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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...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6044J
this car is supposed to crank but not start. problem only happened twice for the customer. we looked at it, could not duplicate problem. rec. and replaced fuel pump relay and eec power relay. customer took car for about a week and it would not start yesterday,... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor out of range), 96 (no power to fuel pump relay)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AOM
truck came in missing and running bad at times, sometimes the truck wont start at all. check engine light was burning checked for codes found code 98 and 28. the 98 code is for automatic transmissions but this truck is standard shift. 28 code is no tach signal... Trouble codes: 98 (automatic transmision), 28 (no tach signal)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FALP52U3T
Tansmission was replaced twice now with trannies from the wrecking yard. The first one was no good, sent an employee out to get another tranny and he came back with one out of a 2003 ford taurus with a 3.0L engine and only 41,000 miles on it. Everything thing ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I know about the intake gaskets on these and allready did them. No change at all. has the famous lean codes P0171 and P0174, along with misfire codes. long term fuel trim on bank 2 is 25 long term on bank 1 is -5 its got to be injectors, that's what I am think... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1100
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L compressor VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Vehicle arrived with leaking compressor. It was very obvious so compressor was replaced. Vehicle came back 3 weeks later with same problem. Evac and charge was performed. Compressor worked fine for half hour. Then all of a sudden BOOM r134a everywhere. The pre...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3130Y
hello i have this vech belongs to the tech that works with me. It is 2000 focus and the problem is it wont start sometimes. When it got to me it did not have cranking rpm wenn to hook up my vantage to check crank sensor, and bang it fired when cranked over. an...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Cust. is complaining of a miss and rough running on start up, smokes excessively(white smoke). I have checked glow plug system - all ok. plugged in block heater overnight, and concerns are gone. Checked compression - ok in all cyls. Jumper eot and run contribu... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 not contributing)
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs code VIN: 1NLM81W7VY
i have a lincoln town car with a abs code 1095. i try to clear the code,but my genisys would not clear code. it would say code did not clear, turn key off now turn key on eng not running clear code again.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6537X
now veh back with similar problem but different. Timing belt was 1/2 its width and jumped on crankgear.Exhaust cam gear has in and out movement and very slight wiggle movement which I'm sure is causing belt to walk off cam forcing belt into metal bracket which...
1998 Other Ford F450 7.3L input shaft VIN: 1FDXF47F3X
this truck has had the pilot bearing and input shaft along with the clutch and pressure plate replaced 3 times. After about 20,000 miles the pilot bearing is worn out and the input shaft destroyed. have checked transmission and engine alignment and flywheel ru...

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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no 1-2 shift felt, Electrically SS is pulled in VIN: 1FALP57U2S
Not able to repair this car,but We think We've figured it out. Recieved some good information on where to look for the problem. Michael [...] su...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L low power VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
well this turned out to be one of those rare cases when i actually received two defective parts in a row. i tried many of the suggestions i received and everything still checked within specs. finally bit the bullet and sent truck to ford dealer. the ford deale...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1728V
First and foremost thanks to all who replied.This vehicle was a weird one the problem was the ignition coil pack. Every wire and cylinder was firing and KV was perfect, however some how it would not start my guess is the box shorted and changed the firing orde...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE1429W
Customer declined any further work and took the vehicle. Sorry we have no useful information to share with you on this one. You win some you lose some.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic Transfer Case Shift VIN: 1FTZX18W2W
Hey Guy's Fixed this one,I checked tsb's on shift motor problems and found the info I needed to check the (blue) switch pack on the back of the shift motor housing and replaced the switch pack and motor unit, all good now! thanks guy's for your help! Jeff...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F3X
dont know if you call it a fix or not. i had said that i would plug it in and see what happened. after about an hour i went to it and i had oil coming out of two more injectors. so i buzz tested again with no change(all buzzes from right bank). about three mor... Trouble codes: P1212 (ipc not at expected), P1211 (ipc pres above/below desired).
2000 Ford F F650 7.3L Oil VIN: 3FDWW6567Y
Got it! Well, thank you guys all very much! Sure looked like it was th Hi-pressure pump gasket. It was indeed the plug Carter talked about. Its about the hardest one to get a good look at. Drivers side, bottom of pump with 13mm hex head. Had to get a better mi...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L top of the engine VIN: 1FMYU93103
Thanks everybody for replays, I advised the customer to visit a Ford dealer after buying this vehicle to perform mentioned bulletin with retorquing front cam bearing caps. Other than this the vehicle turned up to be in pretty good shape except noisy tires, so ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Thanks to all who replied, Replacing Lighting Control Module fixed the Problem. I got one from the dealer and my cost was about $450.00, ouch! Sam from Indiana got me going in the right direction first, He told me that the head light switch is a grounding swit...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L front tires VIN: 1FTPW12554
Many thanks to all the members who responded to my e-mail. Apologies first for the delay in posting a reply. Had many ideas covering everything, and in order of what I beleive most likely would solve the problem. 1) Set camber closer to 0 on both sides. 2) lac...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6249R
Thanks to all who took the time to reply, The fix on this one was the brake booster. After replacing the booster, the pedal was great and had no problems with thte pedal dropping on start up. Thanks again to all of you who helped me out on this one!!!
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