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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L fading brake pedal VIN: 2FTHF36G5N
The truck has had three master cylinders installed, the brake pedal fades away when the truck is running (vacum to booster) but with the engine off, the brake pedal is normal and does not fade off. We have bled the system from head to toe both pressure, centri...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34H5T
This truck came to my shop with a fuel pump in a box and the customer request to put it in. We did and the customer paid and left. The truck returned a day later on the hook. The truck would only start with starting fluid according to the customer. I,ve checke...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L no start VIN: 1FTE124Y4S
Need some Help from the Ford guys. I have this van that has no spark after sitting overnight but if you roll the van forward 3" the spark will return. I have checked the coil for power and that is ok new module secondary ign is ok . after if starts it runs ok ...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L blower fan,dash lamps,ABS lamp VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
Hello,I'm at my wits end with this vehicle.I've had it in the shop now for 3 days and can't seen to come up with a solid answer to my problem.The vehicle first came in because the air bag lamp was on.Not a big deal,or so I thought at the time.The air bag lamp ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Good morning all-I have this escort that im having troubles with-Customer brings car in with a intermitent dieing problem at idle-He worked on it his self first-He put a tps on and a body control module-what his complaint is is that when he comes to a stop the...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Intermittently when first started cold, this Power Stroke is hard to start, acts like it has several bad glow plugs. When it does start, it runs really rough for several seconds, then instantly smooths out and runs good. There are no codes. I monitored the RPM...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L ex.manifold VIN: 1FMNU41S1Y
Hi to all,we have this excursion with a v/10 that has 6 out of 10 exhaust manifold bolts broken off in the head and we have not even tried to pull the other manifold yet,i have told the customer the heads must come off and be sent out to the machine shop. when...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L3Y
hello fellow techs, changed spark plugs, checked coils, good, checked for vac. leaks no problem there. checked compression its very good. truck misfires at idle(sometimes goes away then comes back), at 30-35mph, 58-65 mph, misfires like crazy...above 65mph is ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Hi guys, this thing got us stuck. Upon arrival complaint was shift problems. Fluid was low and very dirty. Installed new filter and flushed tranny - had low line pressure. No improvement, car would rev between 2-3 shift and sets a P0733 code with O/D light fla...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP11321
I have 2001 Ford Focus ZX2. It got the VCT DOHC on this motor. We are working on the timing belt unfortunatly not everything went right. We got everything put together now there is a noise, almost like a belt noise, loud sqelching noise, seems like its coming ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU72K12
This truck is back after a year. No complaints of shift problems just the o/d light flashing. The code as mentiond is a PO741, With testing there is engine braking at 50(mph) the fluid is perfect, all looks good. Any help would be great...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P14
Help Ford techs! We have this focus with the following condition- dies while driving, won't accelerate or stay running. We believe the listed fault code to be erroneous based on data streem from o2 shows engine running lean and adding fuel(brake cleaner) makes... Trouble codes: P2195 (hego sensor trying to correct a rich condition)
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L battery light on VIN: 1FTRX12W64
hello everyone. I have this ford f150 w/4.6L engine that turns battery light on after 20 seconds of running. alternator charging good @14.6 volts. everything is checking out good but still don't know what's causing the problem. any help is greatly appreciated
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L speedo VIN: 1MEFM55S23
speedo jumps when stopped. flash to pass headlights and radio stopped playing. engine runs rough and stalles at stop signs. ran fine when customer droped it off. checked for codes, none found in any module. very intermittent problem.thanks for the help.

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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FDKF38F2T
Thanks for all the great replies. We pulled the passangers valve cover and sure enough cylinder 1 injector wires were melted. We replaced both sets of wires, valve cover gasket and glow plugs while we were in there. Truck runs great. Thanks again for the re... Trouble codes: P0261.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X3W
We went ahead and replaced the alternator, apparently it was causing rfi. Vehicle has been out of the shop for about a week and still no check engine light. Thanks to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMRU17L4X
Thanks for all the replies. It was the switch. It just seemed wierd how it was acting. Thanks !
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAFP3139Y
Thanks to all who replied to my request.I replaced the coil pack and the spark plug wires and it runs great. I had spark at all the plug wires, but it must have been too weak. The spark didn't jump an inch and a half like some of you suggested, on two of the... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
The ultimate fix for this vehicle was the PCM - This vehicle ( Sport Trac ) uses a PCM-VSO configuration where the PCM uses the OSS sensor from the transmission to 'create' a VSS signal for the rest of the modules that need a speed signal. (Abs/cruise/4x4/radi... Trouble codes: P0500.
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4R
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S02
Thanks to everyone who sent replies all the ones suggesting heater valve were correct.Changed valve yesterday customer called today said a.c. was fixed.
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV14T0Y
Well thanks to all who replied i did all the checks on the egr everything turned out ok i did the injector balance test and ohm each injector they were within specs turned out it was a bad distributor when the vehicle was cold it ran ok but once it was hot it ...
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