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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N01
1994 f150 hesitates and stumbles under light acceleration but runs excellent under wot acceleration and when in cruise control it seems to drop a gear intermittently then picks it back up i was wondering if this is a vss problem i am a very young tech still in...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6532T
I am working on this vehicle for a friend at home and have run into a problem. Upon inspecting under the hood I found the engine wire harness was melted.The coating on all the wires looks fine and it only burned about three inches of most of the wires right ab...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L ignition system VIN: 1FALP13P9V
I have rechecked the wiring that was repaired from the ckp sensor connector to the pcm and it all ohmed out good. I have checked crank sensor signal at pcm and it checked good.(The other shop put an oem sensor on it.)I have checked the outputs from the ccrm th...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Misfiring occures heavier when moderately excelerating. Mil was on when first recieved. After parts mil cleared and did not return. Until after 2nd day. checked codes and Cam sensor code returned. Syncro was never removed or moved only cam sensor replaced. Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L red warning light VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
red brake warning light comes on after 15 min. Replaced gem module, no shorted wires to ground.replace brake fluid level switch and e-brake switch
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U34
Second time in my bay. Car runs ok, some spark knock on accel. History is minimal and only have car for 3 days. Oil consumpsion is normal. Customer had car for about 45 days before code set, no repairs or events to blame it on. Some times takes a week, last ti... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pinging VIN: 1FTPW14524
Have fought this one for three weeks, please help. The truck runs fine until it shifts into overdrive at about 55 to 60 mph. Then it starts pinging, then starts missing, then the computer shuts off cylinder 4 injector. This obviously makes it miss badly and th... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L battery VIN: 1FMSU43P04
Hi all I have extensive auto electric experience this one is driving me nuts I have a little less than 1/2 an amp draw .467 milliamp and I have every fuse out of the centraljunction box,all fuses pulled on aftermaket alarm systems fuse out of relay box 5 and t...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Hello to all, I'm really jambed on this one. I have limited diesel experience and most of it on Isuzu cab over trucks. I have this 05 powerstroke 6.0 that was towed in as a stall/ no restart. When the vehicle got to the shop, first thing I checked was the oil ... Trouble codes: P0671
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L96
My first posting and want to say thank you to all you wonderful techs out there taking on dragons everyday to make our customers happy. Customer complaint while driving has intermittent loss of power while accelerating (most happens when cruise control on). Ve... Trouble codes: P061B, P2104, P2111, P2112, P2135
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air bag light flashes code 44 VIN: 1LNCM81W2M
We have a 91 town car with a flashing air bag light code 44 ..rh crash sensor not properly attached to vechile. the connection seems ok .. does anyone have a flow chart diagram for testing this sensor and /or resetting the air bag light? my fax # is 1-508-2...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W1T
car came in 3 weeks ago for service with a code p0125. he also stated car would stall when he was driving. after diag of code , the car was not getting to operating temp and thermostat was broken. replace thermostat, manifold (had a crack) ,front brakes/rotors... Trouble codes: P1469
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L passenger temp VIN: 1LNHM86S43
Thanks in advance. Passenger side duct temp 15 deg warmer. I have searched the archives and If I understand the system correctly, it has no blend doors and uses the coolant control valve to regulate heat to the dual heater cores. I monitored the duct temps at ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U3T
vehicle came in running very rough customer said cel on for long time .scanned anyhow found code po340 cam sensor circuit. found cam sensor dangling by connector and cam synchronizer housing destroyed .could not determine location of plug originally.rolled eng... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM59S22
Vehicle came in with a bad misfire under load. Scanned and found no codes. Check engine light was not on. Went to Mode 6 data and found #3 cylinder reading significantly higher than all others. Pulled #3 spark plug (Autolite Platinum APP764) and found carbon t...

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1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L engine VIN: 1FMCU14T1G
I want to thank everyone who replied to my post.Turns out that the brand *new* ignition module was bad and since I had just replaced it I went on to check other things thinking it couldn't be bad right out of the box.WRONG - I want to thank everyone who put me...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTHX26FOT
still the same issue with the truck i noticed while on a road test when it does this the pr is at 23% ond will not rise i am suspect of a sticking ipr i will try a new one and let you know i have no ideas what else coul...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1139W
Well I finaly fix the car. To my knowledge there are three things that will take out computer circuitry-high amperage flow-excessive voltage or voltage spike or physical damage. I tested all the circuts from the computer to the differant componates the compute...
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Battery VIN: 1FAFP54N0X
Thank You to all 15 people who have replied, but we have not fixed this vehicle yet. Since my update this vehicle has not drained the battery. Whenever we have checked out the system it has taken no longer than 30 minutes for the systems to power down and go t...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: IDONOTHAVE
thanks couple of hrs came right out top thanks rob
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMZU83P9Y
Thanx for the support Techs. I too have done many front covers on Windsor Fords with out removing the oil pan. In this case I was suspect that Ford may have changed the oil pan lip like GM did on the S/B Chevy. Job went well. The rubber oil pan gasket remained...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering gear VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
purged the air using a vacuum pump and with both front wheels off the ground going lock to lock.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L rattle in drive VIN: 1FAFP34P91
thanks to all,yes...both front mount and dog bone were the culprit.thanks again.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L smokes VIN: 1FTSW30P13
Thanks for all the great info on this. After checking the egr cooler real good with soapy water and air pressure I was able to locate a leak in it. swaped out with new part and vehicle still smoked but not as severe. I then did a koer check on the vehicle and ...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W74
Well it is finally over. Some of you suggested a transfer case issue may cause the "pop out". The scanner data showed the issue internal to the transmission via the internal speed sensors. But just to make sure we eliminated the transfer case by removing it...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYRIOUO5
I replaced the cylender heads and the truck runs great. we foundthe valve seats to be burned and the case was pitted due to cheep parts from ford
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM74W73
Hello every one,i removed coil and spark plug found antifreez and oil cleaned it and i asked customer to drive it and see what happen,i called him yesterday and they said so far so good car runs good ,,i could not see any thing else to cause misfire,i hope it`... Trouble codes: P0351.
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