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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14H2S
This car has seen our shop on a couple of occasions and each time we find a problem and think we've got it licked. The customer complains of stalling when going from reverse to drive sometimes or a stall on a panic stop. He also complains of a high idle on col...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L steering VIN: 1FDRE14L5W
i thought this was going to be a simple alignment but it's become a big pain. first complaint was that the van was pulling to the left hard. then when we drove it we noticed the pull to the left and a pull to the right when braking. we did front brake pads, ca...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE3OSXW
intermittent codes p0171 [...] Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Battery VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
Vehicle came in with dead battery, so dead it wouldn't take charge. Replaced battery and perform parasedic draw. Original test was 420 ma. After GEM went into sleep mode (assuming) draw dropped to 210 ma and never dropped any further. Removed all fuses one at ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
Hi Everyone, I have a 1999 Taurus that was given to me because it would not start (no crank). I jumped the starter and it would crank but still would not start(key was on). There is no theft light flashing and I dont see a chip in the key.I have both original ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
One big headache, MIL keeps triggering after one day. This truck is a fleet service vehicle. Keeps triggering MIL for lean codes on both banks, looked for a vacuum leak and found intake and fixed. good for about two days and came back today same codes again. A... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZF0722Y
hey all you ford techs out there i have this ford truck just driving me crazy. vehicle came in for an intermittant roughness at idle. test drove and it runs perfect.but at idle sometimes if left to idle it will start to shudder and misfire. the misfire doesn't...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L key chime VIN: 2FTRX18W1C
Hi Gang: This beaut seems to have a built in speed reminder ...any speed over 120kms the key reminder chimes start to chime and won't quit until it drops below 120kms. All the other accessories seem to be all operational. I told the customer not to drive over...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L transfercase VIN: 1FTRW08W91
transfercase will switch between 2h and 4h but will not switch into 4lo. check for codes no codes. put trans in neutral with foot on brake trans shows neutral on scanner and 4lo selected on dash switch. but the transfercase dose'nt go into 4lo. check the relay...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55243
Got this 2003 ford Taurus flex fuel. What’s happening is when you crank the engine it starts for 3 seconds and dies if you continue to crank in the run position it will not start, if you turn the ignition completely off and start again it will run for 3 second...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L runs poor VIN: 2MELM75W4V
car was towed in new customer , car appears to have had good maintence, would not run found broken rt. side cambshaft gear bolt and stripped end of camb shaft-, did valve job through local machine shop all exhaust and one intake valve were bent replaced cambsh...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 1MELM62W0T
hi guys about six months ago customer tows in his cougar for a no start.found no fuel and that there was no power to pump check and find blown fuse under the hood.I replace it and try to wiggle the crap out of everything i see.the only things on that circuit a...

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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFALP4049R
well it turns out that the computer was keeping two of the injectors open all the time. replaced computer and all runs well now. thanks a lot to all who help.
1995 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11V8S
thanks for all the help.i dropped the exhaust this morning to no avail.but when i was turning it over with the exhaust down it it just didnt sound right.like a gurgling sound or something wierd like the timing was way off or something.so i cranked the distribu...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Rear A/C lines VIN: 2FMDA5145T
Thank you for all of your replies- I was not able to find plugs to purchase from any supplier that would fit our needs. What we ended up doing is cutting the female ends of an old Ford condensor (scrap) we pinched the line ends shut and welded seams. Connected...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rear shock (air) VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Thanks for your replies everyone. Customer decided that air ride was not that important, so we installed 2 regular shocks from Ford.# CAS 408. Approx $40 each. Removed air shocks, disconnected sensors and disabled air ride in left rear of luggage compartment. ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
concluded that the rubber was not a oring or a peice of one, the rubber was to big of a peice to be a oring and was flat not rounded at all. the one peice of metal that was also in the tube i think may have poked a hole in the innerliner of a hose and caused i...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
thank you for all your help. the customer finally brought it back. i cleaned the mass air flow sensor like most help sugested. that did not fix it. i was talking to a ford guy at dealership. he reccommended replacing the throttle valve throttle position sensor...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PX1
sorry for taking so long, the customer couldnt afford a new head so we ran oil cleaner through it and motor vac, mis went away and customer hasnt been back yet, thanks for all the good info. Trouble codes: P0301.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No start VIN: 1FTYR10D82
Well guys this was a tuff one but with all of your help We were able to fix it. There wewe dual problems. First of all I tried jumping the clutch switch and still could not get it to go. so I tested the circuit from the fuse to the switch. had no power there.S...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1M4D5HK123
this one took some time to figure out, I finnaly got a chance to put a scope on the coolant temperature sensor which was dropping out for a split second causing the car to overcompensate and kill the vehicle. I guess the scanner did not have a good frame rate ...
1951 Other Ford l110 .0L all exterrior lighting VIN: 1HMGC21C31
well, i tried to salvage what a could of the factory wiring, but it was time wasted, re wired with a trailer kit, kept it 6V. and everything works great, i love the fact that they did not use colors at all, makes for a real interesting repair. but the lighting...
2004 Other Ford 3200 7.3L park brake service VIN: 1HVBTAFMX4
once again iatn comes through. thanks paul from colorado..after following his reset procedure (koeo, press cruise on and resume, turn on left turn signal)the parking brake service light went off and has not returned.
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