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1964 Ford galaxie 500 352CID ignition VIN: 4J68X15967
can anyone out there in ford land remember the ignition timing and dwell reading for the police interceptor engine. thank you all!!!
1980 Ford VI 5.8L Stall, backfire VIN: OY89G61832
have checked everything. Vehicle stalled when put in gear. At times it backfire through carburetor during cranking. Other shop installed rebuilt motor. Help.
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEF14N9G
Can't get my truck to pass emmissions test at idle, very high HC. here is some background, has 302 engine from a 87 Lincoln but with 86 F150 emissions parts, intake, plenum etc. It has long tube headers with o2 sensor just before collector and dual exhaust 1 c... Trouble codes: 67 (KOEO neutral drive switch A/C input)
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Intake VIN: 1FTEX15H5L
OK here is the deal. December of last year the truck cam in with the intake leaking antifreeze on the right rear corner of the engine. I replaced the gaskets and valve cover gaskets also using NAPA Victor gaskets. The truck came back in February with an oil le...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N7N
Well ladies & gents, I have another problem vehicle that found my door. It is a 92 Fkord pickup that came in with a no start. It was scheduled to receive and engine, but died sooner. Tried to fix the no start but felt the engine was part of the problem, so rep...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P5R
car came in with a hard starting and no power power problem. Customer stated he wanted the crankshaft sensor replaced. We replaced the crankshaft sensor with an after market. Old sensor wiring was damaged. Car will not start. Hooked up two different scanners ...
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 F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW30F9X
Hi Techs,i have this powerstroke that misfires all the time no smoke no codes, lack of power. I changed the motor oil first, drove it for a while,stil runs the same, it has no codes i did cylinder buzz test all sound the same, i used snap-on scanner. I then di...
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
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 E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L21
Any information on the code 1504 {IAC} and what may be causing this would be of great help seeing it mainly happens hot and after driving aprox 50 miles slow down cheak engine lamp comes on idle eratic almost dyes or it will stall.press on accel and vech runs ... Trouble codes: 1504 (iac cotrol)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tcc VIN: 1FMPU16L62
Vehicle came in with the O.D. Light flashing and the Check Engine Light on whith a strange shift pattern that is undescribable. We pulled the above listed codes with our Genesys OTC scan tool. We followed the Mitchel flow chart for these codes. Verified Bat. v...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU04132
2 weeks ago had a 2002 Ford Escape brought over for a hard start and rough idle, which I thought it was the EGR valve which it was. So I pulled it off I could blow basically straight though it, which I knew it was bad so I ordered a new one put the new one on,...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FMNU41S92
truck will intermittantly slightly missfire and stall while at idle and in gear.when this happens od lite will flash & pcm sets p0720 & p0722.datastream shows oss at o when stopped and reads rpm when moving.pinpoint testing shows no wiring connection issues.wi... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU67E53
Hello to all agian. Have this exporer thatis giving me a fit.In gear with a/c on it will idle so low it cuts off the a/c. Can feel it almost die out. Runs great besides this.A/c is cold and pressures are normal. IAC is oving normal the throttle body is clean. ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14504
Hello all. This truck has a slight rough idle and keeps setting these codes. We removed cylinder 4 plug and coil and tranfered it to cylinder 6. Same code returns for cylinder 4. There is a bulletin about updated plugs, but I am just wondering about anything e... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 316 (misfire detected first 1000 revolutions)

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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B4R
The engine came out of a 95 mazda 626.The cam is different,can't use the mazda dist. because the connectors are different,and the parts for the probe dist won't bolt in the mazda housing. The engine are the same EXCEPT for the cams.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0V
First off, thanks to all who took the time to reply and help - it is appreciated. Special thanks to Nick [...], who nailed it right on the head. It turned out to be a two-fold problem - with the worst part being that in attempting to repair the problem, ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13PIV
Thank you to all of the techs who replied. With further diag and a running compression test I found # 2 to vary on compression telling me that all of you who referanced the tsb's for valves sticking and loose valve seats are probably correct. Unfortunately the... Trouble codes: P0302.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z3X
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0320 VIN: 1FTPE24LXX
Thank you to everyone that posted a reply for my problem child there was a lot of useful information and thinking that i had a problem with a crank shaft sensor possibly i figured might as well drop the a/c compressor down and look at it well when i got the co... Trouble codes: P0320.
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57FOX
thanks to all who responed i think it was oil burning from the engine i told the customer & they are going to let it go until it get worse thanks again all who repsoned
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Will not crank VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
We found that the battery cable had actually been burnt by the EGR tube, but had been retaped. The part we missed was closer to the starter (I guess where it had shorted from the first incident) thats where it was shorting occasionaly. She has driven it for ab...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMZA51433
first of all i would like to thanks for the replies i received. the master cylinder (including reservoir w/ level sensor) had been replaced. i got some responses saying to check that, but since it had been replaced i ruled that out. i got a reply saying to rec...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L altenator,instrument panel VIN: 1FTNF20144
thanks to all whom responded \ found overdrive cancel switch wire in steering collumn bare and intermittently shorting out repaired wire problem fixed thanks again iatn rocks
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L ac VIN: 1FTNF20556
orfice tube pluged \ full of sand\replaced acumulator compressor and orfice tube problem fixed thanks to all!!
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Tire Monitor VIN: 1LNLM97V5T
well guys this customer chose to take the car to the dealer for repairs. We really tried everything to get the light off but we had no luck. I had a few good replies but nothing that worked.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Thanks to all who replied. It helped to hear from all to help me keep an open mind and not zero in on one particular item. The cooling TSB did not apply. I knew the fan was working properly It would start at slow speed and then ramp up to high speed as engine ...
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