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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15H8S
I've got a 95 ford bronco here that is driving me crazy. Came into shop with check engine light on, running pig rich. This thing is very slugish in drive, seems to be a little more responsive in reverse. Has no communication at diagnostic port ( has powers and...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L11
Hi, truck came in with ses light on, code p0171. Also rought idle and has no power. Checked fuel pressure found @ 30psi, cleaned MAF, o2 switching ok, removed o2 on bank 1 to see if cat was clogged, no difference. Checked for vacuum leaks w\motovac no leakes f... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fans VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Ok guys this car is used for security at night so idles alot. Customer states it overheats but im having hard time recreating problem. I have had it to overheat a few times and the cooling fans are not working. Both times relays very hot replace with new relay...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31L04
I am working on this one over the phone.I know it's impossible but here goes: Customer replaced the under valve cover harness on both sides and the glow plug relay due to engine miss and hard start when cold.He says it was hard to start after repair but it sta...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P13
Hey diesel techs,this is not my specialty but I love to learn! I have a 6.0L that is giving me fits. The customer had it towed in and said that it was running rough so he replaced the fuel filter, after that it would not start. I pulled the cap off the seconda... Trouble codes: P0276
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Yesterday, the customer did a panic stop, after that the pedal was soft. He attempted to bleed system, and admitted to leaving one front bleeder open. He couldn't get a good solid pedal so brought it to us. The first time you press the brake pedal, it is fairl...
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...
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, loss of power VIN: 4MZXV14T7Y
Customer came in stating he has several lights coming on, on his cluster, one was a service engine now, and two more come and go after driving it for several miles, they are battery and brake lights both come on. The vehicle starts and runs normal when cold, o... Trouble codes: P0325, P0105, P1105 (manufacturers fuel air metering control)

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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L timing VIN: 1FAFP6249P
thanks guys most of you were spot on. by 'put it back' i meant to where it was when it came in(dist.). i also put the plug wires back where they were when it came in. it ran terrible but this is to be expected with the blown gaskets...so i went to the beginnin...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Transmission engagement VIN: 1FTEF14N8R
We finally got the vehicle back to the shop and replaced the MLPS unit on the side of the transmission. No obvious problems in the connector or harness, but the new unit fixed the problem immediately. Customer has been back to the shop with another vehicle a...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6532T
First I would like to thank each and every one of you that posted a reply to my problem! Some of the sugestions I had considered and some I had not. I still have the car and it still will not run but I have not given up yet. I got busy with a few other jobs an...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L2X
Thanks for all the help. I could not get truck to fail in shop with meter hooked up to fuel pump power wire. Temp. dropped 20 degrees from when truck failed. Talked to customer and told him thap almost all of the iatn responses were fuel pump or relay so he ag...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L red warning light VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
Unable to communicate with ABS module. Found bad ABS bulb in dash. Replaced bulb and now brake light and ABS light come on. Replace ABS module. Now both lights off. Thanks for the help.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L balance shaft tensioner VIN: 1FMDU63E02
ok guys Ralph is correct. you have to pull the subpan to pull the upper pan (bolts above it secure the upper pan). drop the crossover, sway bar, starter, trans cooler lines, and oil cooler hose. then wedge 2 worn out brake pads between the motor mount and fram...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine
Thanks to everybody that replied. For some reason a leak down test never showed a head gasket leak. But I'm certain that there was a problem with one/both. The customer chose not to go any further with the repair.
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L all accessories VIN: 2FMZA53482
The IPC Module was the fix, it is the Module that tells the FEM/REM Modules that the Ignition Key is in Ignition and or Ignition Switch is on. It does this via the SCP Data Bus. Research showed the IPC is a high failure Module. Thanks for the help!!
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
first off thanks to all who replied the fix was simple but i was overthinking, i mean its a truck not the space shuttle the problem was a few bad coil conecters a call to the local ford dealer and problem solved
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: SORRYNOVI3
Thanks for the responses (few, i was surprised). any way i could not find a good accurate way to test the VGV control solenoid, two reasons, not enough experience on diesel and ver crappy scanner, very limited on data, so i went hands on and remove the turbo t... Trouble codes: P006A, P0401.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Thanks to all for the information. I tore apart the original turbo and the used turbo and between them cleaned everything and used the best parts. I reinstalled the turbo and now the truck runs like it should. Its kinda hard to believe that just a lack of boos...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
i replaced the broken guides and both chain tensioners, could not find reason for failure but from the replies i recieved it seems to be common. I started it up ran great until driving down the road, i suggested we replace the complete vct system, customer tal... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0011, P0021.
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 3FAHP08116
This job is done and keeping the customer cool. There is no real shortcut to this project, move seats all the way to the rear, then remove battery cables, remove radio and all other items in dash panel including the glove box and passenger air bag, did not rem...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L steering box VIN: 2MEFM74W8Y
the seal kit installation was performed incorrectly,what i thought was a dust shield was actually a spacer washer which i put in after the snapring where it was supposed to be installed before the snap ring.need to pay attention next time thanks again everyone
2002 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T82
Finally fixed. After rechecking everything, I went back to the beginning. Pulled plugs and found that #2 had coolant on it, pressure tested cooling system and could actually see coolant on top of #2 piston. Replaced head gaskets and heads machined and vehic...
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