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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Surge VIN: 1FTHF2612F
Hi Diesel tech's,this one does something strange, at times just cruising in say third gear the truck will accelerate or pick up RPM, just a little not like its full throttle only partial . On decel it will surge, sometimes pretty hard core. It does not always ...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10A6K
Please help! this truck will run perfect and then on light throttle it will ping and smoke and idle a little rough. it smells rich but i do not have a way to test emmisions. it will also ping just off idle under no load. i suspect the ecm is advancing the timi... Trouble codes: 13 (cannot control idle during self test), 34 (egr valve position sensor)
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
i have an escort that will not start unless i hit the gas will stay running untill i let it idle then it will has a new iac.tps readings are .68v.while cranking i have spark,injector pulse and fuel pressure. ive cleaned the throttle plates and ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L O-2 open/closed Loop VIN: 1FTEX15N6P
During this many many hours of testing wiring, sensors ect nothing helps. New motocraft O-2, map, coolant temp, IAT, TPS, thermostat, 2 different reman ECM (A-1 Cardone). Removed harness from O-2 to harness connection beside battery and tested it for bad wire....
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hard Start VIN: 1FTHF25H9R
Customer complaint;hard start,long crank,hot and cold.Verified complaint,note; vehicle needs to sit awhile before problem happens.No DTCs.We have checked all the obvious;Fuel pressure at spec.and holds pressure for hours,coolant temp sensor in spec.and reading...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Odometer/Trip VIN: 1FALP45X7V
This vehicle is a Mustang GT convertible and has a speedometer with the odometer in the bottom of the gauge. It also has a tachometer with the trip meter in the bottom of the gauge. The speedometer works and is accurate. The tachometer also works, but the odom...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
I just put in a engine in this pickup and now it has extended crank to start. I checked glow plugs and they are working. I hooked up the Modis and found that the injector control pressure is at 0 psi and control valve is at 15% with key on engine off. When cra...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE1128V
this vehicle came in with codes po171 and 174 replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets codes have not come back,but after about 100 miles of driving i now have po1100 and engine surge,when scanning my o2 sensors are staying at 0 long term trims at o short t... Trouble codes: P1100
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L tie rod replacement VIN: AFABP52U1Z
need advice on the fastest way to replace inner tie rod ends on this 98 taurus. should I lower the rear sub frame to get access to the rack assembly? hard to do with the pinch bolt connected and it looks like a pain to get the pinch bolt out. any advice would ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF46XEC
Driver brought this truck saying he had an oil light on and showed no pressure at the guage at idle.When he drove it the light went out and pressure was restored on the guage.When I recieved the vehicle the oil level was at least a couple of quarts over filled...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
This Ranger is hard to start, I had to put the pedal to the floor and it started as if flooded. It runs rough and has a definite lack of power, the check engine light flashes when driving. It had the below noted codes stored in memory. I searched the archives ... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected)
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tmg chain tensioner VIN: 1FM2U63K23
left timing chain tensioner noisey. thought i might have air trapped in the tensioner so i submerged it in oil and applied vacumn to fill it. engine has good oil preasure. oil is 5w30
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 1st, 3rd gear ratio incorrect, press. control sol. VIN: 1FMZU75W83
Hello to all you ford techs. Im working on this 2003 ford explorer, the truck has no reverse when cold but sometimes will engage and dis-engage when cold, seem to be fine after truck has been running for awhile. overdrive light does flash from time to time. pu...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no start VIN: 1FTRW076X3
vehicle towed in with no start problem, customer commented that vehicle started hard when at walmart got halfway here, about 2 1/2 miles of driving, and vehicle shut down with no start problem, vehicle was towed to our shop...i checked fuel pressure and good, ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L hydraulic clutch bleeding VIN: 1FTZR45E54
truck has a new clutch disc, pressure plate and a oem release bearing.can not get a good clutch pedal, hard to get in gear, engages near floor, tried blowing fluid up from bearing,tried pumping fast 5 to 10 times and waiting 3 min.then bleeding,seem to have ai...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L wheel VIN: 1FTSS34PS6
hello all need some help here got the pleasure to work on a 2006 econoline 350 diesel van 2wd the company driver is complaining of the steering wheel not returning to center after a turn and is scared if driving it till its fixed .so i get van and verify the p...
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W07
Have went through the trouble code tree which condems the pressure sensor. Signal voltage won't change with pressure. The problem is getting the right part. The first one was intended to be installed some where on top of the tank like a G M. Mine in the evap l... Trouble codes: P0453 (History pending code Evaporative emmision system pressure sensor/switch high input)
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L tail lamps
int. rear tail lamps innopp,power present at headlight switch,front markers work and are on the same circut. trailer light adaptor has voltage. removed left side kick panel have no power on brown wire to rear. found splice pack under hood, inspected and recrim...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNHM86S04
Hi techs, I have a P1408 Dtc coming up in the KOER test with my scan tool. I am not sure on how this type of egr valve works. I can't seem to find a lot of info on the system. The system uses a Dpfe and a solenoid controled by the pcm to open the egr valve wit... Trouble codes: P1408
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Autolamps VIN: 1MEHM59S42
Ford techs please help. The headlights do not come on in autolamp position but the parking lamps do operate in autolamp. The headlights will come on when the switch is turned on to normal headlight position but not autolamp.I've run through the diagnostics in ...

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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L shift problems VIN: 1FMDA41X1V
Thank you for all of the replies. I have the van and the customer says keep it until it is fixed. I will drop the trans pan and check coils and seperator plate. Thanks again and you all make a great team to work with. Trouble codes: P0734, P7073.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power
I'm fairly confident I can call this problem resolved. Posted the scope pattern on another website and had two responses that said Yes the pattern confirmed that the left bank was retarded by approx 25-30 degrees. So customer is returning vehicle to original f...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater VIN: 2FTZF1769W
Thanks for all the help. Chalk this one up to installer error. When the new heater core was installed, even though it was an OE core, I didn't use any foam to re-seal around the new one and I think that was what the problem was. I put foam around it and now ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 1FTNW21S7X
Big thanks to everyone for their advice. Just replaced the speed sensor and everything works great. Customer is very happy and so am I. You guys are the best- Thanks Scott
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall, No communication
Well i took everybodys advise and install a trans range switch and another pcm. Car has been gone for a week now. Thanks for the replies.
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1FMYU01142
Replaced multifunction switch and repaired chafed wiring. Thanks.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Never did find out what was in the tech bulletin. Majority of replies said to replace the transmission. That is what we did.
1968 Mercury cougar 289CID No Start
Well, we just haven't had time to mess with this "project" I am certain that this three wire harness is the key. My friend (who lives in Dallas and I'm in Tulsa) hasn't come up with the brand of distributor yet. There are no markings on it to tell us where it ...
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