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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L lifters VIN: 1FTEE1427V
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, I bought this high milage van for my daughter.it has a ticking noise coming from the right bank. oil pressure is 3/4 on guage and plenty of oil at rockers with valve cover off and running. watching the lifters...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV32EXV
this car came in with an intermittent stall and crank not start.after doing diagnisis fuond that it was missing injector pulse power but not ground from the computer,also lost comunication with the scaner.i check all grounds and they test ok.the car start afte... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor ckt fault)
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L front brakes VIN: 2FALP74W7V
now you have to stand on the pedal if you had a panic stop it would be a questonable stop in time, couldnt slide brakes in gravel, i took off calipers and rotars, ran a scotch brite wheel on a angle grinder to clean and smooth a little more washed again--put o...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFF2861V
Have this Ford 4.6 windser has code P0401 insuficiant egr flow checked all systems run all test pass took egr valve off no blockage checked out dpf sensor good, no blockage in exhaust tube when had egr valve off started engine no differance with the hole plugg... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficiant)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
this is the engine that has a timing chain , a balancer chain , and a chain on the back of the engine for one cam and one on the front for the other one yes 4 chains and tensoniors my question we have the oil pan off can we repalce all chains and tensoniors in...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
Hello to all, especially you powerstroke gurus. First off, let me start by saying that we service very few diesels here in our shop. However we do try to accommodate our regular customers with service. This truck has no power hot or cold. It will also stop r... Trouble codes: P0281 (Glow plug ckt fault), P0340 (ICP not at expected), P0380 (Turbo boost press low), P1211 (Cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1212 (ICP press above/below desired), P1247 (Cyl 7 balance fault - after power balance test)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L koer po476 VIN: 1FDNF20F41
Vehicle stalled and was hard to restart.Checked codes and had a cam sensor code.After replacement truck ran fine.200 miles later oil filter leaking and ran 7 qts. low on oil.Truck would run out of fuel.Replaced fuel filter and added oil solved stalling problem... Trouble codes: P0476
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L wheel studs VIN: 1FTRX08L61
Has there been an up-date on either lug nut torque or is the customer overloading the truck?
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L third gear gring VIN: 1FTZR15E61
Truck came in with a complaint of grinding when going into third gear. Disasembled trans to find #3 sychronixer ring had 7 teath on it filed down ... replaced sychro and collar and all bearings in front(input shaft, neadle and roller bearing). Reinstalled and ...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FMSU43F92
This vehicle is a total dog on take off for the first few feet. Then when the turbo kicks in it will take off and runs just like normal. The computer shows no codes and the the air filter is fine, we also replaced the fuel filter and this helped nothing either...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L a/c VIN: 5LMPU28L5X
Hi all, have this navigator that intermittantly blows hot air, if i cut the A/C off and restart it blows cold again..
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1MELM6535W
The car came into the shop for a overheating problem.A other tech installed a new radiator and thermostat. It also had a other problem that the idle would jump up to about 4000 rpms, and the a/c would not work. I then got the car. Becouse of the idle problem. ...

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1969 Ford MACH 1 MUST 351CID park lights VIN: 9F02M20849
Thank You everyone for your quick and overwhelming responses---especially to John [...] who e-mailed me the wiring diagrams - we were then able to install a jumper that allowed all lights to be operational at the same time --- which is what the customer wanted...
1994 Ford Probe 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FGRTUGJFD
recieved 4 replies which stated check grounds at transmission case and check power to computer also 1 said bad distributor, but i dont see how distributor could be bad if it is getting good strong spark. decided to sell computer to customer but he elected not ... Trouble codes: 02 (cank sensor 2).
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP42D8R
Thank You for all the replies on my Problem it got me headed in the proper direction.I ended up just needing to get back to basics.The engine vacum was the key it was flucuating wildly from 5-15 inches which indicated a valve issue. We took off the intake and ... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of 02 sensor switching lean bank 2).
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
I was able to get a core with all the parts that I needed and I repaired the original trans. I had my doubts about this, but did it out of curosity.Lesson learned. David
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L steering control VIN: 1FMDU32P9T
thank you all for the replies. most of the replies stated that there was air in the system, and that fords seem to do this while turning the wheels with the engine off. both of these explorers, after driving a while seemed to do fine. one customer said they di...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
We discovered a broken exhaust valve spring on number one cylinder. I wish we would have pulled the valve cover and looked before posting our request. Thanks to all that helped! A couple of replies hit it right on the head. I truly appreciate the help. I have ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTZX0763W
Well we performed injector balance test(ok),scope patterns all looked good(@6-7 kv firing voltag with a spike to 15 on snap acceleration all cylinders comparable.) Removed all injector and sent them out for flow testing(#2 injector was down on flow about 6% al... Trouble codes: P0303.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L antitheft VIN: 2FMZA5143X
I am sorry about the long delay in reporting the fix, but I did want to be sure about this one. this windstar was really a brain buster, the Pcm was to blame, it had been replaced about 8 months ago to solve another problem, and while working on this thing it ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cruise control VIN: 2FMZA52484
Im sorry to say that all the information I recieved did not help. I double checked all test procedures according to Mitchell and AllData. All lead me to replace the control module. Replaced with know good and no fix. I put customers module on another customers...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L rear VIN: 1FMZA5544B
Hello Friends.we received 9 replies to our problem.This vehicle is owned by a retired o.p.p. officer,this guy knows 2 speeds fast and really fast,stopping is the same 'stop now',(can you hear the glazing and the heat building up on those new shoes).After educa...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47S04
I regretfully must close this help request with a summary. I forwarded your replies (thank you all!) to the supervisor of vehicle maintenance for Lake County (Florida) who has not replied to my numerous e-mails asking for updated information about the van. I h...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
I have gone through wiring from stem to stern and found nothing unusual. With the check engine light flickering and being unable to pull codes,I have determined it must be the computer. We have 2 different types of scanners-Snap On and Mac Mentor. I am also un...
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