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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Vaccum Door motor
We have a Ford E 150 conversion van. Heat and AC work great but when going down the road under load (engine vaccum drop) the door which swaps from vent to defrost closes and blows air out the defrost. When load is removed and vaccum is restored the door opens....
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Front Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F0S
Hello everyone. We have a Ford E-350 Ambulance package with four wheel antilock - customer compliant brake pull to the right. Road test revealed braking action under hard braking conditions was normal (with the exception of rotor shake) the first time brakes w...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
hi, i just finished replacing the l/f timing chain cassette & tensioner (guide was broken but still there). after restart the engine is still very noisey in front. we made sure to torque all of the pulley mounting bolts. the motor hadn't jumpped time. any idea...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Truck came in with cruise inop, light dose not come on on dash. No codes in GEM , when I monitor switchs with Gensys switch voltage changes when I push buttons. Different buttons & different voltages, so I assume switch & clock spring is good. All-Data is very...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Reverse VIN: JCOCU04164
Customer noticed delay into reverse when vehicle warmed up. Delay got worse over a period of about 3weeks until there is no reverse at all when hot. When vehicle cools down overnight you have reverse again until engine is warm or you have travelled about 5 mil...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX12WX4
Customer was driving truck and heard a noise, pulled over and heard a ticking/tapping/clacking noise. We towed it in and began diagnosis. Noise sounds like it is in the valve train area and is a "tiny" clink clink clink (steady there, a little worse when warm,...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L caliper VIN: 1LNLM81W6R
After driving on the highway for 100 miles suddenly heard a clunk and the cruise cut out, began to lose power, brake pedal was high and firm (felt like it was pumped up), stopped and found smoke coming from right front brake caliper/pads/rotor and red hot. Aft...
2005 Other Ford Caterpillar 7.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FVACXDC65
This problem occurs only Between 1000 - 2500 rpm , water in fuel indicator lights up, excesive white smoke on exhaust and lacks of power). Tried to pull codes using quick check III and found no codes. Only flash code 34. I have not much experience in HD and I'... Trouble codes: 34 (Flash code no description)

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1985 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L Ignition key lock VIN: 1FTCR10S0F
Thanks to all of you that sent help, a lot of the ideas were similar, so I see that this problem has happened to many of you before. I ended up doing a combination of drilling out the cylinder and using a slide hammer to remove the lock assembly. It got messy ...
1987 Ford Club Wagon E150 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
after disconnecting the return line, putting a hose in a bucket and starting the engine, the fuel pressure dropped to the normal range. tracing back to the fuel reservoir and selector valve,we found a restriction.we are now trying to find obsolete parts on the...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FIIT08633
hi all, i did not get the chance to look at this further as the customer took the van and i have not seen it back. most replies were for a broken band or bad solenoid.i will update if fixed. thanx to all dave
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine/car VIN: 3FAFP13P92
We tried & tried to eliminate this vibration as stated in original post, condition did improve, but was still evident. Many replies stated that several similar vehicles also still had an inherent vibration. Checked cam timing as per one suggestion, was okay....
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07653
Well it's fixed, but a dealership did it. Not me. When the next rain storm came and it still quit running even though the windshield was resealed, my customer decided it was time for a new one, so he traded it in, but he hung around long enough to see what... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage At Module).
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L steering VIN: 1FMDU63K44
Hey Guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. Turns out the problem was not in the steering at all. The problem was chattering clutches in the rear differential. We came to that conclusion after all else failed to work and decided to gamble with having the rear cl...
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