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1981 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality
engine idles poorly due to constant egr flow.tps at idle at 1.25 volts.i have adjusted to lowest setting but no change.evp at idle reads 1.9 volts and does read up to 3.5 volts.disconnected evp but no change.egr solenoids have 12 volts on all 4 wires with engi...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF26G9J
Many hours have been spent in trying to get this engine running good. It came to me after two other shops gave up. The customer took a '88 engine out and put a '92 engine in only. It ran 30min. and quit. Between the two shops they threw everything at it. When ...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Hello. IATN. We are thinking this is a transmission problem. This is what's happening. When it's cold the van runs perfect going to reverse or Drive gear. As soon it's warm and hot, When you either shift into reverse or Drive the vehicle will immediately stall...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, extended crank VIN: 1FMPU16L4Y
Hello all. This will be my first request for help and It's being done from an over-the-shoulder perspective so, I will try and be as imformative as possible to come up with a fix and create a helpful post for others. Our 2000 ford Expo has an intermittant exte... Trouble codes: C1284
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Intermittently when started cold engine will run rough, feels like it is misfiring on 1 cylinder. Sometimes doesn't do it at all, severity and length of time varies, usually clears up in just a few miles of driving. When it is misfiring am getting bluish white...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Intermittently when started cold engine will run rough, feels like it is misfiring on 1 cylinder. Sometimes doesn't do it at all, severity and length of time varies, usually clears up in just a few miles of driving. When it is misfiring am getting bluish white...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Intermittently when started cold engine will run rough, feels like it is misfiring on 1 cylinder. Sometimes doesn't do it at all, severity and length of time varies, usually clears up in just a few miles of driving. When it is misfiring am getting bluish white...
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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1FAHP60A42
I attempted to change transmission fluid and could not replace fluid because it was a sealed transmission. I had vehicle towed to Elder Ford in Tampa,Fla. and they changed the fluid. As I was leaving the transmission slipped. I returned the vehicle and told th...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Rt Brake VIN: 1FTZR45U72
vehicle arrived at shop with rear brakes locked up, removed rear wheels and brake drums found excessive heat within rt side and shoe deteriorated, removed and replaced rear shoes, drums, and wheel cylinders, road tested and right rear overheated again temperat...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gauges & cluster VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Help!!! It must be "gauges" day!! We have this good-looking Ford Truck with a small problem. When the key is turned to "run", it may take 15-25 seconds for the cluster to "wake up", and then the vehicle will start. (Wouldn't make a good getaway vehicle!!!) Eve...
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2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Dash Charge Indicator VIN: 1FDAF57P45
Truck came in with a complaint of charge indicator light on dash coming on and off. Let vehicle set till morning, at first fire up the light goes off and stays off till you run it about half an hour then pops on. Check charging system only around 13.1 v, check...
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2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZK02157
This Freestyle came to me from a transmission shop after they installed a new factory CVT transmission. This car would not idle when hot. The transmission works as it should. I did some research on TSB's and found one with like symptoms. Took to local Ford dea...
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2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FAHP25107
Hey group, We work on Imports all day, but AAA brought in this Ford to us, don't see too much of these headaches (thank GOD) need some help diagnosing this "suspect" charging issue. Vehicle was towed in, customer states she had battery replaced by AAA a whil...
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1982 Lincoln Continental Signature 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1MRBP98F9C
Vehicle runs rich and rough at idle when warm. We replaced the electronic carburetor with a non-electronic because all the pollution systems and the control unit are out of the vehicle. We rebuilt the carburetor we installed but the vehicle will run only with ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S22
We have a very intermittant idle issue with this car. In the morning it is driven app. 15 miles then while idleing to drop kids at school it will stumble once about every five minutes and about once a week when it does this it will die and start right back up.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21S0X
I have not gone any further with this, it's going to be a tear down either way, there are so many options. This vehicle does it only when it wants to and may never do it more than once in a week outside the shop and then when it does it cranks for 15 seconds w...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1FAFP36322
REPLACE ENGINE MOUNT FRONT OF MOTOR ,RIGHT SIDE UNDER COOLING SYSTEM SURGE TANK,BINGO VIBRATION GONE. THANK YOY VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE GREAT HELP,YOU GUYS ARE GREAT AND YOU MAKE IATN GREAT
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17224
In conclusion. I don't thing the injectors are at fault, 02 sensors are switching perfect. However I did not change the rear 02 as this will also affect close loop operation on fuel trim. Customer did not want to go further with more testing and repairs. I ha... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Auto 4WD VIN: 1FTSWZ1PX5
Well this one is fixed but my question was never answered. The reason i had no 4wd engagement what i was suspecting, the axle hub seal (large 6" one) was leaking. But my question was why, when i turn the truck off in 4wd, i have to switch back to 2wd when st...
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2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57P76
Thanks to all who helped me! I removed the drive line to the front differential so I could see better with a mirror and stick my arm up to the top of the trans. I found the vent tube cracked. Replaced it with a piece of 3/8 fuel line. I had filled the tra...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSX21588
Well thanks for the replies. I had a buddy from ford check and the vac readings I am getting are correct. This system only supplys vac to the hubs for 55 seconds then when you switch from 4x4 to 2wd the system applies a lower vac amount to release the hubs. ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L Down Pipes VIN: 1FTSW20R3E
Well, we ended up pulling the Cab. It took about 5 hours to R and R but once off it was a walk in the park. The remedy was to replace all 3 pipes aft of the Turbo. Thanks to all who chimmed in. I placed the pics on our site www.gcatr.com. Look for the Tips and...
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