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1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FARP13J3R
Head scratcher on the back burner now to the front burner because I got a 2000 Ford Windstar mini van in with the exact same symptoms. Hard to start - runs for a couple seconds and dies - dies sooner or no start at all if gas pedal is held down. Seems to billo... Trouble codes: P1116 (Coolant Temp Sensor -- KOEO test)
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31HXR
This van is killing me. Engine misfires and it is almost as if the key has been momentarily shut off or timing circuit is goofy. you can hear it detonate when it happens. It has been to another shop and had a complete tune up done and they did a good job. It s...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start
This vehicle loses the oil from the reservoir in the hpop. The question I have to ask, is where does the oil to replace it come from? If the reservoir is refilled, then the truck will start and run until the oil in the reservoir is gone. The shop replaced the ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
Runs and idles fine on carb cleaner but smokes like crazy out of the exhaust. Seems like white smoke/vapor/raw fuel??. Van won't start up on it's own for more then maybe 2 seconds with extended crank. Fuel Pressure is 30+ KOEO. If I try to hold the pedal down ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3451W
We have a 2001 Focus here. It will not start until you pour fuel down the throttle body. After that, it will continue to run normally throughout the rest of the day. We have tested the fuel pressure and it is below specs. We have tried two FRP's (fuel pressure...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P63
came in complaint of no power up hill, took on drive up local grade 45 mph tops, came back to shop had multiple codes as i have listed, shut vehicle off to check a couple of things then it would not start, the oil pressure gauge in dash was not coming up while... Trouble codes: P2263, P0102, P0113, P0401, P0403, P0404
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14594
Gentlemen I hope you can help me on a bad end to a good day. We had this truck in for state inspection, brakes, etc and while it was here the owner ask us to check for the cruise not working. Since it would not even turn on we checked for a possible fuse prob... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC System-Forced Engine Shutdown)
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU73E75
Good morning all i have this exploder my sales department sold 2 days ago with a noise in the engine.the service manager ordered a junkyard engine for this thing,my question is do i have to remove transmission first or can i get it out conventional style,cherr...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Stall, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FDWF37PX6
has anyone hear about the new fords 05-06 fuel tank lining coming apart because of fuel??? have a good customer has truck at ford for warranty there are telling him the fuel he is using causes the lining to come off the tank and his fuel looks like graphite, n...
2007 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U57
This truck was purchased by a friend of mine for his business. The truck was stalling at stops and surging at idle. I checked the obvious stuff, starting with the maf sensor. When I removed the air filter it was completely saturated in oil, as well as the maf ... Trouble codes: P2196 (bank 1 sensor 1 not switching from rich), P2198
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Oil Presure VIN: 1LNHM87A94
We had the vehicle driven in for some misfire issues , drove the vehicle 12 miles cam back started the vehicle several times while running test. When we went to check the injector driver the engine started and failed to have oil pressure (noise and oil light o...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire
One for you Lincoln guys. Got this LS 3.0 that will misfire, hesitate ans backfire usually under acceleration.Throttle body has been replaced to cure associated codes and intake gaskets replaced to cure vacuum leaks. No codes now. It runs fine until it warms u...

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1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L smoking VIN: 1FTHX26KRK
The Truck is smoking alot less, i checked for air bubbles in the system and found none, I checked for the cold start valve operation and it wasent moving at all and I manually moved it and the truck started fine with a small amount of smoke probelly normal for...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77E91
Thanks for the help. It did end up being a ground issue. It was the one on the radiator support by the LF headlight which I believe is G101,102,103 and 104. Since I was more focused on the ABS side of it all, I didn`t do the voltage drops or load test on the P... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L low power at times VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
After replacing Intake manifold gaskets, fuel injector o-rings, mass air flow sensor, and hitting my head against a brick wall a few times, I replaced both front o2 sensors with dealer sensors, and so far, so good. Not sure why that would make a difference, th... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153.
2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU02Z16
replaced ecm and reprogramned the ecm was bad causeing the o2 heater codes thankyou for your responses Trouble codes: P0053, P0054.
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Heater VIN: 1FMCU92Z37
Thanks for all the suggestions- problem was self inflicted. Tech left a plug on heater hose at lower thermostat housing. Removed power steering pump to check for blockage and poor flow. Found end cap stuck inside hose. Heater operation is great now. Thank...
2006 Mercury Milan 2.3L Compressor clutch VIN: 3MEFM07Z96
HAH!!! Fixed!!! Was a broken wire. The white/brown wire from pcm to A/C relay broken in the harness at the curve under the master cylinder. Thanks for the help. You guys are great!!!
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