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1992 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H9N
The E150 runs real bad. Stalls, hesitation, low power, etc. The engine vac is low at idle 8 inches. The relive compression shows all cylinders are working. Cap and rotor look good. It has TFI and hall effect Dist. The engine backfires intermittently through th... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 172 (rich), 542 (intermittent fuel pump circiut), 634 (MLP senser out of range)
1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X0P
Engine won't crank. Have found not getting power out of ignition switch. Have found when I power up the red\blue wire at the triple function switch the starter cranks - So neutral safety switch, solenoid and starter are ok. When I power up the red\blue wire at...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
Customer brought in a 93 Probe in mint condition. Car was parked for the last 3 years and has same fuel in it. Customer put additive in the car before it came to me. Sent it for e test and came back with high NOX. Installed converter and only dropped the nox b...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Vehicle came in for smoke from tail pipe upon start up and coolant leak from coolant resivor. We found egr valve cooler had engine coolant in it & coolant was being pushed out resivor pased cap. We replace both egr & oil coolers and installed new egr valve ,fu... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 missfire), P0269 (Cylinder 3 missfire), P0272 (Cylinder 4 missfire), P0278 (Cylinder 6 missfire), P2617, P2552
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L gages VIN: 5LMFU28585
The gages will not work for the first 15-20 seconds when first started in the morning,the DVD and radio also quit when going over bumps intermittently,although I don't know if the gages quit at that time.I have checked all the power and grounds and checked for...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L front wheel bearings VIN: 6MPOTOIZ4M
good maorning group we need the procedure to adjust these bearings, including how to properly shim and preload etc. there are two other posts/fix replies on this however no complete procedure was posted pete fax # 1-[...]
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66LXW
This car is eating my lunch! I have been working on it for days with no changes in the long term fuel trims. They are maxed at 25% and hence setting both bank lean codes. You can see below what I have already done. When I originally got the vehicle it had a br... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)

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1991 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L axle seal/wear sleeve VIN: 1FTHF25M7M
Thanks for all the replies.I never got the sleeve to budge.I tried heat,penetrating oil,BFH and everything in between.I found an axle for a reasonable price and swapped everything over.
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
the fix was the fuel pump in the valley of the engine thanks for all the replies
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FT7989873
Finally fixed the problem ] BAD CAM SENSOR . THanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0430.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRF17233
After extensive testing we have decided to repalced the lifters and push rods. The customer has declined repair at this point. If they decide to repair in the future I will repost a fix.
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