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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Vehicle has misfire mostly at cruise 2500rpm, you can hear the popping from the tailpipe, no conclusive on ignition scope. output from the distributor (PIP) signal are good. primary igntion control from ICM is good. coil is good, no secondary ignition problem....
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530S
02 sensor at .65v almost always and the car runs real lean and backfires thru the intake when you try to rev it. Checked MAF and it is good compression and valve timing are ok. If you richen the fuel by squirting carb cleaner down the throttle body while revvi... Trouble codes: 172 (o2 not switching), 336 (exhaust back pressure high)
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4M2XV11TXX
Hello, I have a 99' villager with 3.3L that was brought to me running rough, poor idle. I checked the obvious and found the fuel pressure regulator leaking badly. Replaced and found still surging. Smoke tested intake system and found Leaking intake gasket, rep...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N01
We are trying to replace the VSS sensor now and will post an update to whether that fixed problem or not.
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP36363
Well sometimes if you wait, the problem cures itself. The customer called and reported that suddenly the radio started to work. So thanks for all the replies and suggestions, have a great day, John
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L remote start VIN: 1FTPX14594
iATN won't let me add another update so I am closing this post with this as an update. I didn't realize that our MODIS would communicate with the PATS and ICM as it doesn't with most vehicles. I pulled a code B1600 (PATS key transponder signal not received) So...
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