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1976 Ford F-250 6.4L emissions diagrams VIN: F26YRB3025
We have installed a 390cid replacement motor instead of the oem 360 motor and we need information on the correct emission requirements and vacuum routing to get this smog legal in calif.the 390 motor was offered in this truck but we need diagrams to set it up ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF25G6K
Thanks for your help in advance. This truck has been giving us fits for some time now. It will not run well enough to pull itself into the shop and smokes back out the tailpipe. It seems as though it is getting way to much fuel. We have test fuel pressure and ...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FACP74W1N
Hello FORD techs,I'm a GM fuel and electrical guy that needs some help on this Crown Vic.Customer complaint is poor idle,check for tune-up.Did a history check and has only 20,000 kms on my last tune-up,plugs look great with normal tan color,no excessive wear.P... Trouble codes: 172 (02 not switchinglean bank 1), 173 (02 not switchingrich bank 1), 176 (02 not switchinglean bank 2), 177 (02 not switching rich bank2), 326 (egr pfe/dpfesignal to low), 543 (fuel pump circuitopen battery to eca)
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Line pressure VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Hello, This car was towed in for no forward engagement. Reverse functions normally. Drove car into shop (backwards) and checked fluid. Fluid was dirty, but not burnt, and no shiny or black material in it. Checked line pressure, found my line pressure was ab...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start, Stall
This car cranks forever and then finally will start just before the batt. dies and will idle along just fine. If you touch the throttle it dies. With hood open and running the throttle by hand you can get it to accelerate fine as long as you move the throttle ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
thanks to all in advance, this windstar once in a while will set the above mentioned codes with no drivabillity issues, so the first time it came in we scaned and did a visual under the hood, we found the pcv hose in bad shape and leaking, so that was fixed an... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of ho2s b1s1 indicates lean), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0133 (o2s slow response bank1 sensor 1)
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L blend doors VIN: IFTRX18L7X
this vehicle came in with the complaint of no heat . my problem is this is the fourth ford truck or utility vehicle that has came in with this problem i tested the coolant system completely the thermostat is opening correctly temperature at the heater hoses ar...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
I have this powerstroke that cranks fine but will not run,service engine soon light on KOEO, no wait to start light and no data available to scanner. Was wondering if anyone could shed any light on this problem. I would very much appreciate any help you could ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Theft System VIN: 2FMZA5340Y
Hello Ford Tech's This Ford Was Just Towed In With NO START. Scaned System And Has Code P1260 Theft System. Theft Light Flashing Fast. (Tried Both Keys) Still No Start. Owner Said He Bought Van New And Has Had This Problem Since Then Off And On. Ford Has Looke...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08683
welcome to our nightmare!we have a mil on, bank two maxs rich to -30% during road test,, slightly rough idle, misfire code for 6 has shown up occasionally, we had replaced #6 plug and c.o.p.,compression on left hand cylinders are all within 10psi apiece. after... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0306 (misfire 6 cylinder), P0316 (testing and results)

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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Starting VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Hi All, Many of you suggested that I check the voltage drop of the groung side wire going from the battery to the frame. According to many of the responses these vehicles have problems with high resistance on the ground wire. I checked voltage drop of the posi...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
it is fixed!!! and the owner is off of my back. we found the purge solenoid wires chafed and the new purge solenoid shorted...o.oo ohms. another new purge solenoid and a minor wiring repair and all is well. the car ran all of its monitors and no codes, no pend... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap canister vent malfunction).
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE14WXY
this one was the IAC. everyone hit it right. its been gone for a week and no complants. this network is great!!
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51461
Thanks again for all your help: it was in the sincro shaft it is caked with burnt oil around the oil passage of the housing also didnt seem to be getting oil to shaft as upper shaft was changing colors from lack of lube. cleaned passages with brake clean and a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Replacing the module seems to have fixed the vehicle.Suggestions included a possible software update, doesn't seem to apply to mine. Also a suggestion to change oil which we did. Another wrote that module failures are common, and to add an extra ground wire to...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Limited Slip VIN: 5MLPU28L4X
Thanks for all the replies on this one. We replaced all the clutches and installed the .060 shim. Added 2 bottles of additive and all is well.
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DVW1PDK
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, DIES VIN: 4M2DV1114V
I want to thank all of you techs that provided information. The injectors were replaced by another shop trying to figure out the same problem, I finally refered this vehicle to the dealer ( ouch ) sometimes these things happen. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Trouble codes: P0325, P0300.
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