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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FDHE27Y4P
This vehicle came in with a noticable miss. Started with the worn out sparkplugs and burnt up wiring. Miss is still there. Scope showed charging dwell under rastor to be all over the place. Put a new distributor in from motorcraft. Still there. This miss is in...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LACKS POWER VIN: 1FTJW35F2S
This truck came in with an intermittent running problem. The truck will run at idle, but when you accelerate, it falls flat on its face. Then, when it sits running at idle it would smooth out and run fine until the check engine light pops on. That's when it ru... Trouble codes: P0261
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMEU17L5V
When going from drive to reverse engine idles down and sometimes dies. Can jack up rear of vehicle and when going from d to r u can let the wheels spin and engine doesn't die. IAC is working, throttle body has been cleaned along with MAF. No vaccum leaks.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
this is the same car i had problem with transmission before this time came slipping in od code p1762 od band failed off so i took it apart and found the coast clutch burnt out the band was in good shape no sign of burning i replaced the coast clutch friction ,...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Automatic Ride Control VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
Need some help guys!!! Customer complaint of rear suspension sagging (almost touching frame). Found air ride compressor faulty. (Compressor motor reciving power, motor being activated, but motor not running) Battery died over weekend waiting for parts. Replace...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTEX17L8V
Customer stated they had to jump start the truck over last weekend-was very cold. They then drove truck 9 miles and the SES came on and truck stalled. They took battery to local parts store and it tested bad so they installed a new battery and would not start....
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L RKE Module VIN: 1FTRE1463W
We have a 98 E-150 that came in originaly with no park lights. found blown fuse #10, replaced fuse & as soon as you turn on the park lights you can here the fuse snap. Easy right, we traced short back to the RKE module. Brown wire circuit #14 pin 9 [park lamp ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L drive belt VIN: 3FTSX31F81
o.k ford guys, I changed the serpentine belt at 60k, ever since the belt will develope a loud chirp,squeel after approx. 3,000 miles. the belt has been changed 3 times, the water pump,idler pulley,tensioner and tensioner pulley also changed,all with ford parts...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Leak VIN: 1FMZU62E82
Not sure if this is the right section, but I didn't see another for leaks. This Explorer leaks fuel when the tank is full and it's parked facing downhill. I pulled the tank about 3 weeks ago when it was 3/4 full. I had the tank angled with the sending unit fu...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
Lost in a Lincoln. No fuel pressure. Customer replaced fuel pump with used unit. We installed new fuel pump in tank. Found no power to fuel pump. CCRM has power out to inertia switch and power out of the inertia switch to fuel pump module white wire (mounted i...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Master Cylinder VIN: 1LNLM83W0T
I am trying to determine if this vehicle has traction control to get the correct master cylinder. I haven't seen a traction lamp on the cluster at any time, cust doesn't know if it has it either. I got 2 from parts store (one with & on w/out trac) both wrong. ...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L excessive fuel trim VIN: 1LNHM82W55
after clearing codes and perform drive cycle, both banks long term will go to 35% after 25-30 miles driving. after clearing (kam), stft 36.1%. performed smoke machine test, found egr valve diaphram leaking. replaced egr valve retested no leaks. on start up stf... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10U2X
Thank you for the excellent replies.The customer is unwilling at this time to install OE sensor. If he changes his mind I will update further Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0102 (Low MAF Sensor SignalTo PCM).
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51481
Hello techs well this one is fixed. Thanks to all who replied to my post. Most tech said to checked the egr ports in the plenum. That was first done with what seem like a change at first. Today when it return the same codes were there. So I did what Hans from ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl2 misfire).
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Power Sliding Doors VIN: 2FMZA52422
The customer decided she did not want to invest the time when we told her we needed to pull the rear walls out and inspect the regulators. After further inspection I think we had an issue with the cables being stretched but I don't know for sure. We had 4 help...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cooling sys VIN: 1FTNW21F33
Pulled the heads and found gasket at#3 cyl leaking to coolant and machine shop found 2 bad injector cups and vehicle is now fixed. Thanks for everyones help this job and your replies have tought me alot.
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDNE31M63
Thanks for all the help i found a wire in the big engine connector (black near the battery) that was repaired before with a butt connector and caused an open in the power side of the injectors. Cavity 9 large red wire. Jean Pierre nailed it exactly, I really a...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPX12584
everyone had the same idea i did posible broken flywheel,this was not the case.pulled trans & ran trk without trans hooked up,still hard slight knock at rear of eng.cust advised me today to replace eng w/good used motor i found w 20k on it,remember this motor ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L ball joints VIN: 1FTSF21PO6
thanks for all the speedy replies. The majority said 44lb lower, then 69lb upper, and 150lb final on lower, then install cotter pin in upper wihtout loosening. the tie rod torques to 85lb. so basicly they are close to the same as previous years. the truck is d...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L all controls VIN: 4M2ZU86K32
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