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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W6W
this 4.6 runs good while running down the road and fuel trims stay +-5% but when you idle for a couple minutes fuel trims jump to 35% or more. i tried everything i can think of. it acts like a vacuum leak but cannot find any. I had a like vehicle so swaped maf... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L engine dies VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
wheww what a day this truck is going crazy it came in with a dieing problem when u but it in gear it dies no matter if it drive or reverese so i was thinking it was it was a tcc solinod or torque tried tcc first then tourque no change atall i no im missing som...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L02
I have a 2002 f150 in the shop. P0308 misfire cyl # 8 and p0316 misfrire under 1000 rpm. Test drove and found bad misfire or more like cuts out under low rpm load, give agressive throttle and engine runs good. Checked coil with scope and found ramps look ok. A... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire cyl 8), P0316 (Misfire under 1000 rpm)
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L pressure hose
I have this for a power steering leak and the is the pressure hose from the pump to the rack. The engine is a 3.0L DOHC 4V and the hose runs from the right side of the vehicle to the firewall, through a shield on the rack (that has to be removed) and finally t...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAFP07Z66
Thanks for your help. Auction car so have no history. Have a 2006 Fusion with Inop a/c. Initial system pressures in the 110psi range with out the a/c running around 75 degrees ambient (should be good enough to get the a/c to run). Changed pressure switch as it...

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1964 Ford Econoline 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Most replies stated various items on or in the carb that could have caused the issues. I was surprised how clean this carb was and believe it was a reman. not too long ago. Took it all apart and went through it last night. New kit, float, etc. Blocked off carb...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Heater core VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
After reading an article online I believe we have a corrosion problem, not electrolisis. We flushed the cooling system with spring water and anticorrosive coolant designed to protect aluminum components. We checked all the engine and chassis grounds that we ...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
After all the tips from everyone i decided to remove the valve cover and after thoughly inspecting the two valve springs i noticed one was in fact broken. I replaced it and after everything was put back and driven, so far so good no more misfires. Thanks again... Trouble codes: 304 (cyl 4 misfire).
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