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1950 Ford Pickup .0L Charging VIN: 97HG332094
Need help from all you old shcool guys.Vehicle came in for a dead battery replaced batery and found that generater was not charging properly. replaced both generater and regulator and still no charging. Pollarized generator by jumping power from battery termin...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
hard starting after sitting over night fuel presure drops to 25-28 lbs after sitting over night excessive smoke on start-up seems to crank longer than normal (before starting) most of the time very poor fuel mileage from 22 mpg to 10 mpg no codes found in comp...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
When the vehicle first came in the customer told me that he kept having problems with #5 spark plug cracking. The last thing he had done was have the injection system serviced. The check engine light came back on and he heard about me through a friend and brou...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA51483
have intermitten high idle 2100 rpm at intersections in drive. iac % is up to 72. when problem does not occur normal is around 58% a/c only brings up 2-3% under circuit description listed 4 causes. 3 of 4 check ok. one i don't understand is atomization of fuel...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53U51
replace plug, wire, coil pack [no change] can hear injector popping did compression test came out OK. egr has been replaced. customer has had car to other shops before us with no success. please help. Trouble codes: P0302, P0401

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1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15G7D
thanks for the responses,especially [...],who took the time and money to call me at work.he told me to recheck timing,this time i had my hired hand watch the number 1 cyl come up to tdc,i pulled the distrib and reinstalled at the correct placement...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
thanx for all the replies, the ones concerning the dpfe sensor were helpful btw the sensor tested bad and a replacement brought the xsensor values back to spec, but the code came right back, i finally took the truck to a ford dealer who reset the synchronizer ... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Thanks for all the info on this one. I did ck all as suggested and all is good. After driving i stopped and unpluged startor solenoid and drove again, now idle will not come down even holding clutch in until I stop. Customer has cruise recall. I will replace c...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Surge
the one and actual repair that fixed this vehicle was the intake manifold gaskets, lower , upper, and injector seals, thank you all members that replied to,and offered help in this diagnosis and repair. the advise of blocking vacuum ports and add propane to th... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Thanks to all of those who replied. According to all of the great replies that I got, it appears that there are several common issues with this 5R55E transmission. I removed the valvebody and inspected the gaskets. None were blown out like I expected to see, b...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-5 shift VIN: BMHGIU7O09
Thanks to all of you who replied . Almost everyone that replied nailed the problem to its source . The 2/5 servo bore had a nick ,and also the piston was cracked . The band was also partially fried . The truck went back to the dealer ,they will apply a goodwil...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Fuel and tach gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Well I will call this one fixed. I was told about a couple of grounds to check. I checked them and thye were fine. Check all connections, they were clean. Did find a lose anti slosh module for the fuel guage. Hoping that fixes the fuel gauge (I haved ordered t...
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