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1963 Ford thunderbird 390CID wont shift, no 3rd VIN: 3Y83214497
Hello fellow techs. I am dealing with a 63 t-bird with , I believe it has an fmx transmition. It is a low mileage survivor and is a family hierloom.The fluid looks very clean on this car.This car sat for 7 years and we have been in the process of resurecting i...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L front wheels VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Truck came in with problem of binding with 4 wheel drive on and turning. 4 wheel drive used very little over life of truck. When first used this year worked good. When costomer put in 4 wheel drive going forward, it works OK. If you turn wheel slightly you can...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Timing cover VIN: 1FALP4042S
Hi all, I need to change the timing cover gaskets on this mustang and the manuals tell me the oil pan must be removed. Just wondering if there are any tricks to remove the timing cover without removing the pan which is a lot of work. Thanks, Tom [...].
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X9V
We have a customer who says steering binds up and is noisy intermintantly when turning. I have to drive it a few times until I realize what is happening. The 4x4 is engaging when it should not.(its on Auto) The roads are dry and the 4x4 only has 3 positions on...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FALP52U1V
Customer complained about a noise heard under the hood which was found to be coming from the transmission. Found code P1744. TCC ohmed out ok. Transmission did seem to shift funny which the customer was also aware of. No debris was found in the pan. Anyone see...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1721W
Hello, I have this ford 4.2 that keeps setting a 1506 code but no compaint of high idle. This person drive a bus we service so we see her occassionly. After we did work on here truck awhile back she complained of checke ngine light and miss. We finally got it ... Trouble codes: 1506 (IAC overspeed error)
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Transfer case??? VIN: 1FTRX18LOW
Thanks for looking; I need help trying to figure this one out. This truck has electronic engagement on the dash. The transfer case shifts from two to four and back again with no problems. In forward gears, all is ok, but in reverse in four wheel drive it will ...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13P1W
Pulled code P0135 : Bank one sensor one oxygen sensor heater short or open.Parasitic drain reads about .5 amps draw.Draw goes away when 30 amp fuel injection fuse is pulled out.With FI fuse reinstalled I unplug the B1S1 O2S connector and the drain also goes aw... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 sensor 1 HO2S heater short or open)
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP52V6W
car stalls when shifted into reverse and will not restart for a time...this happens only once a week or so...i have left the shop twice after the car has stalled with test equipment in hand...the first time i checked fuel psi first thing it was at 0psi...set u...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L1X
This vehicle has had 4 bank 1 downstream oxygen sensors replaced. Each sensor will fix the problem and the vehicle will stay gone for approx 1-2 months and then the problem reoccurs. The first 2 oxygen sensors were aftermarket and then I decided to go to Ford ... Trouble codes: P0136 (HO2S Sensor Malfunction B1S2)
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...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17262
Well this truck with the key on the milage counter on the ip does not work, the idle valve will not stop running, the fuel pump will not stop running the fuel injectors will not work but it does have spark. Can Not comm, with the pcm but can with the gem, abs,...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU62KX4
Hello, I Have a 2004 ford explorer that came in today with a lack of power complaint and vehicle wants to stall at idle. Customer stated issue started this am and ses light has been on since. Check for codes and found four codes listed below. Test drove vehicl... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank one), P0175 (rich bank two), P2195 (lack of h02s bank 1 sensor one), P2197 (lack of ho2s bank 2 sensor one)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Variable assist system VIN: 1LNFM97V2W
Hello all, We have a 1998 Continental in here for difficult steering (mostly on left hand turns) and the variable assist light on. It had code C1897 in the controller and the solenoid for the variable assist was out of resistance spec. We replaced the solenoi...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, hard starting VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Engine is hard to start.Engine runs good on road test.Idle is alittle rough.O2 sensors look ok.Fuel trim is to low at idle.This was the second time for #5 misfire code.Replaced the valve cover gaskets and #5 ign coil was real fun.Hard starting is a real big pr... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire)

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1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP73W3S
Thanks for all the help. pulled timing cover and found no problem. Called customer and advised may want to replace motor, noise must be internal. Cust denied and wants to trade in car. So we put car back together. Before we shiped car to cust, checked oil leve...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L starting VIN: 3FAKP1134W
hello, it turnes out that there was a very small leak somewhere in the system. It was very difficult to locate but one of the techs suggested that I drill a hole in the top of the thermostate to let out any air trapped in the system. This did the trick to solv...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L stuck throttle? VIN: 1FMRU18W3W
Thanks for all the help, unbelievable how we would miss this one, if fact, I abused my mechanic over it, but in his defense, All Data, when first loading the TSB info, for some reason didn't load that TSB, but then if you exited, and re-entered the software, t... Trouble codes: 1894 (undefined cannot find any information suspect transmission or t/c), 1874 (hall sensor circuit code transfer case).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine
thanks to those who replied. We fabricated a tool to install the seal / sleve assy the way the Ford tool would. We also decided to use sealer between the sleeve and crank surface. These sleeves must go on dead nuts straight or they will leak. Vehcle was rechec...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L throttle responce VIN: 1FDXF47F31
We found the ECM had a couple of pins corroded at the connector. They did not show bad on the outside but when the connector was moved it would cause the problem. we took the connector apart and replaced the bad connections. It has been running well the past 4...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L rear axle VIN: 1FMZU73E02
well thanks to all who replied.Almost everybody said the clutches in the rear end where chattering . Thats was about my same thought.A buddy at the dealer said there is an update clutch pack to cure this but try a fluid change with ford problem th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Thanks for the replies. Ralph from Washington hit the nail on the head. The charge tube fell off the intercooler on the right side and the hoses are soaked with oil. Also thanks to Dwight for the idea of pressure testing the tubes and intercooler. Againg thank... Trouble codes: P0603, P1248.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P33
Everyone who replied seems to be on the same track thinking the HPOP is inop either due to a bad fitting or cracked lines, etc...I am gonna have to find some training on these 6.0 engines before I delve deeper into this. Customer is taking this one and moving ...
2006 Ford Crown Vic 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2FAP71W85X
Sorry it took so long to return the fix to everyone, after I fixed the vehicle I came down with a bad Flu. Now for the good news, the car is fixed. The problem I had was I was using a diagram from an 06 model year, this one is an 05 and there are a couple of c...
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