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1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Rich VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
This Ranger is running rich at times and has noticable black exhaust smoke when the throttle is goosed. Will stall at times, and hard to restart if at all for a bit, then when fired up, it is loaded up with fuel somewhat. Was running rich enough to contaminate...
1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.8L lifters VIN: 1FTGS24H8M
Hey Fellow Techs, I put a used engine in this van. After I installed it and ran it for the first time, it seemed fine, it was quite and oil pressure was good. However the lifters did make some noise after the initial start up and quieted down after about five ...
1996 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Hello, Techs just got this truck in here today and it will intermittently stall out on the customer while driving. However i can't get it to act up for me. It has been to a couple of other shops before coming to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks nick Trouble codes: P0230, P0231, P1409
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4048V
vehicle came in on hook would barely run. replaced intake and all tuneup parts coil and cam sens(came in out of sync). now under a light load will hesitate and stall. runs great at idle and wide open. scoped-tps,mass,injector drivers and coil drivers - all loo... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU67E21
rear window stoped in the open position about 4-5", test gem system with ids, multipule gem codes (8 of them) replaced gem module and reprogrammed, a little premature with no change. started digging deeper, could only find 2 posts both without fix, did pin tes...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L LF inner cv loose in trans VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Hello all. I have a ford escape with a loose LF inner cv tulip (I am referring to where the axle is inside the trans, not the cv joint itself). If I grab the axle I can move it up and down to the point where the seal surface of the axle stub rubs on the metal ...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F32
while driving truck it looses power lotsa white smoke cant see truck behind you will not stall acts like uvc connector has come off when you do the injector buzz test everthing is extremely quiet like a 6.0l quiet but no codes let truck sit for 3 min idling al...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P63
Upon acceleration, intermittenly, as the turbo spools up, it the inductions system will hiccup or sneeze fairly violently and repeatively until the throttle is released. At this same time, the boost will fall off and the MAP sensor will show a vacuum (only 6 p... Trouble codes: P0132
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTP14555K
This truck came in with a rough idle / or rough with very light throttle. Complaint was slight hesitation / runs rough. Felt like a slight miss. We have tried every test we know. When it starts this roughness at the same time also has a light tick that only co...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Thanks to all in advance Car came in with the radio on but it will not change stations or turn off without turning key off check fuse box all fuses are working except the 5amp radoi control fuse, removed fues box and found that with key on the wire running fro...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S23
Customer states that Tachometer will drop to zero, and battery light, ABS light, Brake light will illuminate, than shortly thereafter within minutes vehicle will stumble or break up than stall. Vehicle may restart immediately but usually takes 5 - 15 minutes b... Trouble codes: B1318 (ABS battery voltage low), B1318 (ABS battery voltage low)

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1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU62K64
thanks everyone for the info and to back me on my thinking that the oil pump was causing the dist. gears to fail. replaced pump and all is well in rangerland!
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F21
After checking out the replies recived I finily got the engine to run. I recheck the IDM wireing to the valve covers and through the injectors and could not find a problem. All the injectors ohmed 3.2 to 4.0. I replaced the IDM module and got the engine to run... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC system electral fault-KOEO), P0605 (Internal Control Moduel Fault-KOEO).
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L r/r timing guide VIN: 1FMZU67E52
Aloha, and thanks for all the replies. 99.9% say pull the engine! So I did. Everything went smoothly and the vehicle is running. The bolt on the lower gear of the cassette was broken. Luckily,it unscrewed right out with a small screw driver. I do see how it is...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSF3OP94
We found a shorted circuit in the injector harness. Replaced harness from FICM to injectors. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0407, P0488, P2614, P2617, U1027, U1262.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: XXXXXXXXXX
we determined that the noise was comming from in side the transmission not the rear end. the costomer did not want to do any repairs at this time. thanks for all your help
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Auto Transmission VIN: 9BFJW21F95
Thanks to those that left replies. I did confirm that the fault was in the after market pressure loc. Took out the jumper harness and reconnected the factory plug to the solenoid pack and no flashing O.D. Light with the engine running. However I still don't kn...
1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L stalls idles bad VIN: 1MRBP95F8B
Hello everyone and thanks to all those that took the time to respond. Several members suggested that the EGR valve pintle would be stuck open with carbon. This was the case. What led me astray was that the engine would sit there and idle pretty darn good an...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K74
Thanks to everyone for the info on this. I have tried all suggestions and have come up empty. I still have the vehicle and i am still searching for a fix. I will re-post with some results if I find some. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0303, P0302.
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) Premier 4.2L Surge VIN: 2MRDA2O234
Thanks to everybody for their help. So i did look at the stft's, which were between -.5 and 3%, the ltft's were at 7-10%. I had already checked for vac. leaks but went ahead and checked again w/ no luck. i installed a new esm assy, perofrmed the baro relearn p...
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