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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y6M
Good Evening Everyone, I have this 91 Ford F150 that was towed into our shop this morning with the customer complaining that the engine started running rough and of a strong odor of unburnt fuel, not raw fuel. I plugged in my OTC scanner to the pcm and both th...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9R
Greetings from Hurricane Rita country. I have this Taurus that came in with a running and stalling complaint when hot. The CEL was flashing and integrated controller clicking. It had codes for fuel pump primary and secondary and IDM. Fuel pump tested resistanc...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMU18L7VL
Good Morning, I have this Expedition here for other work and customer informed us when dropped off Monday to look at the issues of no 4X4 , mirros, lighting and wipers. Verifed wipers ok but mirrors are not and running board lights come on and or inop on occa...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Coolant pipe VIN: 1FDEE1462V
I have this 97 econoline in the shop with a 4.6 liter engine, it has aux. rear air and heat, It appears from what I can see that the coolant pipe is leaking that comes out of the back of the timing chain case and runs under the intake manifold, Just wondering ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZF18W9W
Hey all you Ford techs, I need some help with this F150. The truck came to the shop with a bad missfire, and a bad vacuum leak from the pcv line. After a full tune-up, and a new pcv line the truck no longer had a miss, but now would cut off at idle, also it ha...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTNW20FOY
hey yall, need some help w/this one first of all i dont know much about deisel. the truck came in with a complant of no power. i drove the truck about 30mi before it acted up the it lost all power wouldent hardly go 20 mph.i have a p1211 but no cel and i dont ... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector controler pressure higher/lower than normal)
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34YW2
This Ford Focus has been in 3 thimes for a no start situation. Every time it starts right up when it gets to the shop. The engine cranks but, will not start according to the customer. I have pulled code B2159, remote personalization out put circuit short to B+...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L eng VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Thank you for you help before we get started. This veh came into the shop with complaint of eng. vibration at idle. Will vibrate worse at approx 1200 rpm. checked eng. crank damper, motor and trans mounts. Veh has not been wrecked. No maj or minor eng. or tra...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA524X1
This vehicle came in with a MIL on and a code P0301 Cyl. #1 misfire. Vehicle also misses on acceleration and MIL flashes as expected. Backfires through intake while missing. Found #1 wire insulation to be worn through from rubbing against bracket. Replaced wir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire)
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57451
Check engine light on - when starts missing will have hissing almost like vacuum leak around rear of engine - have run injector balance test - have installed smoke tester for vacuum leaks - inspect ignition components - when straightens up will stop hissing Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0305
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FMYU93153
This doesn't sound like a big problem but the customer doesn't like standing out in the Michigan winter any longer than necessary. The customer states that all at once she can hardly get gas to go in the tank, it keeps shutting the nozzle off. It was not like ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: JHMK145UYT
hi everyone , can someone tell me where the air bag mod/ restraint mod is located, please,thanks
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L lift gate VIN: 5LMFV28R33
this navigator has a power tailgate system-the customer first complained that the interior lights would stay on and the tailgate ajar warning was displayed all the time-when scanned the body (pats system) computer there was no codes and the data showed that th...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
I HAVE CK,D ALL INJECTORS AND ALL ARE AT 12.22 OHMS pulse from injector harness on all injectors have read about the wiring harness that you should replace when servicing any injectors. Not sure this would fix the problem. I have a #4 miss and no pulse at in...

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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14N0L
Well, not too much hair lost here. I replaced the Pump assy. with a regulator from ford. The replacement pump assy took a whopping 26 psi to over come the return poppet valve. (If that's how Henry wanted it, thats how I'm leaving it). I had many good replies. ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hydraulic VIN: 1FTEX14N6L
Thanx to all who replied, Have bled the rabs valve and the front calipers as well, and the pedal is now good.
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X6S
Customer finally brought this one back and left it with us. we decided to dig further and pulled the injectors for testing. At the same time we pulled all of the plugs and tested each wire separatley. Found all plug wires - ok. Inspected all plugs and found 1 ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L long cranking hot VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Hey guys. Had lots of great replies. Most tech's suggested I bypass the oil lines from each head to determine if I had a injector problem or actually a oil pump problem. Unfortuntantly the customer does not want to poor anymore money and will live with the pro...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.0L reverse and idle speed VIN: 1FTEF25NXS
Thanks to every one who took the time to reply. The tranny will need a rebuild or remanufacture as when we dropped the case what we saw was enough filings to build a few major internal components. Appearantly the owners changed the transmission oil before comi...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F8T
Well truck is fixed, but not the valve cover gasket or wiring. Most of my reply's were the v/c gaskets. Checked with ohm meter again all wiring tests good. Replaced the gasket anyway and still had same problem. Started truck and with it running backprobed pin ... Trouble codes: P1294.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTD4H5T67
thanks to all like i said this was a buddy's car have not seen it yet u know how hard it is to get them to bring their car in but i have good ideas to start thanks again
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank time VIN: 1FTNF20F9X
Looks like replacing the ipr fixed this truck. Its been starting ok and the last time I checked the oil level remained at 1 inch. Thanks for the replies especially from Charles [...]. He has a great web site for most of the common diesel problems. Trouble codes: P0470.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry about the crappy original post. Thank You to all that replied. Nick, You had it right. Reflashed computer and all is well. Customer drove it yesterday and today with no problems. Thank You again, you guy's are GR8...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pings VIN: 1FTRX17L1Y
hi group sorry for the delay been sick and under the weather, anyway, have been through this thing up one side and down the other, rechecked egr, tried a new maf sensor, rechecked fuel pressure and volume, ran a full tank of premium gas through it, flooded cyl...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56451
thanks to all responce like said I change the valve cover pcv tube and fuel pressure reg. vacuum line before know i change the intake plenum gasket & orings with new bolts seems ok at this time thanks to all for your help it waqs greatly needed
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L bearing VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Sorry guys the customer is going to take the truck to a Ford dealer. All I can tell is that he put on a new set of tires and the noise stayed the same.If I can find out anything after he gets it repaired I will be sure and let you know. Sorry again that I don'...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L key cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P22
thanks to all who replied!!!27 replies! what a team work!! ordered new ignition cylinder kit and had locksmith assemble it to match the key. installed it in a car ---work perfect.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Sam from Indiana was right. I had a few misfires on 2 or 3 differant cyls at times but always a lot on 6 so I had been consentrating on 6. I pulled all plugs and coils. Some plugs were original and some had been changed at some time. I was told to go back with... Trouble codes: P0306.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Thank you all for responding. Your replies helped fix and answer questions about this one. First, further troubleshooting led to the relay not conducting current. This was a little odd cuz it would click when activated but wouldn't supply juice to the circut. ...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L pwr window VIN: MELM6535TK
Well apparently the switch was never replaced,I installed new oe switch and tried for a few days.All working well.Thank you for the replies.
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