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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L engine VIN: XLP408900E
Thanks in advance,took on this Contour 2.0 VCT when it arrived was running but the Timing belt Idler pulley in the head broke its mount bolt off in the head. R&R head for milling and repair of the broken bolt hole(hogged out hole) and Installed complete timing...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L41
after doing heads runs very rough. if you pull coil wires on right head no change all four have no eftect. its only running on left four cly. i have checked and ouble checked timing marks. has great compression in all 8 cly. have good inj. pluse and spark on a...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP40482
Car dont want to run or idle in open loop and all values seem to be wrong. When vehicle goes into closed loop will idle fine and values return to normal except stft 1 & 2 are way up at 33%. Getting a koer code p0505. Went through flow chart and determined defe... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control/ koer only), P1131 (Lean code/ global only), P1151 (Lean code/ global only)
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2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, eng. racing in drive VIN: 2FMZA57483
Van will start idle fine most of the time. Every once in a while, maybe a month, maybe 6 months, when it is put into drive the engine will rev up and surge up and down, to where you have to hold the brake hard to prevent it from taking off. If you put it in ne...
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Broken Plastic Clips VIN: 1FAFP532X4
During routine maintenance, replacing fuel filter, the inlet and outlet lines at the filter, the plastic clips broken and couldn't find the proper clips. The clips are different and not the same like other clips. Dealer wants to sell the whole nylon fuel lines...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTRF12295
Hi All, Got this 4.2 V6 with limited power. I can mash throttle from a start and truck will slowly get up to speed, takes about 20 seconds to get to 15 mph. Will get to 85 mph after 90 seconds. PCM fails to control idle speed, after warmup with AC on, it drops... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Speed Lower Than Expected), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System- Forced limited power)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 1FTNF20516
After all of the steps taken we still have the same problem as when truck was brought in. Code C1155, Left & Right front wheel sensor input circuit malfunction. Also hve Code U 1900, Controller area network communication bus mal function, receiver malfunction.
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Turbo bearing noise VIN: 1FTSX21P46
Howdy...We have a turbo bearingish noise under 80% acceleration after repairs were made: Had egr code and intake clogged, sold the customer removal of intake for decarbon, bullet proof egr cooler and oil cooler (customer wants to keep it for 10 years). We have...
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2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX20567
Truck came in for mil lamp on, lack of power, running rough and missing. First time for tune up, replaced new plugs with encontered several broken plugs but managed to extract them out with special tools. Replaced intake manifold gaskets, flushed injection sys... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean on bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire detected), P2006 (Intake manifold runner control bank 1 stuck closed.), P0316 (Misfire occured in the first 1000 engine revelotion)
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Lacks power throttle VIN: 1LNHM86S14
Any ideas out there on this Lincoln? I know you are thinking already this guy went against what everybody else posted on these fault codes. I read several other posts, got input from other technicians and don't know where else to turn. Throttle body replacemen... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle/ Pedal position sensor A circuit low input), P0223 (Throttle/ Pedal position sensor B circuit high input), P2110 (Throttle Actuator control system forced limited RPM)
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1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25G1K
Fixed after 2 days of hair pulling. The Transmission Range selector switch was shorted! As soon as we unplugged the switch the idle smoothed out and injector pulse width went back down to 4 ms. I spent several more hours after posting checking all sensor wires... Trouble codes: 31 (Evp out of range).
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1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L pedel drops to floor slow VIN: 1FTJX35F3S
Thanks for all the help with this one, I had seen other vehciles do the same thing a few times and we had blocked and bypassed all wheels and the ABS valve before posting request. And the bullentine from Ford was also seen but Ford didnt not have the new part ...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6245V
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR RESPONSES. AFTER RECHECKING COMPRESSION, LEAKDOWN, BACK PRESSURE AND SO ON, WE WENT TO A SHOP WITH A BETTER SCOPE AND FOUND THE DWELL TIME ON THE COIL FOR CYLINDERS 3&4(THE SAME SECTION OF COIL) HAD A WEAK PATTERN. TESTING WITH SPARK TES... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX2TP63
Replaced number 1 injector. Moving the #7 plug to #1 and re buzzing really worked good. I have never done internal repairs on one of these and was very suprized how easy it was to change it. Thanks for all the input ... Trouble codes: P0261 (Inj circuit Low Cly 1), P0262 (Inj Circuit High Cly 1).
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P56
installing frame mounted fuel module seems to have fixed the stalling problem. now onto the hard start hot concern and finding the high pressure leak.thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: P2290.
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2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP24W8G
Thanks guys found it to be the upper strut bearing a frind of mine who works at a Ford dealership lead me to it
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