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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Random Partial Miss
When the engine is first started, cold, warm or hot, it runs SMOOTH AS GLASS and is quiet as a mouse. You could balance a full wine glass on the intake. As soon as the O2 starts to sweep and system goes into closed loop, the engine develops a rough idle with r...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
This is my personal vehicle. I have kept very good car of this. I really want to keep it in tip top shape. This problem persists, despite all the parts I have replaced over the past 5 years. These parts were replaced for different reasons, failure, age or whil...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA51401
01 Windstar with P0171 & P0174 system too lean codes. Vehicle runs and operates just fine, only complaint is check engine light always on with above codes. Fuel pressure fine, have gone up and down looking for vacuum leaks with no luck. Intake gasket has been ...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU73E96
We had this 06 Explorer driven in about a month ago with customer concern of intermittent no start sometimes stall while driving.Ran in shop until it stalled.Tech hit the tank and it started right up so he assumed that the pump was failing.Checked amperage and... Trouble codes: 740 (TCC solenoid inoperative), 743 (TCC solenoid circuit failure during on-board testing), 1235 (Fuel pump control out of range), 1489 (PCV heater control circuit)
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34P68
This vehicle is an intermittent no start / stall when running . Cleared all codes and b1352 , p1260 comes back . Cleared KAM and vehicle started up and ran . After running and driving for 15 minutes vehicle died again while driving . This time code u2510 and b... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected / vehicle immobilized), B1352 (Ignition key-in circuit failure), B1360 (Ignition run / acc circuit open), U2510 (Invalid data for security)
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM84WX4
This town car has me baffled. At hot idle the car has a rough idle. Checking the power balance all four cyl on the right bank are showing 20 to 25% down, while the left bank is 20 to 25% up. This is causing the rough idle. The cyl's are not completely missing,... Trouble codes: P2196
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L All Shifts VIN: 2MEFM75W32
This is a used car bought at auction so we have no history, but we know why it was sent to auction! When we got it we scanned for code because of a flashing overdrive light & cel. We found p0740 & p0743. We were sure it must have been the TCC & TCC Solenoid be...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All Systems Controlled By Gem VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
I REPLACED G.E.M. WITH A USED ONE AND SO FAR IT IS WORKING FINE! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT REPLIED! AFTER TESTING POWER AND GROUNDS WHEN IT WAS NOT WORKING WAS MY BEST CLUE. ALL OF THE OTHER WIRES ARE CONFUSING. BUT BASIC CHECKS SHOWED THE MAIN POWER AND GROUN...
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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FDXW47P04
Thanks to all I changed the power steering pump and both p/s hose's the steering is still a little rough with foot on the brake standing still but as per ford that is normal thanks to all
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Warning Light VIN: 1FTXW43R68
This one is NOT fixed. Had a few replies saying maybe a pcm. We checked all wiring and everything tested good. Customer decided he didn't want to go any further. If we get this back I will update.
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