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1992 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEE11N4N
this veh is an auction special so no history with it. vehicle barely runs spark,timing chain,fuel suppy, and compression good. threw ecm at it off running van made no difference. added 5 gallons of fresh fuel. this thing has been here for 3 months and no one k...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15NIN
I ran engine run test and observed about 5in of vacuum at the egr nipple with a guage T ed in. At the evr sol I have 5volt ref., and sensor voltage at rest=.46 with ign. on. If I apply vacuum to EGR sensor volts= 4.45. What should I see on the other wire. Volt... Trouble codes: 33 (Insufficent EGR flow detected)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L instrument panel VIN: 2FMZA5146W
The instrument panel illumination bulbs not turn on even though the head lights on. I checked the 14 & 35 fuses and hot. Is there anything else before taking off the instrument panl to check the illumination bulbs? The dimmer switch works but it can control on...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
OEM bulb is halogen type. Bulb is good. Can't find reason for excessive heat that would melt socket like this. Customer saved old sockets(4), 2 from each side. Headlight assly replaced on pass side after 2 socket replacements. Locking lugs broken and bulb fell...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Hello all you Ford techs out there. This problem is almost impossible to diagnose because it never lasts long enough. The engine will just stop running suddenly but it will start right back up and run fine. Sometimes it will do it six or seven times in a row a...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FWYU04131
i am trying to repair this escape for a friend. they had a recall scheduled at the dealer and on the way the check engine light came on. the ford dealer told them it needed a coil. cylinder #1 was misfiring. i replaced #1 coil, all 6 plugs and the plenum gaske...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU63W72
Hey Guys, I need some help on this one, this vehicle came in for CHECK ENGINE Light, Code P1506, High idle, IAC was stuck, replacing IAC cured the problem, ooops customer back in one month: bad IAC again, renewing IAC fix the problem, wait, customer is back on...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L trans shifting VIN: 1FTNW21P04
said was fine after head job but swapped used trans and started and ran fine went into gear fine but when test driven the first shift to second the tow haul light started flashing and wouldn't shift
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38314
Came in with intermittant misfire and codes p0304(#4 mis), p0204(#4 injector), and o2 sensor biased rich. It has good spark, fuel pressure and leakdown passes. I switched injectors and still #4 misfire. I have gone through all the processes in 'service info' a... Trouble codes: P0304, P0204
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14514
any help would be appreciated i dont know anything else to ck.compression good all within 5 lbs.leak down test ok.injector flow test ok.runs great off idle.always has miss at idle.thanks in advance gary Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31545
Help! 05 ford f350 was towed into the shop would start backfire and die would never idle or run for long. have a friend that works at ford he brought home their laptop after mine would not communicate(borrowed an updated modise and it wouldn't communicate eith...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L hydra-boost VIN: 1FT5W21PX5
I have a customers 2005 F250 SuperDuty with a knocking type noise in the steering and the brake pedal when turning the wheel. It does not sound like a typical power steering pump whine. This is actually felt through the brake pedal and steering wheel. If you a...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75WXT
Everything seems to check out ok,but I cannot get the compressor to engage. I don't have a diagram for this vehicle so I can't follow the power flow, and I'm not sure if there are any other switches or sensors in the system. I would appreciate a diagram if any...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Starter VIN: IMEFM66LOX
Help Help icant take it no more you guys seems to be able to see something i miss, hopefully this time to, When car is cool in the mornings u turn key and pump winds and lights light up but nothing starter dos not turn or make a sound, after a few attemps it s...

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1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Speaker VIN: 1FALP45XOV
THanks for everyone that tried to help. We did finally got the vehicle repair alot of people piont out TSB 2-16-4, which pertian to a similair problem i was having. I was aware of of tsb. My test alread did eliminate the fuel pump because noise was still appar...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L crankshaft
thank everyone for there help. with your help this ford is on the road again. ordered bolts from ford on monday morning and had them tuesday moring. new crank&bearings &bolts, this truck is back together and running. some said arp may have the bolts but they d...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
This vehicle is fixed. To all of you who suggested the EGR ports, you got it exactly right. You all have saved me time and money, and hair. I checked the vehicle within 5 minutes of getting the EGR info, and repaired it within the hour. I also checked the CMP ... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire 1 cylinder).
1999 Ford F F800 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEWF8016X
Thank you all for the attention and replies that we recieved, it turns out that the injection pump did self distruct when the transfer pump gave out. Following Ricks bleeding procedure this monster was running in ten minuts. A day after the repairs i got the i...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
well, thanks for all the help the problem ended up being a damaged/split copper washer in #4 cyl causing some compression pressure into the fuel system. thats why the oil press would peg because it was running out of fuel. thanks again Trouble codes: P1298 (idm failure), P0266 (cyl 2 contribution fault).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L locks VIN: 1FTSW30F92
Delete session on pds. Disconnect the new module. Plug in pds, identify vehicle. Select programmable module installation. It will tell you replace module. Plug in your new module at that time. If it is able to use backup data from pcm, it will do so. However, ...
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