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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBHE31H4R
we did complete tune up and didn`t help no check engine light on hooked scanner up did kero test came up with 3 codes a p0121 p0172 p0452 it has a surge at idle but when you give it gas it run good but at idle in gear it surges bad Trouble codes: P0121, P0172, P0452
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L buck/jerk VIN: 1FTPS2429W
this van is gona be the death of me. its been here for a week now with no progress. it came in for a misfire on take off. its seems to me when your at cruseing speeds when the rpms are at 1500-2000 the engine will start to buck kinda hard. and it does it on li...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F9E
This truck starts fine cold when hot it loses hpop pressure and will not start it will only make 380 psi tops hot new hpop new injectors and ipr valve fresh oil change any ideas were to look from here the 7.3 system is very simple not too complex please help
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMZU73E62
This is a very strange condition. The instrument cluster works fine in every way except when you shift into reverse. The cluster stops working as though the key was shut off.[The gauges stop where they are, the odometer shuts down] When you shift to park every...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L air ride pump VIN: 1FMFU18L63
New pump ran for short time and stoped, just got bags tight but didn't raise truck and air pump got hot. Have also replaced relay mounted above pump.Thanks for any help.
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L temperature at vents VIN: 2FMZA57654
Any Ford experts out there, please read this one. This van came in with a complaint of the air conditioning not being as cold as it used to be. The temperature at the vents was 60 degrees on a hot and humid day, so after a visual check of the system I performe...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1FMYU02Z85
This one came in with no brake lights working on either side. The high mount is functioning. Brake switch is good all fuses are good. I will be pulling the console Monday morning to get at the smart junction box which looks to be in the right side of the conso...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Abs Module VIN: 1FBSS31L26
Truck came in with rcs flashing and chiming, also code c1288, which is a replace abs module per tsb. Reolaced module with new and rcs light went out and abs light on. Then replaced with a known good used module and hcu light still on. All fuses and grounds goo...
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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1987 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 4.9L lack of power VIN: 1FTEE14Y9J
OK Have gone over all the inputs, and waiting for the customer to decide, i have narrowed it down to a transmission problem after all the mecahnicla tests on the engine, THANKS for all the help, he is probably going to junk this vehicle. Trouble codes: 18 (spout circuit in KOEO memory).
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L brake lines VIN: 1FTRE1425W
The main concern of this post was how to source the brake lines. Although some prefab lines are available from a few custom suppliers, mostly for classic or very popular vehicles, the best solution was to buy tubing by the roll and replacement fittings and ben...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L power locks VIN: 1FTSW31S5Y
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L SES Warning Light VIN: 1FTRW0766K
Thanks to all the replied. Took some extra help from David but found the issue that one of the power supplies to the cluster was out. After tracing wiring found pin in fuse block that actually came out with the connector (bottom of connector inside fuse block ...
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74K34
We set up an appointment for a dealer ecm reflash, customer never returned with the car. If he ever does I'll update the post. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input).
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low on power VIN: PX5EC31355
Well, I think I know what is wrong with this truck, but the owner want to bit the bullet and trade it in. I had a lot of good replies and I really feel that the vanes in the VGT turbo are sticking. This truck will intermittently have to much boost and that is ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no power accel. VIN: 1FTSW20575
ok fix the truck found that the spark plug was bad and the tp sensor had a flat spot in it thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZK01135
Thanks to all for their help. Proceeded as all had replied to narrowing down individual sensors. But Pin 40 at PCM connector 175e (BN/WH)would not return to 5 volt with all on that line disconnected. Upon further testing found low 5 volt reference on pin 40 at... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor circuit performance).
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21548
Many thanks for the help guys I did need to remember to clear KAM and did have a bad MAF but the kicker was the powdered drilling mud in the filter that caused the whole thing in the first place. (The dust made the filter look only slightly dirty when it was a... Trouble codes: P0068, P061B, 2196 (bank1 sensor1 rich), 2198 (bank2 sensor1 rich).
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L level ride VIN: 5LMFU28R51
Thank you for all the information. We replaced the pig tail going to the compressor relay and the problem was corrected.
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L chime VIN: 2MEFM75W73
Well it turns out never trust your parts guy even when they use the vin to look up parts. Somebody at the dealership had added a note in the catalog system giving the wrong new part# as it turned out there was no new part# for this module. I had the dealer or...
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