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1983 Ford E-250 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Valve Adjustment VIN: 1FBHE21YXD
Thanks in advance for any and all advice you can give me. I didnt pay attention when I tore this down, but now I'm puting it back together and the valve train doesnt seem right. My book says that 79 and up 300 6 cyls. have valves that dont need adusting but th...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF14Y5K
Hi group,this ford truck idles a little roughly at 1000 rpm's.when propane is introduced this helps smooth out the idle, which tells of a lean condition. When the throttle is applied,it starts to break up at 2,600 rpm's and won't go over 3,000 rpm's even if yo...
1989 Ford Probe LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVBT21C3K
Okay Guys! I have an 89 Probe in my bay and I can not find the single wire ST1 connector that you have to jump to ground to get codes. I found the 6-cavity connector (3-wire) that serves as the ALDL by the driver side strut tower. Where is the ST-1 single wire...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y2K
this truck bucks & jerks very bad under acceleration & cruise & only seems to start after you reach 25 mph & above. it idles great & will accelerate with no problems sitting in shop. it has new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,fuel pump & filters installed by customer. w...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XT
Hello fellow technicans. Today a customer brought his 1996 Ford Contour in due to a check engine light coming back on after it was reset a few weeks ago. The code that was extracted was P0171- System Too Lean (Bank 1). After going on a test drive with the cust... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all gauges VIN: 1FTDF1766V
One month ago & 1500 miles ago all gauges quit working. We replaced #29 fuse (5 amp) tested amp draw, wire wiggled, taped on gauge cluster, test drove & checked wiggled wiring in the engine compartment, could not get fuse to blow. He brings truck in today same...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX08L8V
request help to all ford technicians. have a f-150 1997 truck with a misfire at idle and under load. checked spark plugs at front cylinders and they appear in good condition. not sure what the cylinder numbering configuration is for a 5.4 liter v-8. checked fo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6538V
Car came in with mil on. No drivability problem. Both p0402 and p1780 present. Have tested vacuum solenoid(appears good). Removed vacuum hose from egr valve and installed gauge to hose. When rpm is raised, sufficient vacuum is present. When vacuum is applied t... Trouble codes: P0402, P1780
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L speedo prob/no shift VIN: 1FTNE24L6W
this is 1 from another shop. it came in for no speedometer, the other shop has replaced the speed sensors in both the trans & rear end. i pulled codes & it had none other than p1000. i check data & find a good vss reading to the pcm, next i pull the cluster & ... Trouble codes: P0500
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZV34X1X
hi techs looking for help on this one. this suv came in with these repairs done. so we thought this would be easy because another shop replace all the parts for the codes. well we check the codes again and check for input and output from the computer. we found... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor fault), P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0175 (system too rich bank 2)
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MPCT01Z3M
I need some help on this one. I have a 91 capri that has an engine light on all the time. Code 03 cid sensor. The yellow wire from the eca to the cid sensor has no resistance. The ground at the distributor is ok. VPWR is 12 v at distributor. I have 12V at both... Trouble codes: 03 (Cylinder ID cam sensor)
1993 Mercury Tracer 1.9L rod bearings VIN: 3MAPM10J4P
Looking for some advice here from someone with a good or bad experience replacing bearings in a 1.9L Ford. I have seen bearing failures soon after replacement on these, but never with any firm reason why. This car went to shop A with a noise complaint. They re...

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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15NOJ
thank you all for youre help! this was a strange one,after rechecking the map sensor we found it to be the problem it was keeping the injectors from opening wide enough to run.thanhs agian for all the relpies!!
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L controls VIN: 1FAFP13P6X
Thank all of you for your help. Some of you hit the problem right off. The dealer billed me for a ccrm with a BC ending and that was the correct one but when I rechecked the box they sent me a AC ending. I called the dealer and told them what they did and they...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Abs module VIN: 1FDRE14W4X
After repies stating that 3 MPH is base for abs module procided to replace Left frt speed sensor as of now vehicle has no other problems. Thanks very much for the needed imfomation Ken
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L brake lights VIN: 2FTRX27WXX
Thanks guys for pointing me in the right direction on this. My problem turned out to be a loose connection at the plug in on the multi function switch. This was a green wire which comes from the brake light switch. repaired the connection and now have brake li...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52281
Well..of all the people that sent a reply,I am pretty sureALL of them were on the money! The flex fuel module... Ichecked my vantage,to no avail! I haven't checked withsnappy yet,but I wonder if vantage has the options forthese other systems in the vehicle..no... Trouble codes: P0460.
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
based on information obtained we sent the vehicle to the transmission shop and had the torque converter replaced. This did not repair customers problem. previously we had serviced and flushed the transmission and added lube guard, it did not help either. the v...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Spark plug VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
First I want to thank everyone who offered good ideas. Though I have no hard facts to offer rather just a theory I think it's a good one. Many replies suggested coolant dripping down from a source such as a heater hose, however that was not it as there are...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Thank you to all that have responded. I checked the crank sensor when the problem happened. The signal looked ok but a little weak. While the engine was running, the crank sensor had an irregular pattern intermittantly. I replace the sensor and then irregular ...
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