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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Stall, will not restart VIN: 1FEKE37NTN
Godd afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen of the wrench, One of my customer shops has presented me with quite an unusual challenge. This vehicle will run for about 6 to eight hours, start missing and die never to restart. Diagnosis reveals no signal from the hall e...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L shift VIN: 2FTHF3GF2S
this one will drive me to drink. this 4x4 came in christmas eve with no fluid showing on the stick. i added 3.5 qts atf to get it to move into the shop and topped it off,there is no externall leaks, it is not going into the t-case or the coolant. the truck is ...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FALP6530S
The most bizarre thing is that the car will not idle smoothly until I remove the tps sensor... Once I remove it the car runs well... The MAF sensor does nothing when I disconnect it, which is why I changed the ECU... I have tried everything, and nothing chang...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMYU22X2X
What I first thought was the the drive was coated with old oil sludge. Well I'm wrong,it turns out the drive will lift about 1/4 inch and the stops it won't come out any further. I've tried to pry on the housing and was able to pry up upon the drive with some ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Here goes - engine will stall abruptly(IAC tries to keep engine running-rev's up & down) or as quietly as turning the key off/always @ idle either in gear or not, either A/C on or off/always @ operating temp/may go for days/weeks with no occurance. I was able ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTSS34L64
Customer states check engine light on OD light was flashing until key was cycled. No driveability or shifting problems noticed by customer. Codes P0781,P1715 present. Checked connections and wiring, road tested 3 different times can not duplicate any problem, ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPX12584
after previous repair was complete we noticed eng noise located between eng & trans.we pulled oil pan and found nothing,rod bearings look good end play is good oil p/u clean.crank shaft area looks like it only has 20k miles on question is has has anyone ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L cruise control
Truck blows cruise control fuse when returned to customer. He has an auxilary trailer wiring harness (Ford) but states that he has not plugged anything into it. I am not familiar with this problem any help would be appreciated.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
The steering on this unit turns easy and hard when turning in either direction when sitting still or when driving.Feels like it gets assist and then it does not. I was looking on Mitchell and found that this car has EVO power steering.Fluid is full and no apar...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Whole van VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
Customer complained of intermitant shudder of whole vehicle at speeds 40+ MPH. We test drove and duplicated the situation. All of a sudden the van would begin to shudder. At first it felt like it could be the transmission but when put in Nuetral the symptom co...

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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Suspension, Drivetrain VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
This one still has me stumped. Drivelines is balanced. U-joints are ok. Fluid levels ok. Transfer case is working properly. I'm thinking possibly there is a problem in the transmission but have no way of testing. Customer didn't want to put any more money into...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
Hey everyone, Thanks for all of the info. I fixed this one yesterday. I did like most of you suggested, and blocked off the return line, at the fuel rail, and it DID hold pressure. So I know the pump is good. Turned out to be the fuel pressure regulator. ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53233
Yesterday 1/16/08 started to look at the car and the whole day it ran like a top. I did clean the maf iac and throttle body but dont think that was the cause of the problem. I'll have to wait for it to act up] thanks for your replies Trouble codes: 1132 (lack of o2 bank 1 sensor 1 switch indicates rich), 1152 (lack of o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch indicates rich).
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24223
Customer took vehicle after cleaning the throttle body. Ran great here at the shop, no loping idle, no stalling. Got about 50 miles out of town and started running very poorly again, customer unable to return, so are waiting for him to bring it back. Trouble codes: 1131 (1132 -), 1132 (1151 -), 1151.
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