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1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCV14T1J
Hello and thanks for taking the time! This vehicle is hard to start. Once started it won't run unless at 1/2 throttle, but it backfires through the intake violently and dies. The plugs are black from misfiring and a very rich mixture. We've disconnected the ...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26H2K
i need help on this one before i start it on fire! i drove this vehicle to shop for unrelated repairs it seemed slightly sluggish on power but otherwise ok.after doing repairs truck ran terible(did brake work!)did basic checks found plug wires bad replaced wir...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1FLAP624VH
Vehicle came in for brakes, front & rear. We replaced front brake pads and brake hoses, hoses cracked and replaced rear brake pads and calipers as piston did not want to compress. Customer said that vehicle pulled to left, before brake job, so we aligned the v...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Drivers Door Power Window VIN: 1FMRU1760W
Hi all i have this 98 expedition here with a power window problem. Drivers power window works fine until you start the vehicle and put it into reverse or drive. It works fine in park or neutral. I'm looking at the GEM module but i need to be certain. Any help ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTZF18W3W
This is a good one! 98 F150 4x4 4.6L. Got towed in no start. The fuel pump had gone out. A week later it got towed in no start. This time no power to pump. I started to check the relay and connections there, all of a sudden it would start. I couldn't get it to... Trouble codes: P0230 (Primary Fuel Circuit Fault), P0232 (Secondary Fuel Circuit Fault)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F9X
Hello, I'v found myself in trobule with a diesel .First of all i'm not a diesel tec at all but let the boss talk me into this one. scan test found cam sensor code with low volt code plus two injector control presure codes. So first thing was to charge the batt... Trouble codes: P0340, P0562, P1211 (injector control presure), P1212 (injector control presure)
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L no upshift to 4th VIN: 1FDWF37FXE
Not sure where to go with this. I don't usually work with Diesels other than routine maintainance, but this is a good customer. His complaint is that he towed a heavy load about 20 miles, dropped the trailor and on way back smelled what he described as burning...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF17L0Y
Came in with mil on. Codes P0112, P1260, P1000, P1112. The Idle air temperature sensor and mass air flow sensor were replaced a couple weeks ago customer says for the same reason. With iat plugged in, vehicle cold, idling, iat reading 258, unplug and readin... Trouble codes: P0112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1000 (incomplete)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FDFP71943
Unit came in with A.C. inop complaint, Connected A.C. cart to check for refrigerant. Recovered approximately 1.16 lbs of freon Added some Dye to the system and refill with 2.35 lbs of freon as per decal on rad support. Started Engine A.C. compressor would not ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
about every 30 starts or so starter will not engage flywheel. I have tried 3 diferent starters, one now installed is a motorcraft starter. when it occurs the starter sounds like the bendix does not completely engage flywheel. I have alos tried putting relay on...

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1979 Ford F-150 Custom 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: F14MRFA835
Hello everyone. Sorry I have not gotten back on this one. The customer did not want to spend the cash to dig deeper one the problem. I agree with [...] that the problem is in the head area of being cracked. I talked with the customer about 1 week a...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F3R
Kudos to all those that mentioned injector/regulator O-rings! In fact, replacing the regulator 0-ring seemed to solve most (but not all) of the problem. We decided to pursue the matter a little further, and discovered #6 injector O-ring also seeping slightly...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FR05TY3W6
fix was a loose connection at the icm thanks anyway
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP7367T
sorry for the long wait for this post but i wanted to make sure it was fixed. All i did was to remove the egr valve and start the engine and let it blow all the carbon chunks out of the system the customer hasent returned so im calling it a fix thanks to all t... Trouble codes: P0402.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTZX1722W
I have not had this vehicle back yet, up till now here are the tech suggestions I have received. Two techs have had problems with harmonic balancers coming apart or slipping, two techs had a problem with iac motor causing idle too low, one tech suggests torque...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rack VIN: 1FAFP52U5W
car had vaps system, it appears that my front end guy was confused by the electrical connecters bolted to the rack for the O2 sensors, he assumed that they were for p/s pressure sensors. got a reman rack, cast # 96 bolted on line assy all good. thanx to all. J...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise in timing area VIN: 1FAFP53SXX
thank you for all the input. we pulled the timing covers and found that one of the tensioners was collasped we replaced both timing chains and tensioners and the noise is gone. thanks again
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMNU40L5Y
pulled valve cover bad tenioner broken guide installed new guide & tenioner starts no noise starts no noise thanks for all imputs
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hi psi oil pump VIN: 3FTNW21F9Y
I installed another high psi pump and a new ipr. the vehicle started immediatly after installing components. thanks to all who replied.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2FMZA514X1
I send both vehicles to the dealer,had to bite the bullet.They reprogramed the air bag computer on the focus.The windstar needed a new PCM,ALT,Battery,surprised they did not put in a new kitchen sink.Most post said these vehicles have had problems with the alt...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU77E82
Good morning everyone , thanks for all the replys they were great. it turn out to be the front hubs abs sensors which i replaced the whole hub and bearing it was much cheaper and easyer. my tech drove the truck down the street doing about 10 mph and watching t...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F32
Thank you to all that replied. All your input along with my friendly Ford Dealers made this job a breeze. We elected to replace the 4 plugs on that bank along with the gasket.I also found from the post 'The Dieselmann' web site thanks to Patrick from tennessee... Trouble codes: P0673 (glowplug 3 circut).
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2ZU52P9X
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. And ECM fixed this one right up. I referred this one to the dealer and the customer notified us that an ECM did the trick. We recieved a few repsonses regarding the crank sensor... Thanks, Ron
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L clock VIN: 1ZWFT61L62
Thanks to all who replied. We did reset the clock according to the manual before I made the post. I told the customer to take it to a dealer for repair & that it was not related to the work we performed. I doubt that I will hear back from them because 1)It was...
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