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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor power VIN: 1FTEX14N9R
Hello to all, This Ford truck is lacking power most of the time, will loose speed climbing hills, worse when pulling even the smallest trailer, ( 5x8 cargo trailer, the heavyest is 5600 lbs camper) Fuel pressure about 40 psi, timing ok, good vaccum. Heres the...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEE1421V
Hi Guys..vehicle came into shop for running rough and check engine light on. Scanned for codes and pulled P0340, tested cam sensor and found bad. We replaced cam sensor but not synchronizer because the magnet did not look that bad on sensor. Vehicle still has ... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cam sensor VIN: 1FALP13P5V
help ford techs --failed nys inspection po 340 camsensor , we installed new sensor from ford, cleared codes and did drive cycle , redid and same code , owner had sensor done at a different shop and there is no dashboard light - i think they took bulb out becau...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDEE1469V
we put a master cyl. in this thing a week ago. cust comes back saying it misses but, didn't before we worked on it. had a #3 and #4 misfire, o2 heater code and lean exhaust on bank 1. we replaced oe plugs and o2 sensor and it ran good. 2 road tests and no code...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N8G
Many thanks to the many gracious techs who replied, and i apologize but i have not been able to fix the vehicle at this time because of some extenuating circumstances and family emergencies. Again, i'd like to thank all of you who were so kind to help and I ap...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
Sorry for the wait. We are sure that the problem lies within the used motor we installed a year ago. After a good motorvac carbon cleaning and making sure nothing else was at fault we concluded it was a valve issue. Customer wants to live with problem since it... Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G4V
first I want to thank everyone that help with thier replies I replace the map senor ign module road tested it an still had the promblem. ck the computer had a memory code 211 tach signal. replace plugs,wires dist. cap & rotor also notice that the prombelm only...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat/temp gauge VIN: 1FTDF18W8V
well, truck is fixed,head gaskets replaced even though tests were negative. nothing visual after head removal, new gaskets & head bolts. problem gone. thanks scott note, we did job without cab removal, tough but doable
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1st gear slip VIN: 1FALP52U8V
I let the TM rebuilted and runs good now. Thank you every Super guys.
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Pump VIN: 1FAFP54N5X
The nightmare is over! Thanks for all the replies. Numerous people suggested using an additive to quiet the pump down; a couple even suggested putting gear oil in the system. We don't normally like to put a 'Band-Aid' on any problem. Based on a few replies we ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18LA9
Thank you for your responses. It turns out that although the vibration or shudder felt to be coming from the front it was originating in the rear. I changed front and rear differential fluids and transfer case fluid and road tested the vehicle to find the same...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L oil VIN: 1FMZU67E61
Quite obvious the consensus points to timing chain tensioner, Customer has put it on hold and most likely not repair it and just live with it. I would like to thank everybody who responded and enlighten me on the subject.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F41
Well guys, with all of your great help, this one finally left. I got an incredible amount of knowledge about these engines & how the engine management works. That alone would've been worth the fight, let alone fixing it too. Several replies told me to look @ a... Trouble codes: P0605, P0603.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: 1FAFP55S02
Thanks for all the help. I was pretty sure that the computer was bad but Alldata stated that if pcm fails spark is controlled directly from ckp sensor, but Nick from Ohio informed me that that is no longer the case. He also let me know that pcm is cover for 8/...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75K72
I have waited a few weeks to post fix since problem was intermittant. It's been gone for about three weeks now and I haven't heard a complaint from the customer. No news is good news, I'm calling it fixed! Most of the responses pointed to solenoid pack problem...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMDU77E03
Many thanks to Greg from Mississippi, the PCV valve was the culpret. The valve seemed to be restricted. I replaced it with a new Motorcraft Valve and has not showed the same condition of oil burning as before. Also thanks to others who responded.
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTNE24L34
This vehicle left without displaying the problem so I was unable to repair it. One respondant said the pass side buckle could be shorted, but this code is for a short in the firing loop for the passenger air bag and is completely independant of the pretensione...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
I'm sorry its taken so long to close this. I got five responses, all were different ideas(all very good). One thing I should of done was try to shift it manually. My problem now is that the transmission is acting just fine now. It acted up for 2 days and it ha...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L15
Thanks to all for your help. Vehicle was picked up by customer. They were unable to free up cash necessary to continue additional diagnosis. BTW, the vehicle never exhibited the hard start issue again. fires up every time. Trouble codes: 118 (ECT or EOT ckt high input), 177 (EGO not switching rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel pump ckt open ECA ot ground), 543 (FP ckt. Batt to ECA).
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