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1985 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L driveline VIN: 1FTDE14F4F
Hi guys got a hair puller here.customerstates that he was at freeway speed(65 for this guy)and van suddenly developed a vibration. he hauls a fair amount of weight in van and knows about cars.had tires balanced and u joint replaced at another shop,no help.van ...
1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Lighting VIN: 1FMEU15N8K
Need to know the location of the trailer lights relay. This vehicle has the Ford trailer package on it. MOD and FORD EVT manual both say this relay is attached to dash panel. Thanks for any help. John
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H4N
Engine is misfiring all the time on cylinders 3 & 7. Spark plugs are worn about .010" over specs., cap, rotor and wires appear OE, but not in bad condition. Swapped plugs, misfire didn't follow plugs. Cranking compression is good in both cylinders. Both have g...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L injection VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
We have leak down from the oil tank feeding the high pressure pump. Filling the oil tank after an overnight shut down will result in an instant start. However if tank is left empty there is an extended crank period to start. We need to find the check valve tha...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDJS34F9S
hello,we are having a problem with a 95 powerstroke eating idm's. we installED the last one 2 months ago [5000 mile] at the same time we replaced all injector harnesses and valve cover gaskets.6/8 harness was burnt. vehicle is back with no-start.codes p1292/12... Trouble codes: P1292 (b2 short to ground/batt), P1293 (high side open bank 1)
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Belt Tensioner VIN: 2FTHF5SCA7
This truck seems to have a serious problem eating belt tensioners. The last tensioner we put on was the fourth tensioner that has been put on with a life expectancy of between 10-20k miles. But its ready for another one now. It seems to be wearing away the alu...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
truck has a broken flex plate again has anyone ran across this repeted problem on the fords before crank shaft end play seems good thanks for any help scott
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L timing marks VIN: 1FMPU18L1Y
Hi guys,working on expedition. When pulled timing cover off their are no good timing marks that I can find.Mitchel is not real helpful. it is supposed to havegold links but cannot seem to find them. Was hoping somebody ha a different way I could line these up....
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L shifting VIN: 1FTSW31P23
hello we installed a customer supplied BD engine brake performance trans in this vehicle. The customers complaint is that it used to go to 4000 rpms before shifting at wide open throttle, now it shifts at 3500. I am useing a pds scantool on this and have insta...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
Hi Guys, We have a idle problem with this one. New plugs,egr,fuel filter,timing chains,checked coils and wetness around the pcv hose. We did compression checks ranging from 180 to 195. No check engine lite is on. We have plenty of power when stepping on it but...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L no 3 or 4th gear VIN: 1MELM2W7RH
This belongs to one of our salepeople. 1st and 2nd shift are good but no 3rd or 4th gear. I guess it is possible there may be 4th gear but was afraid to run the engine rpms any higher. Not a Ford tech so what usually breaks in these? I do not have the ability...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U4V
Light comes back after a week of operation. Cannot set the code test driving with the proper amountof fuel. Trouble codes: 1443 (Evap Purge valve malfuncton)

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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not accellerate VIN: 1NFDU32X5P
The fix for this Explorer turned out to be replacing the computer. Thanks for all the replies gentlemen. Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO MAF Signal Higher or Lower), 172 (KOER Lean Bnk 1), 137 (KOER Rich Bank 2).
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Altenator VIN: 3FALP6531W
Great advice gys. I replaced the main power cable that is running to the alt. Once I replaced that it was good to go. I apperiate all the help... I hopefully return the favor. Thanks again.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U2Y
Thanks for the replies- the Taurus back on the road. Phil from NY had the approach we needed. We took his advice and tested the coil primary with a labscope and a low current probe. The pattern ramped up normally, but instead of dropping off sharply, it ramped... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0302, P0306.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
First, let me start by saying I found I had a bad scale on my meter...then, thanks to Duane and Ward who advised me that the vehicle has a 30+minute 'Sleep' cycle...after it went to sleep, I began removing fuses and isolating circuits: I found, to my surprise,...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L front suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
The majority of replies told me to check the sway bar to body bushings. It seems these are a problem. I brought the car in checked the bushings & replaced them. The noise is now gone. Thanks
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