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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FRD78HHHH
just replaced engine with reman unit. can not make sence of setting the distibutor in time. if i get it where the timing is correct 10btdc spout removed then the rotor is half way between #1 and the next plug wire, if I set it so the rotor is pointing towards ...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L abs VIN: IMEPM62R9K
Thanks in advance to all. this is for ford techs i am familiar with this system and i have worked on few of this sytems but on chevrolet cars i put a valve on this one about a year ago because it was leaking. the problem i have now is i have a hard pedal and n...
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L power steering pump VIN: 1FTHS24H3R
Please help, this van has come in now for the 3rd time with the front shaft on the pump broken. the cust. says that he hears no noise before the steering is lost. This van is a work van but he only hauls furniture so not to much weight. I tried to hook up our ...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Transmission Case VIN: 1FDLE40F5T
Our shop became involved with this at the suggestion of the installer, he owns and runs a shop in the vicinity, and has been the sole maintainer of this vehicle for the last two years. Customer brought the bus to our premises, we road tested vehicle, transmiss...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13PXV
I Have this ford Escort that came into the shop with a MILamp on and no speedometer and erractic transmission shifting. The stored code was P0500 . My Alldata has very limited info on this matter. I replaced the VSS and have the same problem. The gear in the t... Trouble codes: P0500
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FTZX08WXW
This vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine, he caled me a week ago from the road stating that the truck would not go over 45 mph and was bucking. I got to him with a scan tool and cyl #4 was misfiring. I inspected the ignition wires and found the #4 wire co... Trouble codes: P0503 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent/Erratic/High)
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE11W8Y
van came in and we scantest, check and compared coolant temp with coolant sensor. shows fine, flushed coolant, replaced t-stat, the mil still coming on every time we scan the vehicle the temp on the sensor reads fine Trouble codes: P0125
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L ABS Light VIN: 2FMZA5044Y
Speedomiter it inop, odomiter is inop, ABS light is on all the time. Scan vehicle I cannot read any data with ABS. Odomiter shows nothing but dashes, and I read that if there is no rolling data within 2 seconds this will occur and the ABS light will illuminate...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L lights VIN: 1FAFP33D11
Hi to all need some advice on this light flickering problem. check alternator out put and grounds.battery load test inital voltage 12.70 load voltage 11.00 state of charge 93%, alternator output 114A ripple curant 14A idle current 13A IDLE VOLTAGE 14.07. with...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14E01
Hey guys, I seem to get all the good ones. This truck is a CAA truck & carries alot of batteries & stuff. originally brought to us for a rough idle &lack of power. cust. had installed new plugs.(cust. is a tow company).found wires were bad. replaced and then m... Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s-11 lack of switch/lean), P1137 (ho2s-12 lack of switch/lean), P1151 (ho2s-21lack of switch/lean)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
Hi this car has come back to haunt us again, thought it was gone. We thought the torque converter was bad and customer wanted to trade it in. Now wants to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP959KW
Thank you everyone who replied back for helping me with my problem. None of the 7 replies helped but I appreciate all of you trying. Just to recap, it was an 1.9, 89 Ford Escort that the engine would stall and the injector would continue spraying fuel into the...
1997 Ford LN LN7000 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNR72CXV
Thanks for all the helpful hints. This engine has a filter housing with a primary fuel filter and a spot for the secondary filter, the throttle linkage is in the way so Ford has capped off the secondary filter. The fuel line going to the secondary filter cap w...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFS2425V
Well finally got this vehicle back from customer and had another look at it, had the same 1537 - IMRC stuck open bank 1 code set in memory again, rechecked everything and found no problems with the imrc system, came in the next day and started it and the flaps... Trouble codes: 1537 (IMRC stuck open bank 1).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p1506 idle high
thanks all for the help put in a ford pcv seams to ok for now Trouble codes: P1506.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air Filter VIN: 1FTNS24L9W
Thank you to the 4 people that took the time to respond. A cause for the fire has not been determined and the vehicle has been running well. One suggested a restricted exhaust and one said there is currently a recall on Taurus/Sable for the same problem. The a...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 Shift Harsh VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
Well I overhauled the trans and it took care of the harsh 2-3 shift. We are probably going to put a shift kit in to speed up the shifts. They seem a little slow. but so far all is good. Thanks for the help.
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Door Locks VIN: 1FRTUX7896
Thanks for all who replied. I recieved one email that was right on. The switch in the right rear cargo door was green and corroded causing the whole system to fail at times. Van has been gone for almost two weeks now and have had no problems.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1ZWFT61L7X
Thank you to all that replied. We replaced the IAC motor and the problem never came back. Thanks again iatn. Mark [...] Burlington Dodge. Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr).
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