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1984 Ford Mustang L 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FABP2837E
car will start and idle fine. I can snap the throttle and rpm will jump up just fine. I go to drive the car and it will hesitate real bad and will stall. I checking ignition timing and was right at 10 degrees BTDC, ect was at 195 degrees, intake vacuum was at ... Trouble codes: 42 (Ego rich bank 1)
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W7R
bank 1 runs rich Lt trim max - St -, swaped pos1 o2s,still rich. New plugs and wires checked and rechecked firing order,injectors seem to drop and resistance all the same injectors 1 & 2 new, swaped 3&4 with 5&6, still rich inspect plugs 1&2 black 3&4 clean. S... Trouble codes: P0172
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FELF47FXV
Truck came in with a power problem rev's up fine to 2200 then from 2200 to 2900 it smokes vary badly and hesitates then from 2900 on it rev's up fast. Has good hpop pressure 625 IDLE 2495 WOT. Tested exhaust back pressure tube had a little carbon but not clogg... Trouble codes: P1272 (Cyl 2 high to low side open), P1293 (High side open bank one right), P1294 (High side open bank two left), P0196 (Engine oil temp sensor circut)
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Lifter type noise VIN: 1FTNS24L9Y
Another shop installed a remanufactured motor and intake manifold about 6 months ago and motor seemed to have a tap. Customer returned it to the shop and got the run-around and tech said there was nothing wrong with the motor and called it injector noise. Vehi...
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speed control VIN: 1FBSS31L63
thanks in advance for any tips that might help, this van belongs to my church and i am a regular driver, it has an intermitant cruise control problem that works ok for me almost all of the time but almost never for other drivers, i cannot duplicate this proble...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L headlights & speedometer VIN: 2FMZA51413
Need some help with this Windstar, Headlight and tail lights stay on all the time, key on or off the only way to turn them off is to disconect the battery or the FEM, the odometer is --- no tach or speedo all warning light are on. At times the headlights and t...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L tpms VIN: 1FMYU96H46
Have quite a few 06 escape hybrids in our fleet and lately (2 in the past week) after and dead battery we get a "tire monitor fault" message displayed in the cluster. We can relearn all the tire sensors no problem(get a horn chirp at each tire) but message rem...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Unknown VIN: ILNHM87A61
This vehicle has a hesitation/misfire felt under slight load between 40-50 mph. This is usually only felt going up a slight grade. Scanned the computer for codes and found no codes in either engine or transmission computer. This is the second Lincoln LS in the...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L hard steering VIN: 5LMFU27R03
has hard steering replaced rack and pump check suspension for binding its ok
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Electrical VIN: 1FABP64T6J
THANKS GUYS FOR YOUR INPUT. I ENDED UP LEAVING THE ORANGE WIRE FOR THE AUTO DIMMER UNPLUGGED FROM THE BACK OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH,THIS FIXED THE DRAW. THE CUSTOMER DIDNT WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY ON THIS VEH. HE WILL JUST TURN ON THE HEADLIGHTS MANUALLY FR...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, backfire VIN: 1FALP52U3V
The end fix so far seems to be a new wireset. The old set had about 6k resistance and replaced with 1k new wires. Had also replaced tps with no change in readings. Problem seemed to become stronger as fuel level dropped and really bad with the last 1/8-1/16 of...
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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
Ok Guy's this one is fixed and my suspesions were right, thanks for the info on the baro readings, Original maf was flipping around different readings, first time checked was 144, later 146 and eventually 150 at 150 I noted total fuel trims were actually getti... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L wiring harness VIN: 1FMNU42S1Y
sorry I havn't closed this yet truck is still sitting in the shop got 1 wiring harness used no where near close still waiting for a replacement. thanks for the help
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU92Z76
Hello group: Strap on your reading glasses, this is going to be good. I received 5 replies to my help request. Terry said a flex plate, Bill sais flex plate or chain, James agreed on the flex plate and bert said it might be the IMRC. Scott said to be careful ...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Instrument cluster VIN: 1LNLM82W8S
Thanks for being patient and for all your help, this car was not a high priority and the shop has been really busy. So it got shuffled to the side for several weeks. The root source of the problem ended up being shorted wiring coming from above the headliner g...
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