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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N3N
hey super techs, i need some advice on this one. this truck died while driving and was towed in. it cranks, has spark and fuel pressure. i can get it to start if i retard the timing. it will die erratically (time running is not repeatable.).i have checked the...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L no symptoms VIN: 1FTHF36F3V
need some help from you diesel guys.my son has this f 350 aluminum looking residue appears in fuel filter and in the neck of one of the fuel tanks. both tanks are always used and filled at same place.hasn't caused a problem yet but don't know what this is?.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Front vacuum VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
Front diff won't engage on this 4x4, 1998 Expedition. When I turn the knob on the dash to, 4 high, or 4 low,(this also has auto 4x4) you can hear the transfercase changing. When it's on the hoist you can see the front drive shaft engages. The vacuum pod on the...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L temp gauge & check eng lamp VIN: 1FTZX17W5W
Hi to all, I have an over heat conditon only on the gauge, I replaced the thermostat origionally & car came back with same concern, I rechecked & found code P1299 cyl head temp overheat detected, I drove & duplicated, Temp gauge goes to max when driving at fr...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU24E9W
Cudtomer came in with a complant of intermitten noise while driving, the noisw is a long loud buzzing/grinding type noise! It initially happen when the vehicle was backing up it sounded like the transmission or transfer case was not engaging! Now noise is happ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shiftinterlock VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
Hello to all I NEED HELP! Ihave an electrical grimlin. this truck came in because the customer could not get it out off park with truck running.found#13 fuse to interlock,abs,brakelamps blown.replaced fuse,shift interlock worked,abs lamp went out,untill istepp...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L thrust bearing VIN: IFTDX1729V
Truck came in the front case leaking oil, while tech was pulling the crank pully ad noticed a lot of thrust play. The truck has only had about 1500 mile on the motor sice rebuild had been done. Almost 1/4 inch of thrust play. Help me out guys, I have seen post...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMZU72X5Y
this car came in for a popping noise that only happens on hard accel and it gets worse hot. It sounds like a transfercase chain popping and we replaced the transfer case with a reman. The car is still doing it. I am starting to wonder if maybe abs problem may ...
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...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF17261
I have this f150 with an intermittent bad cold start(and some times warm atart )idle.It came in a few days ago with the complaint,had code p0302,removed #2 plug looked good but swapped it with #1,cleared code and test drove,no problem found,customer picks up t... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU73E42
hello techs!! need help. misfire #1-#4-#5 cyls, compression 160 -175 psi,replaced spark plugs (different types), vacuum @ idle 13, reved up went to 25" , when vacuum dropping the gauge jumps-ie 22-19-17-13 then stabilized at 13. pulled intake manifold (1 piece... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P[030
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14UX3
truck has rough idle, feels like its missing. Pull num 6 wire at idle, no change Right side bank is running constant rich. Computer is trying to control fuel trim. All tune up parts are new. Smoke machine showed no leaks. Did a injector leak down test, all flo... Trouble codes: P0316 (Miss on start up), P0306, P0305
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Power VIN: 1FDXE45P25
Thank you to anyone who is willing to help.I do have some knowledge of diesels but am no expert and have just really figured out the 7.3 and now this comes out.The vehicle you have to remember is a E-model and nothing is visable or convenant to get to.We repla... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR circuit range malfunction), P1335 (EGR position sensor min/max step performance)
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L charge indicator VIN: 1NLHM87A72
in the morning after you first start the car the charge indicator will come on and the vic will say to check the charge system. while this is going on the alternator is producing 14.3 volts and 110 amps when loaded. has anyone seen this before? maybe you can s...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L door ajar VIN: 2MEFW75W4X
Working on a well worn 1999 Grand Marque. This car has the digital dash. I get a door ajar light on and it flashes a few times then stays on. The dome light is also always on. I pulled the panel of the drivers door to replace the pin switch. I did have a code ...

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1959 Ford Thunderbird 352CID washer VIN: H9YH133244
OK. here goes, the wipers are vac operated but work slow, seems like its just the way it was back in 'the day'. The washers, I really could not find any switch for,and they were not foot operated, so I got a universal pump and a horn button and wired in my own...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L engine knocks VIN: 1FTEX14HVJ
after reading the many useful replies i will search for a 5.8l engine. i never realized there were so many differences. anyone else interested in this swap would be crazy to try. thanks again for nailing the problem in 1 day.
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU92103
Vehicle was never fixed, thanks guys for all the info, it's nice to know you can still ask for help and people are nice enough to give you a hand. Thanks again.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Steering Lock VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
The vehicle has been repair through us. I first intially thought the steering lock was not allowing the ignition cylinder to turn. But after many effort of tryign to free up the ignition cylinder we finally decided that it was a ignition lock cylinder. We went...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L trim VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
I removed the trim by removing the radio and using a hooked tool. Thanks everyone for the hints.
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