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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L converter VIN: 1FDKE37G2R
Truck came in for trans overhaul. We overhauld and retested. When we road tested the trans would cycle in and out of lock up with very little throttle movement. Normaly you should have to lift off the gas completely or step on the brake peddel to get the the t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4047R
Hi techs I have a mustang that had new head gaskets about a year ago. The car ran fine for about 6 months. then gentlemen called and said it was running bad. he dropped it by and here it is. It runs rough at idle if you accelerate it off idle it seems to clear...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Vehicle repeatedly gets poor fuel milage. On interstate less than 15, in town less that 12, as low as 9.we have replaced plugs, wires, air filter, fuel filter, o2 sensors, cleaned MAf and tested Cats for plugging. The vehichel also seams to lack power. was won...
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y4S
vehicle came in with a bad positive battery terminal. replaced terminal vehicle will crank over but will not start. fuel pump will only run if 12v volt is applied after ccrm. car has spark, noticed cooling fan on with key on all the time. tried a new constant ...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L rear breaks VIN: 1FASP11J1S
this car had metal to metal at the rear. the e-brake did hold. the braking performance was acceptable at this time.i replaced caliper only because the piston retracting bolt had seized due to missing cap bolt. otherwise evrything seamed to opperate wonderfully...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP6630W
hello. i'm wondering if anyone has used a snapon 2500 scanner to access misfire counters or mode 06 diagnostics? if so, how is it accessed on the 2500 scanner? thanks, dave.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L int lights VIN: 2FMDA5140W
Hey ford techs I need some direction here I have this windstar with engine running and doors closed interior lights stay on and dash shows all doors open ! After maybe 1 to 3 mins lights will go off . Passenger and rear slider doors when opened and shut lights...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedcontrol VIN: 1FTZX1868W
hello guys and gals ive got this 98 ford f150 kicking my but here ive got a good truck ive been using for testing so far ive eleminated the servo, clockspring, switches fuses, the gem that someone else said had something to do with it still no success. looking...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21S6X
Customer complains of rough, surging or loping idle. Confirmed problem - runs great on highway but idle is very poor. Replaced air filter and cleaned MAF & throttle body - no change. Replaced spark plugs (original) - still no improvement, however we found mass...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Customer brought car in and stated that the car dies after 75 miles of driving.Car runs a little rough.,Here are the long term fuel trims:B1-1.0,B2-5.0.The car has a fuel rail pressure sensor.I have never seen one of these cars have this problem.Anyone have an... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance)
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53421
this is the second van with same issue... other van not repaired yet... manifold tuning valve on both vans had front clips broken... replaced clip on one van and engine light came back on after two day's... same system lean faults... do not want to condem o2 s... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P1401 (dpfe sensor circuit high voltage), P1000 (odb2 monitor test incomplete)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown
Vehicle has a very bad pull to the right when brake is applied. Both front calipers & hoses were replaced.Also checked front end all seems ok. Vehicle goes straight down the road without foot on brake.Swapped rotors side to side crossed tires,nothing has chang...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU74E32
The 4x4 does not work at all when you push any of the buttons to engage 4x4 nothing happens .I have had snap on scanner hooked up to vehicle but when you go to 4x4 it will not communicate have also checked for voltage at motor on transfer case and I have nothi...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transmission overheating VIN: 1FDXW46F62
this 4r100 trans is overheating (255 degrees)without a load on the vehicle, sometimes it will happen on flat ground, but it is repeatable every time on a grade (6% for 1 mile). the customer brought vehicle in with a concern of high transmission temp, OCL flash...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FAFP71W85
Here's the deal. If it had been one person making the complaint, I may have fluffed it off as a driver problem. But I have had two complaints, one from a petit lady and one from a man of fairly average build, no similarities at all. The complaint is, in both ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L rotors VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
Hey guys I have a strange brake problem on this Cougar. After only a short while(one month), this car comes back to me with warped brake rotors on front. I have fully serviced the brakes front and rear, but it does not feel right while braking. There is a slig...

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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2517H
Thanks everyone, this 6.9 diesel is fixed and running well, injector pump was the failed item. please read the replies for several concise step-by-step replacement procedures. not too much trouble, figure 6 to 8 hours for the first time including test drive an...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26H7K
Thanks to all who replied. Replacing the EVP sensor solved the problem. We test the sensor output with the Snap on Vantage and the wave form was dropping out when the voltage changed, but was not setting any EGR codes. The low and high readings were in range.
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G4L
Thanks for all the replies; for the most part, your responses verified that I had indeed thoroughly checked the vehicle over. It turns out that I had a faulty MAP sensor; as the post said, I had originally checked the MAP operation and found it within 'spec'. ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FALP52U7T
It is done! The best advice I got was to try to treat the system like the GEM is sort of not there. That being the case, you look to see what goes into the GEM to see if it is getting the signal to start the wipers. You can do this with a Genesys, don't know a...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP1889V
Sorry for the late post,customer decided to fix the car,ended up doing a valve job.It was the #1 cylinder seat.Thank you for the info.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L brake pad s VIN: 1FTNE2421X
I believe we repaired this van, by replacing the hydrolic brake master cylinder and adjusting the rear brake shoe clearance so far so good Thank you Joe
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Well after removing the injector and no way to test, I install a new one, also replaced the # 3 spark plug wire, problem gone thanks for all the replies.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Thanks for all the good info. The intake gasket was blown out. Never seen one leak so bad. Thanks Again!
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L charging system VIN: 1FTSE34L71
Well it is finally fixed. Thanks to everyone with there great tech replies. I talked to my parts supplier who called there rebuilder who said to test all of the regulator wires with a voltage drop test. I checked the battery wire and it was good, the ignition ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: IFTRX18291
I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply, The fix was the shift solenoids,when cold they were trying to allow the trans to go into two gears at one time ,there is really no reading on the solenoids, it was a simple lets try this. Thanks again Mark
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tire pressure system VIN: 1FMPU16L34
Thanks for the quick replies. Dave,Nick,and Tom got it right. The original valve stems were not transfered over to the new tires and rims. The customer still has the original wheels stacked up in a corner of the garage. I advise the customer to have the tires ...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L tires VIN: 2FAHP71WX5
Hi, I received five replies to this post and all who replied basically said the same thing. 'To Adjust The Camber And Caster You Have To Remove A Retainer Flag On The Cam Bolts On The Lower Control Arms (By The Rack-In-Pinion). The Caster Is Adjusted By The Nu...
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