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Ford Taurus 2001 runs rough and skips

Hello. I have a 2001 ford Taurus V6 ohc engine and when I start it up it skips and runs rough for awhile and will eventually clear up and run perfect. And also it does hesitate once in awhile after it has warmed up. I replaced the temperature sensor but it still acts the same.…

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After Replacing Oxygen Sensors And Throttle- Truck Has High Idle

I have a 2000 Ford F-150 4.2 ltr v6 2wd. It was throwing codes p0171 and p0174. I changed the upstream o2 sensors and the MAF. Took it back to Autozone to check the codes one more time and they said it was an IAC valve (idle air control) code so I replaced that. After…

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ABS And Traction Control Lights On

Where can i get my cars PCM scanned. What year and model vehicle? 1999 Lincoln towncar. Most of the large national parts store chains will do that for free. oh tanks ,so as soon as i get the abs problem fixed the check engine and the traction lights will go off ? Maybe. Some codes…

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Spark Plug Stripped In Ford F-150 Cylinder Head

Live Chat My 2005 F-150 had a check engine light. I took it to get the computer and emission checked. Autozone scanned it and said it was an engine misfire on cylinder #3. I went to change the spark plugs and the treads came out of the engine with the plug. What do do now?…

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Ford Explorer Noise In Front Goes Away Turning Right

My 2003 Ford Explorer is making a loud noise when driving. It gets louder as I accelerate but stops when turning right. I already changed wheel bearing on the front left side but still making noise. Sounds like coming from the front. If the noise you are having is a grinding type or a growling…

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Ford Expedition Vibration When Accelerating

2006 Ford Expedition. My Ford has 113K miles on it. The truck, when getting up to higher speeds runs and shifts perfect.  We changed the ignition coils and spark plugs, transmission fluid, oil changed, and got the catalytic converter checked and it test fine. The U-joints are good to.  The problems are that the idle is fine, but when coming off…

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Burning Coolant Smell On 2001 Ford F-150 After Repairs

Had a coolant leak, got it fixed by a mechanic almost a week ago . I still get steam, and odor. I took it back they checked the pressure again and it checked okay. Is it normal for this to happen this long after. The mechanic said the leak was pretty bad, and there may…

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1995 Ford Escort Fan Stays On and Kills Battery

I HAVE A 1995 FORD ESCORT, JUST HAD THE TIMING BELT AND WATER PUMP REPLACED, WITH 2 NEW HOSES AND NEW CABLES FOR THE NEW BATTERY. GOT IT HOME THE ALTERTOR WENT OUT GOT NEW ONE. WELL SINCE THEN I AM HAVING TO JUMP THE CAR OFF. I FOUND THAT THE MOTOR FAN ONCE I…

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Replaced Ford Escort Engine But Now Won’t Start

Engine crank but doesn’t start in my1998 Ford Escort 2zx DOHC. I changed the engine after overheated the old one, keeping the multiple injection and thermostat core with sensors. Was replaced timing belt, CKP, CMP, spark plugs. After workshop with the engine following each test to try to start it, continue without spark and not…

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1998 Lincoln Towncar Trac and ABS Lights On

Yes, I have a problem on my 1998 Lincoln Towncar which has the TRAC light and ABS light on and sometimes the air bags won’t go up and I found an abs light cable ripped and we taped it back and the light was still on. ProTech: That might not be the only problem you have. The Traction light…

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1994 Ford F-250 Engine Light and Idle Problem

My 1994 Ford F-250 with a 5.8 Gas engine refuses to idle below 1500rpm. Is this a common problem in older engines and what might be causing the problem? I have a 15gpm hydraulic pump attached on a clutch pump, but the over revving is a fairly recent problem. ProTech: I’d first check for any…

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Ford F-150 Check Engine Light Codes- Dead Battery

I have a 1999 Ford F150 V6 it give a check engine code saying a misfire on cylinder 6 but it doesn’t do it all the time. When code is cleared it runs great for weeks but then starts to run rough and says it is running lean. ProTech: I’d try and find what’s causing…

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