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1989 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU25NXK
This Bronco came in to us on the tow truck. It wouldn't run at all. We brought it into the shop and checked the basics. Got good fuel pressure and spark. Ran a compression test and everything looks okay. When the plugs were out we noticed how rich it had been ... Trouble codes: 22 (MAP Sensor is out of range), 42 (HEGO indicates rich)
1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Vehicle runs good until around 50mph and while accelerating it begins to spark knock for a second or two, then it stops spark knocking and begins to misfire, run rough, and have low power. If you slow down below 50mph or stop and take off again it will run goo...
1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L 4x4 electric VIN: 1FTCR15X5P
this truck came in with no 4x4. transmission had been changed due to bearing failure. i have pulled the push button switch out and installed it in a different truck and it worked fine. i checked for power and ground at the switch plug in no problem found. on t...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U2R
Thanks in advance . This 3.0l taurus came in over the weekend on the hook . Tested for spark and it had none. tested ignition system and replaced distributor with new ignition module. car has spark now but will not start. checked and replaced plugs (fuel foule...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Blend door VIN: 1FALP52U2S
Thanks in advance. I have a customer with a 95 Taurus that has a blend door problem. I have moderate heat that does not change with the temp dial. The potentiometer does change state indicating the actuator moves and you can barely hear the actuator run. Probl...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZF17201
Heater gets warm, not hot. Water temp looks o.k. I have been told a restrictor needs to be in heater core hoses. No one can tell me if it goes into the inlet to the heater core hose or outlet. Can anyone help? Thanks.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAHP56U72
Hi huys. this is my dads car. He complains that in the city the car is very hard on fuel.(about 30 km to 1/4 tank) hooked up my genysis and scan for codes none found. check data stft fluctuates between -2.6 and +1.3 02 data is good on b1s1 and b2s1 but b1s2 an...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S92
Thanks in advance , car will sit and idol fine then stall as if you shut off key ,turn key off and will re-start ,then all is fine.May work well for a day or more .Take and drive will stumble here and there ,mash the throttle @ 60MPH and motor misses , at time...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDSS34FX2
this thing misses and is what seems to me is overfueling, lots of smoke out tailpipe and no power acts like plugged cat but does not have a cat. this is the only code in the system, now this is a ambulance, i now these injectors usually end up being bad, but t... Trouble codes: P0284 (cylinder 8 contribution balance)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: E83PA01157
Vehicle came in with a stall in reverse only when warm. Road tested vehicle to check drive ability and vehicle was fine. When vehicle is cold problem is not there at all. Removed and cleaned the IAC checked throttle plates and grounds but found nothing. Custom... Trouble codes: P1780 (transmission range sensor)
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Engine VIN: 1FAFP36ZX4
This vehicle came in with a locked up engine. (customer hit something and lost all oil and kept driving) We replaced the engine with a Ford Reman. Upon start up there is a slight knocking noise coming from the engine. It sounds like it's coming from in top at ...
2006 Ford E-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14596
Vechile Misfires when acellerating in passing gear number 5 cylinder. Switched coils from #5 cylinder to #6, missfire didn't change still #5 missfire code. Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 Cylinder), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTWW31548
Truck was at dealership, but would not warranty convertor failure if no cause of failure was known. Truck runs great, no engine missfires. This the second truck we had to repalce the driver front convertor on with same kind of mileage. We and the customer woul... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 catalist inefficiency)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cabin air temp VIN: 1LNHM87A21
this vehicle came to my shop for a lack of heat issue. upon initial inspection the presure test revelaed that the t-stat was leaking. i replaced thet-stat & seal. once the system was bled of air it seemed to be ok with heat. the vehicle was running in the shop...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Left Front Caliper and Master Cylinder VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
We received this vehicle from a new customer. Upon initial arrival had left front caliper seizing. We replaced the master cylinder with a reman unit. After the repair we still had the same fault. We then replaced the master cylinder with a new unit. We also ch...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Comm VIN: 4M2ZU86E32
Hello, This is the second Mountianeer in as many months with no scan tool communication. With this one if we disconnect the two instrument cluster connectors we get communication back. We assumed that the cluster was taking down the bus so we replaced it with ...
2007 Mercury Montego Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1MEFM40157
There is a hole in the intake manifold above the egr valve. Is this a common problem? Is there antything i need to adress while replacing intake to prevent this from happening again?

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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
aftre replacing plenum seals and resetting kam,codes haven't returned,but noise that started out sounding like a backfire has gotten worse,now sounds like drivetrain. only happens low speed cruise (40-50mph) not on hard acel. any ideas? thanks to all who repli... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0420.
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L heater VIN: 1FMDA31U9V
We replaced the rear heater core, found it was not completely plugged, but low had low flow. While bleeding the air, we raised the front of the van up 3+ feet and ran to try to get air to bleed out, improved, but not ready to return to the customer, so patient...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14VSX
The truck is running fine now. I replaced the IAC valve and no more problem! Thanks to all who showed an interest in helping Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Hank
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53224
Ok Im closing this one as fixed as the customer picked the car up friday and as of this afternoon still ok.What I found is this: 1)upper intake plenum gaskets dry but not crack/dislodged from their seats.replaced while apart. 2)spark plugs original and quit wo... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (missfire detected), P0316 (eng. misfire on start up), P2196 (afr. 02sns. exc. rich b1s1).
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L fuel injection VIN: 1FDAF57P25
Thank you to all who replied, with your help we were able to accurately inform the customer that he most likely had an injector failure due to the low fuel pressure. We also determined that Ford had extended the warranty on the injectors to 5 years or 100,000...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP56U16
Thanks guys, the blend door motor seems to be the intermittent culprit. Replaced it and so far so good.
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