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1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP31E6J
i change the tad/tab solenoids by the passenger side fender/firewall because of a tsb i found about rolling idles. idle is fixed. now c.e.l. is on because of code 22 map sensor hose/vacuum. with the car running and everything plugged in, my power probe fluctua... Trouble codes: 22 (map sensor)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N0N
hey guys this my old hunting truck and it has a miss/hesitation aroud 30 mph and again at 55 if you hold it there it bucks and stumbles but if you accelerate a little it straightens out i bought this truck about 4 months ago and have put about 1500 miles on it...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Starter VIN: 2FTRX17WX1
I had this truck come in with a blown engine, customer supplied replacement engine out of a 2003 F150. I start the truck up after install and starter is sticking in. I check electrical and no power is staying on at starter. If I pull back the starter or revers...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50411
hello. guys ive had this truck for over a week now and ive been trying to fix it but it just wont work. the long term fuel trim in bank 1 and 2 is marking 25 percent and the short fuel trim is marking normal 0 and negative 3 and i have erased the memory kam by... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P63
Truck is a flat-bed tow truck. Has run like poo-poo since we owned it. The other day it went about 300 miles with no issue. Shut it down for the night, the next morning went to bring it back to the shop and it started losing power almost right away. It got so ... Trouble codes: P2614 (cam sensor), P2617 (crank sensor)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
customer parked truck for around 4 days when restarted truck ran fine until he drove down the road then it ran rough, has top end noise and momentary loss of oil pressure. both cam sensors have been replaced and oil changed with 5w20 syn blend runs fine at idl... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0011, P0021
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P15
at fast idle[1200-1400]engine will race to 2500 rpm and hold there for aprox.1-2 sec.after foot is removed from accelarator. APP1,APP2 and APP3 do not change as motor races. ICP actual and target stay near each other [800 to 850 psi.] and rise slightly as moto...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L air bag light VIN: 1FMCU96H66
Car was in accident and pre-tensioners were replaced. (They were both bad) Side curtains were also replaced. (they were blown) No other bags were blown or bad.
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L window regulator VIN: 1LWLM81W5V
We have this older Town Car that keeps breaking window regulators on the front and rear left side. It's been three times in about 6 months, both at about the same time. I know i'm probably missing something but it's not obvious. When I replace them I make sure...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNFM81W7W
Car Was Purchased At Auction. O/D Light Flashing. SES Light On. Codes Are, KOEO (In The Order Received) P1747, P0755, P0743, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1409, P1000, P1760. Clear Codes, They Return. KOER, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161...
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2M2XV11T2X
Hi all, This van came in with a miss that first appeared under load, but later started missing at ilde, but still worse under load. The plugs are worn and fouled black. It sounds like it has a vacuum leak under the intake, but no luck finding it with carb spra... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor), P1336 (Crankshaft Sensor Problem)

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1974 Ford F-100 Pickup 4.9L Mechanical VIN: F10ANU8140
Thanks everyone for the help. A guy from Palm Harbor called me yesterday and answered all my questions and several replied with emails. The valve and spring went above the tab on the filter. I really appreciate the help. I hate getting in stuff that other h...
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
Sorry but i have to close this tech help request for now. Customer decided to pick up vehicle and sit on it awhile. No bad blood here. We both agreed to have another tech check it and see if i have missed something. Thanks anyhow and i will update if we find a...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Catalytic convertor was replaced under warranty. We never did find a cause of failure other than what most of our replies told us, that aftermarket convertors have problems. I guess time will tell on this one. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 catalyst low efficiency).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
The large majority of recommendations came in at 1) Clean egr ports under intake 2) Replace the camshaft syncronizer. or some stated both. After questioning the owner about any recent Ontario Emission tests. He revealed that the vehicle passed 3 weeks prior ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU32X6W
i apoligize for taking so long to close. i recommended my customer go to a ford dealer and see if reprogramming the used pcm was possible. it did work. the only other problem was the pats module also burned up and had to be replaced. thanks to all who responde...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L vehicle speed sensor VIN: 3FAFP15P1X
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Lack of power VIN: 1FDAF57SXY
Sorry it took so long, but I beat it, sort of. Turns out Mark was the closest with the volumetric efficiency. Thanks to everyone that recommended MAF, but that wasn't it. Does everyone hear that voice that we all ignore? CHECK THE BASICS! I didn't and it c...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L white smoke VIN: 1FTNX21F71
well thanks to everyone who replied. I replaced the remainder of the glow plugs today. they test good with ohm reading but when i removed them and applied 12v to them two wouldnt get hot. replace them and problem solved. thanks Joe
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FO1
Thanks everyone for your help, I have no doubt we would have all repaired this vehicle with no help, but it sure makes it nice to have someone to talk things out with. Bad ground at the block, good call.
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L battery VIN: 1FMSU43P04
Thank you to all that replied. This was the first time I used a clamp meter on a diesel powered vehicle. The meter looked like it clamped on tight and closed all the way but it didnt. I put a test light in series with the battery and it was not lit. I used a...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT5W21596
Thanks for the replies. Doug was closest . We pulled it back a part and found the right phaser was also bad and when they broke it wollered out the cam. We installed two new Ford cams and those codes were gone but it was lean as it could be. Called customer an... Trouble codes: P0011 (p0021-), P0021.
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