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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEEIINXL
Duel fuel tank nightmare. This van came in on the hook, reason being-no fuel pressure. The rear tank fuel pump had not been working for about a year, the side tank fuel pump stopped working and now the customer had to face the music. I replaced the rear and si...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKF38J9M
hi group. the concren is engine not rais on accel and too match backfire on accel the backfire some times come frome exhust and some times come from intake manifold. checked fuel pressure found good but not hold on koeo. so replaced fuel regulator and now its ...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H5M
Truck came in with a low mileage, no power compliant. We started a tune up and found plugs black and fuel fouled, ck'd compression 110-120 all clyds. replaces plugs, cap, rotor and fuel filter. ran truck and still had no power. ck'd vacum and found to be real ... Trouble codes: 334 (egr voltage above closed limits)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP51L3T
Hi all, This car is a headache, the IMRC (intake manifold runner control) is not working. This ia a cable driven system, not vaccuum operated like most other Fords. So far my testing has gone from pysical...the cable is attached and not siezed or broken, the i... Trouble codes: P1519 (Intake manifold runner control malf. stuck closed)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148T
hey ford techs out there. got this windstar van that came in for some suspension work and the customer was just curious as to why his check engine lamp was on. he doesn't have any driveability complaints. i scanned and came up with codes 1538 and 1000. i've do... Trouble codes: 1538 (imrc bank one stuck open), 1000 (systems checks incomplete)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1133W
Hello, evryone this Escort ZX2 is one of our used cars, has a hard failure of a P1381 VCT over advanced,the vehicle has no drivability issues I did find some TSB's on this problem, but they list a bunch of possible causes, i did check base valve timing,checked... Trouble codes: P1381 (VCT over advanced)
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
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720X
vehicle will start and IDLE perfectly, but once put into gear...UNDER LOAD ONLY,it acts as though it has a massive MISS or vacuum wants to die, or as they say FALLING ON IT'S FACE. The EGR was tested holds vacuum, the cop was changed, the cam sensor ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0750, P0755, P0743, P1760, P0141
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L horn VIN: 2FMZA50654
This van came in because the horn would not work. If you hit the horn pad nothing will happen, but if you hit the lock button on the remote twice the horn will sound. There aren't any body codes stored either. We suspect something in the steering wheel, air ba...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L internal? VIN: 1FAFP53295
First of all I am not a transmission tech but need help. This vehicle was severely damaged after falling off a tow truck and was purchased by our customer after it was repaired by a body shop so it has no warranty. The customer has owned it for about 6 months ...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTEF14N5R
Good morning everyone Sorry for taking so long to post this. The problem ended up being that the selector shaft wher it goes through the side of the transmission had so much play in it that when you shifted it it actually move enough to pull the selector insid...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L no start VIN: 1FTEF15N9R
I answered yes to the fix, because I found the problem , but will not fix it. I failed to mention about checking for plugged exhaust as a few had replied.Dennis from Iowa was in question about the oil pressure.That had jogged my memory.No oil pressure.The valv...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
I did not fix the truck, but the customer was having someone who specializes in diesels replace the HP oil pump. If the ICP PID is running about 9 to 11% at idle, there likely is no oil leak. For 1 reason or another the pump is unable to maintain the pressure ... Trouble codes: P1211.
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