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1991 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP6241M
Hi guys, I need some idea's from all of you Ford Experts. We have this car that seems to being running perfect other than a hesitation that sometimes turns into a stall. It only happens with a cold engine once your at operating temp everything seems fine. Any ...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
Hello trans techs, This trans was overhauled 8k miles ago. customer was towing an extremly oversized load and burnt up torque converter(extreme duty) and clutch packs. The condition I have is a very delayed 1-2 shift as well as an early 2-3 & 3-4 shift.With l...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
I was checking this car out for a misfire this morning (power braking it while I watched the 5100- secondary scope-. and when I was finished the vehicles Idle became abnormal, and eventually the p1506 was set. here's the deal, it Idles normally until the throt... Trouble codes: P1506
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Reverse lights VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Hi, the VIN # for this one is incorrect, it would not let me enter the correct one, I checked it twice([...]?). So I have this 1992 E150, the reverse lights only work when you move the shifter 1/2 way between park and reverse. I checked the cable adjustme...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L abs modual VIN: 1FTUX176XV
ABS LIGHT IS ON . Code 4 is displayed. In the flow chart it says to check pins and harness at abs modual. My parts locator says the modaul is in the center dash. I have removed the top panel and I can't see any moduals. I removed the radio and I don't see one ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Just need some input from some Ford specialists. Originally vehicle came in 1 year ago with complaint of poor fuel economy, approx. 16mpg. There were o2 & T/Converter codes. Replaced 2 o2 sensors, reset all codes, vehicle back again 1 month later, still compla...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L push rod VIN: 2FMZA514XB
This vehicle has a rubbing/squeaking noise emminating from the brake pedal in the area of the brake booster push rod/cylinder. I have sprayed lube into the boot and removed the boot and lubricated it. Still the noise persists. Short of replacing the booster as...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17W5Y
i have a mastertech scantool with the 2003 v3.5 update. I called Vetronix to see if i could montitor the individual cylinders to determine which one was misfireing. They told me to go to OBDII F5 System tests and look at the PID and CID Pass and Fail. They tol... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
each time the misfire occured cyl. 3 spark plug was found to have a cracked insulator. has anyone come across this problem ? could a lean condition in that cyl. cause the temp. to rise to the point that would crack the insulator. the o2 sensors are swicthing b... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 2-3 Upshift VIN: 1FMZU63E02
Vehicle Was Originally Taken To The Dealership, Because The Customer Was Complaining Of Slippage & O.D. Light Flashing. They Advised Him That He Would Need A complete Rebuild. When The Vehicle Arrived Here It Had No Codes, I Suspect That They Had Already Clea...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy
This Ford Box truck was purchased new with 400 miles on itin the fall of 2003. Since putting it in service and driving all over the state of Oh. and Pa. we think we are getting below avg. fuel mileage. The truck has always run well. Trying to get a little bett... Trouble codes: P0236 (p0603-), P0603 (p1211-), P1211
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L batt drain VIN: 1LNCM93E6L
Vehicle will drain battery over night. I have noticed that you can open the drivers door interior lights, dash lights and Drivers info center light up. You can close the door and interior lights go out but the dash lights stay on and the DIC stays awake. Will ...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1MELM65L5S
Vehicle's temperature gauge is reaching the hot mark but does not seem to be over heating. We have attempted to bleed cooling system but problem is still occuring.

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF14Y5K
hi group...we replaced the hi pressure fuel pump on the frame rail with a new one from napa..the truck started right up and idles nice and smooth. The fuel pressure is 45 # at idle, and the engine responds as it should with good aceleration...we got a few resp...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
Well, first of all I'd like to thank all of those who responded to my posting on this Ford product. the majority seemed to feel that the problem is either the ignition module or perhaps a fuel delivery problem, possibly the relays malfuntioning. I have had a c...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU34X3T
Well the Explorer is fixed. I received 15 replies and most of them were to check for a vacuum leak around the lower intake manifold. I replaced all the gaskets and fuel trims returned to normal and engine idles nicely. I figured it had an intake leak but didn'... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0420.
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L clutch VIN: 1FAFP1OP5X
thanks to all who replied. Most said to change the ccrm. I wasn't sure what the volts reading was supposed to be at wire 16 and 23 both going to the clutch. Replaced ccrm back probed the 23 wire and had bat+ where on old one there was nothing. again thanks to ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Hello everyone, got 7 replies on this one. All 7 replies helped me get this one going. Jim from Alberta and Jerry from Ohio said to check power going in and out of enertia switch, and ther was, so that led me back to fuel pump relay, Robert from Maryland said ... Trouble codes: P0232.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Buzzing Noise VIN: 1FTNX21L4Y
Here are the results of the replies I recieved, thank you all. 3 for 'Torrington Bearing', 1 for ' Snap ring on overdrive drum comes loose, there is a update for this', 1 for convertor, 1 for EPC solenoid. I have advised the customer to go to the transmissio...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP33POY
We took the valve cover off and tore in a little deeper. The noise was a bad roller lifter and cam. thanks Ed [...] for your reply.
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