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Help Request Answers
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L #8 Piston VIN: 1F3GE31SH9
Hello. I have here an 89 E-350 Bus with the 351 motor, and it was brought in for a tune-up. Tons of blue smoke out of tailpipr, and # 8 cylinder is dead, only 20 lbs of compression. I did a leak down test on it, and you can hear the air escaping through the oi...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
As I stated above all items have been replaced and rectified. Vehicle will not start if parked overnight and block heater is not "plugged in". After I repaired the items stated above I did a test parked overnight with NO block heater plug in. Vehicle cranking ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32P2V
Hello Guys! I am working on a transmission that is leaking in the bell housing under pressure. The vehicle came in about 2 weeks ago dumping fluid from the bell housing. We got approval to pull the trans and reseal the pump. The pump o-ring,pump gasket, & inpu...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L rear diff VIN: 2FAFP74W1W
hey guys-need help! we have a 1998 crown vic that has a very harsh engagement in reverse only if coming from park or neutral. normal engagement from drive to reverse or to drive in any gear. removed rear diff cover and found some slack in the spiders and cross...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 1FTRX18L9X
Hello; Vehicle came in with SES light on code P0300 random misfire detected. Checked spark plugs and found them worn to a gap of .070 when they should be .050. I replaced spark plugs and boots. Coil over plug design. I replaced the fuel filter it was very rest... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire Detected)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31912
Truck came in with CEL on & was cutting off, mainly in reverse, replace cam sensor, customer drove about 90+ highway miles & problem returned. Vehicle cuts off in reverse the most, but occasionaly in high gear. Have changed oil, fuel filter, checked wiring-app... Trouble codes: C1284, U1027 (scp data fault for eng rpm), U1262 (sc data fault for j1850 bus), B1352 (ing key in ckt fault)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L oil pan VIN: 1FTCR1OX6M
thanks to all that took there time to reply .most of you said to pull the engine and thats what i did,after looking at the bearings suggesed to the customer he needed a engine but he declined,reinstalled the engine with new oil pump and strainer,ran but with l...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L tranfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
we could not identify the problem. problem went away with warmer temp.
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FALP54N5V
This nightmare is over, its fixed. Most of my replies didn't really relate to my problem, I think I put to much information in my help request. But I have got to give much thanx to Dan from Minnesota, who knew exactly what the problem was. One or more of the r... Trouble codes: P1101, P1780 (trans ctrl sw out of range - koeo self test), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low input - memory code).
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37F0W
it looks like i have left this post open too long, so i will have to close it for now. the cust finally got the vehicle back to our shop about 2 weeks since we put in the first post.we have taken a quick look at the engine and yes #1 piston is blown. how or wh...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L reverse & stuck in 2nd VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello and thanks for the help. I believe I have found the problem with delayed reverse and no upshift to 3rd. What I found was a stuck direct accumulater valve. I got a resizing tool and reamed out the valve body bore. So far so good. Thanks for the help, J.B.
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Horn and cruise VIN: 2FMZA52481
Thanks for all your help. The instrument cluster repaired the no cruise, horns not shutting off and 550 ma draw. We figured it out by testing cruise switches with Ford scan tool. Then thru process of elimnation by testing wiring and unplugging different module...
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