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1983 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDE14F2D
Came in running very rough, wouldn't hardly idle or drive anywhere. Everything done so far has helped a little. Found wet float level really low in carb, correcting this helped a lot. Ignition timing was a little off, had to retard it a little from spec as it ...
1984 Ford F-250 6.9L starter VIN: 2FTHF2618E
this truck came in to the shop converted from a diesel to gas mtr, the starter is ground to nothing,it has the 460 flywheel and the original bell housing from the diesel witch starter should be used??? or how do i remedey the problem??? any help would be appre...
1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N8F
did a eec test,cam up with code 41, tested fuel pressure, cleand iac, and tried test iac, still did the same, checked tps single.checked iat, replace fuel pump + relay, changed ect sensor. checked for vacumme leaks. checked ign wiring. Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15NRG
Hello all!! Well i have an interesting one for all Ford techs. Truck came in stalls intermittenly and then becomes a no start. Tested for spark and fuel. Spark is good and fuel pressure was 10 psi (non-existant in my opinion). Cycled key and could hear the h...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Power steering pressure hose / pump VIN: 2FMZA51U0W
Hoping someone else has come across this. Replaced a leaking power steering pressure hose on this van 7 months ago. The van has one bad - very stiff - strut mount, replaced one with hose replacement 7 months ago and are going to replace the other today. Howeve...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6637W
We did a head gasket on a 1999 Ford Contour. We got it back together and now the exhaust cam gear is making a "knocking" noise when its at idle. When you accelerate the noise goes away. I am thinking its building up oil pressure to make the noise go away. the ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1426W
Hi this truck is driving us crazy, have been driving it on and off for days with no results. Customer says he will be cruising along when van will start to feel rough and check engine light will come on. These symptoms do not last long. At this point all three... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1133X
cust. states car stalled while driving this morning. cust states he found the main fuse (30A) for fuel injection by the battery blown. he installed the rear defroster fuse next to it in it's place. he was then able to drive 20 miles to our shop without problem...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valves VIN: 1FAFP33PO1
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: FFTNW21F81
I have a customer that has wipers that will not work very intermittently, every time he brings it in they work. What happens is they will not work in the intermittent mode or low speed but work in the high speed. When things dry out everything works fine again...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L hard starting VIN: 1FTYR10D82
There is a long crank time more when starting cold. If gas pedal is held down it starts better. It sometimes is better to shut truck off it doesnt start right and then starting it again. I am near sea level and MAF was at 158hz, temp sensors ECT & IAT were wit...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56P33
Major problems. Before I got to it, they had replaced the turbo, egr cooler, egr vavle and some other odds and ends. After spending some quality time with the truck, discovered bad heads. Replaced heads w/ ford units. Had some hic ups on the isntall, bad brand...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTSW31P83
Oil leaking from rear of engine on drivers side. is coming from very high and looks like dripping from shield below turbo. Connot see any thing from above and is not running down valley. Dont know where to start from top or bottom up. Help, help.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L alternator VIN: 1FDXE45554
Hi I have a 2004 E450 It is equipt with a 200amp pentax alternator. I cannot find a wiring diagram for this alt. the problem i am having is when you rev the engine it overcharges up to 17 volts then the dash goes dead. I have never run into this or worked on t...

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1983 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L distributor VIN: 1FTBR10S6D
thanks for all the replies.we replaced dist again. drove vehicle 80 miles and removed new dist to inspect.the gear on new dist starting to wear again. advised owner we need to tear down and check camshaft. owner declines.
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L brake light
Locating the vacuum sensor helped repair this vehicle, Checking for vacuum shows low vacuum at times only. This vehicle have a vacuum pump, the pump was weak, replaced vacuum pump and all is well. Thanks for help
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
I want to thank everyone for there help!! I replaced the selector switch for the transmission, so now the trucks computor knows when the truck is in park or drive. I used my scanner to find out that the switch was misscomunicating with the truck THANKS ED
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Overdrive VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
Thanks to all who replied,the Ford is fixed. TSB # 99-18-6 covers the repair.The solenoid interconnect molded frame inside the trans pan had a burned connection as did the bulkhead connection.Replaced these parts and the pressure solenoid and road tested vehic...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L red brake light VIN: 1FMYU7OE1Y
Thanks for the 2 responses I recieved, sorry I did not state that we installed an O.E. sensor. Thanks to George [...]. for his response. It as well as this sight keeps you from getting tunnel vision and focusing on the same thing. I had some pigtails hanging in th...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P44
Hi all and thank you very much. Just about all of you were on track but Eric [...] had it nailed. It was a rub through wire harness under the upper plenum rubbing against the fuel rail on the left front of engine. Wire harness was pinched at the intake bolts n... Trouble codes: P0341, P0336, P2614 (same as po341 test), P2261.
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air ride conversion VIN: 1LNLM8W5NY
ordered a pair of springs from a company that sells the kits for all air ride cars/suv conversions I also ordered a pair of moog springs from local parts store and just so you know there was some difference between the two the conversion pair had tighter ends ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L coolant VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Thanks for all the help, we added UV dye and ran it with no signs of any new leaks. We believe the water pump fixed the original leak and drained so much coolant into the valley under the intake that what we continued to see drip was left over that we didnt ge...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6530W
Thanks for all the help. About everybody that offered help said the MAF sensor was the culprit, not neccesarily bad, but dirty. Well I'm happy to report that was primarily the problem. I carefully cleaned the sensing wires as suggested and that took care of... Trouble codes: P1130 (Fuel trim at limit), P1131 (Lack of 02 switches), P0171 (Lean), P0704 (Clutch switch).
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