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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y2J
Customer stops in today with this pickup, him and his buddy put a 5.0 HO out of a Mustang where his 4.9 used to sit, swapped engine and computer along with computer harness, overnight cold truck wont start, I checked fuel pressure 40psi, good spark, no injecto...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTEE14N5S
hey guys, customers complaint is occassionally, usually going up an incline, vehicle has a hesitation around 20-30 mph.then goes away when you are past those speeds. I'm not familiar with this code mentioned below and not sure if this is the cause. Went on a t... Trouble codes: 212 (loss of IDM input to PCM-Spout circuit grounded)
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L damper hub VIN: 1FTFE24299
Hi Guys I have a E van here that came in for no start a week ago, It would not start and it seem like when the timing was of on a distributor ignition system. I did a complete diagnostic to pin point the backfiring on the engine. After everything checked ok,I ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FTDF176XV
Truck came in with coolant leaking from the HVAC drain tube. This will be the third heater core in 7 months. Thie first heater core had a hole in it. The second heater core went a month later and had split a seam. Rad cap tested good. ( replced it any way)...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L whistle noise VIN: 3FALP1135W
vehicle came in for a noise when hot. when you shut the car off it makes a whistling sound for a few seconds. sounds like it is coming from the throttle body area. has a new iac valve from the ford dealer. doesn't make the noise all the time. customer said the...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
this vehicle has been to our shop for mil lights several times. we've had the following codes on different occasions--p0141 (bank one rear sensor heater circuit), p0430 (bank one rear o2 sensor heater circuit failure), p0420 (bank 2 catalytic converter efficie... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s bank one sensor one slow response), P0430 (bank 2 car efficiency below limit)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Hello IATN, I have a bit of a mystery with this truck. The steering or chassis makes a distinct metallic ping when turning sharply (at the steering lock) and driving forward or back. It does it a very slow speed and will generally make one or two pings and th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Hello Everyone,I have a powerstroke diesel has intermittent rough idle at stops and start up.extremely low miles,. Had truck to three dealerships,nobody can seem to pin it down. if anyone has seen a similar issue or can shed some light i would appreciate it.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L MIL Lamp on
hi group sorry at home forgot to bring vin # with me, every couple of weeks vehicle will set po443 evap code, first came in the canister purge valve was open ckt, verified power to it and ground ok replaced ran vehicle drive cycle and reset the evap monitor gr... Trouble codes: P0443

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FAPP62T0N
Well, most everyone was correct. The replacement Borg Warner IAC was either bad or just will not work. I ordered in a OEM and it works fine. That was my initial diagnosis, but that aftermarket IAC threw me off. I spent 2-3 extra hours on this thing because of ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
While I thank those 3 fellows that replied, I have not been able to resolve this issue. I believe that the 4wheel abs control module is at fault, but I have not received authorization to replace it. I am closing this help request. I will post any updated inf...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L engine VIN: 1FTHX26G7T
Thanks for the help fellas. The customer has phoned me once to inquire as to my solution to this problem. I guess he didn't like my answer, because as of today, he still has not returned for service.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0729V
Thanks to Dave,Michael& MSgt Kevin. The harmonic balancer was indeed broken and causing the crank signal to be off several degrees. Thanks to all who responded. JK Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Missfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire Detected).
2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Interior lighting VIN: 2FAFP74W0Y
Customer has found a used LCM and asked me if I would install. I have told him that I thought he had another problem and that I would not gaurantee ANY FIX unless I had time to study the problem. (Customer is always right; as long as I am not responseable). ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20L0Y
Turned out to be a broke valve spring on #3 intake valve. New valve spring, and retainer solved it. Had to get a couple special tools from OTC Ford Valve Spring Compressor (OTC 303-567) Spring Retainer (OTC 303-382) Hope this helps someone. Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14E01
hi. vehicle left without being repaired. customer sent it back to ford. thanx to everyone for all your help. jf. Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s-11 lack of switch/lean), P1137 (ho2s-12 lack of switch/lean), P1151 (ho2s-21lack of switch/lean).
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter
Well the jury's in on this Cougar. The car will need a new flywheel,These flywheels were defective from the factory. . Now I wait for the customer to raise the funds to repair the car. I would like to thank Kevin,Jim,Kat,Nick,and Brian for their response. De...
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