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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Water Pump VIN: 1FTJW36F3R
Hey guys, have this f-350 powerstroke with continuous water pump failure. We're talking this to be the 4th in 1 months time. Has anybody else had this before. It's always coming out of the weep hole. They are ford pumps. Could maybe a fan clutch do this. The b...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX08L4X
This truck is a 4WD and is jacked up. It has an aftermarket super charger on it and someone put an aftermarket instrument cluster in it. The speedometer reads more than twice the actual it cuts out when the computer thinks it is going too fast(rev l...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L speedometer
Hello All and thanks for "any" help. I have a fault code P0500 for VSS. This vehicle is a 4x2 with rear wheel ABS and no cruise control. Orignally had P0500 and other ABS fault codes and an ABS light on. ABS system would no operate, speedo inop, and erratic tr...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP663TX
replaced timing belt and pulleys followed procedures and used ford cam & crank holders. two days later car came back with timing belt rubbing against cover almost broken
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31F71
This truck is continuing to damage transfer-case shift motors. We have warented one and now a second one is striped in the gear drive portion. Both the original and 2 replacements all have striped the gear drive section of the shift motor asembly. The t-case c...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W3Y
i got this crown vic in my shop that will misfire almost every time under light acceleration. it only misfires while driving if driven like grandma, any real acceleration and the vehicle runs fine. it also pings at times which seems to come and go. we replaced... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L converter
i removed engine for oil pan reseal no big deal but i left one nut on the converter and the nose on the converter is bent now i cant get the new converter to line back up i removed pump and i dosnt apear to be damaged please help call me [...]
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA55472
these codes can be cleared & mil light stays off for weeks at a time & then no apparent reason comes back / customer has not noticed driveabilty issues or poor fuel mileage. thanks for any info. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTWW33P24
Vehicle came in shop for an injector problem and also an EGR problem. We replaced misc injectors and cleaned all of carbon out of egr cooler, installed the updated connector pipe at the high pressure pump. Had to change the oil filter stand tube which is a bla...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LWHM87A11
Was towed in with no spark found fuse #12 cop fuse blown replaced fuse it repeated diconnected all coils cranked with new fuse didnt blow, ohmed all coils found #6 bad and all spark plugs covered with engine oil left bank resealed both valve covers replaced pl...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28596
The customer complained of a surge between gears on a semi hard acceleration. A short drive verified this problem (intermittently) about every other five or six shifts mostly around 1-2 but also in upper gears rarely. Set a code 3 times prior and Autozone "cle... Trouble codes: P0430
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86P0Y
Vehicle came in with a complaint of the mil on and a rolling idle. scan test found the P0340 cam sensor code. Hooked up break out box and scoped cam signal. Found signal to be erratic and negative amplitude to be non-existent. Replaced cam sensor and synchroni... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction)

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1972 Ford F100 390CID Wiring
Thanks for all who responded! Especially Jungle Jim and Ed Klein for sending the wiring diagrams.
1979 Ford F-100 Custom 5.8L power steering VIN: F14HLFC183
Thank you all.. Ended up bad gear box.. Called junk yard and they said they knew it was bad they thought we were after just the pitman arm but yet they charged us for a gear box they said to bad so sad, live and learn.. Installed reman gear box and had to pu...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEE14NXK
Hey guys thank you very much for all the help i replaced the dist. and all fixed.I put a new dist. 2 months ago and cant believe it went bad but it did thank you and god bless
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
well thanks again to iatn members one of you was right is was contaminated gas. i think he might of put e85 in it. well at least its out of my hairl.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FDXF46FXX
Thanks to all the great help you guys and gals sent to me.did more testing today and found fuel pressure had only 10 psi.replaced the pump and all is well.thanks again for all the help.kyle [...] Trouble codes: P0113, P0344, P0603, P1211, P1212.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P73
I watched the MIL and MILF pids as the light came on or flickered. The MIL was always 'off' but the MILF (MIL Fault) changed to 'yes' as soon as the engine started. I knew this meant the PCM was NOT commanding the MIL on. I removed the cluster and inspected th...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMPU15L14
you were right on the money for the Alt. Replaced it with the correct Alt. and all works great. Thanks for all the help.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L ratio error VIN: 1FTZR45E94
thanks for all the help i appreciate it. we bored the sevos and replaced the valve body. that seemed to take care of the car for now
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: AFADXXMJDD
Thanks for your replies everyone, I triple checked the refrence voltage to the swirl control solinoids (the solinoid that supply vaccumm to the actuators to open the intake manifold runner butterflies) and the trigger to the solinoids from the pcm was fine. An... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr control circ.), P1549 (intake manifold runner control circ.), P2008 (swirl control open circ.).
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MEFM6534X
Thanks for all the help. I put a factory tnsioner and belt on it. Belt is right in the center now. I had to losen the tensioner a little bit. Ay Ok. Thanks Roger [...]
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