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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering effort VIN: 1FALP57U9T
Car came in with no power steering. Other tech flushed out the fluid. Another tech checked out the car and said it needed a rack . Made sense at this point. I got the car between jobs ( we are salary so anyone gets them in and out )and started to pull the rack...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Rear Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTHF26H9V
I think I have a bad check valve or plugged fuel line. This Truck has duel fuel tanks. When running off the front tank the engine runs fine but it is pumping fuel into the rear tank. When running off the rear tank the engine acts like it is not getting enough ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L forward VIN: 1FALP52UOV
I need some Ford techs help, I have a 97 taurus that only will go forward in the summer in the winter none, fluid looks good. The vehicle was just purchased in the fall just before winter and when the vehicle wouldn't move this winter, (was tried several times...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L 1-2shift VIN: 1FAP13P2WW
hey guys got this car that is giving me problems,customer brought it in with a bad tranny.The gear would shift from 1-2 and thats it,put another one in there and it does the same thing any help would be appreciated.Put anew pcm and also bypass the wiring to th...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L idle quality VIN: 3FAFP1135W
this car came in with a bad vct solenoid. replaced solenoid and returned to customer. a month later it comes in on the hook. remove timing cover and intake sprocket has broken the bolt. remove valve cover and found cam had seized and broken the cam. remove the...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1724X
hi everyone. got a weird one here. i dont quite understand thisone. the truck has a misfire under slight load,(like when pulling out from a stop sign). the funny thing is when you disconnect the egr valve the truck runs perfect, no misfire. i talked to a guy a... Trouble codes: P0305
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6633Y
Well this Ford Contour is getting the best of me so I thought I would walk away from it and look for some help. We recieved this vehicle from another facility, they had diagnosed the problem as bad fuel. What the car will do is idle fine for a couple of minute...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L im monitors VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
4 I M monitors remain NOT UP and i cant get this car to pass new york inspection...The monitors take some time but car has got about 7000 miles since the battery install. has anyone ever had a check engine light not on ! and monitors take this long to be ready...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D81
Replaced Plugs & Wires ( Wrong Plugs Installed Before ) Wires Showed Heat Damage At Boots - Performed Air Intake Clean *** Question Is When I Changed Fuel Filter - 3 Line Type - Found Tank Side Of Filter Full Of Black Material / Like Rubber Particles ect... An...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U52
need help!!! we have fuel, spark,rpm reff, no codes in system cranks but wont start no security light plugs were wet ( fuel ) replaced plugs does back fire but wont start
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L r.f ligh VIN: 2FN7A51462
van was brought in by body shop inspected all lights and found left lower park light bulb extremly bright right parking light inoperative when turn signals are operated on right side both lower bulbs flash retrived fem code 1503 right lamp turn signal circuit ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L noise turbo cycling VIN: 1FTWW33P43
We just changed the head gaskets (nightmare). My tech spent 32 hours. Truck started fine but we have a run condition that was not present before we did the gaskets. When the truck is idling and is not dead cold, the turbo variable response motor or valve cycle...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L brake lamps VIN: 1LNHM86S8Y
vehicle came in with only 1 brake lamp working open trunk 2 started working and one stopped.close hood all 3 started working. sent for correct wiring diagram and looking for any up front ideas or known issues. any help would be appreciated.
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
This Lincoln was driven in with a horn inop ( some other shop disconnected horn) problem and a battery goes dead concern. It has a irratic draw on the battery. If I pull the 60A #9 fuse (underhood) for the In car fuse box it gets much better (from 2 amps to 0....
2001 Other Ford 4900 .0L Stall VIN: 1HTSDAAP61
The truck dies out almost exactly after 15 min. of either driving or idling. It really seems like it is running out of fuel. No ck engine light so I assume no codes, we don't have a scanner for this because it's the only International we have. I need to know i...

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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N2F
The majority said the ECM, and the ECM it was. The fuel pump runs 1-2 seconds when the key is first turned on, and when started the injector PW is 6.10 at idle and increases accordingly when accelerated. And it runs good to boot. Thank you all very much.
1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1F87679874
thanks to all who responded to my request. you all pretty much hit the nail on the head. after doing somemore checking around, i found that the vacuum hose going to the map sensor was collapsing underneath the upper intake manifold when i started it.it was pre...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTES14N4K
first of all i want to thank all of the folks who responded there were to many to mention! for right now were calling this one fixed! turns out the ignition pickups were causing the no start. the key to this one is reading the bulletin included in the box with...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Thanks everyone for all the great help. I'm going to try the MAF idea next time I get access to the truck (the customer is still driving it like this for now). I also heard that there might be some manifold issues with this thing causing leaks, so that's anoth... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4), P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX04514
The problem was the camshaft (bank 1) sprocket, it has three pins in the center holding the plate with ears where the cam sensor gets its signal from. They were broken and the plate was misaligned, so we had a non synchronized signal from the cam sensors. We j... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Bank 1 or single sensor).
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNLM97V75
We checked the pcv system as suggested. It was fine. What we found was leaking valve cover gaskets and a leaking oil level sensor. The customer was greatly exagerating oil consumption for some unknown reason. Thanks- Jason
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