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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FALP5249P
i have been chasing a hesitation/surge/cutting out! for a while not. the customer replaced the plugs, wires, cap, & rotor when he first noticed it. i found a code last month for the egr control, thought that might have been causing the problem, no help. came b...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H5R
Hi. This Aspire was towed with a crank no start. It has no ignition fire and no injector pulse. I tested for powers and grounds at the distributor and they are good. I labscoped the green/black wire to check for the 0-5v square wave pattern and got a pattern t...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L pats system VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
Vehicle towed in for no-crank. Foun no ignition signal to firewall solenoid,faulty relay in A/M alarm,replaced relay, now have signal to solenoid and current to starter, starter failed,replaced starter. Now the problem, after vehicle would crank over it will n...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XXF
howdy yall. Car came to us right about closing time with the complaint of idles up and down whether it is hot or cold. Got car in shop and its does just that idle up and down. Customer states that the "othershop" changed the IAC and 8 spark plugs also a "stick...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2Y
Hopefully you Ford Diesel guys can get my Euro butt out of a jam here. The shop I work at evidently thinks we can fix EVERYTHING that comes in the door. I have ZERO training on heavy diesel, and moderate on VW VE Pump diesel. I do have the Ford IDS, so hopeful... Trouble codes: P1139
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L hvac fan, wipers VIN: 1FMFU18LO1
hi guys, i got this ford that came in 2 weeks ago, battery dead and the hvac blower would stay on, this unit is from a local used lot, told them it was most likely the fuse bax and gem, orignally the did not want to replace. i found the battery to be junk(bad ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP34P81
Customer managed to drive the car to the shop. He said it was running very rough, and stalling at stop lights. We tried to start the vehicle it would crank but no start. Checked fuel pressure, ignition system all good. Tried compression and bingo! Pulled valve...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, strange codes VIN: 1FMDA51695
this is my day for fun! Rig was in on 03 Jan for codes for cam position sensor and turbine speed sensor. I just thought both of the sensors were bad (cam seemed intermittant) so I replaced them and the truck still ran bad. A search of the TSB's (something I sh...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L trans VIN: 1FDAF57P16
trouble code u1900,u2023 check all connectors,replace rear abs sensor,note this a intermitten problem and happens when backing up so customer says
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1NLM81W0SY
This immaculate Lincoln radio has a push-button on-off switch broken, so the radio stays on all the time, depending on the ignition switch to be turned off to stop. Problem is, it stays on all the time intermittently when the ignition is shut off. The key chim...
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM421X5
hey guys, back again. i have had this montego back for the same problem three times. first time it came in i had code p0354 ( coil #4 malfunction). replaced all coils, everything ok for three weeks. second time it came back for same thing on cylinder 3. replac... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil a circiut malfunction)

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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34XON
Well gentleman I wish I had more to add. The customer was quoted more diagnostic time and concluded that he didn't want to spend more money.Seems some drivers still think we know it all and don't need diagnosis time. I had scope warmed up and all of your sugge...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Thanks to all of you who offered help. The problem turned out to be a bad IMRC solenoid not allowing a vacuum signal to the IMRC actuators.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear wiper VIN: 1FMPV18LXX
Thank you for all of the replies. Have not seen vehicle back. The customer is on a "extended vacation". will reply with fix after vehicle returns...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
Thanks for all the help guys. I found the vac leak. It was the EVAP hose coming off the back of the intake. The hole was about 1 1/2" from the quick disconnect on the vapor managment unit, and it was facing down towards the firewall, I quess thats why no brake... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2-3-4 shift VIN: 1FTRX17W1Y
Thank you for your help...Found broken accumulator spring, will replace that first. Then O/H if needed. Frank
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57441
wow, so many of you had it right on the head. Brake switch on master cylinder was leaking massively. wire harness was full of brake fluid. changed switch, harness, cleaned off wiring, replaced fuse and everything worked perfectly. thank you for your help. Trouble codes: P0500.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14U21
Hi guys, Well this one will leave without being repaired. We tried everything you all suggested and others suggested. We even had a tech who does just electrical come to check it out and even he couldn't find the problem. He went through it with a fine too...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Stall VIN: 1LNLM9742R
Ok, turns out when all else fails go back to the basics. I went back and pulled engine up to TDC, check to see if the rotor was at number one cylinder. It was, so I rechecked the timing, it was 10 degrees advanced. I reset it to 10 deg and everything has be...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L low idle VIN: 1LT88RJG7S
hi all, this car had to go for a long trip south and will be back next week. i talked to the customer and a new battery has fixed it. some suggested the iac was the cause but this car is drive by wire...no iac. a few said check the coolant temp sensor. this i ...
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