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1988 Ford F F700 7.0L Rear main VIN: 1FDNF70K9J
Customer brought in truck missing bad. We tested and found some burnt valves. Removed heads and had reconditioned. Reinstalled and had problem with cooling system. Tore back down and found crack in block. Decided to go with short block sense we had the heads d...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L overflow VIN: 1FTEF15N3L
Good snowy day (for some); I've rummaged thru the archives, and still haven't fixed this. This particular f150 has already been to ford dealer for the updated pumps, and has the external outlet checks on both tanks. Removed and tested both external check valve...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP41M6M
car was towed in no start, found it has fuel pressure, fuel volume, good gas, has spark on both coils, has good noid. found crank position sensor had bad wave form with a few ocasional drop outs, thought for sure this was the problem but however made no differ...
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 Ranger Splash 2.3L moniters not setting VIN: 1FTCR14AXT
after seven cool downs and drive cycles.monitors still down checked pids again found maf at 153hz.put new sensors same brand motorcraft.checked fuse # 10 replaced it.coolent and iat within 8drgs cold.checked powers and grounds at computer and was ok. we put 30...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Slave cylinder gets air in it after driving about a week. No leaks of fluid. If vehicle sits for a week it will work fine, it seams that it's only when used. I am thinking the slave is letting air in. Again no fluid loss. Thanks for any input, Bill.
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L srs VIN: 3FALP15P1V
Hi there need some input on this one. We have a situation with the orange srs light intermittently coming on and STAYING on while driving and then for no apparent reason shutting off. Unfortunately this car does not support the use of scan tool diagnostics. On...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have my friend's Ford truck here that has a knocking noise that seems to be coming from the front passenger side of the engine and sounds like it is coming from the top side of the engine. It doesn't sound like a r...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Hello Ford techs, need some help. I am replacing the cam sensor sycronizer & I seen where you can install it correctly with a DVOM but I can't find the procedure anywhere. If anyone could give it to me it would be greatly appreciated. Or a way to set it at TDC...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA524XY
back in december vehicle came in with codes for intake runner control problem and also fuel trim at - 20..replaced clips for runners ,attmempted find cause of rich condition but am stumped for ideas any help would be appreciate..cleaned maf.air temp 68 ambient...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 8YRF08L818
Hello. This Fortaleza (as the F-150 is called in Venezuela) idles rough for the first 10 minutes then run super smooth the rest of the day. During this time the voltage of the 2 oxigen sensor is steady at .01 -.02 V. When the idle runs smooth the values cicle...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Electrical VIN: 3FAFP31313
Ford techs, anybody!! LOL. Customer complaint is while driving in stop & go traffic a clicking sound starts. Sounds like it is coming from behind the driver's side of the dash and sounds like a relay. When this noise starts (only in stop & go) the dash lights ...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNS24L74
hello to all and thanks in advance. i have this laundry delivery vehicle that is eating up brakes. we have done the fronts about every 15k to 20k and the rears (disc) as stated above. i know the client does a lot of stopping and starting as is the nature of hi...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTSX21575
came in complaining about driving on freeway about 60-70. he stated he hit a pot hole. truck bounced all over the road. and almost crashed. retorque frontend parts. cant seem to find anything else wrong. there is some tsb ive done. need some help. thanks for t...

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1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
we had the computer checked and found nothing wrong, double checked harness found nothing. checked spark again and found iratic spark checked connector and found tab inside broken in plug on #4 cyl. fixed and runs good. thanx to all Trouble codes: P0354.
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L calipers VIN: 1FMNU40LXY
Thank you for all the replies about my Excursion. The problem has not reoccurred in several weeks after experimenting with different brake pads. The pads that have worked are delco ceramic. I hope this continues to work after battling this problem off and on f...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTNX20L41
thanks to all the guys who offered help. the truck needed the tensioner and guide, even though it looked like the tensioner was doing its job it just wasn't enough. thanks dave
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTRX18W24
Hi, First, thanks to so many fellow techs for sharing some of their knowledge. Sorry, it's taken so long...but I had to leave town (no posse chasing behind!!) and visit a very sick friend. On returning, a Ford Van on CNG and with a different engine configura... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L ignition/ecm VIN: 1ZWHT61L82
Well I really fixed this one.After replacing the ecm for the second time I traded it in on a new Jeep Rubicon.While programing the first ecm we had problems getting it to laod the info.Maybe this had something to do with the failure.Thanks for all the help.
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