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1988 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP40A0J
Problem Child, Came in Shuddering and Shutting off, Did a Tune Up and problem got better but still shuddering, replaced Ecu due to lock up issues on the trans. I have a random misfire, soot on the plugs and a shudder when engaged in gear and a rough idle.
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L starter VIN: 1FTDF15N8L
Need some help...desperate. This vehicle has a problem with the starter staying engaged. We replaced the starter solenoid and starter 4 times. Replaced the ignition switch. Ran a new wire from the ignition switch to the clutch switch. Then from the clutch swit...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Crankshaft VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
I bought this pick-up (for my son) with a "toasted" engine in it. The block and heads were not usable, so I got a salvage yard engine that (supposedly) came out of a 98 Explorer. The block casting #'s are the same. (97TM-6015-AA)My question pertains to the cra...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3131Y
Hi all got another hand me down car, car came in cranks ok very poor idle then a no start still cranks ok though. Spark and injector pulse not there. Has new crank sensor in it already. Tried another sensor real quick no change.still no codes. Now ck engine li...
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L O/D Light VIN: 1FAFP42X21
Have an intermittent flashing o/d light.trans will downshift from o/d to second and then back to third.had codes for torque converter solenoid.replaced all solenoids,internal harness,connector between internal and external harness,as well as external harness p...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73W03
Customer said service engine soon light is on. Also, truck quits at corners. unstable idle intermitantly. scanned truck, found p0506. Cleaned throttle body. Tested IAC by grounding neg side. did not idle up. Replaced IAC valve. now code is gone but idle is m... Trouble codes: P0506
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45F23
Alright, this vehicle came to us with just the engine light on and no other complains. We replaced the valve covers/harnesses since we've seen this before several times and that fixed them, but not on this one. Now, customer has never felt any misfire/rough r... Trouble codes: P1316
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Ride control VIN: 1FTPW12505
Have this 2005 F-150 with severe shaking at 55-60 mph. Knew right away it had to be the lever for parking brake shoes in back. Found left one stuck. Replaced with new from ford and greased well as well as right side. Test drove, still shaking with even the wip...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Park Assist VIN: 1LNHM82W83
Car came in with Park Assist Disabled. We found the wire harness connectors in wrong locations & corrected that condition. We ran self test and keep getting C1983. As per Ford TSB we replaced the Park Assist Module and cannot get the learn procedure to complet...

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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF07231
Gentlemen: Thanks to all who replyed and I apologise for not giving more information until now, the truck came in late and the only information I had was the codes. Once plugged into the Modus, I saw that both banks were running about 15% lean, though only B2 ... Trouble codes: P0402 (Egr excessive flow), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34LX5
Fellow techs, I found the plug on the fuel pump control module to be corroded. It's the same reason I replaced the module, and at that point I thought the plug looked OK.Upon further inspection, I found some corrosion, replaced with a used, clean harness, an... Trouble codes: P0191, P0193.
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, No power VIN: 1FTPW14565
put a tps in and havent seen the truck since so i assume its fixed. I would have liked to reflash/update the ecu program but my service manager thinks he knows more than me and ford and decided to skimp on the reflash. i compared the voltage readings from the ... Trouble codes: P2106 (P2135- Tps/apps malfunction), P2135 (Tps/apps malfunction).
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3FAHP08106
I replaced the fuel pump and have not had a single MIL come on. The new pump puts out a steady 68 lbs at all speeds. LTFT have come down and it has more pick up. I agree the high LTFT readings were a sign just wanted to make sure I was not over looking somet... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No 2nd Gear VIN: 1MELM62W8T
Leonard from Arizona was straight up and to the point. Pay attention to the questions being asked by those seeking help. We found a "low mileage piece from LKQ Crystal River, FL. Thanks David for your help. Their guys know their stuff. Simply checking the wiri...
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