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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge, LEAN at low speed VIN: 1FABP41E4K
Thsi fine piece came in not running after two buddies and a couple of six packs put head gaskets on it under a large tree. We got it going and found out that the intake manifold had not had the gaskets scraped off and a lot of leaves left in valley and was lea...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4447R
Hi techs,this one's running high HC's and neg Fuel trims.The upstream and downsteam o2's are all switching close to the same and I suspect the cats are hollow but that doesn't account for the FT's being negative.It would probably pass with cats but it still ru...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Hi to all, this windstar had ABS code 1175 left rear speed sensor, clean and adjusted works good now. The problem I'm having is with the van running on hoist three[3] speed sensors are working and the left rear isnt. The right rear will read after the front sp...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L O/D light blink @ warm up VIN: 1FTCR10A8T
Howdy everyone. I'm Clay down here in hot Louisiana with a troubled Ford Ranger. Our customer came in just under 1,000 miles ago for his transmission fluid service. Since he comes to use every 30,000 miles religiously, we had no worries flushing fluid on a pic...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Lock-up VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Van was brought in with no shift complaint. Did not experiance that prob. but noticed on test drive with scanner that the tcc slip never dropped below 180 rpm at 100% apply.Has code 1744. Removed transmission and discovered that its out of a same year windstar...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28W3W
i need a little help w/ this one truck came in w/ misfire #8 leak down showed intake leak 0 compression. we sent the head out and reinstalled. now has misfire #6 and #7 cranking compression 125 to 130 running compression drops to 50 lbs. approx. any ideas ? do... Trouble codes: P0306, P0307
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
I'm hoping for some suggestions from any diesel techs. I have this PowerStroke that is running really bad and huffs grey smoke like a freight train. It will hardly run, but I can get it to idle when cold and run some tests. It has a whole laundry list of codes...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21F5X
Thanks in advance. I work on 7.3's alot around here but this one has me stumped. Along with my friends at Ford. This truck originaly came in missing on No# 3 and 8. I ran a buzz test and passed but failed contribution test. So we put No#3 & 8 in it ran better ... Trouble codes: P0269 (Cylinder 3 Contribution Failure)
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L trans case VIN: 2FMZA52411
We have noticed that on the AX4N transmission we have seen an unusually high incidence of leakage at the bellhouse after rebuilding of trans. We replace torque converter, seal and front pump, but still leaks. The only cure we have found is replacement of the c...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U82
I appreciate any ford techs that may know something i do not. This vehicle was brought to us for failing emissions and lack of power. The vehicle had the codes p0301 and p0316. misfire codes. Another shop had already replaced the plugs and the wires. Then they... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316 (misfire detected at start up)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21595
truck came in running horrible - sputters pops backfire - intermittent wont have any throttle response - have po022 , po011 , po171 , po300 , po305, po307, po308, p2197, have no clue were to begin
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L pats VIN: 2MEFM75W73
This vehicle was at the local gas station and after filling would crank but not start. It seemed like it wanted to start but just would not. When towed into the shop we found that there was injuctor pulse, spark, would crank but no fuel pressure. We were able ...

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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Front Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F0S
Finally fixed! I forgot to mention, alignment shop did set front camber and caster and changed from equal caster both sides to .4deg less positive on left side. Alignment and ball joints did alleviate problem somewhat. Installed air bags in front coil springs....
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FMZA50462
Thank You for your input. I went through the Ford Tech Bulletin a couple of more times and looking at the seat wires there was a broken wire. The fix was repair the broken wires under the passenger seat. It must have warn through rubbing against the brace. ...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L electric window VIN: 1ZVFT82HX5
I accidently deleted one of the many responses I received but Brad [...] and James were some of the helpful people that responded. The motor had to be re-initalized and all was well, amazing what good information can do.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21536
Well where do I start, other than to say I am glad this one is on the road again. 14 replies, 5 of you told me to go global and find misfire data in mode 6 . This did get me the info I needed because Cylinder #6 showed a higher value reading than the others. R... Trouble codes: P0174.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L alternator VIN: 5LMPU28L4W
i replaced dash unit with used cluster from salvage yard and truck started charging,truck has went to texas and back on vacation with no problems
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L LT fuel trim high VIN: 1ZWFT61L2Y
thank you all for the help- I never found a vac. leak- smoke- propane-- drive car 20 miles with full to half throtte- no change at all in Baro- MAF senor reading normal- let customer take car and asked to bring back after driving 2 weeks- customer has not call...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Thanks for the information received. I ended up pulling the tank AGAIN and bench testing both of my new pumps. One did nothing at all which I traced to the fuel output line on the pump being slightly smaller in diameter and allowing the pressure to bleed off...
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