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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTHF26H2N
This truck is running rich and will not pass emissions test.The engine runs great. It will go into closed loop operation and begin to pull fuel out, at which time exhaust readings get much better, and then it will go back into open loop and almost stall from t...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15X7N
4x4 will not engage. System is push button type. Neither button lights up . Customer has tried a switch but is not the problem . Checked for power at switch [ok] Checked connections at motor on t-case and fuses.[ok] Is there possibly a common problem with the ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery
Have a question that has been answered BEFORE concerning parasitic load with 96 & newer ford vehicles (got the tsb listed in other postings AND the UPDATED TSB .(concerning corrosion in harness plug by battery and spooky problems with GEMs water intrusion etc....
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTHW26G9T
The vehicle came in with the transmission slipping. The transmission is an E4OD.I removed it from the vehicle replaced all clutches and seals that I found bad. I have replaced the valve body's and gaskets, filter, pump, and torque converter. Installed it back ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Foward gears VIN: 1FALP52U9V
Hello to all. I'm in a pickle with my brother's Taurus transmission. It applies drive gear cold but as the engine warms, at idle or rolling, it will begin to flare into neutral and thump back into gear. Reverse is not affected and no codes are present. I had i...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power door lock VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
doors will not lock from driver or pass. switches.unlock mode is ok.switch in back cargo area operates everything fine,lock & unlock.actuators all these switches operate thru the rke module ? any info is appreciated, thanks in advance,mark.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P5V
Well I need some help on this one. After almost a whole day on it. Car was towed in as a no start. Cranked engine and it sounded like a broken timing belt. (No compression) Pulled upper cover back to observe cam and it was turning. I pulled car into shop and p...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Seals VIN: 1FAFP58U2X
The car leaks water on the passenger floor to the extent of about a half inch during a short rain. I pulled the cabin air filter out to make sure it was installed properly. I replaced it with a new one and made sure the water guard that covers it is in place a...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
cust called complained truck would not run towed in to shop started truck service engine light was on run computer found all these cdes po750 755 743 443 135 141 155 161 -p1409 1451 1760 1747 cleared codes they came right back found one of the 02 had rubed exh... Trouble codes: P1760, P00, 750 (shift syl 1), P0755, P00, 743 (tcc), P0443, P1451
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FDWE45F23
we are having troubles with this bus it wants to keep blowing the o-rings out where the quick disconnect fitting go into the high pressure oil pump does anyone know of a reason why this would happen three times in a row it doesnt take long for it to blow the o...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Belt Alignment VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
We have exhausted our resources. The Power Steering belt will be fine for a week and then start making noise again. The Mercury & Nissan Dealers have been no help with this condition. The belt was wearing on the inside edge, back side of the belt until we repl...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
customer states that the dash lights flicker,the radio volumn fades,the power windoes park in different spots and the door locks work on thier own. when we hook up our scan tool to test, the problem goes away. we believe it is the bcm but can't confirm this. h...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT60352
The 15 amp fuse that feeds power to the fuel pump relay was blown. That relay sends power thru the inertia switch(fuel shutoff) to the fuel pump drive module. The fuel pump is controlled from it. Installed new fuse and works ok. Don't see anything else on the ...

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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTJW36F0T
I want to thank everyone who answered my help request. After reading the answers I talked to the owner about how it had been driven. The owner had the oil changed and took a 300 mile trip and after that had made repeted daily trips of less tha 5mi which did no...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L9T
3 years ago we did the intake manifold gasket. If I spray carb. cleaner my ST trims go from around zero to -12 or so (idle). I guess the gasket has developed another leak. The customer doesn't want to do the repair so I won't know for sure if this is what it n... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Thanks for the useful information. It was almost evenly split between, in the truck, and pull the cab. I guess the thing that really made the decision for me was the reference 'It's a lot easier on my 50+ year old body to pull the cab'. Well I'm not 50 yet, bu...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air bag light on VIN: 1FAFP36P9Y
While the info we recieved was somewhat helpful (mostly basic, including 'GET A SCAN TOOL'). We are going to have to wait til we recieve the software updates for our scanners to be able to get into this one further. thanks for your time, I'll be sure to post a...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP36372
I went back to basics- checked compression- all good([...]% highest to lowest) pressure checked cooling- good. Basic tune up of engine-air/oil/fuel filter, spark plugs (original in car at 109k)found 1 ignition cable breaking down under heat replaced all. En...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Want to thank everyone who replied. Most of you hit it right on the nose. The solenoid pack was the main problem. As I said in the post the pressure readings were very erratic, I mean from one extreme to the other. The needle on the gauge got bent from hitting...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P62
We had 3 responses that said you need special ngs scanner. We sent customer to dealer. Thanks for your help.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E62
Hello again everyone and thanks for all the ideals. This turned out to be a vavle problem. I performed a cyl leak down test and it holds good pressure? pulled upper intake off and then removed valve cover to inspect cam and chain and found that the rocker for ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire), P1151 (ho2s rich left), P1152 (ho2s rich right).
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L boggs down VIN: 1FTRF17W13
hey thanks for all replies i kept this truck 4 a week and could not duplicate customers concern.all test showed good running truck and never had truck bogg down on me i researched evap codes and system and found that evap cannot cause this big of power loss di... Trouble codes: 455 (evap system leak), 457 (evap system leak), 1131 (lack of ho2s1 switching), 1151 (lack of ho2s2 switching).
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