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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26M0K
vehicle came in for no start/hard start cold, it will crank for 1 min to 1.5 min before it will start, once it starts it revs up for a second like it had air in the fuel system, then runs fine, you can start it up for the next 15 min with no problems even if y...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT20AXS
car came in needing exhaust so replaced cat back and changed spark plugs customer came in a couple of days later complaining overdrive light on dash coming on intermittently and also engine feels like it cuts out around 2000 rpm very intermittently using lab s... Trouble codes: 668 (transmission range sensor ckt high)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X5T
Hello all I have a explorer that is activating ABS only on the 2-1 downshift. the trans clunks on downshift and activates ABS. It occurs only on this downshift and will not occur until the vehicle has been driven 20 minutes or so. As i said you feel ABS activa...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FBJ53153V
i apreciate the help of iatn fix postings. some of you guys amaze me. i have a ford here that is eating my lunch. the truck lacks power under moderate accel.if the throttle is snapped loaded or not it will pop in the intake and the timing will spike to 16386.w...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1821W
the truck runs good most of the time but it will start to misfire and stays misfiring for a while. we were concerned about injectors so we cleaned them. same problem. remember thisis intermittent. we ohmed injs. and they are all the same we pulled plenum and w... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Excessive grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P33
We are familar with the 7.3 Powerstrokes but not as much with the new 6.0 powerstrokes. The problem is it smokes grey badly all the time, cold or hot. When I say smokes, I mean it smokes so bad it can't be driven because you can't see behind you. It doesn't ha... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 cyl balance), P0480 (Fan 1 Ctrl Circuit)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate VIN: LMFU28R43L
Hi Ford techs. This Navigator has an auto-open and close liftgate. It has an unlatch motor, cinching motor, and right and left motors to raise and lower. It can only be opened and closed manually. I hava a wiring diagram, but I don't have an overview of how th...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6242V
customer came in with the vehicle not running - car would start but then die right away. we replaced the converter assembly (3 converters - all plugged). now the car starts and runs but the idle doesn't seem right and the check engine light comes on right away... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
customer says this vehicle will loose power and die after driving about 20 miles, if you open the hood and let it set for about 20 min. engine will restart and he can drive another 20 miles. we cannot duplicate this problem. fuel pressure is normal, flow is go...

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hoses VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Thank you for all the reply's should have went to basics and thought of the radiator cap to begin with next time new radiator get new cap from now on. I also looked into the TSB for the by-pass hose and took care of that too while it was there. Customer happy,...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FDKE30L0V
looks like marty [...] solved my I said before only the one female terminal of the relay was burnt. he said that the terminal would come loose and cause resistance on the contact point. I cut all the wires and soldered in connectors and put a n...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X9V
This one is done! The problem turned out to be the o2 sensor bank 1 sensor1. After removing the sensor to inspect we found that part of this sensor was actually missing. I guess 135k worth of hard driving will do this. Thanks again to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0133, P0153.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36S2X
After installing a rear wheel abs sensor in the differencial and clearing the codes everything was fine. The abs light and the check engine light stayed off for a complete drive cycle. Trouble codes: P0100 (maf/vaf ckt fault), P0101 (maf/vaf ckt range performance), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low infut), P0103, P0104 (p0105-), P0105.
2000 Ford F600 7.3L Lack of power VIN: 3FDNF656XY
Well, here is some more mud in my eye! Two replies on this one. thank you John from Ontario and Jim from Illinois for your help on this one. What sounded like would be a fuel related issue to me, turned out to be a damaged 'Y' tube at the intake manifold. It w...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L cannot fuel VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
First, let me thank all of you that responded. After checking the purge soleniod (it was ok) we checked the canister vent valve. Although it worked fine we blew air through it and a spider nest and crap came out (now much more volume). We reasembled and fillin...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Sorry for the late closing on this I have been traveling alot and lost track of everything that isn't day to day.Everyone in oneway or another hit this atleast half issue with this one was 2 part witch I felt it would be but I didn't know how critical... Trouble codes: P0176, P0340.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1FTZR15E91
We have not seen this vehicle back yet since it's original visit, however we were able to rule out the low pressure cycling switch and the A/C compressor relay as a cause. It's very likely that the PCM flash (which a fellow member recommended and the dealer re...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2FMZA51453
Well thanks for all the help guys, but this van has not returned to our shop. looks like they are just driving it like it is. I recived lots of usefull help & idears for this one, i belive that from all my testing and info from this post,and as one member stat...
1970 Mercury cougar 428CID engine VIN: OF94Q50119
Hi Still don't have this car going. Before tear down I shimed up rocker shaft assy's to give 0 lash no lifter pre load, no help. So I pulled timing cover timing marks aligned ok. Degree cam in car to cam card spec. checked ok. Checked lobe lift, ok. Pulled c...
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