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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14H0J
Rolling Idle will not do it untill driven, or held in gear with brake on for 20-30 sec. Let off gas and the problem starts to flare. Have tried every Nes IAC, and Baro.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15NXM
This truck will misfire and hesitate under a load. The ignition system is all new timing is set. When I check for advance under load it is only about 8 -10 degrees under gradual acceleration advance is 25 30 degrees. It seems that something is telling computer...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Clutch master VIN: 1FTCR14X4P
Originally we have replaced the clutch disc, pressure plate and slave cylinder. We had a heck of a time trying to bleed the slave cylinder. After about 4 hours of bleeding the way the manufacturer suggests we finally got a decent pedal that works with no probl...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1TXEX15YNK
I heard fuel pump run continuously and was a cranks/no-start today...for a short time...had multiple on demand codes..553,552,565,556,558..and..542 continuous, again.Left key on while testing and noticed fp not on solid...truck self healed and started.placed p... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump ckt.....eec fp relays already, 553 (552 -), 552 (565 -), 565 (556 -), 556 (558 -), 558 (testing and results)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMDA514XS
This Windstar is driving me nuts. The thing surges bad (650 - 1200 RPM) in the morning when cold. It is worse with the A/C on, but it does it without it on also. I tried a new IAC motor but that didnt help at all. The computer is telling the motor to go betwee...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L electric VIN: 1FTEX14NXT
Hello, I kind of have a different request. My dad's 1996 f-150 caught on fire and burnt up. The fire investigator could not tell for sure where it started. The truck sat for 4 days without being driven. I have looked at the recall for the 2000 model trucks wi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
Ford diesel techs, I need some help please. This truck came in with a code P1247 for turbo boost low pressure. Using a NGS scanner we found EBC to go from 14.5 psi to no more than 5psi additional. My belief is that it should go up to 20-30psi under full acelle... Trouble codes: P1247
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Hello Ford techs, thank you for taking the time to read this. This van came in with the crusie control inop (light on dash won't even come on). I used the Mitchel trouble shooter for system inop and it gives you a test for every thing but the on button. All th...
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74E91
Vehicle is running well but is continuing to set both a P0171 & P0174, which refers to a lean condition at both bank one and two. Both oxygen sensors seem to be switching correctly (we still replaced oxygen sensors to be sure that sensors were not contaminated... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean reading Bank 1), P0174 (Lean reading Bank 2)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FDWE35F51
We have a Ford ambulance van with a 7.3 diesel engine and we are having to replace the water pump about every 50,000 kilometers because of leaks out the weap hole which ends up on the floor of the ambulance garage. We have put on two NEW Ford water pumps and o...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blend door moter VIN: 1LNFM81W3W
Good afternoon everyone, thanks in advance for your time. We have this vechile in for no a/c the blend door is broke, also noticed that the blend door motor never stops with key on it just goes and goes in one direction. Was wondering If anyone has come acros...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W6S
Hello everyone, I hope there is someone out there that has run into this problem before. Car belongs to regular customer and is well serviced. He brought car in for Service Engine Soon light - scanned codes - P 0401B - EGR System low flow. Upon inspection , fo... Trouble codes: P, 0401B (EGR system low flow)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L rear end VIN: 1MELM62WX5
i have a 95 cougar with independent rear suspension ,this vehicle has a noise & vibration after about 60kms per hr. the faster you go the more pronounced the vibration.this noise does not sound like agear or bearing noise sounds and feels like a seized ujoint ...

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1969 Ford THUNDERBIRD 429CID power window diagram VIN: 9Y87N11340
thanks to toolbox 123 for the diagram from minnesota. Really helped considering someone else had been in the master switch and cut and spliced different wires in. The drivers window was working but someone had switched the connector to the rear window switches...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L brakes VIN: 1FTEF15N4J
hello all, sorry it took me so long to reply i've been out with the flu. anyways, thanks to you all who have responded to my problem. yes we fixed it. the rh rear wheel cyl was sticking intermitenly and the lh rear drum was warped in a 'bell mouthed curve' (ne...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15NXN
I am sorry I closed this request a bit late. I have positively identified this truck as POSSESED ! I cannot find any electrical gremlins. The machine shop asked me to change the camshaft and lifters back to a stock so that the vehicle is all within stock specs...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, gas fumes VIN: 1FACP5247P
Thanks for your replies first and foremost. This service has saved this shop many hours of following flow charts that usually end up with the wrong diagnoses. The customer finally brought the vehical back. We decided to go with a vapor canister since it had a ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
I cleared the code from the computer almost a week ago and the truck has been perfect ever since. Customer was happy to take it and drive it with the understanding that if the problem reoccurred it may require ecm replacement. Thanks for your help.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L control panel/blend door VIN: 1FMDU34XXS
This explorer did need a new control head. Was giving bad info to the actuator motor - new controller adjusted blend door all the way through every temp increment and back down. One good suggestion was to check the in car temp sensor (behind tiny vent on pas...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
The 1443 was the purge valve. As for the352 the problem was fixed by replacing the ign. module on that coil. Thanks for everyones input it helped a lot . Trouble codes: P0352, P1443 (Emission controls code).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Compressor Engagement VIN: 1FTDF17WXV
After tring several after market new, A/C compressors, We installed a new Ford compressor and so far so good after a week the problem has not come back. I think that the compressor clutch in the after market compressors was not up to the OEM spec's? Thanks for...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5146W
'James I don't know if it's related but I have had some problems with the theft deterant system on the Winstars. Scan for codes and see if you come up with any codes related to anti theft I have found bad Speedo heads that will flash error on the odometor and ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L warning light VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
My problem was the airbag light was flashing code 27 for the passenger airbag and the off light was not lite up when you cut it off .I was told on here it was the on-off switch so i replaced the switch and that fixed the problem .Thanks everyone who responded ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
First of all, thanks to all that replied to my message.The first thing I did was perform the cylinder contribution test. I have know idea how that test slipped my mind.the results were #2,#5,#7 were not working. I did the buzz test agian and all tested good so...
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