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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FTEX14NZN
Hello, everyone! I've run out of shorts to wear because this truck has ate them all!! It has a lean surge at cruise anywhere from 30mph on up to freeway speeds. I checked all basics(timing, tps, oxygen sensor, map sensor, plugs, rerouted wires, checked ground...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25H1N
Truck came into the shop about a month ago for tune and exhaust leak. tuned and installed manifold gaskets. Came back a week ago with check engine light and stall and long start complaint. long start was due to bad distributer andignition module. check eng lig...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
This is one we always like to get hold of. The truck was towed to shop. Had a broke timing belt. As you would expect he had tried to replace the belt himself but could not get the crank pulley off so here we go. We replaced the timing belt and have no spark or...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L shift motor VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
THANK YOU Well for starters this explorer when first started or just in key on possition t-case trys to cycle some times it works ok others it will kick out of reverse and grind inside of gem looks ok no water marks or burnt spots wiring looks ok replaced t-ca...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
no lockup unless brake is applied rpm's run 3000 in nuetral at 55 2500 in nuetral at 45 idles normal at rest in nuetral
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
Initially veh came in about a month ago with a broken intermediate band.We rebuilt trans,replaced bands,servos,rebuild kit,converter.Test drove,no 3rd.Installed old front band servo and intermediate band servo.Adjusted bands.Shifted ok,came back about a week l...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L convertor VIN: 2FS4983110
TRANS WIZZARD NEEDED no lock up,new soliniods and convertor. tcc control circuits verified good. computer is comanding tcc to apply and solinoid activates. must be internal trans fault but were to look first. is vaulve body common fault. no other problems with...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, low compression VIN: 1G2WP12K2X
this car came in my shop with a miss. i ran a scan on it and came up with cylinder 2 missfire. i checked wires and coil but everything was ok so i pulled out the plugs and found the porcelin on the electrode on the plug was broke so i put new plugs in. this di...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNW21F73
unable to return truck to customer as is. have many dollars and hours into truck. cardone tech suport out of ideas and so are we. please, any help would be appreicated. bryan
2008 Ford e250 5.4L batteries VIN: 1F95JGJEDO
hi all, we have a fleet van that is brand new and was just in for its first oil change. when i had the van in the air i noticed a box on the outer right frame rail that is mounted right about under the right side door that has a battery in it. when i popped th...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Engine VIN: 5LMFU28575
Hi, I'm puuting an engine in this Navigator, and wondered if there were any pointers, or any thing to look out for on this vehicle. If there are any time saving steps they would be appreciated. Thanks
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV11W5R
Hey guys. This vehicle was brought in on account that it would not pass e-check due to high HC's and CO. Found the thermostat stuck partially open resulring in an ECT reading of 168 degrees when at normal operating temp(with cardboard partially blocking radiat...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FTEX15N7R
Lots of responses on this one, mostly saying there is air in the system and to bleed the abs valve. We had already bled the abs valve before and with the rear lines hooked up the pedal was fine. We happened to have another truck in here with the same master cy...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FTRX18W13
AS all the replies were the about pretensioners on buckels blowing off with air bags. They were sure enough. Customer is taking it to the Ford dealer to have them changed. Thanks for the info.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L over-drive VIN: 1FTPX14574
Thank you all for your responses. It turned out to be the over-drive band. we rebuilt this trany and all is well. This is a great site and a valuable tool for my shop. Claude
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
I feel like an idiot. WATER IN GAS!!! No one thought of that. I know I am young an aint got a lot of experience but damn man. Water in the gas would set a 1233 and a lean b1-s1 code. I still dont believe it. We was going to send it to Ford , but it got sent... Trouble codes: 1233 (fpdm).
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
thank you to all that responded. I found a couple problems first being the maf sensor defective causing a flooding issue with a high mileage engine in cold weather . I found I did have spark . second I checked and sure enough only had 11-13 in vacume calle... Trouble codes: 1171 (o2 sensors all read near 0).
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRHYBHI4
Allright gents, this one is fixed... after all this work and still had a misfire. But would not throw a code... Sent it to the Lincoln dealer and with WDS capability they found 2 faulty coils, problem is FIXED... Question is- why wouldnt they throw a check eng...
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