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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14N6M
I'll bet some one has seen this before. This is one of those that I have so much time in I may miss some thing basic. To get to the chase when the EGR comes on the manifold vacuum drops & the O2 Sensor goes to 1.x volt. Lambra reading goes to .89-.87 even with... Trouble codes: 44 (air system not working)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L front and rear wipers, radio, and speedo VIN: 1FALP57U7T
Hello all, I have a strange one here. Brief history that I know is car has aftermarket remote starter (code alarm) installed. Car sat for approx 2 months. Customer uses remote to try and start car to bring it to me. Car does not start with remote, but does sta...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L RABS Module VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
I am trying to locate the RABS module on this truck. This truck is Rear ABS. Poor diagrams and descriptions from Ford and Alldata show it somewhere around cluster. I have taken cluster out and much other dash trim but I can't find the module. Any help would be...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUF1723V
Hello, the problem is truck does not have much power at all, it will actually loose speed in 5th gear on even a slight incline. It had a weak upstream o2 sensor on bank 2 so I replaced it with no help. It also has a surge when accelerating thru the gears and o...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L un run monitors VIN: 2FMDA5140V
thanks in advance. i have this wonderful van. customer brings in this van for emmission repairs. vehicle passes asm except for failure to run monitors. o2, o2 heater ckt., and cat monitor will not run. evap monitor says n/a. so far with this vehicle i have fou... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F4X
This truck will not start in cold weather unless it is plugged in. Then it will fire right up. It sure sounds like the glow plugs are'nt working to us but, we checked it last month when cold and the controller had voltage to heat up the glow plugs. Both the cu... Trouble codes: P1280
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
I am stumped with this one. On take off if you give it full trottle it will fall flat on its face and as long as you hold it to the floor it will chug along. If you let off a little it will take off and go. I have checked tps right at sensor and did a record w...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDWX36F9Y
Hey all, I've got this diesel F350 here with a 4R100 and it shift's 1-2 and thats it. Codes are: Internal control module ROM error and 2-3 shift error along with a few fuel management codes. Data stream info looks normal on test drive. Checked wiring and harne...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L charging system VIN: 1FTSE34L71
This vehicle came to me from another shop with an alternator discharge condition.The customer states that the previous owner of the vehicle had three other alternators put in and still intermintantly the vehicle will go into a discharge state. We checked it ou...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no anti lock VIN: 1FTNX21L21
hi guys,got a ford here with an antilock brake lite on.we scanned showing nothing pertaining to wheel sensors.went on mitchell manuals did diagnostics through out and all tests lead towards antilock module and always b1676 battery out of range.c1185...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L83
hello fellow techs. i have a van here which is giving me some grief. it keeps setting a code for p1151 and p0174. i have performed the ford tests per their bulletin. the test leads me to believe i have a vaccum leak. while watching my short term values. i am u... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank2 ststem lean), P0174 (bank2 lean)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L charge lamp VIN: 2FAFP74W53
This vehicle came in with the charge light on and the alternator output at 13v. We installed a reman alternator and the output is 14.5v. But the charge light still comes on. After further testing and looking at the schematic I decided the ECM was bad. The deal...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
This was the single chain version of the 4.0. We went ahead and replaced the timing chain components and had no problems. There were no bent valves or any other complications. Thanks for the info on the subject.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTEF15Y0S
Thanks to all who replied. The belt tensioner does push the belt off the pulleys when it gets old. I guess when I replaced the belt, the new belt had better grip and crawled out of the pulleys more easily. The old belt was worn, but it did stay in the pulley. ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P5V
Thanks to all 20 of you. The next day after reading the replies, I was revived with fresh ideas. Some of you suggested that the coolant sensor may be skewed and fuel washing the cylinders. This seemed like a great idea. I got in and cranked the engine, the rad...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L hard start, long cra VIN: 1FTZF17211
Fuel pressure was checked and was found to be in spec. Volume was also checked and once again was in spec. The only thing that Iwas able to prove was that it had NO SPARK AND THAT THE IGN COIL WAS NOT BEING COMMANDED TO FIRE (VERIFIED WITH SCOPE), AT THE SAME ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17292
The truck ended up at the dealership after an exhaust shop tried 2 sets of converters, which were both bad. The dealer installed 2 converters under warranty and fixed the truck. Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 304 (misfire cyl 4), P0305, P0306.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX20555
THANKS EVERYONE! I need to stress to everyone that 04&05 5.4 are totally different than the old style 5.4. datastream parameters are different as well as pcv,throttle body,maf and tps set-up,along with 32 valves. My mistake not explaining myself much clearer.S... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank1), P0174.
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
Looked over all replies and finally sent customer back to Ford where as a faulty PCM (8yr-80,000) was indeed the problem. We had checked all grounds, VATS system function,no codes, good cam and crank signals, and further verified the lack of ignition coil driv...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5048R
Thank's Guy's for all your help. there were some good idea's but the custmer decieded to bale out on this one befor I could to try some of your information. thanks again and will gitter done next time. Jeff...
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