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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...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Contertor VIN: 1FMEU15N2R
This Bronco starts and runs fine. If the gear selector is placed in OD or 2nd it will bang in gear like the convertor is locked up and stall. If the transmission is placed in rev or low it works fine.
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L no heat/poor heat
Love this sight, have a hairball Escort that is killing us. Bought car off of customer(needing engine)Put used boneyard engine in and sold car to good customer(whoops). Brought in complaint of slow warming up and low heat. As per all engine installs, new t-sta...
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 Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 2FMDA5147T
This van came in for check engine light on. Scanned and found code po300 random misfire. Could not make van miss on road test and customer said they never felt it miss.I suspected EGR so I Checked IATN archives and found the posts about EGR ports plugging unde... Trouble codes: P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
this ford is not doing me any favors toward fixing it. the misfire on # 3 is due to the injector not firing but the code we have is for the ign coil circuit. we swapped the coils just to make sure and tested the wiring to the pcm for the injector and all looks... Trouble codes: P0353 (ign coil c primary/secondary circuit fault)
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP3830Y
in 4th or 5th or any gear for that matter. 4th and 5th its worse, when acceleration the engine feels its shaking back and fourth like pressing the clutch a bunch of times. and the clutch feels strong so i dono.i did the mounts slighty better. had a weak top en...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
hello to group, thank you to all in advance. customer has 2000 mustang gt 4.6 sohc. want to up grade camshafts with crane cams, rockers, lifters. has anyone completed a camshaft repacement on a 4.6 sohc. any ideas or problems or special tools needed before i t...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP31301
Have I got a good one here (I hope). I'm assuming there's a logical explanation for this and I hope someone out there has seen and solved this before. This vehicles' brakes are fine. Brakes are completely operational, even the ABS system works fine. Problem is...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Dear ford techs, I have this Ford F150 that the customer has brought in for a problem in the 4X4. Customer says that the it will engage 4X4 without turning the switch into 4High Position. Customer also said that it has gone into 4Low at 20mph. Have tried the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L aim VIN: 1FTNF20L73
I have a 2003 ford f250 superduty. I cannot find the H and V numbers to aim the headlights? can anyone help???
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L p0732 VIN: 1FMZU73K33
This 2003 Ford Explorer with 67,[...] ..complaint - O/D Light Flsahes. Cleared and Drove Vehicle to verify.O/D light Flashed again.Retrieved code P0732. Replaced the solenoid pack.Refilled and Roatest. The O/D Light started flashing after 6 stop and starts ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L startin system VIN: 1FTPX14554
when temperatures are extremely cold near 10 deg. or colder vehicle will not crank over. instrument cluster where outside temp and mileage read --- and keeps flashing check gauges. if you leave the key in the on position for about ten minutes.then turn the key...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14564
We have a 2004 F150 4wd truck in the shop with lean codes on both banks. P0171, and P0174. Freeze frame was set at 1200 rpm, 0 mph, 183'F ECT, and 22'F IAT, 54% load. The problem we are having, (is not only that we cannot duplicate it at that rpm), but when ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
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...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L airbag code 34 VIN: 1FMYU02Z75
Customer stated airbag light was on. I told her to count the flashes --34--. She brings vehicle to me and pulls in the shop- air bag light was off. I had Alldata info in hand to check code but since light went off she wanted to take vehicle,she was in a hurry....
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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1988 Ford F F700 7.0L Rear main VIN: 1FDNF70K9J
We run the truck this morning for a 1/2 hr and no leak so far. We are going to put trans back in and drive it. Looks good so far. Thanks again for the help. Bruce
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Did a few more test after my updated post. Performed exhaust backpressure test. Less than 2 psi of backpressure. So this eliminates exhaust restriction. Hooked up a smoke machine to the intake. Found the vacuum line to the EGR had a leak about half way between...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31F21
Thanks every one for your input. after replacing gear box and pump, bled p/s system. Found that customer has had that stiffness in the steering since put over size tires. Customer considers stiffness normal. Jaime
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F93
Hi Ya'll, This is 'the one that got away', as I did not fix it.The customer said he was going to drive it with the MIL on, since it had no obvious drivability issues. While I'm waiting for my prosthetic butt to be delivered, I will pass on some insights.First ... Trouble codes: P1273 (lo side to hi side open circuit inj. 3).
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTNE24L43
Some vehicles are just not normal!! Checked all data and all suggestions from the Techs that responded and all seemed normal. We did have the pending code and mode six data that indicated that Cyl #5 had a problem, so upon examining all the spark plugs, we rep...
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