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1988 Ford Country Squire LX 5.0L Charging VIN: 2FABP79F5J
hello tech's i have this d-i-n-o sore in here today that came in with a dead battery .charged battery ,tested starting and charging system found that system not charging .v dropped grnd line found 1.5 volt's on the ground wire from the top of the alternator to...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14HXJ
my truck (of course) put used engine in 6 months ago has run great ever since. two weeks ago started to act up after 5 min. or more drive shut it off and won't restart every once in a while. finally got stuck and towed it in. did full tune up plugs were gas fo...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L automatic seatbelts VIN: 1FAPP9597L
Hi guys, I got this escort in my shop for the second time now and it's being a little bit of a pain now. The first time it was in the drivers side seat belt would not move from the A pillar, but I found the wire from the left front door ajar switch to the pass...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
i have this ranger in here that after it sits over night it has extended crank before it will start it has had new fuel pump installed i have switched the eec relay and replaced the fuel pump relay upon testing i found that the eec relay powers up and sends po...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Valves VIN: 1FTEF14N6T
Good Morning This vehicle came in with a ticking noise check to indenifty which side LH bank. This is on #7 clyinder only. We decided to put in all new lifters thinking lifters were weak with this many miles. Lifters did not fix the problem. Next we replaced v...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18WOV
Please I need some help with this one guys. we had this car come in for a head job (just one bank) due no compresion in cil # 3 obviosluly was running rough. we finished the job including sending head for valve job to machine shop , now the vehicle is still ru...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L coolant loss
I've got this fleet truck, actually not in the shop right now, that is really going through the coolant, like 6 gallons in 3 weeks. I had it in 3 weeks ago & pressure tested it, held 15 p.s.i. for 4 hours, although that WAS cold. It was low before I tested it,...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hard Start Cold VIN: FTWW33F8YE
Greetings fellow techs, We don't do a lot of diesel work at our shop but have a good customer that we'd like to try and take care of. He has a 2000 Ford F350 with the 7.3 Diesel. Problem he is having is in colder weather the truck takes longer than normal to s...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L theft system VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
After installing new (used)engine and having battery disconnected several days the theft light blinks when turning on ignition switch. Dash lights, radio etc. work and go out when try to start. No start. Starter is good and works with when power solenoid. Ther...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18L3Y
Truck came i for check engine light on- egr code set- found DPFE and hoses bad- replaced- customer alao complainted of misfire Misfire- checked alternator for a/c voltage- 200 mv a/c Tested coolant sysem for voltae drop- ok Fuel pressure- 35 psi. no codes set-...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, NO MIL VIN: 1FTYR10C6Y
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L gem VIN: 1FMPU18L51
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for your help! This 01 Expedition is a used dealer vehicle, originally came in with a BLEM battery, shorted. Replaced battery and now they brought it back because it will go dead in 2 days if not started. Performed battery ...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L steering VIN: 1FMDU63K44
recently replaced power brake booster for a chirp noise when stepping on the brake pedal, and the lower steering column shaft for some rattle noise from loose lower steering u-joint. this took care of a couple of the customer's complaints, however, we are stil...
1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBP96FOF
OK This thing has got us. Came in on the hook. We have good spark and good fuel spray. The fuel pressure is 40-42 psi when its cranking. The timing chain was replaced 5000 miles ago. The module was replaced last week. We replaced it again today. Still no start...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
Lincoln town car..Elect climate control. Orig problem: Blend door will not move from heat position. Checked power/grounds @ servo motor, ok. removed connections from climate control module and manually forced servo to move in both directions with no binding. A...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Cyls#2&3 VIN: 1MEFM66L2X
I've had this Merc. Mistake in the shop for a week and a half. Originally, It had codes for the downstream O2 sensor Bank1, IMRC stuck closed and TCC solenoid. Got the O2 problem fixed. Checked the IMRC. It operates as designed but the monitor circuit is open ...

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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
THANK YOU !! Out of the 9 replies ( all of them having some merrit ) 5 of you hit it right on the head!! Thanks to Jim from MI, Gary from South Dakota, Syed from Colorado, Larry from Texas, Leslie from South Carolina for getting it dead on. Thanks to every one...
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Surge, IDLES UP VIN: 1FTFS24H6N
well thanks to all who posted help but it turned out to be the ecm. I was 80% sure after we installed a used ecm even though it wasnt a perfect part number match. Trouble codes: 412 (koer cannot control rpm during high rpm check), 172 (koer hego indicate system lean), 411 (koer cannot control rpm during low rpm check).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
Sorry guys for the late post regarding this Ford product, I did not get the truck back until a few days ago and I took the advice of a few of you to replace the IAC with a factory one, and disconnect the battery to reset the system. Well I have been driving it...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24XXH
I drove this van several times over that weekend. It ran good. The mil never came on. The customer decided not to go any further. I did change the fuel filter however. Now a couple weeks later it has not come back and never heard from him again. I did ch... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (bank 2 too lean).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMRV1563Y
Thanks for the responses. We checked everything suggested, heated up tps & tapped on it, checked pcv hose, found some sludge, but no crack or stopped up. We let customer have his Expedition back to try it for a month to see if issue returned. I did not ment...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Vehicle had four Michelin Symmetry tires, size 225/60/16 on it when it came in, this was the first thing I checked when I verified a traction control problem. Thanks to all who replied, especially Buddy, who hit the nail on the head. I checked tire circumferen...
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