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1988 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP61F0J
Hello everybody. Need a quick suggestion. HCs just barely failed Inidana emissions level of 1.40. Current reading 1.75. Have tested everything. Put new EGR, EVP. Readings improved greatly from first test. Any ideas where I can look next? The car is running per...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B8P
This vehicle will cut out almost like turning the key switch off then back on when trying to accelerate. This only happens when warm. Vehicle will run fine just after starting up cold, can drive for about 30 seconds then begins to act up. I have been through ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
vehcile originally came in running very poor & intermittent hard to start. found heads cracked & leaking coolant into 3 cylinders. replaced engine. vehicle would not start. found no fuel pressure due to cracked pickup/sender tube inside fuel tank. replaced pum...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTZX1766W
hello and thanks in advance; this one is a problem child, i replaced the heater core today and once finished i had a abs light it goes through the bulb test, goes off and after about 10 seconds the light comes on, even before the truck is put in to gear my sna...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX1768W
hey everyone. i have a problem with this f-150. the truck came to me with a cyl. #2 misfire. evry thing checked ok until a compression test showed that it had none on cyl.#2. pulled the head and found that the valve guide hadcome loose and the valve had mushro...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1X
Sorry for this one fellow techs, but here we go. Our shop inherited this one from several others and has become a problem child. When it first came in, another tech scanned it(van would not even idle when it came in. He replaced a bad coil(broken) all plugs an...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L2Y
Hi, Intermittently on normal acceleration, the MIL will come on, the speedometer will stop working, transmission will go in to limp mode and the engine will run terrible, low power, backfires in exhaust and intake on accel, and scanner will lose communication...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP36381
drives fine when driving around town but on highway or heavy throttle lacks power fells like running out of fuel took pressure reading - is in spec we now there is a recall for the fuel pump we put in a after market pump before we new about the recall still ra...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 6.8L fan clutch VIN: 1FBSS31S31
Does anyone have or knows the specifications for fan clutch engagement on this vehicle? (Temp, Rpm, VSS?) Ac pressures are 40 x 250 psi at hot idle with fan clutch engaged, disengaged the hi pressure will rise to 300+ and vent temperature will increase notice...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L A/C System VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Hey guys, This truck came in with the complaint that while he's pulling a trailer and accelerating and has the engine under a load, the A/C shuts off and as soon as he slows down (like coming into a town) the A/C kicks back on. I don't have much info because ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats system VIN: 1FAFP34P63
Hello guys 2 days ago someone replaced the lock cylinder because it would not turn. Now the vehicle will not start it wont even crank. we have 2 codes b2103 tranceiver circuit fault and b1213 antitheft number of programmed keys below minumum. I would like to k...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U83
truck came from other shop they repalce s/pluges wires/ign coil/both o2 sensor (befor cat)cleand injectors.I first smoke truck when it was cold and it leak at intake gaskets so they were replace did not fix the broblem replace maf sensor did fix the broblem. m... Trouble codes: 301 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (303 -), 303 (testing and results)
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12524
Greetings all! We have a little bit of a problem with this 150 that we could use some help on. We did a R&R on the heads and got this thing back together and now it will hardly run. We did not remove the cam sprockets from the cams and the cams are installed i... Trouble codes: P0021, P0345
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTRW14WX5
This F150 at times while driving over 45mph the customer says that it sounds like the abs motor runs and then the left front wheel will start to lock up then at once it will lock up. Customer will come to a stop then start again and then it will be fine. Note:...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Light VIN: 2FTHF26HXL
Sorry for the delay, I finally got the customer to bring this one back. The problem was corrosion on the master cylinder level switch connector. I don't know why it didn't set a code or turn on the red brake light, but cleaning that connector and verifying a g...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTZF1720W
This truck had 1 wheel in the junkyard, but against customer request to stop work we removed fuel rail and it was full of sh*t, cleaned all injectors truck ran very well, so big fat invoice printed and customer is happy as a clam. Thanks for all the ideas...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Oil dip tube broken in block VIN: 1FTNF21L5X
I want to say thank you to everyone who responded. The general concensus was to remove it somehow and I will tell you what we did. We used a 3/8 inch self tapping screw about 1 1/2 long and threaded it in about 3/4 of the way. Next we got under it and tappe...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling VIN: 1FTWX32F4Y
I apologize for the long wait to post a fix. This vehicle was not in town and had to wait for it for further checking. The fix was the condenser had a lot of leaves and dust, blocking the flow of air. As a lot of ya''ll mentioned and was not a surprised to ya'...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L thumps on accel VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The fix was replacing the right axle. The inner joint was a bit worn. All fixed and out the door. Thanks Ron
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDXF46P83
Thank you all that replyed. I fionly found it to be a pin hole behind the water pump. It had to have psi on the cover before it would leake. Hope this helps someone else one day. Thank you again. Jerry
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Alternator VIN: 2FAFP71W05
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine
Hellow Guys thanks a lot for all the information received most of the input received pointed to the ICP sensor or the HP pump cover I've even spoken to a ford dealer tech and said had to remove fenders and cab to properly do it! .So I sent the customer to the ...
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