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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FEF15N9RN
hi to everyone,i have an intermediate problem with this puppy,runs good at times and then out of the blue it starts loosing power almost to the point it dies and then all the sudden it powers up and runs good and back again, please help...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP4044Y
Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this. 2000 ford mustang that has a misfire\near stall on hot restart after 8-10 minutes. initially this car had a misfire under load as well as the restart issue along with a p0300. Full tune and injection service correct...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W13
Vehicle came in 2/16/10 with MIL on. Found code P0175 bank 2 rich. Used NGS to view fuel trim data. Found bank 2 -25% found bank 1 +19%. Inspected fuel pressure regulator for leakage, none found. Inspected EGR system for damage and intake system for possable l... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 system rich)
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU73K33
Please Help!!! I have this explorer that we have decided to rebuild the rear diff on. My problem is I cant get the pinion bearing out of it. I am talking about the front bearing that you slide over the threads where the nut would go on. I have beet the hell ou...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W13
Thanks in advance for any help. This car repeatedly sets code p0174 for bank 2 lean exhaust.LTFT for bank 2 is 21%, bank 1 is 2%. Fuel pressure is 32psi at idle, and 90psi with the fuel pump module bypassed. The intake gaskets were replaced and a smoke tester ... Trouble codes: P0174, P2197
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L injector pressure VIN: 1FTSX21P05
frnds. we received ford 250 with starting trouble,hooked ids and checked dtc found no dtc.checked icp pids in datalogger found 357 psi(max) while cranking.crank rpm also 147 .engine no staring.oil and filter replaced with new one.also i replaced all injectors...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cylinder leakage
Hi all, We have a 2005 Econoline with the late style 6.0 diesel. It blew coolant out of the expansion tank under heavy acceleration. I have followed the Ford TSB regarding this; diagnosis points to internal leakage in the engine. Engine is out, one head remove...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U56
Hi everybody, I have a 2006 Ford Taurus that's kicking my butt. I have a code P0453(evap sys pressure high) that I can't figure out. I installed a new FTP Sensor and the code keeps coming back on. I checked every part of this evap system up and down and coming... Trouble codes: P0453 (Evap Sys Pressure High)
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FAHP71W36
Unit was overheated. Entire cooling system/heater core contaminated w/ oil and water mixture. Anyone have a suggestion as to how this oil residue can be removed or minimized?
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FAFP37N76
Looking for some help on this one - first time customer and they brought their car in for RPM's hanging between shifts on acceleration (standard). Scanned and checked live data - nothing unusual. Thought it might have a vacuumn leak, smoke tested with no leaks...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU59H48
customer complaining about braking issue. while driving 80-90km/hr reducing speed braking to 60km/hr pedal stays hard but feels like brake momentary don't work then vechile slows down has happen 1/2 dozen times to customer once for me being a hybrid is that a ...
1979 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Power Locks VIN: 9Y82S61895
I am looking for a wiring diagram for this vehicle pertaining to door locks and connector locations. Drivers side front and rear work, neither front or rear on the passenger side work. All fuses are good. Worst case I can use the powerprobe ECT2000 and trace t...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
This vehicle was brought in for a simple problem, it sputters and misfires after about 2 min. after start-up until it warms up. I have replaced spark plugs,boots and MAF sensor. The MAF sensor baro reading was 151hz. and according to my hotline it should be 15... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L61
Vehicle came in with no running complaint just check engine light and three misfire codes. I drove vehicle and right away on light throttle cruise with a slight grade light starts flashing. Car runs smooth the whole time even while the light is flashing has lo... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl. 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl. 6 misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1984 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.8L thermostat VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
Thanks to all of you that responded. Here is what I found. 1st the thermostat with bleed check was acting up, the thermostat has to go in the waterpump housing first then the o-ring then the lower hose housing and gasket. If you go O-ring first the rear 'flapp...
1993 Ford Bronco XLT Lariat 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15N7P
Thanks guys. All the information was superb. Either the pick-up coil was bad or the ignition module was. I tested and replace the both. That gave me spark back but was too weak to fire the engine. The tfi coil was replaced as well as the rotor button and distr...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
i tryed running car off pressurized can of bg injector cleaner. no luck. i beleive one or more injectors may be bad due to all the water in system. this guy has been playing with this himself for a couple of weeks before bringing here. meanwhile snow melted, w...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4x4 operation VIN: 1FMPU18L0Y
Well I'm sorry I haven't closed this request before, vehicle is still not fixed, it's sitting in my lot, the owner's in no hurry, I think I've narroweed it into being the 4x4 relay in the dash, but at $175 I'm gonna make sure first. It's just that we're so bus...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZU73K03
Thanks for all the replies, there is no GEM module, it uses a security module and the instrument cluster. The problem ended up being a broken ground wire in the harness at the body pillar (driver door), I missed it when looking at it the first time around, the...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17263
Heres a good one... It was a combination of blown lower intake gaskets and a bad crank sensor (brand new ford part). Runs good now. thank you all that responded
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU45P53
So long story short for my first 6.0 turbo job i learnd that ebp is a very helpfull peice of information and that the modis though it is informitive you just need some time and experiance i dont think i would clean a turbo with 155000 miles again maybe 50000 b... Trouble codes: P2263.
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ballance shaft assembly
the ballancer assembly went on in the original position and seems to be ok. Thanks to Michael from Ontario for the help on this one .
1994 Lincoln Continental Executive 3.8L shift problem VIN: 1LNLM9740R
We have determined the trans had mechanical problems, sent back to shop suggesting they pulled the pan, sure enough, and data was still all good on scanner, after eliminating all other possibilities. Tech suggestions were, "this trans should actually fail and... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp sensor problem).
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