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1985 Ford F-150 4.9L clutch VIN: 2B4GP24G7Y
This truck was in a couple years ago after he had clutch replaced at another shop and it had a real bad chatter as you released clutch pedal. He brought it in yesterday and we pulled it and noticed clutch had some hot spots and the pilot bearing was wore real ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26HOK
I have a 1989 f-250 with a 5.8 liter dual thermactor system. This truck has a bad buck and jerk while driving with more than 1/2 throttle. When you start off from a stop it will excel fine until about 3000 rpm then it will cut out and buck violently and the ta... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2)
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L water pump belt VIN: 1ZVLT20A8R
Good morning all. We've got a dreaded come back this morning and don't know why. This Probe came in last August with the timing belt spun off, due to interference of the water pump belt. We figured the water pump belt simply failed and got caught up in the low...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H9R
Hey guys...thanks for any help!! This little car came in on a hook after the customer called and said "how much to put in a fuel pump?? Sounded simple enough...The car has a mitsubishi computer on it, BTW. Okay, fuel pump doesn't pump, but by grounding the tes...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Starting VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Hi all, I have this Ford E350 motorhome that is cranking extremely slow and sometimes will not start.I checked the battery voltage and it is 12.7 volts and it passed a load test.I checked for voltage drop across the starter and it was .7 volts. This seems high...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F8S
replaced icp, read 5psi instead of 0 when not running, code still comes back under load, but not every time you accel.ipr peaks at 50% under load and 13% at idle, icp reads from 0 at idle to 2600psi under load. code does not show up koeo or koer. and truck idl... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp low or high press)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FALP53S7T
Vehicle came in last week with EGR flow code and very high idle. We found bad IAC, PCV valve and plugged EGR passages. We replaced the IAC and PCV valve and cleaned out the passages. WE also did a BG decarb. It came back today with surge and you could let off ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6535T
i have a no spark and no start condition we tried new coil and new crank and new cam sensors but still no spark we have power at the coil the only unussual thing on the monitor when cranking is "spark adv. 16374" i think i have a bad coputer but i hate to just...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello fellow techs customer come into shop with complaint of her for taurus steering hard to the right only, so we test drove the car and sure enough it steers hard to the right only , but not all the time but most of the time. Checked for gem operation by sca...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
vehicle originally came in with complaint of poor/surging idle and delay in shifting from 1st to 2nd. technician confirmed both complaints. scanned for codes. no codes in obd ii generic mode and no readings from o2 sensors. no communication with scanner in oem... Trouble codes: P1131 (lean bank 1), P1151 (lean bank 2)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX1761V
this vehicle came in with a leaking heater core 11 months ago, we replaced the core ( with an oe part)along with the thermostat,rad cap, and did a bg coolant flush.we checked the voltage in the coolant as per fords tsb and it was well within specs, six months ...
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1FAP42X4XF
Owner of car states that while driving without touching the turn signal lever the left turn signal will come on and flash at a very fast rate. The only way it will stop is if you turn 4ways on and off or sometimes ign must be shut off and back on. We cannot du...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DVW1PDK
the car came in with hasitaion & lack of power when cold between 1500 to 2000 rpm andthe fuel pump was making noise in the passenger compartment, air flow meter cover was brocken, recomended to replace fuel pump , filter & air flow meter , prior to replaceing ...

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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L 3,4 gear VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
I'd first like to say thank you to Mike [...] who spent a lot of time getting me info and talking me through this problem. I had 2 actual issues. First the installer didn't flush the cooler and plugged up the valve body with garbage. Second the sealing ring o...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143T
thanks after raising the plenum the problem was obvious. this engine has a small egr gas port for each cyl. it comes in in a common passage and enters the cyl thru its own passege, so instead of getting a low flow contition all the egr gas entered the only ope... Trouble codes: P0304.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Unbelievable but true. After all this my customer remembers that during that recent oil change he had recently performed he added an oil supplement. I questioned him further and found out that he had overdosed his engine with 1 gallon of Lucas oil stabilizer. ... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent).
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Thanks to everyone who replied. It appears that my 'known good' canister purge valve was 'not so good' afterall ... go figure. Anyway, a new valve fixed the code. Thanks again, Todd Trouble codes: 443 (Canister Purge Circuit Malfunction).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L valves VIN: FM2W4YTH3C
well this one was wierd. found out that the driver is a kid and was racing the the car down the freeway. was in 5th gear and tried to down shift to 4th but ended up in 2nd. floated the valves and bent them. dealer said not to fix valves because piston pin gets...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE3057X
Sorry for the delay in posting but I had to wait for the bus to get some miles on it to be sure. Anywho, I got my hands on a smoke machine and seen that the IAC had a slight vacuum leak between the solenoid and housing. Never would have found it with out the s...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMNU4OL4Y
Hi Iatn members, Even though I did not fix anything on this vehicle all of your replys were right on the money. I checked and rechecked all pids ok. Ran thru drive cycles and mileage is getting better. Up to 10.9mpg better than 9. Thanks to all who r...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF37F4X
Thanks for the replies. I retrieved a trans. connector from the salvage yard to furnish my own power supply to the solenoid pack. Then grounded my solenoids to provide shifts. Still no second gear. I purchased a valve body and accumulator assembly, transferred...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W1V
Wow! well seems like everyboby but me had the fix for this one.21 responses and just about everybody nailed it.We took a Baro reading and found it at 125.Didn't want to take any chances so we changed the MAF and Bingo! the baro jumed to 157 and the car runs ev... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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