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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IFAPP62T4P
When vehicle goes into closed loop you can watch the o2 sensors and they will be working fine switching and engine vacuum is at 20" the you can watch the o2 sensors on one bank go full rich and the other lean, looking at injector on time you can see that the b...
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L a/c VIN: 1FTZF17W8W
Ok have a good one here, when backing the vehicle up and applying the brakes moderately the a/c will stop blowing cold and instead will blow warm, when this happens the compressor is still running all pressures look good I listened to the blend door actuator a...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP6633W
This car came into me the start of this week. Was trying to help a friend out and now it's causing me trouble. First it came in for just a ac service, i noticed it was full of freon but the compressor was not kicking in. I look at the compressor and there was ...
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 F-650 7.2L labor VIN: 3FENF65A3Y
Truck shop tech please help. I would appreciate some labor guides if anyone has access to them. I need time for power steering/brake assist pump r and r and/or rebuild, both king pin replacement, both brake lines on rear axle (rockwell), and u-joint repalcemen...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cooling VIN: 1FTRW07L61
I don't understand why it's not cooling better. I've had a couple of Ford's with this problem. Gauge readings look fine, but accumulator not getting cold. Anybody run into this problem?
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17271
hello friends, having trouble with this vehicle, had codes p0171 and p0174 system lean bank 1 and 2. located large vacuum leak at right side of lower intake manifold, we replace lower gaskets and plenum gasket with oem. recheck fuel trim, bank 1 is still lean ... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33O72
Hi Guys, Vehicle came in with a P0701 lean code. It was running terrible. Found that the pcv hose that runs from the rear of valve cover to the middle of the rear of the engine had a big tear in it. We replaced it and the stalling etc stopped. Now, we still h... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P0701 (lean condition)
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L n/a VIN: 1FDAW57P63
This truck has a very hard time shifting gears. It definately is that clutch is not fully disengaging. I have replaced slave cylinder assembly with a new one from Ford, It seemed to be OK for a short while but it is doing it worse now. When clutch pedal is fir...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73W24
Hey guys, need some help with one. This truck runs with the short term at 25-45 at idle. You barely tip in the throttle and it returns to normal. We have smoke tested and can not find any leaks. We replaced egr hoping to find problem- did not change. Truck run... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean fuel system bank 1), P0174 (Lean fuel system bank 2)
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51695
Came in running poor about three months ago and we found water in the ECM connector. Performed the TSB and found a code for fuel temp sensor. Replace the sensor and vehicle went away. Now it is back with more water in the harness connector and the same code. W... Trouble codes: P0180
2006 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU175X6
We have an 06 expedition that starts up and runs fine cold. After about ten minutes; it shuts off. It will restart and then die about 3 or 4 times. It will not accelerate over 3000 rpm's. When cold i can go down the street with plenty of power. The only way i ... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 lean), 174 (Bank 2 lean), 2198 (O2 sensor biased signal stuck rich bank 2 sensor 1), 2196 (O2 sensor biased signal stuck rick bank 1 sensor1)
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L tcc system VIN: 2F64GP3478
P0742 tcc stuck on, P0743 tcc circuit. I have check the wires and replaced the solenoid never seen this code on this transmission any help would be great.
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FMCU03G99
Have this 2009 Escape with a 3.0V6 which has what sounds like an idler or tensioner pully noise. However, removal of the serpentine belt makes no difference. The noise is constant, from start up to driving. Cold or not. With or without a/c on. Louder inside th...

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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14X3P
yeeeeehaw,got this headache fixed,came in after hours to have some alone time with it,it turned out to be the edis 6 ignition module,this one is located on the rad support,i've never had one do this and still run,i took the cover off the module to have a look ...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP6533V
Thanks to all 23 that responded. I had more than one problem with this car. I guess I was looking deeper than I should have. After I replaced the MAFS the car would start and stay running until you stopped at red light with a/c on. I pulled plugs to chec... Trouble codes: P1131.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Stall, low idle VIN: 1FAFP13P2X
Interesting problem with this car. I listened to the advice given to me from other members and worked on the AC code P1464. I ended up finding a wire someone had hacked in to the compressor and pressure switch. It was back feeding a signal to the system making... Trouble codes: 1464 (A/C Demand Out Of Self Test Range I did NOT have the AC on during KOEO test).
2000 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on, High Idle VIN: 1FCMU69K6Y
Thanks to all who replied. Sorry it took so long to close it, 14 hour days are wiping me out. We replaced the PCM and that took care of it. Glad to have it out of my hair. Trouble codes: P1506.
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Ac Compressor VIN: 3FAFP113X1
i want to say thank you, for all the quick responses,got another ccrm but it didnt work so i choose to go with mitchell [...] idea,i wired in a 4 wire relay everything works fine and the customer is happy,thanks to all of u for your help
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31F92
Thank you to all those who replied. I installed a new gem module & ford shift motor & still had the problem. This vehicle had a lot of dirt & debris under the hood making wire tracing difficult. After several trips to my computer looking up diagrams & conne...
2004 Other Ford London Taxi 2.4L Charging VIN: SCRD16N84C
Well, I ended up sending the alternator out to our local rebuilder. Apparently the rebuilder had a tough time with it, due to the clutch pulley setup this alternator uses. For those of you who happen to have one of these crap cans darken your doorstep, the num...
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