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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L drive belts VIN: 1FTJS34H9P
iv'e got this 93 e 350 5.8 van ,that ate the belt off of it . so we looked at the drive pulley's found 2 idler pulley''s ,and crank pulley has a few rust chunk's on it so i ,replaced them,it still slipped 1 rib off the crank toward the radiator . so we replace...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X6V
Hello Group, This Ranger has these 2 codes stored. We have checked the usual suspects (MAF,Intake seal leaks,O2 sensors etc.) with no problem found. The O2 sensors are stuck on 0.0v and fuel trim is -100%. If I force the sensors with propane they still do not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean), P0174 (system lean)
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT23G4326
Hey dudes, This fine ford comes in every 3-6 months for this code (p0401) This last time I checked the dpf sensor and found water in it, Both lines that go into it come from the exhaust below the sensor one is the intake side and the other is the exhaust side... Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L shift from 3rd to 4th erratic VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi everybody.i have this windstar that when it shift to 4th gear it goes to neutral sometimes or it stays 4th then it drops to 3rd then back ot 4th ,it happens all the time & it swiches rapidly from 3rd to 4th.Replaced the transmission & the ecm & still does t...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA524XY
after replacing engine car wouldnt start . we have spark, fuel pressure, rpms on the scanner, power to the injectors. with a noid light hooked on while cranking there is no injector pulse. we have replaced all sensors from original engine also . ( we sprayed g...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F6Y
Hi everyone, need some Ford diesel help. Truck started to get hard to start but customer said if he used ether it would finally start and ran fine. Now after shutting of engine, would not restart even with ether, brought here on a hook. Has no oil in reservoir...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FTZR45E72
We had this pickup brought to us by a college student who says when returning to his vehicle after class it was in 4wd low even though he had never changed it and the switch still said 2wd. It is stuck in 4wd low no matter what we do. With the MODIS we can wat...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear ticking noise VIN: 213A725539
hello fellow techs and thanks up front. we have a fun one on this explore when you drive around 60mph there is a ticking noise that is loud enough you can hear it but not extermely loud. it gets faster when speed increases and if i pull up the cargo covers i c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21F13
Trying to find rattle in front end over bumps. Cant find any thing loose. Sway bar bushings seamed to rid the noise from the drivers side but still on passenger side. Noise is there even with brakes applied so it is not the pads. All stab links and tie rod end...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
Hi, My first help request but it's doozy. This lincon drove in with a very severe engine miss, I used a stethoscope to check the injectors and found injectors # 1 and 6 not clicking, a noid light revealed the injectors in question not recieving the on/off sign... Trouble codes: 172 (lean exhaust not switching)
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W7T
This car runs very poorly after warmed but every thing on my data stream looks good. I have replaced the computer with no change. The only problem I have found is that the converters have been removed. The tach does not work either, when you rev the engine it ... Trouble codes: P0320

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1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15G9D
Well I hate to close this without a fix but I tried checking what the replies offered to no avail. The customer is tired of pouring money into this truck with this outdated system. He's going to replace the distributor & carburetor & throw the VV carb & EEC II...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FALP45X6V
Do to the great responces, the replacement went very smoothly. Although it was a slow process it was not as bad as some other's I've done. I did a 7 series BMW that I'm convinced they set a heater core on a rack and then built a car around it!! Special thanks...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
Thank you for all of the replies. We took all suggestions into consideration. As a last resort we tried installing an aftermarket steering stabilizer shock or damper, drove the vehicle and found vehicle is about 90% better. Now this vehicle did not originally ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Light and speedometer VIN: 1FTNF21L92
I am going to close the request as the customer has not returned the truck to me yet. I did get to check all my power and grounds to the control unit. They were good. I found a pinpoint test in my [...] program. I am going to start with that if an when the...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Engine VIN: 1LNLM9848R
Thanks for all the replies!! Most of you were correct, it was the harmonic balancer, was about 180 degrees off at TDC and came off in 2 pieces. Thanks again to all who responded, have a great weekend!!
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
Well I wish I could say this one is fixed. The glitch causing this to act up happens very quickly. Try as we may monitoring abs module circuits with a lab scope we were unable to see what was causing abs mobule to go awol. All signals in looked good. Frank fro...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
Removed engine from vehicle as I finally got the go ahead when customer agreed to buy a motor. Removed the heads and found no valve damage, but inspected bottom end to fine #8 rod bent real good. Could have over-heated and got some coolant into that cylinder...
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