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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
vehicle has no acceleration when warm. great when cold but after 10 miles it feels like cat is plugged when trying to accelerate. confirmed that cat is not plugged and base timing is dead on( did t-belt for maint.)originally diagnosed as weak fuel pump. only r... Trouble codes: 41 (fuel control), 33 (no egr opening), 32 (evp below minimum)
1994 Ford F F800 5.9L Starting VIN: 1FDNK72C2R
very hard start cold if its not pugged in it may not start at all. I put a fuel filter on (custumer request) when it does start it dosnt accel very well at all like its running out of fuel. I know almost nothing about deisels or to spell it for that matter. so...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L check eng light on VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
MOD lists about 60 steps to diag this code. Can any Ford techs tell me what sets this code and a code P01446 most often and where to go first? Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 1443 (Manufacturer Controlled Aux Emmissions Controls)
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L lf wss VIN: 1FALP62W0T
Hello, Customer came in complaining of wheel bearing noise and ABS light on. Verified noise on test drive, RF wheel bearing very noisy. Code 31 stored for LF wheel speed sensor. Checked LF WSS sensor resistance and found it to be completely open internally, r...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F8T
truck has been to two dealers, & area diesel shop up the street know i got it. customer said afterdealer got done with it installing fuel filter & changing oil it started & ran ok for a day. then went back to not wanting to start or run well. took back to deal...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU22X2W
What a wierd one! We have this explorer come in for a check engine light. Found lower intake to be leaking vacuum. Sold the job. Tech did job, truck would not start. (had the battery unhooded during the job) We have no injector pulse or spark. We have checked... Trouble codes: P1260
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Fuel leak VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Car came in with a no start. No fuel pressure. Diagnosis reveals bad pump. The fuel lines and electrical connections are found under the rear seat. There has been some prior repair, don't know when, customer just purchased car. One clip for the rear seat cushi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Bogs at cruise VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Hi techs We have a 98 F350 DIT Diesel in that runs great except at cruise. This pick-up Idles,runs and accellerates good with lots of power (even loaded up hill) but as soon as it reaches cruise at any speed from 30-75 (were we tried it) the engine acts like ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X6Y
hello techs I got this ford in my building in which I do not work on. I do mainly v/ws and audi. Any way it had these lean codes po174b and po171b both 1,2 banks for running lean. This car runs great it has no visible problems other than the codes . I smoke ck... Trouble codes: P171, P174
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F4Y
Customer complaint , during deceleration, engine dies, intermittently, good day bad day anyday.other than that restarts and goes many miles until it does it again. our services have included replacing glow plugs and valvecovers, the air filter and fuel filter ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
This trans came in for no 2nd. I tore this down and found a destroyed int diode. I replaced int drum, sprag and clucthes with old style. My problem now is no reverse and delayed 3rd and 4th. When I first started out reverse worked fine but as it warmed up I lo...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
Vehicle presents with a no-start cold. After plugging block heater vehicle will usually fire right up. This problem is intermittent though. This morning {-10C} it fired up with no problem. Scan data revealed nothing unusual. Could this vehicle require reprogra...

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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start, no start/hard start VIN: 1FTHX2512G
First, o/, thanks for all the replies!! Ok I checked the compression and it was good, I then check the batteries and one was low and the cables are in poor shape too. I suspect that low cranking speed is the culprate. I have added an auxillary glow plug switch...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L smokes on start VIN: 1FASP15J7T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. We checked the plugs and found the one most likely taking oil, so we started with that cylinder. We found that the valve guide to valve clearance was .010 with the valve closed, which is a bit much. We remove...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 9991547845
customer called last friday cel on idle searching cold again.has scheduled apointment with local ford dealer.they told him probably intake gaskets.any further problems i will reopen.thanks to all who replied i got a lot of useful input i will use with the next...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
Well we were going to look at this one more when customer brought it back, but it still hasn't come back!!! So either the vehicle fixed itself or the customer has learned to deal with it or they went to another shop, either way I'm not happy!! I hate not being... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 3 missfire).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64EO2
The Explorer is fixed. The fuel pressure I saw at idle of 67psi is normal. The regulator for this mechanical returnless system is part of the fuel pump module and located in the tank. I though about it over the weekend, and remembered reading that on some retu... Trouble codes: P1131.
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No shifts VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello, Well customer finally brought car in. He was one of those 'you fixed my car a month ago and now something else doesnt work so it must be your fault' guys. Got car and it shifted beautifully, exactly as it had when it left a month ago, but engine had...
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