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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire
came in missing code p0305, had same thing before owner tuned it up. removed upper phenume (sp?) checked injectores 14 ohms but went and installed a new injector anyways with new gaskets too. compression is 160 psi has spark and injector pulse. at a loss .. an... Trouble codes: P0305
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14UXW
With fuel shut off, engine cranks normally. When fuel turned back on, doesn't crank normally, but hesitates like timing is off. With TDC mark on harmonic dampener lined up with timing mark, cam synchro intallation tool lines up at 38 degrees per shop manual. P...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L #4cyl VIN: 1FAFP56S11
Car has misfire on cyl 4 only,70lbs compression.Now here is the confusing part,if we put 92 octane fuel with two ozs of marvel mystery oil the CEL light goes off and compression goes up to 130 lbs.After one week of that we ran just 92 fuel and car was fine.Aft...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K23
This vehicle has an intermittent condition where bank 1 02 sensor will go to omv, idle rough and sometimes die, condition will last 5-10 minutes then suddenly begin switching rich lean normally again. Bank 2 and downstream sensors stay normal.
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, occassional backfire VIN: 1FMYU93143
Good evening everyone. we have a Ford Escape here that is beating us up pretty well. Vehicle came in with an oil leak only...ran great. Replaced both headgaskets, and sent heads to machine shop for resurfacing and pressure check...heads were resurfaced, and pr...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P65
First things first: GRRRRRRRRRRRR! This vehcile came to us with a multitude of customer complaints and problems. Upon initial diagnosis, we found that on a cold start, vehicle would have and extended crank time(almost 60 sec) and misfire upon start. Lots of bl... Trouble codes: P0267 (Cylinder 3 injector circuit low), P0341 (Camshaft position sensor circuit performance), P0679 (Cylinder 4 glow plug circuit), P2290 (Icp too low), P0611 (Fic module performance)
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMCU93118
Trans fluid full and not burnt. All other shifts and gears operate normal. When commanded to 2nd, you can barely feel it try then it is right back into first (same with manual shifting), until rpm and speed are high enough for 3rd. Then it is fine. I didn't no...

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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L power steering filter VIN: 2FALP57U0T
well i think we got it. thanks to all the replies. we cleaned out the inlet of the p/s res and ran a new line from the filter to the res and of course a new filter and we have not seen or heard of it since. we didnt reall see anything during the cleaning of th...
1999 Ford Escort Sport 2.0L engine noise,stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
I have not FIXED this car yet ,but I did find the cause of my problems.This vehicle was involved in a pretty significant front end collision before my customer purchased it.I found with the help of you tech's a damaged metal trans line on top of trans.Someone...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L53
well,finally got time to work on this bad machine. turns out that captain fix-it that worked on it last installed a cheap coil, which in turn, was defective. used a coil-on-lug wand for a quick look and it looked a little funky. scoped the coil on #1 and it de... Trouble codes: P0171, P0316, P0301.
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