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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F8S
Greetings fellow techs, Need a little advice on a 1996 Ford E350 Van that is our cities ambulance. Van came in for a brake problem and upon inspection, we discovered a rubbed through metal brake line over the top of the rear axle. After replacing the line and ...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L overheats VIN: 1FTHE24L4V
This overheating is only after 30-45 min of driving. Sometimes in stop & go driving, but always on a mountain uphill pull. Trying to maintain 60MPH pulling up I-70 mountain, the trans wants to stay in second gear & the temp goes to hot very quick. I drove up a...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Battery Light VIN: 1FTRY18L6Y
This is a PCM controlled Alternator that drops the regulator under WOT, but I am not clear on the RPM relation and why the lite comes on if this is a normal operation. It charges normally the rest of the time. There is also a drop in power after the engine war...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U5Y
Car came in with cam sensor housing making noise we replaced housing and sensor and noise was gone, car ran great about 15 minutes later engine light came on with misfire monitor failure. I know there is a certian way to install the cam sensor housing but i do... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire monitor failure)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
this problem came about slowly 2 months after tsb repair. We keep having a p0171 & p0174 in this car. very sluggish on excel, knocking on excel after lower intake repair if richen up smooths out. the data of snap-on scanner, ps 6.8 ms idle, 16.0 snap throttle ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303
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...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L lock sol VIN: 1FMZU73KX2
does anyone know what the actual ohm value is of the transfer case solenoid (lock solenoid)?
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T1Y
Hi Y"ALL!! I need some help on this Mercury Villager van. The wiring for the rear B1S2 sensor was damaged, I have no way of knowing which wire in the Oxy sensor end is. My wiring diagrams only show the vehicle side of the plug. The sensor has 2 white wires on... Trouble codes: P0141

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Battery
thanks to all who took time to respond.after testing with ampmeter found only a 0.01 draw.lessen learned,don't use a test light.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 2FTHF26F8S
Thanks to all that replied to this sick diesel. Good to know that there is diesel people out there to talk to. First thing done was replaced all the inj. o-rings and found one faulty inj wiring harness. Harness was not burnt just was not making good connecti... Trouble codes: P1211.
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling fans VIN: BUOBDBUDBC
hey guys it turned out to be the relay that was messed up.Put a new relay and all is well.Thanks again guys for the replies,iatn is the best.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L rack & pinion VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
First let me Thank Ted,Jon,Russ,Joe,Tom,Joseph,Jay and Russell for taking their valuable time to help out,the majority opinion was air trapped in the system from recent repairs,leaks or by turning the wheels with engine off while on rack for repairs,the other ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP55S2Y
when i replaced the upper intake i damaged the pcv elbow causing a vacuum leak. thanks for all the quick responses. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
well it is finally fixed i ended up pulling the heads and found the exhaust valve gide was worn out causeing the miss fire on #2 kind of weird it did not show up with a vacume test or compresion test. the replies i received said lower intake,headgasket,coil pa... Trouble codes: P0302.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L steering VIN: 1FTYR14X4Y
Most of the replies indicated that there was air trapped in the system. This indeed was the case. In fact, just after my post for help, the problem got worse and now occurred at a complete stop and was just as bad on left turns as right turns. Based on recom...
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L eng VIN: 1FBSS31S15
Sorry it took so long to close,it took a long time to sort thru all the replys.Out of the many replys only 4. (Thats aveages 1 reply for every 12,500 members)only 1 hit it on the head.Jim [...] from Calfornia.We replaced the throttle body which comes with the...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNLM82W7S
well hope i'm not jumping the gun but this car appears to be fixed.ty to all who took the time from their busy schedule to help.special thanks go out to a lot of you.esp james from alabama,donald from penn,walter from florida,mike from new hampshire,aaron from...
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