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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L 3/4 Shift flare most noticable VIN: 2FTHF26M3N
Vehicle came in with complaint of slipping in rev. Customer had a heavy load on it when problem existed. After trailer unhooked did not notice problem. We test drove several times and could not recreate slippage. Dropped pan and surprising found clutch materia...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L steering VIN: 1FTHF36G2V
i am back at square one with this one. i tried adjusting the original gear box before electing to replace it if i separate outer tierods from the spindle both move freely. however on a road test turning either direction is easy having it turn back is where the...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
Thank you in advance for your help. I have a truck that came in with a low brake pedal. Needed four wheel brake job including wheel cylinders in the rear. I flushed brake fluid very well but still has a low pedal. The pedal feels just fine when the truck is of...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
vehicle came in check engine light burnt. customer just purchased failed emissions. also complaining of no spedometer operation. found p0500 vss ckt error. using alldata diag procedure found rear diff vss to be n/g sensor completly open, not generating a/c vol... Trouble codes: P0500
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP34311
Going any speed above 45 mph, down a rough road, steering wheel will shake violently and not stop until the vehicle slows down,or stops.Kinda like a Jeep with the steering shock out, or the old, old Chevs with a bad idler arm. Have had issues with the Ford Exp...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Customer brought car back stated he had jerking feeling at stop lights. We verified condition, with a/c on in gear car stumbles and shows misfire on scanner. Checked IAC values egr ect.. Is there something common with these cars that would cause this, somethin...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP383X2
we have a 2002 focus in the shop with an annoying knock on start up.when you first crank the engine,you can hear one short clunk as if something was hitting.after it starts there is no more noise. it does it every start up,but only for that short time.we have ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63K43
Occasionally this thing will idle a little rough. POSSIBLY thats normal. The problem is that it will "drop out" feels like you cut key off for 1/2 second and then back on. RPM will drop from around 650 to about 450-500 and immediately recovers. 1 out of 100 ti...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L alternator VIN: 1FDNF20P33
this is the 6.0 diesel with single alternator-attempting to replace alternator and can not get to belt tensioner to get belt off. aldata and ford service manual says the coolant fan has to be removed. to remove cooling fan the radiator and shroud has to be rem...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K03
hello,this vehicle has a constant rough idle #3 and #6 cylinders not working at all on cylinder balance test,no backfires,pulled intake and valve covers,thought i would find a broken valve spring all look ok,injectors working can see them visually spray while ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Hi beams VIN: 2FTRX18W64
Customer issue of no high beams. Truck has Auto-lamps with Daytime running lights (DRL) Everything is functioning fine at the present time. Low beams, high beams, DRL and hi-beam indicator on dash. Customer said they worked this weekend when he tried them. Wor...
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L battery draw VIN: 1FAHP56SX4
battery goes dead over a couple of days.no apparent draws when checking but park lights flash on by them selves at any given time,usually just for a few seconds then turn off.customer says headlights come on by themselves also but we have not confirmed that. c...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14565
truck was towed in from another shop. it has injector pulse, it has fuel pressure.it has spark, injector pulse allmost looks like it does it twice in one revolution. no codes. it does sound funny cranking it over. Have Ford Ids system and did relative compress...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMFU18555
vehicle came in with rattling engine and stalling when taking off from idle. Had codes P0340,p0345,and p0349. Checked oil level and had no oil metering on dipstick. oil was vey sludgy so changed oil and filter. noise went away for awhile. Noise comes and goes,...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12556
I can't find the cause of a missfire on # 8 cylinder. I have checked compression on that cylinder (130 psi), replaced the plug, the plug boot and the coil. When that didn't help, I switched the injector, plug and coil to a different cylinder. The miss didn't m... Trouble codes: P0308
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Hello all, Never saw one do this before;hope you can help! Customer stated vehicle died driving on road at speed but started back and drove home normally. I pulled the p1000 code,monitors not set.Did a little reading but didn't make it go away;think it must be... Trouble codes: P1000

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y6T
Sorry for the delayed fix,but the problem was intermittant and I wanted to make sure we had it.Thanks to the 24 that took the time to reply.I tried all of the recommendations that I already hadn't done. In the end,what seemed to do the trick was a double injec...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L eng noise after heads replaced VIN: 1FTYR11X2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I pulled the valve covers and found that the left side rocker shaft had come loose. I thought I had torqued it down pretty good, but obviously not. I knew there was a reason I avoid heavy line work wheneve...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
well first of all i would like to thank all the fellow techs who took their valuable time to help me.we had to install new fuse box because it had internal short,and that (gem)module gets connected directly to that fuse box.so once gem sees any shorts in it's ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
Yes, this vehicle is always fixed for a few months anyway. Thanks for all the replies. Majority says at least with oem maybe part will last a year instead of a few months. Thanks. Trouble codes: P0401.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard start VIN: 1FMZU73K22
The fuel pressure seemed high to me also but according to my sources it is suposed to be 50-65psi. I sent it to the dealer for reprograming per tsb for the hard start but i'm not sure it will address the running rich problem. thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich bank 1), P0175 (fuel system rich bank 2).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW20P74
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L cam timing VIN: 1FTNF21505
After alot of time & money, I believe I understand what happened. 1st, based on software info., these vehicles have a 10 degree continous functional check of cam offset. There are 30 teeth on the cam/phazer gear which put the teeth spaced at 12 degrees apart, ...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L radio VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Well all of you nailed it, This by far was the strangest one we have come across. We did as some of you posted, disconnected the switch and the radio started working, It turned out to be the Range Switch, the only problem was the customer did not want to go an...
2008 Ford F F750 7.2L Fuel system VIN: 3FRXX75T38
thanks for your input, these are on the Medium duty truck line with saddle tanks which have what appears to be metal filings ( like from a brake lathe) in the fuel tank and through the fuel system.
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L evap hose routing. VIN: 2MEFM75W1X
Thanks to all that sent information about this situation. The vent line still appears to be missing something, becuase a nipple is at the end of the hose. After two weeks, and the Evap monitor being run, there are no codes and no check engine light. I'm still ...
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