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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2517H
Hi guys, well i've got some stuff i'd like to go over with ya on this 1987 ford w/ 6.9L diesel. we suspect a failed injector pump because: 1. verified glow plugs now are ford factory, recieving power. 2. compression is middle 400's in all 8 cylinders. 3. we ve...
1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L frt brakes VIN: 1FABP35X6K
Hello all, This vehicles initial complaint was frt brakes locking up at 80% foot pressure on dry road and locking up 70% foot pressure on wet road at 60kph. Checked brakes and found rear whl cyl's siezed. Replaced rear brakes,whl cyl's, resurfaced drums, stand...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38J9M
Hello all,the customer concern is engine shut off when accelerat,thes pickup for Nattional GARD THEY HAVE GRAGE AND THEY TRIED TO SOLVE THES CONCERN BY MAKING TUNE UP AND REPLACING FUEL PUMP,FUEL INJECTORS BUT STEL THE SAME CONCERN THEN THEY BROUGHT THE PICKUP... Trouble codes: 12 (map sensor), 98 (fmem mode)
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
hello all and thanks for reading this. car runs fine at idle most of the time, but very rarely stalls - always restarts. On road tests car runs good for awhile, then idle increases without hitting the throttle by about 1000 rpm's and imeadiately drops of and a... Trouble codes: 15 (ho2s), 17 (closed loop system), 23 (ho2s), 24 (closed loop system)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
this windstar came to us with this problem ;run rough and stall on acceleration ses light on .I change the wires we saw the fire jump on it ,the cylinder no1 still misfire but hive got good fire on it ,i replaced the spark plug to ,but still mis .i suspect the... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Stumble under Load VIN: 1FTPS24L7X
The Car came in with a problem of Stumbling under Load. we checked Compression,ched for Vaccum leaks, fuelpressure, Exhaust Back pressure, All systems appear to be in healthy condition. Unfortunately there are no Codes in the System to indicate a Computer rela...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMRU15L91
Would not come out of park, found blown #6 fuse 5amp for (cluster, overhead trip computer, compass, brake shift interlock solenoid, air suspension module, GEM module, EVO steering sensor, heater mirror, rear defroster, reverse sensing system) Replaced fuse a...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Hi gents, I have this exploder given to me from a mechanic for miss fire. I have checked spark to all cylinders it is all o.k check fuel pressure 65psi consistat when driving and idling. The car idles smooth. No codes in the ecu. The fault occurs when coasting...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ac + heater VIN: 1FMPU16L83
Problem still happens.just not as frequent.sometimes when switched from hot to cold - no cold.and vise-versa! any ideas?
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21FX3
This is my son's truck. While driving at any speed engine will die. It will restart most of the time by going to neutral and may not stall again for a day or two. I was told by a local dealer it might be cam sensor. Thanks for your help in advance.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6244V
this car came in with a check engine light and codes p0171 and p0174 (lean bank 1 and 2). all computer data looked good so i removed air flow meter and cleaned sensing wires as per ford tsb. 2 days later light came back on with same codes. once again, o2 senso... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)

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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L no downshift to 1st. unless completly stops VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Thanks for evertones help. We've finally repaired this one. Special thanks to Darrell [...] , he gave me info on a bulliten for the tcc being apllied and giving the eng. more load than it could handle at a stop. This was my problem since when in second gear i...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W9W
This crown Vic is fixed,big thanks to all the replies on this one.I had a good place to continue diagnosing with some of your recommendations.I pulled the throttlebody off to inspect egr and iac passage ways for blockage all that was found here was a plugged v... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0300.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
WOW! I was glad to see this one gone. You know that when it seems like you've checked everything and can't find the problem, GO BACK & START OVER. The problem ended up being a combo of a slightly cracked head and the wrong fuel injector. We thought we found th... Trouble codes: P0304.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FTNW21SXX
The fix was to use the NGS with the green service card, select service bay functions, gem, then manufacturer options, for standard trans. select TRANSMISSION---DISABLE. The new GEM now can see the clutch pedal. I also found for the clutch singal, the GEM sends...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTNF21L0Y
Well 1st off I'd like to thank you for your response and although I can't post a definete fix for this car because the customer has opted out,I can tell you what I have found out.I ran across an old friend of mine who happens to own a repair shop dedicated to ...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
Thanks to all who replied. We repaired the truck by replaceing all 4 rotors and brake pads. We payed special attention to cleaning and lubeing the sliders. Torque specs were strickly adhered to on this truck also at brakes to calipers to wheel torque.
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72E01
Well the Explorer is fixed. A new lower manifold and gaskets only. There were some replies that recommended replacing the lag type bolts that hold the two sections of manifold together. It was my intention to do this and the parts were ordered.(special order) ... Trouble codes: P0304.
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP36352
thanks for the help gents it turned out to be a low pressure problem. all the codes confused me into thinking it was electrical. being new to this a/c i overlooked the basics. repaired leak and recharged system. all is working fine
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV111XV
Received some wonderful replys. Most said check timing and it did kind of come down to timing however you would not find it the conventional way. The rear cam somehow got off one tooth. Possibly the cam belt was just loose enough that when the air compressor k...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6537X
Ok .After going over the many replies I did several things. 1.Exhaust cam gear when mounted had in and out movement on shaft this is ok. But also had flex play side to side which help belt to creep forward. replaced exhaust cam gear. 2. Was able to warrent...
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