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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Final Drive VIN: 1FAB2196HW
Gentlemen: I have this car that has been vibrating for a while and has been worsening. I checked the CV axles and found that the right side seemed to have play where it enters the transmission housing. I put the trans in neutral and rotated the CV axles. You ...
1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Differential VIN: 1FAB2196HW
Gentlemen: I have this car that has been vibrating for a while and has been worsening. I checked the CV axles and found that the right side seemed to have play where it enters the transmission housing. I put the trans in neutral and rotated the CV axles. You ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
the truck came in won't run. Check for fuel and found good pressure . Check for spark found good spark. Check for codes no codes. Check for injector pulse no pulse but does have power. Checked wireing all looks in good shape. help thanks brian
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I need some thoughts on this. If this van is allowed to sit in the shop running until the fan cycles at least twice, then shut off and allowed to heat soak over 10 minutes it will run poorly with multiple cylinder misfires. The fuel trims will increase to 25% ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0304 (Misfire 4), P0305 (Misfire 5)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZ1729XK
costumer complant lag power miss out check pugs replaced check codes, check mas air flow sensor with lab scope snap throttle to wide open,won't go over 3. volts cleaned some replaced a little better my consern is scanner shows mas sensor @@52g/s at 2.34 volts ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1518
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FHDA524IX
Good morning tecks, this one has been here for weeks now, it is time for it to go, repaired! The PO171/PO174 DTC will come on every 2-3 days. The upper intake gaskets have been replaced during spark plug replacement, the code was there before this was done. ne... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP65Z7X
Thank You in advance for any help on this one. 4/99 twin cam 4 cyl. This fine ford product came in with the cooling fan staying on and they will not shut off untill you turn it off. unplug the efi temp switch ans the guage temp switch the ecu readings for the ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine VIN: 3FTSW31S5Y
This vehicle was turned over on the passenger side at 84,000 miles and it continued to run for several minutes. It was returned from the body shop in like new condition. Shortly, I had to replace the fuel pump. Then at the present mileage it suddenly started t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No eng response VIN: 1FTSW31FXE
Customer limped 01 F350 Pwr Stk into shop at idle. No respose from throttle pedal. Fuse #19, 10 amp blows as soon as it is plugged in. Disconnected throttle pedal and fuse still blows. Print shows power from fuse goes to many sensors and instruments under the ...
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE242X3
veh idles smooth breaks up under a load even backfires under accel. has new plugs wires air and fuel filter Trouble codes: P0316, P0030
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L noise VIN: 1FTYR14U73
hello everyone, this ford has a loud wistling noise on hard acceleration. with stephiscope, it sound like it is coming from the upper intake in the middle. installed smoke machine, no leaks in intake system. remove intake boot and clean. noise still there. re...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FDWF37P43
I hope some one can supply me with the proper tsb. This truck has dual rear wheels and after 1,000 kms the one set loosened off, we torqued them to 170 pds twice before it left We had a 2001 e350 a couple years ago with same problem, [school bus] . The end res...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
this one goes out to are ford techs, this car came to me three weeks ago with a rough idle on cold start ups & a check engine light on, the owner starts the car with a remote start to warm up before leaving the house but sometimes when she comes out the car is... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU33X6S
well, thanks to all that helped. The next time I saw the vehicle I unplugged the brake booster and the noise was still there. I ruled out cam sensor with a stethascope.The noise would only occur at about half to three-quarter throttle and under a load. One rep...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTYR10COW
Hello, My friend was unable to repair the vehicle. He did check the connector underneath the drivers seat as was suggested by 2 of the 3 good folks who tried to help. His customer decided to live with the problem at least for the short term. Thanks again
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 2FTZF1728W
well we are going for the intake customer knows he may be doing more but well see how it turns out thanks for all the input from all yall
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering gear VIN: 1FAFP53U0X
Thanks for all the replies! Unfortunately the customer did not want to repair the vehicle at this time. Most of my replies suggested a rack and pinion problem which is what I suggested to the customer.Apparently it draws air from the end seals.Also i was told ...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L No Start, Surge, hard start VIN: 2FMZA57421
Most replies said IAC problem. Unplugging IAC made no difference. Definately a cold problem. Park inside & no code P0340. Would start & run fine with code not present. Cam sensor ohmed & scoped good. The P0171 & P0174 I'm sure needed intake seals & bolts, but ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor error).
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: ILNHM87AX2
to helpfull members: the customer has not returned the vehicle do to his tight schedule. i received many different direction of a possible fix ranging from fuel injectors to coils. thank you for your time.
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