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1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCF15Y2E
hey all iatn members. i am having quite the difficult time with this truck, and it is the bosses shop truck. i am not a carb. guy plus there is not a pcm in this thing to retrieve any codes at all. here's the scoop. i have checked all the basic things: fuel, s...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDHS24H7S
Customer states while driving down the hill from the mountains approx 45 min. driving time, he came to a stop and the vehicle died out. It restarted went about 300 ft and died out again. He limped it like this the rest of the way to his sons house 1 mile. Cust...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L high fuel pressure VIN: 1FTZR15X2X
Stumped on this one: vehicle initially came in with a complaint of long crank when cold, fuel pressure very slow to build-up, low end of spec when started, re&re fuel pump, delivery line inside tank was split open (outer casing), replaced pump, screen, filter ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Hi, vehicle came to me from another shop.I verfied their repairs but im getting to where i thinkmaybe some thing mechanical like a weak or broken valve spring or possibly a weak or cracked head.Ilistend to the injector on the cylinder misfireing with an electr... Trouble codes: P0305, P1132
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU67E92
This vehicle will have an intermittent abs activation at low speed just before coming to a complete stop. Happens intermittently with no pattern. Monitored wheel speeds while driving, all sensors read evenly and steady. When abs activates at slow stop, all dat...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light on VIN: 2FAP73W44K
Alternator was replaced still have no amperage . Have power from battery and alternator has good ground .Dont know if im suppose to have ground or power from pcm.Any one have a problem like this on crown vics.
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34NX5
surges under load, ac on, no history at all, this vehicle was in a frontal accident air bags deployed and idle problem, replaced air bag system, throttle cable, replace intake manifold and throttle body, under load cant get the idle to hold just surges, atempe...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L blower motor VIN: 1FTSW21PO5
this trucks blower motor won't slow down. it has electronic automatic climate control and on the dash control unit the speed indicator will go up and down but the motor only will slow down like one speed. i checked for codes with the ids and controled the spee...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 3MAPM10J2M
this car is driving me crazy! can't duplicate problem in shop. car has to be moving to get it to act up.on right hand turns the engine dies out. think the power to fuel pump is some how being interupted. ANY ideals will be greatly appreciated

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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDEE14Y7K
Customer came to pick up vehicle without repairs being completed. I received a couple of requests saying to check the oxygen sensor and cat. Advised the customer of this and she said she was going to have her nephew take a look at it. I told her to let me k...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Long crank VIN: 1FDKE37M4K
We fixed it. Turns out it was a whole stack of little things piling up to make a hard-start mountain. Brad had suggested leaving the vehicle in the shop overnight with block heater plugged in which we tried first with no improvement in our problem. James menti...
1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA31U8R
Thanks to every one who replied. the van was a strange one .this van did not have a EGR . The NOX finaly came down at 25 alittle high at 15 {just passed} .customer decided to take the van and run a test at the test only station and it did pass, don't know the ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L O/D light blink @ warm up VIN: 1FTCR10A8T
I do apoligize for not posting this fix sooner. First off I would like to say thanks a lot to everyone who sent me their help via email. Most pointed to the valve body and/or valve body gasket being cracked. When I removed the trans pan, for some reason I thou...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, VIN: 1FTZX17261
lots of great ideas, thanks the problem was the aftermarket ciol pac, after many tests I tried another coil pac and the problem was gone, you hate to think a new part did not fix it, but guess what it was man made. thanks again to all of you Rick Trouble codes: P0301 (p0305-), P0305.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L72
Well this piece is done. I got some more of the story after talking to the owner for a while. The truck the night before had a lightning stike very close to it (about 10 ft. away). It then drove to work and would not start after work. Several electrical guys I...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU7OE62
thanx for all the help we found out that it was a broken exhaust spring on clinder 1. thanx again. individual compression test lead the way although the relative compression didnt show much. all the testing helped but in the end it was that one rare find on ia... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0301, P0316, P1131 (lack of ho2s sensor 1 switching), P1151 (lack of ho2s sensoer 1 bank 2 switching).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L dash alternator VIN: 1FTNX20L63
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L high pressure system VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Well I finally got the truck fixed, Thanks to all those who replied. After taking readings on the pids, i was told a high prssure leak was possible, as i also thought from my own experience. so i pressured up the system and was not succesfull at finding a leak...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W93
hi all thanks for the reply.. I was the low pressure switch right by the compressor that was the cause.. thank you all.. i thought there were only high pressure switch in this car
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