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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FT93HDFEN
hi guys, i have this ford thats kicking my butt, what happens is when you are driving and stop at a light the truck will race until you tap on the gas pedal then it will kick the idle down ( like the old carb cars) Then it will start to surge so i ran the koer...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Misfire VIN: 2FDJF37G0M
Im at a dead stop with this one.PLEEEAAASSE HHHEEEEELLPP MEEE!!! The truck as a misfire on cylinder 1 I know it has a misfire in cylinder 1 because when I remove the cylinder 1 spark plug wire, there is no change. When I remove any other spark plug wire, it r...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Suspension VIN: 1FMNU41S6Y
This truck exhibits a loud knock in frt end that can be heard when coming into a driveway on an angle when the frt suspension is uneven sounds like a pop almost like a spring. other than the bad swaay bar bushings I replaced, i cannot find anything loose or wo...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Heater hose tube VIN: 1FDWE35L6Y
I searched the fix database but couldn't find this particular issue. Van came in with a coolant leak - running out from under the intake. I figured "no problem, the heater hose tube or the o rings are leaking". Pulled the tube, it's fine. Changed the o rings, ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZU73E82
vehicle came in with power door locks inoperative. During testing found no output from central security module. Disconnected and clean all connection reassemble and all worked properly all day long until the customer picked it up. Brought vehicle back in and d...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P23
thank you in advance this truck will run fine for a little while then will take off like you held the accelerator pedal to the floor, then start missing black smoke pouring out tail pipe, then will run ok for a short period of time. It is scary to drive if you... Trouble codes: P2214, P2617, P0402, P2285, P2290
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Vent temperatures
Sorry about the VIN guy's.Wrote it down and left it on the tool cart.This one has me baffled.This has been an ongoing problem for almost a year.One of my techs replaced the compressor due to the clutch rattling and throwing sparks about a year ago.Sitting in t...
2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP35Z14
This car came to me from a Ford dealership. Customer said they had it for 4 months and could not fix it I can see why. Thanks to all head of time you might respond to this. Car will start up and run and then die when it dies which could be in 10 min. or 10 sec... Trouble codes: B1342 (Faulty control module), B1601 (Pats received incorrect key-code transponder)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start
I had this truck towed to my shop it died on the highway.looking at data with verdict desired icp pressure was 1500 psi cranking and actual pressure was 19 and would slowly rise to 124 psi at best.would not even try to start of course.i replaced high pressure ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P55
another shop replaced 2 injectors. now we get it. has the same problem,no start hot. we can start it cold and drive it allday,runs great,customer says better than ever has, but when it gets to normal operating temp. turn it off. its there till it cools down be...
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08106
Car came in with a rough acceleration complaint and MIL on and flashing while going up a hill. Light went off after backing out of the throttle. Light is currently off and have had no other problems with it coming back on the rest of the drive (3 miles). Check... Trouble codes: P0305 (CYL 5 Missfire)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L fuel system VIN: 1FDWX36P36
Hey gents. Help please, I got an 06' f-350 6.0 l. It runs fine till it warms up to obout 180 deg. And you turn off the engine, after this it wont start untill you let the truck sit for about 20 min. It will start againg. And repeat the same sicle. I know it wo...
2007 Ford Fusion S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07267
car came in mil on and a secondary air code, found a bad air pump relay and one of the relay terminals had had come unclipped in the fuse box. replaced the relay and disconnected the battery while I had the fuse box apart to reattach the wire to the relay. upo... Trouble codes: P0505, P2104, P2112
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Surge VIN: 4M2EU48826
Hello all. I have this mountianeer that has a 150 rpm surge when running 30 to 40 mph. Have tried throttle body from known good vehicle. Had ford dealer make sure pcm is up to date. Problem is still there. We have also done a trans flush using sp fluid to make...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Surge, ses flashes 3 times VIN: 1FTCR11U3R
Thanks to all the techs who responded! I scoped out the trigger wire (the one you ground to put it into a diagnostic mode) and found negative electrical "noise" on it. just for giggles, i touched a test light from positive to it and everything behaved as it sh...
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP34391
Thank you for the help. There is an aftermarket company that customer found which supplies programming to handle such modifications. He has taken it and going to handle on his own. Thanks again.
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2MEFM75W32
Customer elected to quit spending money before this problem was solved. With ABS module, level sensor, and park brake switch all disconnected there was still ground on the wire for brake warning light. Don't know if this was the cause for no ABS communicatio...
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