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1989 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G7K
Thanks for any help... This is a Cab and Chassis Dump Truck. This is going to be the third cat installed. This Cat Lasted 6months/7k Miles. After The Cat was replaced last time we had emissions tested and all were with in Spec. Sorry I dont have those numbers ...
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start
this truck broke down on the road no spark ,no spark with spout disconected fuel pump runs when key is turned on for 2 seconde i tested the pip signal at the module .the blue wire... its around 9 volts same when cranking i put the vantage on the pip wire and i... Trouble codes: 14 (erattic pip signal)
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N0M
this is my first request for help and i dont even know where to start testing. costomer complains of uneven idle at first start up cold.evens out after 1 min or when you goose trottle. also very poor fuel milage.i tested with otc genisys o2 inactive (replaced ...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L axles VIN: 1FALP4044R
Hi everyone. This one is starting to cost me lots of money.Costumer came in and said he needs a diff overhaul .We overhaul the diff replace all bearings mesure ring gear runout within spec.made sure pinion depth is ok back lash right on the money found a bent ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fans, ac clutch VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
With key in run position the fans run on high speed, also the a/c clutch engages w/ key on. The PCM is grounding the fan control relay, but pid on NGS scan tool says that the fans are not requested on, nor a fault in the low or high speed fan relay ckts. I hav...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, HARD TO START VIN: 1FTWF33F81
this powerstroke is very hard to start. after you do get it started it runs real rough an it acts like its running on 4 cyls. when it warms up it runs fine. i put my ford ids scan tool on & try to do a cyl. balance test & it won't because the engine oil temps ... Trouble codes: P1273 (cyl. 3 high side to low side open)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L shift solonoid A VIN: 1FAFP34P22
folks in for the holiday, broke down, would like to get them back on road soon. vehicle will not shift out of 2nd(appears that way).code 750 shift solonoid A. would like to replace the solonoid, maybe a quick fix.how difficult and where is this solonoid locate...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P43
OK Diesel Guys, I don't know much about diesels, This vehicle belongs to a friend. Even in the summer this vehicle is difficult to start when cold.(it starts better when plugged in even in July). When it finally does start there is a lot of white smoke, and n... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0683 (Glow plug contorl module to PCM comm ckt), P2290 (ICP too low)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stereo VIN: 1LNHM87A91
This vehicle has a factory stereo with CD player #YW4F-18C815-AC. The stereo works properly with the engine running until it is put in reverse or drive, then the radio quits. It looses all display, lights and sound. When the CD is on it works in park and neutr...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L front suspension VIN: 5LMFU27RX3
the navigator front air springs leak down after a couple of minutes. there are no external leaks that can be found. i replaced the air spring solenoids because a tbs lead me there. it still leaks down. the pump is working well and raises the vehicle with no pr...
1987 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, will not idle VIN: 1MEBM53U3H
note that vehicle was not runing when it arrived at shop. of course customer states ran good before. please see repair history.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L 4TH Gear VIN: 1FTCR10X9R
Hello and THANKS to all that replied. We replaced the 3-4 synch hub/sleeve and the shift fork. We strongly cautioned the customer about resting their hand on the shifter while driving. Now only time will tell.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Thump on 2-1 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
I am waiting for a new Pressure control solenoid. I adjusted the original solenoid by turning the screw 1/8 of a turn and it improved. I should have gone more. Ordered a new solenoid and will try that.
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Drive Belt Pulley
First I would like to thank all people who took the time to help me (too many to name them all). Dennis, Nick and others warned me to check the belt size and sure enough it was too large. It had a 4060530 and the right one was a 4060529. After replacing th...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L engine/starter VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
Finally found the problems. Ends up that the exhaust coil and the PCM were bad, one was masking the other. Vehicle is now gone and I can now get rid of this headache. Thanks for all of the help guys, I really appreciate it.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L FuelTrims Positive VIN: 1FTNE24L6X
Hi everyone and thanks for all the good ideas. To start-the baro readings we usually see at our altitude (approx.500 feet)is 154 to 158. I tested the fuel pressure and it was fine. The oxygen sensors switched great and there was no vacuum leaks so we returned ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L spark plug VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
after pressurizing cooling system for minimum of 48 hours, evidence of antifreeze has been found in cylinder #4. so beware and be patient when testing for this problem. customer has decided to trade in vehicle instead of repairing.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U81
Customer decided to take the truck and run it until it gets worse. When we get it back we will visually inspect the valve springs and do a leak down test. My hunch is that this truck will end up needing a valve job, but the fact that compression does come up w... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, noise on decell VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Thanks to all that replied. We replaced throtle valve, this corrected code. We are told that noise on decel is normal. Not easy to explain to customer. Thanks again! Trouble codes: 0488.
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELM5549P
thank you for all the help.i got some good ideas and i want to take a different approach .the owner wants to wait at this time to see if he is going to keep the car and continue or just sell it. will keep you all posted if its a go. thanks again dave
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