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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L exhaust leak VIN: 1FDKE30L6F
Have a motorhome with a exhaust leak, found it to be the tube that comes out of the rear of the head , and it connects both heads to valve. Customer would like the emission system removed, it had dual air pumps, no cats, Can this be easily done or is it a nigh...
1986 Ford F-250 6.9L engine
This is my personal truck. I am not a diesel tech, but I know the theory of how they work, just can't diag problems well yet. Here is my issue. I have what feels like a slight miss at idle. I've driven other older 6.9's and they are smoother at idle than my tr...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L 4th gear VIN: 1FTHF25F0S
thanks in advance for your help. this rig is a 95 7.3 diesel with an e4od and the trouble im having is on cold take off the over drive works fine but when the trans warms up if it ever downshifts it wont go back into overdrive. i can feel it trying to shift bu...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L bulkhead connector VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
doing a heater core on a 1997 ford f150 pickup,trying to remove the wiring harness bulkhead connector from under the left side of the dash. alldata says to remove the three bolts that attach each one of the three plugs to the bulkhead then from the inside of t...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35F63
driving when cold runs good.after warm up a spark knock apers engine starts running really bad like it is missing. we are getting (kam)codes-along with cyl.inj.codes that can change from one time to the next.if you can help me please do it's one of our 3 ambul... Trouble codes: P0267, P1273, P1293, P1294, P1295, P1296
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Rear stop lights VIN: 1FAFP33324
Hello fellow techs. Here is the problem, the rear outside stop lights don't work. The center stop lamp on the trunk lid does. I have checked the stop lamp switch- good. The stop lamp switch only has one circuit contained within the switch. I have stop lamp sig...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L brake light VIN: 1FTRF14W35
this is a information only posting. the truck is fixed but would like to give information to others. We found the wires that plug into the instrument cluster to be loose. information in alldata said not to unplug conector or instrument cluster may need reprogr...
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L temp door VIN: 1FTPW12V56
This one came to me from another shop. He replace temp door actuator and it is still acting up. What it is doing is the temp door will sometimes move to warm or hot air if auto temp setting is raised to or slightly above 65 degrees(85-90 degrees F outside). Us...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM81W3V
Digital speedometer readings erratic while driving, tried new vss sensor with no success, no problem with signal but with fluid leaking out if the connector. Tested for bad diode in alternator none found, even drove around with alternator unplugged- no change,...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM97V6V
I'm a bit confused(thanks AllData). I have no compressor engagement. If I pull the relay in the power center and put voltage to terminal 3, the compressor engages. I have control voltage and I can feel the relay actuate when I install it. However, I don't seem...
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Glass VIN: 1ME8M60F5J
Our Cougar has plasic tabs slotted for the frt window glass to set in and mount to the regulator. The tab is broken and I've been told the only way to get the tabs are to buy the glass. Does anyone know of an outlet to purchase these tabs? I hate to buy a glas...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L no temp control VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
This was what Ithought a simple fix. No hot air output. With the first cold spell the car had NO hot air coming from register. After consulting with a hot-line and the dealer I replaced the blend door actuator to no avail. Is there any way to get trouble codes...

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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26M2N
Well, call this one fixed. Rechecked fuel press at filter inlet had 1 psi, also rechecked fuel selector valve was not switching from tank to tank. Dealer did not have one on order for tuesday delivery, but one good whack on frame rail got valve to switch to fr...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14U1T
Thanks for the help. I cleaned the EGR valve,the tube and checked it with a smoke machine to see it the same amount of smoke would come out of the tubes that go to the DPFE. It did when i plugged the tail pipe. Drove it again and the scanner initiated a code a...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1728Y
UGH!!! A Broken Valve Spring Was The Culprit on the number 1 cylinder exhaust. I can't believe I overlooked something so simple!! Thanks everyone for your help!!! I learned a lot more about this vehicle from all of your input! ;) Just got it from the machine s... Trouble codes: P1000 (OBD II System Checks Incomplete), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3).
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUO3101
call us stupid somehow the cop wires from pcm were reversed [4&6] put in order vehicle runs great thanks for your help with all knew everything was checking out ok had to to be something under our nose thanks aghain Trouble codes: 1507 (check vpwr voltage to iac valve).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F92
Thank you all very much for the response. The cam sensor was under a recall , was replaced and truck has been running fine. I also replaced the fuel filter which was slowly leaking from the seal. Dave. Trouble codes: P0344.
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24282
thank you everyone. i cleaned out the ports with t.b. cleaner, a pic, and my bluepoint shop vac with some slight modifications. worked great. thanks again Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire detected 6).
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
thanks to all that offered their assistance I went back to cylinder 4 after looking at wiring and using a spark checker on all 3 front cylinders when I was pulling on the cop wiring for #4 I got shocked closer inspection revealed that spark was leaking to grou...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S23
Thanks for the help, we decided to install new coils, but when they came in we were 3 short. We replaced the three under the plenum (hardest to get to) took it for a test drive, worked great and the customer was needing it to go out of town. That's been a week... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ign/Coil Misfire 5).
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuel pump VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
After replacing the fuel pump I found I could ground the terminal on the relay to cause the relay to turn on and the car would run but badly then a new battery cured the charge problem and a new mass airflow sensor took of the poor running problem, now I am...
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