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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G1L
This thing fails smog with NOx 600ppm above level at both 15 and 25 mph. EGR solenoid DOES NOT come on below 55mph, hence no EGR during smog inspection. EVP is at .44 volts, valve closed, ground EVR sends voltage over 4 volts. KOER, code 11, EGR is activated d...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cam Alignment VIN: 1FTDT1767V
Hey, I've got alittle problem that even the local dealership is stumped on. After replacing a timing chain on this engine and attempting to align the cam I found that the alignment hole in the cam is different than what the books show. I've tried to contact...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
There is a rotational rumbling noise, sounds like wheel bearing, sound like rh front area, on lift in 4wd, noise is in rear diff. area, took apart, wheel bearings look ok, only spider gears have wear and pits will these gears cause noise? or is there something...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F73
Hi, (A) customer towed this truck in this morning with no start condition. I service his small fleet of gas jobs but I'm not a diesel expert. Truck cranks will not start. Pulled code P1283. Memory codes P1212, P1211. Cleared codes and cranked retest for codes... Trouble codes: P1283 (Injection pressure reg), P1212 (ICP not as expected), P1211 (ICP pressure above/below desired)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX2OP43
I have a diesel in the shop trying to help out a friend - Dead cold - the engine will start right up but runs terrible (like only on 6 out of 8 cylinders) - after 2 minutes it smooths out and runs great for the remainder of the day - then sure enough next morn...
1991 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Charging VIN: 1LNLM83W7M
hello, we have a town car witha charging problem. customer complaint of headlights dimming, almost like a surging problem. alternator was putting out 15.6 volts. battery is very good. checked with a midtronics tester not a toaster oven. changed alternator with...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Hello again our wonderful lincoln is back again with the check suspension light on. We previously thought we had it fixed with a used controller and a new ride height sensor. Now the light is coming on again. The vehicle seems to have no ride control problems ...
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...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, VIN: 5LMFU28R22
Hello everyone,This vehicle has an intermittent crank/no start/hard start most noticeable or worse when cold.When cold it'll crank/no start for 10 seconds , then light off very rough for 1 minute,before clearing out.Hot,starts right up ,cold start in 60 deg.te...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11WGP
Villager with a rattle/ratcheting type noise, similar to the noise a cracked flex plate or a heat shield might make. Only happens when wheels are turned to almost full left and with power going to wheels in forward or reverse. Happens warm or cold. Won’t ha...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A3T
first i need to clarify my findings and to thank everyone for the input. a code p0340 is relational to cam crank sinc. i imputed information from a certified technician not familiar with ford.the fix was back to basics verify cam/crank alignment.the balance sh... Trouble codes: P0340 (canshaft position circuit failure), P1443 (evap. purge flow system).
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31L6V
Got it fixed! First, thanks to all that offered help. I should mention that I failed to state that we had replaced all the plug boots. a couple of responders metioned that. Special thanks to Norm who said that if the system had been cleared, the crank PID can ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Serpentine Belt VIN: IFBHE31L5V
Thanks to all that responded , I did check all suggestion and after rechecking the van almost 30 Days later the belt looks just as it was the day I put it in. all equiptment in van still original and after sharing info with customer , I suggested maybe the ten...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L theft system VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Thanks to everyone that replied. William [...] indicated most likely the transponder.Replaced the transponder have not had any problems for over a week. Thanks again
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L calipers / rotors VIN: 1FTRE14281
Thank you all for the time and suggestions . The truth is that I don't have any definite FIX data . I replaced the master cylinder because even though the rear brakes were working , they were not locking ( with the wheels off the ground ) soon enough in relati...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
lots of replies thanks all, the motor did need to be removed to remove the heads, we removed the motor with trans and k-frame from the botom of the car. What a job it is out now and we are gonna tear down motor. Thanks for all the replies.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Unhooking the egr valve was what we tried, but didn't help. The customer has had a variety of problems with the car & stopped by today to tell me that they were trading it off.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Fixed the Lincoln LS. Found a bad HYDRAULIC COOLING FAN PUMP SOLENOID. Circuit would open @ times when hot. Thanks for the input.
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1MEFM66L8W
We drilled out the lock cylinder with increasingly larger drill bits until the lock pin could be removed from the inside. We then replaced the lock cylinder and reprogrammed the theft deterrent to allow the vehicle to start. We could not buy a coded cylinder f...
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