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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Fellow techs I am helping a co-worker with this one. This truck had been sitting for two years according to the owner. He brought it to us for a new engine and trans.Both units are Jaspers. The truck starts and idles ok. . The problem is at a steady cruise it ...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L guages VIN: 1FDEE14N3M
Fuel, water and oil guages were reading way too high. The voltage from the dash vreg was 9 volts. Alldata says it should be 5 volts. Replaced with new - now reads 4.8 volts. Now with a full tank of fuel the tank reads 3/4, the oil and water guages are reading ...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L fast idle
customer is complaining that the vehicle idles too fast upon initial startup its around 1500-1700 rpm only for 60 seconds or so, I think this is normal cold start operation. customer states that it didnt do this even when new. he says it would only go to 1100 ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34X2V
Help trans Techs! This Exploder came to me with a cruise control complaint that when they turned off the vehicle started to buck badly. I have not been able to duplicate this yet but will keep trying.The conditions I see are 4x4 and 4 low light blinks six time...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L master cyl VIN: 2FMZA5148W
abs fonctions properly , trac control works well ... this problem accured in one step ... no external leaks to be found...i also have bin through all tsb's avalible... thanks for the help !!!
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Coolant Fan VIN: 2FAFP71W51
Hello Ford Techs, This is a former state police patrol car and is now a city police patrol car. We have installed a new fan assembly a month or so ago and yesterday it over heated so I installed a new thermostat. Fan cycled good in shop with a/c on it was on ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L clutch VIN: 1FTSF30PO4
truck came in with clutch slipping badly(barely would move, smelled burnt clutch material),replaced clutch pressure plate & disc with ford parts, test drove & found clutch slips when turbo applies, we did not replace the dual mass flywheel and am wondering if ...
1986 Other Ford TVR 280i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SA9DH28P8G
Hello everyone. I have no information on this car. I need tune up specs. I get 26 degrees when checking the timing, is this right? What is the proper procedure and spec for the timing. I need all specs. This has a 2.8L FORD engine in it with mechanical fuel in...

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1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35H1P
Eric from New Brunswick, you are the man. I have been struggling with this for longer than I'd like to admit. Thank you for your expertise. If you ever need anything just shoot us an email and I'll do everything in my power to help. Have a great day, I know I ...
1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L abs VIN: 1FALP5842R
I did plug my scan tool into the ecm diagnostic conector in stead of the abs because the connectors were not in there right connector recptacles.The abs connector does not utilize the little pig tail wire which the ecm does.Any way i did get codes for whell sp...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N5R
I would like to thank everyone that replied, the customer has decided to take the vehicle to the Ford dealer. I checked and rechecked all voltages, grounds and engine mechanical but still cannot determine the cause of the no spark. I scoped the output of the p...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Charging VIN: 1FMEU15H4S
thanks for all the help guys! i should have gone back to the basics of voltage drop testing. the cable end that hooks to start sol. had corrosion in it causing a drop of almost 2 volts under load. when i had the cable off the sol. and checked voltage it had 14...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP67L45
ok here goes,removed coil assembly and ran the wiring harness as fix data base replies had suggested. several replies pertained to broken wiring and shorts by icm, no luck. next was remove battery and tray, cleaned heavy corrosion at ground strap. inspected th...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L master cyl VIN: 1FTHF26FXV
Hi All Thanks for responding. Brent [...] Is probably right that it is ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W4S
hey all. thanks for the help. checked the plug wires and found carbon tracking in the boots .. replaced the wires and every thing is ok so far. thanks.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FTSW31F5Y
Victor hit the nail on head. After quizzing the customer a little more, he complained about a lack of power pulling his trailer, which I am assuming was probably the EBP sensor, causing the computer to not build boost correctly? Anyway I pulled the fuel filter... Trouble codes: P0470, P0470, P0476.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C3Y
Are you ready boys and girls?!?! First off, thank you for all of your replys. Several mentioned EGR passages, this Ford dumps EGR into the center of the intake not into individual runners, but just in case I blocked off the EGR passage, it had no change. Ano... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L axle VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Thanks to all for your help on this one. The original design reatainer ring was stuck . I was eventualy able to pry on the back of the inner cv joint while an assistant used a long punch, and it took some hard hits before coming out.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L slips to neutral VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
first i`d like to say i`m sorry it`s been this long to reply. i`ve been ill. thanks to those that helped. i`m sure that this car has a coil problem but has not yet returned. i spoke with the owner, she states the car is running fine but she drives with a much ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1ZWFT6039X
Hello All, First of all I would like to thank all of you for your help, I got this thing back together and again checked the timing after 2 rotations of the crankshaft, as per the shop maunals and all of the other publications. The cams WILL NOT line up like a...
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