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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L shifting VIN: 1FMEU15H8R
Hi everyone, I need help from a E40D guru, this thing bangs hard shifting into reverse, foward gears a little harder than normal, has code 628 in memory dropped pan, magnet fuzzy, no chunks or clutch debris,checked line pressure, 140 psi in P&N flutters betwee...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L oil pan VIN: 1FTHF36G6S
Hey, Ford guys can the oil pan be replaced in the truck or must the engine be pulled to change it. Thanks!
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1W
this ex police explorer came to me from another shop and its got me thinking.first cylinders 1 through 6 register misfires from 4096 to 8192 counters but does not register a misfire malfunction. secondly the misfire counter only shows the above two numbers, no... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L forward gears VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
This one has me a little confused. I have done quite a few of the ax4n with similar problem and found forward control vave hanging and retaining clip damged from valve hammering. This unit is absolutely beautiful inside no sighn of slippage at all and no hard ...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF47F9Y
Hi guys this truck has been a problem child for about 4 months, it starts & runs in the am as long as you drive it every day, if you dont start it for 2 days it wont start unless you use starter fluid, it also runs rough & knocks like detonation for 5-10 min &...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L44
We have a fleet of these buses and the two with the highest miles (100,000+) have this recurring P0191 code. They both set the code after extended idling, and the coolant temp is hot (over 212 degrees). These things idle with the A/C cranked up on the front an... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor curcuit)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ac VIN: 1LNF1997VO
Customer says AC works great for driver and passanger, but the passanger foot gets hot and the wife's lipstick melted in her purse while it was on the floor, no complaints about the AC temp just the warm area on the passanger foot. We had 44 degrees vent temp ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L low & reverse VIN: 4M2ZU86E52
This vehicle has an intermittent low & reverse problem. You encounter it mainly when the vehicle is not up to operating temperature. When you take off the tranny will engage & disengage rapidly like it is low on fluid. Once you get it going it operates perfect...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FTEF14N0H
this was a fuel delivery problem. after extensive testing we found flow to be low after the high pressure pump. we never suspected a pump to be bad out of the box but it was. we also found a leaking heater core and replaced it. thanks for all the replys and ke... Trouble codes: 31 (koeo egr evp-ept ckt out of range), 44 (koer thermactor air system not working), 31 (koeo egr evp-ept ckt out of range), 13 (koer cant control rpm during low rpm check), 73 (koer no tps change on throttle snap), 25 (koer no knock signal during self test).
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L hydraulic system VIN: 1FTFE24H4P
Just wanted to thank everyone for their input to the brake pedal fading problem on the E250 van. Here is what we did after receiving all your suggestions. Started with the check valve that screws on the master cylinder suggested by Robert from Virginia. This...
1996 Ford Probe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZVLT20A3T
The problem was the idle air control, customer refused repair after hearing what the repair would cost as the iac is part of the throttle body assembly
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L tcc VIN: 1FALP54N5T
The TCC droping out when the A/C clutch engaged is normal to hide the extra load. Installing a new torque convert ultimately fixed the problem.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143B
Thanks to all for the help. I replaced the #2 injector and test drove the vehicle, st and lt fuel trims normalized. I let the customer test drive vehicle over the holiday and all is ok. I triple checked for intake leaks and pcv leaks. In retrospect i shoul... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FAFP6635W
i don't know if this is fixed or not, have not talked to customer yet. but what i did was changed the dash unit but still seams to run high, but seams to match scanner readings, according to tsb at 198 it is suppose to be between the A and the L and that is w...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L4X
This truck hasnt been back mainly because the customer cant leave the truck long enough. but from what I have seen in the archives and the responses I recieved I believe it is the radiator. my next step was to pull it and flow test it but cant do it while hes ...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45F0Y
I replaced the exhaust backpressure sensor, its been about 2 weeks, so far so good. The sensor must be shorting out the 5v reference voltage and the PCM see's it as a bad cam shaft positon sensor because the CMP is checked more often (more important) than the ... Trouble codes: P0344 (camshaft sensor intermitant).
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L springs VIN: 1FAFP52251
i am still replacing springs , i have told my managers about the problem ,i have done 3 sets since the posting and i have been giving taurus's more room on the road. it is good to know that you all care to respond . thank you
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX172X1
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P2Z
The pcm was the problem. I replaced it and forgot about the pats system. I towed it to ford for them to flash it. They had problems geting the info from the old one to put into the new one. I don't know what they did to get the old info. But after the new pcm ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipule cly. missfire), P0303 (cly. 3 missfire).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall VIN: 2FTRF07232
I would like to say thanks for the responses from Curtis, Michael, Allen, Jason, and William for their help. You had offered advice on voltage feed and grounds, wiggle testing and heat and cooling the pcm. Well we wiggled the wiring under the dash, replaced th... Trouble codes: P0125, P1000, P1112.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTRF00723
i would like to say thanks to Domain, Russel, Patrick and James for their comments and help Well we checked the suggestion that you made and found that trying another key, watching and cleaning all grounds on the fire wall, replacing the ignition switch, heat... Trouble codes: B1359.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L system pressure VIN: 2FAFP71W23
We replaced everything possible and were unable to correct the problem, we reduced the ac/charge and synptoms were reduced, waiting for customer feedback on repairs.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A31
We tried every way we could to clean right side of block without removing heads, customer did not not want to spend the money. This one goes in the lost time column.Customer traded car in on a new one.
2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L Unknown VIN: 4M2YU56Z96
We decided that since this vehicle was so new that it was kind of over our heads. And the customer decided to take it back to the dealer were he bought it. But thanks for all your help. If I hear what was wrong I will post the info.
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