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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP43F2G
this is a repost.. i have narrowed this problem down to; the injectors double pulsing,i believe the problem is in the dist. i put a rebuilt in due to havig no advance.the advance is ok but still double pulsing injectors.jim from hicksville li. figured this out...
1992 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAPP64R6N
Hello everyone. I got this supercharged T-Bird from another shop. The vehicle had a no-start. They tried to replace the crank sensor, but in the process they broke the crank bolt and part of the dampner broke off on the crankshaft. We got the bolt out and ha...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEX15H0P
this truck came in w/ rear brakes glazed and drums blue from heat. i replaced all rear brake parts & master cylinder. i bled and flushed the system. with truck on lift all brakes engage and release. front brakes ingage first. when driven the truck feels like o...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hi all. This Super Duty came in with the DRL staying on when the key is off. The problem is intermittent. We havent been able to verify. Customer states sometimes they even flutter on and off. The only way the customer can turn them off is if he hits the dimme...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
The code says there's a problem with the vent solenoid. Scanner doesn't give me too much info for data. Its giving me Tprel which I think might be tank voltage, if it is its stays pretty constant most of the time at 1.08 volts. When I take it on a test drive I... Trouble codes: P0446
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
the problem with this truck is when customer opened rt door a beep was heard.when customer drove off the 4 wd lite started flashing and the relay above gas pedal clicking.the air bag lite came on with chek eng lite on.the wipers ,speedoand drivers window quit,...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FDWF36S8X
this ford is giving all kinds of problems,this thing is stuck on a full tank all the time .it all started out with a bad fuel pump,we replaced with a new sending unit and customer came back saying fuel guage doesnt work,took sending unit out and moving up and ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
freeze frame showed trim pegged rich, and was still close to that when it came in. I opened the breather and all of a sudden short term went the other way. Filter was dirty, but it did not go back to rich when reassembled. Maybe I knocked some trash off the MA... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0172
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on
This Ford is driving me nuts, six weeks ago it came in with a missfire and a P0172 P0175 P0302. The Baro reading was 142hrtz ( normal here is 154hrtz ) Fuel pressure was high and #2 injector screen was clogged. I removed and cleaned all injectors screen, repla... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0172-), P0172 (p0175-), P0175
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flush VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y
does anybody have any tricks for transmission flushes. i am using a wynn's flush machine and it requires decent line pressure to work as it uses the vehicle line pressure to pump the fluid through. most fords that i see have very liitle line pressure and we us...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWX33F4Y
Sorry for the long post and hello from Hurrican Katrina-land. This is a truck that belongs to relief workers that have migrated in to rebuild. It was towed in and would not start, simple inspection found that the fuel pump was inop, blown 20 amp fuse replaced ... Trouble codes: P1278
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W13
engine stalls when accelerating and cuts off at times. engine light is on. lose ignition pulse to no. 4,5,6,8 coils. replaced crank sensor. checked wiring to coils. checked grounds and power supply to power train control module-ok. replaced all coils no help.c... Trouble codes: P0320, P0354, P0355, P0356, P0358
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73K03
Customer states that when placed in 4WD-High on slippery roads, transfer case will engage, but then disengage by itself a few minutes later. No codes in 4WD module (or any other) This vehicle has Auto4WD, 4WD-high, and 4WD-low switches. It has automatic hubs.....
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6249R
Hello all, I have this car in here and the problem I am having is the brake pedal is really spongy and it takes awhile for it to return after you press on the brakes. I first repolaced the rear brake hoses and wheel cylinders(due to the wheel cylinders leaking...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L front diff VIN: 4M2DU86E22
When this vehicle came in, the diff was virtually empty. All fluid was dispersed under the entire vehicle. We couldn't drive it, so we replaced the affected seals and reassembled the vehicle. We roadtested the vehicle and all felt good. Mild hub bearing noise ...

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1991 Ford motorhome ch 460CID tag axle VIN: 4CDB5XG29L
Sorry it took so long to post this, but we never fixed the vehicle. The vehicle brakes seemed to work fine in the shop. The system consists of a vacuum power booster, master cylinder and a hydraulic control valve. The power booster has vaccum on both sides of ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I have recieved many replies to this van, all of which have been looked into. I have just moved on to some over due work on other cars at this time. I do plan on getting back to this van and will post if and when I find my unability to repair. I hate to end it... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0304 (Misfire 4), P0305 (Misfire 5).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6636W
Appears a majority of Contour 2.0l engines will not bend valves when the timing belt breaks. I always recommend Timing belt kits replacing all pullies, belts, waterpump when applicable and tensioner. There are two applicable tools required, cam locking bar and...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Radio VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
Hello to all and thanks for the replies. Most everyone stated that the windshields leak and water intrusion damages the GEM module. We had removed the radio. While doing so,with the key out of the vehicle,the radio turned on. We found that when we tapped on ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
i did a trans service/flush,and added a bottle of lucas,and the noise and slipping problems went away. thanx for your suggestions.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64E8Y
Thanks everyone for your help. Problem was the intake o-rings. After replacement fuel trim was perfect. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5346Y
The status as of 01/31/06: after the numerious helpful information from loose connnections/cracks on underside of coil/cam sensor scope/iac back probe/cleaning tbi.We found that all these itmes were previous checked & again thanks for all the helpful informati...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18W3Y
Performed drag test at central junction box and power distribution box. Asked customer about mobile speed pass hanging on keyring. Did not have. Tightened all bulkhead connectors. On a whim, because we could not get failure, replaced both keys and transponder....
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNLM81WXN
It's fixed!!!. Thanks to all who replied. James and Frank led me to wiring harness. After inspection, no problem found. I did solder the splice connection just to be sure. Glen and Gordon [...] it easy to test the solinoids in the trans. Thanks for the tip. Kei...
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