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1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
SOS!! Im getting whipped here...Bronco cant fight its way out of a bag. It has no power and on occasion will surge and stall. Customer has replaced cap rotor wires fuel filter and ISC motor and MAP. These are the results of my tests...fuel pressure good, base ...
1992 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L lock up VIN: 1FMDA41XXN
This AWD Aerostar came to us from another shop. They had trans rebuilt, and still has same problem. Begins to shudder as soon as the converter locks up. Put pressure on brake pedal to turn brake lights on and shudder goes away. TP sensor scopes ok,We replaced ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15NXN
This vehicle has a rebuilt engine with a mild performance cam. We have got a severe rpm surge at all temperatures mainly when engine is loaded by putting into gear. The truck will stall at a stop light if surging pursists. The vehicle has lots of power and run...
1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L reverse lights VIN: KNJPT05H1P
this vehicle has been gone for about a week. customer said that he has a leak coming from the car. I agreed with the customer when i saw the vehicle. I am still trying to find the leak it is trans fluid that was leaking i clean it all up and i am still looking...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Transfer cas VIN: 1FTEX14H1P
The truck will not move with the transfer case in 2WD or 4HI. Its like you are in neutral. If you go from drive to park, the park dog will make noise so I know the transmission is turning. If you put the transfer case in 4WD low it will move like its suppose t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Air bag VIN: 1FALP4043R
This car is flashing an air bag code 61, Monitor not mounted properly. I checked all the grounds and connectors, repaired a few copnnections that were questionalbe and even replaced the monitor with a known good used one but cant seem to make this code go away...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
hi diesle techs this pickup was towed in for a no start. i hooked up my snapon scaner and pulled memory codes and found p0470 ebp out of range.not convinced that would cause a no start i proceded to look at the data steam. i watched the icp pressure while i c... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp out of range)
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L ball joint VIN: 1FMCL3KD48
I am working on a 1996 Ford Explorer. Inspection showed bad ball joints. I removed the old joints, but can't find new ones that fit. I have had 4 sets on joints sent by application from 4 different vendors, 1 of which was the ford dealer. All the replacements ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cmp and synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
I am replaceing the synchronizer housing (without the special tool recomended on michael on demand) and when I try to install the new housing into the gear I cannot get it to line up with the marks I made. It will go to the left of the marks I made and to the ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1424X
Misfire goes away when you unplug egr valve.Always misfires on #3 cylinder Trouble codes: 303 (misfire on 3 cylinder)
2000 Ford F650 8.0L Charging VIN: 3FDNF65A6Y
Good day all my friends in fix it land, I have this 2000 ford f650 with a cat dsl engine, replaced the alternator but the system wont charge, found out from local sources that the pcm must be turned on when a new alt has been installed. my local dealer wont do...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1825Y
Hello, fellow techs. Vehicle has constant miss on one or more cylinders. Customer already tuned and replaced EGR, O2 sensor (left bank upstream)and coil pack. Tested spark output at end of plug wires on every cylinder, results good. Checked crank sensor trigge... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L rocker arms VIN: 1FDSS34F81
diag missing concern , retrieve dtc p0263 # 1 cyl not contributing, preform pinpiont test and found that both the intake and exhaust rocker arms broken ???,inspec push rod holes and tops of lifters, looks ok. replaced both rocker arms and push rods with oem pa...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10U12
Customer wore the left front pad through the brake rotor, so resurfaced the old right and new one and installed them along with Wagner Thermo Quiet pads. Stops OK at lower speeds, but when trying to stop from 50-60 mph, the pedal goes down about 2 inches, gets...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L moaning noise VIN: 1MEFM66L4X
the car has a loud humming noise coming from the intake & we searched the archives & many said to replace the IAC & it made no difference. one post from Jeffrey from Oregon said it was the intake boot that needed to be changed with an updated boot. No details ...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L tcm-trans control module
van came in with cel on and no flashing of o/d light. scanned pcm & tcm -- has 1103 and 1104 in memory ( converts to po731 and po732). incorrect gear ratios for 1st and 2nd gears respectively. r/t van, trans shifts normally with no symptoms-fluid is clean. ins...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6534Y
This vehicle wont rev past 4K rpms. In park, neutral or in gear. The vehicle wont go past 50 mph and on decel it stalls and almost dies. I've checked the readings off of the fuel pressure sensor on the rail and it tests good. Using a scanner i've gone over the... Trouble codes: P0190 (fuel rail pres cky fault)

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1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y5N
It is finally alive again. Most responses were about things we had already checked a couple did give us new directions to go in. We kept going back to the CKP waveform on the Modis and the fact that it did not quite match the sample waveform. even though we ha...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L wipers
My sincere thanks to all who replied,I replaced the crank arm and the windlatch assembly(under the crank arm)and the wipers now park where they belong.Once again ,thanks!! Ted.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37F9W
Customer got in hurry and I had to send it to another shop but I did learn little more about diesels from the replies that I did received. To high of the oil pressure system seem to be the problem. Thanks Trouble codes: 1209 (injection control sys. presure peak fault), 1211 (icp not controllable presure to lower or high), 1212 (icp voltage not at expected level).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
Removed the trans pan and found about 5 or 6 hard peices in there looks like planetary or sprag rings and locks. Tranny is coming out and going to rebuilder. Fluid looked fine not burnt or discolored. Thanks to all that responded.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
thanks for the info the truck has not done it since the weather has warmed up strange most said to change 2-3 accum. will repost if it acts up again and i find the fix
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Well once again we have come to the conclusion that this vehicle is fixed. This customer has two identical lincolns one which we already replaced the rear air bags and one we didnt. I thought I was working on the one we replaced the bags in how ever we weren't...
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