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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, P0133 and P1131 VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Hi Guys and Gals, I have a 2 fold problem here that I'm having trouble making sense of. The complaint was Check Engine light on and intermittent high idle. I started the car up cold and the idle was high. I let the car warm up and connected Auto Enginuity t... Trouble codes: P0133 (B1S1 O2 slow resonce), P1133 (B1S1 O2 Indicates Lean)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX31P34
customer complaints of engine overheat when engine is working hard (loaded trailer). works great under normal driving conditions. replaced engine cooling fan clutch-checked and cleaned radiator. no coolant loss is reported.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14585
hey Guys, I'm having trouble with this F150 3 vavle engine. , it misses under heavy load only, ses will being flashing only after the truck is held in the wide open throttle mode for a couple seconds. Other than that it runs normal. Checked and replace coil an... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire 4 cylinder)
2007 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L mode doors VIN: 1LNHM84W37
vehicle cam in with a complaint of poor a/c affect in the rear, upon verifying the complaint another tech found that there was also no control over the mode door, although at random it would move them to any position it choosed. he called the EATC module, i re...
2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L ps line VIN: 4M2YU56195
Trying to replace high pressure hose, you have to take fitting off power steering pump to remove line, new line from Ford does not have new fitting, it is a snap in type end on line, can not figure out how to get line out of fitting.

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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio, windows VIN: 1FALP5246V
Thanks for all the suggestions. the new trs switch did help, but did not totally solve the problem. I did look in the door wiring harness, found and repaired one broken wire, but no change in symptom. everyone opted to let it go at this time.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window VIN: 1FTDX17W3V
thanks to all that replied ended up fixing two wires in driver door jam
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTFE2429V
I was on the right track with the converters being clogged. But the power problem ended up being a Mass Air Flow issue. Thanks for the help
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic shifts VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Hi, This car has been sitting outside the shop for a couple weeks now while the owner (dealership) decides what to do. I really appreciate all the replies, and useful information you folks provided. The most common suggestion was to check for a broken accum...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L low power VIN: 1FTSW20565
Thanks to the 8 replies that we got trying to help with this vehicle.I very much appreciate the time you guys took out of your busy day to try and help us.What we finally found was timing chain tensioner on right side colasped cause slack in the chain. we also...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DU55P4V
Thanks for the help; this one has passed the emission test. Bottom-line is I replace both front oxygen sensors and it ran through the test just fine. Here is what I have learned: My main goal was to see if there was a trend of bad ECMs, wiring, one O2 taking... Trouble codes: P1131 (o2/s b1s1 lean), P1151 (os/s b2s1 lean).
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