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1990 Ford Probe 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: U2L5133429
i have this 1990 ford probe 3.0 that was towed in to my garage for a no start. i than replaced the fuel pump along with pick up filter and fuel filter. the car started after the above repairs except i have to hold the gas pedal half way in order to get it goin...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FTCR10U2P
Calling all techs!!! Hey we put a reman motor in this ranger. We put all new ignition parts from rotor to plugs. The truck intitially started and let it build up to normal operating temp, and then shut the truck off b/c it was closing time. Next morning... not...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L waterpump VIN: IFALP4044S
tore engine down for repair found mls gaskets engine is 97 or newer water pump went out cracked timing cover timing cover at ford 300.00 i have a good timing cover from a 95 3.8 ford which lookes the same except uses a slightly smaller water pump can find no t...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15H8S
I've got a 95 ford bronco here that is driving me crazy. Came into shop with check engine light on, running pig rich. This thing is very slugish in drive, seems to be a little more responsive in reverse. Has no communication at diagnostic port ( has powers and...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L clutch slave cylinder VIN: 1FTJW36H8T
Help everyone, we have this F350 4x4 which is giving us grief. We had this truck for a reman trans, new clutch replacement as well as slave and master cylinders. We used a (DYNA PAK NEW CLUTCH KIT) and Raybestos slave and master cylinders. Now it lasted 6 mont...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMYU24E4W
Hi, This vehicle came in with a bad timing chain. It has a 4.0 SOHC engine which I understand have problems with the timing chain tensioners. The chain has apperently jumped and the engine has no compression. Is this an interference engine in which case the va...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cruse Control VIN: 1FTNX20501
Cruse not working at all. On this truck we have testes the brake light switch, fuse, wireing, All the grounds. the cruse light on dash won't come on at all,We have tested every thing that fixed other cruse controls. we need help.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L balance shaft tensioner VIN: 1FMDU63E02
hey ford guys, this question is simply procedureal. the balance shaft chain tensioner is broken and needs to be replaced on this engine. I verified this by pulling the timing cover. the question is, can this be repaired in the vehicle. alldata only shows a lab...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: SORRYNOVI3
HEY DIESEL TECH'S,hope some one can help me with this beast, this truck came in with no power and codes p006a and p0401, first thing i did was check e.g.r runners and they were full of carbon a did a BG carbon cleaning service and chenge the e.g.r, map was stu... Trouble codes: P006A, P0401
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P54
We are hitting our heads against the wall on this one. This truck has NO power. It wont even run 35 up a slight incline. Vehicle came in complaining of white smoke comming out the exhaust. Found egr cooler leaking so bad that it hydro-locked while sitting in t...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L converter VIN: 1FMZU72K94
hi guys,i really got one biting me,its an 04 exploder with the 5r55s trans,the vehicle originally came in with the od light flashing,code p1744-tcc system perf stuck.with my past experience with this trans i immediatly changed the solenoid assembly as this has...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Hello, Truck was towed in as a stall with no restart. Found very low ICP reading and heard leak under d/s valve cover and only had 55 psi ICP pressure.I repaired a high pressure oil leak at the cylinder 4 injector. I removed the d/s valve cover and replaced th...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1NLHM87AXY
Hi folks, thank you for your time and help on this LS. will be highly appreciated. We got this one from a local vehicle auction, I drives great at all speeds. shifts on time, etc. But at idle this vehicle surges like an old diesel, in idle in gear brake applie...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blower VIN: 2MEFM75W93
Hi Everyone, This car is driving me crazy.The blower only works on high speed. This has electronic temp control. I replaced the blower speed contoller and blower motor. Same problem. I suspect the temp control panel. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank...

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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJS34G5R
as it turns out we performed a cylinder leak down test and found one exhaust and more importantly one intake valve burned and leaking not enough to effect a coempression test but enough to give us a pulse with a vacuum gauge hooked to the intake at idle,also w...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Ok guys, thanks for all the replies. I must say sorry that my statement did confuse some of you. The emission reading was out from the report for 2 speed/idle test. In manual mode, the HC and CO were high once the misfire occurred. This one it did sound like ...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530S
found leaky spark plug wires on the spark plug end. they ohmed good but just cause i was having so much troule i wrapped them in black tape and instant cure. Replaced wires and life is good again Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 172 (o2 not switching), 336 (exhaust back pressure high).
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP653XS
Found fuel lines full of something other than gas. (we don't know what it is) we removed fuel tank and cleaned lines and tank.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L failed emmisions VIN: 1FTHF25H2T
Most of you were stating the open loop status is normal at Idle . Also stated that just off Idle It goes closed loop. Fuel pressure was correct and every thing else was good. The cat was the only thing left. Replaced and all is well. hC 25ppm and co at o%. per...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35PXX
Ok so my time with this one is up and I have yet to get it fixed.Heres where Im at.Cel on every third to forth road test w/p0340 code stored.I have already replaced the cam sensor and housing using the prescribed procedure using the installation tool that came... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F5Y
Well first of all thanks to all that helped. After installing the second pump it seems that the tech did not torqe the front pump gear to specs and caused the a whole new problem. After chasing our tail for a few days we finaly found the problem. Torqed the pu... Trouble codes: P1212.
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02181
Customer returned for further testing. Same DTCs set. Retested the circuts and HO2S. All tested good. Checked for front HO2S wire chafing as suggested in replies. None found. Recommended replace PCM, program, and re-learn PATS to customer. Customer declined fu... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater ckt. B1S1 HO2S), P0155 (Heater ckt. B2S1 HO2S).
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP34312
I want to start off by saying "Thank You" to everyone that sent in a reply. As we dove deeper into this vehicle, the story about what happened before it came to us, had as many surprises as a Stephen King novel. The oversize wheels and tires were put on over t...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P63
Oh Boy! Thank you, everybody for your help. Things like this make the membership fee of this site seem inconsequential and insignificant! The help I received is awe-inspiring! Anyway, down to the nitty-gritty: Apparantly whenever you crank this truck for any e... Trouble codes: P2614 (cam sensor), P2617 (crank sensor).
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L vibration VIN: 2FMZA51433
I flushed the transmission using synthetic fluid and BG additive. The condition is greatly improved and acceptable to the customer. I believe the convertor shudder combined with out of round tires threw us a curve initialy.
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L electrical VIN: 1ZVFT84NX5
thx to all who replied i was able to isolate the draw to be the radio/cd player. if the vehicle was shut off with the radio still, on it would show a draw on the system after the 45 mins allowed for module shut down. if i restarted vehicle turned of radio t...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FBSS31L66
Sorry for the delay in closing. Definetly had a problem with the fuel pump. Also had a bad cat that had been replaced by an independant muffler shop. I have found that these aftermarket cats are not always the best. I also kept getting codes for the fuel press... Trouble codes: P061B.
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08166
Well guys, not a lot of good info to pass on. We suspected variable valve timing tensioner jammed from sludge in engine. 10 hours to change tensioners, 15 hours to swap engine!! Installed good used engine (only 15K) and vehicle out of here. Will tear down engi... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6), P0316 (Misfire on start up).
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