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1986 Ford F-350 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38L96
vehicle ran ok when i bought it, oe plug wires, cap, rotor, newer spark plugs. did tune up on it and started idleing very rough so i tried to adjust the timing to make it idle better, did not work. put old cap and rotor back on ran better than with the new cap...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU24X9S
the check eng lite is on so I tested for codes and ran koeo, koer and got an egr code saying egr signal is high but no other codes. tried to read the data but scanner will not read any data. I would like to check the data before changing any parts, so I would ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation
hi all. this van falls on its face off idle, surges like crazy. feels just like a cylinder miss but i pulled each injector under load and no noticable difference in rpm or HC readings. i replaced lots of these coil packs on these engines, and thought that woul...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDE45F91H
this bus has a rusted out oil pan. I looked in "somedata" and that gave me no time or service procedure. Could someone help with a approx time and if i must remove the motor to service the oil pan. Any tips or tricks would be great. thanks for your help
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 Explorer XLS 4.0L 1-2 2-3 VIN: E42UA44102
we rebiuld the transmission.the exploer left the shop it came back with a harsh reverse at times. also with a 1-2 2 3 - flair shift. put shift kit solinoid pac. still flairing
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35F13
Hi Fellow Techs I need your help on this one. Before I get started I don't have a breakout box for this truck. The truck came in with a no start. If you spray the vehicle with starting fluid it will start. I did scan the OBD II and came up with no codes. I re...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP55244
I need some help on this from Ford Techs. The car is a repo from local Credit Union. Air bag light comes on & flashes code 18. Scan code is B1884 PAD warning lamp circuit failure. Doing test in NO-Data I come up with RCM failure. I did a search on data base & ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
hello techs, we have this continous misfire on # 7 cyl. changed coil, spark plug , has spark all the time when running. original plug was clean . good compression , clean injectors. this will always seem like a hard misfire when raised rpms over 2000. the warm... Trouble codes: P0307

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L cam chain
thank you to all that responded to my help request.this is a great site.the fix was to borrow the special tool as you all suggested.i have never seen a set up like that before.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
lot of good replies but so far nothing will pull injectors after football season when we have more time with truck thank you m. [...]
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fuel Guage,window,ABSlight VIN: 1FAFP53U81
I am sorry that I haven't responded before now it took me awhile to get my cosumer back in. After further diag. We found a bad ground under the dash on the drivers kick panel. We do THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter clutch VIN: 2FMZA51401
hello all, well it looks like most of the advice i got was right on. replace trans. i showed the customer allk of the responces and he then asked us to do a trans service and let him take it and see what happens. we did the service and let him go but with...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAFP31311
appreciate all the help guys. I decided to start with the IAC, and got one and started installing it, and while installing it, noticed that the PCV hose was callapsed. So I backed up and decided to do that first. I knew it wasn't leaking, cause as I mention...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S31
hello guys! your guys was the best, I fixed this one come out was bad coil , thanks to Brian [...] and Scott point right on it. I test it with spark tester under load number one cyl. was come out only 5 kv the rest was 15 kv, well i learned alot more with your g...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L ABS pump VIN: 4M2DU55P8V
Out of the 11 replies, only one mechanic actually knew the system was a sealed wheel hub assembly with the ABS sensors located inside. He was a senior tech at a linc/merc store named Nick. He stated that the problem was undetected by the computor because it wa...
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