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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE30C0T
This van will surge at idle and light throttle. I have found a corroded coil tower. Replaced coil and plugs and wires. Also found thermostat stuck open. Have replaced thermostat. The problem is the fuel pulse width will jump from 5 to around 14 for .1 of a sec...
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality
Vehicle has intermittent excessively hi idle during parking manoeuvres. The pids for APP 1, 2, 3 and TP1 TP2 are with in specs according to AD. I can't duplicate complaint at this time. Owner was so upset that they had it towed to shop. Could this be caused by...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L accessory Delay VIN: 5LMFU28R93
vehicle towed in main 175 amp fuses blown. No power to air suspension relay. customer said he had to replace fuses in fuse box. All blew at the same time he said. They haven't blew since. Starts and runs. ohmed wire from fuse to air suspension and wire must be...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G2J
The current status is that whatever the customer experienced it has not happened to us while we have the vehicle. We did find and fix a problem with the fuel delivery/lift pump in the rear tank previously. we double checked all our work and it was good. ei...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E61
Thanks for all the help. After all this, we still couldn't figure it out. Through all this, we noticed the intake runners were coked up with carbon. We ran some intake cleaner through it, cleared the KAM, and the fuel trims have been normal ever since. Veh... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 System Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 System Lean).
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L fuel trims VIN: 1FMYU04172
ok so car is fixed and has been shipped. i ended up rplacing 3 fuel injectors on bank 1 and a new denso upstream 02 sensor instead od the bosch sensors that were installed by another shop and retested from there. this brought the fuel trims on bank 1 back to n...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P23
I found out later that the vehicle had an aftermarket remote start system that had quit working recently. I was able to keep the vehicle running by not using the AC. The vehicle would stall as soon as an a/c request was sent even if the a/c relay was not conne...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94195
I guess i am calling this fixed. It has been 1 week now and I have had no problems. I found a used PCM with part # ending in LH (original was LG) and installed it. Replaced all 6 coils with Ford coils. I also ran new signal wiring and power wiring. So far... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil A Primary Circuit Fault), P0352 (Ignition Coil B Primary Circuit Fault).
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U07
Okay, Guys Thank you so much! I will remember your advise for the future. The customer took the car to another shop (Impatient...People have no idea how difficult our jobs are).IF I get info on what it was, I will post it...Dang I hate when a request has to en... Trouble codes: P0351.
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