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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, valve ping VIN: 1FTDF15N5K
Okay, so I will save money on a haircut this month. This old truck has got me pulling my hair out. Truck cut off on my friends son and wouldn't start apparently. He had his brother in law look at it and put new tfi module. He removed dist to acess. it started ...
1993 Ford F800 8.3L belt tensioner VIN: 1F0XK84EOP
truck came in with the tensioner laying in the bottom. we found that one bolt was broken. replaced it and it lasted 1 hour before falling off again. all in all we have replaced both bolts and the tensioner and even used locktite the last time the job was done....
1998 Ford F-Series 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEXF8011X
This is a special application veh, with an ISB 215 Cummins engine, the veh stalled while was been driven, it cranks well but do not run. I'm needing the wiring diagram and connector view for the Powertrain system, so I'll be able to check the power supply and ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil consumption VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Hey FORD Guru's... Please guide me in the right direction. Customer complaint - used 5qts oil between oil change. Real question is how long before they relized it, by oil light flickering, has this been occuring? No smoke out the tail pipe, some oil in the pcv...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Van came in with MIL, ABS, Brake light on and no odometer read-out. For the short time I was able to read PIDS I was showing a good VSS signal at the scan tool, soon lost comunication with ECM, can not communicate with ABS either. This is an imported Canadain... Trouble codes: P0500, U1039
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pipe nipple at front of intake VIN: 1FMRU1665Y
The front pipe nipple is leaking coolant where it goes into the intake manifold. Ford says to replace the intake. Does anyone know of a repair kit for this or has anyone had any luck getting the nipple out and tapping the hole for a pipe fitting? Thanks, Joe
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is operated. I ha...
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 6.8L refilling problem VIN: 1FBS531523
During refueling the pump cuts off many times. This is a fleet van and they have there own tank. The pump is very slow on a fill up. I have pulled both hoses off to check for a collaspe along with blowing air through the filler neck.Air flows free and the meta...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Overchraging, Intermittent draw, gauges go dead. VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Hi all. What a Nightmare, on top of all of the above issues, the car is owned by the shop's service writers cousin, so he is living on our backs. Ok, basicly, this car will go dead overnight like once every two weeks, we have not ben able to find a constant d...

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1992 Ford Escort 1.9L belt squeel
well i drained the comp as much as i could and flushed out the condenser with brake clean and recharged it with 1 lb 12 oz instead of 2lbs as the underhood sticker said and its works fine now no more lock up im thinkingit might have been a partialy blocked con...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
Sorry for taking so long to close this one out, I was on vacation and just got back this week. Want to thank everyone who replied, just about everyone said that the problem might be the balancer. It makes sence from what I wrote. While I was gone the vehicle...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15PXV
as usual, you guys are the best. and with good and honest techs out there, iatn is going to get even better than it already is. i went to the customer with this information, plus contacting two good machine shops and sure enough they confirmed this head issue ... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 0300 (random misfire), 1000 (not all monitors set).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP15PWR
Well I got three respones, all the same, to reverse the wire in the crank sensor connector. Did that this morning & the car started right up. Thanks to Robert from Alabama, Rick from Georgia & Nick from Ohio. The only thing I don't understand is why. The w...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WZA38421XX
It seems that special tools are required to replace cam sensor drive, there are several depending on year and vehicle. As i dont want to spend money for tools that I will use once I sugested they take to dealer. The replies said that once you have the tool, se...
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