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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L bearings
hello all... posting a question regarding the above vehicle. customer states vehicle loses oil pressure while driving for prolonged period. verified complaint .. also found excessive bottom end noise.. ie main and rod bearings.. common on the 4.2
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTZR15UOW
Just replaced cylinder heads for cyl. #5 burnt exhaust valve. Very careful to NOT get dirt/debris inside engine. Engine ran so poorly before cyl. head work that I did not hear apparent timing chain noise. I would not expect to be hearing timing chain wear at 1...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L left front power window VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
in park and nuetral everything operates normally. when placed in reverse, drive or low the battery saver relay is turned off, or deenergized. at the same time the ACC delay relay is turned off and the battery saver relay turns off the power to the ACC delay re...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Fuse still blows after trying to move. Also when this happened, the warning lite on dash for bulbs was illuminated, but all bulbs working. Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L odometer VIN: 1FMRV1860X
this odometer will not light up at times.when it does,mileage is tsb. mod and ford website offer no info on odo or speedo other than how to replace cluster and program. i have access to pds scan tool if this helps. thanks for reading.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA5246Y
I have this Windstar with a stall problem. It has not happened when we have it but, the cust. is going crazy and wants it fixed.Just seeing if anyone has had this prob. She says it stalls at stops and when stopping. It will run rough and die out. It always sta... Trouble codes: P0133
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W91
this car came in with a misfire under light load. no question that it is a misfire and most likely and ign. misfire. The thing is that it is coil on plug and the modis does not display cly. misfire data. All of the scan data is normal. I am thing an ign. coil ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAHP36341
Vehicle came in friday with complaint intermitant cranks but wont start unless throttle is held open. once started stalls unless you keep foot on gas will rev up normal. then when you gradually let off gas everything is normal. I sent it to dealer to get the f...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FDSF34P13
hello and help disel techs we have this 2003 f250 w/6.0 disl this trk came to us a few weeks after the ford dealership replace the high oil press pump. its condition is constant it has a poor idle qualty and very poor acceleration. [it bearly gets out of its o... Trouble codes: P2263 (turbo/induction malfuncion)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 3rd seat VIN: 1FMPU18L33
once again i appeal to you ford guru's we have inop power seats the rear folding seats. we traced the circuit # 1951 back to the vehicle security module (we just replaced the module for an un related condition). circuit 1951 feeds the rear seat relays. when we...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlamps VIN: 2FAFP71W74
check all connections and tracee component wiring all connections good. no problems detected with companion police equipment
2005 Ford E-250 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTNS24W05
hello all tech, I need help on the above codes,mitchell on demand says to check MAP resistance,if out of specs. change the ESM(egr system module).Now I couldn't find the MAP on this vehicle and it is not on the wiring diagram(MAF equip).BTW this codes are on p... Trouble codes: P061B (internal control module torque calculation), P2106 (throttle actuator control system ----forced limited power)
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L A/C Blower? VIN: 2MEFM75W54
This is a VERY good customer that has purchased a "Ford ONLY" Extented Warranty. They have taken it to the dealer twice and the dealer has been a "could not duplicate customers complaint". The customer admited that it does not happen all the time, but usually ...

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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Well this one is a FIX.. First off,,, THANKS for ALL the replies.. Sometimes you've ‘just' got the gun to close to the target and can't see what your ‘shoot'n at.. The thing about this chase, was that I had a ‘good' fuel volume and spec pressures all the t...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10DX1
I really hate to call this a fix...but...I exhausted every resorce I could find. The problem was the EGR valve being slightly open. It lowered vacuum @ idle, with both a MAF and MAP, the MAP saw low vacuum as load, so it gave it plenty of fuel and it was puffi...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP55S62
After further inspection while running, we found the middle cylinder in the rear bank had a loose spark plug. The boot was jumping up and down and the noise was the pressure escaping from the boot. As it turns out, the plugs had been replaced about 6 months ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfercase VIN: 1FTNX21F62
final result was shift sector bound - rebuilt xfer case- all good - thx to all
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L AC manifold assy. VIN: 1FDXE45P74
Thanks for all responses. We replaced manifold hose assembly and there is no easy way or short cut. A little adjustment on the lower inner fender did help some. This engine has been R&R'd 3 tmes under warranty,so the hoses were worn thru against a bracket. New...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L brake lamps VIN: 1LNHM86S8Y
After getting all the information together and staruing over to double check what someone else was doing i found that the plugs for all 3 lights (brake) were melted due to poor contact. Replaced bulbs,repaired ends..lights work fine now. Simple things first th...
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L heater VIN: 4M2ZV14T41
Well, it's fixed! Three of the replies said it could be a broken door. Although this may be a common problem, the door was working fine because I had either full heat or no heat, but nothing in the middle. Robert gave an awsome suggestion on using the Nissan Q...
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