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1991 Ford motorhome ch 460CID tag axle VIN: 4CDB5XG29L
I know this is an automotive and light truck website but I've seached the internet and repair manuals to no avial. Basically, I need to know how a tag axle brake system works. The brakes on this vehicle are horrid and the tag brakes seem to be applying on long...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs light VIN: 1FDEE14H1S
Hello fellow Techs, This van came in today with the abs light flickering at times. The system is 4WABS. My Snap on brick will not read this system. My question is - Is there a way to manualy get codes without a star tester? I am about to check connections and ...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L distributorfleet VIN: 1FTFE24H7S
first off im a 1 man show trying to service a fleet of about 1oo this is one of the older higher miladge but the body is still pretty solid and straight.the problem came in on hook died while driving no spark out of cap removed cap found rotor broken from walk...
1998 Ford F350 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FDKF37H3V
good luck with this one. the truck is an eec - 4 but it is a '98.?. still has old style connector. i have to lie to my mastertech and tell it that its a '95. that might be hurting some the of accuracy on my scan data. the old engine was removed due to a rod kn...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14CYW
Hello, all please read previous history. The truck now has a check engine light and a code for the cam sensor. It has never had this code before and was instantly on when the previuos repair was done. I can not find the correct way to do a lab scope test on th... Trouble codes: 320 (dist/cmp sensor circuit)
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L engine VIN: QFTSE34LXX
This 99 E-350 came to us from a local telephone company that has their own fleet shop to handle the light duty work. The fleet mechanic said that the driver called him because he had pulled over after seeing white smoke out the tailpipe, and then the oil press...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power steering effort VIN: 1FTNF20LIX
hi all have a f-250 , customer complant very low steering effort . feels like to much pressure , setting sill engine at idle steering effort feels like steering shaft not even conected to gear box . customer stated steering was fine shut off truck, restarted &...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L1Y
Thanks everyone for helping . I am working on 2000 5.4 liter econoline conversion van which came in with a complaint of a miss and an mil light on.The customer also stated that this van had not been driven regularly and not in quite some time. checked codes an... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leak VIN: 1FTWF33FO2
received this pk-up on the hook about 2 weeks ago, bad oil leak, found that a rubber O ring had been blown out of a plug which threads into a block, not really sure what it is, it's below the fuel filter, front center of engine, has a flex h.p. oil line going ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Checked All The Basics, Plugs, Wires Etc. Also Subsituted Fuel Supply, No Change. Problem Began To Ocur When Customer Was Returning From A Trip. No Previous Repairs Have Been Made By Us Or Anyone Else. Any Ideas ??
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36P33
Vehicle was towed in from another shop for a no start condition. Found gas instead of diesel in fuel tank, cleaned out fuel system and checked fuel pressure at fuel filter housing, 50 psi. Checked codes with pds and found multiple codes P0266-60,P2263-60,P0401... Trouble codes: P0266 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P2614 (Cam Sensor Open Circuit), P2617 (Crank Sensor Open), P2263 (Turbo Performance)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dont know VIN: 1FTPX14564
This is my personal truck. Dealer just gives me the run around. Viberation is not bad enough to shake a paint can, but can easliy be felt and bothers me. Starts at 50 and gets worse above 65. If you run the truck up to 80+ and let off it is the worst on decel....

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1988 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTDA14U7J
Hi guys. Well I appreciate all of the info that was sent. A particular thanks to Stephen for his remarks about surging on older Fords between 40 & 55 MPH and between 3rd & 4th. He also made note that I could use an inductive amp probe around each injector driv...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Thank you for all of your suggestions. I checked and re-checked everything mentioned in all of your replys with the exeption of Tony's response. The customer has run out of money and hasn't been able to bring it in since recieving that suggestion. (PCM ground ... Trouble codes: 41 (fuel control), 33 (no egr opening), 32 (evp below minimum).
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDKE30M1L
Hello,I recieved 3 replies, two talked about air in the fuel system possibly from the fuel filter assmbly.I replaced the fuel filter and checked the rest of the fuel system as best as I could including a substitute fuel source to rule out any air getting in fr...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP6246H
Thank you who replyed. This car has not returned to be checked out further by customers lack of money.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Car has not returned to the shop but I will post an update when it does. The most likely suggestion from members is the heater core is partially plugged. It was suggested that the bottom of the core could fill up with sediment and even though there is flow thr...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
The problem was as many suggested a broken oil pump drive shaft. It seems the bearing that supports the shaft (and pump impeller) goes bad and causes the shaft to fail. This info saved the customer a lot of money and really made me look like a hero. Thanks IAT...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Crankshalf Pulley VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
This one is down the road Thank's to Nick the trouble was rust & it was so tight five foot pipe. When they said it would be tight I didn't know how tight they could get. Thank you.
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU0415K
We did replace the oil cooler and after a couple of weeks of operation the oil remains clean and free of coolant, Thanks for your input.
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L stutters under load VIN: 2FMZA52453
Thanks to all who helped! Disconnected the EGR and test drove several times. No hesistation was felt under load any more. We did pull fuel pressure regulator vacuum to check for any fuel leaks into vacuum source and none were found. Have contacted the Ford dea...
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