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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
My co-worker bought this Explorer with a siezed motor. After replacing the motor, he was able to test drive the vehicle for the first time. This vehicle drives great untill you get it up to highway speeds. At about 65 mph the whole truck starts to wobble. It f...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L tramsmission VIN: 1FTRX17W8X
hello tech, i have a 99 f-150 with no forward gears,but have reverse with no problem. i drop the pan and did an inspection, with no shavings and clean fluids. i tried manual shifting from low to high, but all fails. i tried to heavy accelerate and found minor ...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSS34Z1X
This is a Postal Service van with CNG/Gas setup. The van will cut off after driving for about an hour using gasoline. It will start and run fine with CNG and will never cut off. I have no access to info on the CNG system. It is almost like the injectors (gasol...
2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L timing chain? VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
noise at idle sounds like timing chain noise rattle coming from rear v/c any help greatly app.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5244Y
Vehicle was towed in as a no start, possible fuel pump. tested fuel system. no pressure. no spark. cranks over fine. customer states drove vehicle for a short period of time then returned home. went to restart in 3 hours. and it just cranked over, no firing or...
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44E12
Hi all, This truck came in with a complaint of a misfire at idle. There was no MIL or codes stored in any system. The secondary ignition looked good. It looked like all cylinders had an intermittent misfire. Technician verified that it only had a misfire at id...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L A/C ,Power Seats VIN: 1FMSU43F13
Hi everyone and thanks for taking time to help on this rare intermittent concern on this Excursion. This truck every now and then has a problem where the power seats will not work and and sometimes the adjustable pedals are inoperative as well. Sometimes also ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRWO7333
here is one for you a supercharged 5.4 cuts out under high acceration with spark knock like it is running lean no codes present plugs an coils have been replaced mass air flow readings good fuel pressure and volume good injector pulse witdth fine fuel injector...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU16L13
This one is a technicians nightmare. Intermit. no start. When it doesn't start the fuel pump is not heard. Customer had vehicle towed in and both times it started for us every time. Very difficult to duplicate problem in shop. We don't want to start swapping p... Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel pump secondary electrical circuit fault)
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery VIN: 2FTRF18203
I got to vehical with a completely dead battery. Owner states that battery seemed fine 24 hours earlier.(went dead overnight) I placed his battery on a charger to charge and test later, In the meantime I installed a new Interstate that is the spec battery for ...
2007 Ford BF FalconXR8 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6FPAAAJGSW
This car will log P0305 mostly at highway speeds or around 60 to 80 km/h. When code is logged MIL lamp displays, no missfire or flat spot is felt, car runs very smooth. And is very intermitant for it to log the P0305. The coil, plug and injector have all been... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder No. 5 Missfire Detected)
1966 Lincoln continental 460CID Misfire VIN: 6Y86G43590
looking for correct spark plug to work with the higher voltage of the electronic ignition,need part #, spark is not wanting to go through plugs, shocks you straight through wires, misfire changes, wires can't be anywhere near metal, can't touch dist. at all. a...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L key fob VIN: 1LNLM82W5V
does old module have to be up loaded into ngs before replacing new module ? any help from you ford guy's? can i put old module back in and up load info?
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75WXS
Greetings! Could use some direction on this one. Swapped coils, plugs, ignition wires, fuel injectors - no change. Unlike most ignition misfires, it seems worst under light throttle. No matter what I change, still cylinders 4 and 7. Have not pulled cam covers ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire 4), P0307 (Misfire 7)

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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L harmonic balancer VIN: 1FAPP6241P
Thanks for the replys. Most suggested using OE balancer. We talked to the parts store and they ordered a different brand. ATP grey works part and now after 11 days its not back. I hope we never see it for thar reason again , Thank You
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
thanks for ALL who responded - I used a helicoil steel insert (long one) w/ knurl on top 2 threads. It wanted to screw all the way in , so we threaded it into a nut swelled top w/ tool, then screw it in with red loctite. Seems to hold great, although you don't...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP66L5X
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U31
I used Dan from Texas suggestion and removed the oil pan.I then pressurized the system and watched coolant pour from the inside the timming cover.When I removed the cover I found the crack. when the water pump failed,it wore a groove in the cover.I didn't see ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56P33
I found some frayed wires in the engine harness. Even after taping and repairing and even though the wires ohmed ok, and weren't shorted to ground or B+, it still had the same over boost symptoms. Since this vehicle looked worked over a couple of times, I elec...
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