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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2FABP73F9J
Engine has a constant miss. At idle it is hard to tell it is missing, but by pulling off #3 wire there is no rpm change. Looks good on scope, vacuum dead steady at 20, wire on or off,checked fuel injector pressure drop-good... can hear injector clicking when r...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTEF14Y4J
the problem is that when cranking, starter stays engaged for several seconds after starting. we replaced with new ford starter and still does same thing. anyone seen this before?
1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX14N4R
Recently replaced ball joints on this vehicle and went to test drive it and noticed a fuel leak dripping from under the hood. Upon closer inspection identified fuel was leaking from the EVAP canister. What is typically the problem when this happens. Thank you ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L shifts late , no tcc VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
Customers complaint is that it shifts very late. When this happens BARO reading is very low , under 18hg or 124hz. This randomly occurs sometimes weeks apart . We are 900 feet above sea level.It also has no command for TCC. Shifts are commanded late.Here is th...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L heater core VIN: 1F
cust complaint of a coolant swashing noise in htr. core. possible air locked in system. veh is not overheating, engine runs great. has new radiator cap. veh has no coolant leaks at all. starting to suspect possible water pump cavitation issue but not sure. wou...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U13
I'm stumped on this 2003 Ford Ranger no start condition. 3.0L V6 died on the customer while driving.crank and cam sensors where replaced by the customer before we saw it. I've confirmed crank and cam sensor signals to the ECM are good. cam sensor is synced. Al...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FT7989873
hey guys i have a 04 ford explorer here , the customer changed the battery himself now vehicle does not start. i believe it is go to be an anti theft issue . is there a procedure for resetting the anti theft light blinks when key is on blinks rapidly with key ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Hello, This 2004 F350 with the 6.0 Dsl came into our shop with a misfire. Hooked up our IDS and found #8 cylinder misfiring. Performed KOEO injector test. P0283 is generated. Performed pinpoint tests per code charts. Tested harness for a short to voltage or gr... Trouble codes: P0283 (8 Cylinder Injector Circuit High)
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

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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZF172XY
Thank you all for the help! After all the diag and search the customer declined repair at this time. How-ever the results are the #3 injector. Thanx for the help. Trouble codes: P0303, P0171.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP4044Y
thank you for your quick responses. 26 years I been in this business this one thru me for awhile. I was testing at the fpcm connector and seeing the voltage drop out because the fuel pump return curcuit was going open at the grommet where the harness goes thr...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L misfire heavy load VIN: 1FAHP56S53
Hello all, this one is fixed. Was a simple problem after all, just a lack of knowledge on my part in the end. Had many great responses but in the end it was like Ted, Roger, Ray and Fred said, Rev limiter in reverse. I had never heard of that for reverse only.... Trouble codes: P0306.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W13
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was a restriction in the injectors, due to contaminated fuel. We switched the injectors to bank 1, and the lean exhaust code moved to bank 1.We replaced all 8 injectors along with a new fuel filter and the problem was fix... Trouble codes: P0174, P2197.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTP14524K
Well thank you, all of the replies were good. We had decided to let the customer drive it for a week and he drives alot,before we do some follow up. I talked to him today and he stated so far so good no missfire or ses light. So maybe it just needed a little m... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
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