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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F4V
This truck will not start below 40 degrees without using WD40 in the intake .I dont think checking the glow plugs will help... HERE IS why. The EOT sensor shows no data on the scanner both volts and degrees, but IT DOESNT SET A CODE . I installed a new sensor ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
hey guys, customer came in complaining about chirp noise, replaced belt because of wear. still has same noise when cold. changed tensioner and idler pulley because of bad bearing in one, again still has same noise. when belt is removed, noise goes away. check...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
the truck has a severe vibration at 40-50 mph after hitting a bump.the axle pivot bushings were worn out and the mounting bracket on the left side was cracked. tires have been rotated and balanced. the front end is tight with no slack in ball joints or tie rod...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U8B
MIL stay on car fail state inspection code P0156 O2S21 CKT fault.I change B2 sensor1 check all wiring OK still same problem. Trouble codes: P0156 (O2S21 CKT fault)
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP36P34
hi to all fellow techs! i am looking for a little direction here. this focus starts out with bright injector pulse & then fades, also the speedometer,fuel gauge & temp gauge peg out & then the gauges returns to normal after a moment. this is a no start at all ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L throttle VIN: 1FMZU72E12
I've got one a little differnt here. car came in on hook, customer said she was driving, & car wouldn't slow down, she road brake & pulled off into snow drift. to stop the car. found the throttle plate held open with ice inside the bore. we've had some sub zer...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTNX20L41
there is a noise in the front right side of the engine upper part of the timing cover. constant loud clicking noise. i have pulled the front cover and valve cover for inspection and have seen nothing noticable. evrything seems operable haven't a clue as to wha...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L fuel level sensor VIN: 1FMZU73X2Y
I can not find any info on alldata pertining to this code 460 such as wire Dia. or system function ? help has anyone come acrossed this ?
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F72
Hi my my name is Justin K. and i have been having a problem with a ford ecoline 350 superduty shortbus. when it first came in it had no power, barely running. I got it in the building and scanned it and i had some codes reveiling injector faults for the right ... Trouble codes: P1291
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35P44
Hey all, truck came in as a no start. We started with both fuel filters(1 at pump on rail & other top of engine). Bled fuel system and it started. The truck runs for about 10 minutes and then will slowly die. Found out that second filter runs out of fuel. Rebl...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L engine noise VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
hi everyone i got this mercury from anouther shop that after they changed the oil the lifters on the right side will not pump up i pulled the valve cover and there is no oil getting to the right side the left side is fine oil psi 40to 60 the engine is clean in...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Rear shocks VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
Hello Group, Is there a trick to replacing the rear shocks on this car? It does have the air ride. It seems that there is no easy way to keep the shaft of the shock from turning while loosening the top nut. Alldata says to grasp the dust tube (plastic) to prv...

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
Thanks everybody for the help! Turns out I had 2 bad coils oe fixed it.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Cuts out
The Turbocharger fixes the problem. The previous person had drilled a hole in right exhaust manifold and tap a new hole for the exhaust backpressure line and broke a drill bit in the manifold and did not take out.Drill bit lodged in exhaust side of turbo. Most...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FBSS31L9W
First off thanks to all for the help. The fuel pump tested 35 psi at all rpms so we moved on. Thanks to advise we went back and did a flow check. 2-3 ounces ounces in 15 seconds. New pump. Runs great.
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Vehicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1FAEFP13P6
Thank you for all the responses to my post. I attempted all the suggestions that I had not already tried to no avail. I even tried threading a large self tapping bolt into the sensor to see if I could turn it a little to free it up, but that did'nt work either...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L braking VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Thanks for the replies we ended up just replacing the left front brake hose also. Even though there was no drag at all even after getting the brakes very hot. There does not seem to be any explanation for what failed. We even disected the hose, and no problems...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Sorry- I forgot to close this post. As most of you responded, there was no KAM power to the module but the owner was strapped for cash so I did as Edward from NY suggested; I ran drive cycles without turning off the car and got it through the revised NY inspec...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
After further invesigation of this motor found that the original vehicle had been rolled and then junked out, wrecking yard started vehicle and said it ran fine, but when I got the vehicle i notice a very faint miss not enough to really pay attention to didn't...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU73W32
I had to send this to my transmission rebuilder. It was as everyone said a intermediate servo problem. He gave me a bit of a break on the price since I had already put a new solenoid in, which he always does on rebuilds of this model. He is very knowledgeable ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L23
Hey guys. Still waiting for this customer to get back to me - he had the ABS module replaced about 6 months ago - which he neglected to share with me - advised him to return to the dealer for possible warranty & let me know. Thanks for the replies. Dave
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTYR10D73
Thanks for the two replies. They were both right. The timming was off. I didn't have the propper tool, and I used a bolt to hold the crankshaft. I was unclear about where to place it. I had it stuck in a divot in the crank that I'm sure is where they drilled i...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM55S72
Sorry about the delay, I wanted to make sure the car was fixed. The head lights and the lights in the bottom of the side mirrors were coming on randomly and the they stopped acting up while I was testing the car. I got a reply that the out side lock key pad co...
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