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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDR15X2P
Vehicle came in with a surging and hesitation problem. Costumer just finish washing the engine and it starting doing that.scanned it and code 211 and 212 pop up, took it for a drive and started misfiring under a load it had no power it ran rough and it hesitat... Trouble codes: 211 (Ignition pick up erratic), 212 (Lost communication with tach)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine Oil VIN: 1FTNX21F0Y
This F250 came in for service and the customer wanrs a full synthetic oil put in. I'm used to the old stand by Rotella non synthetic oil for this vehicle. Mobile makes a 5w40 full synthetic they call"turbo diesel" oil. Is that okay? called the Ford dealer and ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Pass Side Cyd Head VIN: 1FTRX18W33
This new to us vehicle was towed with lots noise from engine, found pass side chain guides broken,replaced both chains,tensioners and guides,came back two weeks later with ticking noise, which was diagnosed as serp belt tensioner,replaced belt/tensioner, custo...
2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L pcm flash VIN: 1ZVBP8CF3B
Has anyone had a problem reprogramming the PCM on the new Mustangs. I can program the BCM & it will pull the VIN # & calibration # from the PCM, but gives an error that it cannot communicate with it. I am using a Drew Industries Cardaq Plus J2534 programmer. I...
2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4M2CU87148
Vibration in gas pedal looked on alldata and mitchell no tsb's no recalls for customer complaint

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Removed the 20A maxi fuse for the electronic shift control and problem was resolved. I guess having the vehicle retrofitted with a manual transmission caused the problem. Thanks everyone for your input to such an odd ball.
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP74W8T
Thanks again for all of the helpful replies. Apparently this engine uses the spring loaded, oil pressure assisted type tensioner, not the ratcheting type. I'm guessing that for whatever reason the spring tension on these aftermarket tensioners is not as good...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Emissions VIN: 1FMEU75836
Well, I scoped out the bank 2 downstream O2 and it was switching like the upstream. Got another cat from the dealer and all seems good now. Maybe this is why it took so long to get the first one.
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