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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
Hi Guys, The customer complains of no power, especially when towing anything. Upon acceleration it emits solid black smoke indicating a rich exhaust. I'm thinking injector pump but I haven't worked on any diesels and the employee I have that does is on vacati...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L master cylinder VIN: 1FDKE37G6P
Fast forward to now, 2,000 miles later. (Contracter vehicle, sits on job site) No brakes, pedal goes to floor. Inspect for leaks, none. Fluid level good. Pretty obvious bad master, wrong. Two different brand new masters same exact problem. Strange, pedal feels...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37G6R
This van failed smog test for excessive HC and CO at idle. I confirmed it is running rich and idling poorly. I narrowed it down to the injector signal. It will be idling at 5 ms and the pulse width will randomly spike up to 10 or down to 0. It does this on al...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1FARP14J8R
clutch system has some air in it and i cant get it all bleed out. i have replaced the master and slave for the clutch. the pedal feels good after pumped several times but each time i try to bleed it more the pedal isnt very good and then i have to pump it seve...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP42T5S
Hello to all.I am tired of fighting this ford. I have this mustang that was brought in for high idle 1500-2000. I have checked all the basics. Iac is normal and newly relaced. I have smoked this thing all the ways I know how and checked all vacuume lines and s...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4040W
found that the fuel pump fuse is not realy the fuel pump fuse but the EEC fuse and it (through the CCR) powers everything injectors, evap system, PCM, O2 heaters, EGR solenoin, IAC,MAF. manny of these I have disconected and the short still exists. has anyone o...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise on accel VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Howdy All, This truck has a noise on acceleration when cold and in gear that sounds like an exhaust leak, or for some of us old timers, reminds me of a heat riser fluttering. The noise will stop after 3 to 5 seconds, almost sounds like something controlling, ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX08L8Y
i am replacing the engine in this vehicle, it had a miss when it came in. i would like to test the coils while they are out and replace as necessary. does anyone know the procedure for checking them out of the vehicle?
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L dipstick tube VIN: 1FTNF21L21
hello ford guys!! the dipstick tube broke off flush with the engine block. it apairs that we will have to drop the oil pan inorder ro remove what is left of the tube. is this the case or is there some "secret" we don't know yet. we don't think thar removing t...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17211
Hello iatn members! Thank you all so much for your help in the past. I have learned so much! I have a 2001 ford F150 4.2l eng. I have the following symptoms, hard to start when cold (long cranking time), bucks and lacks power around 70 75mph,and p0172 code lea... Trouble codes: 1 (p0301 misfire cyl 1), 2 (p0172 rich bank 1)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L starter VIN: 1FTYR44V82
hello everyone this is a 02 ford ranger 3.o engine code "U" just out of the blue it will not crank the dash lite s up and the warning lites come but NO CRANK like it s in drive or something yes I made sure i tryed it in "N" and nothing . I also scanned the vec...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L right front hub VIN: 1FMFU18L13
This Expedition came in with a noise in the right front but only when the a/c was on, so we installed a new compressor and belt tensioner and the noise was still there. I finally heard the noise coming from the right front hub and installed a new hub with no d...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs main relay VIN: 2FMZA51463
Need help from Ford tech.My component locator will not identify the ABS relay in the under hood fuse relay box.Thanks
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U65
Im driving myself crazy with this ford ranger. It has a lean code p0171 and a slightly rough idle. ive smoke tested the intake hot, cold, in between and no leaks. Checked compression and engine vaccum thinking recessed valve seats but everything checks out ok.... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L No electrical power with the car accesories VIN: 1L1FM81W74
Customer called that the driver reported that all accesories and power was lost in the vehicle, and that it hardly made it back to the parking garage. When I arrived, scanned the engine without any active nor inactive codes. Checked the battery load that teste...

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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 1st gear slippage VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
sorry for the delay i wanted to be sure it was fix .Thanks to all that took their valuable time to help me like most of you said i replace the vale body and also one of the ring of the center support was damaged i change both problem solved Thanks again
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630W
Hello group. Thanks to all who replied. The repair for this vehicle was the exhaust cam gear would not return to full advance after the computer would retard it. This caused my cam timing to be at a negative 12 degrees at idle. After I replaced the cam gear, t... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Over retarded Bank 1).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU03181
sorry so late but customer flaked out. when i first looked the car over i did clean throttle and do idle relearn. it did not help.I don't know if it had vac leaks but certinly a possabilty. also found a tsb for new iac and pcm calabration but could not go furt...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
Thanks to Victor, We checked the EGR and sure enough the valve leaked down and got stuck a couple of times. The car is MIL free. Thanks fellas Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vehicle security module VIN: 1GFWERTGR2
i replaced the cluster and the door ajar switches in both doors. reconfigured all modules. the door ajar switches were for a 01 ford f250 not a 02 f250. the vin for the vehicle said it was a 02 but i had some problems getting the right modules and switches.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20L03
First Iwould like to thank all of you for helping me on this truck,this was a good one.Special tanks to Bill from michigan,Dale from new york,Joe from mass,but most of all NICK from ohio,he said to check the fuel tank to see if the tank was drained or cleaned.... Trouble codes: P0155 (ho2 [...]), P1409 (evp ctrl crt falt), 0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1460 (wot ac cut out ckt), P1747 (pres ctrl sol short epc ckt), P0443 (evap sys purg ctrl val).
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FAFP53U64
Thank you all for the quick responses. I really love this site you folks are great. It turned out to be air trapped in the cooling system. I jacked the front of the vehicle up and bleed the system out as instructed by the email's and my problem went away. I kn...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L noise VIN: 1FTRF12W84
Well, so far no luck. This is a regular customer so sooner or later the gremlin will probably appear. Thanks for the time.
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Dual heater/AC controls in cab VIN: 2FMDK49C37
Thanks to all the folks who replied to this heater control problem. Our Ford dealers could not even supply a part number for the HVAC control module. The replies we received supplied the part number and agreed a HVAC module was the best solution with no For...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L inst panel VIN: 1L1FM81W7X
Thanks Guys! I replaced the speed sensor and so far everything is operating normal
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