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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Stall, flooding?! VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Help!! This Ranger is kicking our rears all over the frozen tundra!! It normally runs well, but will intermittently stall on decel and not restart- acts very flooded when this happens- no codes on KORO or KOER self test- fuel sample was good- substituted known...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L hard start VIN: 2FDKF38F1S
Hi I have a 1995 ford f350 7.3l diesel in here EOT reads 270 cold and drops to 230 when hot unit is a hard start cold have replaced sensor with known good one from another truck and the old sensor reads fine in other truck next - checked pin 91 gy/r wire at pc... Trouble codes: P0198
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
Hi Gruop! We are replacing the heater box and blend door motor in this Explorer due to a broked blend door. We have done several of these in the past but there is a question with this one. When we mount the blend door motor to the box it requires quite a bit o...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Good morning to all.I have this explorer here that the drivers side pdl switch inop on the unlock function only.pass. side works normaly as does the drivers lock function.I have tried 2 different switch assemblies with no change.Also tried known good theft/loc...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Hello Techs ,I need a little help with this one before I tear it down. The engine leaks oil down the front of the block and inside the timing cover on the belt . we thought that it was from the crank seal so we replaced it. What I want to know is anyone have a...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L ABS code 1230 VIN: 1FMRE11L7X
this van does not see rear wheel speed. perform resistance test has 1.789 ohms. It does preduce voltage with wheel spin, replace sensor with oem sessor (hade one in stock) no change remove connector at control module, check all power and grounds all ok pin 9 &...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L smell VIN: 1FAHP3830Y
Thanks in advance for all your help. This customer is complaining of a periodic burning rubber smell coming from vents when driving after engine warms up. -we have not been able to duplicate the smell -checked belt and tensioner and all look and sound good -te...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 3 ,4 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX1
hello trans techs i need your help to figure this one out.while driving this car it shifts good 1,2,3 and then when it gets to 4th it feels like it has went to neutral and then it doesnt downshift. you have to put it in 2nd gear or turn off the overdrive butto...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 system VIN: 1FMDU74E92
After previous repair customer picked up & drove, then brought back with only 4Low operable again. I R&R connectors on TCCM and then had proper operation of 4x4 for the remainder of the day. Came back in to work next day with it only switching in and out of 4L...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hard start-long cran VIN: 1FME17ML03
Hello guys, I'm working on this Expedition in which customes is complaining of long crank before it starts. Fuel pressure leaks down in right away, and if i wait a few more seconds after I turn ignition switch off, it will have that long crank. With the pres...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F93
Sets code P1273 immediately on start-up and on injector buzz test (buzzes like the other 7 do) Followed Ford's pinpoint test NA11 thru Na15, and replaced the IDM as directed with same results. Injector harness ohms out at 3.1 from pins 21 and 24 at IDM (statio... Trouble codes: P1273 (lo side to hi side open circuit inj. 3)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P33
This truck came to me on the hook, no-start. Cranks very good, sounds like it almost wants to start but won't. Snapon scanner shows around 500 psi on the ICP...varies from 480 to 540, I am sure it should be much more. I replaced the IPR, shot in the dark, no c...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P84
this truck has a stalling problem,found the fuel filter plugging up with a silver/gray substance (looks like anti-sieze) have heard of problems with coatings inside of the fuel tank. has anybody else heard of this
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken spark plug VIN: FTPW14565K
We are repalcing spark plugs and 2 broke. Well we have read the Ford tsb on removal, we have the special tool, but does anyone know how to remove the ceramic when it is broken flush with the extension piece in the head? Do we break it out if so how? Seems Ford...
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTZA546X5
Well heres one for the books hope someone can help. I have this van that runs fine but the temp gauge goes up sometimes almoust all the way. When I first scanned it the temp reading was 60f and the gauge went to hot at 68f so I replaced the cyclender head temp...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
can't here any vacuum leaks customer stated that this problem happened all of a sudden any help would be greatly appreciated also had a cougar that has same problem thanks mark Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174

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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU15N1G
customer decided not to repair vehicle at this time- hopefully will return to repair vehicle later- thank you for all your replies
1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP27M1G
Right on, this one is done and down the road. Problem was the ignition solenoid on drivers side fender hooked up incorrectly. How the customer was unaware of this I have no idea. Cant believe I missed it. Start with the basics, its easy to suspect anything ele...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X9M
Thanks for the help, most were close with the diagnoses. The ultimate cure was the crank sensor wiring. You MUST double check to see if the wires were EVER crossed for any reason. The pattern and all voltages all are excactly how they were supposed to look lik...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF0729V
After tearing apart the front of the motor I found that the harmonic balancer was cracked. Thanks to the member that suggested checking this.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FTNE24L2W
i am posting this as a fix even though the customer did not repair the vehicle. i know how frustrating it is to look through the archives to see a help requested closed with no information at all. we found out the customer still owes 2g's on the fan with 160,0...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1F44AD23DW
Thank you for all that replied i was wondering if the rear end could cause this. After the replies i was sure. I removed speed sensor, it had a groove cut in it from the exciter ring. I then removed rear differential cover, fluid was saturated with metal shavi...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X0X
Ok first off Thank allof you for your sugestions. many of you were corect. I let it set over night with presure on cooling sys. then removed #3 plug and looked into cyl. with bore scope and found apx. three drops of coolant in cylinder. put plug back in and st... Trouble codes: P0171 (sys. lean B1), P0303 (Cly. misfire 3).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32XUB
thanks to everone who replied. after an overwhelming response for upper intake gaskets and injector orings, we replaced upper intake gaskets and all injector o-rings. now all is well. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank2).
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1137X
the car is fixed now. whew! the factory belt did indeed help the tensioner to stay in the correct position, however the belt still seemed to move out after a drive around the block.also the tensioner was no longer in the notch. i then re-tensioned the belt whi...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L booster VIN: 1FMYU04161
Thanks for the info on this guys. After 2 rebuilt O'reilly master cylinders, and one napa master cylinder all failed, we put on a brand new from Ford. That did the trick. The truck hasn't lost a drop of brake fluid since. Thanks again, I hope I can return the ...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9744P
Car is fixed! Phillip [...] is the MAN! He told me to check a two-wire ground connector near the battery. Is a gray connector. Unplugged it, was full of corrosion. Removed terminals from shell, and cleaned them. Engine fired right up! Even though I had contin...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L radiator VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
I'm sorry this took so long. I just plain forgot. We basicaly blead off more air and filled system. The vehicle owner limited us, money and time wise, for a solution. I called him a few days later and he said it was fine. So I guess you can say that it is fixe...
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