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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, pings badley VIN: 1FTEX14N9N
this vehicle will run normal, then intermitanly will start missing and pinging if has a load on it or going up a hill, can not duplicate this, have driven lots, customer brought truck back after we replaced plug wires and said that its not changed and he left ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
This vehicle came in with the mil lamp on (code 332). The problem was that the DPFE Sensor was partially melted. The nipples that that hoses connect to were gone completely melted. I checked the exhaust back pressure and it was ok. However the muffler is sound... Trouble codes: 332
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6535S
hello,I need the correct tension spec. for the timing belt. I have the cams locked in position,the cam gears are loose and free wheeling.How tight do I set the tensioner?Do I just release it and let the spring tension it,or do I tighten it a little more than t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
help please. ford f350 drove in yesterday with a running problem so i fired it up drove down the street thinking it didn't run to bad for 225000 miles. well 1.5 miles down the road this thing shut down to a idle and a ran real ruff. i put master teck to ck cod...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transaxle/cv VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
On acceleration there is a shudder/vibration that you feel on acceleration. On a straigh line takeoff you feel it between 15 mph and 50 mph. At that point it's a mild vibration. I gets worse, however, if you turn the vehicle, shuch as when you turn out from on...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
car came to the shop in the tow truck cust said die on freeway after drop the car off the tow truck car start 1time check code code camsensor replce sen sor 8 days later light on again same code cust said hart star when cold ?? can any one help my phone is 714...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
ok, first off, this is a mercury sable, not a taurus, but o well. i've already replaced the injector and ign coil for this cyl, and swapped plugs between cyls, to no improvement. my problem is that the car sets a p0304 (cyl 4 misfire) and has a lean code p0171... Trouble codes: P0304, P0171
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
i have this tranny that is extremely hard to shift into reverse you have to practicaly use both hands. the customer stated that vehicle was hit in the front end while parked, in reverse, parking brake applied. moved car one car length and after that it had thi...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V03
Guys( I need HELP! This vehicle came in with several codes, the misfire codes being the major complaint. With the codes that were there I started with the injectors... they were fine, even changed with known good injectors with no change. Also there is a strng... Trouble codes: P1152 (Unknown Diagnostic Trouble Code), P0171 (Fuel Trim Too Lean Bank 1), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire), P0175 (Fuel Trim too rich Bank 2)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
hi everyone, i have this ford van that pulls hard to the right when you apply brakes. nothing is hanging up. rotor temps are all within 15 to 20 degrees. could the abs unit be at fault. dont have much to go on. need help
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
This car will die and/or stall when turning at slow speeds. Especially when the motor is warm. It wont do this when it is cold. After it warms up and in gear it will stall/die when turning from a stop,or into a parking spot. The fuel system has fuel/motor vac ... Trouble codes: 46 (thermactor air not bypassed during self test)

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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F7V
after a lot of hesitation i replaced the master cylinder with the updated one from the f450 and so far it seems to be fixed. the customer picked it up last night and called this morning to let me know he is very happy with it. thanks to all who replied and rea...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
thank you for all your replies.what i notice was fuel trim at i installed a used computer thinking it was possible on wrong fuel change.then i finally was able to idle poorly but had enuogh time to spray carb clean on intake.runs better but othe...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FM2V73W62
Thank's to everybody who replayed .Trans has been rebuilt in another shop so I send the truck back to them ,so they took it apart and found something brocken I don't know wet what ,As soon I know I would let you know.Thank's again.
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FBSS31S43
ok im calling this one a fix. I replaced the headlamp switch and have not heard back from the customer. Thanks again for the help
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTSW3174E
After more pressure testing while truck was cold.The pressure in reverse would vary from 60 psi to 90 psi when doing a stall test.When the trans would fully engage in reverse the pressure would go back to spec.Installed factory trans .Thanks for all the help.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L long crank time VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Vehicle was back yesterday for more testing. We attached our spark tester, injector noid light and fuel pressure gauge. The vehicle started each time we tried it throughout the day. Spark and injector pulse were there when cranking. The fuel pressure did drop ...
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 138GP193X1
hi i took the info into account but the car never showed back up so i can't tell much to you all as to the fix thanks phil
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