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1983 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L distributor VIN: 1FTBR10S6D
fellow itan members, 83 ford ranger 2.8 v6 distributor gear is apple cored,second time. cust states engine was overhauled about 5000 miles ago.came to us as a no start oem dist gear was worn but so was the housing.installed reman,only lasted 130 miles. does an...
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L odometer VIN: 1FAPP6040L
thanks in advance for taking to to respond to my problem. car came in speedo,odometer not working. also check engine lite on. code was for open speed sensor circuit. replaced speed sensor. cleared code, road tested all was well.noticed odometer was not moving....
1990 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 2FDKF37MBL
I need some diesel help. Vehicle is releasing black smoke out the tailpipe. I have replaced injectors. Also, the vehicle is making a clacking noise. As if, the valves need adjusting. This what lead me to replacing the injectors. I got this advice from another ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no scan tool com. VIN: 2FTHF26M8P
The ECA is only giving out a VREF of .4 volts instead of 5 volts. The ECA also only has 2.8 volts at the self test output terminal instead of 5 volts. There is also no tach activity in cluster however the ac voltage tach signal at ECA is within spec. I have do...
1995 Ford Probe 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B75
Hello everyone This must be the month for nightmares.This customer had water pump and timing belt replaced 3 weeks ago at another shop.When she picked the car up it had a miss, other shop told her it needed wires.Last saturday brought to me. It had 3 different...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FALP42X4T
Looking for a little help with this. My son just bought this car from the local Ford dealer on Saturday. Before I bought it I drove it about 15 miles and it ran fine with no problems. Car was well maintained and super clean. It had all new Ford hoses and a new...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4WD engagement VIN: 1FMFU18L0V
I do not know a lot about these systems. The 4WD works fine in auto. When switching to hi or lo there is a clicking behind the dash and the vehicle never goes into lock. The 4lo light on the dash does not light when switched to 4 lo. We have tried 2 dash switc...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Hello techs, vehicle came in overheating. replaced head gaskets.vehicle ran beautifully for 2 days.veh. left customer on side of road. when i got there, started and drove it in-i just knew the converters were stopped up because of blown gasket-i was wrong. veh...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZV34X6X
We need help on this...thanks in advance. This has been going on for about 2 years. The ck engine light keeps coming on, the codes keep coming up with missfires. At this time on cylinder #3 missfire (has been other cylinders), and the vehicle will intermittelt... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L ssb VIN: 1FTNE24L7Y
Thanks for any and all help in advance. Got a E250 that when driving will just all of a sudden have a check engine light and then the trans drops out like it is not there. Only conde is 755 and no other. I noticed when this happens the speedomitor will drop to...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW07L52
Customer complaint is an intermittant mild buck or stumble at cruising speeds. The intermittant hesitation happens under partial throttle and is more noticable when slightly accellerating or giving more gas such as up a hill. Also complains of a rough idle. Th...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57F02
Towed in as a no start, died while idling. Scanned & no codes. Checked & found h.p. oil reservoir low. Filled reservoir & starts. Tested oil pressure w/live guage, 20 psi @ hot idle, 50 psi against govoner. Changed oil & filter, re-tested pressure. No change, ...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L a/c relay VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
Just like most people said. We found bad grounds. Repaired several bad grounds and problem solved. Thanks to all that replied.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
Hello everyone! Thanks to everyone that took the time to offer help on this Ford van. We believe we have fixed this vehicle, at least it hasn't died in the last 3 weeks! Before it wouldn't last 3 days. We replaced all the engine ground straps. Or I should say ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L cooling VIN: 1FDLF47FXV
we ended up replacing all lines and evap core and that seemed to fix the problem at 1st then vehicle returned and all pressures are were perfect but we still had poor performance. customer has decided to take vehicle to the dealer. thanks for all your replies ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Blower motor VIN: 2FMZA50U7U
still working on this one, had some great replys but none panned out. the fuse blows so intermittently that it's going to take awhile to trace down.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L charging light VIN: 1FAFP53U81
replaced ecm and this cured the problem.thanks for all of your help.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: FTYR44E82P
Thank you to all who responded I didnt have to propane or smoke check it I was spraying around w/ carb spray found a hose almost under the throttle body that wraps around the back of the engine on top I found a vaccume leak at the back of the hose repl... Trouble codes: P1400, P1131, P1151, 300 (misfire).
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1FTRW08L63
After disconnecting the battery, the problem went away. Customer has had the truck now for a few days and hasn't called us with a repeat of the problem... who knows?
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L excessive pinging VIN: 1LNLM82W6T
Hi everyone. Sorry I did not respond earlier. I needed the customer to drive the vehicle for awhile to see if the problem was solved. I did have a egr vacuum supply problem. I had a vacuum hose that was collapsing when the engine was accelerated. I also had ca...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L headlamps VIN: 1MEFM58SOX
Thankyou to those that replied, I suspect either the photocell, or the module to the system, however this vehicle is low priority on the customers to do list, so they have opted to deal with it the way it is. Thanks again for all your help.
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S61
thanks guys, for your input. i determined that it was the driver circuit inside the pcm on this. i had to send her to the dealer for further proof of this. i'm still waiting to hear back on this. i'm confident that this is correct. the engine is sound, the ign... Trouble codes: P0340.
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