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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L timing VIN: 1FAFP6249P
hello to all of you out there in onlineland. any help is appreciated. my problem is the timing. it is just way off. it runs but has very little power. i put it at tdc compression and stabbed the dist but then it wont start it bucks the starter. so i put it bac...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Vehicle has misfire mostly at cruise 2500rpm, you can hear the popping from the tailpipe, no conclusive on ignition scope. output from the distributor (PIP) signal are good. primary igntion control from ICM is good. coil is good, no secondary ignition problem....
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMYU24E1W
This vehicle only has this symptom when its first started. When you put car in reverse its starts backing up fine, then it feels like something is binding/ draging. You have to give it more and more throttle to get it to keep moving. It feels like it has a tra...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U11
good evening all i have this 2001 taurus here it was in 9 months ago with a check engine lt on and had a p1309 misfire monitor disabled code stored. the customer stated the dealer had replaced the cam synconeiser and cam sensor. after checking placement it was... Trouble codes: P1309
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L garage shift into D or R VIN: 1FMZU77K14
Customer states ever since he rolled the vehicle 2 years ago he has been experiencing a delayed and harsh engagement into drive or reverse from park or neutral. Has not gotten any worse/better No other problems with any shifts, all other shifts feel perfect, h...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L suspension VIN: IFAFP4ZRX4
what's going on everyone, i got this Mach 1 here again. I'm still having a problem finding this popping noise. i have replace the R/F wheel bearing and hub assembly, steering gear tube brackets and bushings, lubed the front brakes, and also done all prelim fro...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L remote start VIN: 1FTPX14594
Round 2 with this F150 remote start. All other functions of keyless entry and theft deterrent system seem to operate normally. Theft light @ dash upper left flashes repeatedly when trying to activate remote start. Here's the sequence of events: Arm vehicle/one...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNHM83W44
looking for some help. the vehicle came in with stiif steering. inthe parking lot it has alittle assist. when you go for a drive it gets really stiff. new ford steering rack and v.a.m.p solenoid and aftermaket pump. double check pump has lots of pressure. no c...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L steering box VIN: 2MEFM74W8Y
after replacing pitman arm seal twice repair lasts for two weeks and seal blows again,sector shaft looks ok and seal was installed correctly.not sure if box or pump causing excessive pressure.

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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine
Hello everyone, This vehicle is out of here.Good news is its fixed.Here`s alittle more info on this vehicle.Many of the responders said timing chain jump a tooth or so others said vacuum leak.I was leaning towards timing chain but just out of curiosity i remo...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power mode VIN: 66VNC68722
Thank you for all replies. after futher testing and driving we found that the temp. gauge would jump into the red during the loss of power event. after performing a block test (positive) we have isolated problem to blown head gaskets. customer decided to trade... Trouble codes: P0020 (Intake camshaft position sensor open bank 2).
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K14
thanks for all that helped. it turned out to be a bad injector on number five cyil. I also replaced the coil pack unit as well. Trouble codes: P0395, P0316.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L venting fluid
research tells me pump is bad , replaced pump and installed oe (dealer)external filter ... thanx all ,,,good luck ..
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L air bag light VIN: 1FMCU96H66
Thanks for all the help. I replaced the drivers side seat belt and this fixed vehicle. No more airbag light and all codes clear!Thanks again everyone. Alfred
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air springs
thanks to everyone who replied.sorry for the delay on not responding before now we tried several switching of regerlators,hight adjuster. customer decided to go with springs all way around.many thanks anyway.leroy
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM59S22
Got a little egg on my face over this one. After running the vehicle for a while while trying to figure out why it was still missing when loaded up in reverse we noticed that mode 6 data went back to normal on all 6 cylinders. We also discovered were connect...
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