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1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
Need a Little help here ford techs. I have checked All possible causes for what this engine is doing.fuel pressure,crank signal,firing order-both intake and exhaust,maf sensor,tps,and both o-2 sensors.all check out good.this engine is in a constant state of mi... Trouble codes: P0320
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1468W
Fellow techs. This vehicle came in barely running. We replaced the plugs and wires as they were original and there was no change. We discovered that the coil on the driver side was not firing at all so we were only running on four cylinders. After relplacing t...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5149W
rain water is creating hydrolock of engine. fresh air vent for cabin air drain was clogged, causing water to overflow onto engine. can't figure out how water is getting in engine, we smoke tested engine intake and pcv system and found no leaks other than egr v...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FMRU15L0Y
Everything we have done has progressivly made the truck run better, I am just baffled that when I watch the o2 on the scanner under full throttle accel the o2 drops to lean but the other one goes to full rich like its supposed to, i also think under full throt... Trouble codes: P0471
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, hard start VIN: 3FTNX21F01
I havent worked on many diesels, go easy on me hard start,no start, my question is how to check injectors and injector o-rings. also where to check compression, air filter housing was broken and unfiltered air had been getting into motor. kam error code p... Trouble codes: P0603, P0284, P0266
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FMCU04181
This vehicle was brought in from another shop, after they rebuilt trans. Issue is the starter will self engage after engine running about 90% of the time. It has a new starter, ign switch and relay. We've traced wiring, nothing pinched, all connection clean an...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWX33F91
Powerstroke Guru please respond. INTERMITANT! Thought at first I was chasing a hot soak issue, but then it would stall during the first 3 minutes cold. Can drive for over 20 miles, no problem, then stalls when driving. also stalls at idle. Have monitored ICP, ... Trouble codes: P1316 (Idm codes present), P1282 (Icp excessive), P0340 (Cmp ckt failure)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
Hello, This 2004 ford F-150 5.4l has a dead skip on cold start up, first 30-45 seconds then starts to clear with a minor miss on # 2 for approx another minute then clears up. Codes are p0302 misfire #2 and p0316 misfire first 10000 revs. Initial vehicle came i... Trouble codes: P0302, P0316
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L left rear tail/signal VIN: 1FAFP36P54
this car cam in with no left rear signal and tail light. Replaced the signal switch, but this did not help. Signal will work sometimes but blink fast. scaned system and code B1499 "left turn signal circuit fault" keeps coming up. I have looked and can not find...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21P75
This vehicle has no starting, lack of power, or drivability problems, but the MIL is coming on now every 150 miles or so with P0299 as the only stored code. First saw P0299 in late 2008 @ 118,000 miles but was set with P2287 (ICP fault. Replaced ICP sensor and... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost)
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine VIN: 1FDAF57P17
We have a noise coming from left front of engine sonds like a belt type noise worst at idle that we cannot seem to pinpoint without tearing down the whole engine we have removed the belt to elminate any componets there we also removed the left valve cover and ...
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: FTSW20R89E
This is for a good friend of mine, he lives a ways away so I have not tested it myself, this is what he has wrote to me on it at around 175k the truck went into limp mode [hot day in july],took to dealer and code came up as 0088, to much fuel pressure. ford r... Trouble codes: 0088 (high fuel pressure)
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Warning Chime (buzzes) VIN: IMELM6248R
HI Y'all!! This cougar XR7 has buzzing from warning chime Key on or running. The chime works for key in switch and lights on . There are warning no lights on dash that stay on. The seat belt and door ajar lights work normally. The check gauges works as well. T...

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1991 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y0M
thanks for taking the time to respond. the tims have it, and jerry, and dan. the problem was my gauge. it reads around 150 psi as soon as you put more the 20 psi to it. i dont understand y or how, and i dont care. i smashed it after i bought a new one, yes th... Trouble codes: 112 (ECT indicated 250deg / circuit grounded).
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Hey guys, thanks for the help. Had to have the ride computer relearned. A local shop has the programming equipment, didn't have to go to dealer. Now sits at correct height.
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire, vibration VIN: 1FDAF57F42
The shake still remains. The consensus is that an injector or injectors were damaged by low fuel pressure. We tried removing the valve covers and disconnecting the injectors one at a time while watching the mass fuel desired. They all had seemed to be the sa... Trouble codes: P0284.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Lifters VIN: 2MELM74W0S
I tried pulling the valve covers and working the valves with a valve tool, but the valves are so stuck we cleared more time with the customer and need to pull the spring and seal an try carb cleaner and working the valve, so the carb cleaner can actually make...
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