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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L all gauges and charging VIN: 1FTCR1446R
no matter what it will not put out 14 volts with new alternater installed and new battery. all fuses look good and turning on stuff or loading changes nothing. checked voltage at alternater and it was same as voltage and yl/wht wire had 12 volts with key on bu...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L trempeture gage VIN: 1FTYTR10C7
vehiculo tempeture gage fluctuates frton cold to a midlle while driving ... olso noticed when ruber up to 3000 rpm nedle move to a midlle , graduly slow down the rpm to idle the nedlle goin down olso. any ideas apresiate...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
Hello all, Just did head gaskets on this Ford due to an oil leak. All went well, however now it runs rough at an idle. Runs great down the road. I have tried an egr valve and both bank 2 oxygen sensors, based on my LTFT, bank 2 is compensating for a lean cond...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L 4x4 VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
This vehicle has no 4 wheel drive. At first the 4x4 light on dash would come on driving down the interstate without the 4x4 being engaged.Then it would work occasionally when switching from 2 to 4 wheel drive. Now when turning the switch from 2 high to 4 high ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34L56
I have checked all the basics with the dtc. The p2197 code has returned. I switched the sensor with known good one and the reaings from b1s1 remain the same. Trouble codes: P2197
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP56U36
This ones got me. This problem is more prevelent when the weather is hot but can duplicate on cooler days once warmed up. It hesitates or bucks when shifting but no codes. acted like ignition miss so did complete tune/ also swapped coil with known good one. If...
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51616
Customer says engine was misfiring,pinging and loss of power.When I first scanned PCM and pulled those codes shown.STFT was +40 to 50% increase on both banks and No LTFT's at all,looked to be disabled? The fuel pump duty cycle is 100% all the time.Fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0511 (IAC error), P2195 (O2 signal biased stuck lean bank 1), P2197 (O2 signal biased stuck lean bank 2)
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WA7
This van came in running rough,missing,on several cylinders.set a code for p061b and mass air flow circuit high,p0103. Went to aldata and read the digram and perform the test and it came up replacing the mass air flow sensior,so i did.replaced all spark plugs,... Trouble codes: P061B, P0103 (Mass air flow circuit high)
1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Drivetrain VIN: 1LNBM93EOJ
I'll try to keep this short.Customer has P.O.S 88 lincoln mk vii with a healthy 5.0 he also has an 83 lincoln with a broken 302 w/carb he wants me to swap F.I.5.0 into 83 chassis. am i crazy to try this? i know i will have to overcome fuel pressure and linkage...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
Keep in mind nissan engine!! anyway about 2 weeks after tune-up car came back with customer complaint of running rough, cel on but no misfire codes present, only p0100-maf code & p0325 knock sensor circuit b-1, suspected & removed egr valve and tested, opens a...

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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56F6Y
i want to thank everyone that replied,with all your help its fixed there was 2 problems found #5 injector had failed, after running engine with vc off #5 injector oil spout wasnt dumping oil like the other ones,so that took care of the misfire,went for a test ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Sorry for the long delay have been very busy, finally got back to this POS, pressurized system found we had 3 leaking injectors and both stand pipes were leaking, replaced these items truck fired right up and runs great, just goes to show even though the high ... Trouble codes: P2263, P0102, P0113, P0401, P0403, P0404.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Wheels VIN: 1FMDU74W73
This truck has been gone for 2 weeks now without a squawk. Lug nuts,seats, and hub flanges all look OK. Not oblong or wallowed out. It appears that corrosion build up in the pilot hole and on the hub pilot is interfering with installation. Cleaning way up ins...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L overretarded timing VIN: 1FTPW12545
Thanks to every one of the technicians that lent their knowledge to repair this truck. From the replies we got, we now know that the most common cause for this concern is the flow of oil in the system. Alex from Virginia has a lot of experience on these engine... Trouble codes: P0022 (over retarded cam timing bank 2).
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: 1FMCU93126
Customer decided after all he would spend the money. New $733 drive shaft. Vibration gone!!! Thanks for all the help everyone.
2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FORDFUSIO
Like 3 0f the 4 replies said replace the evap sensor Sooo pulled the dash baqck out and replaced the sensor and it fixed it Thank you for the replies except for the 4th one he tried to sell me ford info
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L pass inner tie rod VIN: 2FMDK38C28
you can do it just like any other accessable rack. i was quoting the customer and wanted to make sure we didnt need to quote the 6 hours rack removal. all aftermarket labor manuels said rack removal and i just wasnt sure thanks
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW12V09
Well after playing with this truck I replaced both front 02 sensors and had no change. Found a few misfires on diffrent cylinders so tried changing some coils and plugs on the ones showing misfires. All this was to no avail. The customer opted to take the truc... Trouble codes: P0135.
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: B2H4S63JG4
thanks to all who replied exp robert and bryan you guys helped me a lot as it turns out i looked for the 5 volt the way that bob said to no aval so i followed bryan and powered up the coil and it ran so using a shamitic i went though the frist splice and then ...
1999 Mercury Tracer GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM10P2X
It was indeed a connector that came loose. I was gonna test wires for opens at bulkhead connectors to engine. I found that one of the two at right strut tower was broken and not holding together tightly. Pushed it in and the beast started. It looked securely c...
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