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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTFK24K8L
This old van belongs to my volunteer fire dept. Some time ago it had oil in the radiator,so I replaced the oil cooler o-rings on the advice of a local Ford truck dealer.Cleaned the cooling system several times with dishwasher soap and the radiator stayed clean...
1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L master cyl? VIN: 1FMDA41X1P
thanks in advance. this is the first time i've asked for help on iatn so please bear with me. we have a 1993 aerostar [very good customer and friend] that has a very low brake pedel. first came in customer complant abs and brake lights in dash.also low brake p...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Hello all. Failed CA emissions - very high HC. Came in 1 month ago with multiple codes leading to the replacement of CMP, plugs, wires, coil, both H2OS, MAF and all intake gaskets. Was a real "Exploder" mess. Also installed a used transmission, as reverse (and...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42T2R
Hi guys, I've got this 5.0 h.o. beating me up. It has no spark out of #7 tower of dist cap. I changed the cap and rotor (no change). If I disconnect the spout or advance or retard dist timing the lack of spark moves to the next tower of the cap. spark is good ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L hard start, no power VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rev limiter VIN: 1FALP5244R
i have a customer that wants to know the governed mile per hour is on this 95 ford taurus and i have been unable to find any info on this- kind of not a common question
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
this truck will run and when you try to let it idle it will die and is very hard to almost seams like it runs out of has been at another shop and got the parts thrown on i listed.i have checked when the car dies and it is down spark ,fuel pre...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Cuts out
The engine cut out on full thottle,white grayes smoke ICP-1700-1800 psi IPR-24% at full thottle,idle ICP-692 IPR-10% We have check oring blow by on injector test ok,check oil pressure pump puts out 3000psi.Check fuel restrition bypass the whole system.Still d...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L instrument panel lights VIN: 1FMZU32P4W
This fully loaded Explorer is exhibiting very erratic operation of the Dash lights, turn signal indicators, hi-beam indicator and power antenna. When the headlight switch is turnd to the parking light position all the running lights come on at the same brightn...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L feul pressure high VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Hello Ford Techs.I have this Explorer that was towed in and would barely run,missing badly,with a strong fuel smell.I immediately checked fuel pressure which is 65 psi all the time,key on or engine running.My first thought was this is too much fuel pressure,th... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results)
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W9X
This car came in with the complaint of a misfire and coolant light coming on. The owner had a intake manifold installed while in mississippi. He drove the car home a distance of over 1000 miles with no misfire but the coolant light came on. This is the light i... Trouble codes: 354 (ign. coil pri. or sec fault), 356 (ign. coil pri or sec. fault)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L braking VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Hello all. This should be a simple fix, but we seem to be unable to make a conclusion. We replaced the right brake hose to see if the hose may have been restricted, no change. After road testing the brakes are not dragging but the left front rotor is 100 deg h...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
This truck was brought to me after haveing been to several other shops. The origanal problem was lack of power once and a while. Sounded like electrical. They replaced turbo, injectors. Now it was towed in and there is no base oil pressure and fuel is getting ... Trouble codes: P1690
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA514XY
chasing an intermittent misfire here- never experienced it myself. ive repaired a broken imrc bushing and replaced original plugs and wires. customer now has car, but she'll be back. she took it before i could amp ramp the coils and injectors.i can only make i...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36PXY
engine has a vibration while sitting at idle during cold starts. once engine is warm vibration is less but you can duplicate concern by raising rpm slightly. you can feel the vibration in the seat and steering wheel while sitting at idle. you can also feel the...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36F31
just after initial start engine runs very rough but clears up after about a mile or less while driving no other time after that does the idle seem to be affected
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L air VIN: 3FDWF65Y03
There is no option for f-650, anyways, i have this cargo truck in my shop with a brake system problem, im a light duty tech. an i know very little about air brakes, hopefully there is someone out there that can help. Customer is complaning of an air bleed nois...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Bogging VIN: 1FAFP55S54
We had this Taurus in about two months ago with all the same codes and same complaint and I coulden't find anything wrong at that time , it was running good at that time it came in , just like it is running good right now. Looked in the archieves and in the Al... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater vents VIN: 1LNLM81W0R
hello everyone have some questions on this lincoln air blows out all vents floor defrost panel ect. accutaters moving so have vacuum any suggestions on this one blend door was done 6 months ago but i dont think related?
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NLNM97V6V
Car runs quite well with the exception of the Mil. I replaced the MAF because it was giving me a Baro PID of 144Hz or about 6000 ft at sea level. The new unit reads 149Hz or about 3330 ft(at sea level). I also replaced the PCV valve as someone else had just do... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hi group. This Lincoln LS came in for a humming/bearing noise as speed increased, and I found that the left rear wheel bearing is bad and making noise. Now here is my problem. The "Advanced Traction Control" light flashes rappidly anytime the key is in the on...

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1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP46F4D
This thing is still a mystery. The information I recieved was verry helpful and much appreciated. I know your time to respond is very valuable. Thank You!!. Most of the information we recieved was for a EEC4 platform, This was EEC3 that operates from a highe...
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15N1G
Did not find the inertia switch, vehicle not worth spending a lot of time on so customer instructed me to bypass it. I ran a new wire from relay to pump and truck fired up! Thanks for all the replies.
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTWF26F6T
thanks for all the info on this powerstroke. it turned out be valve cover gasket & injector harness. replaced both v/c gaskets & all 4 injector harnesses. customer was very happy with the repair & the cost... i am going to take classes on the powerstroke, ther... Trouble codes: P0472, P0471, P0470, P0237, P0267, P0270.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
We smoked this truck first thing in the morning and at the front of the upper intake manifold it was leaking severely, but when the vehicle warms up ever so slightly, you wont find anything leaking, completed the repair , customer came and picked car up and ha... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2).
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L heating system VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
Well guys, i want to thank all of you who gave advice and helpful tips, but i got my butt bitten on this and had to send it off, i tried EVERYTHING! I tried different t-stats, (small and big), FLushed the system mulitple times, air the heck out of the system f...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
Well just as I had suspected on this one the GEM turned out to be bad, got a new GEM and all is good again. Thanks guys for all your help.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE1429W
IMRC shafts were the main culprits found with propane, never saw any signs of leakage with smoke. Also while replacing lower intake manifold found PCV elbows soft and spongy(blocked off the rear one for testing, could not get to the one underneath the plenum t... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAP13P2WW
hello all. thanks for all your who replies my post.this car was fixed. stupid me guys, i can not image the coolant was complete out of the sys. but temp. gauge never went up and car not get hot, after i post for help whole night keep thinking about the car(can...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer, ABS, transmission VIN: 1FTYR14V0Y
Thank you all so much for your help! I cannot thank each individual enough for spending time to respond to my request. You guys make fixing car, our livehood a lot less headache! We have looked under the car seat for connector problem, left side kick panel w...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L runs fine VIN: 1FTSX31F62
Sorry it took so long to close this help request. I decided to remove the heads and send to the machine shop and check for cracks. As most replies said, the injector cups were the culprit, I replaced all 8 cups and all injector o rings. This vehicle is done an...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Brake pedal feel VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
I will consider this one fixed, I have adjusted the rod, but it was boogered up from the last tech who had replaced it initially. It is a reman booster. The pedal feels much better and the brakes do not lock like they did. All I can do is hope that it never re...
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