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1973 Ford Mustang 5.8L Vacuum VIN: 1FTGG20H02
I am looking for the vacuum diagram for a 1973 Mustang It has a 302 CID. Anybody got somthing they can email me or any ideas would be GREAT. THANKS MIKE
1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP64R1M
Hello again, we have this t-bird here that we are scratching our heads over. It has no power when you drive it it idles fine and starts ok just when you go down the road the boost gauge says its boosting but just doesn't have the power it should have for a sup...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Speakers VIN: 1FMDU34X2M
Hey guys, Im replacing all the speakers in the doors of my 1991 Ford Explorer. Before I attempt it, any tricks with taking the door panel off? Looks like they are held in with those snap tight clips.
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT20XP5
This probe had a reman dist put in week ago. now is cutting out & stalling-- when I pulled the dist I didnt notice rotor would go on any postion,so I brought #1 piston to tdc & put dist in lining up the thicker side of dist rotor drive to #1 installed dist, ne...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y2S
This engine stalls when the transmission is placed in reverse or drive. It restarts easily everytime. If you shift at above idle (approx. 1500 rpm)it will stay running very well until the next time you try to shift from Park or Neutral @ idle. Noticed idle qua...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMDA41X7S
Just want some advice from experanced Ford flat rate techs. My students need to change the head gaskets on a Ford 4.0 Aerostar van. My question is that it looks real tite to get at. are their any tricks to make it easier? I know some guys lift the bodies off o...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1F1JW35F5V
This F350 is a used auction truck with no history. Runs great when warm with easy starts BUT When COLD it has extended cranking, chugs & will cloud over a city block with white smoke. Sounds like a glow plug issue right? When I first got it the glow plugs we... Trouble codes: P1293 (High side open bank one), P0470 (EBP Sensor circuit)
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTHS2468V
After replacing brakes,vehicle now pulls right when braking.replaced right front caliper,and brake hose.Still pulls right.we switched front brake pads side to side,and now pulls left,and somtimes pull is not present.We orderd oe pads from dealer,and now pulls ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L trans VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
Problem with vehicle is vibration. Most noticeable 45-60 mph in 3rd gear only. Happens wether TCC is locked or unlocked. Goes away in O/D. happens in 2100 to 2400 rpm range. Doesn't do it any any other gear. We had rear driveshaft rebuilt and went thru transfe...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L front washer pump VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
hello again. my week for mysteries. the rear rear washer works front dosen't. green wire is live when rear on and black/white live for front. i assume that ground is threw gem module but not sure. thanks in advance for all your help. steve
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF17Z1W
The car came in as a intermittent no start. When I got the truck to act up it would drop amperage gradually to the ground side of the injectors and coil on plugs. The battery voltage would not drop below 11.30 but my noid light would barely glow. I checked my ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2FAFP71W4X
First let me say that all TSB's that I know about have been done. The heater core was grounded when I first got the car. Was told that it was flushed befor the core started leaking. Second time it came back I removed the ground wire to see what would happen. A...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
This truck was running fine.Driver states truck lost power,cel came on and then driver states he saw smoke coming from under the hood.Hooked up scanner and retrieved codes.While hood was raised a strong burnt wire smell was noted.Inspected wiring harness to se... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L excessive smoke VIN: 1FTWX33F5Y
I am posting this for another shop. He has this truck that runs fine but smokes after a cold start. He said when it starts at idle it will run for a bit before it starts to smoke. At operating temp it will quit smoking and all is fine. Another shop has replace...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High idle VIN: 2FMZA534XY
Happy new year to everyone. Thanks for helping out. Customer brought this windstare in middle of September for a "dieing out" problem we found the idle air control motor had failed and replaced it. now the customer says that the idle is some times high and wil...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F61
When truck is warmed up & pulling large heavy load ,Code P1211 will set under acell & going up hill , Will not set with out load [Trailer ] or on steady cruise Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure pressure above/below desired)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Transfer case mtr VIN: 1FTNW21F63
Having repeated transfer case shift motor failures , New shift motors last a week , then vehicle returns with the electric motor inoperative [ Shift motor] Tried replacing oil in transfer case , replaced the 2 shift motor power relays ,Tested both power & grou...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTSF31F4Y
