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1985 Ford F F700 8.2L brakes VIN: 1FDNK74N4F
this is an f-700 ford med/hvy truck that has a tymco sweeper built on it. it sits in the yard most of the time so its not used much, the problem is the brake pedal went to the floor and will not return to its normal position, the parking brake buzzer stays on ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L ping sound VIN: 1FTEX15Y6P
Ford techs, I could use your insight. This 4.9lL has what seems to be a pingging sound during fairly hard accelleration. Never at light or full throttle. I have double checked timing (even reset timing to 4 degrees), vacuum to egr while driving, O2 sensor oper...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rear differential VIN: 1FTJW35F4S
i replaced original rear differential oil, replaced with mobil 1 75w-90 synthetic gear lubricant. while backing up, seems worse after vehicle has been run a few miles, i get a "ratchet noise-feel from rear differential. i know i have a factory limited slip uni...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L engine
this vehicle exibits mild to moderate spark knock with normal operation. my question is about the octane adjust shown in the wiring diagram. i am not familiar with it. can i use it to eliminate spark knock and how?
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: EFTHF36F9V
Looking for any suggestions. I have this powerstroke with bad glow plugs, replaced 7 with no problems till the last one and it is seized up in the hole. The outer sleeve on the glow plug came out but the element is still in the hole. Is there some way to remov...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4U40V
Vehicle towed in. Cranks but will not start. No spark, no fuel pressure. 1.) Checked fuses: Alterator fuse in underhood box blown. Maxi fuse for EEC also blown. 2.) Replaced alternator fuse and connected circuit breaker to maxi-fuse. (Circuit breaker popped ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L head VIN: 2FTRX17W2X
This is real simple but it's been so long and i don't want to start without some simple game plan's. The customer tried a at home tune-up first and broke #1 plug off, i havent seen it yet but it would seem he dropped the porcelin tip into the cylinder. Any che...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146X
This vehicle came to us with a check engine light that has been on for a long while,as per the owner. Codes PO305 (#5 cyl. misfire) and P1000 (OBDII sytems check incomplete) are the probable culprits. We extensively examined the EGR system and found no problem... Trouble codes: P0305, P1000 (obd ii system checks incomplete)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1722X
this truck came to me from another shop. they had done plugs and wires based on a p0304. the miss got worse and when it came to me i found that injecter #4 was stopped up. we replaced injector and fuel filter. after about a week came back to me with these code... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Engine oiling VIN: 1FDXE40F2X
We are having a problem with this bus. At idle the oil pressure gauge goes to zero and the oil warning light comes on. If you just crack the throttle, the gauge will read normal. We know the pressure at idle is 10 psi, but does not seem to be enough to registe...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Long crank VIN: 1FMPU16L53
This vehicle will occasionally crank for an excessive amount of time before starting. Fuel pressure checks within parameters. OBDII Mode6 shows 5 fail codes. I don't have the resources to define these codes to continue diagnostics. Please help. Codes as follow...
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MRBP99F0D
This vehicle will not idle. If I hold throttle 1/2 down it does keep running. I have blocked off the EGR. Changing coolant sensor makes no difference. I previously replace Intake temp sensor. If I block off vaccum hose to MAP which is on right fender and apply...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Intermitten engine start VIN: 1LNLM81W4R
Tech, I have spend some time trying to figure out the problem, but it seems that i'm run out of ideas. I've change fuel pump assy. and fuel filter. My problem is the intermittent engine starting. I drove the car for about ten to twenty miles then park and tur...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
This car has gremlins! Car came in not accellerating past 3000 rpm. It would fall on its face like the rev limiter was kicking in (surging bucking) every time you would crowed the gas. Computors stored codes for fuel pump in memory but no hard codes. Right fue...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A81
This vehicle dies when coming to a stop intermittently every 4-5 days or so. We have cleaned the throttle body, and replaced the IAC, but the customer says it still dies at times, & there is no pattern when it will die out. There are no codes & it runs fine ot...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1MEFM66L8W
I need a procedure to remove the ignition lock cylinder on a 98 Mercury Mystique when you cannot turn the ignition cylinder. The customer has been having problems inserting the key for some time, now it left them setting because you cannot turn the key once in...

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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1FDKF38F9S
Have not been able to investigate further, -- it keeps snowing! I want to pull the turbo ( 11 psi spec is 15+)but need to wait till we don't need it. Fuel presure is good. That seems to be very important!! Thanks for your help, Mike Trouble codes: P0603.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Safety VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
ok guys heres the skinny on this one,almost everyone said look at alarm /pats /rabs circuits which i did, but you know when it looks so hard it just cant be that tough so i looked at fords fine diagrams for the 3000th time and found the circuit i needed the da...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24E9X
thank you everyone, wow, these really must have a problem with the intake gskt seals,, almost everyone,, except me, knew about this problem,, i just joined iatn and have worked for a dodge dealer, i never came across this. thanks again, jay
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1FTRE14WX1
Thanks for all the replies! Upon re-inspection directed by the replies, I found the slip portion of the lower steering shaft has some play. The customer declined replacing it ($210 can)as it is not dangerous (to him). Thanks again!
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L door locks, radio, dome light, turn signals, hazar
hello techs, i did not get many responces to this problem, but i fiannly tracked it down, had a corroded wire on the bulk head.. it supplied pwr to the fuse block inside the vech. the wire runs from the under hood fuse (40amp) and then to the bulk head connect...
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L flexplate VIN: 1MECM504XM
Thank you to all who replied. What we found was that the dowell pins in the block would not go in to the transmission as designed from the factory. Secondary hallow dowell pins need to be installed in the lower block bolt holes to ensure proper alignment. We a...
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