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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L fuel VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Hi guys, I'm having a problem with getting this pickup to run. We replaced rt. side cyl. head and is back together. We've bled the fuel system repeatedly and the engine fires for a second then has a hard time getting it to run again. We made sure the timing ma...
1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF2615E
this truck will run fine then start to surge then die after about 10 min of idleing. check shrader valve on fuel filter housing alot of air. once the truck dies it will not re start until you depress shrader valve and hold until it starts. then it will run for...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
Customer towed vehicle to us and wanted a fuel pump installed . But after doing a fuel pressure test it showed 40 PSI KOEO . So checking for spark it has spark on 1 and 5, and 3 And 4 , And on 6 but no spark on 2. Checked crk sensor with Snappy vantage and it ... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor)
1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAPP36X9M
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N7P
vehicle died while in motion. advanced timing at distributor and it started. ran poor but ran and was able to get to the shop. can't get any codes except for poor idle which is probably because of the distributor being moved. my question is, does the magnet an...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 4.9L A.I.R. Tube VIN: 1FDHF37Y7S
Need help in locating aftermarket AIR tube and ferrell nuts.Tried resources list in fix data base incl. "BBAUTO PARTS", NAPA and Carquest with no luck.This being my "shop mule" don't want to spend $350.00 for factory parts if I don't have to. Thanks, Derrell
1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLE40G9T
hello, this thing is failing smog for co, checked air injection appears to be working properly, o2 sensor swithcing from 169mv to 851mv with a rise time of 74ms, fuel pressure 36 psi, map sensor reading to spec even tried a new one, ect 204 degrees and is in c...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L starter VIN: 1FDXE762H9
help! we just changed all eight injectors on a 7.3 L diesel .the job went as planned,tedious but uneventfull.when we attempted to start the truck it acts like it is hydrolocked.even with battery charger on high the starter hits hard and truck will not crank.it...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Had Ford to reprogram pcm with TSB 98-24-6A . Good for few days than stalled . Repalced with new idle speed motor or IAC . Good for another few more days then stalled again . Idle steady 20 " vacuum . Now just got a P0171 with a rebuilt engine . Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean)
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L alternator VIN: FAFP34P3YW
Identifix says a lot of these replaced with wrong alternator from aftermarket. Some look the same but do not have the feedback circuit to the PCM to tell it how much of a load is on the alternator (grey wire) so PCM can send a modulated pulse width back to alt...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FWE35L324
hi all, truck came in with miss. pulled codes and found miss on number 3 pulled plug to find oil fouled. did compression test and got 5 psi. shecked number 4 hole and have 180psi. did leakdown test and air seams to be coming out of intake. strange that i didn...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LX3
thanks for help in advance. this is a dry knock on start up for 5-10 seconds only. yesterday changed oil to 5w20 & filter, but noise still there this morning. could not find any tsb from ford on this being normal or action to be taken. since warranty company w...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FTRX12W65
when your driving normal there is no shutter even on panic stop. but if you drive down a long hill you get a shutter the longer the hill and more braking the worse it gets. then you get a mild cool down and it goes away.
2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L srs VIN: 1LNHM84W02
is there any ford tehcs that have seen this code B2290 and could you please help us out. I know it has to do with the occupant classification system. When i pull the code i get the B2290 i then hit the flag butten on the ngs and i get different failures each t...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Rev Limiter VIN: 1LNHM87A83
This 2003 Lincoln LS will engage the rev limiter when down shifting at 3/4 to full throttle. Sometimes it will engage at 3,400 rpm sometimes at 5,000 but redline is 6,000 rpm. This is defintently the rev limiter and not misfiring coils. When graphing scan data... Trouble codes: P1270
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZYFT61L2X
missfire codes returning can not get monitors to run Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire), P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305 (po306-), P0306

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1991 Ford Bronco 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge
Well, unfortunatly guys, I have to close this post without a complete fix. I can say that many of you were helpful. I received responses ranging from checking basics - which was done - tuneup, battery, engine integrity was verified good, could not locate engin...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Timing cover VIN: 1FALP4042S
It was unanimous, no need to remove the oil pan. I've done a lot of timing covers in the past, but MOD was adamant about the pan on this one. It has a cast aluminum pan and I wasn't sure if there was something interfering with removal. There are two threaded h...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, hard start and dies VIN: 2FTHF25HX8
Thanks for all that replied. We went back to basics and did a Motorvac service and replaced the fuel filter. Didn't make a big difference at first so we put two cans of BG 44K in fuel tank and ran hard. Runs like a dream, customer very happy.
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
The customer took the car , and he will bring it back for complet the repairs later on . I found , that the new runner controlers are sending the wrong voltage to the computer.I'm planing to get the original Ford runners , since I intalled the aftermarket repl... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU24E8VU
Thank you all for the information provided. Some very usefull and some not very. Vehicle was returned to customer NOT FIXED. I really hate this part not being able to totally fix the vehicle and ending up with a IATN help request with just a summary. But it ...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS31L3X
Thanks Ford Gurus! A few of the replies said to put scanner on global or generic mode and go to mode 05,06,07 then go to mode 53 and check for pass/fail on tests ran. Found 1 test failed #1 which is for #1 ignition misfire. Aloso got van to misfire for awhile,...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X64
got this one fixed! thanks for the suggestions. fixed the rich running condition was talk the customer into putting the stock injectors back in it. still ran great! the idle problem was fixed by tightening the PCM ground screw by the PCM to the body behind the...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L 4wd VIN: 1FTRW08622
thank you for all the help the problem was the tires. not a different size but different type front to rear switching the tires fixed the problem thanks agian
1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID blower vents VIN: 5Y02N43500
This is one of those cars that require a factory manual. John Seeba sent a diagram that would scare anyone into this realization. I want to thank Bob, Thayne, Lee, Dave, and Gordon for the help. To really diagnose one of these cars a smoke tester is required. ...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L monitor pressure VIN: 1LNHM97VXX
after much more test process and info from local ford dealer , and the suggestion of putting in four new sensors at the price option of $456.00 each the customer declined repairs ,on this early model of TPMS there is no process to verify which sensor is interm...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L howling noise VIN: 1MEPM6249P
Well guys thanks for the rapid responses. It turns out all of you were correct the iac was the culprit. Thanks again
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM53U6Y
After long deliberation,car was sent to Ford dealership for PCM replacement,and it has not acted-up YET.But its the only thing that makes good sense.On a cold start,the injector pulse width would be over 100ms,and after idling for a minute,it would settle @37m...
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