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1967 Ford Mustang 289CID Power steering pump VIN: 7F03C10070
Not your normal power steering leak. Car gets driven very little and over the past 3-4 years we have replaced the power steering pump, hoses, valve assy, ram unit for various leaks. Now what occurs is if the steering is used hard, and fluid heats up, it pukes ...
1968 Ford SHELBY MUSTA 428CID vacumm VIN: 8T02R19922
Help I am looking for a vacumm diagram for this car. It has California emissions. This is Shebby 428 Cobra Jet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Hard Starting VIN: 1FTEE14Y9S
This vehicle has a hard start after if sits over-night or 1 hour or so. I have checked fuel pressure to find to specs. I read a service bulletin concerning a collapsed throttle body gasket and found that problem present. Still same problem. All other component...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no test VIN: 1FALP52U1T
heres a good one. i purchased this 1996 taurus from a customer 3 years ago with a bad engine. i finally installed a used engine and did alot of work on this car to give it to my 17 year old neice for graduation. my shop is in n. georgia where emmissions test a...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3rd brake light VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
I have this explorer that the 3rd brake light stays on dim and pulsing with the brake off. I have around 1.9 volts at the 3rd brake light. I disconnected the brake light switch and it makes no difference. The raps & light monitor modules also have a input from...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU84P7Y
got one i can't figure will stall intermittantly at stop lights.i cleaned the throttle body,maf senser, and did a motorvac injection cleaning on it.the car actually never stalled for me but the customer took me out and got it to stall by moving the gea...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Extended crank VIN: 1FMYU04181
Hi Fellow Techs, I have this escape at my shop with an intermittent Extended Crank/ Hard Start. 2.5 V6. I have not been able to duplicate customers complaint of extended crank. After warming car, and letting sit for about 1-3 mins. I can turn koeo, watch the ...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No shift conditions VIN: 1FDXE45F12
For those experts in the transmission field your help would be appreciated. Customer is going thought rought times and a full transmission repair or replacement will be a blow to his passenger transportation business. My opinion is that transmission will need...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAFP13P92
after repairs the engine overheats. the temp pointer reads in the center of the gauge. the ecm shows the engine temp to be 213f but the engine is boiling over. i know for the 2.0 in the focus this is normal for it to run hotter and can confuse tech's but this ...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hi: I have a strange one for you guys to help me with. This truck is a used unit under warrenty at a used car dealer.It was brought to me for severe false actuation. Using my snap on scanner, I found the LF sensor droped out at 4 mph and the RF at 2 mph. I rep...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L compressor VIN: 1FTWW32P73
Hi fellas, this beast came in with a locked up compressor and I replaced it. Now at an idle the clutch is applied, but at about 1100 to 1200 rpm the compressor shuts down. My pressures are fine, checked my high and low switches, good. It seems the computer is ...
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31L03
This is a high mileage shuttle van used mostly for tahing passengers to Orlando airport. Most of the time it is driven at 70 plus mph. At 72 on up the hole van has a really bad vibration. The steering wheel shakes and so due the seat's the above work has been ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPW14504
This ford has a squeak on front right wheel that starts at about 15 mph it not there all the time the squeak sound like when ther is a bad u-joint on the drive shaft but it not in the drive shaft we took wheel and rotor ,caliper off and can not see anything vi...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L antenna VIN: 1MEHM59592
customer's concern is intermittantly the radio antenna will go down by itself and the radio will loose reception. after drivin a while with the radio still on the antenna will go back up and work just fine. the last time this happened they were driving over ra...

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1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
Thank you very much for all who responded,the problem turned out to be a defective new camshaft sensor causing intermittent cut out, we decided to try another sensor after tugging wires and exhausting all other options known to us, after new sensor was install...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Thanks for all the help. It was a pain. First the green fuel pump wire neaar the e brake lever appeared to have something dropped on it sometime and it only acted up when it felt like it. The paint near it showed discoloration and was abble to see a little ope...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5242X
Well the customer had us clear the codes and they have not returned as of yet. Thanks for all the replies and insight. We will check pcv lines/block lines and recheck O2 data as advised. We will also check the brake booster as reccommended. If no problems foun... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE47FXX
Hi, I'm really sorry about the delay, the customer is trying to sell this without putting any money into it so it hasn't been back. I think it's the pcm itself because it has never been chipped, and was sitting dormant for a year before it came in to be scanne... Trouble codes: P0603 (KAM test failure).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Thanks to all for your help, the intake gasket was bad and after replacement the problem is gone,thanks again.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L trans shifting VIN: 1FTNW21P04
ALL REPLIES were excellant the vehicle had several after market modules for power one had most of the connectors disconnected except the wiring connected to the transmission luckily we were familiar with these boxes just traced out wiring and found were it was...
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