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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30G6J
Motorhome came in with a "no start". Customer replaced TFI module and still no start. Found a scotchbrite connector connected into the ignition to ecc relay and it shorted out and took out the relay. Disconnected it and repaired wire, replaced relay and it now... Trouble codes: 18 (IDM circuit.)
1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA41X9P
Have an Aerostar here with high idle problem. Has idle surge of about 1800 rpm when shifting into R or D, then settles around 1100rpm in P and D. Replaced IAC solenoid and did't help. Checked TPS found no glitches, no vacuum leaks, has new MAF on it, all value...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine
This van has an issue that is puzzling me a little bit. while idling it doesn't overheat at all. all fans are working properly and at correct temperatures. but it pegs in the red going down the road. if you stop the temperature runs back down to about 195- 200...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L koer code 213 VIN: 1FTHE24Y7S
Hello all. This van is a fleet vehicle that came in running on 3 and 1/2 cylinders. Had low compression on some cyls. Leakdown test showed leaking valves. Company supplied long block for us to install. Got engine swapped out and CEL was on (a good number of th... Trouble codes: 213 (koer spout circuit open)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147W
van is dropping a code for cam sensor. vehicle was brought to me in a basket. engine was out and tore down for low oil pressure. after finishing repair i~m getting a cam sensor fault. i used the alignment tool for 3.0-4.0 engine because the only other cam alig...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L gem module VIN: 1FMYU22EXX
I sure hope someone can help me. I got this 99 Ford that was hit by lighting, when it first came into the shop a whole bunch of fuses were blowen I changed them and smoke did come out from behind the dash but they didn't blow again. The Auto lamp system didn't...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4046X
vehicle came in with mil on,code po460 stored in history.ran koeo test for codes-none present.scanned pcm &checked fuel level,seems ok.test drove-no codes,problem seems intermitant.?? has anyone seen this problem before? Trouble codes: P0460
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L pump bushing, pump, internal noise in low and reve VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
I'm not a Ford transmission mechanic, just GM. This one came in on the hook and the customer said it was pouring fluid out the front. I've seen that before due to over heating. This one tries to move immediately on shifting into forward or reverse and makes a ...

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1947 Ford truck .0L starting
thanks to everybody it turns out to be one of the deul points was grounding out inside the dist.one of the metal bands that attach was just touching the plate. now it runs fine except now i fine out it has no brakes and the clutch disk must be fused to the fly...
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTCF15N4G
Thanks to every one who replied. The Ford is fixed. There was no real concensus on what the problem may be but it turned out to be the ditributor pick-up. I forgot to mention in the original help request that the converter had been removed so I got two people ... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR valve position sensor).
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L #3 shift solonoid VIN: 1MELMM50U2
Cracked forward piston was confirmed. I had a suspicion, based on a Bulletin on that problem. Thanks Guys Rob
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