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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6R
Hi all.I have this 94 tarus [3.0 u motor]that is giving me a real problem.Usually when it gets warmed up good it will loose comm.w/computor and starts running poorly.Sometimes car can be driven for a week or more before problem appears.The cust drives 50 mi. e...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U91
Just posting a fix here. Found wire insulation missing just a couple inches up from crank sensor connector obscured by protective sleeve. The two sensor wires were shorted together. I suspect this is very common on this series Ford. The area around the wirin...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21F91
This 01 F250 powerstroke came in with a no start condition. We had replaced the idm about two months prior and it had the same code (faulty ef signal) as before, so i changed out the idm module again and the truck started, but ran bad (ef signal code cleared a... Trouble codes: P1293
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L low power VIN: 1FTNW21F71
Got a 7.3 that feels low on power from about 1/3 throttle to about 2/3 throttle. If you mash the pedal to the floor it feels like all the rest although it will never go over 14lbs boost. Here is what I have checked. Epb, Map, and Baro are all at 13.4 koeo but ... Trouble codes: P0238
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no throttle responce VIN: 1FDWW35R18
2008 F-350 superduty 6.4l diesel Has codes 2138 & 2122 Problem only occurs when moving never at idle sitting. Whe turning left (not right as of yet) and applying brakes the truck will loose all throttle control, along with the check engine light and engine "wr... Trouble codes: 2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D/E Voltage Correlation), 2122 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D Circuit Low)
2008 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP08198
I have a fusion that came in with left front ignition coil melted and no communication with ecm . I found that if I disconnect the electronic throttle body pcm communication returns. I have also voltage dropped and ohm out etc motor ckt to pcm ( 0.0012 ) and ...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L shifting VIN: 4M2DV11W3P
THis van came in with an intermittent problem.While driving and you are accelerating, the trans shifts VERY quickly from 4th to 3rd, and the OD light flickers on, It is very intermittent. I have run a sweep test on the TPS and checked all connections and wirin...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV1111V
This van came in with a problem of having no power and running bad hot the cam sensor took care of that but now i have a missfire under load all the time. I was getting weak spark so we replace the coil it is better but still not right. Check timing to make su...

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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F9S
Many many thanks to all that replied. This truck seemed to have issues going in all directions at once. From the related repair, I had rebuilt the wiring harness due to fuel contamination and after pin testing the PCM directly, got the same results. Install... Trouble codes: P0344.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Mechanical
I received a lot of replies so thanks everyone for the help. I went in this morning and checked the booster by pumping the pedal before I started it and held it when I started it and the pedal did drop a little. I pinched off the LF brake line and test drove a...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L overdrive
tech fixed, please close...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA51401
thank you for all the replies. customer has elected to drive vehicle as is. we did not repair the for lack of access to scantool.have a good to everyone.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lack of power VIN: 1FTWW33P73
hey guys thank you for all that replied. i finally got it figured out after doing all this testing to the turbo, i decided to go back and check the IPR valve that i had replaced aftermarket i replaced it with an OEM went back and reset KAM memory now the truck... Trouble codes: P132B.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32P74
Well, thank you all for your responses. Very informative, however, my question in this post was not about the fan (we knew we had a harness issue, and we fixed it by running a redundant wire for now). It was about the strategy regarding the egr throttle plat... Trouble codes: P0407 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit Low), P0488 (EGR Throttle Position Range/Performance), P0480 (Fan 1 Control Circuit).
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FTFW1EV7A
Ended up putting a new pressure transducer and that made no difference at all, so I was going to replace the thermistor but ford said cannot buy it u have to buy the whole heater evap case with the evap and heater core included at a cost of 655.00 so here's wh...
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