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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Hard starting VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
I have a 88 Ford Ranger.. Came in for a rough running hesitation when hot intermittently after 15 miles of driving. After driving the truck and letting it run for a half hour or so it would act up, no power almost like a plugged cat. Then it would run fine for...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F9T
Hello, this F350 starts great, runs great except for stall concern. It stalls intermittently when the engine is returning to idle; this can be in gear while driving & slowing to a stop, driving & shifing into neutral, or setting still in park or neutral free r...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRWO8L71
having trouble getting the baro to reset after mass air flow replacement,, had po171,po174 trouble codes checked for vacuumleaks smoked test none found had rolling idle fixed with new IAC motor cant get rid of codes replaced mass air flow and cant get baro to ...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L monitors not reset VIN: 1FAFP40441
The car have hard time to complete Self test. EVAP, O2 Heater, O2 sensor, Cat monitors will not reset After 4 months driving. only EGR non-continus monitor and other continus monitors reset normal. Coolant temp normal 186~196 while driving. All O2 sensors test...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, no odb comnication VIN: 3FAFP373X3
Customer brought the car in said it has been running poorly since 11/10. Handed me autozone code sheets. No access to odb codes. Wire number 7 is dead. I preceded to check symptons and found a failed coil, #2 was dead. I also found #2 spark plug wire burned in... Trouble codes: B1359
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P23
We are pretty well versed on most diesels but have had very little experience with the 6.0. Customer wanted us to check glow plugs, complaint was that it is hard to start when cold. Engine runs good and power is good once started. No codes of any type in any m...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP33PX3
Customer drove to mailbox yesterday turned off the vehicle and could not turn the key to start. Key will not turn, vehicle will not start and we noticed the brake lights are not working. We have tried move the steering wheel which does not seem to be locked up...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L monitors will not se VIN: 1FMYU03144
Hi all We have this escape that has failed the state inspection because of a p0420. after replacing the cat the car has been driven several hundred miles in the course of weeks and still has not set the monitors. We checked to make sure the KAM fuse was not b...
2006 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: IFMFU205X6
#5 cylinder has a steady miss at all times. Replaced spark plug and swapped coil with adjacent cylinder, same results. LT fuel trim on bank 2 is +12% at all times, bank 1 is normal. Replaced fuel filter which was completely plugged, and some nasty stuff came o... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 Misfire)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 1LNHM82W8X
Hey all, I've been battling this Towncar for a few days but I'm gonna have to call in air support on this one. :) Two Main Concerns #1)I have about 6.6 to 7.5 volts present on the LTBLU/BLK Switch input wire to the servo, Flow chart calls for Batt. Voltage. I...

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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L driveline? VIN: 1FTZR15U3W
Just had the truck back this wednesday, we never pulled the shaft right out,just disconnected it from the diff. to check for ease of movement and was smooth as could be. When asked about long trips customer did say it would get worse, anyway I seperated the dr...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electric window, door locks,transfercase,dome lite VIN: 1FTWW33F0X
I would like to thank the people who replied to my request,although,one in particular was more arrogant than helpful,but, thanks anyway. Larry from Texas was bang-on, it was the GEM module that was the culprit.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15E21
Thank you all to the 17 replies i got. All were very good ideas but Glen hit it. After re-smoking this thing again I disconnected the battery cables and hooked them together for 10 min. to reset the KAM. Started it back up and it ran like new. The worst part w...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L low reverse VIN: 1FAFP44482
I guess I am only allowed 1 update so I will close this one and open a new request. I re torqued the valve body and installed a new filter. same deal flushed the lines over filled the trans all the same. I hooked up a pressure gauge to line pressure hot transm...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W73
Just wanted to say thanks for all who replied, yeah it turned out to be bad cam timing when you have off the wall fuel trims check all your basic checks first, and do a compression test and compare both banks. Your readings may seem good but both banks should ... Trouble codes: P0175.
2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L hazard VIN: 2FMZA57423
yess ! that wos instrument cluster. replace with used from the same year .difference only milages .. no programming for transponder . thanks for responds .
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTPW14525
Thanks for all the replies that can in on this vehicle. While most of the post said it was harmonic balancer the fan clutch was the problem. Although you could turn it either direction apparently it wasn't turning freely enough. When the engine would cran...
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L Steering VIN: 3LNHM26116
Well we replaced the rack again. All ford parts. Checked alignmaent again. Put car back on frame machine. Sent the car to another shop to have alignment chcked on their rack. No problems found. Now the car is at Ford and they are scratching their heads. The ca...
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