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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 2nd gear VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Went through this trans almost a year ago trans fluid still pink. Lost 2nd gear all together. Pulled trans expecting to find broken or inside out sprag but just found burnt intermediate clutches . I found no torn seals. This started out by causing flashing ove...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Intermittant nostart VIN: 1FTNF20F3X
Truck starts and drives, intermittently will no start HOT ONLY , intermittently will run rough. aborts KOER test due to high ICP reading It is going to a "fail-safe" ICP reading even with key just on engine not running. So actuall is not available by PID When... Trouble codes: P1210 (injector control pressure high), P1284 (ICP failure abort KOER)
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Blower Motor VIN: 2MEPM36X8P
This Topaz came in with the blower motor only working on low. So I printed off a digram from Aldata and got to digging. I traced the problem back to the blower speed switch, pulled it out and there was the problem! The ground wire on the blower switch had burn...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3MEFM6530X
Hope some Ford tech has seen something like this one. It seems to run perfect, in fact really well for a 2.0l. The problem is it will not fire up, at times. Every time it has done it for us 3 plugs look gas fouled, all except #1, and it does act like it is try...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61L7Y
We are ready to replace the cat when we raised the car up and got a surprise. There is no O2 sensor after the main converter, only after the pre-cats that are part of the exhaust manifold!! So, now, do we replace the pre-cat for bank one or the main converter ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Loss of catalyst efficiency Bank one)

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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 Shift, 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FDKF37M4P
Thanks to all to responded. Things got busy in the shop and vehicle got put on the back burner. A couple of days later we worked on another F-250 diesel truck with the same engine and transmission. I scoped pin 6, VSS signal at PCM and got the same readings...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A1R
Tested the CKP sensor today and found that the Pattern did not look good at all.put a new CKP sensor in and test drove good. Trouble codes: 223 (Loss of Dual plug input control).
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Thanks to the 7 guys that offered help. It turned out to be that the OD servo had a blown out sealing surface resulting in a cooked band and OD drum. A used drum is basically nowhere to be found around here and new ones aren't that easy to come by either. Fina...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLE405XV
Some replies said to check secondary ignition. This has been done several times. One suggestion I recieved is what I plan to do if the customer elects to persue this problem. That is to bypass the existing crank sensor wiring and fabricate a shielded wire to t... Trouble codes: P0320 (rpm input fault).
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L reverse only works VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
I checked pressure and found 80psi in reverse 50 in neutral and drive and 100 in 2nd and low gear. dropped pan fluid did not look bad and no junk in pan checked valve body valves with a pick to see if they where free. and decided to take it out and have it reb...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
Thanks for the replies and suggustions it was a faulty headlight switch stay safe all and thanks again for your time and help
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cold Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
Thanks for all the good infomation. Bottom line is money, parts to fix this vehicle is not cheap, and with 283,000 miles, we have decided to replace the engine when it fails. In the mean time we are just going to keep it plugged in. Thanks again Phil
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L12
Sorry it took so long to respond. The customer had to have his truck back for a while. Of the five people who responded, four of them said to replace the spark plugs or boots regardless of what they look like. We had already replaced the coils, plugs and boots...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21F13
Thanks for the suggestions. I disconnected the sway bar links and noise went away. So simple, why did I not think of that. Anyway the customer declined the repairs now that he knows it is not a safety issue. Thanks for the 12 great replys.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Alternator VIN: 1FTSW31F73
Many thanks to all who replied. We tried all things that were suggested before we put in a request, except the gang plug on valve cover. We did unplug, clean, and pack with dielectric grease. This, however, did not change our problem, either. What we ended...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14594
REPLACE ENGINE REASON:low oil pressure because thrust bearing for crank was out of specs[.0015]ours was [.0021]low oil pressure caused the VVTsolonoids to not work correctly. end play in crankshaft caused the cam sensors [there are 2 of them,bank1,bank2]bank1 ... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake cam overadvanced bank1), P0022 (intake cam overretarded bank2), P0340 (cmp circuit malfunction bank1), P0345 (cmp circuit malfunction bank2).
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L timming VIN: 1MELM53S6V
Yep to all of you that can see where I didnt it was a clogged cat on the front bank..sealed tight...we eplaced the cat and the front o2 sensor and away went the car...but I do appreciate all the responses, and yes the car would not have been worth the cost of ...
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