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1978 Ford Bronco Custom 6.6L Rear Main VIN: U15SLBH422
Hi all, I am replacing the rear main on this 78 bronco 400. I need the torque spec for the rear cap. Thought someone out there my have it. we don't have manuals for this old of veh. Thanks
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 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKF37H6K
Hello everybody this is my first post so forgive me if i forget some info but i will do my best this website is priceless Well here it goes this is our own shop tow truck 1989 F 350 351w auto 3spd problem was intermittent but is now constant. it will start and...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP64R1L
customer came into shop requested tune-up due to stalling problem at red light and stop sign done tune-up now problem is worst will not idle right unplug iac motor car will idle for 10 minutes or so then stall out if iac is plugged in car will not idle at all ... Trouble codes: 41 (ego not working), 91 (o2 sensor not switching), 72 (no map or maf change on throttle snap), 73 (no tps change), 25 (no knock signal during self test), 13 (cant control rpm during low rpm check)
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M3M
I cant pinpoint between a coil problem or the module. I dont have much ford experience. Problem was consistant, found corroded terminal on top ignition module connector cleaned and repaired now it's intermittant only runs on 2 cylinders, has dual plug per cyli... Trouble codes: 176 (rich exhaust), 222 (2nd coil pack misfire), 223 (idm no referance), 224 (no idm data)
1991 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L starts, won't run VIN: KNJPT06H3M
Since installing the parts listed in Related Repair History I have checked all the circuits which seem to be working all right. My gut feeling is a faulty module which the owner returned and got another. The results were the same. When the engine starts and th...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W4N
Patient c/o running rough, misfiring. Extracted code for low MAF signal. Observed datastream using both MODIS and NGS (just to make sure someone wasn't lying), both scanners show 0.00V for MAF output signal. Verified actual MAF signal using Vantage downstream ... Trouble codes: 157 (mass airflow maf signal too low.)
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L right turn signal, VIN: 1FBJS31Y6P
this is a good one first off when turn right turn signal only on interior cluster lights flash with turn signal,when you apply brake pedal all parking lamps come on .brake lights on when headlights are turned on .checked out turn signal switch if you rasie up ...
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14N9P
This Van came in with failed emissions on Nox only. I applied Vacuum to egr...no change. Took EGR off vehicle, and found the port plugged. Cleaned the port, applied vacuum to EGR and engine cuts out. Retested...Fail. Checked Vaccum supply to EGR. 6 hg under lo...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDXO8W8V
Hello, I'm looking for the T\C shift relay module on this truck. MOD says it's in the center of the dash near the RPO relay block. I found other relays but the wire colors don't match. This truck has a build date of 4\96 but the vin and emmissions lable say it...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Oil Pan Leak VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
This truck came in with a large oil leak. We cleaned it up and found that it had a leak coming from the the right rear corner. We pulled the engine and re-glued the pan. The customer came back with a leak on the front ridge of the pan. We then pulled it back o...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Hi all, thanks in advance. We are trying to get an emission test done and this has a trans code P0705, range sensor malf. we have tried a sensor and the code and check engine light pops back on immediately. we took it to a very reputable trans shop they tried ...
