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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Rear brakes VIN: 1FTHF25H5H
This ford has rear wheel lock-up. When slowing down it has an aggressive "hop" while braking. I am running out of Idea's. We have replaced rear shoes,wheel cylinders, drums,all springs, rear brake line, and lastly the abs rear modulator. After replacing Rabs t...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1508P
hello fellow techs. i have a ford ranger that will not run with mass air flow plugged in.we received from another shop. i am not the original tech that worked on this here. all voltages and grounds are ok.i can get vehicle to run a few seconds just long enough... Trouble codes: 157 (maf signal low)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
car came in hook, not running, sounded like, and felt like no power hesitating,stumbling and stalling when accel. gutted the cats still same thing, removed muffler and still same thing , hooked up scan tool, the fuel pressure was 18, replaced pump with new and...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6536S
This vehicle has a history of a no start condition after a very short run time. The owner has completed all the repairs and has asked me for help. He states the vehicle enters a no-start condition after he starts the car and backs it out of the driveway and pu...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L high mounted stop light VIN: 1FMCU24E9V
Hi guys I have a explorer that the high mounted stop light will not work. We have checked power to the ballast and the ground is also good. We have replaced the ballast and the light will still not work. We had an old led light out of another vehicle we pluge...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ps fluid level
Power steering fluid blows out of the bleed hole in the cap after the engine is shut off. When you start the engine the fluid level in the power steering resivoir drops 3 inches. When you shut the motor off the level rises the 3 inches, this takes about 5 seco...
2002 Ford THINK .0L headlights VIN: 1FABP20542
local police dept patrols area in this electric car and headlights do not work my question is are the headlights suposed to work there is a switch when i turn on i get just parking lights also is there a fuse box some where in vehicle ? a cool little car but i...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L ses VIN: 1FTRF17292
hi everybody got int.fuel gauge going empty and this bus code u1262 have all factory books but not having much luck yet. could these be related? dealer put new pcm and tank unit in for gauge complaint during last month. now i got it and realy wanna fix it. any... Trouble codes: U1262, B1202, FUE1, SENDE, 0PEN
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L slow to add fuel VIN: 3FAFP31Z13
Hello Focus techs! We have got an odd one here that is defying basic inspection and testing, the vehicle as you see has high mileage but is in great shape (never raced, never wrecked), the operator of this fleet vehicle states that it can take up to 20 minute...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM87A12
Customer came in and said that the ford dealer looked at this and said they couldnt figure it out. I took pressure readings an found the compressor wasnt working up to it working pressures and the air out the vents was warm, but on the other side the heater wa...

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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
thank you so much for the help! i learned that the hot idle ipr% is a very helpfull diagnostic tool. after the engine started and warmed up, the ipr was well above 11%,so it appears that it had a high pressure leak,faulty ipr,or a failing high pressure pump. i... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp out of range).
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W1V
Thanks to the great info from the 5 replies, the O2 problem on this vehicle is fixed. Most of the replies focused on the fact that I needed to check for current on the heater circuit. I had to purchace an amp clamp from my friendly Snap-On guy, but it was well... Trouble codes: P0135 (RF O2 sensor heater circuit), P0155 (LF O2 sensor heater circuit), P0141 (RR O2 sensor heater circuit), P0161 (LR O2 sensor heater circuit).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L mil light on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
we have not fixed this vehicle yet but we are tring a few deferent things that were suggested by the replies we recieved , we have checked the wiring as suggested at the cam sensor connector all is good. as soon as we have more i will post it . thank for any &... Trouble codes: P1309 (manufaturers defined ignition or misfire code).
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L belt VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
Hi Techs The customer came in today to say he will not be persuing the problem any further. The noise had been drastically reduced with the replacement of the alternator. I am really glad for the input, iatn is a great resorse to have a my disposal. If the c...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630X
Thanks everyone for your help. Many wrote about vacuum leaks. I had already done the smoke machine thing. The hint that broke the frustration came from Duane. After monitoring fuel trim for several trips, both short and long term trims were running plus 35. I ... Trouble codes: 171 (cylinder lean).
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1765Y
I found out that trailer lights were having a problem with parking signal. This is a BN/WH wire.(351) pin90 I visualy inspected wire harness from rear bumper back to front. At fuel tank rear next to fram wire harness lays a little lower than fram. This area ha...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1825Y
O.K., I have to close this one with out a definite diagnosis. However, I did find that # 5 cylinder only has 20 psi of pressure. Something I should have checked early on. You get stuck on computers and the electronics end of it, and you forget about the basics... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire).
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