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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTEF15N4F
hi everone this ford has no voltage to fuel pump, it has dual tanks with in line pump on frame and low pressure pumps in tanks, when i turn key on fuel pump relay clicks, i have B+ at yellow wire from starter relay always, B+ at both eec terminals at relay wit...
1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Bucking VIN: 1FABP64TXJ
Vehicle is a 1988 Thunderbird. 2.3 L engine, turbo charged. On accel, both light as well as heavy, vehicle suffers from a mis condition. On heavy accel a ping is also heard. Upon removal of the spout connector the vehicle runs just fine. If the spout is reconn...
1989 Ford Escort Pony 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9099K
Hey all thanks for taking time to read this out of your busy schedule. Vehicle was towed in as a no start. Checked timing belt okay. Checked fuel pump pressure 14 psi fuel volume 1 pint in 30 seconds. Checked for spark no spark. Removed or disconected spout an...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L0V
I had the fine opportunity of replacing the engine on this vehicle. Due to poor maintenance, it threw two rods through the block and disintegrated two complete (I mean COMPLETE) pistons. Got it all done and test drove it. I was getting some scraping noise that... Trouble codes: P0743 (tcc)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTNX21F82
Hi folks.On a learning curve this morning,an F350 4x4 that won't go into 4wd.Can't hear any action at the transfer case.Did a scan with the snappy and found no codes present,but in history there was a B1359,Ign run/accy ck fault,and a P1865 T case contact plt ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Left front VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
vehicle started with squeaking noise/when driving across bumps it sounds like something knocking or rattleing under left front end. Have put on lift and checked everything under front but nothing is loose or looks out of place
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
Customer says that vehicle stalls intermittently when coming to stop or making turns.Road test vehicle couldn't duplicate concern.Has no codes stored,checked maf sensor,and fuel filter all ok.Thanks in advance.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cruise control/horn VIN: 1MEFM6535X
Cruise control does not work. Horn blows when pressing coast or off buttons and also will blow when pressing horn contact. We have tried a new cruise switch and a new cruise module, but neither helped. We are desperate for some insight on this one. Alldata doe...

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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L hard start VIN: 1FTEX14N4J
Thank you to everyone that replied to this help request.Map hertz,CTS,IAC valve and the fuel pressure regulator all checked out fine along with no exhaust restriction.After further disscussion with our customer about his complaint we came to the conclusion tha...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
thanks for your help as always.The advice given was all done already,as was checking the archives first.All vacs,pressures,scope images,grounds were good before asking for help. It ran somewhat better,not to my liking,but we threw the book at it to no avail.Cu...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L pulls left VIN: 1FMEU15HXP
hey all, all fixed. had realigned and swaped rotors and pads from right to left. thanks to all. have been extremely busy . sorry for short explanation
1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FACP41E7P
After a few days of scan testing and scope readings we found that #4 injector was intermittantly shorting to ground. After a new injector car ran great... I know i feel like an idiot after this one... something so simple through us for a loop. Thanks for all t...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Valves VIN: 1FALP6535V
We believe the best route is engine overhaul. Oil changes, or lack thereof are suspect, owner states oil changes are consistent, now, indicating in the past they were not. Thanks for your help, all replies provided new insight.
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F7V
Thank You All Who posted replys. As well as finding a shorted IPR valve ckt. I all so found that when the high pressure oil pump was installed, the drive gear was miss aligned and was not in contact with the cam gear. If not for three hurricains We would h...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L heater core VIN: 1FTNE2421W
Well it just goes to show you. Sometimes you cant even rely on your best tech to be honest with you. When I checked the voltage in the coolant myself it was .6 volts. I'd been told this was checked every time but come to find out it was flushed the first time ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140W
I would like to thank eveyone who answered. What I ended up doing was sealing off the intake manifold and letting my smoke machine run on it for a few minutes. I learned that sometimes you need to build a little pressure in order to get leaks to show up. The... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cylinder 1).
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W1X
Problem was found to be in multiple coilpak misfires that would not show up on Modus 1. After replacing faulty coilpaks the trouble cleared. Thanks to all who offered suggestions,
2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX07L1Y
Thank you very much for taking your time to give us the information necessary to change this engine out. There were 20 responses, half said to pull the cab, this would be great, but we don't have the equipment to handle it this way. I was glad to see that the ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2F4CR12ADV
most of you said there is a updated upper intake manifold and gaskets and valve cover plus a pcm reflash the customer has not brought back the van so i dont know if the engine light is off still Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on,
I want to thank everybody that took the time to help me. The customer did not want to put any more money in the car. I don't know what he is going to do with it. Jim,Mike,Ciro,John all set me good tips that I have to remember. One being about checking timing... Trouble codes: 42 (Left bank rich KOER), 92 (Right bank rich KOER).
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