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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YFTHF261C8
Need help on this 6.9 please. I did a valve job due to cracked head. The trouble I am having is its over fueling and missing bad. White smoke out tail pipe. I have check for air in the system with a clear hose and its OK. I have installed new injectors. By pas...
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42D3R
vehicle will die while driving. most of the time it will not restart. our mechanic replaced ignition coil, it did not fix it. then he tried the module, it started. he took for test drive, went for a few miles then it died. retested fuel and ignition, found goo...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L shudder between gears VIN: 1FALP45T6S
Hello all, Thanks for looking, this 95 convertible has 95,000 miles and has a shudder between gears at low speeds, feels like a torque converter shudder and I have experienced this on mustangs before but usually at a higher speed and usually between 3rd & 4th ...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FALP53U9S
We have a 95 Ford Taurus with a 3.0 "U" engine. This car has variable assist power steering with a 4 wire stepper motor actuator on the steering rack. The problem that we have is a slight kick-back sensation when holding the wheel with light pressure. We can d...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA51U2T
van was running fine until a couple of weeks ago and started idling high. checked for codes and dose not have any codes. had another vehicle doing almost same thing and replaced tps on it, so tried tps and no change also tried new iac with no change. it will i...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Between case and adapter plate VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Last week we replaced the gasket between the transmission case and tail housing (adapter plate). The leak was (and is again) steady, dripping from passenger side, right above the pan. The customer left here and drove approx 300 miles, picked up a camper, drove...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No 12v to compressor clutch VIN: 1FAFP33P8Y
This car,I've had for awhile. We can't find any A/C WOT relay in the battery junction block.(where is it?) This car has a DEALER ADD ON UNIT.It has the dual pressure switch and cycling switch(Factory Parts). At PCM there are no terminals in there holes,pin 68 ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Apparent lifter noise VIN: 1FTYR14D61
This truck came in with apparent hydraulic lifter noise. I spent a good deal of time pinpointing the source of noise before I dismantled the top end. It was hard to be totally sure, but the noise seemed to be coming from cylinder number one on the intake side....
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03101
Customer drove in complaining of a check engine light, misfire and intermitent stall. I hooked up scan tool to check for codes. Codes p0301 and p0351 were stored in memory with a freeze frame indicating problem happened at idle. We proceeded to check resistanc... Trouble codes: P0301, P0351
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for very bad loss of power, scanned computer , no codes. replaced fuel presure regulator as common problem in fix database and worked for 3 days . now it is back and will not get out of its way. replaced regulator to confi...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L torque converter VIN: 1FMCU02101
Hi All, I have this escape that i cant seem to find anything wrong with it but it has a problem. when you are driving it at highway speed 45-65 ( or faster i am sure but that is as fast as i can go on our roads ) it will have a part throttle TCC unlock shudder...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Lean/rich VIN: 2FTRX18WX3
Prior repair could be important to fix. We did have cams locked down before replacing timing chains. Engine vacuum is good. Fuel pressure is good. Motorvac performed after codes set. LTFT B1 was about 22-25, B2 was about -20. Numbers on left side {B2} improved... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0306
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21P93
I took this truck in thinking my scanner would read it, but it will not. When cold it has low power. Some times it will not pull up a slight incline until it warms up. With a gauge teed in to the MAP sensor line, while driving it will build about 22 PSI boost ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
This car came in with both rear air springs leaking. We replaced both springs, car pumped up promptly and everything looked fine. Came back with suspension light on and car was down on the pins. We started car, pump kicked on and pumped itself back up. We load...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6530W
Hey guys, have a problem with a no start here. Vehicle had a code for a vct, replaced sensor and since replacement, vehicle will not start. Have been over good spark, good compression, good injector pulse. Checked and re-checked and repostioned crank-cam timin...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: IMEFM59S0Y
Well guy this is my first post, have help you guys be fore and now did help. came in with 171,174 both banks lean.Fuel in specs,check and smoke test for vacuum leak because short trim at 22%,long at 33% npf.Cleaned mass no change. what it does is when comin to... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FACP52U0P
Well sorry it took so long to get back to you guys, but I wanted to make sure this car was not coming back. So far so good. Thanks to everybody that replied, we got alot of useful information. Alot of people said check the grounds. Even though I did a voltage ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, DECEL VIN: 1FMCU24X5R
Thanks for all the input on this vehicle, the fix (cust passed on the repair) ended up being in the trans /transfer case area, we ended up sending it to a local ford dealer (which had never experienced something like this either) which while it was there the c...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L 1-2 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 4F1FF14Y0R
thanks to all who responded The problem was the trans range switch the truck has now been driven 100 miles without any further problems.
1994 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
i had call the guy that had made the cylinder heads and he tell me the lifters were jack up.he told me to put the cylinder number one at top dead center on compression stroke and to turn the engine at sixty degrees following the firing order and to wait five t...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Heater core VIN: 1FALP62W7S
Well, we are waiting for the customer's schedule to allow us to keep the car for a couple of days and do a thorough cooling system inspection. I don't want to keep this open any longer. I had a ton of great responses and will have several things to check and d...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt VIN: 1FACP6532W
Thanks for all the replies , replaced T-belt and tensioners this time left covers off and adjusted tension with engine running so that we could see which way belt would go. That seems to have cured the issue have ran engine and belt is now staying in place . T...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
thanks for all the help we went back and flushed heater core as many messages sugested still no heat. told customer next step was to check water pump impeller she declind repair thanks dan
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L valves VIN: 1FAHP55SX1
thanks for the replies, i was pretty sure the valves were bad just wanted to see if others had seen this. pulled the head this morning ( man what pain ) , poured water in the exhaust port with head off and cams out water poured out of the valve seat area on cy...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L22
Vehicle has not been brought back for proper diagnosis.
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
I'm terribly sorry for the long wait on response but the customer was not sure on fixing the problem. Yes, the bags were leaking. They were too expensive of an investment and the customer did not want to go with the strutmaster option so he dicided to sell the...
2001 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L compressor VIN: 4M2ZU86P61
Thank all that replyed to my help request. I hated it but had to send this one back to the dealership. From the help I received and all the testing I did pointed to the PCM which is covered 8/80. Nick wrote, PCM looks at tps and controls wot shutoff of A/C.Tha...
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