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1989 Ford Pickup F350 7.5L engine
hey gang this truck only overheats when under load idling it does fine i know i have poor circulation with water pump and rad. i've block tested it and it was negative i kn0w thats not 100% but truck runs fine [other than being road hard and hung up wet]what i...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L alternator/regulator VIN: 1FDJE34MIL
Seems like it's always Friday when this happens. This E350 is an old ambulance with a aftermarket charging system. Leece Neville(presotlite) is the manufacuter. Installed new alternator to fix no charge condition and adjusted voltage regulator to spec, 14v at ...
1991 Ford Aerostar 4.0L flex plate VIN: 1FMDA41XMZ
Hey Guys has any one ran into this? we have this aerostar that has cracked two flex plates since long block install we can find no binding or alignment issues. this last plate had damaged the spacer block thet is placed between crank and flex plate. the dealer...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L9T
This car sets lean codes (171 & 174). Recently we replaced the MAF. Previously we replaced the intake o-rings + both oxygen sensors for the same codes. I'm not sure how long the light stayed off after the previous repairs. I have smoked it for vacuum leaks and... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F4V
Somebody help me!! This truck came in here for an oil pan replacement do to rust. Pan was a bear to do, replaced oil pick-up tube gasket also. Since, the truck runs like garbage, On cold fire up glow plugs work 8-12 seconds. Starts fine. 4-5 seconds later star... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure not controllable-pressure above or below desired)
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Gem VIN: 1FMYU24X1W
I have installed a new Gem on 11/16/2005 for the 4x4 not working. On 01/20/2006 the vehicle came back for the 4x4 high and the 4x4 low lights flashing. I checked for codes in the pcm and there were none. I checked for codes in the Gem and got codes P1804 and P...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: IFTZX18W2W
Hi Guys, I am in need of some information concerning the location of the transfer case shift relay module and the gem module. I have wiring diagrams but no component location. I am trying to pinpoint a "stuck in 4 Low" prolblem. Have tried another shift motor ...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
We have checked the "fixes" in the database and do not see any that totally apply. Vehicle came in with a "miss" and check engine lamp lit. Code indicates misfire hits in #4 cylinder. The misfire is not a complete "dead" miss and it will change in intensity. T... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L oil in cylinders 2&5 VIN: 2FM7A514OX
this van came in with check eng light on retrieved codes are po305 and po174. scoped engine and found kvs on cylinders 2 and 5 low about 5kvs removed plugs and had pretty good amount of carbon build up on both plugs 5 worse than 2. rplaced plugs and rescoped b...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
hi guys i have this explorer in and i dont know what else to do i have done almost everything after driving this truck for 3 or 4 days same codes came again can some one give an ideiawhat else can i do thank you Trouble codes: 171 (system lean bank 1), 174 (system lean bank 2)
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6638Y
This vehicle was brought to me from another shop which related the repair history. I have checked the car for vacuum leaks and smoked it to no avail. Any help would be appreciated. Disconnecting the MAF makes no difference to fuel trim. Thanks Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S51
car originaly came in with a complaint of missing at idle got car into shop and pulled code po301 checked plugs and were worn out so i replaced plugs wires fuel filter air filter and cleaned injectors and intake with bg three part system car left and every thi... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SSS
this car at all temp settings it blows out the vents or heater vent or defrost the same about 50 degrees (it is about 70 degree outside today) the only time the temp out the vent will change is when it is put to 90 setting (max heat)then it is about 120 degree...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
I think it is air pocket somewhere any tricks to bleed this system???
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L02
This vehicle is giving a strange situation I hope someone has seen before. It only has a very slight one time missfire when cold to warm, like a glitch for a split second about every 30 seconds. Warms up and doesn't do it again until it cools down.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10T0J
hello-this vehicle gave us more info while working on it-we pulled codes again and came up with 41-ego lean code-checked the o2 and it was stuck at .150 volts at all times-thats why when it was in open loop it would run ok-as soon as it would try to go into cl... Trouble codes: 18 (pip circuit).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2F2EF14Y7M
I checked injector dwell which should be at 2.5 to 3.5 at idle. It was at 6 percent at idle. Since everything else was checking good I cleaned the injectors. The dwell immediently went to 2.5 and the truck ran great. This is the first time I have seen injector...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AOM
i want to thank all the tech's who help us find the problem. first i want you to know we did not leave any of the parts on the truck that we tryed on it that did not fix it. after reading about all the problems differant one's of you had with grounds my tech d... Trouble codes: 98 (automatic transmision), 28 (no tach signal).
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
After some reseach found out this vehicle used to have auto-locking hubs, But the vehicle had manual locking hubs, so we re order proper parts, And vehicle so far is fine, time will tell.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
I blew all of the lines out with air again, code hasn't returned, Hopefully it won't. If by chance it does I will post something else if it comes back Trouble codes: P0446.
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U1V
Thanks for the OTC number for the cam sync tool. We syncronized the cam sensor, code still kept coming back. Replaced the DPFE with updated plastic one and it seems to have cured the problem. Light is out so far!. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM sensor circuit fault).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF17Z1W
Well to sum up the main problem I had with this vehixle is a lack of info. My Alldata wiring diagrams were for another type of system and when I asked them if they had anything else different they said they did not. I called the manufacturer GFCI and asked the...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L radio & dome lamp VIN: 1FTNX2157X
Thank you very much guys, as usual several replies hit the nail on the head. As I mentioned the 2 problems were intermittant, but while we were moving it around the lot the dome lamp came on and stayed on. This is what we did. We removed the cover , pulled the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWX33F4Y
Fixed, and thank you to all who replied, the replies were all helpfull, as many of you suggested, I needed to test further, after a buzz test (really neat) I determined that injectors #1, and 5 did not buzz like the others, and it also set my p1278 code again.... Trouble codes: P1278.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTSF31F4Y
It appears that this is a very common problem & we recieved many replies. The actual fix as provided by Michael [...]. they all suggested to replace the pads with Motorcraft Super Duty pads & that was the fix. A very simple fix f...
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