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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTHXZ26M9
im having a problem with the charging system,and it also has a draw sometimes.never while it is here.sometimes truck does not charge.,also the regulator gets so hot you cannot touch it.weve replaced the alt twice and we replaced the [...] times because th...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14Y4M
This Customer came in with an intermentant no start but would start up if you spray starting fluid down the intake hose. Found after a hot restart the vehicle would not start but cranks over very strong and fast enough, but starts right up with starter fluid a...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMEU18W7V
Now when accelerating with vehicle on rack when reaching 25 mph in any foward gear or reverse it will act as if the revlimiter is taking over. In neutral it will accelerate all the way up to the normal rev limiter and smoothly to add. We disconnected the trans...
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
ok ford gurus out there here is the funny thing and i hope someone has seen it before!!while we were testing the vehicle we noticed it would shut off instantly as if someone shut the key off for a split second,but would continue to run,until the next time whic...
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
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FDRE1422Y
customer brought in with new plugs and wires, but missfiring, and code 303 for cyl 3 missfire. if i disconnect the egr vacuum line, problem goes away, plug back in missfire comes right back. is this a plugged egr port problem? customer tried coil pack with no ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire)
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRE142X2
Hi Guys - Van came in with CEL on and popping under load. Code p0340 was the only code. Replaced the sensor and not the base. Cleared codes and road tested it. Still has popping problem under load. P0340 came back too. Checked fuel pressure and thats right on ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L long crank time VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Hello everyone, This vehicle came to us with a long crank time issue. It only happens after a hot soak sitting for 2-3 hours. Crank time is approx. 10 seconds. No codes are stored. Fuel pressure is within specifications. There is no security light blinking. V...

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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFX28L8V
Hey guys, thank you for all the replies, I learned alot about this system on fords, but unfortunately the customer did not want to spend any more money on it. Thanks again!!! Trouble codes: 1451 (Evap Vent Control Solenoid Fault).
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc engagement VIN: 1FALP57U9V
Thanks to all who've responded--the answer lies in pan, literally. The small bits of metal and the glitter give away the problem. We will find the source as the trans is rebuilt and installed. We are borrowing a flush machine for the cooler, and hope all will ...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU24E3V
Thanks for all the responses,I don't think anyone could have guessed this one.After removing the harmonic balancer to verify nothing had shifted I then removed the upper intake and valve covers to verify cam timing.Well all was perfect so I reassembled the eng...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L left front power window VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
thanks to all who replied steve hit the nail squarely on the head on this one. the gem module was disallowing left front down power window operation because of a small amount of current on the start wire. once i verified this was the cause of the problem, th...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTZR15UOW
There are no timing chain guides and no flanges molded into the timing cover on this 3.0 V6! Nevertheless, a worn chain and gearset WILL sound just like an engine with guides. And it was NOT necessary to remove the oil pan. . . just use a liberal amount of sil...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5147X
thanks to all tech who help. the new fuel pump that i replace is no good. i have to replace another new pump and everything work good now. thank again, van Trouble codes: P0231, P0232.
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L belt squeek VIN: 19FKI86340
i feel kinda stupid on this one. many suggested a tenioner and with that it was fixed. other ideas were pully allignment and bad idler bearings. one person informed me that there is a tool for checking the pully allignment made by gates and i think the person ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAHP36341
I tryed diffrent scanner to verify baro readings. and when vehicle was cold Baro was 141 hz at 24 inches still low. I pulled maf sensor and one of the wires was dirty so i cleaned it followed with a motorvac service and throttle body clean and plates now clean...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L anti theft VIN: 1FTRW08LZ2
well robin from illinois hit this one right on the head, i was using a n.g.s. and i also had a door lock circuit shorted to ground code along with a U1262, as he stated the door lock actuator was slow to react. i replaced drivers side door lock actuator and al...
1978 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L left electric window VIN: 8Y89A95225
Thanks to all that replied,Cliff [...] saved me a lot of time by telling me about the dimples on the door.Just take off the door panel and locate the motor inside the door,on the side facing you will be three dimples.They look like punch marks drill them abou...
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