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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...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6530T
this car was towed in with no start no crank symptoms. battery 12.56v, test at fuse box found around 4-5 v. i found the wire harness from battery to fuse block corroded and falling apart. i replaced the wire harness from battery to fuse block and now i have 12...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Clutch assembly VIN: 1FAFP42X7W
Thanks in advance for any help. This vehicle has mayself and several other techs stumped. It originaly came in with a complant of unable to shift. During troubleshooting, it was found that trans would not shift with engine running but would shift fine with the...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20LXX
hi guys i got one i just can't seem to figure out. Its a f-250 super duty came in with what seemed to be a simple missfire hooked up our ease scan tool to get mode 6 data on for missfires but all was good acording to the scan tool no missfire. But you can feel...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAFP3139Y
I am having trouble finding this misfire. I am not familiar with this vehicle and engine. I have checked coil connections, moved plug wires around,checked for vacuum leaks and the miss stays in #4 cyl. I hope someone can help on this one. Thanks, Bob in North ... Trouble codes: P0304
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP343IY
the problem i am having is code p1120, voltage is only .04 volts. using a dvom meter, i checked all three wires at the tps connector. terminal #1 brown wire ground, terminal #2 white wire tps from pcm also checked from pcm connector #89 and the #3 wire yellow ... Trouble codes: P1120 (tps low voltage)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L multiple VIN: 1FTRW07661
power windows, mirrors, turn signals, interior lights in-op. interior lights very dim, lights on dash blinking, warning buzzers sounding any time key is on. Runs & drives ok.
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L hcu VIN: 1FMYU02132
scanned computer had code 1342 all data says replace control module, replaced module bleed system to factury specs. cleared codes soon as i cleared codes still samething code 1342 present
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FMZA55442
hey fellows, got a nice one here if someone would like to input their advice. i've got this windstar that gets the worst fuel mileage i've ever seen when towing a trailer. the trailer is a utility style that is at or under 3000 lbs, i don't know the exact weig...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L failure message VIN: 1FTWW31P25
Greetings Ford Fans. I'm not sure if Driveability is the right section for this request but this 05 SuperDuty is displaying the message TBC FAULT at the cluster as soon as the vehicle is started up. It runs fine, cluster and all systems seem to be working. Wen... Trouble codes: U1900 (Communication failure)
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L no start VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
Hello, this vehicle was bought to sell. It was sitting for some time and the owner couldnt get it started. After some testing on it I found that it is getting spark as well as fuel pressure to the rail. The conditions might seem like a security system problem ...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2ZU55P5W
customer was driving down the road and vehicle just quit , was towed and left here over the weekend , vehicle started with starting fluid and we moved into shop to test fuel pump system , fuel pump relay will only stay on for about 1 second , I can bypass rela...

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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4040W
We got it! After raising the vehicle on the lift we found a wirring harness crushed between the bell-housing and the trans. We removed the harness and repaired it. Some odd part is when we removed the harness it broke. The engine ran but the theft light flashe...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L charging system VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
Hello all,This trouble turned out to be a easy fix.The number #5 fuse had been taken out and was laying in the Power Distribution Box.This is a car that was sold at a car lot that I have done alot of work for and it turns out the customer pulled the fuse so he...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L noise VIN: 1FMRU1762X
This one wasn't a problem to repair. 95% said the IAC motor, and that is what it was. Replace with a Ford part and good to go. a couple suggested checking the PCV hose for splits, but I already repaired that, I forgot to mention it in my original message. Than...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no reverse VIN: 1FDAF56F51
thanks for all the help rex [...] hit it right on the head.we had replace the direct clutch housing and sprag that was the mechanical diode clutch style and replaced it with a loaded sprag type clutch assembly from a well known supplier. after taking it apar...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Driver VIN: 1FMZU74E72
I must have left out the fact that this truck has a roof rack. After removing the trim around the head liner I had someone hose the roof down while I sat in the truck. I found the water was coming in around the threads of the bolts holding the roof rack on. I ...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs main relay VIN: 2FMZA51463
First i want to thank all who replied to my post.customer declined repares.Will come back when they have the $.
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S1Y
Thank you all for the replies, the OE Motorcraft DPFE sensor was our fix to the problem and has been for numerous other vehicles. After numerous comeback due to these sensors that we had installed in the last few weeks, we communicated our discontent to our l... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessive flow detected).
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