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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L delay foward VIN: 2FTJW36GBL
Hello tech. I have this E4OD transmission giving me a trouble. It has very delay forward engagement. I have to accelerate about 2500 or more to engage the foward range. I have checked fluid, solonoid box.line presure was 150. TPS was bad. I repaced. it is ok n...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR16U4R
Good morning Ford techs.I have a 94 Ford ranger that intermittently won't start.When this occurs I have no spark or injector pulse and my scanner will not communicate.Also when I turn the key on I hear the main and fuel pump relays activate but the fuel pump r...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
As listed before cranks normal no start has spark and fuel pressure any help would be great thanks. Trouble codes: 111 (System pass)
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTD15Y65L
I received this truck from another tech in the shop ,he gave up on it.What is happening is that it has a miss in cyl #1.A complete tune up &fuel flush was done by the other tech . Compression is 150-160 psi ,injector drop test is 18psi from all injectors.Insta...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP52UXS
This is my car that was parked about 15 months after I bought a pickup. I decided to put back in to service because of high gas prices. Car ran fine for 3 days, then with engine cold it will die when put in gear. Engine starts and runs fine at idle but will di...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U4T
After the car is hot it will stall out or idle low due to rich over fueling. It massively overfuels (inj pw 50mS plus). MAF goes to a fixed 5.0 volts, sometimes .65 volts. Both oxygen sensors sit at .41 volts. Sometimes the Cat monitor sensors are at 1.66 volt... Trouble codes: P0103 (MAF too high), P0133 (o2), P0153 (o2), P1100 (MAF intermitent)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L eatc VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Well, I seem to be in over my head again. Sure hope someone can bail me out. Got a 97 Explorer with automatic Temp Control (EATC) where the fan will only operate on High and then only when commanded by the thumbwheel. At any other thumbwheel setting the blower...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1131W
I have not worked on any of these before, but last week car comes in with the below codes, and i repaced the vent valve and o2 B1S1. Customer said she did not make it one mile and the MIL came back on, it had the same codes. I did some quick checks i have no p... Trouble codes: P1451, P0135 (heater cir. o2 sensor B1S1)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L fuse 30 VIN: 1FAFP6637W
This car will keep poping fuse 30 which controls a cicuit called engine managment, the car hasnt been in a wreck or any of the panels removed. What I would like to know is there anyone else has seen a problem with this fuse before and what was there findings. ...
1999 Ford Chassis 6.8L Spark Plug hole VIN: 3FCNF53S5X
This is an unusual one. This V10 has coolant leaking into the two right cylinder head spark plug holes. (#4 & # 5). We have not gone into depth checking the other cylinders as they are hard to get at. Misfire codes made us check these cyinders. There is no evi...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
this windstar has used 4 quarts of oil in 500 miles no signs of any leaks but is smoking out exhaust when started any help on this engine problem would be appreciated thank you for your time
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L poor performance VIN: 1FTNX21521
This vehicle originally came in for a noise in belt area. Found the tensioner for super charger to be noisy. Replaced belt and tensioner, noise still there. Removed belt from S/C and atrted noise gone. Removed S/C and sent to Keene Bell for repairs. They rebui...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W81
This car goes to antilock mode under normal braking just as car is coming to a stop (10 mph or less) and is worse when turning left. Pedal vibrates and scan tool indicates that both rear inlet valves close and sometimes both outlet valves open when this occurs...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L rear shoes VIN: 1FTRE14231
i am trying to find out if any of you are having the same problems we are having with rear shoes. we do alot of fleet work on 1997 f-150 and e150. we do about 3 brake jobs a day on these veh. and have for some time. in the last few months we are getting these ...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Transmission VIN: 3FAHP31381
When accelerating it makes no noise at all. As soon as you let off the gas the noise begins. As soon as you hit the gas again, it is gone. It sounds like a baseball card in a bicycle wheel. It does this in any gear at any speed. It is louder and at a higher fr...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L variable steering VIN: 1LNLM92V7V
this car is driving us nuts. came from a body shop after a front end hit. this car should have stiff steering on highway and normal steering at slow speeds. if you make a turn at low speeds, the steering wheel will not return. customer says this symptom was oc...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L head gaskets VIN: 1MELM66L9W
This vehicle has antifreeze in two front cylinders and is overheating. my question is. Is there any thing that is common such as intake gaskets or intake, etc. that I should be looking at first and then if I need to do the heads can anyone give me any pointers...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W3X
Thanks to all for any and all help this site is awesome saved me a number of times!! This car orginally came in with light on and code 308 present, with no (supposedly) running problems, replaced the maint. parts did not notice any running problems at this ti... Trouble codes: P0308, P0174

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Clutch VIN: 1FTDF15YKN
It is a common complaint for this truck to have a difficult bleed. We tipped the m/cyl forward as per advise and this freed up some air. We still had a low pedal- the tipoff was that the pedal did not fully raise itself the last inch or so of travel. We snoope...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L abs...rear only VIN: 1FTJE34HOL
Greetings to all.I recieved acouple responses to unplug the hydraulic unit located on the frame rail to see if it would stop the rear brakes from locking up.I road tested the van for several days and brakes never locked up.The customer at this time does not ha...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W8P
I let the customer drive this vehicle for a few days so I could be sure that it was fixed. Talked to customer yesterday and all is well after he drove it on a trip of about 100 miles. The fix for this was to replace the Bank 2 O2 sensor. After replacing the se... Trouble codes: 176 (Bank 2 Lean), 177 (Bank 2 Rich), 542 (Fuel pump secondary circuit).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Right Rear sensor VIN: 2FMDA5145T
Thank you! For your help. I ended up replacing the new right rear sensor. I tried regapping the sensors to a little larger gap but I still couldnt get rid of the code.I made a harness to connect to the sensor with the vehicle wiring disconnected and ran it in ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FTDF176XV
Thanks guys for all the help. The problem was electrolysis in the heater core, as almost all of you pointed out. A special thanks to Ron from Ohio who came up with the T.S.B. number 01-15-06. Mike from Colorado was also correct with the restrictors in the heat...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L valve train VIN: IFAFP42XXW
thanks to all who replied - Upon disassembly I found #1 Intake sucked into seat (heat problem)? - No resources knew of any problems w/ of this sort (not even Ford) - My Jasper Rep said he had another customer replace an engine for same reason - I replaced engi...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10U8W
Vehicle is fixed. Plugged hole in throttle body and re-adjusted idle. Thanks to all who replied.
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35LXY
Replaced M.A.F. 2nd time new OEM from Ford , had bad part new out of box and sent m down the wrong path asuming that new was good
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L blend door acuator VIN: 1LNLM82F3L
replaced the controller as adviced by several members afterwards the actuator worked as it should . thanks to all who helped
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