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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U31
This taurus will not idle correctly. Sometimes as you drive through town you notice a higher idle at 1600 rpm in gear at the stop light and you have to hold on the brakes hard then you take off and its ok. Sometimes as you slow down its at a high idle then dro...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 1FTSX31F22
This truck came in with a vibration while braking so we replaced the pads and rotors it got rid of the back and forth vibration in wheel but it still has a vibration at 30mph to 20 mph when you take your foot off the gas pedal.When you hit the brakes to slow d...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L No Accelerator VIN: 1FTNE24L55
Thanks in advance for any help I can get with this one. Vehicle has electronic throttle control. Throttle position sensors graph good. Warm up vehicle. Drive down road. Wrench light comes on and have no acceleration. Will only idle when I try to accelerate. Pu... Trouble codes: 2107 (Throttle actuator control motor processor), 2110 (Throttle actuator control system - forced limited rpm)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Long crank time VIN: 1FTSW21P96
In process of replacing injectors on this beast, (the 6.0L is my arch-nemesis) Had 3 dropping out, started with right bank. Replaced all 4 on right bank and started it to see if it was any better. Had long crank time immediately after repair and I assumed it w...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4M2DV1111V
When engine compartment gets warm about 20-30 minutes of running engine starts running bad o2 reads lean, blows black smoke, stalls, and pcm sets inj. Pulswidth up to max 13ms. I could use some help we are stumped on this on
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Oil VIN: 4M2ZU66W53
oil gets in water slowly...ok here is the problem,truck was loosing water very slowly so i put pressure tester on radiator and left over night,found oil level higher the next day.removed drain plug and clean coolant ran out.removed heads thinking the only way ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA514XS
I timied the cam sensor using a scope that made some improvement but I found what looked like cat hair on MAF cleaned MAF and this made all idle problems go away. Thanks for all your help this was a mess from the get go with all the atempts to fix by customer ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L cluster VIN: 1FTWW33P53
We installed a new PCM and cluster came to life drove good ran good but flashed PCM to ensure proper programming. All is good, customer has run truck over a week w/NO issues. NO GEM module on this truck. Hybrid cluster acts as the Gem module. Chked all B+ ...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM83W9W
Well after fully understanding the theft system on this car, and where the theft light was, I realized that we started testing at the wrong end of this problem. Thank each and every one of you for your precious time in responding to my delima. After reading th... Trouble codes: B1681 (PATS transceiver signal not received).
2009 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L Suspension Noise Sounds Like a worn Sway Bar Link VIN: 1MEHM42W69
OK so I posted this help request after having given the Gentlmen his car back after trying a new Drivers Side Front Sway Bar Link. Since then he has informed me he is having health problems & the car is gonna have to wait until he feels better so I'm gonna rev...
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