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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
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXE45M13
Recently we had a Motorcraft coil fail on one of our 2003 5.4 CNG Ford E450s. Not bad enough to set a code, but rough idle, poor performance. The coil was only four months old. I have read through the help requests here on 5.4 coils and found a lot of issues w...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: U04G128601
feels vehicle is out timing, when cranking to start. its takes longer to start. it happens everytime you go to crank the vehicle over. but the vehicle does start and runs fine.just rough time starting
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W8R
This car acts crazy. KOEO shows no codes. KOER comes up with 172. This thing runs fine for a while but every once and while the check engine light comes on the transmission downshifts to second and stays there and the car starts running horrible. During this t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FACP42E0P
After following my own instincts, and the suggestions of all the guys that replied, and lastly, replacing the rear flex line, it was determined that the culprit is the proportioning valve, which is unique to this car, and which Ford says is NO LONGER AVAILABLE...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1FA5P14J4S
This one was wierd. I got fustrated and tried different things. I tries replacing the WOT relay that was aftermarket black (oem is gray) with a green one from the fuel pump. It liked that ant the WOT singal went away. I ordered a grey aftermarket relay and...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, No power and rattle VIN: 1FTPW12574
First off, thank you for all of the good responses. There were three I beleive, who suspected the catalytic converters. Which is where our problem was. Both front converts self-destructed and dumped the substrate back into the rear converters. We suspected th... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 lean).
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L25
We had already cleared all the codes as and road tested vehicle as recommended. The only codes that came back were for the DPFE and evap small leak. We were unable to find any issues with either and decided to replace the DPFE as well as the hoses. It has been...
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L Door Lock VIN: 1FBSS31L95
THANK YOU to all who helped on this one! There was a broken wire in the harness in the cieling of the van. I had printed diagrams from identifix and felt they were incomplete. ALLDATA diagrams were awesome!
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMEU31E78
module needed as built data put in it. didn't have time sent to dealer. have to figure out how to get as built data myself for next time thanks to all those who replied.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Driver's air bag VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Many thanks to Craig, Gene, Duane, Kenny, Chris and Ronnie who all mentioned the likelyhood of a bad clock spring but it was Bob who also mentioned the presence of "shorting bars" in the connector on the circuit in which we were testing. After removing the sho...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L body leak VIN: 2MELM75W7S
First off a big Thanks to those of you that responded. Using your suggestions what we did was remove the hood for clearance, removed the wiper tray and right inner fender panel. We found 2 items contributing to the leak. 1st the upper screen cover for the fres...
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