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1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L power loss VIN: IFMDA31X8L
Hi guys, I got this Aerostar van with a loss of power, and pings unless It has premium gas in it. Any help would be appreciated.
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FACP52U0P
Ok Ford guys, I need your help on this one. Customer brought car in complaining that it would hesitate, stumble, and stall. It would only do every couple of months, and has been a problem for 2-3 years. The vehicle has been to 2 other shops here in town, befor...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L axle u-joints VIN: 1FTEF14Y2T
Working on two f-150 4x4's with same problem. When turning in four wheel drive with the hubs locked in it feels like one of the u-joints on the front axle is seized up. The truck jerks and bounces when turning, the tighter the turn, the worse the jerking to th...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat/temp gauge VIN: 1FTDF18W8V
ok ford techs i need some advice, truck starts & runs fine no miss at start, test drive yields great heat after about 2-3 minutes, temp gauge slightly less than 1/2. all of a sudden you loose heat temp gauge shoots to hot, upper radiator hose gets rock hard & ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1V
Thanks for your help in advance. The customer said this 1997 Ford Explorer has had trouble for five years with the mil light burning. We checked for codes and found oxygen sensor codes and a 446 code. We replaced both up stream oxygen sensors and the managemen... Trouble codes: 446
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
hi ford techs this van came in with a po153 a week ago scan data looked ok cleared codes drove it for a week befor the code came back. same po153 replaced the bank 1 sensor 1 o2 cleared codes and sent it down the road. a week later you gessed it same code any ... Trouble codes: P0153
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L over drive VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Looking for some insight on this one. I personally can not dup. complaint. Customer complained of o/d light coming on in "city driving cond.". Stop and go, under 35 mph driving conditions. Found only when driving in city, heavy stop and go conditions. The van ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L camshaft VIN: 1LNLM83W7T
I am trying to remove the cyl. heads on this 4.6L, we have the cam tools, but there does not seem to be any place to install them at the rear of the cam shaft, mitchell says there is a flat on the rear of the cams, if there is we can't see it. the cam is flush...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starter circuit VIN: 1MEAM550S0
No voltage to starter solenoid wire at starter (white/pink) during attempted cranking. Inspected starter relay (under hood fuse panel) and found battery voltage at terminal #87, battery voltage at terminal #85 and if jumping terminal #87 to #30 vehicle would c...

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1990 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L crank bearings VIN: 1FMCU12T3L
i want to thank all of you that replyed to my call for help. i had to junk the block. special thanks to don [...] for the tech bulletin from aera # tb883 ford oversized the block by .015 and made special bearings inc. thrust, for the fix. the main bearings are...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W4N
Well, now I feel like an idiot. It turns out that the previous tech I inherited this job from had NOT pulled codes from the vehicle, and as part of his 'diagnostic routine' he decided to uplug the MAF sensor and take it for a test drive - hence the MAF low vol... Trouble codes: 157 (mass airflow maf signal too low.).
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L steering VIN: 1FDEE14Y5R
hello guys, i am sorry it took too long to post the fix, customer took vehicle with him and was waiting to have more money and pay for repairs. o.k i like to thank the following people for answering to my help, nicholas morrison,david [...],brend...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L suspension/body VIN: 1FTDX1865V
First, thanks to the guys that replied. After taking all posts into consideration I found the most popular vote was the front sway bar link bushings and also the quickest/cheapest repair I went ahead and tried it out. It seamed alot better before giving it bac...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, when cold VIN: 1FMZU72E01
Well I still do not know if the vehical stayed fixed. I put one new injector in it and was able to complete a drive cycle successfully. BUT, these things happened that poluted the whole experiment.1) I caught the owner in a lie/halftruth/ommission reguarding t... Trouble codes: P0174, P0304.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F32
Thanks for all the replies ,bad IDM not only do you check power and ground to the IDM but make sure you are flowing enough current for those 110v inj's...use a headlight on high beam circuit it will tell if circuit will flow enough Trouble codes: P1663, P1667, P1670.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNCLM97V5
well friends, i was unable to find to trouble with this vehicle. after replacing the airflow meter twice with ford replacements the baro reading would indicate a incorrect value, i could disconnect the battery 10 minutes. restart engine and a new baro value wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P1131, P0174, P1151.
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELMW21RH
Thanks to the three that replied. I went thru and replaced computer because of driver that was bad for the #[...]. I also checked wiring from pcm to injector and found no opens or shorts. Resistance checked ok on injector but,resistance will change with te... Trouble codes: 402 (Egr Excessive Flow).
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