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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJF35M1N
This truck was brought in with a coast-down stall complaint. I road tested to verify. The stall occurs any time you depress the clutch and roll to a stop, although it will immediatly restart. There are no power loss problems, no miss, and I've noticed that if ...
1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L headlights VIN: KNJPT05H7P
93 Festiva, customer complains of headlights intermittently shutting off. I found when I turn the headlights on something near the battery will buzz, sounds like a relay sticking, then the headlights might or might not work. Customer syas the battery light wil...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FASP15J3T
Vehicle idles at 680 rpm,as soon as you touch acelerator or rev engine,the idle speed goes to 1800 for 20 seconds and slowly comes down to 1000, then slowly to 700.when driving,if you approach a stop light the idle will be too high.disconnecting tps has no eff...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU1863X
Searched archives and researched napafix and found a few suggestions on re-setting but to no avail.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP36311
fuel pump fuse blows when cranking. disconecting fuel pump has no effect, with fuel pump control module unpluged fuse dosnt blow,. before i spend the money on the module has anybody come across this problem
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF17271
Customers concern is a hesitation under slight load with no engine light on. Found no codes in the system. Wet down the ignition wires and found them to be arching. Replaced the wires and inspected the plugs. Found all plugs to be in good condition. Mis-fire s...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTRA53JCF
Recently replaced the engine in this rig, used. Got everything back together, and while performing our final tests found the windshield wipers continue to run even with the switch turned off. All functions on the switch (intermittenet, low, high) operate norma...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU92Z76
Hello group: The escape came in from another garage, and it belongs to a friend's nephew. When it pulled up it sounded EXACTLY like a diesel engine. Noise seemed to be coming from up top towards the rear of the valve cover. I asked him what had happened prior...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Surge VIN: 1LNHM86S53
Vehicle came in with Idle Hunting up and down. Fuel trims were indicating a vacuum leak. Those are all repaired at this point. We still have an unstable Idle. It doesn't seem to be like the normal hunt up and down this is more like an engine with a high lobe c...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W8V
I have narrowed problem down to a shorted 5v referance that occurs when under acceleration or breaking fast when backing up or dropping into drive at elevated rpm. I am UNABLE to duplicate power breaking at a stop. Just looking for possible known issue with se...

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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L high low side psi VIN: 1FBSS31S9W
Now that the weather is cooler its difficult to pry the van away from the school. I will post after this is closed for actual fix. Thanks to each of you that replied. A tech line suggested that the under oil charge 8 oz. vs. 13 could cause the compressor to...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
Thanks for all the suggestions. The TP circuit was shorted to ground due to a rodent chewing through the harness at the back side of the intake manufold. Repaired wiring, cleared code and a drive cycle was completed. When jumping accross TP and VREF the scan... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS sensor circuit).
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36323
I want to start off by saying "Thank you" to everyone who replied to my help request. The intake manifold and air intake were smoked out and no leaks were found. The PCV hoses are in serviceable condition. Disconnecting the O2 sensors and even plugging in new ... Trouble codes: P2196 (B1S1 O2 sensor always rich).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P95
Thanks guys for all the help. What we found after duing a pressure test was that the IPR had failed, we had no control of it and upon removel of the IPR we found the screen and the o-ring was blown off. Replaced IPR and truck started and ran like a champ. T...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Stall no restart Hot VIN: 1FTSW21P26
The actual problem turned out to be a leak in the o-rings on the standpipes as well as the "quick release" fitting at output of the hp oil pump. Replaced these and it runs as it should.
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: FTSW20R89E
Well it was as I thought and 3 others helped me conferm, it needed a high pressure pump, thanks for the help, sometimes I need reassurance before I spend someone elses money Thanks Trouble codes: 0088 (high fuel pressure).
2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L Blend doors VIN: 1LNHM84W37
After we changed the blend door actuator and we still didn't have any luck we dug deeper. We examined the harness plug going to hvac control. Low and behold there was 3 melted wires in the plug. So what caused the pug to melt? Som nuclei head hooked up an ...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power assist/brakes VIN: 2MEFM74W05
Thanks for the help guys. After further discussion with my tech and the vehicle owner it was determined that the noise was worse with the new/reman booster. Installed another booster and problem is now gone. Cardone strikes again!
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