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1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Starts hard VIN: 1FTDF15N1N
The miss seems to be coming off the coil with a timing light on the coil wire the flash goes away with the engine shake, if you put a jump style spark tester on any of the plug wires it will loose spark intermittently on all cylinders. Have had the same proble... Trouble codes: 637 (Trans oil temp signal high circuit open)
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTCR10A0T
ok this 96 ford ranger came in on the hook. no start,the owners friend said it had a broken timing belt and he was right. so it came in .oil was low so was coolant air filter dirty,it hasnt had an easy life. replaced timing belt and water pump. had to hold ped...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start, Stall, no electrical VIN: 1FTJW36F1T
customer states that vehicle died while driving (just shut off)...when problem occured ALL electrical systems, lights, dash, horn, ignition everything was dead...vehicle towed to my show...AND FIRED RIGHT UP!!! I cannot duplicate the problem drove 5-7 miles (s...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1821V
I need some help on this pickup. It keeps throwing a p0174 Bank 2 lean code. I thought no problem, standard pcv hose problem. The ltft on bank 2 is 20 and up at idle and stft is between 6 and 9 at idle. My upstream o2 has a pretty steady reading of 40mV and th... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
This vehicle is driving me nuts! It first came to me with a MIL light because it was due for smog test. Code was P0500( vehicle speed sensor fault) Checked all sensors good. even replaced sensors before condemming ECM. Vehicle would show speed on speedometer d... Trouble codes: P0443 (solenoid purge valve electrical fault)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55S31
I have been driving this car and was able to duplicate the problem. When I was accelerating the car would not move just idle when I pushed the gas nothing happend, just like the cable was not hooked up, then it takes off. It has a new coil, plugs, and wires fr...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1XDXF46F52
The vehicle started OK after replacement of the cover gasket/pigtail assy. Cranking time was a little extended but it ran great!!! It ran non stop all night and this morning would not start. Cranks kinda fast but fuel pressure good. Fuses good. No codes. I hav...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L hard start VIN: 1FMZU73W32
This Explorer only acts up after filling up with gas. It will usually have a hard start condition and sometimes the customer says they have to pump the gas to get it to start. I drove to the gas station with a scanner and a fuel pressure gauge hooked up. I fil...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAF757696
Hey everybody got one from the dealer today and heres the story. The owner was driving this escape and it shut off. When they started it back up it had a misfire and would barely go 50 mph. The dealer said it needed a new computer so the owner bought a used on...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L noise VIN: 1FMYU93145
SUV has poping(popcorn)sound at idle only.All data looks good.Fuel pressure is good.Take engine off idle and noise goes away does not return until idle is back.Have replaced IAC motor and engine controler with brand new one from ford.This was done with advise ...

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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L taillamps VIN: 1FAFP52S7W
I recieved the wrong TRS from Ford on friday. This one caused way more problems. Seems there is a digital and analog version. Parts man asked if it had digital dash. First parts man did not. No parts til tuesday from them so I called Napa crossed numbers to...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Hi All Thanks for all the help. 16 replies. Well I recieved a few stating airtex pumps are no good.Also several said fuel filter. Several said vac leak. I agreed but smoke check showed no leaks. One said go back to old school use carb cleaner. Tried it and fou... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP11342
thanks to all that helped me the noise was very diffetent than a lifter noise that a have heard but that was it the lifters, car is fixed costumer and us happy thaks again :)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L loss of gears VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Some of you agreed with me that the problem was likely electrical. Several wanted me to scan codes, but I am primarily a body shop, and had nothing new enough for this truck. We had checked fuses once, and only found a trailer towing fuse blown. But I asked hi...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXE45M13
Thanks to the members who took the time to respond to my request. The new coil corrected the miss at idle and it is running fine now. I had hoped that a higher output coil might be an advantage with the CNG fuel, but we will stay with the oem coils given the r...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L a/c clutch and Rad. fans VIN: 2FMZA51635
After checking all the wires runing back to the ECM everything checked out.Also checked all grounds. We sent van back to the dealer to see what they came up with. They put a Pcm in and solved the problem. I have seen water get in these through the cowl,this on...
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