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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3L
This truck came in as a no start originally. We changed the fuel filter and the truck ran until the next day when the fuel pump went out. We changed the pump and the truck ran good for a week at which point it again broke down and got towed back with a bad cra...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP42T7S
Hey fellow techs. This 5.0 Mustang is a booger. Intermittantly there is no fire, no injector pulse. We have tested and tested and finally threw some parts at it. The problem is every time we replace something it will start for a while but then go back to crank...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP13P2W
Greetings! I am in need of dire help, my most pain in the you know what customer (the wife) blew the engine in her 2.0l SOHC ford escort. So i'm diagnosing the car in my backyard and ran a compression test followed by a leak down test and found the Cylinders 1...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cylinder VIN: 3FALP6533W
car came in with running problem customer stated that car would turn over in the morning like there was no compression and then would finally start however runniing bad and then would finally smooth out and run fine. when we got the car it would start up but r...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0320 VIN: 1FTPE24LXX
vehicle came in with two codes p1406 and code p0320 stalling and would not run we had checked the basics and everything apears to be ok we tested and found the dpfe sensor to be bad so we had replaced it that code went away went for a drive and low and behold ... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53U6Y
customer stated radio does not work. radio display on dash shows the word call and the time. called dealer they never heard of this. check connections on radio dash pod and radio in trunk. disconnected dash pod and reconnected. worked for 20 minutes, then same...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Driver air bag VIN: 1FMDU83P3Y
This one is driving me crazy, the worst thing it is my roommates, and he bought the car from our dealership so gettin my but kicked at work and home:). So, the under seat plug has been repaired and replaced once, not by us. The wires are white/light Blue and b...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FTYR10V5Y
hello fellow techs. we have a ranger here that won't take fuel . It kicks off immediately when you attempt to fill the tank. We have not seen a problem like this before and were hoping someone could provide some direction. Thanks in advance David
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L axle seal VIN: 58ERTYZ88W
Hey guys, I need some advise on one more please. We have an excursion on the alignment rack. The tech put new uppers and lower ball joints in. We cannot get the new inner axle - knucle seals in. Ford says there is a tool they use on the vehicle. All data show ...
2001 Ford Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Backfire
Hello everyone, This problem has really done my head in. It occours when driven in any gear hot or cold, hesitates, backfires through airfilter, surges. All this happpens below 3,200 RPM under load. As soon as it hits 3,200 RPM, Power kicks back in and everyt...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L ABS module VIN: 1FTNX21S81
Thank you for taking the time to help. This truck halls horses etc. The problem is when you brake hard the steering wheel starts to vibrate and the customer says it will pull to one side. I could not get it to pull to either direction to any degree. No codes a...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11331
tested cam position sensor-no signal,found terminals spread on connector, tightened terminals and checked with modis- good signal, on second key cycle,ses light comes on. resets code 340. ohm tested both wires from cmp to ecm-ok. noticed cam advance shows -9 d... Trouble codes: 340 (cam position sensor circuit malfunctionvak)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L transmission
This one is for you Ford tranny guys out there.Got an 01 F-150 Lightning with a 5.4 and 4R100 trans.It goes from 1st to 3rd gear with no 2nd.There is no slipping or neutraling out, just 1st gear then 3rd applying at the speed 3rd should apply.Fourth also appli...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L altenator,instrument panel VIN: 1FTNF20144
We have this truck in shop fuse #45 ignition run start. after fuse blows altenator quits charging after battery voltage drops low the gauges do not funtion. replaced fuse first time put vehicle back in operation after looking for shorts. truck ran good for sev...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L fuel gauge inop VIN: 1FAFP55264
this taurus came from area auto auction,fuel gauge worked we they drove it back from auction, about 2 days later the low fuel lite stayed on, the gauge would move up to the low side when started, then you would be driving and it would read completey full of fu... Trouble codes: P0462, P0463
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L oil dip stick tube VIN: 1FTNF21L44
Thanks for the help in advance. The dip stick tube broke off where the bracket bolts to the exhaust manifold. When I tried to remove the rest of it from the block, it broke off at the o-ring, leaving the bottom 2" in the block. Using a piece off all-thread, I ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L ac VIN: 1FTNF20556
no cold air /bypassing high pressure switch turns compressor on/ high pressure at high side/low side pulls toward a vacumn/ any hints would be appreciated
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Tire Monitor VIN: 1LNLM97V5T
I would like any info on resetting the tire monitor system for this vehicle. Im unable to locate any information, we just replaced the monitor sensor and would like to rid ourselves of this vehicle.

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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L bearings
well after almost a month of bickering and going through proper chain , the selling dealer decided to eat the labor as long as the customer paid for the motor... better than nothing i suppose. . . . still a kick in the knee since the customer just bought the v...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L instrument panel VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Thanks for every helps. Finally found the problems. After took out the cluster, I found the only two bulbs working. Under the daylight, it looked like every bulds out. It is the creative idea that they should check illumination after covering the cluster area ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14514
thanks for all the replies.ihave notfixed this truck yet .i had to get some other work done.have tried intake gaskets and ck valves.i will post if i find a fix thanks agian Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L cv joint VIN: 4M2DV1115V
Thankyou everyone that replied. Although I have been successful taking the outer joint apart in the past this one was too much for me. I looked at going at it by removing the inner joint but decided otherwise. I figured I had spent too much time messing with t...
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