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1966 Ford mustang 289CID specifications
I would like to know the combustion chamber cc's of the 289 heads for both hp and non hp and any info on machining these heads
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W95
Hello. Vehicle intermittently will either not start or will only start after very long crank times. Found TSB for the IAC as a possibility and replaced three weeks ago. Car is back with same problem. No codes. Runs perfectly when started. Have checked harness,...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FDKE30F9T
we have this van that has been to 4 dealerships now it on us, if you drive down the road and slow to a stop with slight brake pressure at around 17 mph the engine will stall sometimes,not all the time. It dosn't really lug down just idles down and stalls, I be...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L pump VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
This car came in with a broken ps pump shaft. We raplaced the pump and did the long proses of vac. bleeding on Alldata. 4 weeks later the car came back with hard ps and noisy. We blead it again and it was fine. Now its been about 4 weeks and it just came back ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Hello Techs; I have this 96 Explorer with a broken blend door. I have found in the archives a part number from Dorman 76807 that fits a 97 Explorer. Does any one know if this will fit this 96? My aftermarket parts suppliers say they dont list a 96. Ford parts...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L exterior lights VIN: 1FMDU32XOT
i have a 1996 exolorer that the headlights will intermitently go out. i can have them on for hours and problems but the minute the customer picks it up they go out. this truck does not have a light out waring system nor does it have autolamp. all fuses are che...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S0W
ford techs help please, i have this 10 cyl van with a light to moderate hesitation on take off and a po 300. plugs have been replaced recently no sign of water or moisture in any of the coil on plugs. egr working properly and vehicle just passed gas test but f... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNF21L4X
Thanks in advance for all who reply. I have this f250 in here and the problem I am having is that if the right hub is unlocked intermittently there will be a vibration in the front end. Also you can hear kind of a grinding noise also. I have replaced the hub a...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift under load VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck had the transmission replaced at another shop. We do not know how it shifted before the trans replacement but the customer states that this problem is since that work was done. Under light to normal acceleration the transmission shifts normally, but...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
For you Ford techs...Readiness monitors on this Taurus reset to "Ready" after running drive cycle but reset to "Not Ready" after turning the ignition off. No blown fuses or MIL issues currently. Anybody seen this problem-can't get this thing to pass inspection...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1138X
This is a interesting one. We replaced the timing belt 10,000 miles ago after it broke and the car seemed to run fine on our road test. The customer returned later that week saying at light throttle(hardly on the gas) the car would miss or stumble. I scheduled... Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (vct overretarded bank 1)
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G567Y7756
changed egr,cleared come back changed dpfe sensor cleared,two weeks later calls and engine light back on,ill be getting car tonight so ill be scanning it tommorow morning so will update with any codes.any ideas thanked ahead of time.
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L battery light on VIN: 3FAFP31304
This one has my time and attention. Originally came in with battery light on, not charging. 11.66 v. Checked fuses and voltage drop across batt terminals, alt case, engine ground. All ok. Replaced the alt. Retested. Everything was great. 14.47v 98 amps under l...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNHM82W71
thank you agian for any help we have this lincoln that has a very weird radio problem, it has static in the am position we can drive down the road stop shut the car off in nuteral, with key off and the radio still playing the static will stop, turn the key bac...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ignition VIN: 1MELM6246R
Hey guys, Happy New Year another year another set of problems, current car - 94 mercury cougar, 3.8, transmission rebuilt at 90,000 engine replaced by ford motor co. 2002 for the head gasket problem they had, milage 99,000. for the last 2 years the car will ha...

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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30L2H
sorry we are unable to add any further information or fix due to the customer has decided to cut his losses and sell vehicle without a passing emission test.I thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedule to assist,this is a very valuable tool .Th...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shift-into drive VIN: 1MECM5048N
we did install a new brake light swith and pigtail, and also got a great tip on how to position key and bypass it. Thanks for all that answered my tech problem , smiling joe cat in a very warm ny
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
Gents Thanks to all those for your valuable input on the experienced extended crank times.We do our fare share of these trucks in our shop most suffering with hard starting symptoms.Our diagnosis prior to the help posting followed the advice given by the fello... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro circuit low input), P0122 (TP Sensor circuit low), P0472 (Exhaust back prerss circuit low input).
1995 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDA31X1R
I replaced the mass air flow sensor with another reman,because a new one was a 2 to 3 day order and I had to get this thing on the road. I seemed to fix the problem. The customer is going to let me know if he has any other problems. Thank you to all for all yo...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L right brake lamp VIN: 2FMZA5245X
It was the REM. We ordered a new one and had it programmed at the local Ford dealer. With the help of your 12 replies we pretty much ruled out anything else. I should have mentioned in the original post that we already had checked the basics such as the bulbs ...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Blown Spark Plug VIN: 1FTRF17W64
First thanks to all who replied, i found a kit as suggested by one of our members for less than 30 bucks, ground off edges where the socket fits, used the 3/8 insert with ext. & within 5 minutes it was bored & ready for for new insert. Sav-A-Thread part # 5334...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L right cylinder head VIN: 2FAFP74W81
Thanks a lot for all the help. This ford is fixed. Tried to isolate noise by disconnecting injectors, no change. At first I thought there was a carbon issue. Customer said he had three motorvacs done for spark knocking. So I fogged the engine with trans fluid ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L abs VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
Thanks to all the people that replied. This vehicle has a LCD display radio. When the car came, originally, the display was distorted but the radio worked. However, after the battery cable was disconected, during our testing, the radio quit working. The custom...
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