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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP56S7Y
High idle, 1000 to 1300. Take the oil fill cap off the valve cover and the vehicle dies. The engine is sucking vacuum internally. Spray carb cleaner in the oil fill and idle increases. Have worked on this four days straight. Thanks in advance for your assista...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34P02
I got a strange one here. Cust states she was driving and all was well when the car started to chugg and then died. Would not re-start. Towed to shop. Cranks but will not start. Battery power good. Checked for spark - present, but looks weak. Fuel quality is g... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative emissions control system small leak detected), P1246 (Alternator load input failed)
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Stall
hello all. not sure what this cars problem is but owner says it just dies i did a tune up cleaned the maf sensor car ran great in test drive till owner took it home call to say it died at the turn in to her drive way will have this back at 8am friday. Help ple...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSX20P85
well thnx for reading guys. i have no dtcs in the trailer brake controller module. i have all powers and ground. all of the wiring to the 7 way good as well as the trailer itself. i step on the brake pedal and i get an input to the controller for the brake ped...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW215X5
customer complains of MIL light on and poor fuel economy. scanner shows both banks too lean codes. Diagnostic steps I have performed so far... -datastream shows both bank LT fuel trims pegged at +30. as soon as you increase the rpm to anything above idle LT t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: 1LNFM97V1W
Pedal goes to floor sometimes. Customer does not hear/feel ABS pump coming on when this happens. Seems to inprove for a few days after system was serviced each time. I have felt the pedal creep down while running but not always. Very solid pedal when engine of...

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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L long crank time VIN: 1FBJS31S1V
when i check the pressure at the fuel rail it takes pretty much a good portion of the day to bleed down all the way to 0psi it very well could be the pumps check valve alouth we have replaced the pump less than a year ago or a leaking injector the customer is ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L alarm VIN: 1FMZU73K23
Thanks for all the good advice...since the driver idoor gets the most use i focused on the door...mechanic in a can ..wd40...solved thr problem...we sprayed and operated the latch with a screwdriver and all is good now
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31N65
Thanks to all that replied but you guys were right pcv tube was no good. Funny how that tube did not leak when smoke tested,psi, but when vac was applied by engine it leaked , THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: P0171.
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56P26
thank u so much for the help!we checked the ipr valve and found a pile of metal flakes on the screen. so we flushed the system, replaced the hpop and all 8 injectors. problem solved! thanks again and cant say how much iatn helps us out in a bind! Trouble codes: P0299, P0266, P0269.
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