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1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X7R
We replaced both head gaskets and refinished the heads. Problem of white smoke solved but still ran bad.installed 02 sensor no differance, ing module no differance. Fuel trim on left side is way high,it will stablize but bring off a idle and it shoots way up .... Trouble codes: 512 (Kam test failure)
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire
vehicle ran through puddle, injested water, bent #1 con rod. Replaced con rod on #1 cylinder. Now vehicle has misfire on #5 after running for one minute. Checked/swapped injectors, leakdown checked, compression good. Possibly lifters pumping or leaking down - ...
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX08W1W
Help please this ford is a good customer this truck as a history of po 304 occurs at first every couple months now will set code in about 10 days after driven about 20 miles #4 will start missing compression 160 ltf and stft both good i am going to try coil pa... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FTNW20F6X
I Have A 1999 Powerstroke that cranks over for about 20 seconds before it will start. Cold , Warm or hot does not matter if it sits a few minutes it is hard to start. I put new Motorcraft Batteries in. Removed Valve covers and looked for oil leaks while runnin...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FMZU62EXY
I have a situation with this Explorer and I need some help. This vehicle comes for maintenance and we found a sound in the belt area. When we check the belt its bad. We replaced the belt and tensioner. OEM Motorcraft. At 4 days the vehicle returns with same so...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU92133
please help! this escape came in needing a engine. we replaced it with a salvage yard motor. this is a 3.0 v6. the problem appears! no power at all! seems simple huh? list of things checked and replaced 1. mass air flow sensor 2 cam sensor 3 crank sensor. 4 ca...
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF12555
truck came in running like crap.replaced fuel filter checked press. with manual gauge in spec.checked on the road it is in spec.we checked convertors and they were screwed we replaeced them and it runs good till you hammer it and then it pops like hell and sur... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hello everybody, 05 ford focus zxw wagon with a very intermittent misfire then stall at intersection, never stall while driving. will start right back up with cel on and codes p0351,p0352,p0353,& p0354 ignition coil a circuits,also radio time resets intermitte... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P48
This problem occurs after the vehicle is driven approximately 50 min. It shuts down and won't restart for about an hour. It has died twice in same area going through highway dips. This one has me stumped. No codes are present. Check engine light is not lit. Trouble codes: P2623 (Injector control pressure circuit open last week code)

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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
thanks to everyone who replied to my post after my husband got back home scaned and found A.I.C valve bad he had never seen an A.I.C valve do this thanks to all once again.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU24E8X
I think I was led down the path by the humming noise and the fact I could not pinpoint it. That and the fact that you usually assume a new part is good. When some of you told me that the hum is from the IAC, I finally tried another one and this seems to have...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTNF20L73
Thanks for help all of u. Did end up replacing CJB and so far so good. It was acting up badly right before replacement and was ok afterwards. The truck is known however for going months before acting up. Guess we'll find out! Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low).
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L door ajar light & interior lights VIN: 1FMZU70EX3
Of course this ended up being a one in a million problem. This system sends out a 12V referance signal from the GEM(remove radio, located to the left of the radio) to the door ajar switches. When signal is grounded the GEM turns the dome lights on. Checked ope...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Sorry but I have not confirmed a fix for my truck. Well as the saying goes the last car to get worked on is your own. Some key points are: 1. Blend door works as it should 2. New heater core reflushed and same problem. 3. Auto hubs have been disabled for some ...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53U77
Well, I received several, several replies pointing right at the camshaft syncrhonizer being the cause of the problem. Apparently I am one of the very few techs that have not seen this problem before. The synchro is located at the rear of the engine where the...
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