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1970 Ford f100 .0L harsh reverse VIN: F10GKG9295
overhauled trans works fine other then harsh reverse looking for diagrahm on check ball placement or anyother suggstions thanks steve
1987 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FABP57UOH
We replaced the water pump on this vehicle due to it "leaking". After we replaced the water pump (Which Included R&R the alternator - verfified the wires are reconnected - R&R Serpentine Belt and Alternator Belt - R & R coolant/Washer Fluid Resovoir - reconnec... Trouble codes: 10 (Snap Throttle)
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L combination valve VIN: 1FMDU34X3M
Okay, so we have this 91 explorer which came in for a simple brake fluid leak. One of the lines going to the rear brake system was rusted big deal. We replaced the line and when we went to bleed the system we found that we could not get any fluid...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F1T
this truck came in a weeek ago, driver said it quit as if someone had turned off the key. He said he had never had any problems what so ever. This truck will not start. I checked the obviuos and all is as it should be, battery voltage god, cranking rpm good, f... Trouble codes: P1111
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
Hello fellow techs, This van has steering wheel shake at 45 mph and higher. All suspension parts tight, wheels not bent or a tire problem (according to our Hunter Roadforce Balancer), bearings adjusted to specs, have tried new rotors that are balanced (old one...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air bag light,Brake light,ABS light VIN: 1FTNE24L7Y
Here is a strange Ford problem.Customer says when driving down any road at any given speed sometimes the ABS light,brake light,and air bag light turn on on the instrument panel,and also the radio and A/C turn off.I have tried to duplicate this problem driving ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for the flurry of help I am sure I will receive from the excellent techs on this site. I'm at the beginning of my career, so the more information I can get my hands on, the happier I am. NOTE: I will update with a VIN when I get to work tomo...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L vss VIN: 1FTSW31F6Y
I am having a problem with the vss pid reading 15 mph or more while stopped in any gear position. This causes code p0720 oss sensor circuit problem, resulting in limp in mode, high idle, and OD light flashing. Disconnecting alternator field appeared to solve p...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F4Y
boy we are at our wits end truck cam in rough run scanned and consistantly misfire on#8 with po1278 also po1275 po1274 & po1276 tested all wires for idm to injectors and moved #8 injector to#6 now the truck seems to have good power under load but very rough id... Trouble codes: P1273, P1275, P1276, P1316
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Hello Ford Techs: I have this 02 explorer with a slight skip at idle and MIL on, DTC P0174 system too lean bank 2. I suspect vacum leak in the intake, but could not find it. Even though I hear some vacum leaking, after spraying starter fluid at the base, there... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FAFP34N45
This car came in from a frame shop that I do some work for. It was hit in the front end, they replaced pretty much everything from the rad. forward. The air bags did not deploy but one seat belt locked and was replaced. I scanned the codes with my AE 5 softwar...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, running rich VIN: 1FDXE45545
Thanks for any help you can give me. What could be causing this truck to run fuel pressure this high. This has been a problem child for a while. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175 (testing and results)
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53VG7
hello guys, i have another problem child,this taurus is driven by one of the city workers if he leaves it idle for about 5 minutes it will stall always re-starts and as long as it is not sitting idle it runs perfect.there are no codes and a wiggle test...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Suspension Airbags VIN: 1LNLM82W3T
Hi guys, we have this towncar that we cannot get the suspension airbag motor to run without jumpering. What's odd is when we check the voltage from the module to the relay at the dark blue/yellow wire the pump will run, but won't air up the bags. We have hot a...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
It should be noted that this car was parked by the customer three weeks ago. The car was left for that time period. It ran fine before parked, but upon trying to start the car again... no crank. Of course vehical was brought in because it would not crank, sus...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM6536Y
Hello all & thanks in advance. This Mystique has a noticeable engine miss @ idle and sometimes noticable at hwy speeds in lock-up, runs great under load though. My question is: can the variable cam timing system be affecting valve timing at idle? Checked engin...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S1Y
Car came in with a check engine light p0401 - insufficient egr flow. Hook up scanner and scan data reads 1.80v from dpfe all the time. Manualy open egr and voltage does not change. Remove and replace dpfe and voltage now is .8V egr closed and around 4.5V open.... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessive flow detected)

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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L low coolant light VIN: 3FALP6617S
It ended up to be improper mix of anti-freeze in overflow where the sensor is located Thanks to all the responses saved me a customer and now I have 1 up on the others Thanks again!!! Chuck [...]
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L thrust bearing VIN: 2FTBP1725V
Hi gang and thanks for the responses. Most of the replies I received had to do with pressure from the transmission. After removing the engine and inspecting the bottom end, I've determined that the block was damaged and the cause of the thrust bearing fail...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX0865W
Thanks For Your Help. I Had 4 Replys. I Was Told To Check Keyways In Front Damper Because It Sounded Like Slow Timing. Also Almost All Agreeded This Was Most Likely A Solfware Issue. I Advised The Shop Doing The Work It Would Be Best To Install The Correct Eng...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP13P8X
Okay, here we go. I replaced the timing belt, as the old one was stretched and had timing off one tooth. I replaced the IAC, as Diode was burnt. The idle is still a little rough, but the car runs fine otherwise. I have not reset code 0301 (misfire #1 cylinder)...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03121
than you guys the problem was the cats we change the cats car runs fine
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Blower Motor VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
I want to thank everyone that answered my help request. The guys that told me to check the "Blower motor speed controller" were right on the money. After a little effort in removing the moduale, I noticed rust and corrosion on the circuit board. I called the d...
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