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1992 Ford panel van 5.8L No Start
This one is confusing me. This vehicle is an ice cream vending truck(looks like a FedEx van)it came in on a hook for a no start. At this point I have not checked fuel pressure as I do not think it is important yet. Vehicle is a no spark situation. I have inspe...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H65
Hello . This vehicle has been interesting, has been to three different shops. All the above parts have been replaced by other shop. I am helping a friend. Well this vehicle develops a severe miss on acceleration. I have traced it down to the #2 cylinder. at di...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S0X
Need some help from the FORD techs. I have a '99 Taurus with the 3.0L DOHC Flex Fuel. Stored Memory Code P0401 EGR Insufficient Flow Detected. Initially I diagnosed a faulty DPFE sensor, replaced it. Light came back on. Vehicle was in for a engine tune up, so ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L right front axle tube VIN: 2FTRX08W3Y
Hi Group, Has anyone seen an F150 4wd with a broken right frt. axle tube by the flange & what kind of job it is to do & time. Thanks in advance---Jim
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FTZA54471
hi hope you guys can help I have a winstar that has a noise on left turns it sounds like a broken spring I replace springs struts strut bearing sway bar link and I still have the promblem. any thoughts???
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX176XW
This EXPLORER came in with a on and off MIL light. The customer has noticed that it only comes on with less than a 1/8 tank of fuel. For the P0133 code I did check and replaced the o2 sensor. I saw no other problems on the scanner. The customer has called back... Trouble codes: P0133 (b1s1 heating inoperative)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L p/s pump VIN: 1FTRW08L61
replaced p/s pump for no p/s ever & p/s noise. had intermittent p/s at idle but above 900psi p/s worked good. replaced pump still same problem if not worse. this a f-150 we know the super duty pickups were having a problem. any help given will be appreciated
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: IFTYR10U42
number 6 cly. misfire preformed compression test 130 lbs. two injection services customer states same problem never change Trouble codes: P0306 (6 misfire)
2002 Ford F-650 5.9L Speedometer VIN: 3FDNF65Y72
I need a little info. I ussually do not work on anything over one ton, but customer brought this in with a new speed sensor(that looks incorrect). My NGS will comunicate with the GEM and the ABS controller. The speedometer is dead. GEM module shows zero on VSS...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L cltch VIN: IFTNX21FXX
this truck was being moved around on the lot and it quit releasing the clutch. clutch pedal feels normal and fork is moving. there is little or no free play in pedal. pedal bushings and rod bushing are good. i feel that the clutch disk has come apart causing t...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S7V
Hi All, Thanks for taking the time to check out this posting. This vehicle has engine codes regarding the B2S1 nad B2S2 oxygen sensor heater circuit. These two codes display the check engine light very soon after they are erased. Using my scan tool, I am abl... Trouble codes: P0155 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Fault B2S1), P0161 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit B2S2)
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 1MEFM55S1Y
Problem just returned last week, all check ok,pads, rotors, shoes, drums, hoses, hardware. lube points,brakes in perfect mechanical condition. Bled and bled again, still drops but only if apply twice or more immediatly and only running and moving. Usually on f...

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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14L6W
Well, looks like this one is fixed. Received 12 replies. Cleaned the MAF as many of you said. Replaced DPFE since the voltage was way high. Replaced the fuel filter which I think was the root of the problem. A couple of you mentioned the fuel filter, and since... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
thanks to all replies- we removed lower oil pan and found pieces of chain rails lodged in oil pick-up screen- customer has not decided what he wants to do at this point- thanks again all tecs and iatn
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP404XW
Thanks for all the replies so fast. Some great ideas about timing chain slop, blown head gaskets, slipped balancer. I checked the cam and crank signal against each other and it looked about where it should have, that should eliminate a slipped balancer and tim...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Guage installation VIN: 1FTNW21P64
Thank you for all the assistance. We installed the boost guage per the reply telling me that best performance would be found by connecting it to the elbow which required drilling and tapping. Also, thanks for those who warned me of possible warranty issues fro...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
After reading replies telling me that the knock sensor codes was normal and always there I attacked the misfire issue. I had already ruled out the compression and spark so I tested fuel injectors. By disconnecting the engine harness connector on the right side... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire).
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