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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X1P
Vehicle came in for a "put - put sound after operating for a while" Test drove and found idle to be rough however vehicle has good power and acceleration. Scan tool shows LTFT on both banks at -31%, STFT at -15% @ idle. On acceleration LTFT -21% STFT -5%. Oxyg... Trouble codes: 132 (Bank 1 no o2 sensor switch - system rich), 173 (Bank 2 no o2 sensor switch - system rich)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTSW31F41
Hey all. I have a 4x4 that does not work. It has c1728 code. I have replaced the switch, because it tested bad. I checked the vacuum to the front end, it holds. The vacuum switch tested fine. I can command the gem module to turn on the light for the 4x4 system...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leaks
Hey guys thank you for your time.I am by no means a diesel technician,but i have this rig here that on first look seemed to have a rear main seal leak.After reading all the info i could get on iatn ,well it seems to be leaking at high pressure oil pump line fi...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Thanks in advance for any help on this. I put a new ac compressor in this car a few weeks ago. Now when you turn the compressor on the charging voltage falls to about 12 volts. Turn the ac off and it jumps right back up. Belt tension seems fine. Threw an alt. ...

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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L cylinder #6
thank you to those who replied to my question. i went into the job thinking id need to replace the lower intake gasket but hoping id only need to go as far as the upper gasket. i got lucky. being my own car i didnt want to spend the time diggin to far:) betwee...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
Well, only time will tell if this one is truly fixed. Last radiator went 6 months, 18,000 miles. The radiator felt very tight in its mountings. There was no give, which I would assume would cause the radiator to take a lot of flexing. The leak on the radiator ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
I guess you should stay with your first instinch. It was running so bad that i thought i still had misfire after tune up. i had looked at balancer but it did't look bad with belt. if i took belt off it wobled. so balancer fixed it thanks
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX30F9Y
Well, finally fixed this beast. Problem was the icp signal wire, blue with green tracer was rubbed near the connector on the left valve cover, this wire would intermitantly go to ground and cause my p1290 code. this is why the code would show up even when the ... Trouble codes: P1280 (Injection control pressure low).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTRX18W31
ordered premium brake parts as some of you had mentioned and so far no issues with the truck. Also got a chance to check out the trailers and brake controllers set up on this truck as well as others. Most were wired up wrong some did not work. As for trail...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F72
Hey first I like to say I appreciate all the help,all so a special thank To Harold and many other ho lead to the tank to find my trouble. After R/R the tank & removing the sending unit I did exactly what Harold told me to open up the little can & there I fin... Trouble codes: P1211 (I.c.p above below).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14594
Thank you to all whom replyed.. Customer is going to drive the veichle till the engine decides to grenaide cant afford a new engine. The oil plressure was low some times 30psi and some times 26psi. Found out oil presssure drops on one bank and the chain slaps ...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine VIN: 1FDAF56P55
hello,all you great technicians out there. thanx for all your time and maybe troubles you went through to help me on this one.and i got it fixed too!the problem was that the screen on the ipc sensor broke and got stuck in it.so the valve was stuck open. replac...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L ac door VIN: 2MFGM35J65
Thanks for the replies. The customer has not returned so far with the car so i don't have any new information at this time. Being the car was stuck blowing hot air i can't see him driving it this way for long once it warms up unless he gets rid of the car.I w...
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