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Help Request Answers
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L ecm VIN: 1FTEX14N0P
This may sound like a strange request. I have a good custumer who loves this truck. The engine is worn out. he wants to put a reman in the truck but would like to know what all would need to be changes to put a 5.8l in instead of another 5.0l I believe most ev...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Idle Increases VIN: 2FALP74W2R
Customer states when car comes to stop and idling in gear it will intermittantly idle up about 150-200 rpm. It may happen many times a day or not for 2-3 days. Code 634 MLP sensor voltage high keeps coming back after car has acted up and I have seen voltage at... Trouble codes: 634 (Manual Lever Position Voltage High)
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Need to time CMP
I am changing the head gaskets on this vehicle, and like a dingbat I pulled out the cam sensor to change the o-ring but didnt note the position of the rotor. The top of it has a plastic see-through window, and the crescent shaped rotor is painted red on one si...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, extremely rich VIN: 1FALP5245R
Will not start cold. Have injector pulse and good spark. Spray with carb cleaner will then crank and run, however it runs extremely rich. Will crank after that until cold. Check engine light is on. Cannot get any access to the computer at all. Coolant fan runs...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L lifters VIN: 2FMDA5144T
hello all got a windstar lifters dont seem to be getting oil. if you look through oil fill oil barely coming up from push rods which were all inspected and free of any restrictions. replaced lifters yesterday 7 were collapsed. all went well new ones not rattli...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24L8V
the van came in for a tune up. because the customer sad it was missfiring under load . changed plugs /fuel filter/pcv valve and two ignition coils also replaced intake gasket because of coolant leak at left front corner .the van still has a miss under load .sc...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L pcm,glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW36F5V
Hello fellow technicians, thank you for your time. This truck wont start for us. The customer was leaving a stop light and it just flat died. Will not start, no glow plug illumination, no communication with PCM...(tried 2 scanners)Powers and grounds are ok at...
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA41X8V
Hi everyone; This Aerostar has an intermitent no start problem when cold. It seems the colder it is, the worse it is. Our temperatures have been from 20 to -10, when the problem has showed up. The engine turns over fine. There is no spark to the plugs. It has...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDX1765V
hi fello techs : costomer brought in vehicle because he was loosing water .on inspection of the vehicle i realise that the water and oil was mixing,i can also see some coolant between the inlet manifold and the valve cover ,my question is : is this a common p...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L coolant VIN: 2FMZA5243X
wondering if anyone has had experience with oil in the coolant on windstars. i work for a ford dealer but have never had the pleasure of working one for this concern. there is a lack of heat which i felt suggested head gaskets but i have never seen coolant and...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
hello all, this beast came in 2/6/06 for p1406. performed testing to find dpfe sensor at fault. readings were good and did 10 mile roadtest with customer (he had to go). two weeks later light back on, same code. double checked everything, performed egr inducti... Trouble codes: P1401 (egr flow problem), P0401 (egr flow problem)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
This code seems to return soon after start up even with the truck warmed up and the glow plug system not cycling on due to being at operating temp already. (which i believe should not be posable) I would guess that the pcm could generate this as a false code b... Trouble codes: P1395
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZX1727Y
Truck came in with mill light on two codes pulled p0171 and p0174. noted small intake leak and repaired. Cleared codes and drove truck. Light comes back on after 20 - 50 miles. Live data looks good on all 4 o2 sensors. I must be over looking something but not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L steering VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
steering has a hard spot when turnning left and only gets tight when you are at the last half turn of the steerring wheel until full lock position . the only test not performed is flow test for pump. all tsbs have been checked and performed. ( ball joint test ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C71
inspected all fues's and all connection to engine and harness' all looks to be working. any help would be greatful. don't know that much about ford's
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MELM75W4S
this trans buzzes ,only in neutral and hot.do these have a common fault? trans has worked good for me but customer says sometimes its like neutral for a few seconds,after coming to a stop.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine pushrod VIN: A54A408121
Borescopes and friends are right on par with pretty girls and fast cars - Life is so much [...] enjoyable with both! (I have a beautiful wife and two pretty daughters). And this dilemma of the lost pushrod proved it. First, a summary of the responses: I had a f...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Well this truck is finally fixed. I truely couldn't see the forest for the trees. After checking all the things suggested by all that helped, I still hadn't found the problem and decided to start over at the beginning. I'm my own worst enemy sometimes. It turn... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 Missfire).
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTHW26G9T
I found the problem with this vehicle. The ground wire from the pcm to shift solenoid 1 was shorted to ground. In first, and second gear this solenoid was on so it didn't affect these gears. But third gear was when the pcm took the ground away and it couldn't ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L code VIN: 1FMFU18L7V
most of you said about the misfire on number 10 when its actually just an 8 cylinder motor, that it must be a programming problem. Not totally sure if it is, but that's what I believe since the expedition is running fine. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0310.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
thanks again everyone vehicle left yesterday so far so good i guess time will tell if it's totaly repaired.i beleive it should be fine now. Trouble codes: P0303.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L 1-2 shift and overdrive VIN: 1FTYR14U82
I want to thank everyone who responded to my question on this ford ranger .The problem was the gasket was blown on the valvebody of the transmission above the solenoids .I orderd a new gasket with the metal plate from ford and replaced it and everything is wor...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F12
Thanks for the help guys. I should have done more testing before inquiring and this was reflected in the replys. I just saw the metal and thought someone could give me a quick answer. I am also a 'rookie' when it comes to diesels. But I learned a lot and like ...
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57412
This vehicle is finally fixed and out of the door. Most of the responses I got was about maf sensor. I had cleaned it before I placed the request on help line. I also got other tips which suggested exhaust blockage, TPS, Fuel pressure regulator full of oil, ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
sorry it took so long to reply back about this car. thanks to all who repied. after trying a new injector in #6, switching plugs & coils to others holes, cleaning injection system with motovac cleaner, pulling v/cover,checking vacuum,steady @18 in. @idle, swit... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316, P1000.
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cooling fans always on VIN: IMEFM66L1Y
I rechecked connection to sensor and ohm tested the sensor again. cant find any broken wires. tap tested the relay. The cooling fans still go on when started and if you turn the key off the fans stay off and temp reads normal,then if you start again the fans g...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S82
Thanks to all that helped. We took apart intake and got to the PCV valve. Looked good, shaked it, sound good. Replace PCV with OEM part and found idle went down, and customer has been driving this vehicle for two weeks and no check engine light. It might be ha... Trouble codes: 1506 (Idle Air Control IAC - over-speed error).
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