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1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Camshaft
Hi Guys I recieve this car with the engine disasambled partially and I already assambled the block with new pistons and everything else new. Now, looks like there are missing parts in the front cover area, so I need a diagram of the parts in the front part of...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP604XK
Hey guys and gals, this is my bosses wifes car and it is in imaculate shape, but is starting to drive me nuts. I am hoping someone my see something that I have missed and point me in the right direction. This thing has a mis and a stumble/hesitation. it will d...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
MIL not illuminated, (Used car dealer wanted me to service trans. When scanned PO733 is KOER and Memory. Oh, and P1000. Of course, Fluid was burnt bad, nice shavings on magnet. changed filter, cleared code, drive. Temperature guage fluctuates, and low displaye...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Evap monitor VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
Hello Ford techs: I have this explorer that will not run the monitor for evap.Replaced battery on this vehicle and have to generate readiness status.I followed the generic drive cycle. All the monitors were complete except Evap. Is there a special way to run t...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
CEL comes on after 3-10 sec. of heavy load. Always has same code. Injector pressure was max. 1200psi. After oil change I.P. 1500psi. Problem seems to be getting worse. No recent repair work has been done. Customer had changed oil 3months ago, with 10-30, now h... Trouble codes: P1211
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Vacuum Hubs VIN: 4F4ZR17X0W
Truck hubs disengage on hills. Apply vacuum to left front and there is a leak. Has anyone ever tried to convert these to a Manual Locking hub or Mechanical Auto hub. If not what are the parts that should be replaced. The archives suggest Hub seal and CV. Does ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5144W
hi, i need some help diagnosing this 98 windstar 3.8. it has a hesitation when starting off or just at idle while revving engine, and also once in awhile it will stall coming to a stop. so far what all was replaced was as follows: lower intake manifold and gas...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I replaced the PCM on this vehicle and finally got it to take. I now have a P1639 code that won't clear. What do I need to do to get it cleared? I do have the NGS scan tool, if that is what's needed. Thank You! Trouble codes: P1639
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FM2A5147Y
This 3.8 Windstar has lean codes, bank one and two. Fuel trims are +15 both banks. Customer says fuel pump and filter replaced a month ago. I verified pressure and volume are okay. Looked for obvious vacuum leaks...found none. I vaguely remember a fix that de...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E61
The customer complains the vehicle runs rough then stalls only once every day when engin is cold. After run for a few minutes the vehicle is fine the rest of the day. Other then these lean codes we are unable to idenify the cause. We are concerned there is a v... Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank one), 0174 (Lean bank two)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31552
Every once in a while the truck won't start. Cranks over great, just won't run. Cold or hot, makes no difference. Completely intermittent. When it acts up, the tach doesn't move. Figured it was a crank sensor, put one in and made no difference. My scanner show...
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5841S
car failed idle portion of Drive clean test HC 800 ppm, Car idles rough not like a weak cylinder but like a vacuum leak? or like a multec injector short type of rough idle??? Tested logic it appears correct pulse width is 4.5-3.8 in closed loop at idle [wa...

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1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X8S
hi everyone, well i swaped some plug wires and the weak spark followed two of them removed all to inspect closer found 3 of 6 almost new parts store wires burnt inside boot at plug end they didnt arc when i wet them r&r wires problem solved.. remember go oem i...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L lf wss VIN: 1FALP62W0T
Hello, Kim from missouri provided the information that Code 31 is defined as an open/short condition in the LF WSS circuit, and Code 75 is defined as intermittant loss of LF WSS signal below 25 mph. We allready knew that an open condition had existed in th...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L wipers&washers VIN: 1FTDX1724V
thanks again to all who replied,the general concesus was water intrusion. i finally was able to get vehicle back and did find water leaking from windshield seal onto gem module. had the windshield seal repaired and replaced gem module. all is dry and working f...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X9W
I need to thank all of you for you great help. But as it turned out this was one of those stupid ones. I had my helper do the upper intake gasket. I had him doing some other things when i was rechecking this one, so we never really talked about it. I decided t... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
special thanks to ryan in georgia. it was the dpef sensor shorted. never seen this before or heard of it. this thing would knock out the pcm. dont know why. thanks to all who helped . wish i could give more details to fix but unpluging the sensor when stalled ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Rear Oil Hub Seals VIN: 1FTWW33F0Y
Thanks for all the replies. The info was great. Its been two weeks and no leaks from the rear oil hub seals. The problem was the rear end was different from the VIN#. Had the Dealer look up the Rear-end #'s and found the seals had differnet part #'s. For the f...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F62
you guys are right on the cam sensor. i put the scan tool back on the truck and found a code for a cam sensor that for some reson was not in there the first time i had it on there. also i had it runnng and i was wacthing the fuel presser and rpm and found when...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A61
Thankfully I can call this one done and away. As it turns out, I didn't pay close enough attention to the cam timing as this was my undoing. The right bank tensioner had failed and allowed the exhaust cam to jump a tooth. Why this didn't set misfire codes for ... Trouble codes: P0304.
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM65L8S
and the winners are dan, mario, jim, rob, bob, rich and all the others that suggested an egr block. i removed the intake and sprayed the egr hole in it and observed it fill up.this was strange because i had done this already and found cleaner going into the in... Trouble codes: 332 (insufficient exhaust gas recirculation flow).
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