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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15G7F
This vehicle is borderline passing smog. HC and CO are just barley over limt. Cat Converter has been replaced, carb has been overhauled, timing has been verified, no codes in memory, MAP sensor has been substitued with a new one, O2 has been replaced, smoke ch...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25G6L
hey guys, this truck we have in the shop has duel tanks. we put a rear fuel pump in it and after that it started leaking from the front tank. leaks up the fill tube and down the side of the truck. we found it needed a front pump , so we installed it. now it ca...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAPP13J7P
This car came in with customer complaining of a miss at highway speeds after hot. He already replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, coil pack, pcv, air filter, and fuel filter. I drove it to verify concern and after driving about 5 miles at 60-65mph it will sta...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
this vehical makes a gronnig noise starting about 30mph and gets louder as speed increases like wheel bearing noise. everything on the front end looks good we replaced carrier bearing as custemer request and checked ujoint. was hoping somebody can point us in ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, stumbles VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
Well techs, time to hit the pro's. hope that you can help. this car came in with a stumble and severe lack of power at light loads. the owner works for a parts house. he had already installed new plugs and O2 sensors. he didn't know about there being 2 upstrea... Trouble codes: P****
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Van was brought in with engine light on and engine had missfire #6 cylinder. We tested plug wires and comfirmed dead wire, so tune up. after tune up van had code 300 multipal cylinder misfire, and cam sensor 340 code, replaced cam sensor and checked all wiring... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor fault), P0300
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
Customer said truck died going down the road. Restarted but had no power. A few miled down the road it started knocking they shut it off and had it towed to me. Longblock installed. Noise is gone but power problem is still there. Crank signal is good, cam sign...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FSW31F02E
Thanks up front for any help. The customer has had this problem for some time now. Every time he brings the truck the symtoms are gone.The truck will run very rough and clear up on its own. Customer said if you turn engine of and restart engine some times it w... Trouble codes: P0733, P1316, P1728 (trans slip error - converter)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L tft sensor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
Hello, This truck came in with a code P0713 and a flashing OD light. It has the 4R100 transmission. When the light comes on the transmission temparature guage goes to cold and the shifts drag out. I have read some posts about wiring trouble due to chaffing and...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
truck is running poorly and we suspect injector issues, we did remove the egr valve which we found stuck closed, we could not make it work untill we cleaned the carbon up. we then reinstalled the egr and cleared all codes. road tested and the only code comming... Trouble codes: U0155 (lost communication with instrument cluster), P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0281 (cyl7 contribution), P0284 (cyl 8 contribution), P0403 (egr circuit malfunction), P0404 (egr performance malfunction)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L servo VIN: 1MZ63593MY
Hey guy's, our asst. manager owns this cougar and the OD servo blows out of it after driving a few miles. We replaced it once thinking it was just a fluke, but on the test drive it happened again in half mile. What cause this , the retainer seats just fine? Th...

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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L starter VIN: 2FALP74W3N
Hello All,We got a response telling us which 2 wires to bypass at the safety switch.Car started and ran fine.What we found out was that the harness at the switch has 2 wires for the backup lights reversed,so the power was going directly from the reverse lamp h...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Steering
well as most suggested it was simply excess air in the system needing to be bled out. The pump was still noisy, but most of the Ford pumps are anyway so, I let her go. Thanks all for the help!
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Finally got this truck back to shop. Spoke with customer about how the truck had done since last time in shop. We had hoped it had gotten worse or more frequient but just the opposite.I need to mention most of the replies leaned towards vacumn leak from pcv tu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F82
As most replies suggested this truck should have at least hit on ether. We did finally get the truck started, however we decided that a replacement motor was his best option. We did a compression test to find that 3 cylinders were below 200 the other five top...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP52U73
The vehicle actually have a manual controller(electronic resitor) , dealer sent wrong part, install new controller, okay the module is for automatic a/c system only, chuck from maryland have some gret tips: 1. Monitor the voltage on the O/BK wire at the Blow...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTNF20L13
After getting more tips, We were told to carefully excamine the wire at the steering column, close to the shiter and found bare wire rubbing right at the shifter. We repaired the wire.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P94
I did end up checking to see if the Map sensor was working put a little pressure to it to see a change. It was working. I then checked the hose to the sensor also good. Checked the fitting the hose attached to, it was stopped up. Cleaned out the fitting now we...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U64
thanks for all the help however we have checked and double checked this vehicle and ran through all suggestions - we had car for several weeks trying to pinpoint problem with no luck customer decided to pick up vehicle and trade it in - thanks again for the he... Trouble codes: P0306.
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U15
First I would like to thank Ron,David [...] and Ken that took time to read my post and give me the direction to fix this beast. Here is the fix remember the fuel pressure is 55 psi key on engine off as soon as we started it drop to 28 psi.I hooked... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2).
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L master cylinder VIN: 1LNLM82W1N
Hey fellas, I fixed this one with the suggestion to replace the brake booster. Test drove and after 57 stops no sticking. Thank you all for the immediate responses. This network rocks!!
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L fuel pump relay VIN: 1LNLM9844R
Thanks for all the replies everyone sent. Seems I got myself into the trap of assuming it was a single relay that just served the pump. I should have known it would'nt be as simple as that since it's a Lincoln and at over $70.00 (Napa) I think it will work jus...
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