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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L steering coupler VIN: E38AHDJ555
I need a steering coupler for Ford 79 E350 box van. OE part #[...] It is supposedly obsolete and aftermarket doesn't appear to work. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks Art
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 2FDKF3715G
I'm in big hole and can't get out. We had a glow plug issue with this F350 6.9. We diaged a bad contoler and replaced it, as it turned out we smoked the glow plugs. One of the plug tips dropped into the engine. I changed plugs and ran engine for about 5 second...
1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L engine VIN: 1FAPP93JXJ
the car had a burned up starter so i replaced it.then it wouldn't turn over so i checked all the cables,and replaced the starter ground.car would start.it idles fine.when you press the clutch it's fine.when you put into any gear it go to a rough idle and go's ...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel loss VIN: 1FTDF15N9N
help, when running on fr. tank fill rear tank. when running on rear tank fill fr. tank . someone help have replace check valve in lines . thanks
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Code 341 VIN: 1FMDU32XOR
Hello everyone and thanks for the help in advance. I have this 94 Explorer in that starts and has a rough low idle then the check engine light comes on. The code stored is a 341, nothing comes up on the KOER test. I have cleared the code and the 341 returns i...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR0U0TU
ford techs-started working on this ranger-cel on, and 02 monitors and cat monitor will not re-set. suspect due to no switching on upstream switching. after initially clearing codes and re-set strategies, road tested repeatedly. cel never came back on, but moni... Trouble codes: P1132 (02 b1s1 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit), P1152 (02 b1s2 not switching-hard code on koerrich limit)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
Intermittently this Power Stroke dies without warning. It will restart. When it dies the RPM signal is still present. We have dealt with faulty cam sensors in the past, this one is behaving quite differently. The SnapOn Solus locks up as soon as the vehicle st...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L engine noise VIN: 1FALP54N1V
This 3.4L has an internal engine noise coming from the top front left side. Dull tapping knocking sound, customer said it just started a week or so ago. I see a TSB about the cam wearing out where the timing chain gear mounts. Looking for input on this job see...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, egr VIN: 1FALP58SIV
I am not getting any ECM signal on pin#47 to EGR vac solenoid. I have 20 inches of vac at vac solenoid. Regardless of driving conditions it never receives signal to open. EGR pipe was pulled (clean). Has new vac solenoid and reflashed ecm. Also egr pressure so... Trouble codes: 401 (no egr flow)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
This truck came in with a high idle complaint. Found that with a/c on idle jumps up to high when compensating for the extra load. The idle comes back down but repeats every time the compresor kicks on idle jumps up to about 1000 rpm. The iac is new from ford. ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1st & 2nd gear VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
Customer's concern is a rattling noise at times when accelerating in 1st gear. I was able to duplicate the concern if the truck is rolling & I feather the clutch and accelerate while in 1st or 2nd gear. It sounds like gears grinding, but less harsh, or like a ...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L electric windows VIN: 1FMRU17L82
vehicle blows #14 fuse in central fuse block immediatley. power windows, keyless entry, interior lights and sunroof do not work. pulled battery saver relay and fuse will not blow, replaced battery saver relay and fuse still blows. anyone seen this before?
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge
First I would like to thank everyone for their help... Vehicle came in with bad hesitation about 3/4 throttle...Vehicle will hesitate and stumble for a few seconds then surge forword then hesitate once again then surge...Tends to be worse when engine is cold.W...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P73
help , this diesel , wish i had never seen . won't start came in need starter . was bad burn up . replace starter . turn over but no start. replace irp . no start irp 85% icp-210 . blocked off l/head ,1st turn over 618 psi ,ipr 85% .2nd cranking 888psi,irp 85%... Trouble codes: P0603
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L23
Vehicle came in a few weeks back - talked with the customer about the possiblility of the fuel cap not being well secured. Check fuel cap seal and fit -looked okay, cleard code and let it go. Customer returned about a week later same code P0456. Checked system... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap small leak detected)
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24135
I could use some recommendations with this one. My Genisys is not updated to read this model year. I hooked it up to my emission tester to get these codes. Car seems to run OK. Thanks for any and all help! Trouble codes: P0106 (p0171-), P0171
1998 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MEFM13P4W
Need Ford tech help.This Tracer int has bad hesitation nder load like a plugged fuel filter(which was changed).I have been driving it and can't get it to act up.It has a slight hesitation but not severe like when it acts up.What I have found and am not sure ab...

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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U8R
Thank you everyone for your help. I replaced the TFI module and the pick up in the distributor with OE parts. It's been 3 days and I haven't heard from the customer yet so I think it took care of the problem. I'll never use an aftermarket TFI module again. Tha...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Codes VIN: 1FMEU15N0S
Sorry it took so long - Many replies stated that my ECM diagnosis seemed correct so we shipped out the ECM to another rebuilder (new from dealer was no longer available) After further comunication with their people they were able to find and fix the problem. I... Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Temp gauge VIN: 1FALP6538V
Thanks to all,sending unit for gauge was bad.New sending unit put the gauge in the middle at 190 degrees.
1997 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15U0V
Thanks to the three of you who replied. During my diagnosis, I did pay attention , to the power supply, and grounds, I jerked wiring harnesses, checked for shorts to ground, and voltage drops. I came up with nothing, and because of the intermittent nature of t...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTPE2421W
dan from wisconsin nailed it!!! whoever installed engine moved sensor base to accomidate heater hose piping and in doing so ruined cam sensor timing. after re-routing pipe and syncing cam sensor hesitation is gone\truck runs great!!! thank you all very,,very m... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0174.
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L alternator VIN: 1FAFP404XW
i typed out all that and all i had to probably say was the info about the fuses. i also had a suspicion of the fuses and when i asked the other mechanic the night before he said he tried wiring direct alt. to battery and that it didn't blow the fuses but the a...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Inner Door Handle VIN: 1FMZU77E82
1st, I would like to Thank all 6 of you who replied. I haven't got the car back yet, but I am now armed with your helpfull info. I now know that there is not a better handle to be had, and we have to deal with that. Also, I have not tried to adjust the striker...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S22
thank you to all 7 replies. All had good info as to where to check. Ended up being the fuel pump. Pressure i found was okay but volume was low. thanks again for all the time and help Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0136, P0156.
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