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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start, no start/hard start VIN: 1FTHX2512G
Ok this truck has been in for other repairs and the owner keeps it in tip top shape. Last year we replaces the glow plugs and the glow plug controller for a cold start issue and every thing has been fine. The customer came in about a week ago with a hot start ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32XXT
hello thank you in advance i need so advice on restoring compression to a severly fuel soaked engine(washed piston rings) the truck made the rounds to many shops around town with a crank no start problem (crank sensor circuit problem that is now fixed) truck w...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Stall
Help, I have a 97 powerstroke that runs for ten minutes, then startes to die snorting and bucking as it dies in the stall.I installed two new oem cam sensores because PO344 would set if I let the engine die out.I then noticed if I shut down the engine before i... Trouble codes: P0344
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
hi guys,car towed in with cel on,pulled codes and found 10 codes,p1747,p0135,p0155,p0743,p0750,p0755,p0760,p0765,p1409 ,[...],i tried to clear them but they come right back on.this car starts right up,fuel pressure is good,idles good,but when you put it in ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0135, P0743, P0750, P1409, P1451
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPF17Z72
This one came in with a light on and the above code set. I did notice that after a cold start or sitting for an extended time the engine has a miss. This is a CNG model and it is running on gasoline right now. Has anybody run across one of these with injectors... Trouble codes: P3016
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 4wd buttons inop. VIN: 1FMZU73WX2
Hello all, It's been a very long time but I've just gone through the process of purchasing this shop. This customer said the 4wd just quit working one day last winter. We've checked all the obvious things like power and grounds, fuses, & r & r switches and ins...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L low pedal VIN: 1FMZU62E02
HI Y'ALL!!! Another FORD that has us scrathing and whinin. Customers original comments were he never has had brakes replaced and hears something scraping. The pads were pretty thin less than 1/16' on front and about 1/8' on rear. After replacing the pads we ...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNLM91V3Y
The steering wheel does not return on this car. It feels normal when turning but does not return at any speed. We disconnected the tie rods and the ball joints feel okay. Any help is appreciated.
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM75W5N
CAR STARTS FINE AND DRIVES FINE EXCEPT FOR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND SOME SURGING ON ACCELERATION AND CRUISING SPEED (VERY MILD). WHEN CAR IDLES WARM IN PARK (CUSTOMER SAID IN DRIVE ALSO, BUT HASN'T ACTED UP FOR ME IN DRIVE)IDLE SURGES 200-500 RPM IT CHANGES. CUS... Trouble codes: 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low), 172 (koer ego not switching lean exhaust bank 1), 136 (koer ego ho2s-1 sw-lean exhaust bank 2), 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low)
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S92
This car has me guessing... The MIL was on when it came in with codes P0172 and P0175. Freeze Frame showed 0 MPH, fuel pressure 55 psi, and LTFT banks 1 and 2 @ -25. All other readings looked normal and the car runs and idles great. I replaced the electronic f... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Sorry It took so long on the fix. Customer could not afford repairs right away. The problem did turn out to be the MAF sensor, as many of you suggested. Vehicle has been running fine for a little over a week now. Thanks for all the replies. Sorry again for the...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
The customer was aware that when the light came back on, he would come back to me and I would scan and check it. Well it came back on and he came in and we found that the control solenoid was stuck open so both intake runner vavles were in the open position. r... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538.
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZVLT22B7T
Well, all in all I got 15 replies to my help request. Apparently these cars have had problems with distributors as they are hard to find used, and about $200.00 used to boot. I did pick up a used intake BOOT, not a used intake. Installed it and even without a ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X7V
thanks to eveyone who replyed the problem on this vehical turned out to be the crank sensor wiring harness right below the alternator the harness was touching the exhaust manifold .i had decided to trace down the ecm harness and look for breaks in the wireing ... Trouble codes: P0320.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8W
i found the problem with the idm relay chattering . there was a bad ground at pin 86 ( 814 w/bk wire )of the idm relay so i tapped in to the ground wire and made a new ground connection and no more chattering ??? .
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU32X8W
well finally done and running. first of all I would like to say thanks to all those guys got out of their way to help me out with the automotive problem I had with this vehicle. ok the problem was the cam gear that broke the alignment guide and threw the timin...
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