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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
vehicle came in with misfire, hessitation, backfire, on acceleration. we scaned ecm, no codes. we scoped maf ,ok, we scoped tps, ok, we unplugged tps, same symptoms. we scoped crank sensor, have a good pattern even when messing up. we loose spark, still have n...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ignition switch actuator VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
does anyone know how to remove the actuators that connect the ignition lock cylinder to the ignition switch. this one is broken but i have no idea how to remove them from the column. thanks in advance.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F11
Truck came into shop running roughly with no power. scanned and found code 1670 idm failure. inspected wiring and connectors and found no problems. replaced idm module and truck still ran poorly. however, this time it had code p1316 idm fault code stored. rein... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM codes stored)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP56S61
Thanks in advance. Looking for some input, replaced fuel pump at 129,000 with Motorcraft pump,approx 3 months ago,and then again 2 weeks ago thinking it was a defective pump. Tonight no-start again no fuel pressure. Is there a common issue with this vehicle in...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L injectors?
03 6.0 powerstroke, Starts, misfires, smoke steady,stalls. On restart attempt hydro lock, wait 1/2 hour repeat same thing all over? Any hints Thanks Xerx.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P45
Hey guys I have a mess. Really want to see how well this diesel would survive a direct hit with a train but don't think my customer would agree. Sorry for the long post but here goes. It will cut out like you just shut the key off momentarily driving down the ... Trouble codes: P0272 (Cyl 4 Contribution / Balance)
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L guages,power windows, radio VIN: 1FDXE45S96
after starting vehicle guages power windows and radio become inoperative after 10-20 second run time. no codes or blown fuses found
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L All Shifts VIN: 2MECM75F6L
Just went through this AOD completely, Transgo shift kit installed, bushings, seals, clutches and steels replaced. Came in with 1st and 2nd only. The little nylon bushing at the throttle body was most likely the original cause of death. I've built a lot of the...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L high idle VIN: 2MELM7566T
This vehicle has high idle about 1000rpm at idle hot.Checked vacuum leaks none,checked EGR pipe for holes ok,checked PCV pipe ok.Cleaned throttle body no change .Any ideas

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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTJS34G8S
Unpplugging the MAP sensor cleared everything up. Customer got antsy and whats his van back. Sorry IATN i have to put this one back and give it back.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18LOY
I appreciate the offers of help on this one but sorry to say no one got this one correct. We smoked this vehicle and found a cracked intake manifold. This was creating a lean condition and misfiring all cylinders. As the engine warmed the intake crack expanded...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F02
Thanks for everyone how replied. It turned out to be the brand new fel-pro valve cover gasket was shorting number 6 injector ckt. Thanks again everyone. Trouble codes: P0277.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Parking brake cable VIN: 1FMRU15W33
Thank you all and yes the vehicle is fixed. The ratcheting mechanism appears to have shifted and could no longer engage the e-brake. This is part of the pedal assembly so yes the fix is to replace the e-brake pedal assembly. Again thank you all for your help. ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P73
Well I was way off. 5 of the 6 replies zeroed in on a "combustion gas leak". That was indeed the problem. After doing the bubble and balloon tests, we found that #3 injector had a failed copper seal, likely from undertorquing the hold-down bolt. It IS critical... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 contribution/balance fault), P0263 (1 contribution/balance fault), P132B, P0562 (System voltage low), P1378 (FICM supply voltage circuit low), P2617 (CKP signal output ckt open).
2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12228
The fix was a new coil pack. The lean condition was due to the miss fire on cyls 2 and 3 . The computer then tried to add fuel to bank 1 which was the +15 to +20% in the STFT. I should have scoped the ignition first but I did not because the companion plugs an...
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