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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMRU17L1W
vehicle runs rough at idle only feels like vacuum leak cannot find any leak
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C2W
I found denso plugs in this ford and could not verify their correct application through any of our local parts stores.Installed correct autolights and new cables on all 8 plgs.My need or question here is the functionality of this 4 cylinder ignition .8 plugs,2... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stumble VIN: 1FMRU15L6Y
Hey gang. This is my wife's truck and it has developed a stumble or cuts out from a stop. It very random, it seems to mostly occur within the first 10mins of driving and also when fuel level is below 3/8 of a tank of fuel. Truck just cuts out during accelerati...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Batteries VIN: 1FMSU43F53
Good Morning, This Excursion has been here for about 6 weeks. The customer dropped it off before going on an extended vacation. It continues to drain the batteries. It originally came in for a low power and hard start (cranking a long time before starting)com...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ecm VIN: 1FAFP34364
This vehicle came in for service and customer wanted the service engine light addressed. Engine light and check gas cap light are on but vehicle runs fine. Hooked my scanner up and I can't get any communication with the ECM. I can communicate with GEM, ABS, Ai...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L tcc circuit VIN: 1FAFP53U76
This Taurus is throwing a tcc code p0743 and stalling and surging mildly in low gears. The resistance for the solenoid is in spec and passes the click test. Is there any background on this issue or should I try a solenoid replace first? I know there was a TSB ...
2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Pump VIN: 3FAHP081X9
Has anyone seen the power steering pressure switch leak or blow out? New concern or history with units?
2010 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDFE4FS8A
Compression test good. Leak test for vacuum leaks. Tested & switched location of all coils, plugs & injectors. #1 & 7 Injectors click during misfire, spark stays constant. Checked wiring resistance from ecm to injectors & coils. Ran with alternator disconnecte... Trouble codes: P0301, P0307

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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start
want to thank all that replied & offered their help. most of all replies gave me great insight on what I needed to check. most said to check battery & ground connections & I did. found the voltage drop at battery connections wasn't where it needed to be.althou...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTFW1EV8A
Tried tightening the steering wheel nut-didn't help-problem is most likely the intermediate shaft between the column and gear-noise is not bad enough to warrant a 300 shaft at this time-thanks to everyone who replied-Deke
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MEHM75V33
customer came and got the car. he did not have the funds to fix this one. we recommended the cats to be replaced. we did fix some issues like the smoke from the tail pipe ( leaking #6 injector) and the new maf fixed the readings and you could drive it after th...
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