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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N8G
Truck stalled and shut down about three miles from the shop, so I let it sit for about two hours or so and came back later, started up just fine and ran back to the shop. Replaced inline fuel filter on the frame as well as the canister filter on the switchover...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 2FTJW35M7L
The front tank is reading correctley, but when I switch to rear tank it reads backwards. I can ground the unit and it goes to full. Also I can hook up the sending unit and when I manually take it too full it will read empty on the guage. When I go to empty wit...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L acts like it is runn VIN: 1FTHX26G4R
when the vehicle is driven on the freeway for apprx. 50 miles it acts as though it is running out of fuel. but when the customer switches the tanks it runs fine for a while. when it starts to happen again he simply switches the tanks and all is fine for a whil...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMDU77E03
Recently there has been blue smoke out of the tailpipe for short periods upon cold start-up and occasionally after the engine is warm sitting 1/2 hour or more. Given the low milage on vehicle, I find this to be not a normal condition. Called local Ford dealer ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L I wish I knew VIN: 2FTRX18W13
This vehicle is intermittently not starting for the customer. It will start and run perfectly for a week or longer then crank and no start. The customer then leaves the vehicle alone for five minutes or longer and the truck will re-start with no difficulty. I'...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L delayed engagement VIN: 1FTWW32P75
ATTENTION NEW MODEL FORD TECHS!!! Vehicle came in with no reverse & transmission leak. Found crack in case. Removed oil pan. Found snap ring from reverse clutch pack cork-screwed into pan area. Removed & disassembled transmission. Installed original internal p...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W5S
This vehicle orginally came to me for an intermittent dying problem. Customer stated that vehicle would restart. Could not get vehicle to duplicate so installed an ignition module for testing. Customer returned 2 weeks later with totally different problem,vehi... Trouble codes: P1359 (spark output circuit malfunction), P0782 (2-3 shift error pending global obd ii)
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S01
hello everybody, this is my first post. this car first came in with mil on and po301 stored. missed fairly consistently and ltft and stft looked ok, so i tuned it up (plugs and wires) and sent it on its way with misfire gone or so i thought. came back a week l... Trouble codes: P0301, P0172

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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FBSS31L1W
Morning everyone, the problem with this one was the oil cooler which is the same as the oil filter housing. To test this i removed both coolant lines and joined them together, i then started the vehicle to see if oil would leak out of the ports where the lines...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5240B
Thanks to all that replied. I was hoping the vehicle would get back in to due some further test. Everybody posted to replace upper and lower intake gaskets and clean the EGR ports. The code has not come back in the last 3 weeks. I think we do have an intake le... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rotors VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
thank you to all. i have yet to see this vehicle for more diag. the multiple replies will be helpfull. i will post fix upon vehicles return. i have som questions on the condition of rears(do i have both front and rears geting hot will tell me which direction t...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDAF57P73
Thanks to Iatn I'm calling this one fixed. Lots of replies about the FICM engine harness chafing under the turbo intake boot. I found damage everywhere on the harness. I'd like to say I found the 'smoking gun' but only evidence of it. I never could actually bl...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L timing chain VIN: 1FJUE86488
hey guys i got this one fixed,i turned the engine until all the pistons were halfway down.Then i turned the cams until they were lined up,the cam timing is just like the contour,put the tool to lock the cam.Then ibrought no.1 piston to t.d.c,i installed the cr...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
I found a way to fill the rear air springs by grounding the solniods and pumping shop air. not the best air but I was able to move the vehicle out of the shop. if i ground the wire that controls the relay at the module the system seems to work but I still have...
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