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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTHF2611G
This is my sons truck. Clean 2 owner original 70K miles. I don't know alot about diesels. I used to do work on the old 5.7 gm's but its been along time ago. This truck has always ran great until all of a sudden. It now starts good, but runs almost too bad to d...
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP71F6H
Hello All you super tech's, Help me with this please! This one really hurts because for once this one is my own car, and it is stuck in my own driveway, Man this is embarrassing, but I dont have a lot of the test equipment here I need to. Spark is great with ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF26H7K
Hello group, This truck is starting to kick me in the butt. This truck was recently purchased by the customer knowing it had this problem. Previous owners had put a used engine in it. Supposivelly, this problem started after putting in the engine. There were ...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Running systems VIN: LFARP11J5R
The car has no power and burns alot of fuel, Though there is no black smoke from the Exhaust. The back is also backing up on excelleration. I did a Computer Diagnostic test, and thus, alot of codes came up, too many codes to be quite honest. So, I check them a...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF25N9R
This truck runs very well 99% of the time . The problem only occurs after you have driven for 45 min to an hour.And then you must be pulling a load like doing 75mph into a headwind or going up a hill. Then as you apply more throttle,it does not buck or miss,bu...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L power windows VIN: 1FMCU24X7S
Ford techs, need some basic info here. I have this Explorer the has the 4wd lights flashing and at the same time the power windows in/op. Not all the time. Pulling the wiring diagrams, it appears that the accessory delay relay is common to both circuits. This ...
1995 Ford F-700 7.0L backfire VIN: 1FDNF70J0S
I have a older 1995 f-series 700, like the newer f-750's. It is a big pacific bell truck. the problem is it backfires thru exhaust on decel, very loud backfire like a gunshot. it has a 7.0l in it, ford i assume or catapillar. the exhaust smells like it is runn...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Steering wheel VIN: 1FMDU35PXT
(Thanks to all, that make this great tool operate.) I have a tough one here. While going srait down the road this explorer's steering will seem to stick in the center position. A simple lane change is hard to turn the wheel. The power steering will then kick i...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP4044T
Happy New Year. I have a general question that I thought one of you Ford guru's might know off the top of your head. My customer has 1996 Mustang with a blown 3.8. He has the opportunity to get a 3.8 out of a 2002 Mustang and my question is are they interhanga...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 30 amp fuse VIN: 1FTJW36F3V
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blue Oval: truck towed to me after dying on customer going down the road. I found a 30 amp maxi fuse blown (#22 in Engine Bay fuse center) Replaced and started vehicle, ran for about 10 minutes while I looked and wiggled. Then I shu...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
First post and have picked a dead horse to kick... cat code 0420 I know this is a common subject and before posting help request I researched archives to look for a related fix but was unsuccessful. I subed a good part for the post converter o2 sensor no chan... Trouble codes: P1120 (tp sensor out range low), P1125 (tps intermittant fail), P1000 (obd2 system check incomplete), P, 0420 (cat ineffeciency bank 1 pass side)
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP13PAX
I had a customer to come in and said his engine was not getting warm.We check thermostat and it was closed when we finely got the thing out.We replaced it with aftermarket thermostat and sent him on his way.4 days later he calls and said it was doing the same ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L injector oil press VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
hi powerstroke fans i need some help i like powerstrokes but this one fooled me. it starts hard when sets overnight. next morning it starts runs 5sec & dies than hard to resrart i put my mastertech on & check injector oil press. it has good oil press for 5sec ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246X
Sorry but boss not around. I m on his accountto get some help. But vehicle came in for check engine light. Pulled code and found code common code for this vehicle PO171. No visible leak in intake and exhaust during time of test. Baromenter checked ok at 150 hz... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FIRE14W0Y
This vehicle came back to us with a p0302 code. See previous repair history. We rechecked all the plugs and the boots (COP ignition system). The boots were cracked so we changed them, made no difference. We swapped coils and injectors around and still no diffe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53241
Hey all you Ford Techs: Got this thing in with the check engine lamp on. Gas gauge reading is real erratic. We dropped the tank and examined the Sending unit and wiring. Everything seems ok. When you look at the readings through the scanner we get correct rea... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Fault F086)
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRE11222
I inherited this problem when I came to work here. The van is cutting out only when cold for about five minutes until the vehicle warms up. The fuel pressure is good at all times and there is no MIL light on, no codes in the computer and seems to run good for ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
I have a Lincoln LS with a 3.9 V8 that continuously trips code P0305, Cyl #5 misfire. Never any other codes. This rough idle concern is evident only under 1200 rpms. I have replaced all the spark plugs with Autolite double plats, new spark plug boots from Ford... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5)
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X4P
the customer brought this car in with complaint of check engine light comes on and dies at stop lights. can keep it running if put it in neutral before coming to a stop. test drove this car and did not die for me but the check engine light came on. put the sca... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input), 214 (cid ckt fault)

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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP53S8T
Thanks to all who replied. After we presented the customer with her options, start with the separator and hope it is not the engine, she decided to take the car to the dealer in hopes of a possible warranty. We have yet to hear back from her but if we do we wi...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L compresion VIN: 1FAFP10P1W
Thanks for all your help. Like I said before this post was done for another shop. I went down to this shop to look at this thing last night. And I would like to thank all of you but Frank hit right on the head. The mechanic DID NOT put this thing together righ...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Lock-up VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Thanks for the replies. I sent the torque conv. back to the original supplier. Once they cut it open,they discovered washer and clutch damage. They supplied me with a triple disc unit, and once installed, the thing did'nt miss a beat.I will always be installin...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Ride quality VIN: 2FTRX08L01
Unable to repair vehicle yet. Vibration getting worse. Vibration occurs at 41-43 mph under light throttle and again at 71-74 mph. Vibration also very pronounced during decel 43-41 mph. Most responces said to have rear driveshaft balance checked or to replace d...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L enguagement VIN: 2FTHLKVIN1
Ford Techs: Well, thanks once again for IATN! and thanks for Jim [...].you boys hit the nail on the head. Apparently there is a problem with these shift fork bushings. I'm wondering whether its lack of lubrication or maybe lousy mat...
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L gy/y wiring VIN: 1MEPM6045L
Appoligize for the late response, the vehicle is fixed, everybody was right as usual, it was a lack of ground that was giving me the problem, the battery had been hooked up backwards and burnt out wiring, they had put new battery cables in, but there was no gr...
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