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1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP52U6K
Vehicle was sent to trans shop for trans rebuilt. Customer had car running to steer it onto the towe truck. When car was returned it wouldn't start. I checked igition and fuel and replaced fuel pump. I have spark and fuel pressure , but still won't start. The ... Trouble codes: 22 (MAP out of range), 53 (TP/FPL sensor signal too high)
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L timing VIN: 1FDKF37G3K
I do mobile repairs.This truck broke down 2 days ago. The rotor tip broke off. I changed cap & rotor and it ran fine. Two days later it did the same thing. The driver changed the rotor but still would not start. When I got there the distributor gear was broken...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y1R
The truck came in because of a killed on road and would not restart. Checked spark at coil and injector pulse and don't have either. I have fuel pressure of 45psi. When you first turn the key on to start the truck you get on zap of spark but than nothing. The ...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTEE1425V
Hello all, I've got a cranks but won't start problem. I have good fuel pressure and volume, spark and injector pulse. Engine sounds like it is "out of time" after a few revolutions it binds up. It had original plugs and they were gas fouled the centers pulled...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P9V
This vehical come in mid december, in with a bad misfire and stumble,with a check engine light flashing. This car had a cylinder 4 misfire. I did tune-up, which consisted of motercraft plugs,fuel filter, borg-warner plug wires, new ignition coil and p.c.v. val... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Pings/Spark Knock VIN: 1FMZU35P0W
Customer complaint of spark knock under load/up hills. We have faintly heard it before a couple times. Today however we were able to duplicate problem in the bay when power stalling-spark knock was severe. MAF sensor readings are ok. Engine timing at 37 & reta...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
Hi to all. The customers complaint is that the van stalls on warmup and occassionally on decel. I'm not sure if the stall on decel is only on an engine that isn't warmed up yet. It has only stalled for me once but I was able to take a snapshot with my Genysis ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power steering VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
is there a special bleeding procedure for this truck
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall, Fuel in oil VIN: 1FDXW46F9X
Truck came in no start. Reads o psi at ICP sensor. Replaced ICP reg. Problem solved. Two days later truck stalled out of state. Driver checked engine oil and found over full by 4" on dip stick. Driver says that he thinks there is fuel in the engine oil. Truck ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Parking assist system VIN: 3FMDA5349Y
The parking assist or collision avoidance system doesnt work on this vehicle. The code we get says the "sounder is inop but when we command the agem to do a self test it sounds the horn for the system. The "off" button on the dash is on constantly also. Datast...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L shock\springs VIN: 1FAHP59582
this vehicle has the proper springs and struts in the rear thay have been replace but the vehicle still sags when pulling a small boat trailer this trailer is pulled by the customer's other taurus wagon year 97 100k mile no problem is there a heavy duty set up...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34Z23
Intermittently on acceleration this car will make a loud buzzing noise/sensation in the area of the front passenger side foot well/floorboard that appears to increase in frequency as engine speed increases. The noise stops when you let up on the accelerator On...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
This vehicle came in w/practically no power assist in steering system requiring two hands to move in a parking lot. Scanned computer for codes (variable assist system as well) to find none, disable variable assist actuator to default to full assist, no change...

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1968 Ford torino 302CID front end VIN: 8H43F10268
Ok thank you for all the help. The car has radial tires. I set caster as high as I could at 5 deg. Adjusting the steering control valve was the big fix!!! I found it to be very sensitive. A 1/8 of a turn in eather direction from were it is set now and the car ...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4047R
I HAVE CHECKED THE COMPRESSION 125 - 150 ALL CYCLINDERS OK. I have checked for vacume leaks none found at this time. I have not had a chance to pull the intake to check injectors yet I will add updates as soon as I find something useful to pass on. Thanks Kevi...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMU18LXVL
Thanks for all the help from you iatn members. Finally got this sucker out of the bay. Most of the suggestions we spot on. The wiring harness to the injs and coils on the right side of the vehicle is a definite problem on the Fords. It is so cluttered in there...
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA41X8V
I hope this one is fixed, but I won't know till next winter. As I stated the no start was mostly on cold days. I received good replies suggesting cleaning power and ground connections and unplugging the DFPE when there was a no start, and checking the relays. ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
The fix is in. It turned out to be cross bleeding pressure within the valve body. Replacing the transmission cured the vehicle. Very odd behavior, but thats automotive for ya! Thanks to all that sent us some leads.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEPE2421
I received 9 replies on this one, mostly centering around the dpfe sensor and/or plugged egr ports. The ports on this motor were recently cleaned as it had a misfire problem in the past. It has also gone through 2 sets of cats. All these 4.2 handi vans seem to... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient), P0402 (EGR flow excessive), P1405 (DPFE upstream hose off).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L steering VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
Checked torque on both front wheels, on turn plates. Left side much tighter (150 ft lbs). Disassembled, replaced already replaced ball joints, re-assembled and problem was gone except with engine running and brake pedal depressed, moving very slow or not movin...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cylinder VIN: IMEFMC5374
Our locksmith got an aftermarket brand of cylinder and started over, we installed it and all is well. Our theory is this: the customer had those old style, flat spare keys made instead of the Valeo blanks the factory used- so he had a bent up original/worn key...
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