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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L air cleaner box VIN: 1FTEX15N1K
Hey, guys I have a real stumper! 3000 miles ago we replaced the water pump, timing chain, intake gasket, and radiator. Now we have the air box filling up with moisture coming from the PCV Filter. It isn't anti-freeze and the oil isn't milky. The PCV hose is co...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF26H7M
Vehicle came in with the complaint of inconsistent idle or surging, also high fuel consumption. But while testing it did some real strange things. At idle...out of nowhere on it's own it takes off sometimes up to 2000rpm for 10 seconds or so, then it seems to ...
1995 Ford F800 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNF80C8S
You know I am SO sorry I do not have more information on this unit. We do some work for this company but normally it is just brakes or other basic maintenance. So we are limited on technical information for heavy duty trucks. Originally they came in with a com...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfer case shifting VIN: 1FMFU18L6V
Greeting Ford Wizards. I'm stumped on this one and my pride is hurting. This Expedition came in with the complaint of no 4x4 operation. Tested on hoist and found that the front axle [vacuum shift] is always engaged and the transfer case will spin the front sha...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP66L6W
Engine very noisey. Timing chain on rear bank worn through guide and tensioner lever. Replaced both chains, tensioners,guides, and levers. Still noisey. Removed engine oil pan. Lots of timing component trash, no piston parts. Inspected two rod bearings. No sig...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L fuse 14 VIN: 1FMNU41S8Y
I have been unable to recreate the problem while in possession of the vehicle. I am posting this looking for a good place to start if anyone has run into a similar problem. Fuse 14 blows intermittently, or sometimes frequently. This fuse will cause the interio...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L engine VIN: 2FTRFI7W7Y
This truck has an engine vibration like an out of balance issue at about 1900 rpm in park and driving. Above this rpm the engine feels smooth. Also has the same feeling with the accessory belt removed. It is definitely not a misfire issue. The customer has not...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cmp synchro VIN: 1FAFP5322Y
End of day in a rush, was affraid of breaking off 2 small bolts holding sensor on, pulled CMP Synchro out of block to re install intake. Didn't mark position of tab on Synchro. Ford says to use a special aligning tool which I don't have. Does anyone know where...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L thumping noise VIN: 1FTSX31F81
help not a dsl. tech. customer complains of a thumping noise from exhaust when the vehicle is first warming up. only happens when first started cold. I have replaced ebp sensor and tube both were cloged also replaced waste gate solinoid resistance was out of t... Trouble codes: P0476, P0478, P1248
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L all electronics VIN: 1FMFU18L21
hi to all, got a strange one here, intermittently the battery will drain on the customer, we got the problem to happen in the shop after we had the car for about a week, what we found was all the electronics on the dash would stay on with the key out, the odom...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FDWW36P54
Good Morning all, I have this 04 Ford F350 Super duty W/utility bed that came in for a shimmy in the steering wheel at the speeds of 45 to 65 mph while turning the wheel slightly to the left. I checked the suspension and found slight movement in the control ar...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L Alternator VIN: 3FAFP37Z74
Every time problem occurs Battery light comes on, alternator quits charging but check engine light does NOT come on. After the fact you can always pull code P0622 Generator field "F" circuit problem. When problem occurs it could last 10 seconds or 30 miles unt...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
repaired a previous attempt to replace CHT sensor and haness. had code for this CHT. removed intake, replaced gaskets with oe, replace CHT sensor, replaced CHT sensor harness connector. all joints soldered. truck runs great untill you "shower down" on the acce... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSW21P35
trailer brake is inoperative display shows trailer fault / trailer disconnected found code c2808 in tbc module we cannot find a discription for this code checked all wires all seem to be ok brakes were working properly up to recently / check trailer that this ...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP53U25
This car, for the first start of the day, will take three - four attempts before the engine will stay running. I have tried it with the throttle open and closed, no difference. We found the front bank spark plugs were used-up, the rear looked normal for the m...
