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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Clutch VIN: 2FTJW35M1M
This truck came to my shop with a shifting problem, mainly when shifting to reverse (customer complaint). It will grind gears when trying to shift into reverse. I found that it will get to the point that it is hard to get into forward gears as well after drivi...
1991 Ford Bronco 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Hey out there, i'm kinda hesitant to post this, ive tried very hard to keep my rating at excellent, this post may hurt me, but i need the help. First i want to apologize for the no VIN info, i am currently at home, and after having it out with the owner, i dec...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X3R
this trucks idles rough.. and worse with any throttle movement.. tps has been replaced. ok. let me start over here.. i guess the customer had it in a shop for a coolant leak radiator was replace and an intake gasket for a leak ..this is the story i am getting ...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Codes VIN: 1FMEU15N0S
Very hard to start when cold. Fuel pump runs continuously with the key on. MIL on, but no codes can be retrieved (except code 111, "System Pass". ABS light is also on. Engine runs rough, black smoke pukes out of the tail pipe, and exhaust smells like rotten eg... Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass)
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L pats ford pro techs VIN: 3FAFP66L2W
hello guys & gals , what i have here is a ford contour with production date of 03/98 ,customer brought the car with a no crank /no start condition claiming he bought the car in an auction, after hooking up the scanner i pulled out code "b1213 minimum number of...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
This engine misses under a light load and low RPM when going up a hill. It can happen at 20MPH or 50MPH. It will miss three or four times and then it is fine. It does it with the EGR and the Canister purge un-hooked. Both of the O2 sensors show normal patterns... Trouble codes: P0135 (intermittent fault for o2 sensor)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
Hello every body,I have a windstar with the blower motor and headlamps that come on after the ign is turned off,there is usaually a 2 second delay and they turn on. All grounds have been checked and fuses,gone through the basics twice. I am used to chrysler mi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Front Axle Assembly VIN: 1FTNF21F61
Beginning to feel jinxed with this truck which belongs to my brother in law. We have repeatedly repaired the front end for either vacumm leaks for the front automatic hub or now for the inner axle seal leaking grease again. We bought the Ford specific tool(OTC...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W62
Hi, everyone. This 4.6 looks like it has an oil leak from the RH head gasket near the high pressure oil supply to the top end. My question is, is it easier to remove the engine, lift the cab, or do this job in-vehicle. Ford specifies engine removal, but I'd li...
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
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU41F72
need a little help on this one. the pcm is not grounding the relay to activate it. alldata says that the engine oil temp sensor will make the pcm not ground if eot is over 131f well it is at 68 and then goes up. if you ground out that wire and wait to start it...
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 Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
The vehicle came into the shop with complaints of the check engine light on, as well as a rattle from the engine. The rattle sounded just like a timing chain rattle, but with such low mileage, we had a hard time believing that could be the problem. We replaced... Trouble codes: P0345
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Whistle noise VIN: 1XTPX14555
The customer states there is a whistle/ whine noise coming from the engine at 59 MPH and at 74 MPH during a steady cruise. Any change of the throttle, either more or less, or going up or down a hill will extinguish the noise. The noise will only occur during c...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L46
Since the coil and plug replacement the truck came back with check engine light on and P0354 (Ignition circuit D - Pri/Sec malfunction) and we rechecked the previous work and found no problems. Since we had used aftermarket coils, we decided to install OEM For... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition Coil Circuit D - Primary / Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P061B (Internal Torque Calculation Performance), P2105 (Trottle Actuator Control System - Forced Engine Shutdown)
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L gauges VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Hello everyone, I have this continental that has no digital gauges that work, no speedometer no fuel or temp or oil presure gauges. I have checked all fuses. I had a 93 lincoln town car to do the same thing and i had to replase the insrtument panel complete, d...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNHM82W5Y
Unusual moaning noise from intake system at idle and only at times, maybe once or twice in a week. Noise sounds like a horn and is quite loud. It can be duplicated with much effort but only lasts for a short time, less than a minute. You can push on the engine...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM53U6Y
I have this sable with intermittant no-start(lack of fuel pressure).It only acts-up after sitting overnight.When I tested the circuit at the pump pigtail,it has 12 volts,but after load testing the ground,it very weak.I checked the 302 ground in the trunk,its o...

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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Thanks to all who responded..the drag link was bent causing the toe to be way off..replaced it and re- aligned and so far so good...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Front vacuum VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
The truck is working again. Todd [...] was the one that hit it right. I replaced both switches on the firewall, that control the vacuum to the front diff. Thanks to all who responded
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
Thanks to you all for your info. Lewis [...] Bruce and Lenard were correct on the MAF sensor being at fault. Well this morning I installed the maf sensor and the world became all good again, also found the hoses switched on the dpfe, it responds better now. Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system lean B1), P0174, P1400, P0505, P1101, P1121.
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP3830Y
Replaced the coil pack,it was arcing inside it self.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L pats VIN: 1FMZU83POY
all of my replies said to check the k lines, the k lines are all connected together in a parralel circuit arrangement. we were going to unplug the modules one at a time and re run the network test on the ids, then when all of the other modules start working, b...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF17261
I took your guys advice and added new intake seals,then I kept the truck for a few extra days and drove it a bunch.Well after two days the problem returned,I decided to put the compression tester on the #2 cylinder,when the problem would occur it had only 30 p... Trouble codes: P0302.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Power VIN: 1FDXE45P25
Thank you all for your replies,Dale and Rick were on the mark with the CAC tubes,it seems my technician when reinstalling the right side one which is a flimsey blue silicone style missed the attachment by 1/2 the hose,very hard to see back there.After disassem... Trouble codes: P0404 (EGR circuit range malfunction), P1335 (EGR position sensor min/max step performance).
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W71
Thank you all for all the info... I fix the problem.. Lean was the key. I have found a round plug behind the intake the size of a siver dollar tha popped off... Defective intake a fat vacuum leak will cause a backfire.. thank you all. I r and r the intake and ... Trouble codes: P0102, P1151, P1131, P1101.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L PATS System VIN: 4MUZU66EX2
Couple replies said that The vehicle was not in antitheft mode because both fuel and ignition shuts down when antitheft is activated. I removed the connectors on the firewall and again I found nothing wrong, so I put the back together and tightened them. Recon...
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