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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L front wheels 4x4 VIN: 1FMEU15H9P
This is a 4x4 full size Bronco.I don't work on these but this is my son's truck and money is limited. I am trying to get an idea of what's involved in this repair. He told me when he goes in the woods and puts it in 4 wheel drive the front wheels are not pulli...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTJW36K4R
this truck came in with a low brake pedal that would sink to the floor with all brake lines crimped off so we replaced the master and it was still sinking so we replaced the eletrostatic valve for the rear abs (abs module) but still same problem. If you clap o...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP45T5R
The complaint the costumer has is that when driving sometime at low speed he steps on the throttle the vehicle doesn't respond(like poor fuel pressure)then it quits,he hit the starter and off he goes.I noticed when I checked the engine it hesitates with rough ...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Van came in with a dead cylinder. Scanning PCM gave code for #6 cyl. which was confirmed. Spark was good and plug showed flooded. A new plug was installed, still miising and plug came out wet with fuel. Noid light installed on #6 injector connector and it was ... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cyl. misfire detected)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 1FAFP6639W
We have a contour that came in with a broken timing belt. A new belt was installed and tensioners and idler pulleys installed at the same time. The engine ran fine for about 15 minutes and then developed a dead miss on #4 cylinder. The head was removed after v...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power steering gear VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
need some help. this explorer came in about 1 year ago with a groan and slight vibration only when turning left at slow speeds. acts normal when turning right. it came back in a few days ago with same problem, so i replaced the ps gear again. this time it made...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FDXE40F8X
this is my church's bus. it is a 28 pass conversion on a ford e450sd chassis. it has two separate ac systems. the system giving problems is the ford system,a dual system. the dash outlets and the rear ac have same compressor,etc. while idling, the air out of t...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant temp gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F7Y
The coolant temp gauge reads high most of the time yet the engine is at proper operating temp. Upon arrival I tested the coolant sending unit and according to Mitchell it was way out of spec. I installed a Ford unit and test drove for 5 miles, everything looke...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L valve train VIN: 1FAHP53U21
Hi all, This vehicle is making a loud squeaking noise that is centered right about at the stat area. Sounds like dry rocker arms. sometimes one sometimes two. Can't hear it as loud in the valve covers as center of engine. Could be fly wheel area, but sounds mo...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Electric door locks VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Hello, This pickup has RKE system and the door locks will not function correctly. They operate about the same with the remote transmitter as they do with the manual door switches. They do lock when you start moving, then there is a repeated "ticking" in the d...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE ALWAYS VIN: 1LNLM9743L
Hey Ford Guys - Customers complaint when brought in was very high idle always - Said it happened after long drive with cruise on. Went through basic tests Power/ fuel:Koeo 35psi Koer 30psi, with vacuum disconnected it goes to 48psi /ignition /throttle plate / ... Trouble codes: 12 (High idle), 96 (could not find definition on this code)
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8P
Ok, I have a 93 mercury Grand Marquie LS with a 4.6. The vehicle will sit and idle fine, you can drive it for 30 minutes or more with no driveablity symptoms. Then suddenly the engine starts missing on cylinders 1, 5 and 6. Then as suddenly as it began, the en...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55UXV
Thanks in advance. This car triggers a code po443 after about three days of driving. Tested with flowchart, cap is good both the sensor in the tank and under the hood heve been replaced. All seems to test ok with the flowchart. Any help would be appriciated. M... Trouble codes: P0443

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1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP22X6G
i had 5 replies indicating a bad stator/pick-up coil. 1 for a plugged/restricted map sensor vacuum supply hose(gel-like substance). 3 suggesting a failing tps. and a few suggesting wrong distributor or distributor gear. this car is a one owner car and has had ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N4L
I want to thank all of you guys who took the time out to help me to solve the problem. I had my computer at the shop getting fixed , thats why I am late to reply. Problem was with the alternator. When you reved up head lights were getting brighter, sometimes g...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
I took several more recordings using a flight recorder and checked out things like manual lever sensor and vss, even tried new ones just to be sure. I was sure that the PCM wasn't commanding the shift until late. My last recordings showed that the shift was ac...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Crankshaft and crankshaft thrust bearing
Thanks for the replies everyone. Sorry for the late closing but the customer was stalling on the project. We checked everything out that was suggested and all was in spec except for the flywheel bolts on the crank. We believe this is the culprit of the thrust ...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17246
The original code po402 was from a bad dpfe sensor. It had 4.86v all the time. It should have .62v at idle.The egr passages were completely clogged.Also there was a reservior tank under the right front inner fender that was cracked from a previous wreck.It was... Trouble codes: P0402, P0304, P0401.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Hello all, My customer decided to give ford one last try after I explained to him the responses I received from each of you guys. For the most part most of the suggested repairs had been tried on this truck. Last week a dealer had a ford engineer spend two day...
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