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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, On Tip In/Accell VIN: 1FTHF26H0K
We have replaced almost every possible part that could cause the hesitation on tip in, I'm suspecting a timing chain issue but am open to any other suggestions before i tear down the front of the motor
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, bad stumble VIN: 1FBJS31Y6P
This van will start hard, stumble/cut out hard on any throttle opening. We did replace the fuel pump, retest with 45-50psi and acceptable volume. I even pulled the return line off while running and got fuel out of it on accel. The o2s will read 0mv on accel, t...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fuel smell after shutdown VIN: 1FALP52U1R
Customer says that after driving vehicle for 30 mins. or more,after turning off engine,they will smell gas fumes around the front of car.Usually more noticible on hot days & after engine has been running for some time.I have not been able to duplicate problem....
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FLAP5749S
Well Ford techs I've got a no start Taurus wagon that was towed in. I'm getting no fuel pressure or voltage to the pump, which works when I jump it. No injector pulse and no spark. I hooked up the "Red Brick" and got no communication in the KOEO test. I went t...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Pedal VIN: 1FTHX26F5S
This truck came in with two brake lines leaking. We replaced the lines with new and bled the system. The pedal feels fine with the engine not running but as soon as the engine is started the pedal fades all the way to the floor. We removed the master and found...
1997 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle abve 2 MPH VIN: 1FTCR15U0V
idle stays up at 2200-2500 rpm when clutch is pushed in untill truck reaches a speed approx.two(2)mph at that time the idle speed drops down to approx.800rpm.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L radiator and heater core leaking same time VIN: 1FMRU17L8W
The question here is why did 2 exchangers fail on this vehicle within a few hours of each other. Coolant trainer guru Kevin McCartney speaks of aluminum oxide abrasive resulting from one radiator or heater core failure causing failure of the other, we'll tes...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTSX31F1Y
Good morning, thanks in advance. A challenge for you Diesel guys. Truck was towed in no start. A couple days before it was at another shop with a no start problem, they replaced the lift pump. When cranking it will try to start and occasionally ping hard like ... Trouble codes: P0340, P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected)
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start
Customer stated that truck died once earlier in the day and immediately restarted. Was driving @ 20 mph and truck died. Would not restart. Has a p1280 code. checked voltage at icp sensor. KOEO .27. Not enough. voltage does not change while cranking. Replaced s... Trouble codes: P1280
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S21
ign. scope test showed high firing lines on some cylinders. spark plugs worn. replaced plugs & wires - code returned. spark line on #2 looks bad. ohm tested coil primary & secondary - ok - ohm tested injectors - ok - spray pattern - ok. cylinder compression... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cylinder 2)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTR7W811B
Hello Hope someone can help.I Did a tune-up around 9K miles ago.Truck came in today with a plug blown out and coil broke at mounting point.I chased the threads with a tap but canot get a plug to start.Has anyone seen this before.thanks for your time ,pat Trouble codes: N0NE
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U71
i need help again fellows. this taurus came in with check eng light and four misfire codes, p0301,p304,p0305,p0306, and a terrible mis as you can expect. we replace plug wires and plugs on this car 4000 miles ago, so i did not suspect them to be bad again. whi... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire)
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMCU04162
Hello everybody i have this escape here that makes a chirping noise when you start up the vehicle or when you accelerate. I replaced the belt thinking that was it but it wasnt. I then took the belt off and started up the vehicle like and the noise is still the...
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W7N
Hey guys, After I have a car here for more than 3 days with no answer I come for your help. This one has me stumped, and it always seems to be the fords that cause my headaches. This Lincoln Had a slight misfire when cruising when the TCC would apply, so I cha...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L CV joint VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
This van came in with both front outer CV joint boots torn and leaking. I am not able to remove the front outer CV joints to replace the boot. Alldata and Ford info. shows a retaining ring on the inner shell of the CV joint that must be removed to disassemble ...

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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE3OSXW
Changed pcv hose and cleaned MAF sensor. Light remains out. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Theft System VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Hey Fellas, The problem was 'NOT' in the anti-theft system after all, It was in the autolamp headlamp system the photo cell in the rear view mirrior was whacking out causing the auto headlamp module(also in the rearview mirrior)to go into a default mode making...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L a/c and heating VIN: 1FMUZ34EOW
thanx to everyone the responded. most of you were right about the blend door broken. truck's a/c blows cold as ice now. Roger from alberta said the door can be replced on its own rather than the whole box, i just went ahead and repalced the whole box. thanx fo...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L nn VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Thanks to all who replied to this. I have recently opened up shop and did not have the 75w140 fluid that is required for this, i had gotten the fluid from a 4x4 shop that is next to me, i was told the fluid they gave me would work, but found out it was a 75w90...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Vehicle Speed, Output Shaft Speed sensor, P0720 VIN: 1FDWF37F8Y
CODE PO720 2000 Ford F350 Cab/Chassis 4wd 7.3L V8 Diesel/4R100/ Manual T-case COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM REPORT & CORRECTION: The vehicle exhibited speed registration at the powertrain control module (PCM) and the instrument panel cluster (IPC) speedometer wh...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F52
Just wanted to thank everyone for there help it was the wires to the left valve cover just as i was told . Trouble codes: P1272, P1276.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drl, VIN: 1FTNW21L72
Well first off- Thank you Chad, Maynard, Greg, Tom, and Lasith for your help and insight. I always love getting someone else's idea to make me think further ahead. In answer to your questions This truck was never wrecked, had no inside water leaks, no snowplow...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A71
thanks for all the help iatn!!! replacing all the coils did the trick
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