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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
hi i have a 1987 e 350 motorhome 460 4 bal after warms up under a load (driving only)will act like running out of fuel starts bucking and slowing down till it quits let set anywere from 10 sec to one min will start and go a mile or to & act up again i replaced...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U2V
car came in for overheating found leaks in by pass hose replace hoses every thing hooked up right cooling system re filed and bled properly temp right at middle of temp gauge also checked with scanner temp ok fans come on when they should but no heat checked b...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5IU4W
customer states while crusing vehicle will stall intermintally, all dash light will come on after stopping van will start right back up (has never not restarted) both dealers she had to could not find anything or could not duplicate. as she brought van to me t... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel circuit)
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDXW46F71
This truck run fine starts fine hot or cold just has no power when taking off. Runs ok when gets to speed just no power when accel.I don't have a lot of diesel experience so any help would be greatly apreciated.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L suspension ? VIN: 1FTRX18LX1
Good morning fellow techs-I need help with this ford.It came in with the complaint of a noise under the center of the truck and a intermitent vibration when you turn from a stop.The noise was easy enough,transfer case chain slapping.Replace transfer case with ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
I have this explorer and when you drive it you get a flashing OD light and no lockup function. It sets a code of p0741. I have searched on the internet and there is a ford tech bulletin for this problem. I have not been able to locate a copy of the bulletin. M...
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L start system VIN: 1FAFP38373
We recently bought this nice little FOCUS at a repo sale. Of course the battery was dead so we recharged it ,then wipers work, lights work, instrument panel lights up ,but no starter action. also the small light on the dash,the security light, flashes about on...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34ZX4
Vehicle came to shop with a lean code. It was driving well now miss. or any drivability probles. But after we remove the intake maniforld to change pcv hose that when stater acting up. When i first start the car stalls couple of times. if I pump the gas pedal ...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L power steering VIN: 1FDXE45S36
hi guys, hope somebody has heared of this one ,ever since belt replacement cant keep belt on! this has 200 amp add-on pentex alt. on it. tried pulleys p.s. pump & tensioner.any ideas? thanks in advance!
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Boggs Down VIN: 1FTPW14545
This 5.4 3 valve engine has a strange problem. Sometimes when you accelerate like up a hill it all of a sudden boggs down and the service engine light flashes (Misfire #1) If you let off and coast it still misfires for a while according to the flashing engine ... Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ring & pinion VIN: 1FTPW14565
Put a set of 4.56 gears in my truck. WOW what fun they are, however they sing like a canary. I have set up several factory ring and pinion sets using the factory tools and have had good results. This is an aftermarket gear (Motive) and I set the pinion depth t...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
This truck has electronic throttle control, which works fine until u put the t/case (mechanical) in 4xlow. In 4xlow and trans in drive the throttle plate will not open until the accel pedal is pushed down to about 90%. Then it feels like it wants to take off f...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L headlamp VIN: 2MEFM74W65
headlamps turn off and on at times.while off flash to pass operates normal.parking lights normal.scan tool shows headlamp input does have auto headlights and it will not operate while lights are out.i think possible light control module.anyone had th...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTBR1UAOE
well guys this one im calling fixed,its starts and runs fine with the white wire cut to the module,so im leaving it like that.still dont know why it wont start with the white wire hooked up..
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5340S
Thanks to all replied. As heard before, IATN still the best tool in the box. Downstream Ox sensor proved to be cause, had been replaced with carquest piece approx 60 days before, toggled normal, but seemed heater would intermittently go dead, but motorcraft se... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency code).
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57F6Y
the truck had a trottle commander box installed on it as i noticed a box way up under the dash when i was testing for the idle only problem at the accelerator gave box a light tap and i had acceleration again tap it again no i can figure out ... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected memory code), P1105 (dual alt upper fault memory code), P1106 (dual alt lower fault memory code), P0284.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF18L7Y
Thanks guys for the replies, a couple of you were in the right area, here's what I found apparently some shadetree has put a trans in this truck at some point and left the upper left bellhousing bolt very loose in the trans. Because it was sticking out right b... Trouble codes: P1747 (p1406-), P1406 (testing and results).
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR10U92
Thanks to all that replied. Customer decided not to go further with diagnostics, but I'm pretty certain it was the sensor. Even though it tested ok I installed a resister inline and code cleared. Thanks again.
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L abs light on VIN: 1FDSS34P45
Sorry for the delay,I just got the ambulance back.Thanks for the replies. Andrew from New Jersey hit it right on the head. Two ground wires under the coolant bottle.The two wires are attached to the left wheelwell with a stud.The stud acually rotted off.Repair...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: 4M2D411WXS
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L converter code VIN: 1ZWHT61L3X
well we went and put a rebuilt trans in it and its working perfectly. thanks for your good help
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