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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FBJS31HXR
engine has an idle mis and a miss while driving...seems to do well when cold...have tested egr not leaking and no codes set...fuel pressure ok ...found some vacume leaks and repaired but problem still plugs, wire, cap rotor, button...ect all system...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTJS34F9T
Hello to all, I need the Powerstroke experts! This is my brother-in-law's truck (already a problem) that was towed in thinking he blew the engine. It was knocking and lost power. When it got to the shop, I checked oil level and quality first. The truck was 100...
1999 Ford Falcon 4.0L Smartlock System VIN: 6FPAAAJGCM
One here for the Aussie's on IATN. I have an Au falcon utility, 6cyl with intermittant Smartlock (factory immobiliser) cutting in. I have a flash code 1 showing up when problem occurs but cant find a definition for it anywhere. Can anyone help please
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU02131
this escape was towed in for a loud noise in the engine. it sounded like it was coming from under the timing cover. removed timing cover & there is no noticeable problem. i have heard of timing chain problems with these! (noise) any help would be greatly appre...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L running VIN: 1FMZU73E42
we have done all of this truck never sets a code,but on misfire monitors it showed cylinder 2,3,4.after tune misfire went to #3 cylinder.came backcustomer had to have it when you dirve it no codes but misfires show 1 time on cylinders 2and 4.clear and...
2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L abs light VIN: 1FAFP35Z94
Just wondering if any one has seen this before. Abs and red brake light will come on and stay on with no codes present. Sometimes lights will flash together, sometimes the red brake will flash while the abs light is on solid and sometimes vise-versa. When the ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L gauges,power windows, radio etc VIN: 1FTPX14574
Hey, a bit over my head with this F150. Serious lack of information, so forgive me if I'm a bit vague. Vehicle came in with PW, gauges, radio, 4x4 inop. My understanding of this system is that the instrument cluster recieves a signal of a door opening from the...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L drivetrain VIN: 2FMZA51665
Hi everyone, This vehicle started squealing about two months ago. It sounded just like the sensors were rubbing on the rotors, but that was not the case. I suspected someone had installed cheap pads, so I ordered pads from Ford with ALL the related hardware. ...
2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L driving comfort VIN: 2FMZA50246
This vehicle intermittently has a high pitch noise which sounds like coming from everywhere (stereo) after driving approx half an hour, from 60k to 100k, accel or decel doesn't change it, hvac system on or off doesn't change it, next trip out, doesn't do it. C...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LMNHM87A9
tested all 8 coil primary wires with modis lab scope.loosing firing line high when misfire & crank signals all good.injector pulse ok .primary ohms .7 car also bucks on road test. maybe mech issue? hair about ready to fall out. Trouble codes: P0320

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXG
Thanks for all the help turns out it was the computer. 4 computers later.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L cluth bracket VIN: 1FTFM1460S
sorry for the delay.after days of talking w/customer he still cant come up with money for repair.Thanx iatn,your great.the replies I got told me I didnt have too pull dash to get pedal assembly out.Assembly could be welded or a new one from ford be put in its ...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L brakes VIN: 1426576879
It turned out to be the modulator valve, thankyou all for this info. I tested it by, using brass unions to bypass valve, pedal felt great. Thankyou all again so much me brothers!
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36F1T
I have finally got the truck to start today after running multiple tests that everyone quickly replied about. Found out that i have an IPR sticking open. The truck wouldnt start due to the oil in the HPOP lines draining back after it pressurized due to the slo...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X8X
Hello fellow members I apolgize for taking so long on this repair the explorer sat on back burner for awhile. So when I got back to this vehicle and retested running compression it was good but vacume was little erratic. Most of you guys suggested some type of... Trouble codes: P0303.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on
Found It! It was the grey/red ground wire for B1S1...the insulation was perfect but the wrie was neatly cut, suspect broken during manufacture, inside. Must have had only one strand making a circuit and it finally gave way with P-R-N-D multiples. Hard and L... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean Bnk one).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17W52
Well... Once again, the mysteries of automotive repair world,... after following most everyboby's suggestion, we reluctantly took the ECM and the owners keys to Ford for reprogramming and sure enough, the truck fired right up and it's running great. Now, my qu...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24212
hi sorry for delay on this truck customer needed van for work. got it in this week. cleaned mass air flow and replaced o2 sensor so far it good.sorry for poor details in opening request. Trouble codes: 1131 (lack of h02s11 switches sensor indicates lean), 0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke VIN: 1FTSF31P53
thank you to everyones replies the truck did not come back to my shop until 6/1/09 when it got here i went over the records with driver to se that all the filters and basic maintnance were up to date. they were, james said intake cleaning,charles said unison r... Trouble codes: P0404, P0528, P132B, P2269.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P15
now we get the rest of the story.seams this truck is bank repo. and sits till batteries are dead,then when jumped off has idle problems till driven aprox.50 miles. replaced both batteries and cleaned MAF. truck has been gone 3 weeks [no news is good news]tha...
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