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1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo VIN: 1ZVBT22L9K
Hello fellow ford probe fans. I have here in my shop a 1989 ford turbo probe and am looking for the molded coolant hoses for the turbo, ford dealer has says no way too old and my part's suppliers have issued me a good luck I anyone out there knows where to get...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Long cranking time VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Hi everyone: My knowledge of the powerstroke is limited so bear with me. The truck originally got towed in after it wouldn't start in -30c weather. We pushed it in the shop and let it sit overnight thinking it was just froze up. It still would not start and I ...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFS24Y3T
Having trouble with reoccuring lean codes p0171/p0174. fuel pump was replaced last month (it failed) mass air flow sensor was replaced same day - it had 151hz reading. normal in this area is 156hz. battery was disconnected and cables touched together to reset ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean air/fuel ratio), P0174 (lean air/fuel ratio)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L dome light
the light on the dash that tells the driver thaT A DOOR IS open stays on. I checked the followong wires with a power probe before I start replacing anything I want to know If anyone has any tip or information about how to check this system.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Howdy everyone, and Merry Christmas! I got this worn out old 7.3 that wont hold oil in the high pressure reservoir, I tried filling the reservoir and it tried to start, and white smoked but no start. It also emptied the reservoir again. I pulled the ipr valve ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1861V
Please help me here ford techs. I have this F150 with the 4.6L engine. Come in our shop, complaint of runs rough/chugs. Brought in shop, definate misfire with check engine light on and flashing. Checked code, found P0304--misfire on #4 cylinder. Pulled spark p... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3FALP1138W
One of my coworkers had this vehicle come in with a broken t-belt. He checked leakdown on all cylinders and it appeared no valves were bent so he installed a new t-belt and started the car. It ran for a few seconds and then died. He rechecked leakdown and it a...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark knocks VIN: 1FMRU1766W
spark knocks under light acceleration. does not miss or flutter just knocks.hot or cold doesnt matter only had the p0455 code please help Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41FXY
Has anyone ran into this and is there a updated calabration for the computer? There are no codes or check engine light and all mechanical componants seem to be working ok.
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP13P41
This '01 escort stalls at idle and runs rough. Runs good on the road. Tried a new mass air flow sensor(MAF), has a new O2 sensor. No vacuum leaks found, but MAF only reads .30 volts when it idles. Spec says it should be .7 to 1.0 volts. Which makes me think Im... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FTRW07L71
Need help with this one fellow ford experts! Have a 2001 F150, 5.4L When it is first started in the moring, the oil pressure comes up like normal. It runs for approx one minute and then the guage drops to zero, light comes on. 7-8 seconds later oil press guag...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32PX4
hi i am a tech at main street auto repair (freddy). this is the first time requesting help, but have found many of the fixs on other cars i have worked on. customer brought the truck back after 11,000 miles. misfiring and running rough. we haved worked on alot... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 con fault), P0470 (exhaust back pressure fault)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L ABS motor VIN: 1FTNE24L34
abs motor will run when 12 to 20 mph. A stop when the motor is running will result in an abs stop. A stop when the motor is not running will be a normal stop unless an abs stop is called for. My opinion is that the ECU is running the self test. It is supposed ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L speesomeater VIN: RRERFGH464
I have a 1996 sable with a 3.0liter engine and the speedometer and odometer is not working all the time, replaced transmission range sensor already. Helped some other problems but not this one. any help would be great. thank you.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM6247V
Thanks in advance guys, This car came for hard to start and at cold is worst, it has no spark and no injector pulse after long crancking about 10-15 sec engine start up fine, I hook a osciloscope and checked crank signal, inj. pulse, coil signal and 5 volts re...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L rpm,mile per hour gauges VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
after start up, gauges rpm and mph go all the way to right and then back to normal. i'm thinking maybe battery votage problem,like battery. any ideas, is there somewhere else i should be looking.

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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTHF25F3V
I took a few of guys advice and 'upgraded' the master cylinder to the f450 version...and now it has a nice firm pedal at stops.Customer told me it had never been that good.Thanks again for all the replys.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEU17L7W
Replaced ECU, checked for collapsed hoses. gave the vehicle a massive air leak, which reset the idle air control. Preformed standard relearn prosedure for Fords. Thank you to all who responded. All the suggestions helped. GT
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L tcc VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
This vehicle was sent to another shop but in all likelihood the input shaft or it's sealing rings are worn out as well as the pump bore/bushing.Another thing to check carefully is the valvebody itself and the converter.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L starter VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
It was indeed a faulty aftermarket alarm causing the problem. I thank you all for your suggestions. I just removed the alarm from the vehicle and returned it to factory condition and all is well.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Overhead console 'miles til empty' fixed. Turned key off and pushed both buttons at the same time, turned key back on and it works normal. Thanks to everyone that helped.
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSE34F93
Thank you to all who helped with this problem. Especially to James for his time and excellent knowledge of this engine system. We finally nailed this down to a bad Turbo Pedestal. We replaced it with one from Ford and the truck has been on the road for 3 days ...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Thank you Jan [...] for your responses. Actually, my customer had to have the car and while he was driving around, he had the state tag ... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Tank Level Indication Malfunction).
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEBP87U2G
Ok, first thank you to everyone who helped. i replaced the voltage regulator with another brand and the alternator with another brand. found amp draw to field winding was between 1.5 and 3.3 amps. vregulator body still got hot but continued working for 1.5 hou...
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