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1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Interior Heat VIN: 1FMCU24X9R
Vehicle came into our shop for coolant flush,thermostat request by customer because the temperature gauge was fluctuating and low heat inside the vehicle, the vent temps fluctuate with the engine temp, we flushed cooling system and heater core, replaced the th...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1727W
Truck came in with code Po 171 lean bank 1. Tested fuel pressure it was good and holds pressure. Fuel filter was completely blocked replaced it with air filter,Cam synchronizer was had a noise so it was replaced all at the same time. three weeks its back now p... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (lean bank 1), P00, 174 (lean bank 2)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
customer wanted new plugs, wires and coil pack. because engine idled rough. its was only rinning on four cyl. now does not hesitate on accel. but it idle very bad. real rough. acts like vacuum leak. smoke no leak. my next step tomorrow morening is compression ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Long crank VIN: 1FMYU04152
This Escape has an intermittant long crank.The fuel pressure is 60 psi and will hold for hours. The spark plugs are new and the maf and throttle body are clean. The IAC valve seems to be working, I can control it with the scanner and it reads exactly what the ... Trouble codes: P1406
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L53
thron into the mix on this e250, has cyl 1 misfire, customer claims it misses all the time and its just awful. lol. it doesnt miss all the time, occasionally at idle. have not found any vac leaks, cannot get it to misfire enough to diag it. anyone else seen th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0316, P0301
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTPX1452F
Hello, this vehicle was brought to our shop about one week ago. The customer originally brought it in complaining of a misfire and a rough idle, and said he had replaced the spark plugs and had his own code reader and could not retrieve any codes. We have trie...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71V48
This Crown Victoria belongs to the local Police Department, and is one of their cruisers. On new years day it died on them in a parking lot. We towed it to our shop, and found the #24 fuse blown. The #24 fuse in the central junction block had a power feed dire...

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2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Slightly poor idle VIN: 1FMEU73E97
After wasting time with my snap on scanner, I borrowed my neighborhoods Ford IDS. wow what a great scan tool. 15 minutes I found problem. Cylinder 4 and 2 looked bad on the contribution test. Under the fuel test injector 4 and 2 failed. New injectors. ...
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