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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP6533V
From cold start. Crank 4-5 time before it will stay running. Then it will idle up and down and die some times. Driving you can not tell anything is wrong till you stop. Then it will try to die. Some times you can read the 02 sensors or one or then neither one.... Trouble codes: P1131
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
I installed a used engine in this Explorer but not before I changed all timing chains, updated tensioners with oil restrictor, and cassettes. Most times upon start up it sounds like every lifter is making noise for a few seconds then quites right down. I did a...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fUEL GUAGE VIN: 1FAFP5527Y
hI GROUP THE FUEL GUAGE ALWAYS READS ABOVE FULL i PULLED THE TANK AND THE SENDING UNIT i Ohmed out the float it is ok all the connections look fine I tried to move the float while out of the tank and no shange I pulled the inst cluster and all of the curcit bo...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 6043093608
Getting ready to pull an engine, do i need the special modular engine frame for the pull or can i do it with a chain. Apparently you have to pull the intake off to hook up the frame according to mitchell. Anything else i need to know?? Will it go back in with...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Engine VIN: 1FTYR10D22
This truck was just purchased by the customer. On the way home it started smoking and burned over 1 quart in approx 50 miles. He change oil in it as soon as he arrived home, then brought it to me. Test driving the truck, I have a long coast down to the road (a...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio-Windows-Chime VIN: 1FAFP55U13
Hello all I have a good one for you Ford techs I hope you can help with. Original Complaint: Wipers inop, Chime operates intermittently for no reason, radio powers on intermittently by itself without key in ignition, sometimes during the middle of the night ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Stall, Low idle speed VIN: 1FMPU19515
This vehicle never seems to move the throttle for idle speed control, watching TP1 TP2 while induce varying loads on engine,(A/C on-off, gear selector from park to drive, p/s load, ect.) nothing happens TP1 4.27v, TP2.85v, only time it changes is whith throttl... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed below desired RPM)

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1990 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FACP42E3L
Replace ecm with reman. Still same issue. Found that we had gotten a defective reman. Replaced with known good ecm and all is good. Thanks for all of your help.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L drivability VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Found a P235 70 R16 on LR. All others were P235 75R16. This was causing the problem. Thanks for all the help. It's amazing how little things create big problems. The car lot wasted money replacing the transfer case.
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72KX4
Thanks to all that replied,had the PCM reflashed and went through a re-learn procedure.Vehicle drives fine codes never came back. Trouble codes: P2121 (Accelerator Pedal Performance), P2122 (Accererator Pedal Performance sensor 1 voltage low), P2123 (Accerator Pedal Performance sensor 1 voltage high).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P35
yes charles [...] was right, just like everybody said he hit the nail on the head. thanx to everybody for helping. just like charles said the problem was the hpop fitting, we took the cover off and remove the icp put air press and there it was all pressure co... Trouble codes: P2291.
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
Thank you to George & Jim for responding. We ended up replacing both bank 1 & 2 front O2 sensors. We rechecked the O2s & when it was acting up we noticed that the bank 1 sensor 1 intermitantly flat-lined & we could not get it to react to more fuel & all three... Trouble codes: P1131 (O2 lean bank 1), P1151 (O2 lean bank 2).
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L cy head VIN: 4M2DU66P4Y
thanks for the replies, as luck would have it ended up puting a short block in this one, i still fill strongly possible rebuilt head issue but of course the mashine shop is claming no way even though they had my cylinder heads for 3 day to quote recheck their ...
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