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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L oil pan VIN: 2FTJW36G8J
I want to remove the oil pan to inspect the pickup screen. The oil pressure drops and the engine knocks at sustained high rpm. My question is: can the pan be removed by jacking the engine up or does the whole engine have to come out? There is only 1 1/4" betwe...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
This is my company truck and I am really a chevy man so not figuring this out too easy. Started and pulled out of shop, it died at stop sign, after a while it restarted momentarily for me to get it out of street then died where it sits now. I have good fuel pr...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rough idle VIN: 1FALP6538T
replaced the cyclinder head veichle ran great with noisey valves (hydraulic tappets) once the lifters pumped up (test drive ) this rig runs horrible. got another head from supplier and same thing. fire up the engine runs good idles good. noisey valves in the s...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Evap core freezing VIN: 2FTDX18W3V
Hello friends, About a year and half ago, this vehicle came in the cold days of winter.It was January and it was well below freezing. The complaint was "although he had good heat after the initial warm-up" he had "no heat after a half hour of driving". We ar...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on
B1S1 goes lean and both fuel trims max out if you shift from park to reverse. If you go to neutral, O2 starts banging away good. If you power brake in reverse then go to neutral O2 stays dead. If you go to drive, it comes back to life. Sure sounds like a bad c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean Bnk one)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vacum hubs VIN: 1FTNT21F82
Vehicle brought to us for the 4 wheel drive disengages or won't engage. Local Ford dealer told client 2500-3000 to fix and gave her a laundry list of parts that they said is needed. I found inner main seal is failed on both sides. We found nothing wrong with h...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks in advance . This truck came in and it will not go over 30mph . i scanned computer and there are no codes.It fells like a fuel pump to me but Before i dive into this any help would be appriciated. Thanks Mike P
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L alt. VIN: 1FMFU18L23
Cust. came in battery light on. Checked charging system, putting out 14.1 volts, wiring and plugs look ok. Changed Alt. with new reman light stays on but know not charging battery voltage only, replaced with second Alt. same problem. Replaced with old Alt. wen...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L converter VIN: 1FTSW21P45
rebuilt trans. now the trans comes in and out of lock up. checked duty cycle control seems o.k.it trys to lockup even though their is not any ground on the control side of the lock up solenoid. replaced t.c.c. solenoid and still the same. any ideas would be gr...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAHP53295
We sub-let a transmission rebuild last year, car came back two months ago with very hard 1-2 shifting. Sent car back to trans. shop and they changed the Electronic pressure control solanoid. Same problem. Sent car to dealer, they said they performed electronic...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
this thing idles like it's running on 3 cylinders. after not being able to find a map sensor or a barometric sensor, i learned about the esm. i followed the tests in alldata and they indicated faulty esm. replaced, and still have problem. p0106, p0171, and p01... Trouble codes: P0106 (map circuit fault), P0109 (baro sensor circuit intermittent), P0171 (lean b1), P0174 (lean b2), P0175 (rich b2)

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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
well it is out of here. the problem turner out to be the coil. it would not fire on 2 and 6 when it went under load. scanner and scope did not pick it up but old school method did unplugging one plug wire at a time and that is what we found replaced coil and a...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fans VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Ok guys most of you said check the amperage draw on the fans, well I forgot to mention I already did that. Not know what was to much amperage I just replaced them but still overheated. So I decided to replace the other 2 fan relays and its been over a week and...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Sorry for the long delay. I did fix this truck. It turned out to be the cylinder 4 injector seat cracked and blew out the o ring. I replaced the injector, dummy plug seals, stc fitting and oil tube o rings. The only problem is I couldn't find the piece of the ... Trouble codes: P0671.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Thanks for everyone's help. I did track the problem down to the front timing cover was severely scored from some kind of debris tearing the cover and the pump apart. If you manually prime the oil canister and crank it will start and run fine. But once the truc...
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