supply.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDEE1469V
van came in with p0305/p0306 misfire codes, p0401 insufficient egr flow code & p0455 large evap leak code. tune-up, cleaned egr passages, fuel cap replaced made codes go away.now we have this maf code. according to mitchell this is a "memory" code only. howeve... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0305 (fixed), P0306 (fixed), P0455 (fixed), P0401 (fixed)
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Battery VIN: 1FAFP54N0X
This time it still drains the battery, but from where? Cannot detect a current draw with inductive amp clamp. Two weeks ago found alternator was barely charging and alternator case was cracked. Customer picked up car and it was dead three days later. So it's h...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery saver fuse VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
Battery saver fuse blows. Powers engaugment circuit of bat saver relay and interior lamp relay. Has dome map light combo on headliner. When fuse blows power windows and dome lights dont work. Proper fuse is a 10 amp. I have driven car over rough and smoothe ro...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNW21F11
truck runs fine if you let it set for 2 days it is very hard to start. will need to crank about 8 times and will run rough for a few min. and it is fine. let it set over night it starts great. just two days or long its hard to start.have check for codes none.o...
2001 Ford Ranger 2.5L MIL Lamp on, RADIO DIES
customer bought vehicle about a year ago and has had this problem about that long intermittently. mil light on p0500 loses speedo, and radio dies and dome light flickers all simultaneously. i don't think its the dome light rather the illum on dash. speed senso... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor loses signal to ecm)
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: 3FAFP11362
Vehicle came in with a noise in the vvt cam area.Noise starts after engine gets warm and will continue for a couple of seconds after shutdown.[winding down]It sounds like the same noise an alternator makes that has a clutch system that is worn out.Engine runs ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A63
top of the day fellow techs.this is a night mare.car came in with no acceloration and missing, check engion light on. codes po300'303'304'316'and po352 all misfire codes on cyl 3'4.found plugs 3'4 soaked in oil. replaced valve cover both sparks and coils.now i...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L No heat VIN: 4M2XV11T8Y
Hello to everyone, this is my first post for asking for help so i hope im doing this right. This Villager came to me with no heat and was told it overheated. I first pressure tested system ok no leaks seen ran car on lift and began to overheat, upper hose was ...

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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Guys another one nipped in the buttox, This one had a bad instrument panel. It never occured to me to do the test for the instrument panel until later and we did it, and found that the light had been damaged in the overload. Go figure!!! Thanks for all yo...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
We checked everthing again and everthing checked good. We replaced the rear speed sensor with a factory one and it fixed it. Not sure why it would shut down the ABS module. Thanks for all the help. Russ
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
Thanks everybody for your help and suggestions,turns out a few of you were close,turns out that the aftermarket MAF sensor was bad got another from someplace else,removed the EGR valve checked OK,checked all the vacuum hoses,no problem,checked the PCV valve th...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24E4X
thanks to everyone for the info havent seen this cutomer back but befor he took the truck i gave it a smoke test. could not find any leaks arround intake but smoke was coming out of the vent holes at the bottom of the egr valve. i suspect a worn pintle shaft d... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L deploable running boards VIN: 5LMFU28595
Thanx for the 2 replies. I was able to get running board to work again by pulling board out manually while motor was still connected & then pushing back in (this is how ford trouble tree tells you to check the clutches?) After dioing that system worked flawles...
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