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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N7L
cust. started having problem with lack of power and black smoke coming from exhaust. problem was intermittent. i started to drive said truck after the dist., computer, ignition module was replaced. i hooked up a break out box with a four channel lab scope and ...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30H3L
Hello everyone we have this Econoline with a 5.8L that keeps coming back with an intermittent code 41 o2 not switching. We have replace the o2 twice and the map sensor. We can never get the code to reset for us or seem to find anything malfunctioning when we a... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO lean not switching)
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15NIN
Hello all, This one has us stumped. This truck came in not starting. #4 & #8 were full of fuel. Replaced plugs and it would start but not run very good. It runs on 3 cylinders. The ignition pattern were all good. We pulled the vac. hose off the regulator and i...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L HVAC No Heat or very little VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
My co worker is trying to get heat out of this little Ranger. The story as I have heard is that the engine never reaches operating temp. They r+r'd the t stat twice with no improvement. I personally have not looked at this vehicle as I inherited the job at 5:0...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
this truck is my brothers, ran the truck hard one night the head gasket went, tear down and found left head cracked, replaced with a used one from a machine shop, replaced all gaskets and head bolts, assemble back together and found coolant rusty, flush coolan...
1995 Ford B700 5.9L Engine oil VIN: 1FDXB80C0S
We are getting coolant in the oil. It has been confirmed by oil analysis.The sodium level is 171ppm and the Potassium level is 225ppm. The draft tube has milky residue in it and at the end. We have removed the pan and looked up behind the side cover at the cor...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Hello All- This vehicle came in before the holidays with the check engine light on and a sputter heard at the tailpipe along with a rough idle. The vehicle runs great during normal driving and customer said the fuel milege was the best ever. New plugs and wire... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 Cylinder misfire detected), P0406 (bank 1catalyst effiency below linits), P0136 (HO2S12 circuit problem)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 dash lights
This one just came back from the trans shop with a fresh overhaul. Trans shifts fine but now the "4x4, 4x4low" lights on the dash blink at times while driving or sitting, KOER or KOEO I don't have the NGS scan tester that the Mitchell manual refers to. The 4wd...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
I got this exploder in shop with complaint of engine noise and oil pressure gauge flucuates, I confirmed after about two minutes of running engine at about 3000 rpm, the oil gauge starts bouncing and noise coincides with the lack of pressure , I shut down and ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: TWF33FXEB1
hello techs, i am working on a ford F350 with the power stroke diesel for a friend, i usually do not do trucks. customer states that the truck will stall while driving, usually in the rain. i have driven the truck in the rain yesterday and it did indeed stall ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTYR14V5X
Hi, Thanks for your time. We have a customer who's Ranger will not show oil pressure on the gauge for several seconds, as long as a few minutes sometimes only on cold start up. After warm up it reads fine all day. I'm sure it's an electrcal problem. The sendi...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timming VIN: 3FAKP113XY
thax for responding. 2000 ford escort came in on hook.problem blown head gskt.r&r complete repair.install new timming belt. followed camshaft alignment procdure as per mitchel.camshaft alignment tools from snap-on master kit.#4 cyl very low compression 30psi a...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window motors, door locks, suspension, engine hors VIN: 2FTRX18W13
To begin this is not your normal help request. In fact there are no specific problems with this particular Ford, if that is believable! I'm actually in a position where the customer wants us to perform various upgrades and enhancements to this vehicle. This is...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U34
this truck came in w/ a missfire; Missfire codes for cyl.s 1,2,3, & random. Missfires do not show up on ignition scope, compression is good to 130 psi. Engine vaccuum is 18 pounds @ idle, Fuel trim data: Bank One: -5.0 Bank Two: 20.0 Have checked for vaccuu... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L lower ball joint VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
car has noise over slight bumps,very loud thumping type noise,noise is in front,shock/spring ck oks,end links ck ok noise is all the time ,we think it is from lower ball joints they have a very slight movement up/down when you ck with balljoint unloaded.Before...
1977 Mercury Cougar 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 7A93H50152
When hold at higher rpm and let come back to idle it will lean out and dye if you don't feather throttle. Four gasses are good until you let off the throttle and then it leans out for about 5 seconds and richens back up, then idles OK. Anyone have any ideas? T...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
Van came in on hook, crank no start - although starter motor sounded terrible. The car had starting stalling that morning, re-started, stalled again and the no start. Customer has checked plugs, says they were wet, flooding. He had cleaned and replaced plugs- ... Trouble codes: 55 (no codes)

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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil supply to injectors VIN: 1FDLF47F1T
Thanks for the help. This has been a learning experince on this we have never been this deep into one of these 7.3`s. The truck is fixed and on the road once again. The fix was the orings. We got in touch with Charles [...] the diesel man and he said we shoul...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE2428V
Sorry the customerneeded vehicle for holiday season and did not come back. If he does I will post fix Trouble codes: 1512 (imrc), 1513 (imrc).
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Bank 2 Lean VIN: 1FAFP4045W
This fix reply is a little on the lame side. As I stated, there was only a 3% difference between bank one and bank two. I ran this one at all different loads and it never showed any signs of a difference between banks. I cant be sure why it set the DTC, but it... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18W0Y
Thanks for all the great replies, just about all hit the nail on the head. We ended up pulling all coils out, blew out all the connectors on the coils, the boots, and the plug wells. Cleaned the spark plugs, put grease on the connectors and everything is fine.... Trouble codes: P0356 (secondary ignition).
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FPX1859CA
Thanks to everyone who helped. Customer needed his truck so he took it to a Ford dealer. I could not find why I had a miss on No. 6 cly. I moved the coil pack and replaced spark plug and the miss stayed on No,6 cly. But No. 1 cly. when I moved the coil pack th... Trouble codes: 301 (miss one cly.), 306 (miss six cly.).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L traction control VIN: 1FAFP45XLY
Thanks William, Ed and Christopher. Owner of the car was not that concerned about the traction control so i did not go any farther with diagonosis. I do believe that the pcm has a chip in it and that is the cause of the problem.
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
Thanks to everybody who responded, 13 out of the 18 nailed it. I replaced the upper and lower plenum gsks. I verified it this morning after the vehicle sat over night, it started right up and ran smooth and did not stall once. Thanks to all of you for your sug... Trouble codes: P0174.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Front Hubs VIN: 1FTSW31F81
Customer returned, all Tech replies were related to vacuum problem. Hubs were taken apart with wheel bearing assemblies and o-rings checked and replaced. Vacuum pull remained constant which led me to beleive that all was well. Customer has since complained abo...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Well, This request is now ‘timing out' and has to close.. Although I don't have a fix to post, I do have some extra info. in closing.. First, I'd like to thank all that responded for your time.. During the running of the help request this truck/trans develop...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1LNLM81W2R
we think the pass key module will fix car so he took it to the dealer. some replies said a new module must be used, some said an old one could be used but the remotes would have to be prog. to the used remote. one reply thought the courtesy lights were the pro...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L caliper bleeding VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
the vehicle finally would gravity bleed but we had to manually bleed first. i had a vaccum pump on the bleeder and couldn't get any fluid so we manually bleed the system and all is well. thanks for the responces.
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5356V
Thanks to all eho replied, with used ECm the problem was cured. Trouble codes: P0135 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor1), P0141 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0155, P0161 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2).
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