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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Charging VIN: 1FTDF15Y3L
This truck came in for a dead battery, recharged and load and tested with midtronics tester came out good. Tested and found alternator not charging properly, (max 13.2V @ 40A) installed Napa rebiult. Came back 2 days later completly dead. Draw test reveals a ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L check engine light VIN: 1FDSE35F8Y
We are presently working on a 7.[...] power stroke that the check engine light will flicker on when driving down the road . It will not stay on for more than a second or two. We extract the two codes p1316 codes stored in the idm and [...] high to low s... Trouble codes: P1316, P1278
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FEE14H0RH
This van came in my shop and I originally thought a major tune up was the problem. It is bucking and jerking while driving like an ignition problem. The customer said he just bought it and it had been sitting for three months. So I replaced the cap rotor wires...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X65
The trucks idle surges and revs high, approx. 1200rpm Then the truck stalls but will fire back up.It will run OK for a little while but then will all happen again
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U6T
hey engine diagnosic techs, i am kinda out of my league with this one, i am an under car and alignment tech so i don't know much about what to look for on this one. its my girlfriends car or else i would have sent it to you guys already. but the problem start...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V5Y
I am hoping that someone can give me the values of the flex fuel sensor. I have contacted my local dealer with no help. I also have mitchell and alldata, but the values I can not locate. I have 170 hz on my ngs scan tool all the time. I was wandering if this n... Trouble codes: P0176, P1132, P1152
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
intermit. no start, no rpm signal from ecu, but has rpm from crank sensor. no injector pulse.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18W83
Ok Ford techs 2003 f150 4.6 4x4, backfire under load at times, lack of power until 1,500 rpm then flys up hills no problem no drop in fuel pressure at all even unpluged fuel pressure reg and still there.replaced mass air sensor smoke checked intake, vac guage ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56PG3
customer stated: turn vehicle off and would not restart. vehicle tow into shop for no start. no communication to scanners and to global and generic 0bd11 with ecm out of vehicle check engine light still comes on. need help with finding cause of the no start pr...

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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Rear brakes VIN: 1FTHF25H5H
We have a fix! , The rear drums that we replaced after futher evaluation ended up being different. The right rear was designed in such a way that it was not letting it seat properlly. This caused the whole wheel and drum to have quite a bit of a 'wobble', Whic...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15NXM
This one is finally gone. I pulled the plenum to look at the injectors. Pulled the injectors and cleaned them and installed seal kit. As I was putting the plenum gasket in place I noticed a small spot on one runner that looked that it wouldn't seal, sure enoug...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FACCP74F2
Got quite a few replies on this one with about a 50/50 split between the ignition switch and the ignition module. Pulled the module from the distributor and tested it with with our tester several times and it failed each time. Replaced igntion module and probl...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L dtc 617 VIN: 1FTEX14N1S
I got 3 good replies for the code 617. All point to a 1-2 accumulator spring broken. About the fuel mileage, I didnt get much help in that area, just that maybe the battery acid may have leaked down on the O2 & corroded the wires, which the wiring looked like ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L steering VIN: 1FMZU32P8W
Good morning, Thanks for all the fast replies. Approx 95% of replies were right on the money. The problem was air in the P.S. system.I had put a few miles on the truck, but the trick is to work the steering wheel from stop to stop at high idle the until all ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuses VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
thank you everybody for the help. the customer hasn't brought the explorer back yet, and probably won't until he experiences the problem again. wish me luck.
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FOY
Big Thanks to All, We have this Powerstroke fixed. We were getting a soft buzz on several of the injectors, and believed that we had bad injectors but wanted to prove it to customer as I had said. The soft buzz was as Charles [...] said, sludged up injector... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low), P0475.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Headlamps
We never were able to duplicate the problem. So, I bypassed the wig-wag wires at the Rt. headlamp as several members suggested the wig-wag module can cause this condition.No luck. The problem remained. Several other members suggested the Lighting Control Modul...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAHP71W14
The 2004 Ford Crown Victorias with cold performance complaints have been cured. There was quite a bit of carbon build up on the valves. An engineer from Ford authorized the local dealer to remove the heads on a couple cars and clean all the carbon off. The two...
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