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1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNJLT06H2V
to try to make this short stft bank 1 sensor 2 always at 99.2% never changes this car has been hacked to death appears new 02 sensors tps sensor and lots of wire probeing i know that the fuel trim is high due to a lean condition or percieved lean condition can...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chain rail VIN: 1FMDU34E8V
hello,I am a european repair guy delving into a friend's explorer.She parked it three years ago,fired it up and brought it in for inspection.Well it ran perfectly for a while,then the engine started ticking,and after five minutes it got real loud. Well i pull...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Hello Ford Techs, This Explorer runs beaufiful until it gets warmed up. Once warm, it idles sluggish (does not misfire) and at 35 mph it bucks somewhat(turning the OD off makes no difference). It used to buck violently at 35, but the new MAF has tapered it do... Trouble codes: P1000 (Obd ii checks incomplete)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C4X
hi guys, i am at my witts end on this one. truck came in for no power, hesitation. it was misfiring barely ran. plug wires were worn through and plugs worn out. started with plugs and wires. no change. same cylinders misfire. dug in more did compression test ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1130Y
HELP!! This Ford has been beating us up badly. Only problem is intermittent stall at idle while pressing clutch pedal. We have looked at crank sensor with tracing scope while moving clutch pedal up and down,checked crankshaft end play. Removed clutch pedal swi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mil On VIN: 1FTNW21F41
This truck has been setting codes for 1-2 shift. I believe they were P0781 and P0731. I sent it to my long time (100 plus units) transmission shop and they rebuilt the transmission. The codes are still coming back at times and we have also pulled a p0733 out o...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F62
Customer installed new drain valve on fuel filter housing, since then the engine will not run, theft light is flashing. Cannot get any communication with the pcm. Can communicate with other modules. Checked everything in the area he worked in - could not see a...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMNU43S92
hello everyone, the customer towed in the car complaining of a crank but no start problem. he said the truck would intermittently start but stall after a few seconds. hooked up my ids scanner and got code p0320. replaced crank sensor several times, and even p... Trouble codes: P0320
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55223
Car will crank and not run-seems to happen after a heavy rain-last time in -3 months ago- we came up with a pcm due to the fact that the ses lamp would not light with KOEO.Its back today with the same issue-no ses lamp at KOEO-and it cranks with no start-as so...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMZK02185
Vehicle has a no start condition in the morning. The customer states that they have to hold the throttle open to start the engine.The vehicle was brought in for testing and while here it would start and run rough breifly then smooth right out. We replaced plug... Trouble codes: P0316 (missfire occured in the 1st 1000 rpm)
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Engine overheating losing coolant VIN: 1LNLM97V6S
This is a close friend's car, the initial complaint was overheating at idle which went away upon acceleration. Thought it was a dead ringer for fans but when I looked at the car a couple days later I noticed his heat wasn't working even with engine at normal t...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Blend Door VIN: 1LNFM81W7E
hello everyone looks like someone has been in this one before.blend door is broke.someone put a small hose clamp on the shaft.were the clamp was the pices fell down inside the case.i read that sometimes the blend door motor will keep going round and round and ...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Loss of line pressure VIN: 3MELM66L3W
Hello. This vehicle came in with a loss of gears when hot. I test drove it cold at got about 2 miles when it started slipping, continuing until I had no forward or reverse movement. Turned car off and waited 30 seconds, restarted and all was well for a block o...

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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1FTRE1420X
The blower motor was the problem, Thanks to everyone who replied
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP663XY
I would like to thank everyone who replied the the problem was there is too much play in the crankshaft Thanks again
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hey sorry about the delay...didn't get a call back from the customer for about a week then my internet service had to be repaired and la-de-dah...It turns out that I didn't have an excessive draw. After I had posted I hooked up the scanner and read bc...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Transfer Case shift VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Thank you all for your reponse. As my first employer in Minneapolis told me, "You have to tune up the vehicle, then ride with them for a week to teach them how to drive". After we shifted the transfer case into 2 WD by grounding the relays under the hood an...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR45E14
Upon closer inspection the dealership pulled the plug on the transfer case to find the fluid full of metal shavings. Based upon this finding they replaced the transfer case and the customer has had no problems since.
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No power @ highway s VIN: 2MEFM75W5X
At this point we have contacted customer and advised him of his situation with fuel pressures and converters. We could never duplicate the customers performance issues so these two repairs are being suggested.
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