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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L suspension VIN: 1FASP15J6T
This vehicle exhibits a rattle over bumps, worse in reverse. I replaced the front struts & mounts due to excessive play in the LF strut mount. Now the only noise heard is a rattle noise over bigger bumps. I replaced stabilizer bar bushings & end links because ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21F2X
looking for some advice from you diesel guys.. I have a 1999 powerstroke when cold start you have to put your foot on the accelerator to get the truck to start and stay running. if not it starts and stalls and surges viloently once it runs for a minute it is f...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, No Communication VIN: 1FDSF34F11
Powerstroke 7.3L No start, no communication, when "wait to start" and "water in fuel" does not light. But, turn key off and immediately back on "wait to start" and "water in fuel" lights are on, PCM has communication, and engine will start. Turn key off, wait ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 2FDPF17M42
Hi techs This is a 5.4 CNG ford pick up with a real bad miss under load at this time I have no codes . have checked for vac. leaks none found could injectors be a problem??? Thanks For Your Help Trouble codes: P0171 (lean)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L63
My main concern with this truck is the fuel pressure it will not change with lack of vaccum or snapping the throttle. the O2 sensors seem to be working well and the truck does not misfire under load. I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator and the pressure... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L engine head VIN: 1FM2U67K44
We scoped inside the cylinder. We can see the piston moving up and down. We cannot see any movement in the valve.
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM84W15
Thanks in advance. This car is still under OE warranty but the Lincoln dealer's last attempt to fix it was to replace the Battery. The customer(one of my fleet regulars) is tired and brought it to me to find the problem, The symptom usually(but not always) occ...
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L5T
car came in with the complaint of trans not shifting right and od light flashing and speedo not working. Test drove and pull codes,3shift and 4 shift solenoids and speed sensor. pulled trans and had trans shop rebuild and they said there was no problem with th... Trouble codes: P1504, P0743, P0750, P0755, P1747, P1409
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Surge, Repetitious VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Unusual surging condition that only occures under moderate load with increasing RPM. The pulses of the surge occures at a rate of twice per second. Scan data shows nothing. Scoped o2 sensors and found going rich/lean in time with surge. Scoped FRP sensor and f...

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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L plug burnt ofin cyli VIN: 1FTHX2512E
thank you for all your help,after long communication with customer on the chances of pulling the engine down for plug removeall and finding other problems,rendering the motor junk' (the truck smoked and had oil leaks that another shop tried to fix took 3 week...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H7J
Thanks to all that helped,the TPS was the culprit here.Engine off testing of it didnt show it so I live and learn.Thanks again Trouble codes: 29 (Vehicle Speed Sensor).
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N2K
Thank you for all the replies. What I found on this vehicle was the pins for the ECT sensor and connector corroded. Performed a voltage drop test in the wiring between ECT and ECM. Replaced the ECT and wiring connector. Hooked up scope to TPS. TPS voltage read...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FASP15J6S
two members said to check for blown intake gasket at ends of manifold? turned out thats what it was! thanks to every one for the help!
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L slipping shift VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
Thanks to all of you for your input. I put a different valve body in, and it seems to have fixed the problem. I guess it was just wore out with that many miles on it. Sorry for the long close, my mother passed away, and it got put on the back burner. Thanks a...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear wiper, door locks, shift lock solenoid VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
Thanks again to all who responded with tips! This vehicle required a fuse box and GEM module replacement and a new windsheild to prevent water seepage.
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W3Y
this one was definately a tough one! after i pulled the fuel rail off and turned it upside down to see for myself what the injector spray looked like, i noticed the #3 injector spray pattern to be very poor. i replaced the #3 injector and it started running no... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Thanks to all of you for your input. I kept the van out of service to do some more diag. I decided to pull the fuel filter just to see what the fuel looked like since this van was new to this company. Looks like a bad load of fuel with some silt looking stuff ...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86P0Y
Thank you to all who replied. The problem was the alternator. I unplugged it as was suggested by several of you and test drove the vehicle, it ran great. Just to be sure after the test drive I scoped the cam signal again and it was now perfect. I replaced the ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction).
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