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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 ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Spedo,odometer VIN: 1FTHX26F3R
Hi everyone: Is there a common problem with these ford spedometer/odometers? I have checked the speed sensor and the wiring up to the bulkhead (outside). I have tried a used instrument assembly, although it was from a gas vehicle, everything looked similar and...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G5S
vehichle came to us with a very bad idle, customer had installed a factory rebuild at another shop about a year ago. From day one it has had this bad idle, after doing my normal checks I find #1 & #2 cylinders are dead at idle. Heres the funny part bring it up...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L no power VIN: 1FTDF082XV
truck has no power like not enough fuel pres or exh pluged.have tried good maf. sent to the dealer they checked it out. they dont know what is wrong.we are lost at this point.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on, humming VIN: 1FAFP66L8X
When reving the engine it begins to hum like a pump running very loudly. It sounds like a loud commercial grade driveway vacuum cleaner. We have determined that the noise is coming from within the air cleaner. Removed the air cleaner cover and the noise is com... Trouble codes: P1131, P0175, P1121
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, NO THROTTLE RESPONSE VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Truck was recently purchaced in excellent condition and had been running great. Came in with a bad glow plug relay causing a had start condition. Replaced relay and when customer picked up he noticed a sucking noise only at cruise, if you accell or decell slig...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi fello tech : i am trying to find out a bit more of these two codes .i know what the codes are but just need to know the source of the prob could it be the sensor or the catalyst block .any info on this would be appreciated .Thanks in advance . phil Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, NO START COLD VIN: 1FMZU74E9Y
vehicle does not start cold.starts and runs ok if it sets overnight inside.injector pulse width cold is very high 334pw when cold sitting outside.if you push acclerator to the floor it will start but will not idle.after doing this 4 otr 5 times it will start a...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Hi guys, looking for some help with this Explorer. Came in with a complaint of going into full ABS, it does it at all speeds. I tried to scan for codes and data with the Genysis, no codes, and only partial data showed on scanner. It showed both front speed sen...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L dipstick tube VIN: 1FMYU04161
Vehicle is leaking transmission fluid from the dipstick tube where it goes into the transmission. The customer put his own used transmission in the vehicle (twice). The dipstick is all bent up and deformed, so we ordered a new dipstick and tube. However the ...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMZU62E92
We need some help on a Ford Explorer please.At times the instrument cluster is inop,no gauges,no tach,no speedo.I cleaned battery terminals and the terminal at underhood fuse block.Customer brought back and still acts up at times.Could it be bad body control m...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F22
truck was towed in as a no start, performed routine testing/diagnostics-no codes, fuel pressure very low-replaced fuel pump and filter, truck started and seemed to run well-test drove and within 1 mile truck started pinging/losing power and smoking bad out rea...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTNS21F32
Hello and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post. I have a 2002 F250 that keeps eating alternators. I am posting this for a friend of mine who owns this truck. It has been back to the dealer way to many times. I know the engine harness was rep...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11WXP
please help me diagnose vechical were is the dcl hook up i have otc 4000 and mac mentor but cant figure out where to hook up or jump fo flash code ... thanks to any help
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
HELP!!! Code 32 Egr System. NO IT IS NOT THE TRANSDUCER HOSE!!! I am following the NOdata Flow chart. EGR works with vacuum supplied to it. EGR soliniod tested bad, I replaced now tests good!! Flow chart tells me the check temp sensor white/Purple wire to... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr System)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Ford F700 5.9L Brake Lights VIN: 1FDWK74C5R
Robert from Maryland nailed this one! Turns out the fusible link on the left side fender well was open @ the splice, inside the molded rubber section. It must have been due to vibration or poor assembly because it was not visibly melted like fusible links norm...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L no cranking VIN: 2FMDA5142V
I have not had a fix on this vehicle, but did suspect neutral safety switch, client was going to try placing into nuetral from park on next 'no start' and report-I have no report from client at present. thanks for all the good help. Brian.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMRU1860X
Hey guys, sorry it took so long for me to get back to this. I was waiting for a response from the customer, they were taking vehicle to the dealer. I have not gotten a response from them. Thanks to everyone for their replies though. If I find something out on ... Trouble codes: B1202 (u1262-), U1262 (u1147-), U1147.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX31F1Y
thanks for all of the great information on the water problem. the problem was a pin hole in the cylinder wall of the second hole from front on drivers side of engine
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F21
i finally got this thing fixed. i waited a week or so before posting. the problem was two bad injectors. customer decided to rebuild all eight due to mileage. thanks to everyone who helped and pointed me in the right direction since i had limited knowledge of ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMZU64E82
A special thanks to everyone who replied. Henry, Andrew and Roger hit it right on the nose. Roger even posted the TSB which says to replace the BSI (Brake Switch Interlock) solenoid with the part number. Did that and it worked perfect.
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
we were able to borrow a ford scan tool,retreived one code (vaps loop circit fault) ,scan tool has ablity to work steering assist and we were able too get steering too work properly when scan tool was hooked up ,took an educated guess and purchased a used body...
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L heater VIN: 4M2DV11WXS
yes we got the Villager back in and serviced the cooling system with a flush and new antifreeze, the customer didn't want the thermostat done unless absolutely necessary to keep the cost down. During the fill we purged the system with the front end jacked up...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MEFM504U1
Hello everyone, Thank you for all your help. What I did after I requested help is bypassed the return line completely, I went from the rack to the pump and it worked perfectly, so I ordered a new return hose assembly from ford installed it this morning, car is...
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