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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L cruise control VIN: 2FTHF2619G
Need some ford advice on what to check next.The speedo works fine.When I switch the cruise to off the voltage at amp drops to zero only while being held down and returns to 7.8 when you let up onit, is this normal? Is there a better way to check this system th...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L od light VIN: 2FTJW35M1P
cleared codes and comp memory. light quit blinking. test drove. all good. after diving 2 milles light started blinking at stop light, truck started banging into gears on upshifts again. scan for codes with modis no codes present koeo & koer. code 43 in memory....
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L tailgate window VIN: 1FMEU15H4T
The tailgate window works when using the key. However it will not work when using the switch on the dash. At the tail gate I have tested the 2 wires from that switch (P/LG and P/LB) and found voltage when using it. It appears that the switch is good. I thought...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Harsh shifts VIN: 1FBS53156W
We had the trans. shop down the street rebuild this trans.. The van shifts too hard on all shifts. No codes, data looks O.K.. The builder put in a new solenoid pack and then it shifted too easy and had a dragging shift. Then he adjusted the E.P.C. and it was h...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve train VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
help!!! not quite sure what's going on here. we did a cylinder head gasket replacement, on startup, we have a continuous valve train noise. if i had to guess, i'd say the chain tensioners seem to be loose. engine was quiet before valve job, but rattles like a ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Customer said this truck was fine on Saturday afternoon when he drove it but when he got in it Saturday night when he started it the od off light began to flash and the MIL light came on and the truck ran very poorly. When he brought it to me the MIL light was...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
I Don't have any information on 04 model or any wiring diagrams no vacuum leaks found maf sensor replaced with known good part Trouble codes: P1101

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1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP51U2T
thank you to all who replied, all of you are correct, it was the trans, range select switch, replaced and test drove, problem did not reoccur, again thank you,
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1B6WC35C6T
The fix was exactly what 5 of the 6 replies mentioned, O rings leaking down in the injector pressure regulator under the oil resoivoir. The key was the pressure below 200 PSI on data stream when hot, which was when the the truck wouldn't start. Replacing the '...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Right Front Inner Axle VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Hi my fellow techs. This one was not as bad as it seemed. The complete right front inner axle shaft is housed inside the tube that connects to the diff. housing. Removing this tube was all that was needed to secure the shaft into the tube housing with a new sn...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPE2422W
I had a couple of replies saying to check the cam sensor and synchronizer assembly, and a few more suggesting sweep testing the tps. Both of those checked out fine. After all of this, I noticed that the BARO pid didn't look quite right. After a few WOT acceler...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L blew sparkplug VIN: 1FTNW21S4X
I thank everyone for their input,the customer wants us to install a thread repair kit for that engine,and told customer no warranty on the repair.
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTRE14291
I appologize for not giving more details. I checked this truck out pretty thorough when I first got it and neglected saying what the findings were. Now, I will give you the story from the start. Three years ago I added a little freon and a snort of flourescent...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Hi guys, The fix on this truck was to adjust the cam sensor using a lab scope. Channel 1 was hooked up to the cam sensor. Channel 2 was hooked up to the crank sensor. Nick [...] was one of the helpful techs that took the time to e-mail me scope pattern... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L overheat VIN: 1FTZR15XYP
Customer said put it back together based on his reg mech/techs advise from home.(He was traveling thru our area)Nine of the eleven replies said to replace with something or rebuild.Spent a lot of time checking things over, shaved and pres checked heads. Put it...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP26365
Looks like a fix on this one. Thanks again guys. Special thanks to Matthew [...] he had sent me this link to a forum and it was a great help I removed the transmission and as Matthew had suggested I ... Trouble codes: 0320 (Erattic ignition PIP).
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L manifolds VIN: 2FAFP71W83
it was the #8 cylinder that was leaking,.thanks to all especially the part number,. they are N811313-S431 for the standard steel studs.. part # W703902-S403 for the stainless i beleive, they are copper looking color and are not magnetic, they are actually for ...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L whistle VIN: 1LNLM91VXT
Thanks to all who took the time to reply, we could not duplicate the problem again so customer decided to wait until it came back.. All replies suggested iac valve or vacuum leak from pcv connector. Removed and inspected vacuum lines and verified no problems t...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
Thank you so much for all the input on this car. I had several good ideas from Sherman, Jim, Angel, Timothy, Dan, George, Sean, and Danny. After going through all of the info recieved and checking this problem out closely, The Customer has opted, to Change out... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable cam timing over advanced bank 1).
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