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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF15N3G
This is a night mare the multi-symptom of this truck bad trailer hitching @ 25 mph ( intermitant ) bad unstable idle at times pulsating idle at times. i can clear most symptoms up by disconnecting the ACT sensor & when i reconnect it it cut's motor off It too... Trouble codes: 63 (continiuos)
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L o/d VIN: 1FMDU34X4N
this 4x4 explorer came to our shop(not a trans shop) with a well operating E4OD trans except for 1 strange problem. if you go right from the park position to reverse or drive it takes off without hesitation and shifts fine. if you should go right from park to ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No 2nd gear VIN: 1FTCR14X1V
Truck was brought in with trans slipping and fluid burnt. I was not able to test drive before the repair. What I am getting is NO 2nd gear command in the manual position or in drive. The MLPS shows 2nd gear.I get solenoid faults on all 3 solenoids and a 3rd ge...
1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FABPXXXXX
No start, spent 10 hours proving the ecu was bad. Replaced ecu, reprogrammed PATS and car started right up 8- 10 times When I went to move the car, as soon as the RPM hit 1200 the ecu fried again. Vehicle acts like it has a bad crank sensor. Live data looks g...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Head VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Came in with coolant blowing out rad.cap.Customer wants head removed,check head,water pump and timing belt.This is my first one of these and was just wondering if there is anything special to look out for.Thanks in advance for your time.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt alignment / compression VIN: 1FAFP6538X
Car came in turning over somewhat weak. Did a compression test, specs below in testing. aligned cam shafts with SST and aligned crank with crank pulley, the only notch on it with the v-notch on the block. this is what the book shows the only alignment for the ...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
Hello to all. We have an irratic idle problem with this mustang with A/C on only. Test components for vacuum leaks - none found. No codes in system. We suspect iac motor and are looking for confirmation. Thanks
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel economy VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
customer states fuel milage only 12mpg. vechile had tune up 6 mounths ago. all scan data norman. fuel psi 60.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Charge light VIN: 1FAFP3H372
Customer brought this alternator in for repair. We installed the correct aftermarket (Transpo F601)regulator. When he installed the alt, he still gets Code P1246. I tried to buy the OE regulator from Ford but it is not sold seperate from the alternator. Anyon...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L81
soory about the no code list. when the vehicle drove out of the shop i left the list in the truck. all the codes were saying bank 1 and 2 were rich, ho2s12, ho2s11,rich. code 303 for cyl# 3 skipping. removed coils and used spark testers they are gapped at .060... Trouble codes: P0137
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R31
i am working on this navigator that will intermitantly not lower the rear suspension. i can unhook the rear level sensor and push it up, the susp. will raise as far as you want it to. pull the sensor down and it will not lower no matter how long you wait, or d...

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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Fellow techs. Thanks for all the replies. Special thanks to Rusty. I sent the injectors to Linder Technical Services for testing. They were 5 to 7 percent lean across the board which I didn't think was enough to cause our problem. The good folks at Linder said...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1508P
i cut the return wire to computer toverify i was getting a good signal to ecm. i was getting good signal from maf, i next checked it at ecm harness, was also getting good signal. when i reconnected the wire to the ecm i lost the signal. the ecm was pulling the... Trouble codes: 157 (maf signal low).
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1TXEX15YNK
The jury is IN...the fix is WAS the processor...just as suspected...Morton from Ga. was the closest with his mention of the ECM...I found it strange that those that responded did not realize that a FP relay was FIRST thing that was replaced along with ... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump ckt.....eec fp relays already, 553 (552 -), 552 (565 -), 565 (556 -), 556 (558 -), 558 (testing and results).
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L blower motor
Everyone pretty much said the same thing. Water leak at windshield soaking the GEM and fusebox. After 10 min. inspection, bingo signs of water!!! Customer did not approve repairs at this point in time Thank you to all who replied. You were a great help!!
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX17L8X
I want to thank all of the techs that replied, after tearing down engine and stripping heads, the pieces of metal did not come from this engine, customer decided to repair engine, replacing the piston and repair the heads, to put the truck to good use, the mys...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Well we replaced the number five injector andit ran great. Thanks for the help and replies. Hope this doesn't happen to you guys. Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl.5 contribution or balance fault).
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