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1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel smell VIN: 2FACP73W0N
hello friends, have a weird one. this crown vic will intermittently have a fuel smell quite strongly in vehicle. i've tried to eliminate variables (ie car being in hot sun, cold start etc) nothing seems to add up. i have smoke checked this fuel system and no l...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Car came in with intermittent cold air, hooked up gauges, found readings to high and low gauge would go into vacume right away. Causing the compressior to cycle. Recycled old freon, evaced system and recharged it. It was working great I reached in and grabbed ...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF25H4S
Hey guys, another stumper. I have no codes, runs great, but I noticed that approx 1800 rpm this thing will jump in and out of closed loop. When this happens my cruise gas readings go off and my lambda jumps to a 1.61 AF ratio 25.77 to 1. No smoke, no ping, jus...
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
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L cams VIN: 1FDWF36S4X
basicaly wondering if any body has any other proven ways to properly diagnose cam timing out of phase without the use of pressure transducers. got one here with p0171,174 repair history shows, many repeats, check engine light was covered with a sticker, ltft b...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Lttrimswitching VIN: 1FAFP44401
Vehicle came in wanting an emissions certificate,with random missfires.we replaced plugs and such,wound up with a very good running engine,i thought.we utilyze the ph2 program to initiate non continuous moniters to run .we cannot get the catalyst or evap syste...
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...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A73
Verified wires to and from the controller, tested ok. Everything is pointing towards a reprogram/ecu. Trouble codes: P2110, P2107
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14555
Had this truck come in with a P0308 - #8 misfire. Misfire at idle only and is most noticeable when cold and goes away almost completely when warm. Runs great under load. Replaced all spark plugs with motorcraft & moved #8 Coil to #5, misfire is still in #8. Re... Trouble codes: P0308
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FDXE45PX6
have a long crank/no start when hot. Runs fine when started. Have the hp pump test adapter for air pressure check and can hear a significant leak from left bank. The sound doesn't change with command of the IPR but have done other tests to verify the IPR valve...

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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP52U6R
thanks for all the replies. i did not want to close until i knew for sure it was fixed. i put a new stator/pickup assembly in distributor and its been working fine. i try using oem parts when it comes to sensors and ignition but once and a while time or money ... Trouble codes: 211 (pip sgnal erratic).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36P3Y
First, I would like to say sorry for the long wait. I had the vehicle here for some time, and didnt take it as first priority. The main fault bad wiring by the shock tower, was mentioned by a member. I first changed the pigtail connector, and was going to leav... Trouble codes: P0351 (Primary Ignition Fault).
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L Eng/trans/exh VIN: 3FAFP37Z94
I was surprised that all the responses indicated motor/trans mount problems and not exhaust issues or engine mechanical issues. I inspected all mounts and all seem okay. Found bulletin for debris getting into one of the mounts and saw no problem. Further in...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU73E74
thanks to all that responded so quickly mark w. was very close on this one and dan g. nailed it on the head! i put the battery cables on this morning and i checked 15 minutes later and the rear wiper motor was so hot you could feel the heat in the wiper arm an...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXE45P34
THANK YOU ALL!!! Info was good the wires under turbo was it. Re-taped and put a heater hose around wires. Road Tested runs good !! pry bar worked great to find short. Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in Circuit Fault), C1284 (Oil pressure switch Fault), P2614 (CMP Signal output circuitopen), P2617 (CKP Signal output circuitopen).
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L no charge VIN: IFAHP34N36
Thank You all for the help. I never got any info as a positive alternator test after ENSURING the wiring is solid, as in, energize X colored wire & it should charge, which may help someone else in the future, if someone knows this info, maybe they can add...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU86W44
pay attention to this one fellas! after tryin another PCM & Throttle body motor still had same problem!! F**K !! So now I really stress & stay up late lookin at wiring diagrams & stumble on a wiring diagram of the cruise control circuit. on the main engine per... Trouble codes: P0121 (ECT throttle position sensor circuit), P0606 (PCM internal communication error), P2104 (TAC system forced idle), P2110 (TAC system forced limited RPM), P2135 (ETC TP sensor A/B correlation).
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