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1993 Ford F F700 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNK74P4P
this has me stomped i not the best diesel mech but my customer has this truck and with it floor it will not go over 35 mph i belive there has to be some kind of govenor thats keeping this from going too fast. if any one can point me in the right direction on w...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
We have this ford explorer that shortly after replacing front wheel bearing assemblies the abs light came on, hooked up modis and had a code c1145 rf speed sensor, checked connectors and thought we didnt have plugged in good so we cleared code and went for a t...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L drive belt VIN: 1FDEE14L5V
this van has the noisiest belt i have ever heard, have replaced belt several times, noise goes away for about one week. replaced idler & tensioner pulleys & made no difference, tried all types of sprays & even put ajax on pulleys to scuff, only helped for abou...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L ride control VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
we have a ford expedition that has a air suspension pump that always is running at idle and while driving,cuts out but seems to be coming on to excessive.also customer claims that another shop replaced rear air bag units new or used ??? seems to be leak free,d...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Vehicle came in with typical "rattle" in front. Verified timing chain noise and due to high mileage recommend replacement of all chains etc. The the jack shaft drive chain was the culprit. Found no major debris in oil pan. After reassembly engine ran great for...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCWW37S02
I would like to thank you all in advance for helping me out on this head scratcher! This is a Big equipment utility truck with a big walk in storage box on back. It came in about two weeks ago with complaints of no power and possible misfire. Hooked up scan to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0310
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
i have 01 ford taurus with cold to less than luke warm air from heater,engine temp is up and we backflushed heater core and filled with new coolant.the motor that moves air door moves back anf fourth with temp selsction,removed motor and manualy moved door lev...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cylinder Head VIN: 1FMZU73K62
Customer stated vehicle began to run poorly, heard a pop and it would not run, acted as if fuel supply was weak - wanted to run more and more with extended cranking times but could not stay running/idle. Fuel pressure looked good. Checked compression at WOT an...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P93
I have a 2003 ford f-250 with the 6.0l in my shop. It was towed in as a no start. I have a ford ids and i checked ficm sync, and sync which both switch to yes when cranking. Icp is 1500psi when cranking and an ipr of 50% duty cycle. vpwr is 12v, FICM_LPWR and ... Trouble codes: P2617
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L resovoir black sooty VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Failed the combustion fluid test. Has good compresion, runs good ,no smoke, not overheating. The coolant resovoir is black, not oil more of sooty, stinks like cooked coolant. Is there any other test to check for blown head gaskets before I remove heads? If I r...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81WXV
hi to all i have a 97 Lincoln town car with a p0446 i seem to be having a problem finding the vent valve is it part of the vcv i cant even find it Michel any help would be appreciated thank Jeff Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air compressor VIN: 5LMEU27R91
hello everyone...this navigator came in with the rear end dropped. found the compressor running all the time and making a horrible noise. i replaced the compressor and then found both the rear air springs dried up and leaking. i figured thats why the compresso...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L ac heater VIN: EEL4KJ6599
this good customer that takes great care of his car the problem is when the ac is on it will blow cold for a few minutes then goes hot out of the vents. this only happens in the auto mode. in manual mode all works ok except there is no temp adjustment. it is e...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y3H
thanks for all the help, i check the ecc relay which tested fine at the time, but then the truck died and wouldn't restart and the ecc relay wasn't suppling power to the pcm but i did very spark and fuel pressure just no inj pulse. Thanks for all the help guys... Trouble codes: 14 (pip).
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L clutch slave VIN: 1FTDF15YXK
Gentelmen... I thank you all for your generous responses. My appoligies for the long time to close. After bleeding the system in everyway possible, we were still unable to get proper clutch release for easy shifting. So, we pulled the transmission and star...
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: 1FMDA41X4L
Hello all, Thanks for all the replies! I checked the TPS and CTS like most of you suggested but the data looked normal for both of those sensors. so I decided to go over and check all the powers and grounds again like Robert [...]. suggested.Power to ...
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U7N
Hello My Fellows, It ended up being a maf sensor.I screwed up I spoke with a person @ our local parts vender who I never speak to because he does not know how to look up parts.For some reason I asked him to look up a motorcraft maf for this truck.He told me it...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1420X
Thank you all for your help. With the LTFT over 25% at idle,chasing vacume leaks was the path to take. Smoke testing showed the egr shaft which I replaced but that did not help. The other leak which was revealed by the smoke tests was the intake runner shafts... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L31
The final nail in the coffin. I put all the 2001 pieces back in, then did a Blank Path PMI using the teartag # from the 2002. This put the 2U7A-12A650-ALA software calibration into the 2001 pcm. NO P1309. Now it is time for the software people to figure it out... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled Possible cmp pcm RFI).
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P52
I would like to thank all that replied. this was my first post. all good ideas. i had already done tsb and the exhaust was in good shape, oil level was fine. i replaced the front engine mount and trans mount and the vibe was better, just not gone. the customer...
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1FTNE242X3
well this one is fixed!!! after pulling trans harness out and checking the wires all was goog. we then worked our way up to engine comparment to look futher into to the engine harness and sure enough we foud the wire harness rubbing on a hose clamp another sho...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FMPU16WX3
thanks to all that replied the truck returned today still has not cut out since Friday will have to keep an eye on this one will keep you posted thank again Jeff
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTPW14514
I have not fixed this truck yet,I will be having a other look at it when we get some spare time,I check the door ajar switchs therre ok,wiring along floor.
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