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1992 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTEE14NXN
ladys & gentelman, this van belongs to an electrical contractor & no matter what we do it continues to drift to the right when the brakes are applied, it is not a pull that really takes off , but a gradual pull. we have replaced the calipers three times, the ...
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
Thanks in advance for any help on this one, Van came in ,3rd shop its been at in 2 weeks, has had parts put on it. New PCM, distributor, cap ,rotor, plugs,wires,ECT, o2 sensors and numerous other parts. Vehicle runs ok, tries to miss/rough ,almost stall while ...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F45
truck will not start, no smoke at tailpipe while cranking engine over. fuel pressure at test port on filter housing 45 psi. replaced cam sensor, changed fuel filter, tried a good powertrain control module. still won't start. truck was running fine, shut it off...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This car has the MIL light on with all of the codes listed above. We cleared the codes and within 1 hour of driving the light was back on with codes 1131 and 1151 indicating a lean condition in both banks. We double checked fuel pressure and smoke tested the i... Trouble codes: P1131 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition bank 1), P1151 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition Bank 2), P, 0133 (O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (O2 sensor circut slow response), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire detected), P0171 (P0174 Fuel trim too lean bank 1 and 2)
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L monitors won't run VIN: 3FTHF25G1V
This truck runs fine, it drives well and if it were not for the need to pass californias smog test. There would be no reason to look any further. It is the non continous monitors that will not run. Even an easy monitor such as O2 heater monitor won't run. The ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Front pads VIN: 2FMDA5148W
This cusotmer is stating her pads are wearing out to fast. everything looks ok, wondering if anyone has run across this. She says she had a brake job done with oem spec pads and worn down in less then a year. the next shop did a brake job with heavy duty pads ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX17W6Y
Problem Ford here. Has a cylinder 5 misfire. Customer installed all new NGK plugs, then brought it in. Switched coils, miss stayed on 5. Switched plugs around. Checked fuel pressure, KOEO 36psi. Performed injector balance test. Passes. Restricted fuel return l...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, when cold VIN: 1FMZU72E01
This Explorer has been to me for this problem three times now. In March of 05 it came to me as an overheat problem. The t-stat had broken and caused the vehical to blow the coolent out of the resivour. I replaced the stat filled it and all was well until Decem... Trouble codes: P0174, P0304
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L won't stop VIN: 1FMSU43F93
I have a excursion here, that the windshield wipers will not turn off, even with the keys out of the ignition. I know I have read it on here. Anyone know a common cause?
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MECM74W5N
this car has a problem slipping in the 2-3 shift and it has had it for a month now. Car got towed in yesterday for stalling out on the highway, as soon as the car decelled below 50kmh. Got a code 652 out of it for lockup solenoid. Found a broken power wire goi...

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1989 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Excessive Emissions, backfire VIN: 2FDLF47G3K
Hi and thanks to all who reply. we did a couple of test including some to the air injection system as all the replies was about that system but the problem still also we trace PIP signal because in some moment we have a code related to PIP. this a work truck s...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Thank all of you that took time to read and reply with your expertise. I had six replies. Rusty from Mass says that an AutoEnginuity will run the in bay test and others give guidelines for initiating the onboard test such as: fuel level 25% to 75% with engine ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap Gross Leak).
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L fuel gauge oil pressure-high temp light VIN: 1FB5531L4Y
well we found 2 problems first was a bad pin at inst. cluster and the miss just ended up being a bad coil thanks to all that replyed... sorry this post is late. thanks again
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
this one is done! the problem was the stab. links. We have seen this problem many times but this one sounded different. usually we can move the links by hand when the rattle but these were tight. we removed the links and tied up the sway bar and it was quite. ...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FTZA54471
I ended up replaceing the complete strut system.and the lower control arms. there was also a tsb about this promblem offering a shim kit which we installed.the noise was not completely gone it [...] now only do it 10% of the time and it is much quiter. many peo...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX176XW
Sorry guys, was unable to get the customer to come back because the vehicle passed the local emissions test and the codes only come up when the fuel tank is very low. I do thank all who replied and will let you guys know if I get it back. Trouble codes: P0133 (b1s1 heating inoperative).
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FMSU43FX2
Thank you Rick. The crankcase pressure is good. I replaced the lower intake tubes (orange) and new clamps. The problem is that the customer has a $50,000 driveway. They do not want any drips on it. I think the turbo is good. The oil in the intake system does n...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine VIN: 1LFM97V9WY
what we found on this linc was a total plugged exhaust system the front cat had melted and came apart and plugged the back one closed and wouldnt let anything out we cleaned it out and fired right up and send customer to the muffler shop
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