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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCF15N0G
at this point,fuel is reaching seperator, not flowing through, fuel lines cannot be crossed as are different sizes to seperator on frame. we replaced seperator again (ford part), still no flow through, front high pressure pump is aftermarket, worked ok before,...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L hard start-cold VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
Hi folks, I have a good one here. The shop in front of ours had this truck for a couple months trying to get it to run and had some luck when they put a new fuelpump in the tank. They thought they had it fixed until the cust came to get it and it wouldn't star... Trouble codes: 85 (purge valve open circuit)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Water pump
This car originally came in with the temperature sender center blown out and overheating. It had about 104,000 miles on it. I found that the original plastic water pump impeller was cracked and spinning on its shaft. I replaced the pump with a Napa rebuilt. It...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air ride VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Randomly sets code 1725-front pneumatic fault-ran all tests with NGS STAR scanner and of course it passes-found front height sensor readings a little funny when we first checked-found height arm binding on corroded ball stud-repaired-roadtested about 4 times t...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Prolbem #1 p0171 & p0174 both banks to lean. And I Seem to have a small lean missfire at idel any temp. I looked for vac leaks, not seen yet. Since both banks are lean by code, I was thinking it could be a vac leak. Where could this vac leak be on a 4.0L?... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP53V1X
Hi everyone, I am working on a coworkers Ford Taurus and I need some Ford techs help. The vehcile has no heat, the engine heats up and the gauge reads in the middle so I think that the thermoistat is OK. It appears that the heater core or the mode door system...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L clutches VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
F150 1999 tools needed for differential case sevice hard time rolling spider gears in after clutch replacement. we ask ford about service tools, wont sell us any part # that starts with T for tool. we starting to get theses trucks in all needing clutches, our ...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F21
hello all, i have here a 7.3 diesel turbo that a customer wants us to fix. the truck idles rough, and has no power in 1 and 2 gear. if you try to 1/2 or full throttle the truck on take-off it just bogs down and spits blue smoke out the exhaust, after that the ...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Greetings all, I have this crown vic here, came in with a long crank/hard to start. I have not been able to duplicate the problem but have two officers & the tech from the city comfirm that it happend to them. I have no codes and the fuel system holds ok, the ...
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L battery VIN: 1MELM66L1T
ok i am posting this request for any information you fellow techs might have with this problem. i have a 1996 mercury mistique. it has a v6 automatic. the customer lets the car sit for 2 or 3 days, and the battery goes dead. we decided to replace the central ...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP4DE9M
Wow, I had over 50 replies on this one. Very common problem on this motor. The screen in the hole gets clogged and requires replacement. A new screen can be purchased from the dealer or from the aftermarket parts stores. Many said that there is a special tool ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP7IW6X
good afternoon fellow techs, the 'pos' is fixed. thanks to all 15 who replied. here's the scoop...i found a wire chaffed in the harness were it goes over the transmission. that took care of the downstream o2 heater code. i checked the front harness but it was ... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 circuit), P0141 (b1s1 heater circuit), P0155 (b2s1 heater circuit).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cab VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
thanks for everybodies help! i checked everything everyone suggested, and in the end what fixed it were the plastic bushings between the leafs on the left side. the right side was fine (which also had no noise), left side were totally worn in half. thanks agai...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1LHM87A52Y
Sorry it took so long to get back to everyone. I had been trying to get a hold of the customer to see how the car has been doing before I closed this. The t-stat did fix this car, I just didn't get all the air out of the system. There is a seperate bleeder for...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater core VIN: 2MELM75WXV
Thank you all for your suggestions. Most of the replies suggested fully flushing & refilling radiator with distilled water to prevent further electrolysis, and most suggested adding a (additional) ground to prevent future electrolysis. We also replaced all the...
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