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMEV75E86
we can not find any info on this system. when you pull the 5A fuse #2 for SJB1 the draw goes away.. alldata does not show what this fuse powers up except a micro relay... does this turn on the power to sjb1? is this like a bcm?
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
Hey guys, I have a Lincoln that failed the California smog check due to a mil lamp on & a code p0411(secondary air inj incorrect flow). I have verified that the pump is working & that the air injection diverter works & that the vac solenoid which supplies vacu... Trouble codes: P0411
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge VIN: 1LNHM87A23
Hello, First help request so forgive me if it doesnt flow right. After all the posts i have read about these cars I'm sure everyone is thinking coils but that didnt work. Problem: Car surging during acceleration at highway speeds Apparently this problem has ... Trouble codes: U1262 (HEC Instrument Cluster VSS SCP Fault)
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L timing chains VIN: 1MEHM55S02
Hello folks, looking for Nick hopefully. Car came in barely running. Customers states dealer recommended engine. Scan and find cam synch code. Pin test showed cam/crank synch off. Slope on cam is not ~10 counts after crank so I know that something is wrong in ...

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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall
Thanks very much guys for all the help,turned out to be maf problem.When checking around found bottom of air intake hose deteriated,a little duck tape and it ran like a top,if scanner had maf data would have seen this problem.Thanks again for all your help.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
Fixed! I went around rechecking vaccum lines and various seals using a stethoscope with the end removed, so its an open tube. When I originally inspected the upper EGR tube and found the tube was not cracked or corroded, didn't think to check the rubber seal ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc inop VIN: 1FALP52U1V
well here it is... replaced trs switch and overdrive started working. road tested with scanner all monitors cleared and no check engine light. but still have a noisy valve body. made the decision to remove body with yrans in vehicle and so you know this is not...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
canister purge valve. ford calls it a management valve. I had smoke coming out of the vent of the valve, but was told this was normal.so I blocked off both large hoses for smoke test. vehicle left for 3 weeks. customer returned with light on. codes p0171 and p... Trouble codes: P0141, P0144.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2428X
thanks again for the replys. vehicle came back 3 weeks later. i scaned the truck and only the iat code was there. my original diagnosis was correct but the reman and the new a1 cardone parts were all junk. installed oem maf and all is good thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Thanks everybody for your help, I didn't want to spend any more money on this vehicle, we all know customers don't understand how many different components can contribute to the same outcome,so I decided to reduce the pcv valve flow making it run richer I drov... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean), P0174 (Bank two lean).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle up\exh.noise VIN: 1FTSW31F2Y
well, defeat, or at least the cust. still isnt happy, my first shortcoming in this, was that the cust would not leave the truck for more than 1 day, and i am learning that this is fairly normal opperation, but i pushed my luck on the efforts it took to "just l...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X52
several members recomended driving with all sensers disconnected and connected one at a time. Did that but it never blew the fuse. Gave car back to the owner has not blown fuse for two weeks. It may have a worn wire between engine & firewall that I moved when ...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWE45F72
ok we finally got to the bottom of this e-450 we used the snap on scanner to watch the abs sensors after we changed the right front sensor we couldnt see any of the abs sensors drop off so we used a computer based scan tool and drove it again and the rear sen...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU15W23
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L voltage VIN: FA4EA91884
Thanks for all the help guys.. We installed the replacement fan clutch and it took care of the problem.. Must have been overheating the alternator. Thanks again.
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
sorry it took so long to report the fix. I ended sending it to the dealer and Mark from texas was right it was wrong aftermarket mass airflow they sent me one for 8 cyl i have 6 cyl thanks for all the help kenn
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11W55
Thanks for all the replies. This was a case of the customer not being totally honest with us and giving all the information. The timing belt tentioner pulley had fallen appart but was still on..so the belt still turned but the cam timming was off...and also st...
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