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1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L valve timing VIN: 1FABP28M3E
After second teardown and reassembly, the student started the engine and ran it off-idle for 20-30 minutes until the motor began overheating. Upon subsequent start up attempts the vehicle backfired out of the carb lighting fuel in carb on fire. Only loosening ...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T1H
Hello all, This truck came in as a no start. No spark, no fuel pressure, no injector pulse. I replaced ign. module first before I knew it didn't have the fuel press. or injector pulse. Still no spark. Put coil on, still same problem. If I pulled spout I would...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Spark/ No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Before I begin, thanks in advance for your time and help! It's greatly appreciated!! My mechanic is bangin his head on this truck. He changed the engine with a used one. The original blew due to the oil pressure sending unit cracking, and blowing all of the o...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M1L
we had vehicle towed in customer stated that fuel pump was loose and oil leaking from under vehicle. we check out vehicle and one bolt out of the pump was missing and the fuel line from the pump to the filter housing was cracked and leaking fluid. we replaced ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Hey guys, this one has me. I've tested all the wiring for both codes and they are all in the perameters that mitchell give me. I also replaced the VSS Sensor and the gear to it. I do hear a abmormal pattern when I put the steth on the vss and listen to the gea... Trouble codes: P0503 (Poor VSS performance), P1500 (Intermittent input from speed sensor)
1998 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Transmission Fluid pours over from dip stick tube VIN: 1FALP67L6W
Replace new battery a 3 months ago. vehicle is came back for dead battery. Check the charging system again and its a charging level @ approx. 13.9 V and charing. no check engine light and no known codes were found on obd2 scan tool. check all fuse for short or...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5146X
Hey guys and gals, I posted this last month all seemed ok. I let it set for a couple of weeks and the battery is dead again. I am working on this in the driveway and dont have an amp probe. havent had time to put a meter on it and wait to see if i turns off. h...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L left blinker very dim VIN: 1FAFP55251
repl above items no..luck...repl ignition switch& multi-function,as both are high failure,fire starter items, no luck...still same conditions..pulled battery& box out disassembled harness ,found lite corrosion very slight on harness under batt. spread everythi...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L door lock VIN: 1FTRX17W92
I'm trying to locate a good source for this latch / actuator assembly as Ford says the price went from $ 147 to $ 349 on the superseded # ! Thanks in advance for the help , Kenny
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FMZU62E42
Vehicle came to me as a no-start. Appears to be well maintained. Engine will not crank. Engine is locked solid. Have checked archives. Lots of timing chain problems, one with oil pump drive problem. Customer states truck was running fine, drove home one evenin...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35PX6
Codes for all eight injector circuits low.Looking for ground g108 from ficm to engine.Anyone know where this critter lives.Thank you to all who respond. Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Temp control VIN: 1FMPU16506
Hello all. I have a 2006 Expedition in the shop with a concern I cant seem to find any diagnostics for. The truck has manual A/C with a rear seat control in overhead concel. everything works as normal on max A/C the temp from all panel vents is 48 degrees when...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM9743R
Gentlemen and ladies, we have an old 94 lincoln cont with the infamous leak down air bags; We have done the conventional conversion kits with great luck; Question? How many worms will come crawling out of the can if one removes the rear bags and just install's...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air suspension system VIN: 5L1FU27R74
Hello fellow techs. This 04 Navigator Limo has been to the dealer 4 times over the past year for the same problem. Intermittently the air charge in the suspension is exhausted for no apparent reason. We have determined that there are no air leaks in the system...
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L ocs module VIN: 3LNHM26146
Good Morning, I have an odd one here. Vehicle came from body shop with SRS lamp on. Asked to "reset" system. Scaned system and found that new rcm (air bag module) had two codes. One code was that the new module was not configured, the other was a 2290...fault ...

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1969 Ford mustang 351CID steering VIN: 9F02H20823
adjusted the ram pressure. car steers as best as possable with out converting over to rack & pinion! thank you all!
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L instrument lighting VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
Of the 3 replies I recieved one was about the analog dash (needle type gauges) The other two told me to look at the dimmer switch as the cause. The problem we ran into is this cluster will only fade out after about 70 miles of driving. We can't duplicate it. W...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B8P
Was found the new fuel pump was not properly installed and was leaking fuel back into the tank. Replaced hose from fuel pump to sending unit with a longer piece of hose and vehicle is working fine.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, ses light fluttering VIN: 1FTZF1723W
Thanks for the response guys. I scoped the CKP & CMP like suggested and both looked good. The problem turned out to be an intermittant short in the PCM itself. After extensive wiring harness testing and road tests, it finally started acting up long enough and ... Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor circuit).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
I eventually put silica grease in the boots and the truck has not been back since. Thanks for all your response. Trouble codes: 302 (Misfire).
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Engine Noise VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Sorry about the delayed response, had more trouble with the customer than the car. It was indeed the flex plate. The TSB that you guys sent took all of the guess work out of the diagnosing. After I looked at the cam error and the cam duty I knew it had to be t... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position SensorCar came into shop).
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03112
Well I think this one is fixed. It did turn out to be the #4 coil. I still don't know why it wasn't showing up in mode 6 data. I swapped coils with #5 and would get a misfire every once in awhile but not enough to set a code or show up in mode 6 data. Than...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L engine dies when completly stoped VIN: 1FMDU65W02
Your suggestions. Check engine rpm and input rpm if they are near the same, this would indicate the TCC is staying engauged. I disconnected the TCC wire (pin #14)at the transmission connector. Test drove the vehicle, still died on hard stops. I also monitered ...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Power seats VIN: 1FMDU65W02
Per your suggestions, I checked wiring to seats under carpet. I took l&r side door step plates out to inspect wiring and pull/push to see if it would blow fuse. Also stomped floorboard and bounced in seats to make the fuse blow. I did not. I could not see any...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P15
hello everyone and thank you for the replies. i have been told by our service writer that the customer took his truck to another shop and they replaced two valves . cylinders 3&6 and work was completed in one day.i have a real hard time buying the story . ag...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L engine oiling VIN: 1LNLM81W7P
hello and thanks for everyones help. sorry so long to respond but this was a weekend job. not during business hours. replace every back to original. still low oil pressure. pulled motor drop pan found pick up screen broken replaced screen pressure back to norm...
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