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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L rpm flare on shifts VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
This is my personal truck and it is driving me crazy. The problem is that the rpms flare up to 2500 and stay there for a few seconds when you let of the gas and push in the clutch to shift. This truck is not stock, but I doubt any of the mods are causing this ...
1992 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
hi everyone this is new for mi this is mi nighborg minivan sameone put used engine end now came to my whit the van running bad first I check engine oil end BUUAALA full of gas any suggestions will be helpful thanks & advance
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N5R
This truck is equipped with the 4R70W trans. The wiring diagram is different than other models. The mil will usually come on with KOEO then goes off, the fuel pump runs a minute or so later and the mil flashes code 636 or sometimes just breif flashes or just 4... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FALP58S6T
door lock operating randomly opening and closing while car is be driving.and when car is parked and locked it will unlock by it self. battery goes dead randomly but when i test for voltage and ampage dranging found noen. does gem module cause this. ck door loc...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lacks heat at idle VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
customer states that vehical lacks heat requested cooling system flush, we flushed system, install new motorcraft t stat , ( one bolt in housing snapped off, removed intake to remove bolt) back together has great heat down road,lacks at idle ok if rpm over 150...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Vehicle came in about a month ago with P0171 and P0174 stored lean fuel trims bank one and two. Long term fuel trims were way positive. If the throttle was cracked off idle the fuel trims would go directly to zero or a little negative. If the throttle was heal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
Good morning to all.My boss just picked up this zx2 and while checking it over noted someone has sealed between the engine and the transmission with dark gray silicone sealer (the color matched so well to the cast peices this was not noted untill it was put on...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Did not have alot of time for test because had to leave and this was toward the end of the day. The car sitting at idle revs just fine, no miss or hesditation. While driveing it will feel like a stoped up CAT but it comes and goes. I had my foot on the floor a... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfies cyl. 2), P0303 (missfire cyl. 3)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L the whole drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU73E12
On test drive it roars more with windows up,and gets louder with vehicle turned side to side like a wheel bearing but not as loud.Sounds more like bad tire ,cooper tires they measure all same,no cupping more bad spots,and custermer calls back and says noise is...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21P04
Truck originally came in for coolant loss. Block test failed. Tested EGR cooler, passed. This was 3rd week 12/06, owner wanted to wait till 1st of 2007. Truck now had to be towed back in, was hydraulically locked, water in cylinder. Removed engine,installed pa...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Gas smell VIN: 1FMFU18555
We have an Expidition that has a strong gas smell in the cab intermittantly. No problems are present, the EVAP system is good & sealed, no external leaks anywhere on the fuel rail, fuel lines, fuel tank, or EVAP system. Up by the filler neck in the fender well...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM91V5S
I read alot on town cars about a lever on the blend door acuator breaking and causing full heat.I have no heat both hoses are warm to touch under the hood.Can this linkage cause no heat??? I can hear the motor running when I change temp but as you all know you...

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L vacuum pump VIN: 1FT5W31F2X
Sorry for the time it tooks to close this one,but I had forgotten.Since there is no vacuum problem but only a pump who dont want stop,cust decide to tolerate this one till the day the pump would die.But the other day,at the gas station where I works,I got the ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU74E8Y
Thanks!! To all that replied. Finally I have this vehicle idling well.I want to add for those who suggested resetting keep alive memory that I had done this when I replaced the idle air motor.I decided to pin out the ecm for giggles and what I found was a poor...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L wiper VIN: 1FMPU16LXY
thanks guys for all the help it did have bad rear wiper motor & fr wiper conector wire b/w had corrosion & bad connection thanks again
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF35L3Y
Thanks for all the advise,we were able to verify that engine would run and not overheat with the cht sensor unplugged.We had used a laser temp sensor to verify proper operating temp at cyl head,we then ran down code p1285 and verified no open or short to power... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299.
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP11351
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was one of the new spark plugs that I put in had a hair line crack in it. Like all the old timers said, don't rely on the computers so... much. Go back to basic mechanic procedures first. I guess its always hard to belie... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNX21LX3
This customer went ahead to the dealer and wanted the engine replaced on warranty, for which they wouldn't do but changed the whole engine for him and charged him. 'go figure'. Answers from techs were mostly leaks working into plug hole due to intake manifold ...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNS24L74
Well I have been waiting to see the vehicle come back after our repair. We replaced the rear rotors, pads and brake hoses. We could not find anything freezing up in the calipers that were installed 4500 miles ago. We checked the master and it seems to be worki...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P84
calling this one fixed even though parts are on order. luckily this truck has a dump body on it,we raised it up and pulled the sending unit out of it and found a huge pile of the same stuff,and then noticed bare metal spots inside the tank where the coating ha...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L steering return, wander VIN: 1FTSE34L36
i hate to post on a 1st time customer - this one has not returned to continue diagnosis of wandering front end on a 2wd work van. good info was -caster check- tires junk or move tires around- try loosen sector shaft adjustment 1/2 turn to check if too tight an...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L passive anti-theft VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
Thanks to those who offered help with my 1999 Continental. Everyone basically pointed to the transceiver as being the problem, and it was. When I wiggled the harness connector at the transceiver, the car would start. If I pushed it the opposite direction, then...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L cooling/oil system VIN: 1MELM62W5S
well... to all that had positive input. thanks. the cougar is alive and very well by actually repairing it rather than the ole replace it theory. it was indeed the freeze plugs behind the front cover leaking into the oil pan causing the mix of oil & water. aft...
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