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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Extreme overfueling VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
Would not idle when came in, blowing black smoke, unhooked 2 injectors and would idle, though poorly, yesterday, Signal line on all sensors fuzzy when running about .5 volt spikes above base. Today hooked up injectors again, runs better but with above Exh. rea...
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F6K
hello i have a 89 ford crown vic that has no power while driving.runs fine has no miss.checked cats per alldata,removed and test drove no better,checked fuel psi and volume ok,checked timing,plugs,wires ok but plugs look like burning lean.hooked up vaccume gau...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV32X2M
Can anyone tell me how to pull codes without a scanner? This vehicle turns the MIL light on after driving about ten minutes. After re-start the light is out until driven for another ten minutes. I used a Snap-On scanner on it while the light was on and it repo...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15Y8S
This vehicle came in for stalling and black smoke from tail pipe. There is no codes present. Cant get live data for this vehicle. Cold start is fine and will run fine all day. Once you shut it off and let it sit for appx 4 hours when you start it it will flood...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L head bolts VIN: 1FALP4048T
I am installing heads on my daughters car and just realized that on the final torque I went 360 deg instead of 180 deg. Does anyone know if i can leave this as is or do I need new bolts again and new gaskets? Thanks for any input you may have.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6639X
This Contour has a reoccuring problem of the timing belt riding off the front of the cam pulleys. The car came in 6 months ago with the timing belt lower idler pulley bad. The plastic pulley had come apart and allowed the timing belt to jump a tooth. At that t...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L charging system
Hello Techs, We have this Windstar that will not produce any charging system output and the warning lamp is on. Battery was replaced. First generator was a Visteon, no improvement. Second and current generator is a Motorcraft #[...]. PCM was reprogrammed p...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA57431
Thanks you for taking the time to read this. I have a 2001 Ford Windstar Taxi with a 3.8L that continues to foul spark plugs every 20000-30000 Kms. The problem started very suddenly and is getting worse as more milage is accumulated. Four of the six plugs(cyl....
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40492
I have this sick mustang here. When accellerating (hold the pedal to the floor) it cuts out at about 1800 rpms and poors out black smoke. if you unplug the maf sensor it goes away. I have tried a new MAF sensor and checked all the inputs cam, crank, etc. It wi...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L d/s power window VIN: 1FAFP52U92
hey ford techs this is an interesting problem that has been driving me crazy! I have a ford taurus lx that cust. complaint of intermittent d/s window. This was brought to us after another shop threw in the towel, at this point I can see why! As I would with an...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil in diesel VIN: 1FDXF46F72
Hi all i have this F450 that is loseing oil. The oil is going into the diesel. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated..
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP53U63
Sometimes car will just hesitate and go through bulb test, other times vehile will need to be restarted. HWY OR CITY.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: P23ED44187
maybe some one can help with this one. i don't work on diesels but this is a buddies truck (you all know how that gos) anyway he replaced the air filter with a k&n cold air kit which had a filter & box with a snorkel after the install the check eng. light came... Trouble codes: P0671, P0673, P0675, P0677, P2285 (p2287-), P2287
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMPU2LWLJ
no start,mil on ,does not go off,security lamp comes on then off, has spark ,tested all the way to pcm ,will crank with additional fuel . no rpm signal.under self test parameter 21 failed.ecuid 10 comp id 00. cam signal good.
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L wide open throttle VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
car will go wot killing the vacum and consequently the brrakes are useless. has occured 3 times in 200 miles. first time the lady customer was leaving a stop sign and the car (Christine) took off and the salesman reached over and turned off the key. afterward ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Hello everyone. I have a this Lincoln LS that has a misfire at idle and cruise. It also will surface at WOT. The car came in with an intermittent miss. Checked mode 6 data and found 2800 mifires on #8. All the spark plug tubes were full of oil. I replaced the ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L air condition VIN: 1LNHM86S14
help from you lincoln experts out there i have this ls that was brought in about three weeks ago and it had a symptom of blowing hot air on the pass side and cold air on the drivers side i have monitored pids on this vehicle the ds temp switch says it at 104f ...

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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Charles [...] slam dunked this one. This is one of those problems that remind you to always start with the basics. Check the fuses. Fuse 13 was blown. I still wonder why Ford would design the ABS indicator to flash code 16 {means all systems go} when this fus...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
i truly appreciate all the replies--thanks everyone. i never got this one fixed--owner took the vehicle to another shop--its been there for a while--the shop foreman called me cussing--they went ahead and replaced the tensioner and pulleys then the pcm then th... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1383.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP4442X
Most of you guys were right on the money as always. Found a broken spring in the 1-2 accumulator piston. Replaced the lower spring and piston. Car shifts like a dream. Thanks a bunch
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
This is a good one for the books. every thing was right we smoked the engine 5 times. didn't find any thing but we knew that it was running lean with the long term +25% after the replacing lower intake gaskets for vacuum in crankcase numbers dropped to +20%. t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U71
after grilling my customer for more history on this vehicle, i discovered it had been badly overheated twice and had the head gaskets replaced twice (25k miles apart). when the engine was cold compression was good. with the engine at operating temp, cylinders ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Hello techs, I need to extend a special thanks to all 27 techs that responded to the memory steer problem. Unfortunitly, after following all the advise, we didn't fix the problem. We followed the TSB that Tim was nice enough to research, 01-3-2(Thanks Tim), ev...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTNW21F12
No fix. I informed customer that should a leak in this area become unacceptable, it will cost him a new high pressure pump. Many thanks for all the replies. One reply stated that the threads in the bottom plug are prone to strip, and that is why the TSB recomm...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM66L0W
well bit the bullet and ripped the front cover off. on the one chain guide the bottom 1/4 inch of plastic had broken off. the chain was hitting the alumuim. the chain was also streched. replaced everyting reassembled and all is well
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