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1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP41A4K
Will on occasion start for 3 seconds, then die. Will run if spraying starting fluid in TB. Has good fuel pressure and spark. We ran several tests, talked to local ford dealer, then tried a computer. Other than 2 or 3 flickers when you first start to crank, we ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L clutch hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR15XXP
how do we completely bleed the clutch slave cylinder- see message
1997 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTJW36H9V
Intermittently this truck will take off in 3rd gear from a stop. I monitored as much as my solus pro will monitor and I can't see any reason. I think it might be the Range sensor but not real sure. If you manually shift vehicle into first then accel, then shif...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT05H0V
This vehicle came in with a erratic maf signal and a maf code and hardly running. It was replace with a used maf sensor. I seemed a little better but is still "black smoking". I am still getting an erratic maf signal at my skanner. Using my Vantage at the maf ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Lean
Other master tech in shop has been fighting codes for 5 weeks, now I'm taking a look at it for him what I've seen for the last 3 day's is that the fuel trim (long) is at B1 24-26% B2 is at 14-17% at idle baro is at 133-138mhz spec in denver is 144mhz baro is r... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Sys Bank 2 Lean)
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU24E7W
Hello everyone. I've got a 1998 Explorer that came in with a horrific engine noise. I narrowed it down to the timing chain area, very low on the cover. After removing the timing cover, it became very apparent that it was the balancing shaft tensioner that brok...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5145X
thanks in advance . we recieved this vehicle with the instrument cluster totally inop . we pulled the cluster & found the back was burnt .we replaced the cluster & reprogramed the cluster & replace the key . the cluster was totally operational for four days . ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, open loop VIN: 1FAFP55U3Y
vehicle runs rich with o2 sensors,all 4,hovering around .9v;with the computer in open loop.if a vacumn leak is created,o2 sensors become normal,computer goes to closed loop.map and mas sensors seem normal.we initially replaced the engine;it ran fine for 4 week...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDXE45FX3
This vehicle is a total dog on take off for the first few feet. Then when the turbo kicks in it will take off and run just like normal. The computer shows no codes. I have a few scanner reading I will post at the bottom of this page. You step on the pedal and ...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L a/c mode actuator VIN: 1FAHP25136
hello ford techs, i have an a/c flow problem, interm that i can not pinpoint. cust complains that sometimes while driving with the a/c on the air flow changes direction interm with out making any changes on the control head. also it will act up just idling in ...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Steering VIN: 1FNYU93Z36
Truck came in with power steering pressure hose leak- We replaced w/OE, regular repair, no problems. The hose was NOT a catasrophioc failure. Truck came back in (hook) fluid blown through pressure switch wires in pump. Again, repaired w/ OE, bled system (back ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24W86
we have this e250 that will stall intermittently, kinda like it looses its idle program, if i catch it soon enoungh i can keep it from stalling by keeping my foot on the gas pedal(fly by wire system ) when i come to a stop. it will do it about every 5 or 10 ke...

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1978 Ford F-250 7.5L Popps out carb VIN: F25JRO6491
Thanks to all that helped with my drivability concern! I told the customer what we had done at this point, and what we suggested. He said," I really would like a cam upgrade and a new timing gear drive set, lets start there". We did what he asked and no change...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
First off,, I'd like to thank everyone that replied to my request, your time is much appreciated.. Well,, here's where I stand on this truck and fix.. Being that this truck was scheduled to go to auction ASAP with other fleet units, I held it back for a few w...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Pinging VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
Suggestions were good. Checked The EGR system and no open or sticking valves were found. Checked fuel pressure again. Checked ignition timing under load and it does not retard as it should. I have spent many hours looking for a knock sensor for this vehicl...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks for all of your suggestions. The fix was actually very simple and was found when I was doing the running commpression test on cylinder #1. I found the new spark plug I put in was dead never sparked. I had very good spark to the plug but a bad plug. I we... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Poor acceleration VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Enigne computer, done deal. Put in a used computer and all is well. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Thanks for all the suggestions. I grounded the lg/red wire and the dash indicator lit up. I did have a bad reman. I replaced the plug just to be sure at the same time and purchased another alternator from a different source and the problem was solved. Tha...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
thanks to all who replied. after going back over everything twice & talking to customer again I think we have a balance shaft issue. The more I looked at it a miss this violent has to be mechanical. Customer did not want to spend the money to verify. If he ret...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA514X1
I received a lot of replies on things I already did. This is a used vehicle and I'm running out of time. I took a shot at lifters and this did not fix it. The only place left is the timing chain area. I will tear into it over the next two weeks and if anyo...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L tim chain noise VIN: 1FMYU60E31
Thanks for the help on this one. We replaced both chain tensioners(left near water outlet, right accessed through rear of right fender well). This quieted the noise dramatically but we noted some residual noise. We advised the customer before repairs of the...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Stall, NO POWER VIN: 1FDAF56P93
Well i'm not going to get to fix this right now, company that owns truck is taking it to the dealer. I did find out pcm needs reflashed, as its way out of date. I had some good ideas given including, EGR problem, high pressure oil leak, or a pcm problem. I wou... Trouble codes: P0266, P2285.
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pilot brg VIN: 1FTYR10D64
Sorry for the delay in closing. The parts store has not brought it in yet for the fix-it's noisy but works ok. As Rolfe from North Carolina suggested I will be checking the trans line up dowels and also add a ground strap to as Phyllis from Indiana suggested. ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cluster,radio, VIN: 1FTSS34LI4
Thanks Joe, you almost hit it .I found broken wires to the battery saver relay .Harness rubbing against the dash frame below cluster. Thanks again
2005 Ford E-150 Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11L85
Thanks for your help everyone. Ended up evap freezing up due to low pressure switch on drier. Now it cycles like it is supposed to. Once again thank you. Keep up the good replies.
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L blend door VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Thanks for the great replies. You guy's were right there just isn't any short cuts on this job. Seems crazy ford has had this problem on all there trucks and jhaven't made it easier to service.
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U5V
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