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1985 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L oil pan removal VIN: 1FBHS31H4F
Trying to service bearings & replace oil pump without removing engine. unbolted the oil pan bolts but cannot drop it. disconnected the engine & trans mounts & propped the engine up as far as it will go, its hitting the floor. the pan style is with 2 humps on e...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I need information on dual fuel tank system. Pumps run but don't have pressure most of the time. Feel it is in switching valve. When It has pressure truck runs fine
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW36H5J
running rich
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve stem seals VIN: 1FMDU32X8P
This explorer came in with a coolant leak that turned out to be the head gaskets leaking externally down both sides of the block.We did a complete valve job, with all the incedentals.The customer went on a short trip and said his check oil light came on and he...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H7R
This church van came to me after one of the members tried to solve the miss, they had installed some aftermarket wires and a belden cap & rotor & autolite plugs. It runs fine untill it gets to between 40 & 50 at a steady cruise & it starts skipping quite a bit...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L cel VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
The check engine light is half illuminated (dim). It does not flicker and remains half lit. No codes present. No driveability problems. Vehicle history is unknown but everything looks in order. I have just installed a jasper engine. Check engine light was on d...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42T9R
here is to all of you interested in high performance.this does get involved to much to discuss in complete detail here but i have one main area of concern.we installed the performance improvement harness from pro-m.this includes a pre 1994 ecm with bap sensor ...
1996 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6635T
Thanks for the help, I currently have a 96 Contour in the shop with a bad hesitation just off idle. I believe the problem is the baro reading of 125 hz or 9.51 psi. I found on some models the sensor was located in the MAF but I tried unpluging this one and the...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L erratic line pressure VIN: 1FTCR15X5V
I've got a real "basket case" here, any help would be appreciated. Customer just bought the truck, trans worked fine for about 2 weeks, then it started slipping on 2-3 shift took it back to the car lot, they took it to a transmission shop and they rebuilt the ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lack of power wot VIN: 1FMDU32X6V
HI Y'ALL !! another better idea from ford. We have replaced the evap solenoid and hoses. Still get code p0446 (next day). the alldata says use the dreaded breakout box.and test wiring to and from ecm. We have 12v to solenoid. we found bulletin for copde p0446,... Trouble codes: P0446, P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4x4 operation VIN: 2FTDX1862V
Customer originally came in with 4x4 not working, everything down to actuator working normal,Actuator has to travel too far to engage front differential, Replaced with updated Ford shift lever fork, gears etc.Worked good for a couple of weeks, Now when cruisin...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no mil VIN: 1FTJS34L2V
Hey guy I have a problem with a 1997 E350. we put new plugs in 2 months ago. now has hesitation / misfire under load( gradual acceleration 40 - 50. we did get a code for cyl 1 misfire so we replaced the plug, coil & then the injector. it is a little better, bu...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L t. case VIN: 1FTDX18W9V
immediately after engine start, will shift into 4wdlow/high but if wait 20 - 30 secs it will not shift into any 4wd at all. if turn engine off and restart. again it will shift into 4wd if done immediately. 4wd works ok when engaged.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F8X
truck towed in not running, scan history codes po1316(idm codes), koeo code po605(pcm rom failure. replaced pcm truck still did not start but then gave new code po1293 & po1294(open high side idm circuit). replaced idm, truck starts, runs bad, service soon lig... Trouble codes: P1293
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L high idle VIN: 1FMNU41S6Y
This vehicle came back a few days after a minor service with a high idle problem.starts and runs great otherwise.but will not idle down past 1700 rpm. no vaccum leaks found.iac at 28% min.Pinch off line to iac and idle drops to 550 rpm.Looks like comp is hold ...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U73
Engine runs great while driving, misfires & shakes at stoplights. I suspect valves as compression is lower than expected but I am confused as #5 has better compression than #3 but misfire monitor never tags #3. So now I am wondering if I am overlooking somethi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0306, P1316
1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L digital dash VIN: 1LNLM9846L
i need help with a digital instrument panel. when sitting in the drivers seat the panel appears to have all the segments illuminated, as if in a test mode. if you sit in the middle of the vehicle and look at the panel from the side it appears to be illuminated...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V1S
This car came in a few months ago with the air struts in front leaking. We installed new struts and every thing worked fine. Today we got the car back and the rear air bags are over inflated, and the air struts appeared to be the same. We installed the snap on...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM8ZW0X
Hi Guys; This Town Car dosn't want to start cold. By cold I mean less than 45 deg. It starts once brought into the shop and warmed up. It runs rough for the first 30 seconds then clears right up and will run fine all day. We are the third shop to get this car.... Trouble codes: P1288 (cyl head temp out of range), P1711 (tft out of range), P1000 (obd II test incomplete)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard restart after VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
This car will intermittently stall when coming to a stop (1-2 times per day), also will rev up while accelerating, like it has a transmission problem, not in gear or severe slipping (once a week). Also for the first time the car died & would not re start for 1... Trouble codes: P325/, P0500 (VSS vehicle speed sensor), P0717 (Transmission Turbine Speed Sensor), P0722 (Transmission Output Speed Sensor), P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver module), P1309 (Misfire)
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Surge VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
hello.this car only when is cold you hear humming sound from the breather and then idle to 1200 rpm for a minute or two and then go away other than that the car runs perfect,every thing shows normal on the scanner no codes at all koeo or koer all pass any help...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I spoke to the kid's father last night and was told that this truck is slated for a 351,C6 and 9 inch. So I was wasting my time and alot of unbillable hours. I apologize for not having a fix. I can tell you what I did not find. There was no add-on or factory c...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9S
Thanks Carl from OHIO. You were right about the pin 60 circuit. Turns out that was the one I had previously repaired... This is where a late night caused the biggest problem, The PCM is on the firewall right side, not the right inner fender at front (I was loo...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
everyone hit the nail on the head the glow plugs stay activated even after the wait to start light goes out thanks for all the help
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G7V
pulled valve cover and found exhaust valve spring broke. replaced and fixed problem. thanks for all the help. gttr
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L engine/trans VIN: 1FAFP68G9W
Hi, Sorry for the delay is posting this. Thanks to everyone who responded especially William [...]. The general consensus is that it goes out the bottom with the subframe. I think you could lower the 2 split them take the tranny out the bottom ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Sorry I could not repair this one. Customer declined due to the cost of IMRC actuators and labor to clean the lower intake. I got a lot of useful information, most were about broken clips, leaking diaphragms, etc. As I stated in my post, everything was intact,... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Bank 1 Stuck Open), P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open).
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L trunk release VIN: 3FAFP11373
Thanks to all the techs that replied, exspecially to bruce from texas. He said to check the grounds, all of these were getting a good ground. He also said tocheck with the other key remote, the other remote worked the same as the other. Finally leading us to r...
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