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1969 Ford Newell 460CID compression
We recently recieved a 1969 Newell motor home with a 460 Ford engine. It has quite a miss on the right bank and a slight miss on the left. That said it runs well enough to drive. Due to the fact that we have sold it and the buyer wants to drive it some distanc...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDKE37M6L
need info for tp adjustment 7.3 diesel ford e-350 tp out of range cant find no spec.for proper adjustment thank you for any help to ya guys Trouble codes: 23 (tp out of range)
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FBHE31FXV
Van came in to me a couple of weeks ago with the problem of the gas gauge reading empty. We made sure the tank was not empty with 130L of fuel put in van by customer the day before. I tried resetting the gauge and gauge worked for short period. Then when I wou...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L a/c leak VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
repairs done by one of the other techs that i work with.have recharged this vehicle and added dye 3 times in the last 7 months.cannot locate any leaks with my sniffer or from dye staining.all pressure readings are ok after charging and the system performs good...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31F9X
Truck has a "dead spot" in the steering wheel. It has a spot where it seems to have play in the wheel. Hard to handle on the highway. It wanders all over. It has a steering dampener on it. It doesn't seem to help. Thought about tighening the adjuster about a q...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U1Y
i to need a ford guru to laugh at me we have in our shopa oo taurus 3.0 it came in with oil in the coolant diagnosis blown head gasket sent heads to machine shop to be reworked installed new plugs for maint.well no more miss fire codes however i now have a rou... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU75W32
Two questions, the code P0353 what parameters cause it to set? Does it set just from a misfire, or does it set due to incorrect resistance in the circuit? Question 2, will the PCM disable A/C if it has this code stored in the computer? The A/C will not engage ... Trouble codes: P0353
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53U42
Hi, The alternator is not charging on this car and the battery light is on. The alternator was replaced before I got it, but did not correct the problem. I was doing the pinpoint test listed in Alldata, it says to measure voltage between the alternator conn. ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17223
here is the problem with this one, if you take off real slow from a stop and are turning tehre is a vibration in the truck, almost feels like something in the rear end. I removed the driveshaft and there rear u-joint was hanging up a little bit so I replaced b...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP55U1A
good afternoon everyone, customer came in with complaint about apply brakes at 55-65 mph steering wheel shakes back and fort, but if u hit apply the brake hard shakeing subsides, took all four wheels off replaced rear shoes, hardware drums and wheel cylinders,...

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMEU17L5V
First I want to sincerely thank Charles, Bill, Mario, Armando and Joshua who took the time to reply and offer to help. Thanks once again. We followed up on the suggestions given and indeed found that it was a power problem. The customer had fitted super huge t...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
I greatly appreciate the responses that I received. Although I had done all that was suggested. I had hoped that someone had had the same problem. Thanks again for all help. David [...]
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L turns over ,no start VIN: 1FDWF36E4Y
my tech. said he ck.the pcm relay and it was good so he was doing other test, after getting my reply from u guys this morning i went out to the truck got with the tech. open the owners manual and ask him to ck. the relay again when he did is was the wrong one ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU84P7Y
Well,this one isn't fixed yet.I was sure when I found the filter off,I had found the stalling problem but after repair it still stalls. Now I get a trans overheat code which I never had before,only code before repair was rpm limit reached. Scanner shows trans ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU72E32
this explored had multiple problems. first found all fuses ok then re checked and found blown fuse replaced and truck started. found 02 codes p0135-0155 o2 heaters replaced sensors. code still there tested wiring first test failed. remove pcm plugs and found b...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR45E22
ITS FIXED! ITS FIXED! Yesterday I scoped the sensor outputs again and this time the time factor was set properly (slower). I saw the top of one sine wave drop off every second or so on the RF. This was enough proof for replacement of the RF hub assembly. Becau...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE45F43
First off thanks for all the help. The problem was the injectors were leak back in to the head. Replaced all the injector o rings and so far so good. Trouble codes: P0603.
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