good evening, i have a ford f350, intermittent pulling when braking, sometimes left, sometimes right, mostly left. replaced every conceivable part, symptom still exists.this vehicle may go days problem free, and then do it every time you stop for awhile. no s...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTNX21L92
When vehicle is acceleratated hard, ABS light comes on and speedo drops to zero, ABS light goes off/ resets its self and everything is fine, there is also at this time that ABS light comes on, engine hesitation,This can happen when driving, or parked, There ar...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
vehicle has MIL. checked and found P0300. customer requested tune up at same time. tuned up vehicle, no change, changed O2 sensors to verify exaust gas data w/ no change. changed fuel pump thinking there may have been a volume issue: no change. changed Egr thi... Trouble codes: P0300

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L 4x4 low side VIN: 1FTCR15X5P
I recieved several replies. They all said to make sure the transmission was in netural, clutch depressed, and brake applied because this vehicle will not go into low side unless these are met. Felt real stupid as I or the new owner did not know this. Got to sh...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP11JXM
Ok yall this was another great gasket on the lower intake manifold. After removing intake found the cooling ports almost melted but not yet leaking and this afected the fuel mixture and gave us the readings with the high o2 when we used the 5 gas analyzer. Tha... Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean bank 1).
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXV
Thanks to all 14 that replied.I apologize for the late fix(been super busy).A special thx to Barj,Jake,Thomas,and Michael.Two of whom hit it dead on,and the other 2 that had really good info to eliminate other possibilities.Thanks again.It ended up being 2 of ... Trouble codes: P1121 (TP Sensor Inconsistent W/MAF Sensor).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
sorry for the delay but since it takes a while to reset codes i wanted to make sure it was fixed.the final repair was an egr valve.we replaced it to see if it would help and it fixed the truck.??? Trouble codes: P0171 (system leak bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Thanks alot to everyone that responded to my question. I was able to get my hands on the cam synchronizing tool and it turned out that the synchronizer was off 180 degrees. The van runs excellent now with no hesitation. Thanks again guys.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L axles VIN: 1FMZU34X2X
thanks to all who replied. they were all very helpful and informative. I checked sensors with scan tool every thing ok. then i pulled front diff. cover and found chip of tooth on pinion lodged in spider gear. customer decided to remove front drive shaft and dr...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L engine VIN: QFTSE34LXX
Thanks for the help! Most of those who replied suggested that the pcv valve may have intermittently stuck open, causing all the oil to be sucked out of the crankcase. I was never able to duplicate the concern, so I replaced the pcv valve and sent it on its way...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
we finally,figured out I had the wrong firing order for this 5.4L Ford F150 ,Changed the correct cyl.s coilpack,and O2s on the correct bank, solved the problem. thanks for all the help,I really appreciated it. MARK H. Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0303, P1127, P1408.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L accessories VIN: 2FTRX17L1X
Thanks to all who replied. Wound up being the A/C compressor pulley. Was difficult to nail down until I removeed the fan and could get in there to pinpoint it!
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Everyone was right on the money with the intake seals leaking. The rubber seals were very hard causing a air leak when cold. I am greatfull for everyone who helped. Our customer is very happy, thanks to you all. Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank one), 0174 (Lean bank two).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FAFP58UX2
Thanks for all the numerous and quick responses. Most of you said the same thing; that I needed to turn clockwise while I compressed the calipers. I was able to borrow a tool from a repair shop in town. The tool was a little worn,but it got the job done. The c...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cam. sync. VIN: 1FAFP53U92
Most every one said that I was when I installed the synchronizer but that was not the case. What I was doing wrong was that I was tring to set the arrow on the tool at 38degs. with the syncronizer fully installed. I concluded that the 38 degs. is a...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FDWF37P43
I received 4 replies, none with info on this bulletin [I did see it and read it ] . What I did get was some good information that we have applied to our shop tire instilation procederes. First off with this type of clamping nut it has a washer that swivels on ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L dome light + VIN: 1FDSS34P74
Thanks to all that offered their help. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in technology we forget the ABC's. The problem ended up being a dome light switch in the handle that would sit motionless and go open / closed / open etc. Replaced...fixed..thanks again.
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