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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47G6R
Iatn, I need you to bail me out. This Super Duty will not accelerate cold. The O/D switch on the shifter will blink and as soon as you hit the gas pedal is starts to sputter and pop in the exhaust. When this thing warms up the light on the switch goes off and ... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input to processor), 624 (electric pressure control circuit)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Heating VIN: 1FTEX15YXS
Hey Ford guys. This is one of our mechanics personal vehicles and has done all the repairs and test listed with no results, POOR heat at best luke warm even with the radiator blocked with cardboard. Make no differance what the outside temp is. The engine just...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52V9W
I have this Ford Taurus and the battery goes dead in 1 week when parked. Alternator is good 14.65v, amp draw test is .170 miliamp which to me is too high, pulled 10AMP battery saver fuse, amp draw now is .006 miliamp. My question is what is battery saver, I no...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU74E42
This has a viberation through the vehicle at idle when warm. The engine shakes and can be felt through the body or seats. There are no codes or check engine lamp on. All data lookes normal. Compression is good within 5 psi on all cylenders. The injectors were ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17W13
this truck had been a night mare i am the second tech to work on it here's the problem coolant gauge goes to hot engine goes in to fail safe mode you can put in neutral turn of and turn on will not repeat for as long as a month another dealership replaced the ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cyl head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cyl head overtemp protect active), U1073 (scp data fault for eng coolant)

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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37H9M
well thay say man made problems are the hardest to fix ...and my friends this is one of them..come to find out this truck has been from shop to shop !and had six motors in one year !! somewere, somebody put a motor and wiring harness in this truck from a bone ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Black smoke VIN: 1FTHX26G7P
We tried a computer out of a 1992 motor home and it went into closed loop and had 3 digit codes. Installed a Ford computer and it seems to be working normally but still does not have data stream. Tested circuit to connector and it seems to be ok. We did not di... Trouble codes: 41 (Lean HEGO sensor not switching), 42 (Rich HEGO sensor).
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Line pressure VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Hello all, Well the Taurus is fixed and down the road. Post repair all pressures are normal. I learned quite a bit about the AXODE. I havent done much transmission work and what I have done was mostly GM. Everyone unanimously agreed that those pressure rea...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cam dowel pin VIN: 1ZVLT22BOS
Thank you all for your help. Afterfurther disassembly I did find that the front cam did in fact sieze in the head, of coarse it would turn over when i got it it was cold! However the dowel pin is a 5/32 drill bit cut off the shank and made the dowel pin. Thank...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8V
I would like to thank you all for your help.I went back to the car and rechecked every thing.Rechecked the circuits for the 02s.Power and grounds were good so only one thing left witch some of you sugested was the computer.Had one shipped overnightand installe... Trouble codes: 0411 (0135 -), 0135 (0136 -), 0136 (0141 -), 0141 (0155 -), 0155 (0161 -), 0161.
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP58S2V
Thanks to all that replied.The fix ended up being the replacement of the pcm.The fact that the scanner would recognize a fault in the PATS module but would not recognize the pcm kind of led me to believe it was the PCM.thanks again Trouble codes: U1147 (SCP Comm error).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
thanks to everybody that answered my post(fantastic!!) the problem was the fuel pump i had never ran across one that would die intermitanly.i did borrow a curent probe and it did show up as bad.now i need to get one!! thanks again to everybody
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1131X
Gotta love this business!! A couple replies were concerned with the TPS over 1 volt.Cheap & easy to get to, I noticed someone had already tampered with the tamper-proof bolts holding it on. I yanked the t-body to ease the removal of said bolts, & when I flippe... Trouble codes: P1506 (idle overspeed error).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNX21F3Y
I'm not sure if this thing is the way it's supposed to be or not. Like I said in my original post, I thought it was pretty acceptable, but just not perfect. We literally removed every steering component and could not find a problem. On the alignment rack it tu...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDSE35S8Y
After installing Amsoil's preoiler,which by the way is very slick, I am happy to say that at least 90 percent of any noise I heard on start up has disappeared for now. The preoiler injects about 160 ml of oil when you turn the key on. It has a buzzer that soun...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L support bearing VIN: 1FAFP34P94
Well, thanks again to everyone that replied,it appears that alot of techs have had this same problem with the ford focus.As it turns out, there is a bearing available from ford {much to my ford partsman's surprise}and it retails for about 40.00$$can. Special t...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power Door VIN: 2FMDA53431
I had another 01 Windstar ins stock so I swapped the power slider door module from the one and it fixed it. Ford is REAL proud of the module according to there price. I am currently looking for a used one. Anybody have any??? You can call me toll free @ 888-29...
1984 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0L courtesy light switch VIN: 1MRBP98F1E
Thanks to everyone that took the time to give thier advise. The switch location I learned is the plunger near the door hinge. As it turns out, the switch was good but the fuse was missing. After installing a new fuse the courtesy lights worked and the air susp...
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