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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!!!
1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 5th Gear VIN: 1FAPP14J2N
Hello all, This customer is a regular but I have never seen the car before. Pops out of 5th when driving, all others OK. It will stay in 5th if you coast, but put any torque on it and it pops right out. Shift linkage was in HORRIBLE condition. The shift me...
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...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L brake pedal VIN: 1FTJW3SF8T
Truck originally came in for low pedal. After brake inspection, replaced the rear shoes, hardware, and a new master cylinder because it felt like it was by-passing. After completion, the pedal still acts like it is by-passing. Tried another master, with the sa...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Engine oil in the cooling system VIN: 1FDLE47S1V
Hello I have a box van E-450 here. The customer said that they have been having to add alot of coolant from time to time, and that they found that the coolant in the overflow looked like it had oil in it. They were right about oil in the overflow but there was...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Low oil pressure VIN: 1FDXE45F61
Hi. What i have is a 7.3 that stalls after 10-15 seconds of running after cold start. After siting overnight the high pressure oil reservoir is full. The vehicle will start normally. However after starting the vehicle will not build low oil pressure unless it ...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Engine Cuts out. VIN: 1FAFP33P91
After repairing a blown head gasket, the car starts up fine. But when initially put in gear, it will stall. Also attempts to stall when completing a stop. If you keep the RPM's a little higher then put in gear it will work fine and usually drives fine, but it ...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P92
after repairs the oil pressure light would flicker at an idle. the oil pressure was 30 psi at fast idle and 6 psi at an idle with the engine warmed. we replaced the oil pump and the oil pressure came up to 45-50 at fast idle and 6 psi when warmed at an idle ho...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L engine/trans VIN: 1FTRX18W82
Hey everyone, sqweak/sqwauk noise best heard from under truck listening thru trans inspection plug. Sounds like pieces of rusted metal rubbing against each other. We cannot hear noise thru trans using chassis ears, but can slightly hear in area around timing c...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L 2nd gear start VIN: 2FMZA52284
Tranmission was installed in Jan 07. Customer complained of engine miss and vehicle shaking, rebalanced torque convertor. Came in again and code P0340 & P1270 were stored, replaced camshaft position sensor cleared and drove. Then 2 weeks later replaced output ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L coverter clutch VIN: 1FMYU93ZX5
This is a 05 ford escape with a cd4e transmission and has 55,000 miles on it. The coverter clutch is remaining in lock up after about 20 miles of free way driving. If you then exit the freeway and come to a complete stop the car will chug and die.(definetly co...

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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T7L
Thanks for all the replies. I'm sure some of you have had this happen to you -- our 'known good ign. coil' was not good. It is now deep in the landfill! Thanks again.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Power Windows & Wipers VIN: 2FMDA5145S
Sorry guys I sent a close to this last week it must not have gone through. When I replaced the GEM module I didn't relize it had to be reproggramed I had the right fix just didn't go far enough thanks everybody
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H1T
Have tried cleaning MAF, no help. I did notice that if I run vehicle with air filter removed that it will set MAF code. I will replace pcv and recheck T for collapse, and may gamble on replacing MAF. Vehicle left yesterday, and I haven't heard whether the code... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Output shaft noise VIN: 1FDLF47G2V
I appreciate all of the replies and help offered. I tried to verify that all of the suggested problem areas were looked at and were either ok or not. The fluid level in the trans brake unit was as full as it could be, seeping out when I removed the plug. Fluid...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41XXV
just want to thank evryone who responded to this.after going through the vacuum system and finding no leaks.i recieved an email this morning from a gentelmen telling me to check for possible blown head gasket.sure enough the right side exhaust manifold is corr... Trouble codes: P0133.
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4443V
A very big thank you to all who sent me info on this vehicle,I have replaced the transponder that is located around the ignition key barrel,the car now starts and runs fine God Bless Ernie
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cylinder VIN: 3FALP6533W
found out vehicle had set up for four years and customer had tried to do repairs first and we assumed that he had put fuel in the car prior to driving the vehicle and we were wrong about that the gas had gotten old and had varnished up and had started to stick...
1999 Ford F650 7.2L abs module VIN: 3FDNF65A5Y
we had the dealer do it with the ngs,we try the options thaT was given by u guys but no luck tks. alot.
2001 Ford Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Backfire
Thanks everyone, Helped out a lot. Problem ended up being a coil pack, Cyl 2 & 6 go down only when you drive it. Checked continuity from PCM to coil pack, All ok. Checked trigger to coil pack while fault occours, All ok. Replaced coil pack and its all fixed.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L transmission
I only got 2 replies on this one but both nailed it. Aaron and Edwin both said the 1-2 shift valve was stuck in its bore.Thanks guys,you made me look smart and that ain't easy!
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP55U72
after many days of double and triple checking - talking with ford we came up with that the ecm they sent us had the wrong sticker applied somehow - we had the wrong pcm with the correct part# sticker - replace and reset pats key all is well
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L belt VIN: 1FDWF36P35
tks. u guys i did not have to pull out the radiator but i did have to take it loose and it was smooth sailing ,tks again.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Thanks to chris marcus and nick i belive you steered me in the right direction.I checked and could not get a stickey spot when jacked up.Ford wanted me to try a shimmy shock and different tire pressure.Still the same.The customer took it back to ford because i...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM50U3N
Hi all and thanks to everyone who responded, we had 6 informative replies. Several felt the idle circuit could be the culprit and suggested checking for coking at the throttle plate and we retested the idle control motor, all of these were found to be ok. The ...
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