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1924 Ford model t pick 4.0L electric
hello fellow techs, we have here a piece of american art and hostory that the owner pulled out of a barn after sitting for 30 years. cleaned the points, added fuel jump started and it ran and idled perfect. the problem is we need tech support for a wiring diag...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP73W3S
motor has a tapping noise in what sounds like the right side of the motor pulled off valve covers and timing over do not see any problems with the valve train or the timing chains or guides. Was wondering if i could be missing something not visual to the eye o...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTZX18W2W
This truck will run perfectly for 3 to 4 days and then start to miss check engine light comes on some times code for #4 cyl misfire removed all plugs and found rear plugs on drivers side were never changed thought thatwas the problem installed 2 new plugs wire...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
this car cranks and does not start. i have checked fuel presure, comression, spark and double checked cam timing. if you remove the fuel pump fuse and thottle at wide open thottle it will try to start but has never started. every time i pull the plugs they are...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
Thanks in advance for your help. I have this 99 Mustang with no start. When in crank position, the theft light comes on momentarily then goes off, I get two flashes on my noid light for my injectors then nothing. CMP and CKP signals to tne PCM are good and lin...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Surge, CHUGGLE VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
hi everyone, this my first post so here goes.customer came in last week with no heat.coolant was low and temp guage was fluctuating.added almost 1 gallon of coolant which stabilized the heat ang the guage.i performed a pressure test which showed nothing(no pre...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU0416K
RPM Always at 1250 at idle.Disconnected IAC rpm stayed same.Istalled new IAC RPM still the same.Cleared codes and then disconnected battery.Started engine idle still comes down to about 1200.Desired is 700 to 800.I smoke tested intake plenume and did not get a... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle air control circuit fault), P1506 (idle air control overspeed error)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR1OU72
Vehicle came back with near same symptoms after 3500 miles. Convertor has aluminum looking sparkles this time at the inlet to the 1st convertor on the left, driver's side. I feel as though I may have a programming issue but can't find info confirming this. Veh... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 1152 (rich), 304 (misfire), 305 (misfire), 306 (misfire), 316 (misfire)
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F93
Truck was towed in a couple weeks ago for a no start. Hooked up scan tool and found no injection control pressure (ICP) and replaced the IPR still no start. Checked the high pressure oi pump resevoir and found empty. Filled the resevoir and changed oil, becaus...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L power seats, window mirrors,radio VIN: 1FTPW14554
I am sure that I have a water intrusion problem with this truck but have not seen the problem on this body style, the fuse block is on the right a pillar not above the drivers feet. The seats, mirrors, power pedals stopped working last week and the only thing ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSF2OP35
Hi all, I have this vehicle that i need some help with. What i need is a trouble tree for the above listed code. My mitchell is up to version 5.8 which does not cover the 6.0 diesel, only gasoline. I replaced two injectors but a few days later the customer sai... Trouble codes: P2617 (Crankshaft Position Out Fault)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
Intermittently, on normal to light acceleration, at 50 mph and over, looses power.Slowly and smoothly loses power,No jump,no clatter, nothing.When speed reduces to 30 mph and trans downshifts, it self fixes.It may go 50 miles before repeat.No codes.cycle od sw...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L howling noise VIN: 1MEPM6249P
Guys I have a weird noise comimg from upper intake. If you remove air cleaner cover I have a very loud howling noise. I can't seem to find any vacuum leaks. The noise goes away if you take it off idle and returns as soon as it idles again. Any suggestions?

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11TOK
thanks to all that replied all help was good.customer took car to dealer waiting tosee what they did thanks again.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FTEX08L1V
Hi guys, I fixed this on the same day of the post. Sorry for getting back a little late. My initial diagnosis was correct, the problem was a bad park switch in the wiper motor. The part that I got was a rebuilt aftermarket motor (defective). Replaced with anot...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEX18L1V
The fix on this truck was a new PCM and reproggram at the local dealer. I had alot of great tips and thank everyone for their time in responding. Henry said poss leaking inj. Donny brought up the leaking pcv hose and that had collasped but was not the whole ... Trouble codes: P0353 (ign coil c primary/secondary circuit fault).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L bell housing VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Well the fix was a bad front pump shaft bushing. Also did a presure test and found 1st gearlow pressure. replace trans. thanks to all who responed. you know who you are. your the greatest bunch for techincans. George
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
hey guys thanks for all the replies. all your help was greatly appreciated we finally tracked this problem to a poor soder connection in the big engine harness connector above the driver side valve cover its trucks like this that makes me want to go fishing Trouble codes: P0470 (exhaust backpressure circuit), P0541 (intake heater circuit malfunction).
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
thanks everyone, this was really strange! the problem was low coolant. no temp gauge indications, no warning lights, no codes set, no problems with heat but when we started to take the head off to ck cam bearings (part of head) we noticed little coolant in hea...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L transmisson always engaged VIN: 1FMYUU2B13
All went back together very nicely. Easiest 'stabbed' tranny I have had actually. As mentioned before, it was the pilot bearing that the needle bearings had transformed themselves into little grippers that wouldn't let go of the tranny shaft. In my eagerness t...
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L altenator VIN: 1MECM504XL
i would like to thank everyone who took time out to reply on my sable charging problem we have this car fixed now. the problem was our fine aftermarket voltage reg. was the root of our problem something internal to the reg.was causing it to demand full charge ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L slippage in 1st /rough downshift into 1st VIN: 1MEFM6538W
Hi This car is now fixed and gone. The problem was the solenoid pack on the valve body. I ran into a little problem with this specific car because of the production date. The CD4E transaxles built after the first week of January '98 required a PCM reflash up...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV1113W
sorry for the delay in closing this request. The customer wanted to drive the vehicle for a qhile to see if she could live with the problem. She brought it back today and i had the distributor waiting. Gerry and Richard hit it on the head. There were dead spid... Trouble codes: P0325.
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