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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXK
cant get co readings to come down 2.1 to 2.8 % at idle , has new oxygen sensor tryed used map sensor, coolant sensor testing within range,fuel pressure 38 psi and doesn't appear to stick or leak and replaced computer was getting 4.0 volts out of signal wire fr...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N5R
Hey guys, we have been dealing with the 95 Bronco in relation to this problem for the last few months. We have never been able to fully duplicate the issue the customer is having with it, i.e. we can not get it to die while driving. We have experienced the cra...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06HXS
Lady said car ran fine, shut it off restarted ran rough. next tine would not start. Came to me dead. Checked had no spark. Replaced cracked rotor and dist cap. Have spark. Still no start. Compession 125 fuel pressure 45-50 lbs Injectors pulse noid light Has ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N6T
The customer drove the truck here and said he could be going down the road and the engine would suddenly cut off. He said the first few times this happened he could switch the fuel tanks and it would eventually start up (maybe just coincedence?).Then it got to... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed PIP input circuit malfunction)
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Rough engine VIN: 1FTCR10U3V
The concern is high idle - 900-1000 rpm, rough idle (?) and only 6 mpg fuel economy. While idling, rpm's are 880 to 910 and the engine has a very light, erratic shake or roughness to it. No codes of any type, oxygens sensors are switching great. When starting ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L PCM - Maxi fuse #2 VIN: 4M2DU55P5V
All tests in shop are fine. Very intermittent and we cant put our finger on what conditions cause this. Maxi fuse #2 which is the PCM fuse keeps blowing which will cause the truck to stall and not restart. The fuse has been replaced to blow out again in 15 mi...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAEP71WIW
checked voltage & ohms at purge valve all readings look good checked voltage at pcm good could not smoke evap system don't have smoke machine mil lamp keeps coming on with codes p0443 & p1409 Trouble codes: P0443, P1409
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
1999 f250 deisel that will blow the 20 amp fuse for the control side of the fuel pump relay, pcm relay, pressure regulator, glow plug relay and 2 relays in the tranny. it is fuse #24 and will blow intermittantly. may blow on key on or has been running for 20 p...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20F8Y
Truck came inrunning horribly in parking lot... customer came inside and truck died outside... unable to restart... checked glow plug circuit and checked out ok.. checked oil level in high pressure oil resovior and was 3/4 of an inch from the top... tried to s... Trouble codes: P1670
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation, BOG VIN: 1FMSU43F41
hello ford diesel techs...i have a 2001 ford excursion 7.3l w/california emissions. has hesitation/bog when cold (and only when cold). customer recently replaced turbo w/oem turbo for oil consumption/leak. there is no m.i.l. on dash (someone removed it). pulle... Trouble codes: P0541, P0677, P0618
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Brake System VIN: 1FMZU67E31
Two different good techs have stabbed at this already with new hardware, shoes & drums and I'm thinking it's likely a 'proportioning' issue. We've installed a new master cyl. which came with a hydraulic valve of some sort but still have very 'touchy' brakes. T...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW12545
Hello, I have a f150 that has a slight rough idle and customer states that vehicle hesitates upon acceleration for a second after making underpass u-turn and sometimes when passing at hwy speeds. I have not been able to duplicate hesitation when accelerating o...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L struts VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
hi,i have this car, customer said rough ride and a noise. i think i found the noise.the sway bar end links are bad and the front lower ball joints have broken boots.alldata shows it could be springs or struts.the stuts are not leaking and springs seem unlikly....

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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FBJS31G7J
This van is still not fixed we installed the new pcm and still have the same problem not sure whath is going on I am sending the van to another local shop maybe there is something I am missing thanks for all the help I will post if something is found
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L throttle VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply the customer needed his dump truck so he hasw it back so hopefully when he comes back i can use all your usefully info to help me fix it thanks
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L #4 Cyl Misfire VIN: 1FTYR11X2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. As most stated, i disassembled and found the intake gasket in poor condition and it was obvious that coolant was trickling into the #4 cylinder. We resealed the darling and its just fine. Thanks for the i...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Timing components VIN: 1FMYU70EX2
Bend They WILL!!! Sourced a (crummy) spring compressor, removed followers, & leakdown tested-air from both exhaust & intake. Also, a couple on the left bank didn't test so well, but had gotten more complete info on vehicle from customer & goes like this: We no...
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45P94
Well Gents we complied with the customer's wishes and replaced them. Having Ohmed 'em out there was no change from originals to the new ones (as we expected). In the process of changing them we discovered alot of info that might be of help for those doing the...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14546
Ok guys. This one is finally fixed. But before I start I want to correct some of the information I wrote earlier. The compression test that I performed was with the plug in cone- style compression tester. It was not reading right. I ordered the adapter for the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0316 (Misfire Detected on Startup), P1336 (Crank/Cam Range/Performance).
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTYR10D26
O.k. I don't know if I technically fixed it but it's gone. After a good long test drive with the customer and some education we agreed that everything is normal and don't worry about it. Thanks for the replies and really a little sorry for bothering you gu...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R23
We sent the vehicle to the dealer. They reprogrammed our new module and replaced a right front height sensor. This woke-up the system and it then worked. We also had a leaking right front air bag that we replaced and now all is ok. Our Genysis still would ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L servo VIN: 1MZ63593MY
Thanks to all that replied, we put a new servo in it and test drove it with a gauge on it this time and found the pressure in spec. of course after giving it back to my manager it blew out a mile down the street. We ordered a reman from the dealer and all is w...
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