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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539T
Today's headache is a 96 contour 2.0 5 speed. It came in with a complaint if intermittent stall or hesitation when taking off from a stop, intermittent idle surge, and a p0171 lean code. It already had a new Bosch oxygen sensor and a reman MAF. It's a Ford, so... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 Switching VIN: 2FTPX28L8W
after inspecting wiring and connections, and the first road test it wound not act up at all, we replaced the 4x4 switch figuring the switch was intermitant, it worked fine for a week, now is back doing it again, stays in 4wd high, will switch to 4wd low but wi...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Reverse VIN: 1FTYR14X7X
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F3Y
Here goes... Truck came in missing on cylinder number 3 seems worse at idle. Thats easy replace #3 injector...removed valve cover and someone has already been here. Did a compression test #3 had 250psi compression...sold jasper reman engine. Guess what...this ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Auto 4 Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMPU18L0Y
This Ford is starting to drive the shop nuts. It came in last week with a hard chatter on accel and we found it was in the transfer case. After running a system check on the Transfer case we found nothing electrical wrong and ordered a used transfer case. Afte...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L loss of gears VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Hi all: this is my son's farm truck. It was a theft recovery vehicle with low mileage: had been used to run back and forth across the border until caught. It experienced frequent problems shifting into OD, but after popping into N and shutting off the switch a...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Heat Control VIN: 1FAHP56S0G
Blend door is not broken or binding , tried another acturator still not working unable to clear code 24 resets as soon as we clear it. Went through flow chart and it says to replace actuator disconnected battery to reset controller still resets code, have 5 vo...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L MIL Lamp on, runs rich bank 1@2 VIN: 1FBSS31L33
This van runs perfectly no loss of power idles smooth no misfires. Power balance is o.k. I have inspected the intake system to look for false air and have located nothing. o2 sensors work perfectly. The customer has owned this van for 3 months and says the che... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34L34
comp on affected cylinders is 165 and 160 coils and plugs were replaced with new no vacum leaks detected injecters are firing checked with noid lite and solarity scope vacum is stable at 20 in Trouble codes: P0303, P0308, P0171, P0174
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L conveter / rev VIN: 1FTSW21P06
Tranny Techs I need some help with this 5R110 trans. It started out it seemed to try to stall the engine in rev with A code for B sol. stuck. We pull the pan and it had a lot of steel shavings in the bottom. So we removed the tranny disassemble it and did not ...

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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZF1827W
whe we removed battery and tray to access pcm connector we noticed the spout connector (positioned on the back side of engine harness from engine to firewall) had a bare spot on one of the two spout wires where it was intermittently contacting the firewall und...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L compressor clutch VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
This was a broken wire problem, it turned out to be the wire from the cycling switch to the PCM. We bypassed the switch early on, but the wire was broken between the switch and PCM. The schematic was not clear about where the PCM recieved the ON signal, which ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
Well I must have screwed up somewhere. I took the plenum off again and saw no sign of anything wrong, but I replaced the gaskets and isolator bolts again. The car has been on the road for three weeks and the customer states that all is well; no problems,no MIL... Trouble codes: P0174, P0174.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37P94
Thanks for all replies , I wasnt able to find any aftermarket connectors. Ford dealer had complete engine harness for 237.00. My buddy who works at the dealer had a used harness & I was able to by 1 connector from him.
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W0H
Thanks to everyone who replied. we got as far as checking compression on the bank one cylinders. Then the customer, who owns like 15 of these Ford vans for his transportation business, had to have the van back. So we did not get a chance to check other things ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one).
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12515
Thanks for your time and help. Sugested ground was OK and all cables too. We change both ,fueltemp/pressure and power steering presure sensors, parts from dealer. Drov the car for 150 mil and nothing. Costumer have the car for couple of days and no complain... Trouble codes: P0182 (FT sensor circuit low), P0552 (Power steering pressure sensor low).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21525
Well I motor-vac serviced the fuel system and changed the fuel filter and the truck got shipped. I'm not convinced it is fixed, but it hasn't been back YET. Trouble codes: P0191, P0452.
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L popping noise through air cleaner VIN: 2FMDA51636
Thanks to all who replied, out of 16 replies, 2, I'm sure got it right . There was a TSB for the exact symptoms I had, which was to reprogram the pcm for something to do with the IAC. I eventually did get an ok from the customer for a compression check and a...
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