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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6L
Hello all, we have a good old ford problem child here. vehicle will crank but will not start, has fuel pressure (45psi), good spark on right bank plugs (dual plug design), injection pulse. removed timing covers and checked timing belt alignment, ok. engine has...
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L computer VIN: 1FMEU15H9N
This Bronco needs a computer and it has an aftermarket rebuilt in it with no OEM #. Everyone tells me that they need the OEM # to order a rebuilt. Ford tells me they cant help because it is too old. Does any one know how to get the OEM #? The complete VIN# 1FM...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
Truck is from a used car lot with no history. Sometimes it runs great, sometimes it runs like a stuck open egr valve at idle with lope, slight black smoke and bad smell. Sometimes it idles great and sometimes it stumbles and the IAC can be heard correcting its...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTJX35F9S
Vehicle came in with an intermintant stalling problem.Seems when it's in gear the torque convertor engages and stalls out the truck.Customer said he had a stall convertor put in several years ago.We don't see any codes and the fluid looks clean. Engine seems t...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Audio System VIN: 1FALP4042S
Thanks for your time and help. This Mustang has a battery drain. The drain is .42 Amps and when we remove the # 4 fuse in the engine compartment fuse box the drain drops to .069 Amps. The battery will go dead after sitting for 3 days. If the vehicle is used ev...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU35P3T
Hello, and thank you for taking time to read this. Customer comes in, says the explorer runs good, except when it is hot out 90+, and is pulling a single axle cargo trailer. Pull a steep hill and work it sometimes it will start stumbling running rough does no...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMUA11U8V
Thank You in Advanced, at a utter loss with this thing. Customer states that vehicle will not start, turns over but no start. Customer says after several attempts will start. Had customer bring vehicle in, tried to duplicate problem, but would'nt you know? St...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L blend door VIN: 1FTZX1763W
My customer sold this truck and the AC is hot. Turns out the blend door is not working. If I hit on the heater box it will change. I know the motor works so the door must be broke. I had a ranger with this kind of problem and had to replace the whole plentum a...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6534X
I need to know if anyone can help with the alignment of the timing belt on this car. It is a 2.0L dual overhead cam engine. It calls for 2 special Ford tools which we do not have. I am assuming that one of the tools is a bar that aligns the slots on the back s...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Speedometer VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
This vehicle has an erratic speedometer needle. while you are driving, it will jump up or down very quickly. After awhile it will set a code P0501 speed sensor code. We have checked the signal from the abs module to the speedometer. While the pattern looks cle...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L comp. clutch control VIN: 3FAKP1137X
Thanx in advance. This car is smashed on every panel and has the interior stripped out of it, but they want the air fixed. The story goes; I charged it up(2# R134a) and the comp will engage,run for a few seconds and kick off.Pressures go 35/195 psi. High press...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L power windows VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
i have a 2000 taurus with left front window inop going up and intermmittant going down.when switch is moved to up position on touch relay rattles but window won't move.intermmittantly when switch is released from up position window moves down slightly-1/2" app...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power off idle VIN: 1FDWX37P13
Hello techs, I have this truck that just won't leave. When you mash the gas from idle the truck feels as if your not even touching the gas pedal. It eventually picks up when the rpms get over 2,000, even then power seems a little down. The engine starts runs e...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDWF36P73
I have been working on this truck for 2 weeks, thanks in advance for any help I can get. Came in with complait of low power, had code P132b (turbo preformance). Drove truck with PDS hooked up, had very low boost under 3,000 rpm, would get to 11-12 psi over 3,0... Trouble codes: P132B
1968 Lincoln continental .0L electric window VIN: 8Y82A82511
Looking for the power window relay...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L blows a/c clutch fus VIN: 1LNHM87A92
this 02 lincoln has been back twice now with a blown 10 amp a/c fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. both times every thing that this fuse feeds test good. has anyone seen this befor thanks for your help!
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1MELM5344P
NO power under load only when hot! When its cold it fine. As soon as it warms up it wont get out of its own way. o2 sensors go full rich when accelerating. SO that rules out anything fuel related, right? No, codes. KOER or KOEO. Ignition 10 degrees base timing...

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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22BXR
thank you all for your advice. I put in a remanufacured dist and it works perfectly. In case anyone wonders a rebuilt distributor is actually cheaper than a module.
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP42T7S
Thank you for all the replies the customer was very happy with the cylinder head job and said the warning light always came on before hand. The customer was not upset with the light coming on. Thank you for all the replies I,ll post information if i get to wor...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1G45T67J75
thanks to everyone who replyed it was the fuel pressure regulator,agian thanks everyonw.took alittle while but i found it.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P3X
Thanks for the replies but this one was so strange that only Stephen [...] even got close. He suggested we look at the grounds which is what we thought but as everyone knows you really have to have an open mind. Upon Stephen's suggestion about checking the si... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1S1 O2 idicates rich condition).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20FIY
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V3Y
looking more found it was a california truck parts houses all use same egr dealer has differnt went backreplaced egr with cali type and hasent been back on yet thanks to all for help Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected).
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oiling system VIN: 1FDXE45F91
One of the plugs on the right head for the high pressure oil galley was leaking. The way we found it,was to reinstall the turbo and crank the engine with the injectors disabled.After an extended crank no leak was observed but when the turbo was removed oil was...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S06
as per most replies veichle was reflashed and so far so good. Thanks to all who replied! Trouble codes: P0061, P2106 (throttle system forced limited power).
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNLM91V8P
Thanks guys. Problem was in the upper "U-Tube" between the cylinder heads. I now know that this had a bleed valve with a 1/4 inch square drive. This car had a fitting welded shut. Don't know why anyone would do this, but there was only a stub that had been MIG...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L eatc illuminatione VIN: 1LNLMA82W9
thanks for the help I had 1 reply. The problem was in the eatc module. There are two ilumination circuits on seperate power feeds with a shared ground. One is for the panel led and the other goes to the function controls. On the wiring diagram there are resist...
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