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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Master Cyl VIN: 1FDKF37M5J
Customer bought truck that had been sitting, noticed brake pedel dropped when started, so he put new pads, rear shoes, pedel still droped, so he put a reman master cyl on, that's were I come in. I rebleed system, no air sure of that hard pedel, start engine pe...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FACP40M9N
This car had low to no oil pressure, but still had oil flow. Also had lifter noise because of low pressure. When the pan was removed we found the pick-up screen clogged with little round balls of carbon? or broken down oil? Just looking for an explaination for...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Modified Smog Part VIN: 1FACP2222P
Sorry about the VIN, I don't have the vehicle available too me at the moment.(This vehicle is over 100 miles away from me). No repairs were performed on this vehicle. This vehicle has a Emission Calibration code of 2-52R-R00. This vehicle came in for a Smog Ch...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMDA5148S
This vehicle was brought in a few days ago for overheating while driving and the check engine light was on. I replaced the cam sensor for the check engine light the code was p0340. I tested for head gasket trouble looking for hydrocarbons in the cooling system...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L interior lights VIN: 1FALP65L7V
customer states the interior lights are staying on when the vehicle is running (key in run position). we tested & inspected door pin switches, ok. we replaced the central timer module (plugs into back of fuse panel, did not help. now we are at a loss...any inf...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1768W
Four months ago we replaced both front O2 sensors after checking for vac leaks,fuel pressure &flow.Vehicle came back today with same codes P0171&174 A/F rato too lean at max rich limit.WE checked everything we could think of and followed flow chart from Motors... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
We've got this '98 Expedition which came in originally with a PO750(Shift Sol. A electrical fault), Shift sol. B elec fault(po755, and PO743, TCC SYS. Electrical fault. All of these are hard faults, they come right back during a KOEO test. The TCC fault always...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F7X
The customer towed a trailer for 200 miles. When he got to his camp spot the engine was running rough. He turned it off and the engine will not restart. We know it has a bad battery and 2 codes a 0340 camshaft sensor and 1501 speed sensor. It also misses ba...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
this is a wierd one. starts then stalls 80% of the time once the vehicle is driven a few miles it will start up and run fine for the rest of the day.any help would be appreciated
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Hi, here's a good one for some of you ford techs. This vehicle has a slight vibration from the brake pedal just before a complete stop(in the last 5-10 feet). This feel almost like an engine vibration. This also does not feel like a typical abs problem. Checke...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L water in fuel light VIN: 1FTSW31P53
I cannot access the system to clear the light due to this vehicle being a Canadian import. I keep getting a [can to supported responce]. Even with the ford ngs. Thank you.
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L rear brake calipers VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
this car came in with a frozen left rear caliper and a pull to left on braking. after checking the basics we replaced the lr caliper, bled the system and it seemed to work ok. the customer came back about 2 weeks later with the same pull. we checked the front ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L system check airride oil change etc VIN: 1LNLM91V6S
the message screen in dash always says door adjar cannot set clock but can run system check, miles to empty, oil life etc.
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L stator shaft VIN: 1MELM5349S
in the last year we have ran into two different trannys, after overhaul on intial start-up the stator shaft on the trans. breaks off almost instantly. replaced stator and torque converter on the first one and then it was fine. we had thought it was the convert...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Original complaint with this nightmare, was a misfire and a hesitation on acceleration. Test drove and felt a definate miss so we recomended plugs and wires. Replaced and road tested and all was fine. A few days later customer returned and said the car momenta...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Anti-theft VIN: 3MEFM66L9W
Car towed in for no start. Found no crank upon checking and replaced transmission position sensor (formerly called neutral safety switch) because of past experience and being in a hurry. New switch, still no start. Break out NGS and pull a code P1260-attempted...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L keyless entry system VIN: 4M2ZU55P5X
The keyless entry unlocks all the doors except the drivers door. If you unlock the door manually with the door lock switch on the drivers door the lock works fine. I've heard of Ford having problems with gem modules on some of these,but not sure? Any help woul...

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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L brake pedal VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
a sincer thanks to all who emailed me! the problem was the factory 'vacuum pump' was no longer capable to keep up with the volume needed to meet the demand. the pump did infact produce 23' of vacumm, never leaked down with vehicle turned off. i kept vacuum gau...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L module VIN: 1FMEV17L8V
Howdy everone, Sorry it took so long to close this but I was waiting on William [...]. He's the Big Dog on this one! Here is his reply short and sweet and dead nuts on. 'complete unit is F85Z-2C219-BA ECU alone is F75Z-2C065-CA'. I have a great parts speciali...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Shift VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
What we found with this one was a bad transfer case, it was stuck in low range for some reason but the shift motor was working properly as was the shifter shaft. The PCM thought the vehicle was in high range when it was really in low range. The mixed signals t...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S6Y
Hi all, calling this one fixed, not sure what took care of it but customer has driven it a fair amount of miles without problems. I cleaned MAF sensor and throttle body, and reset BARO. I mentioned in update that I reset Baro calculation, to do this you discon...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10E11
Sorry, this is a company truck so he is still driving it until a scheduled off time will allow for further diagnosis. thanks Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31L91
Thanks again for the information. I removed the encoder switch from the transfer case motor assembly. The switch could not be purchased with out replacing the whole assembly ($450). Was reading up on testing the switch when customer called and said he needed t...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L door locks VIN: 1LNLM91V7P
Thanks Mike, Harry and Richard for your replies. I shipped the vehicle, and customer took it to another shop. They thought it was the module for the door locks. They replaced the module (in the trunk) and all is well. Thanks for your time.
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LNLM82WOT
Well the tech who I was trying to help procrastinated to the point where I am closing this request with no fix. He did verify that the EEC relay and circuit was good and that was the last I heard from him. Thanks to all who responded.
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S4W
Thanks to all the responses to my post. The most responses suggested I pay close attention to the MAF sensor, by monitoring the BARO readings on the scan tool data screen. At sea level they should be about 158 Hz 101Kpa. The other common problem was intake... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank2).
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Air Bags VIN: 1MEFM55S11
I should have known better! The body shop replaced the front crash sensor. The kid working on it put the old sensor back on and through the new one in his tool box. I guess he couldn't tell the difference. Thanks for the replies. Sorry to have wasted your time...
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