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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
After installing plugs and cop's started truck and was running rough suspected problem with new aftermarket cop's so reinstalled the oem coils knowing they were good problem still exist. During repair had battery disconnected and ECM removed not sure if this w... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0354-), P0354 (p0355-), P0355 (p0356-), P0356 (p0358-), P0358
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L lifters chattering on start up of engine VIN: 1FTSW21509
engine came in with lifter chatter /rattle on start up installed new hydrolic adjusters new chain tensioners and freash oil and filters still has same noise . when engine runs 30 to 45 seconds noise gos away allow engine to sit for approx an hour dose the same...
2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP3FN4A
This car came in for normal maintence lof,front brakes,clean battery terminals,fuel system cleaning.All services where performed,car returned to customer.Customer returns car next day complains of ses lite on & codes koer & memory p0102 mass air fl... Trouble codes: P0171

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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W0S
Thank you to all that replied to my request. I think this vehicle is fixed. I have done everything possible to this vehicle. New everything. I thought I had it fixed multiple times but only to find it hesitating and misfiring when ever it felt like it. So afte... Trouble codes: P0402.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZF1820W
After I posted I tried to find a tech line to bendix. I never really came up with one. I did call wagners and was assured that the drums leave manufacturing with in specs. How their retailers store them they have no control over, and it seemed like they were v...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28L0X
Thank you everyone for the suggestions. This morning I swapped o2 sensors with no change, checked for vacuum leaks, cleaned the maf, and scope tested the COPs in question. I found low kv and longer duration on cylinder 1. I swapped fuel injectors and the misfi... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P308, P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Chassis VIN: 1FTNX20L84
First of all I'd like to thank all that responded. The general consensus was either too much caster or install a damper. Even though the caster specs are 2 to 6 degrees and we had just over 4 we reduced the caster to 2 degrees. The truck drives much better. I'...
2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE14W28
Hey guys I pulled the heads on the van num 8 Cly cracked into the water jacket one reman head and machined the other head runs great thank for the help
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM81W14
Thanks to every one,being busy ,i was not able to work on the car. so latest progress is ... changed egr,valve and iac valve,car seems to run better,this time engine light stayed off for two long trips,before it was coming on very quickly. it did came on thou... Trouble codes: P0358, P0353, P0357.
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