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1984 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, fuel smoke VIN: 1FMCU14SXE
After rebuilding this engine I rebuilt the carb and had to replace the fuel control solonoid and choke thermostat. What I am having a problem with is easy to flood when starting, and even when not flooded if rolls fuel smoke out the tail pipe for the first 3-5...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Clutch VIN: 1FALP54Y6N
we have just finished the second clutch replacement on the this jewl. after the first clutch was replaced the vehicle has what i would call a violent shudder only in reverse. we went back in and replaced the clutch assy again and also orderd a new flywheel fro...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Hi all in IATN Land. Need some help on this Explorer. Went to fix data base and read through the replies for power steering pump noise. Have been through all the suggested procedures. This pump will not quiet down. Have not released it to the customer for a 30...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L window VIN: 1FAFP4448W
Drivers window glass front sash plate is glued to the bottom of the glass. This sash plate hits the front stop to stop the glass at the front of the window. The plate looks to have been glued with soft clear silicone. When the plate hits the forward stop it pu...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
Hey folks. This ranger is a 2000 ford ranger 4x4 with a 5r55e trans. This truck shifts harsh on the upshift. There is a knock after it warms up after it warms up and gets worse as far as when it starts it only does it when the a/c licks on or when you steer al...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U21
I installed clamp around elbow to get more vacume to egr, and on start of testing can hear engine like idle hunting, and scan shows idle up and down. Long term trim in -4 and -5 bank 1 and 2, and stays around there. On test drive good power and I cleared code ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insu egr flow)
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
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMRU17W31
Hello all, we have a 2001 expedition in our shop with a bad engine but we also have a 2000 crown victoria with a good engine. I have got mixed answers about the ability to swap both engine. I basicly need to know if there is any thing diferent about the to uth...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: 1FTSF31P53
the story i got from the driver was running problem of low power, black smoke. manly while pulling a trailer, but not allways. it has been to two ford dealer ships. it has had 2 complete set of injectors installed once by a dealer second by a diesel goro. next... Trouble codes: P0404, P0528, P132B, P2269
2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P87
intermittant (once every couple of weeks) transit bus starts smoking grey/black complete loss of power if driver feathers pedal he can keep it running then it clears and is ok for the rest of the day. if it stalls it won't start until it has sat for about fift... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr system malfunction)

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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
Thanks for all of the info you guys sent in! I've finally traced the problem to a defective PCM. We have been trying to find a new, used or rebuilt pcm, and have had no luck. The pcm I have was sent off for a rebuild, but still does not work, so we're going to...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF37S9F
Thanks for all the help everyone. The customer has not made a decsion or picked this up yet. From everything I gather, the oil pump has had it. I am fairly certain the pick up tube has a leak too. Even with the HPOP reservoir full, this still has an extend...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L headlights VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks to all who replied, found connector under coolant jug black wire in connector rubbed through on body metal.
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMFU18555
I did not fix this noise. 4 replies agreed that it is probably hydro lock in the compressor. One said that there should/is a PCM plan to turn on the compressor at start up to move the oil/freon before increase in rpm, maybe an update? Most stated that it is n...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blower VIN: 2MEFM75W93
This one is fixed. Thanks to Stewart [...] he sent me in the right direction. I did pinpoint test"P" and sure enough pin 23 yellow wire red tracer from controller to blower speed contol module had an open in it. Instead of tracing it down I ran a new wire fr...
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