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1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25H5S
Hello, This vehicle runs RICH ALWAYS. Had TP code, and I graphed the TP and saw uneven sweep so I replaced TPS. Also replaced 02 sensor and spark plugs, which were all evenly dry sooty black. My Mitchell says TPS should be 0.50V at 0% throttle, but I have 0.98... Trouble codes: 122 (Throttle Position Circuit Low Input), 173 (Lack of H02S Switches Indicates Rich Bank 1)
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L voltmeter VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Hi to all. Iam have a customer percived problem.Alternator takes anywhere from 10 seconds to 1 minute to start charging.when charging the voltage is good.It appears the alternator is charging when the voltage is low because iam getting almost 90 amps at idle.T...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L vac hubs VIN: 1FTZR15XXW
front hubs not enguaging, will not hold vacuum. both hubs replaced, both hub 0 rings replaced. Is there any other seals in the hub bearings that alter vacuum holding? Thanks in advance
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Extra Pieces, 2-3 shift, Torque Converter VIN: 1FMZU35PXX
Hi techs, I have an extra part that I found laying in the pan when I pulled the pan down on this explorer. I am unsure if it is related to my two concerns on this transmission (See rest of the story). The part looks like some kind of plunger, is plastic and ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L radio, odometer reading VIN: 1FTCR14X0U
i have this unusual problem with this ford p/u at times the odometer will go dark and then the radio will have static over the speakers when this occours when you turn on the turn signals and while hitting the brakes. when the odometer comes back on then it go...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
Greetings Fellow Techs, Got a trouble child here. 2000 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 V6 24 valve engine. Car orginally came to us with a MIL light and slight miss. The MIL light code was PO305-misfire # 5. We pulled the coil and plug on that cylinder finding a worn... Trouble codes: P0305
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F7Y
This is my own personal truck I've never had any Driveability problems with it.Today coming up to a light the engine just died.I restarted it and it ran for a couple of minutes the died again.I towed it back to the shop.I noticed that the longer it sits the lo...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
This vehicle has been at Ford for the last 6 months with the mil on and codes P0171 & P0714. Finally they just kept clearing the codes. Now I got it. I have done all the basic test and are OK. Fuel pressure is with in range, no vac. leaks, checked it with carb... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)

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1962 Ford T-Bird 390CID power steering pump and reservior VIN: 2Y85Z17208
I received several replies, with three that were all parts of the problem. Rusty said that there is a filter in the reservoir that could be restricted, causing the fluid to get air bound. I replaced the filter, and tightened all the return line clamps, thinkin...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W0R
well it looks like tightening the egr orifise tube connector at the egr did the trick.the leak at that point was creating enough vacuum loss to mess with the dpfe. thanks again to all that responded. Trouble codes: P1406 (dpfe back pressure hose off or pluged).
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMDA41X5R
thanks to all who replied. This vehicle is still not repaired.I followed all the leads provided by other iatn members,i thought i was on to a problem with the mass air flow sensor,as it was coated with oil from a K&N air filter.I cleaned the sensor as suggeste...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L low power VIN: 1FTEF15X19
we checked everything again had the cats taken all the way off they were clear we put some top end cleaner into the fuel tank and after running it let it sit over night and the truck now runs great so i guess i would have to say it had dirty injectors well clo...
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X4S
Going to call this one a fix. After rechecking the system and talking to a friend from Missouri,(thanks Bill)decided to relook at egr control solenoid. Ended up testing soleniod with a injector tester. Hooked up tester and 'buzzed' the solenoid a couple of tim... Trouble codes: P1405.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Flywheel? VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Thank You For All Your Replys, Hit The Cam Sync With a Stethascope And BAM, There It Was, R&R Distributor Assembly And Troubles Went Away
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover
The timng cover comes off with engine in truck, R/R rad, the rest is cut and dry. Our 2001 Motor repair manual thats light truck and van stated, front cover remove step one R/R engine, well we heeded this advice, and back on the lift it went for another look s...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater
received 22 replies regarding a problem getting heat from 3 different 1998 ford taurus sedans with the 3.0 12 valve engine . i have repaired one with a defective water pump impeller and one with a clogged heater core. one more to go. thanks for the great info....
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E4W
I went ahead and sent this one to Ford. I did get some helpfull replies tonight though. They said that some key fobs and rings could interfere with the pats, and to check the plastic ring around the switch for damage. Unfortunately, I had already sent it off. ... Trouble codes: P1260.
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
i frist replaced the tps with motorcraft but not from the dealer so i called the dealer and they said there was an updated t.b. with an updated tps on it and a new pigtail that needs to be replaced to connect to the new tps after that everthing is fine. Trouble codes: P0122 (tps voltage low).
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