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1990 Ford F800 429CID Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF82KXL
Truck came in popping really bad through the carb and it caused the air filter to catch on fire. I had the carb rebuilt by a professional and after cleaning up the mess on the engine I replaced the EGR and installed the rebuilt carb. The truck will idle good b...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Transmission shifting VIN: 1FALP5246R
Hi guys and gals. Need some help with a Taurus with an AXOD-E. Customer complaint was a slip-jerk at 25-35 mph. Test drove vehicle and it felt more like a hard shift. Also had some bad engine mounts, making it feel that much worse. Brought back to shop, scanne...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L engine runs cold VIN: 1FTCR14A4R
This Ranger has been in our service for the majority of its lifetime(since 1996). It came in with an insufficient heat problem at idle, temperature gauge reading low and coolant seepage. We were able to verify the concern and upon inspection found the radiator...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
dear ladies and gentleman i really need the help from some of you ford gurus. this truck came in with ck eng light on. hard failure code 224 cannot find much info from micthell for diagnosing this code.checked coils test fine checked ign timing/34 degrees adva... Trouble codes: 224 (pcm/primary circuit failure), 998 (fmem mode)
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L convertor VIN: 3FCMF53G6R
This class A motorhome is makeing me nuts. When going down the road it,s going in & out of lockup,worse when the road is rough, also loseing cruise at same time. I,ve spent hours looking for loose or bad conections,can,t find anything. This is a E40D tranny,an...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H1T
This vehicle sets these codes usually within a day. Serial # indicates that it is a 5.8 litre, but actually is a 4.6 SOHC. I have tested all that Mitchell says, can not find any vacuum leaks , low fuel pressure, or faulty 02. Oil level is full but not over. Lt... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L 4x4 lights on always VIN: 1FTCR15X5T
Asked customer why he wanted the trans rebuilt and he said that after you drive 20 30 min trans would not work, i told customer he should have left the trans in and brought the truck to check for codes or electrical problems first. I took the trans apart and c...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
car came in w/ engine light on & we retrieved po443. we have checked all circuits from pcm connector to canister purge & ftp sensor & canister vent solenoid. we have replaced canister purge(had oil inside) & f.t.p. sensor (oe parts). this is a continuous memor... Trouble codes: P0443
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41XXV
customer has been here and to the dealer multiple times for this problem.started at about lamp came on for faulty o2. replaced down stream o2.then it came up with this slow switching code on the upstream o2.we replaced the upstream o2 and did a fue... Trouble codes: P0133
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
to all ford tech. can you please let me know where to look for this problems. thanks thoa Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX0861V
This has to to 4 other shops and has not been fixed yet. I put new plugs and wires as they were under warranty. # 7 Plug had burned the electrode and ground off the plug/ Have checked EVERYTHING I can think of and it makes no sense to me. I scanned the IAT als... Trouble codes: P0113
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56S7Y
Vehicle came in stalling. The vehicle runs OK at idle but as soon as it is put in drive the transmission output shaft sensor reads into the thousands of revolution, the vehicle speed sensor also becomes erratic, it indicates vehicle speed, and it stalls. Once ... Trouble codes: 503 (Vehicle speed sensor fault), 720 (Output shaft signal), 722 (Output shaft signal)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
customer complaint of high idle, engine overheating,check engine light on ,checked codes, po117 ect ckt low, engine runs fine in shop no high idle but temp gauge & scanner ect temp, after about 5min of running reads 258 degrees, gauge in cluster pegeg temp at ... Trouble codes: P0117
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W11
Vehicle came in to our shop with complaint of misfire when wet. Tried to retrieve codes, otc scan tool will not communicate with vehicle. Checked power and ground fron ecm and data bus, all ok. Tried second otc scan tool, still no communication, also tried sna...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L belt VIN: 1FDWF36P35
hey guys this is a wild one we have a bunch of these trucks and are all under warranty,but there is one we have to change to belt on ,this truck has alot more stuff to be remove that the other ones we did ,what is the easy or should i ask the best wat to remov...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior lights VIN: 1LNHM97V41
Gentlemen We have this Lincoln which was brought to our shop for a battery replacement. It had gone dead and was the orignal battery so the owner wanted it changed. We tested the charging rate which was ok and the owner stated he saw no lights left on and had...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L battery light VIN: 4M2ZU86W72
Vehicle was purchased with battery light on.Alternator looks new,we have put two alt.and ecm on.Wiring checks ok to ecm.I wire 0v. KOEO 12v KOER reg.plug disconnected.KOER charging voltage at all three wires(14v).Identifix could not help.
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L O/D, Man 1st VIN: 2MELM75W95
This is weird. I have a 4r70W that after an Overhaul, has no O/D and binds when put into manual low. the 2nd and 3rd gears are present. TR sensor is OK and adjusted. the SS solenoids are normal and functioning. anyone have any Ideas?

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1968 Ford SHELBY MUSTA 428CID vacumm VIN: 8T02R19922
Thanks to all who responded. John [...] was able to copy and e-mail me pictures of the correct diagrams. Once again THANKS to all.
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M1J
Thank you to all for the great help I recieved with this one. I replaced the return line from the fuel rail to the filter housing and adjusted the injector pump counter clockwise as far as it would go and the truck started fine. I allowed sufficent time for ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Intake VIN: 1FTEX15H5L
Thanks for all your help. I did replace the gasket again, but without using the end pieces, just a bead of silicone. This engine does have over 171,000 miles on it. When I hooked my vacuum gauge to the rubber hose at the air cleaner box, I had pressure, and th...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L High idle VIN: 1FDNF70J3M
This one has high miles, & the throttle plates had worn oval from moving side to side ( no up or down play). additional air is getting in besides the bleed holes in the plates. this part is no longer serviced so I put restrictor orifices in the bleed holes. Id... Trouble codes: 411 (unable to control idle).
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU32X0P
Customer decided to get rid of vehicle and buy an Astro van in order to transport her dogs more easily, so I did not get an oppertunity to close with a confirmed fix But regarding the rplies I received, here they are for future reference. (Some of these were p...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FTDR15X9U
Due to cost of fixing and time restraints, this one left with full hot and full A\C cold only. I was working on it for a local dealership and the vehicle was sold while sitting in our shop. Replacing the GEM module restored the power to the blend door actuator...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWW36F91
Thanks For Your Time- We eventually found a small tear in the left side intercooler connector boot. We repaired it and all is well. Jason [...] Trouble codes: P1247.
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31L03
I rechecked all front end parts again for tightness, all looked good. I swapped a set of tires and rims from another van. Still had vibrations at high speeds. Also replaced inner i-beam and swat bar bushings and turned driveshaft 180 degrees. This did seem to ...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L fuel gauge inop VIN: 1FAFP55264
thanks, it was the module behind the radio, the ford dealer happens to stock these , must be common problem , now i know about it, so thanks for all help, jim Trouble codes: P0462, P0463.
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