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1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y1M
Hey Ford techs. Just a quick question on this van. There is no check engine light because it does'nt work. Its a unit with light in a little box that needs to be replaced. We removed it and tested it with direct power will not light. My question is will this l...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Hello fellow techs. We have a 94 Explorer that the customer states will cut out/stall very intermittantly. We have not been able to duplicate the issue while the vehicle is here in our shop. The customer states the vehicle will die and not restart until it has...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
Oil overfull, coolant in oil, changed oil & filter, now awaiting repair. No oil in radiator. Doesn't build pressure in radiator or blow bubbles. If the oil cooler were bad there should be oil in the radiator.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Front Axle Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Hey Guys, Got this Explorer in customer complained that he believe that the four wheel drive was not working in either 4 low or 4 auto. Tested the four wheel drive out on our back stone parking lot and it indeed was not spining the front wheels. But did feel ...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDFY1SLB
Customer complaint: Vehicle stalls when accelerating from a stop Sometimes at highway speeds the speedometer jumps and the truck jerks at the same time. While checking the truck we determined that it would stall when it was moved even in neutral. The problem ...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil supply to injectors VIN: 1FDLF47F1T
On start the truck has to spin about 15 sec. to get a start. On scanner it takes that long for it to show pressure at ICP switch. When about 300 psi is reached truck will start. If you plug off oil supply to right side head truck will start on left bank almost...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cly VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
no clutch
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery draw VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with a water leak,dead battery and a srs light on. the water leak was the door molding strip .Charged battery and test charging system and battery, ok. tested for draw and there is a 600ma draw. removed fuses and and when ...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Bank 2 Lean VIN: 1FAFP4045W
Sure could use some input on this one. Motor runs well. PCM is setting B2 lean(P0174). The only problem I can see is at idle the LTFT Bank 2 is at 3-4% and Bank 1 is around 0% I wouldnt think a 3% difference would flag a problem. Above idle, they even out at a... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134X
car towed in jumped time one timing belt pully broken replaced timing belt and pullys ran fine for 1 hour dies out po340 no cam signal checked tsbs did updated timing belt procedure now car will not start has 125 lbs compression spark pulse and fuel i think it...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L front end VIN: 1FTPF27L9X
hello my fellow techs, have a problem here with this truck wicth i believe to be a problem with alot of these new trucks. i think i have seen it before but it was on a 97 f150 but it had alot of miles on it. anyway this truck makes a bad nosie when your turnin...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1LNLM81W2R
fuse 17 blows until the remote keyless entry module is unplugged. customer wants a used module. question: does a new module have to be programmed, and, can a used module from another car be reprogrammed to another car with different remotes? thanks, mark
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L LF Power Window VIN: 1MEFM59S7Y
I have this Sable that intermittently the left front power window will not go up or down. I got the vehicle while it wasn't working and I have power and ground at the switch. I checked to make sure the power and ground was switching with the switch and it was....

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1985 Ford F-150 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX154FK
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We installed a low pressure pump in the forward tank. After that, we still had issues with it stalling and losing fuel pressure. The customer never used the other tank, so we installed a new standard relay ...
1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
Wiring near fuel pump relay and battery was shorting out on rusty battery tray. Battery had no hold down and slid around when comming off freeway exits.goes to show that waht may seem to be a 'time' problem may be other causes. Many techs had a good idea to is...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X1T
After reading the eleven replies to our post, and sharing with the customer, she decided to let the Ford dealer have a stab at it. We agreed with one reply which said to stop on this 179K-mile engine; however, she was 'buried' in payments and had to keep. I of... Trouble codes: P0302, P0401.
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP4044T
Thanks to Ricardo from TX, Derrick from CA, Frank from IL, Rick from CA and Bill from VA. All had the same input, that the block and crank are the same. Upper Intake is different but will be of no concern. Same with the flywheel. Frank cautioned me to make sur...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Thanks everyone for your help. Some of you recommented a compression test. Great advice! Number three and five cylinder tested at 40 p.s.i. Customer traded van in. Al Trouble codes: P0305, P0303.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
thanks to the ten who replied. scan for codes was the top choice with 5. i had determined it was an injector problem, but i do not have ford scanning capability. oil change / oil level was next with 4. it is to the mark with rotella t 15w40. naxt was a combina...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMZU63E4Y
Thanks to the three responses that I received. I posted this problem because the abs module that we suspected to be the problem was over $500.00 and the vehicle is high mileage, so we bought a used module from a wrecking yard for$110.00 and that fixed the prob...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2- 3 accumulator VIN: IFTRXO7W7Y
Iwas informed that there is an updated piston and spring for this transmission from Ford. Installed same and sent it down the road. Shifts were nice and crisp. Sorry if I offended some die hard Ford fans.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17W4Y
Got vehicle back in. Hooked up fuel pressure and scanner and test drove. Vehicle didn't act up for me. Fuel pressure ok. I proceeded to think that the customers drives fairly aggressively and perhaps the wire harness is the culprit. Grapped the harness at back...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FDAW56F5Y
Well this truck had three different problems contributing to the vibration. This is a company truck that gets driven hard and put away wet! This means if will get to a destination don't send it in for any developing problems! The three injectors fixed the misf...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L transmission VIN: 1FTRX17233
Thanks to all who replied. We removed the pan & inspected for any debris,the inside of trans was very clean with very little debris. The filter was also clean. We replaced the filter anyway and flushed the trans,after that the noise is still present. Customer ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
well, as most of you already knew... the pcv hose elbow at the back of the intake was rotted and developed a hole. i guess what messed me up is that the 2 new o2 sensors started switching like a champ at first. the other thing was that the idle was just about ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNHM82W0Y
Thank you to all who responded to this request with many ideas and suggestions . The customer left with the vehicle and was going to come back for coil replacement until this morning . He called and said he had an exhaust leak and wanted to bring the car by . ...
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X4P
Thanks to everyone that helped with this problem. Sorry took so long for the reply for I had posted it in the wrong place. I started with the ignition module for it had a gray one on it. I replaced it with a black one. that took care of the code 212 but tha co... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input), 214 (cid ckt fault).
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