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Help Request Answers
1975 Ford LN900 534CID hard to find part VIN: F90LVV9052
hello i hope some of you oldtimers can help me with this one. i am trying to find a carb. for this truck. it has a holley 4bbl. with a list # of 6822-1 it also has a ford # of [...]. i know you don't have sitting in your shop. but i need to find a source ...
1990 Ford Mustang 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
please help ford guys, I converted my 1995 toyota tacoma to a 90 5.0L h.o. used mustang motor harness ran great for a week or two. now it has a lean miss pops through intake on slight accl from a cruse speed but if you give it full throttle then its fine but q... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
hi group this explorer is running very rough, tons of black smoke coming from the exhaust, engine knock, belt tensioner is causing this noise, probably because starts to hydraulic, ? spark plugs are black scan test data shows that maf sensor is reading 2.6 vol... Trouble codes: 565 (canister purge solenoid)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E8V
I am having a difficult time diagnosing this vehicle. I know I have one bad injector. Cylinder 2 and 6 misfire at an idle, and clean up with higher rpm. B2s1 will intermittenly stay lean. while the rear responds correctly. I also used the vantage to check the ... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap sys leak detected...Gas cap), P0153 (H02s21 ckt slow response. Stays lean hard accel. bad snsr), P0171 (sys too lean bank 1), P0174 (too lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDXE47FIX
Hi Guys and Girls.I need help on this Ford from the Ford Gods out there.On the scanner the commanded gear reads 1 st always until it upshifts and in park the TR sensor reads error,inany other gear it reads drive.Is this normal or is something wrong.I have repl...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P7X
on this explorer we have what appears to be loss of oil prime on cold start - when start up cold have zero psi for about 5-10 seconds and has lifter noise - then pressure comes up to 50psi - we are using mechanical gauge to test we replaced oil filter and chan...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
car came in with no power steering and very noisy pump buzzing. we added fluid to pump and got power steering but noisy. when we shut off car fluid pushed back out of pump. we replaced pump and high pressure hose. after driving the car for a while and the syst...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Abs module VIN: 1FDRE14W4X
Even tho I have speed sensor codes C1155 C1230 C1158 can not get imformation on vechicle setting still front and rear wheel speed sensors show 3 miles per hour. Can fix speed sensor codes but shoudnt the ABS module show o mph while setting still.Do I possibly ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Hi, car came to me from the local chevy dealer as it didnt run right after the cust. bought it. The cust. problem with the car is that when you floor it from a stand still and leave it to the floor and let it shift on its own it surges after it goes into 3rd g...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20L0Y
had 3 misfires replaced plugs and the 3 coils and vehicle runs alot better. Has #3 misfire code. swapped coil and injector to diff hole still sameprob and changed spark plug again. When it misses vacuum gauge reads 17inhg and bounces theres a funnysound in the... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Hey All, This truck will intermittantly not have rear brakes, high mount brake, and left turn signal. I have 12 volts coming out of brake light switch. I can manually turn the lights on if I supply power at the connector under the truck. For the turn signal, ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F21
Truck came in, engine would stall, water in fuel light would come on after stall. Usually will start right back up and run fine. I changed the cam sensor after reading several posts stating that solved the problem. On the test drive after sensor replacement th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P1218 (CID Stuck High)
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Have a customers car that will intermittantly not start after warm restart. Cranks ok. Have loss of fuel pressure, loss of spark, and loss of injector pulse. No codes stored in the computer. After a few cranking attemps and a short sitting time, the vehicle st...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W4V
This vehicle runs well but check engine light comes on with o2 code indicating rich. Sensor is after catalytic. Front sensor reads high & low, but rear will go rich occasionally at idle. Question is, how does it see rich if front sensor movement is proper? Any... Trouble codes: P0175 (System too rich-Bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FARP15J2R
thank you for all the help. Owner decided not to spend anymore time on car. I replaced ign mod and it seemed to help some. The problem is electrical, most likely a bad wire. I can clear codes and they come right back without even starting engine. Again thank y... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow sensor circuit below minimum voltage), 159 (mass air flow sensor higher or lower than expected).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5143S
I would like to thank all those who replyed to my request. While every suggestion was already checked including cam timing, the exhaust system was checked twice for a plugged converter, air flow meter, throttle position sensor, temp sensor, ECU, compression, o...
1995 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L auto locking hubs VIN: 1FTDR15U8S
Thanks for the help guys and mike from Dana, We had a problem with an intermittent rubbing noise only when in two wheel drive. Initially the auto locking hubs on the 95 Ford Ranger 4X4 were defective. We solved that but the intermittent rubbing noise remaine...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U6T
I apologise for waisting anyones time with this help request. This request was posted without my knowlege. Steps have been taken to correct this situation from happening again. Trouble codes: P0133, P1131, P1358.
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L abs lamp on and code 12 set VIN: 1FTJW35F8T
could not find the diode and resistor assemble so just wired a diode and resistor into the system as ind at wire codes set out in manual. fixed the condition ok now
1996 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA51437
sorry for the delay on this post. The problem was the rod bearings were wore down to the brass. we've ordered some new bearings in to repair the problem. thank you to all for the replies.
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L ignition switch VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
We narrowed the problem to the splice after the fuse for the pcm power diode. We knew the problem could not be after the diode because the diode was good only allowing the ignition circuit to flow one way. We had about 3 volts bleeding thru the dide keeping th...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP66L5Y
sorry people but this one is not fixed. the customer hasn't come back for the repair...single mom, blah, blah, blah. i did get several replies. voltage drop from possible bad connections, broken baffle in the tank and plugged pick-up. if the car returns and we...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA5246I
Thank you all for your help, most all replies pointed to the upper intake being loose on the inside. We replaced it and all was better. I was wondering if I could have fixed the original part. I seemd that I could have fastened the 2 pieces back together again...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Lacks power VIN: 1FTNE24L92
First of all thanks to all who offered help.I recieved all top knotch sugestions. My help request intentionally left out the fact I spent a good 20 minutes checking the integrity of theair intake system. I felt I did not need to do fuel pressure and volume in ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W3P
Sorry it took so long ,because cust went on vacation and didnt come back till mon. We went back thru all grounds and checked for voltage and all were ok. We decided to check the alternator output for ac signal and lo and behold there it was. we replaced the al...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L electronic steering VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
well i finally fixed this car.first i thank all who took the time to help!!! the first code was a b1318 low voltage detected.the fix for 1318 i replced the power and ground wires.the power wires are p/o wire pin #1 at the vdm to 10a #28 fuse, and dg/y wire pin...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5OU9V
The customer did not want to spend the money to replace the proccessor assy. I am pretty sure that is what it would have taken to fix the vehicle since it had the nessesary voltage at the white wires to the sensor heater circuits. Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161.
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