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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14Y6H
this truck seem to flood on cold start, after warms up runs great, seems very rich, after clears out a little seems to run fine, check to see if fuel reg was ruptured while acting up, its ok,,, replaced the vacuum sensor and did not help,, will not always do t...
1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1110J
truck still runs fine except on startup...sttuters then runs ok...suppect IAC getting code 61 ECT.hope yall can help Trouble codes: 61 (Ect Imput too low)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X0L
This one is driving me nuts! We have an oldy here and are getting no where. It runs decent at idle, small amount of missfireing but nothinh terrible. Once loaded though, it bucks and bogs. Sounds like the timing is way off. In nuetral it will not rev over 3500...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L no data lines. VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
Another shop removed the 7.3 diesel engine, and installed a 7.5l gas. Lots of problems. Now it needs a smog check. I get the priviledge of making it happen. I've taken care of everything, EXCEPT, to make the Calif. smog referee happy I need to get the right co...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FDKF38F5V
Need a little help, I know I'm overlooking something simple but just can't figure out what. Truck will blow blueish/white smoke on decel and then slightly picking up the throttle, like on a downshift. Truck had a few concerns when it came in. Code P0344 would ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Hi there I will be very happy if you could help. I had this 1997 Ford Expodition 5.4L in my shop. Customer said that when the engine is cold and put into drive or reverse the engine will stall or cuts out. But once the engine warms up the symptom is gone. We'v...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W8W
the probelm i am having with the car is when under normal braking the abs motor kicks on right before stopping making the brake pedel go up & dowm. the car went to south florida for class, before it made it the left rear brake lock up.the car had the brake pad...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Misfire
This beast had spark plugs replaced about 4,000 miles ago. Came back today with one of the plugs blown out and broke its coil.Seems to have taken the threads out too. There is maybe one thread left, I can start a plug but it pulls out when trying to tighten. I...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering Rack
Hello, the taurus came in with a complaint of losing fluid, no leaks on ground. Check for leaks none found. Testing the P/S by road testing, and standing still by turning the Steering wheel. Shut car off. the P/S fluid squirted out the vent hole on P/s Pump li...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L driver seat VIN: 1FMRU15W43
the driver seat will not move forward or back. you can watch the motor trying to move the seat but, the seat seems to be stuck to the rear. any help would be great!! thanks in advance!
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74H23
hi all, have a good one here. this one was under water up to bottom of dash,all connectors in lower kicks were removed.wires were soldered and heat and heatshrinked. Someone has replaced ddm for pats.(another shop has already had their hands in this one they, ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Hi, Car has the 32 valve intec DOHC engine. Customer says symptoms were there before and after above repairs. Has a feeling of engine skipping under light to moderate acceleration at speeds of 30-40 mph and 1500-2000 rpm. Feels like an ignition coil breaking d...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM83WXX
This car came in 2 months ago with po307 and 308 codes with drivebility problems. The customer okayed new plugs and 2 new coils knowing the light may come back on. The car now has a po300. The car is not acting up. The customer says the car was running fine wh... Trouble codes: P0300
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L flexplate VIN: 1MECM504XM
The flexplate is cracked from one of the bolt holes outward towards the center, we are now in the process of tearing it down and inspection. There must be a problem that we are missing somewhere. Our origional replacement flexplate was not o.e. that may be a c...

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1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L rabs and brake light stuck on VIN: 1FMDA31U2P
Thanks for all the knowledgeable responses. Trevor from Utah hit it right . The proportioning valve sensor was stuck. Unplugging it did no good. I had to remove it, and work it a little to get it working again.
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Digital Range Sensor VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
Well...here we go...the confusion never stops. As it turns out, The truck is a 99, the trans range sensor should be from a 98 because the trans is a left over 98. Once that was figured out, we could at least make a good attempt at diagnosis. ALL wires to and f...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMZA5249X
Thanks to Nick in Ohio for his help. Vehicle needs to have the instrument cluster module reprogrammed by a Ford dealer. Reference workshop manual section 418-01.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31F4X
with alot of testing and frustration its alive again. i,m not sure why but disconnecting the air inlet heater wiring at the relay then running the injector self test -passed! finished hooking up, wah-lah all 8 working .. thanks 4 replies jeff Trouble codes: P1316, P1293.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56SXX
OK its fixed... I went a little further with some diag beacuse some of you said computer and others fule pump... when it would mess up the vehicle would only tach 2500rpm and as it did that the O2 sensors would drop down to 0.00. I then said it has to be the f...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
Thank you to all those who replied. We are not sure that our squeak is finally gone, only miles will tell, but we are confident that the noise will not return. Follwing advice from Robert in Northern california, Nick and Tim in Ohio, and Scott in Alberta Canad...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2FAFP74W22
Well, on the advice of many and my own gut feelings I scoped cam vs. crank and found off by 20 degrees or so (good wave form was in the archives). I tore down the front of the engine and found a few problems. First, lt cam was off one tooth, second, rt timing ... Trouble codes: P0358 (Ignition Coil H Pri/Sec. circuit fault), P0352 (Ignition Coil B Pri/Sec. Circuit fault).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM913WY
I seem to hit a brick wall everytime I try to work on this Explorer. Well I tried to do all the checks that everyone replied on. Thanks to everyone for your input. Steve said to check the IAC motor. I pulled it to check for carbon, it was clean and worked fine...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Light Control Module VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
Hello All Cyber Techs, There where several differant responces and the fix was a new light control module. Apparently there was something staying 'on' all the time causing the draw. The draw would go away and be .002 amps after 45 minutes. Been about two weeks...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MELM6538S
Thanks to all the replys. Tried several of the suggestions using the new carquest belt but none worked. Since we could not get a ford belt we got another carquest belt install it and fixed the car. this is the 2nd time this has happened using carquest belts on...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEFM55S8Y
This vehicle has not returned to the shop from the day I posted... I am sorry to waste your time as mine was wasted by my customer. If the vehicle does return I will try the suggestions you all gave me. Thanks agian Craig.
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