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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...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L steering VIN: 1FMZU32P8W
Hello fellow techs, This Explorer came in for basic service and tires.We replaced both inner tie rods(had excesive play), both front tires and had it aligned. The truck now has a bad shudder when turning the wheel. The steering wheel shakes terribly while t...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX17L8X
Hello to all Ford techs Don't know if this is the correct forum for this task, if it is not I apologize This one is a mystery to me and everyone around. Pickup came in on the hook with a noise sounding like a tappet, informed the customer, valve covers need to...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L warning light VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
airbag light will flash twice then pause then seven times and then start over again . The snap-on scanner gives code 1888 warning light malfunction.Any help would be appreciated
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Long fill time VIN: 1FAFP5226Y
Hello All, We have this Taurus that takes forever to fill with fuel. Have checked the following items: 1. Fuel fill hose clear/no restrictions 2. Fuel vapor line(up to filler) - No restrictions 3. Vapor Vent valve open - No restriction 4. Vapor Vent hoses - N...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L cooling sys VIN: 2FAPP3CA67
hello ford techs, I have a 01 focus with a 16v zetec dohc, car runs at [...] with fans on, changed thermostat & radiator,also I cant find the cooling temp. sensor, the dealer says its on the thermostat housing but its not.car still shows hot but my uv lig...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L torque converter,frnt seal VIN: 1FDXE45F41
Hello everyone. I have a ford e-350 super duty 7.3l turbo deisel with a 4r100 trans in it. vehicle originally came in with front seal blown out, & trans burnt, due to fluid loss. During overhauling it, we noticed all the bushings to be blue from heat damage as...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMEU27A1Y
Customer came in with complaint that rear end was at full height. said started after being hit in rear bumper while in a parking space. We could not pull codes so we checked to be sure rear height sensor was still in place. After wiggling on it we walked away ...

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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11N3S
thanks to all who replied and especially roger for your help in solving this problem. yes it was the o2 sensor shorting out in wet weather. When it happened the vehicle would try forever to stay in closed loop and run terrible, when it finally went into open l... Trouble codes: 172 (ego lean bank onenot switching), 173 (ego rich bank one not switching).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L low power VIN: 3FALP6530T
Sure enough, the flex plate had broken and re-jammed itself into an out-of-time position, maybe 30-40 degrees retarded. With the CKP reading so far out of time, the engine would hardly run, much less, drive. The symptoms were very much like jumped cam timing o...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
I replaced the solenoid assembly in the bottom of the transmission it was causing the truck to shut down everytime on hard acceleration and made the overdrive light flash .Thanks to everyone for all the help .
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W23
Hello fellow IATNr's, Sorry for the late post, but this vehicle was so intermittent, that I wanted to make sure that it was fixed before posting. A new fuel pump fixed this car. Out of 13 replies, about half said to replace the pump, others mentioned all of ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P14
Hi Guys, Thanks to all who replied. Most of the replies stated it was a turbo under boost issue or an exhaust back pressure issue. This confirms what we thought about a turbo problem. It appears these trucks are having turbo trouble. I sent the owner to the de... Trouble codes: P0299.
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMRU27AIY
thank you to everebody we are going to take the heads out
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W8R
thanks for all the replies, i found that the egr solenoid was bad not opening the egr valve, however the egr was stuck open. i tried removing metal pipe from exhaust to egr and could not loosen, even after getting it glowing hot. customer also has exhaust stud... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem), 34 (knock sensor ckt).
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