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1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: E24AHDH967
Hello Group, I submit this with humility. I hope there are some Ford techs out there that have seen this before! The van came in as a long crank when cold. Immediately I noticed the van had plenty of fuel thanks to the smell when I began to crank it. Choke c...
1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP22X6G
this car will stumble/misfire/passout(does'nt die) occassionally.have looked at all i can think of,and thought a ford guru somewhere will recognise the symptom. usually happens when warmed up thoroughly,but has happened cold a few times. thanks in advance.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMCU24XXT
Hi guys. I have a 96 Explorer 4X4 that is giving us some trouble. The truck will only move in 4 lo. When I switch it to 4 auto or 2wd, the tranfercase has no output to either drive shaft. The 4wd indicator lights do work inconjunction with what position the 4w...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
hello all diesel techs, I need help with this one. good cust. had truck towed in because it would not start(when it was happening there was no wait to start light and the glow plug relay would click rapidly.) i had him swap relays with anoth in fuse box but wa... Trouble codes: P0605, P0198 (eot sensor high), P0603 (internal ctrl mod kam error)
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L parking brake VIN: 1FAFP4043W
this vehicle failed state inspection because parking brake was not holding car under acceleration, over 1 grand rpm. You could hear parking brake trying to hold but wouldn't. This has the automatic adjuster system and I observed the hand lever while operating ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X6X
car came in first time with a misfire #3 plug was not firing but looked fine so i replaced plug and ran fine. came back 4 months later with same problem same cylinder so i replaced all plugs and wires. did fine for three months same problem raplced plugs again... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L l\front crash sensor VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
air bag light flashes and then stays on code 1942 sets every time replaced l\front crash sensor still same code with my scanner hooked up both crash senors show p- air bag 1.84 [...] .17 to.25 d- airbag 1.79 [...] .17 bracket 0.0 v batt 13.5 dont know...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Convertor VIN: 1FTDF15Y5P
Thanks for all the info & time taken by the four who replied. The customer did not bring the truck back as he was supposed to so I have no fix but just wanted to express my gratitude.
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L abs solonoid/valve VIN: 1FMCU24X6S
Well another frustrating vehicle on the road again operating properly.I removed the differential cover to take another look. From the initial appearance it was perfect.So I pulled the carrier right out and from a side view you could see the exciter ring was cr...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L electric shift 4wd VIN: 1FMOU34X4S
Thanks to those who posted replies. First motor we got from Ford was wrong. We recognized a difference in the pigtail when we picked up the part and brought it to the attention of the counter person. They said that that was the only part available and he went ...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L koer code 213 VIN: 1FTHE24Y7S
Sorry for the delay. Being this is a fleet vehicle, they needed it ASAP. They said this van will still run hot on longer highway runs. If they use it for short runs or just around town, it's fine. It's been back for an oil change, but they needed it back right... Trouble codes: 213 (koer spout circuit open).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ft.4x4 will not engauge but all indiactor lights w VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
thanks guys but nothing helped mainly my fault i did not give the corect info.problem is still a problem.i im not getting any vaccume to the axel diaphram.the fork is fine it will lock-up manuelly.need help
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNJLT05H6V
Hi Guys, Well this one is history. The ignition coil was the culpret,[apparently weak] Other sugestions were MAF sensor, MAF intake tube loose or cracked,Fuel pressure,& TPS sensor all of which checked OK. Changed distributor with a known good one and bingo! p...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio, starter VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
Thank you to all that responded. The problemed turned out to be the starter relay or solenoid as some would call it. The problem happened after it was warm and found by tapping on the relay, the radio would come on, but when going to crank would loose contact ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWW36S9X
Thanks to all that replied! I pulled the plugs again and found one cylinder on the drivers side that was black with soot from misfiring. Unfortunately I was in a hurry removing them and didn't notice which cylinder it came out of. I installed a new plug,and al...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU04141
I thank you all for your input. First thing we did was try a new TPS, Problem still there. Next we jumpered the high press. switch. Vehicle still acted the same. Then we jumpered the low press. cycle switch. Then a/c clutch stayed engaged. WOTcutoff was acting...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM82WXY
Thank you guys, I really appreciate what your input to solve the problem. I service the transmission as you've said( MErcom V) and it did it. I call back the customer and inquired about it and said that the shifting was a little slower than before. I the custo...
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