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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP31357
This one has got me frustrated. This customer came in complaining of a lack of power and poor Idle quality. I ended up finding a bad PCV valve and hose/line, a bad MAF, and i did plugs and wires per request by customer too. It has some power now but at operati... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater circuit)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L P/S Pump VIN: 1FTNW21F61
Thanks to all who reply,vehicle has no p/s assist on pavement or when brakes are applied.replaced the hydraboost unit with part from napa but still the same.steering also gets stiff turning to the left at end of travel.truck is also lifted.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L A/c VIN: 1FBSS31L11
Hi guys we have this problem with this e-350 we been trying to fix a problem related to the rear a/c unit everything seems normal. Good cold a/c to the front vents and good blower pressure to rear vents but for some reason,no cold tenp to rear vents,check the ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Owner drove this diesel about 3 hours, turned it off, no problems evident during entire drive. Next morning it cranks but won't start. No codes in KOEO or memory, passes injector buzz test. Fuel pressure is a little high, spec. says 60 psi, has 80 psi KOEO and...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Hello, this vehicle intermittently will crank and not start - when this happens there is no injector pulse. There are no codes, and the 12 volt supply is present while cranking, the pcm is not switching the injectors. There is rpm reading and there is spark wh...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P83
Hello eveyone. We have a powerstroke giving us fits! It will intermittently have a "dead" accelerator pedal while accelerating. Vehicle will not stall, just go back to idle. If you coast for a bit, it will regain its throttle and run normal again. While this o... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP output / open), P2617, P0278 (Cylinder 6 contribution)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14515
Truck runs good untilit gets hot. Thenhas a slight intermitent misfire on cylinders 5, 6, # 8. Mainly #5. Swapped #5 &#1 coils. no change Swapped # 5 & #1 injectors . no change. Checked Coil driver circuit from pcm to coils and found no short circuits or high ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil 4 citcuit), P0355 (Ignition coil 5 citcuit), P2006
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L speedometer VIN: 2FAFP71W96
Unit is a come back, Original mechanic is out sick. and there is not much information. I can provide as to the previous repair. Other than operators are having a difficult time reading Odometer. as far as I Can tell dash lights do not seem to be affected.
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L horn VIN: 1ZVFT85H57
I have a 07 ford mustang with a 4.6 that intermittently when you shut the car off it will remain running and the horn will start to honk steady every thing stays powered up and you can have the keys out and then the pats light will start to blink i believe the...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
Is there a way to pump the sys. up with out a Ford scanner,I know the air bags solinoids can still be bad.
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM5OU9W
Vehicle towed in for a no start condition, found to have an intermittent no start. When the engine doesnt start the Power windows do not operate. There are no condes in memory Vehicle has spark and fuel injection pulse, but no fuel pressure and pump does not...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, buck VIN: 2MEFM74W9X
car started acting up three years ago. Would randomly buck under a steady load. If you accelerated or decelerated would smooth out. Did not act up every time car was driven. Did not set any codes. Made no difference in drive or overdrive. Didn't matter wet, dr... Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire)

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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L suspension VIN: 1FALP4446V
Thanks to all for your input! From the replies that I received we quoted a transmission fluid and filter exchange and add some Wynn's shudder addative. However, the customer declined the repairs. (No, I couldn't believe it eather)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L tiing chain tensioners VIN: 1FTDX1HWXV
None of the replies helped, we had already covered everything suggested to check. We pulled the oil pan and found the connecting rod on cylinder #1 bent, probably from a hydrolic lock. Th bent rod was causing the piston to contact the crankshaft counter weight...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Temperature VIN: 1FAFP36321
thanks to all that replied, i did pull the radiator sent to a local rad shop it was approx 10% clogged 3 tubes, had repairs made, found small amount of debris cought between radiator and condenser, installed and used air lift to fill and bleed system. ran car...
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPW14V17
I would like to thank all who replied. Well this is fixed. We used up all our resources, so off to the dealer it went. They could not fix it right away so they called Ford directly. Ford sent an engineer to the dealer. They found a bad anti-slosh module, ...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW31R78
Cust. said OK to renew DPF,EGR and reset PCM. Takes special multipiece puller to extract EGR {$600}. EGR siezed in bore, took a lot of pressure on puller to remove and broke bottom seat half of of EGR valve. Had to polish bore with an emerycloth flapper wheel ... Trouble codes: P0404, P1335, P2452, P2463, P246C.
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W33
thanks again for the help.russel from florida gave a good "heads up"about the wiring at the rear of the lt cyl head,which was ok. the problem was in the trunk(circuit goes through car,through trunk,to evap vent solenoid).the factory cd changer had loosened up,... Trouble codes: P0443, P0446, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161.
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