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1995 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHF36H5S
Hi guys, this one has me really stumped. The truck will start up but seconds after it starts cutting out. Almost like the spark shuts off but spark never goes away. I checked everything i could think of that would be at fault(coil, stator, map, tps, fuel pres...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality
Thanks in advance for everyones help. This Ranger has a really rough idle, running very rich, and somtimes will stall. Only at idle. Had a code p0131, O2 sensor contamination/ voltage shift. Went through chart, which checks wiring between O2 and pcm. All appea... Trouble codes: P0131
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: 1FMRU18WOW
Need help on this one badly. Have been trying different things for a week. Engine idles rough, low power on acceleration. Sets code for bank 2 lean. Long term adaptive fuel is +25 for bank 2 and about -10 for bank 1. Smoke tested for vacuum leaks. Dropped exha... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L front brakes VIN: 3FALP113XW
This car came in with blown out wheel cylinders and the customer kept driving until completely empty and still drove it in to the shop. We replaced the wheel cylinders, shoes and hardware. We also found the seals in the master were leaking so that got replaced...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ignition-fuel VIN: 1FAFP52SXW
Car came in on the hook. I started it right up. Owner said would crank but not start. Scanned found 1 body code B1845 ignition tamper circuit fault. Cleared code and test drove. ABS light flickered on for a couple seconds and went off. Checked for codes none f...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMRU18WXW
Hello, I have a 1998 expedition at my shop thats driving me crazy,If you acell at a normal rate when it goes to shift into third it flares up then shifts,but not all the time,if you keep it around 2000 rpm it will never do it,I dont want to call it a slip ,the...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, wont idle VIN: 1FAFP33P92
this car will turn on and be perfectly fine you wot the throttle or partial and wont respond at all after a few seconds it will slowly rev up sometimes you have too pump the gas for it to rev up owner of car said car overheated but very slightly had a crack in...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93173
My tech replaced valve cover gaskets and spark plugs. Now we have a misfire code on cylinder four. The exhaust is getting very hot. What could have been done wrong or not done. The old intake gaskets were reused if this matters. We swapped plugs and ignition c... Trouble codes: P0304
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP55U13
once in a great while their will be trans fluid on ground, but car does not seem to leak at all times. believe it leaks from the fill tube, ran dye through system and even that is hard to trace knowing that the car don't leak all the time. replaced vent tube b...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Van Will Drop RPM under load @ about 3,000 Rpm Water in Fuel Light comes on & Glow plug light Rpm will drop under 2,000 rpm. APP will not respond till lights go out Cat was broken removed cat still have Drop in rpm fuel psi 55 all the time. Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in Circuit Fault), C1284 (Oil pressure switch Fault), P2614 (CMP Signal output circuitopen), P2617 (CKP Signal output circuitopen)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W75
Engine runs and drives Ok Idle. While under cruise condition around 35 to 50 MPH Engine feels as if has a (chuggle). More so at 35 MPH is noticeable, Checked fuel pressure Voltage with chart comparison from Alldata 2.8 volts should be reading 40 PSI mechanical...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L wheel/hub/diff? VIN: 1FTSW31P74
just found out today that truck has been making this noise since day one . who ever installed the lift kit didn't know about drive line angles and vibrated the rear pinion nut loose "opps" and thats when I inherited this beast.started with rebuilding rear diff...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTPW12546
Need some assistance on this Ford, First off I would like to say thank you in advance for any help in this problem child. This truck came in with low power on accelation and bucking while driving. There is a what seem to be a valve train tick on the passenger ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0300
2008 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Starter VIN: 2FAHP71VX8
Hey ford / crown vic police techs. It seems this problem is only with the 'o8 police crown vics, so far. The #1 fuse in the central junction box (for the transmission range sensor) keeps intermittently popping. This particular cruiser has had the trans range c...
1992 Mercury Villager 3.3L Transmission VIN: 4M2ZV12T82
This van came to my shop with a DTC P0300/Random Cylinder Misfire last week. After removing upper intake manifold to gain access to injectors I found that #3 injector was faulty and it was replaced. I reassembled the system and cleared the codes, road tested t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMPU18L8Y
The information and the FIX I am about to post will be lengthy, but only because I want to try and provide as much of the information I and my father and uncle have learned along this journey. I hope this post will provide the necessary information to someone...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73W04
Got this one fixed. Test drove vehicle and swithched T-case from auto to 4 high when bumping was present. "bumping" stopped so returned to the shop and measured all 4 tires. They ranged from 92 inches all the way to 93.75 inches. All are the same brand and the...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L speedometer VIN: 2FAFP71W96
We have replaced the speedometer circuit board. This took care of the issue. Thank you for the good advice.
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Hvac
Update: 08-10-10 After I received all these great replies, I went looking for some of the chemical disinfectants mentioned, with no success. So, I sprayed a half a can or so of standard Lysol aerosol into the HVAC air intake, with the blower on high and th...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 1FTXW42R98
Hello everyone, Well, after several attempts to get the Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor (#3) - aside note, all three EGT sensors are the same # at dealership - yesterday, I finally had the correct sensor delivered by my local dealership. The part was installed... Trouble codes: P242D, P242E, P2123 (Throttle position sensor / switch D circuit high), P2127 (Throttle position sensor / switch E circuit low).
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
To fix the problem we ended up installing a strut and spring kit .Thanks for all the replies. Earl
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