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1977 Ford F-250 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: F25JUZ0713
I replaced this carb with a Tomco reman about 6 weeks ago, due to lack of power (customer pulls a 2-horse trailer). Power was back, and engine ran great. After a road-test, idle was high, and wouldn't come down. I finally ended up switching the throttle plate ...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L float leaks VIN: 1FTEX15N8H
does any one know where you can buy a new brass float for the gas sending unit with out buying the whole sending unit. ford says you must buy whole sending unit.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L reverse VIN: 2FTWF15Y9P
hi techs i been working on this e4od that has a harsh double bump when shifting into park i know there is bulletin alldata #95137 regarding this problem all electronics on this trans were replaced and trans has been taken apart by two different trans shop one ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26F8R
this is the bosses truck pulls a horse trailer with it. The last trip out it lost power after driving four or five hundred miles it lost power on hills . No smoke idels good but has a shake till you get it to around 2800 to 3000 rpms then it smoths up fills li...
1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP66L4S
car came in about 6 weeks ago . would not start or started very hard . 1-2 minutes of extended cranking. pulled spark plugs and replaced them. started great. customer said problem started after he put some bad gas in it??? took a fuel sample--looked good but d...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L hcu VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
I would like to replace the HCU on this vehicle, but Alldata says there is a special bleeder box required. Do I have to send this to the dealer or is there a way I can do this job? I am using an OTC genisyis with ABS 2002 software. Thanks in advance for any as...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Looking for some direction, car came in on hook for no start, cranks ok...found fuse #9 in under fuse center missing...contacted customer who advised car quit this past weekend and was towed to friends house, they found fuse blown, he replaced it and drove 150...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Theft /PATS VIN: 1FAFP4Q46Y
heres one for the ford experts out there...this mustang came into our shop with a no start...with key on/engine off the theft light flashes rapidly...there is no fuel pressure of injector pulse...we checked ant the variable pressure fuel pump isnt being contro...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 3FTNW21F01
Hey guys, Sorry to bug you with this one but is kicking my butt. It has a cavitation sound from the front of the engine. Noise was louder when you turned steering wheel and sounded like the typical Ford pump noise. No big deal, right? Replaced P/S pump and no...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Blows Maxi Fuse 114 VIN: 2FAFP71W03
This is a 03 police cruiser with 100,000+ miles. The vehicle has been wrecked twice in the front (most our police vehicles have). The complaint is no speedometer or gauges. We found the 30 Amp Maxi Fuse 114 in the battery junction box under the hood was blown....
1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID Engine VIN: 5Y82N41500
This vehicle came to us with the complaint that it was running hot. We found that the radiator was partially restricted so we removed and repaired it. The thermostat was also replaced at the same time. This vehicle continues to run hot. The car has never boile...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L park assist VIN: 1LMNHM82W3
the car was lightly hit in the rear. (5-10 mph impact) after bumper cover was replaced the overhead info center displays "park assist inop" in a atemp to make the park assist work the distance sensors were replaced in the rear bumper cover. There is a radar se...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1MELM55U8S
This car has no brake pressure going to rear calipers.I traced the lines all the way to the abs hydrtaulic system.I do have pressure going to the unit but I dont have any coming out going to the valve which feeds the rear calipers.Seems like the hydraulic abs ...

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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Charles from California was right, We did not know that a short in 1 injector would pull down entire bank. We finally clued in when running on 4 cylinders we got the truck hot enough to do a cylinder contribution test. It showed 2,4,6, 8 not firing. Normal KOE... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Control Module Kam Error).
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A2B3C4D9G
the truck is coming back in a couple more weeks but my post time is up.still idles rough according to the customer.will try to repost when the truck is cured. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one), P0174 (system lean bank two).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP653XV
ok well i smoke checked engine looking for vacuum leaks, found a small one on vacuum supply hose to fuel evap motor, rep[lace hose 20.00 bucks from ford, still same probllem, checked for bad grounds under battery, found a big one cleaned and reinstalled it, fi... Trouble codes: P0171.
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L T-Case VIN: 1FMCU24X2V
I had some very good replies to this problem. Such as checking for corrosion at various connections. My problem is, the customer hasn't brought vehicle back since I posted the request. When I can get it back to fix, I will repost the fix. Thanks to all.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15X4W
thank you for all the suggestions.after i posted this i was in mitchell looking for other possable causes such as abs interactions or instument panel. while in mitchell i found a tsb under accessories that said this truck needed to have the gem,ctm,asb modules...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
Thanks to every one that replied. All the suggestions helped diagnose the problem. Specially the wiring diagram. Turns out that the battery was not up to par. It loaded to 9 volts but never below and would not start the car. Just so happens the SCIL module wil...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
this problem on this car intermittent. thanks for all who replied. a lot of the stuff was done or was in the process of doing.
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L lighting control modual VIN: 2MEFM7542X
Thanks Dale, Curt and Brian, I replaced the multifunction switch, fixed the problem, thank you again. Daniel
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