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1986 Ford Grumman Van 5.8L need help with parts VIN: 1FCJE39HOG
Hello all. I am in the process of installing throttle body fuel injection on a Ford Van. Like a Grumman style. Large Box van. Not van nose cutaway. Kit supplied by affordable fuel injection complete with sensors,ecm harness, dist and fuel pump. I need to figur...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Came in with p1413 and lite on solid, owner had replaced ssr relay at side of pump, problem still present, upon further diagnosis in shop, discovered lack of b+ voltage at relay plug, found bad b+ wire, repair wire, motor would now run, but made noise, replace... Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air pump malfunction)
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L a/c compressor
ok, long history but im beatin my head against a wall here. vehicle came back today a/c inop. checked pressures again. pressures were low. low side cycling down to twenty and shutting off comp. inspected clutch and its fried on two weak old compressor. rubber ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51481
hi techs. we have this van with A/C not cooling condition. high side 200-250psi, low side 60psi. the lines coming out of the compressor are hot but only warm near the evaporator inlet. the line after the orifice tube is cold. but my evaporator is room temp. ca...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZAS7472
Thank you in advace for your time, I have had some problem getting to the bottom of this Windstar and I need help. Codes P0171 and P0174 are present within 15 min of resetting ECU. I have replace the manifild and smoke tested the system for vacuum leaks. Any t... Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA504X3
miss under load. sometimes at idle. no codes stored. data stream readings-at 1500 rpms tps.-1.38v, load-50% ect-.56v , [...], ect-210(f) iac-51%, iat-2,15v, iat-102(f), o2s11-101-595(mv), o2s2198-744(mv), lftr.(1)4% lftr.(2)0% sftr.1 -1-+3% sftr.2 -2 -+3%,...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA504X3
miss under load. sometimes at idle. no codes stored. data stream readings-at 1500 rpms tps.-1.38v, load-50% ect-.56v , [...], ect-210(f) iac-51%, iat-2,15v, iat-102(f), o2s11-101-595(mv), o2s2198-744(mv), lftr.(1)4% lftr.(2)0% sftr.1 -1-+3% sftr.2 -2 -+3%,...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FDWF36P66
Vehicle arrived with harsh shifts, CEL on, Tow/Haul light flashing. Scanned for codes: P0713 TFT signal high. Cleared code. Fault/reposted within next start in about 30 seconds. Removed pan to inspect TFT sensor. TFT resistance matches specification (20K ohms...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, long crank VIN: 1FTWX30P36
Ford diesel techs, please help. Let me start with customer concern. Customer states vehicle starts hard and misfires when pulling heavy load. I can get long crank after sitting for long period of time . Icp pressure does not come up on modis until just after i...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L airbag removal VIN: 2FAFP71W46
any help in removing airbag from steering wheel. has 2 small holes on either side. I need to repair the horn switchs on the back side of airbag.

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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L location fuel pump VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
Hi Guys sorry i have taken so long i am still waiting for the pump, yes you have to remove the tank to remove the fuel pump and you need a special tool to remove the fuel line as well. The fuel line has a claw type connection which has a metal tube around it ...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S8X
Thanks to all who replied.Wound up scoping remainder of the coils not replaced.Needed 2 more coils.Fixed exhaust leak and replaced o2 sensor to repair lean condition.Drov van around for a few days,running great.Thanks again!! Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134X
This one is fixed.I replaced belt,tensioner and idlers,car started right up.One of the idlers was destroyed. Not much to summarize.Responses were mostly"not a valve bender".some suggested blowing air into cylinders to check for bent valves,others to look at ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Accelerator Pedal VIN: 2GMZA5140Y
Thanks again for the suggestions. What happened was the customer had his intake gaskets replaced out of town at another shop and they just forgot to re-installed one of the return springs onto the linkage. Not removing it myself and with no picture to go by I ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21L4Y
I am not sure what fixed this I checked everything over and over. The last thing I did was unplug the MAF at the harness just outside of the air cleaner housing. It acted up with the MAF disconnected when I plugged it back in the truck never acted up again. H... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FAFP33P12
i tried the dpfe unplug and it did nothing, the anti theft led above the stereo did not light up at all. when i went through the flow chart for the anti theft code it told me to replace the PATS tranciever and i replaced it and still not start. so i narrowed i...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMZA50432
Well, I'm gonna call this one fixed. We decided not to take this and get it programmed as everything is working fine. The abs works fine as well as the speedo and we are no longer getting the abs light on since we fixed the speed sensor. The only problem is t...
2003 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42R23
First off, thank you very much for the thoughtful replies. It turns out that this car had an unusual wiring problem. In C133 bulk head connector Pin #22 was not seated in the connector, probably from the factory. I found it by scoping the inputs to the PCM ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L hard start/ no power VIN: 1FTNW21P03
This one is down the road! Almost all replies said injectors were bad. I did remove and inspect EGR, looked great.Could not do cylinder contribution test, still would like to know what tools can perform that operation.Several replies said the update needed to ... Trouble codes: P0266 (cyl 2 contribution), P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0404 (egr circuit out of range), P0405 (egr sensor a low).
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L brakes VIN: 1FTSS34P25
Ill like to thanks to all reply that I receive. The 3 times that I replace the vacuum pump I use oem replacement. Ill replaces 1 week ago and the problem is solved. I think that the oem part is not a good replacement. Some of the replies that I receive sai...
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