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1956 Ford Thunderbird 292CID rear main seal
I need some old school help here guys!!! I have a customer here with a 1956 T-Bird. He has a large oil leak problem, The block is a 292 and the crank is a 312. About 2 years ago the customer had this crank put in the engine to recondition the lower end and eve...
1985 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M5F
vehicle failed smog running very rich, was at another shop they replaced o2 sensor, ecm, map sensor know i got it, fuel pressure ok, coolant sensor reading 3.9 volts fully warmed up, found a bad ground at sensor repaired know reads fully warm as low as .10 vol...
1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Backfires-Tach jumps VIN: 1FAPP9190K
Hi again ford techs . Well this Escorts owner claims it intermittently dies & when trying to restart will backfire.At the same time the tach needle jumps all over. Also per customer when this is occuring & after the car has died with just the key in the on pos... Trouble codes: N0NE
1991 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FABP64R3L
i have this 3.8 sc tbird in the shop that the coustomer had put an oil pan on & two days of driving car started cutting out so he drop it off to have it checked out. it craps out at high rpm & it back fires & start to cut out until it stalls. one of my techs t...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G1N
we have a 92 motorhome, that under light loads over 40 kms will start to buck but does not feel like a missfire or torque converter shudder. it will not miss when loaded at a stop runs great. i pulled off the dog house & drove found that when it acts up the en...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A9T
This truck was towed in after customer tried to replace the timming belt. After removal of t-belt cover found timming marks were not lined up correctly.After setting everything back in time truck still would not start. Checked for spark. had none. Customer bro...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L steering column VIN: 1FTHW26GXV
Customer brought this in saying that this truck has had a severe vibration after hitting bumps at speed since owned. They bought it with 75,000 miles on it. Checked the steering and all of the linkage and suspension is reasonably tight. The problem is in the c...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Hey Ford techs. I've got this ranger with no heat. The heater core is hot becauseI can feel it on the top of the heater box. I guess the accuator door isnt opening the door. Is there any way to test this because I think the dash needs to come out to get to it....
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1726V
READ RELATED REPAIR HISTORY AND TESTING BEFORE THIS PARAGRAPH AND YOU MIGHT NOT BE AS CONFUSED.upon inspection i noticed a definite internal eng. noise that was somewhat intermittent. r/s exh. manifold bolts loose. dpfe hoses both have holes in them and intern... Trouble codes: P0303, P0401, P1408 (egr out of range), P1138 (ho2s12 rich), P0455
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Vehicle has problems runing at highway speeds it starts bucking we had the dealer replace the fuel pump under a recall cleared the code and drove the vehicle again the mil light came on again and the vehicle started acting up again we have also replaced the pl... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of Ho2s11 switch Ind rich)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
Customer says this unit will drain the battery when left sitting 2-3 days. He replaced the battery, more than once, and took it to another shop...all they could tell him was, "You have a battery drain somewhere". I found the SSR1 and SSR2 relays engaged all o...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24281
this van sets these codes on second run every time (P0141 & P0161). I have checked all circuits back to the pcm and all are good. I get battery voltage to the heaters with the key on engine off or running. I took the rear harness off and checked all circuits, ... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1S2 heater circuit problem), P0161 (B2S2 heater circuit problem)
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U11
this white nightmare came in under its own power, customer tells of repairs at dealer in other area, where they replaced #6 injector. we don't know how they came to that conclusion, but it ran good for 2 weeks until this past weekend. now it has p0304, and i c... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNFM81W6W
Car came in dragging its behiend with a blown out air spring,we replaced both and seemed to be ok,custmor came back next day and said it was going down at times,we disconected the height sensor and let it sit all night and it did not go down,so we know the sys...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Master cyl ? VIN: 2FTHF26F9S
The customer has taken vehicle. We'll have to give it some time and wait see if he complains of low brake pedal. Some techs say there is replacement master cylinder with a larger bore or for a different model truck. When we blocked the lines at the master the ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L left bank not firing VIN: 1FDKE37F6T
Thanks to all that replied to my request with help on this one.As I thought most of you said IDM.I told the customer of this and told him the price of a new one.Holy S@#T he says,can you find a used one?So I sought after a used one and finally got one.Installe...
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1LNBP96FXG
First off, thanks to everyone who responded. I can confirm that something was causing a shift in ECM programming after hot crank that would drive all injectors eight times more often (four times per crank revolution) than should have been. During this time i...
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