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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compression VIN: 1FMDU32X1R
vehicle came in with blown head gasket.resurfaced heads and reassembled engine.Can back off rocker arm assembly bolts and compression gets better.I think i need to bleed the lifters.Is there an easy way to do this without removing heads again.
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L runs lean and pings VIN: 1FVXU23X3R
the truck only runs lean on cold days when the temp is outside above 65 f the truck runs great never acts up but on cold days under load up say a hard grade the truck loses power and pings let of the accl and will run good untill hard pull on a normal road ser...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L ses VIN: 1FDKE30FXS
Thanks in advance everyone! this is our local ambulance for a volunteer service. it came in for running poor. I dont do diesel work so I sent to a dieseel shop. when it came back it has code p1705 & p0713. both reset after being cleared. the scanner range fiel...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L converter? VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello. I've been chasing a engine idle problem. Being that it seems to fast. But when you drive it is more like the converter is still engaged at idle and is keeping the speed of the car up. Engine controls seem to be functioning normally. Idle request and act...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR14A9T
good morning. i have this ranger that will not heat up to running temperature. the hottest i have gotten it is about 160 degrees. i replaced the t-stat twice, but it acts like the coolant is always bypassing the thermostat or it's stuck open. any ideas would h...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA5141X
I rebuilt the transmissions for another shop. They reinstalled it and filled it with fluid. Technician said the transmissions would not move. So,I went to their shop and pressure tested the transmission. All pressures seemed to be low. I had them remove the tr...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX18L5Y
Good morning fellow Ford Techs! Yesterday this truck came in with the MIL on p0353. Observed mode 6 data and found cyl. 5, 7 and 8 were showing a value of 80, 161 and 163 respectively, Seemed to miss at startup. Cleared codes and test drove, mode 6 again showe... Trouble codes: P0353
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWE45F72
we have this e-450 super duty with a sometimes hard brake pedal we hear a snap and the brake pedal goes back to normal it acts up more in the morning has anyone out there run into a problem like this and what did you do to repair it thanks in advance
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lt ft wheel area VIN: 1FTSX31F52
have this 02 f350 driving me crazy.two months ago,vehicls came in with this noise in the lt ft.i read in fix dadabase about the rt ft being the actual problem.the needle bearings were fine,so i removed the hubs then road tested the truck,the noise was gone.nex...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU15W23
hello to all you ford techs out there.i got this expedition towed in on the hook as a no crank/no start.i noticed when i got into start it that there was a loud buzzing noise coming from the fuse/relay panel on the passenger side kick panel.went to check which...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73KX5
customer states car wont start after cold soak,installed new plugs,wires and fuel filter ( all was original )same problem as before. fuel pressure within specs, spark on all cylinders, injector pulse present, if you crank for an extended period of time it will...
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FMEU72E86
I have a fleet of these 06-08 Explorers from the local county sherrifs dept. they are requesting that we disable the daytime running lights. I have checked for tsb's and did not find any related to disableing and I have also looked at the wiring schematics and...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Backfire in intake VIN: 1LNHM87A01
I know a lot of history sorry for the long post. We first got the car we didn't have command to our coils all the time. Scoped the cam sensor and found the cam sensor was losing signal. We removed the valve covers to inspect any loose/uplugged connection, pinc... Trouble codes: P0102

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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L no power,poping,exh VIN: 1FTCR14X9N
Thanks all who took time to reply. Yes I had checked for vac leaks, none found.Pulled valve covers to inspect for broken valve spring, none found. so then the only way in can backfire in the exhaust is if I have a valve problem. So the customer decided not ...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine cooling/heat VIN: 2FMDA51455
Thank you all so much for your time and help!! The general concesus was the water pump impeller was worn down or spinning on the shaft or the head gaskets/cracked head. Unfotunately the water pump was fine other than some build up on the metal tube the lower h...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L remote keeyless entry VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
thanks again too all who replied. i found aftermarket keyless systems on e-b@y for as low as $20.00. i guess i will have to go that way due to not only low cost, but ease of installation. thanks again, and if i run into a totaled taurus with rke that i can ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTYR14X9Y
I want to first thank Chris from Integrity auto for all his help. THE BEER IS ON THE WAY.The wrong cam synchronizer was installed with used motor swap.The incorect synchronizer was for a hall effect sensor.When looking at the synchronizer for the hall effect i... Trouble codes: P0340, P00, 172 (bank 1 rich), P0175.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering box
After finding that "severely" rocking vehicle from side to side with a couple of guys, the culprit was the sway bar bushings and the play was very minor but loud !!! Leaf spring plastic spacers one was missing other damaged makeshift spacers no help.. left f...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP60A04
well ford finally fixed had to replace #2 injector that shorted out & took w it # 2 injector driver in pcm thanks for all your help so one pcm one injector Trouble codes: P0302.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDWW36P65
this one is fixed. after overlaying icp and ipr circuits to eliminate wiring harness concerns. data pids with scanner showed high icp for no detectable reason. replaced ipr, pcm, and icp sensor. still had high icp. finally used lab scope on icp and ipr control... Trouble codes: 2284 (icp circuit performance).
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L control VIN: 1LNHM86S14
We were able to fix this with the NGS. The problem was the car was a CAN vehicle but the AC system was NON-CAN , Green service card with Non Can VIM # 1 got us right into the module.
2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Misfire
As suggested recheck compression on all cylinders, 170-175 across the board on all. Inspected the spark plug and found #5 still is the concern. Was suggested to replace all of the injectors but the customer declined any further repairs. Vehicle is not fixed... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305.
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