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X4F
Dear techs I have a 1999 mustang that pulls right on normal braking conditions. I have installed pressure guages on both front calipers. They move the exact amount at the same time. I have closely checked the complete suspension including ball joints, outer t...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTPX18LXY
truck will not accell acts as if running out of fuel,cust replaced pump and filter.i scaned and found maf out of spec,unpluged maf,runs good,(slight miss)used known good maf from his brothers truck (same make/model)truck ran great,got a reman from napa,3 day...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45S91
This vehicle is a bus that is used for short runs from a parking lot to a local hospital. The engine runs without a flaw when it is cold. But once it warms up it misses bad when it is put under any kind of load especially when pulling a hill. The local ford sh...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44481
This car will misfire for the customer, but not for us. It has happened to them three times, 2,000 miles between each time. We replaced plugs and wires as a maintenance service, but it did not improve anything. They say it happened at a stop light and continue... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4 wd VIN: 1FMDU72E22
Hello iATN, The problem with this Explorer is the electronic 4 wheel drive is not working. The symptoms are with the key on engine running if you push the 4x4 high button, the indicator in the instrument panel cluster lights and the transfer case engages. As ...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Security VIN: 1FAHP56S53
Okay here is a fun one!! This car came in with a complaint of the factory alarm going off when ever it wanted to. The alam would not do this until the accident but did not do it until the car was fixed. When it first came in I found that the body shop left a b...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel level VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I wanted to update but couldn't do it because of previous update, what I want to know is how can I check the flex pump module if I dont have a solus (I have modis)or if gauge can be checked after the pump conventionally by grounding and removing ground to have...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM97V81
Customer came in with running rough complaint. Road testd vehicle and it ran fine. looked at scanner readings and found fuel trim bank 1 +13% and bank 2 +15% at idle. smoked tested engine found no leaks. Inspected maf, lookes clean and reads .73 at idle. Hooke... Trouble codes: P1237
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
Car runs good. When hot, put in reverse and car stalls. Only in reverse. Drive is good. Replaced nuetral safety, same thing. This is killing me. Help please
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MELM53S7V
This car came in with a high idle. I found that the rubber vacuum dual connector behind throttle lever "livered" and came off. repaired , drove with no problem and released to customer. Customer returned stating that the car was now stalling intermittantly. I ...

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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L air conditioner VIN: 1AC375B451
They have replaced most of the A/C componenets, (They were needed) and also the WOT relay and the problem is still present. They pulled the glove box as Glenn suggested looking for loose vacuum hoses and found none. Customre has decided to drive the car as is....
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L engagement VIN: 1FTCR11X5R
sorry that it has taken so long to post the fix. i took all of the advice that i had recieved, and came to the conclusion that the valve body needed to be replaced. customer had just bought the pickup for hauling stuff to the dump and so on so did not want to ...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11N2S
scope testing the clockspring was a great start, but led me no further than previously diagnosed. chased some wiring and rechecked pin tension to no avail. found no actual faults even back and forth with ford techline. when push came to shove, I rewired the ma...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1V
This fix comes from the realm of the Twilight Zone. The customer was told when he purchased the car that it was 'cold blooded' meaning that to operate well it had to be warmed up. After expending countless hours and numerous attempts to fix, we thought there m...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L radio, door chime VIN: 1FTDX08W2V
Actually the weather has fixed this vehicle for now. Customer was aware of the windshield leaking. Removed the gem module and fuse block under dash and found slight corrosion in fuse block connector pins. Took picture of corrosion for customers file. With the ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L idle @ turning VIN: 1FALP13PAV
Sometimes the simple things can fool you. I found a vacuum line that was not seated fully. When the car would turn right,{ hard & under a load} it would cause a vacuum leak at the throttle plates. I installed a new vac. line. Plus installing a new serp. belt. ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter solenoid VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks for all the help. turns out it was a hydralic problem, the trans shop had a hard time taking my word on it but finally disassembled the trans and put a seal kit in and also replaced the converter. thanks again JOHN [...]
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Parking lights VIN: 1FTSX30SXX
Hi Folks. Sorry ttis post is late but the vehicle had to take a back seat for a while. The fault lay in the wiring harness behind the instrument panel. 4 wires had heated and crossed with each other. I had to get behind the panel and wiggle the wires. The whol...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front brakes VIN: 1FTWW33F21
First I want to give thanks to everyone that replied to my questions, it was a lot of help. After considering all the repairs that were advised I swapped rotors side-to-side. After this the truck began to pull toward the right, but not as extreme. The rotors m...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTRF14202
I would like to thank all for the help on this van. But it turned out that the new (from ford)air bag controler module was bad. Ford ordered me in another one and we installed it today and just like that everything worked. So again thanks to all! Jay Terre...
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