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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX31F1X
On this high mileage 7.3 Diesel, under Very heavy acceleration the truck cuts out and surges real bad. This only happens under VERY heavy acceleration. I scoped the cam sensor initially thinking this was my suspecty problem and saw enough glitching to justify ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Motor VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
Hi All! I would appreciate any help or ideas.I have this taurus that came in with the mil on, code P0301 and a definite missfire.Tested spark, fuel pressure, fuel injector driver and performed cylinder injector balance test with no problems with any of those.D...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS2429Y
Hi ahd thanks to all in advance. I have this child problem it is a 00 ford E-250 4.2L with a P0174 that came on afther I removed the upper intake to clean the EGR ports.the van only had a missfire code P0303 and afhter I delivered the van a week later came bac... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank2)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
This Focus came in with surging under load/stalls no start complaint. Previously had pcm (used) replaced and fuel pump . So far I have reflashed pcm to latest calibration, tested, and bypassed FPCM, checked voltage drops for sensors, and checked the archives. ...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 3FAHP07Z37
I need some good advise on this one ford techs.This is a family members car I'm working on.The problem is a surge under load mainly while idling w/A/C on also when wheels are turned from stop to stop.The engine will start hunting for a idle and then die,worse ... Trouble codes: P2104 (throttle plate), P2107 (throttle plate), P2110 (throttleplate)
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Torque Convertor VIN: 5LMFU28545
HI Lincoln fans, We have this one making a strange noise, sounds like a low pitch whistling or whirring. The noise is coming from the bell housing area. You are in drive and there is a delay before the gear engages, not sure that there should be a delay at al...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHF26G4J
Thank you very much, fellow mechanics, for the many helpful suggestions that arrived soon after I posted the help request. It was fascinating to read all the plausible and logical things that could cause the weird symptoms the truck had. First, I followed... Trouble codes: 44 (air injection bank one not working).
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Stall
well it's fixed. The kam was loosing power evey time the master switch was disconnected, installed a battery fused power to the computer and it hasn't died yet. Thank you to all those who responded.
1996 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
well first i'd like to put in a sorry it took so long to post the fix.but i didn't want to post the fix until i could post new scan data,didn't have time to do it but here on in every car i work on shall get the pre and post scan to verify the fix.but car runs...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
Thanks for the responses. The 'cover', which is really one side of a four-sided box, just needs to be pried back slightly and it will pop off. As far as the problem with the brake pedal goes, it was, indeed, some rust on the shaft that the brake pedal rides on...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L 4x4 VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
I ended up getting a true FORD shop manual and traced it out to the PULSE VACUUM HUBLOCK SOLENOID. The ohm readings should be 45-55 ohms when testing the solenoid. When testing pins on the solenoid 1 & 3 it had 118 ohms. 2 & 3 had 68 ohms. Replaced the solenoi...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA53461
We got a little better story from the customer. The alternator was not replaced for this concern. When I was driving it would die and i would get a engine syncrozation error when using power balance test. I inspected the cam syncro and sensor and it was ok. Af...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU16W01
I figured I would change the plugs and oil and put another pcv in it and see if it ran any better. When I went to pull the plug out of cylinder 4 my socket wouldnt grab the plug. Upon further inspection I found that some how the plug had fallen down in the c... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering VIN: 1FMPU15585
thx for the help everyone , I switched out the intermediate shaft and that took care of it , only this time when I took it off and felt it it was noticably tighter , again thx for the help
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