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1984 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDKE30LXE
any help on this one would be appreciated. failed for hc's at idle. scoped ignition and all looks o.k. boss requested replacing plugs, rotor and carb. rebuild. customer agreed. no change in the numbers. no vacuum leaks that i can find. did a compression test a...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 Shift, 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FDKF37M4P
This vehicle comes from a transmission shop that rebuilt the trans and replaced VSS. Transmission Shifts very hard, and at 15 to 30 MPH Shifts Up & Down. Code 29 VSS Sets as soon as vehicle reaches 5 MPH. Speedo & odometer are working, speedo needle is steady ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A1R
I have a ranger that sets a 223 code,also misfires under load.It will not miss at all in neutral.We did put a new ignition module in about a year ago.I have seen about 2 of these trucks all my life.any help would be great. Jon Trouble codes: 223 (Loss of Dual plug input control)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Greetings all. I rebuilt this 4r55e 24,011 miles and almost one year ago. It came back in with OD light flashing but all gears still functional. Resistances on solenoids are within spec. EPC was replaced at rebuild. Steady acceleration to around 50 mph and hol...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F2V
This truck will not start in the mornings at an altitude of over 8000 ft unless you leave the block heater plugged in overnight. It will start fine at anything lower than that no matter the temp, even down to 0. Once started it will run and re-start all day, e...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX0865W
Need Help From The Ford Tech's. We Are Trying To Help Another Shop. They Replaced The Engine On This Ford Truck With A Engine From A 2000 Town Car. The Engine That Was In The Truck Was A Code 6, The Engine Out Of The Town Car Is A Code W. This Truck Has Poor I...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L left F speed sensor VIN: IFTNX21S4Y
Customer wanted ABS light checked. Scanned vehicle and retreived code for LFwheel sensor. Road tested with scanner connected and verified the LF sensor to be bad. Now you have to remove the hub to replace the sensor. I removed the locking hub, removed a snapri...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L fuse #19 VIN: 1F5NX21LX1
I have a 2001 f-250 that has a intermitent short in the ciruit that fuse #19 (passenger compartment fuse box) feeds. I have checked for water intrussion in the gem module,but everything appears ok there.the schematic that shop key shows is very vague.any help ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Hello , this ford pickup will die intermently. It has happened three times. When it dies,it will crank over fine. The theft light will flash all the time.The customer said if you wait long enough ,it will start.It has only happened to me once. The scanner had ... Trouble codes: U1262 (testing and results)
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
This Focus is a well maintained (by me)vehicle. Check engine light came on, lean bank one. Performed a tune up checked for vaccum leaks (no smoke machine) and found a pipe to the very lower back of the intake possibly leaking. I sealed that up and drove the ve... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L trans temp gauge VIN: 1FTF3O506E
the trans temp gauge cycles from hot to cold and the check gauges message appears. this usually happens at around 60 mph. the problem is intermittant. replaced trans temp sender in valve body. checked wiring to pcm, ok. checked with several local dealers to se...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A21
hello to all you techs, im running into a problem with this 2001 lincoln ls with a 3.9l. this vehicle 'drove' in with a dead hole and strong smell of gas. i found fuel injector #8 dumping fuel. the injector was bad so i replacded it. the vehicle continued to m... Trouble codes: B1676 (eatc), U1147 (hec), U1262 (mc)
2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 4M27V14T02
Afternoon everyone, Got this villager in here that im having prblems with. The cooling fan cycles rapidly with a/c on. Fan cuts off and pressure quickly rises to over 325, then the fan kicks in and drops to 200 quickly. When I pull the plug on the dual pressur...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L glow plug VIN: 2FDLF47M7P
Thanks guys all tips were helpful. however , I ended up welding a 5/16 nut over the remaining 1/4 inch of glow plug. this allowed me to get it turning with the help of some penetrant. I got a good grasp on the nut with vise grips and kept twisting, spraying an...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H6S
thanks for all the replies . discovered that this vehicle had been running this way for four months.had been at another shop,so before this information we were not looking for incorrect firing order . this is a fleet vehicle with multipul drivers .we still ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L converter? VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
Converter was the problem, thanks to everyone. I guess there is just something that breaks inside that does not effect operation. Thanks again!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L timing chain
well its finished i did not have the tools for the engine but i held the cams with an 18mm wrench to keep them from slamming back after i released the tensioner. pretty easy after that i did have a problem with the ford valve cover gaskets they were a pain ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OD23
Thanks to all for the help. I changed the MAF sensor and thing got alot better but still having problems. I called the customer to explain the trouble i was having and they said to replace the plugs and wires and fuel filter...i did and it was fixed... Trouble codes: P2014, P0316, B1600, P0300, P0302, P0304.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Thanks to all who replied. Mike from Fresno suggested cranking the engine longer, so with battery boosters on high and watching ICP and desired ICP on the scantool the high pressure pump finally got oil and eventually started. However after engine was shut off...
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