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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Transmission VIN: 1FDEE14H9M
Ok transmission guys, This is my personal vehicle which I loaned to a family member (grin). It has the E4OD transmission in it which has never given me a problem until now. My brother-in-law was towing a trailer in overdrive and apparently overheated the tran...
1997 Ford Pickup F250 5.8L slave cylinder
we got this ford pkup in for clutch replacement.we replaced clutch,plate,slave cylinder,clutch master,the whole 9 yards.i'm having trouble bleeding the slave.we've tried pumping up the system to bleed,have tried letting it sit with clutch depressed and cap off...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck came to us hard to start and running rough with blue/white smoke. Upon driving, it totally clears out, smoke and all, like it was flooded. Able to duplicate rough running by long decelleration or letting it sit a while, and again under acceleration ...
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
Hello I have a strange one here. Customer came in with a odd no start condition. His kids sat in the van with both sliding doors open listening to the radio till battery was to low to start van. They jump van and drove 60 miles home in the daytime he let th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21F72
This vehicle only overheats when pulling a trailer at 70+ mph. The thermostat has been replaced by the dealer & they checked for combustion gases in the cooling system. Vehicle does not consume antifreeze & never belches coolant out of reservoir when temp. gau...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L door locks VIN: 1FTYR44V42
Does anyone know how to disable the "sleep mode" on the door locks? The problem we are running into presented itself after an aftermarket remote car starter was installed. If the door is locked by means of the button on the door panel, the power locks go into ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L theft system VIN: 1FTRX18L22
thanks in advance for any help on this, cust complaint,goes out to get in truck cranks but no start theft light flashing. towwed in could not duplcate,this happens once more,had codes for pcm losing mem,still could not duplicate concern. have replaced inst clu...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear wiper VIN: 1FAFP59U72
rear wiper will work on spray but when u turn on wiper it moves for 2sec than stops than moves than stops no park if i add power to wire at switch works ok if i disconect motor watch test light same on off i need help please.its kicking my but all i can think ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
well i have an 05 powerstroke that recently had the high pressure oil pump an all 8 glow plugs installed by another shop. i have a no start icp pressure is at 1200 psi,oil level is full,performed injector buzz test passed.i removed the glow plugs ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73W45
Hi Guys,This truck came in with Code p0401. We diagnosed an Egr module - no change in voltage with vacuum applied. We also had an Egr code with the KOER Test. The code is still setting, but without any KOER codes. I have verified that vacuum supplies and intak... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow detected)
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N17
Help me ford guys. I replaced the cylinder head on this 2.0 focus. I followed the instructions to a "T". I assembled the cylinder head and when i went to start it it won't start. I double checked and triple checked my timing and it keeps coming up good. Also I...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNLM97V6T
The engine still over heats. But when you pull over the temperature goes does go down eventually expecially when you put the heat on.The water pump seems to be pumping because the bleeder on the pipe were we are trying to purge the air out of is flowing nice. ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L lack of power VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This 2000 Lincoln LS driver's window was not working. The door panel was removed and the window regulator was found broken. The driver's side window regulator was replaced and the window was working fine. The customer said the next day the window was not worki... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)

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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C8W
Thanks for all your responses but was unable to locate source of problem tried all of your suggestions but to no avail, I added extra grounds and powers and bye passed harness from switch to gem. checked for shorts to power and ground on every darn wire to the...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF56S6X
From the 15 recomendations ( to many to thank individualy) we recieved We decided to remove the head with the engine in the truck. It was straight forward, all we had to do was hold the rear 4 head bolts up w/ zip strips and it came out without any clerance is...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Ok, well 150 miles later and truck hasn't run this good in 2 years. Now, what made the fuse blow I guess we're never gonna know and it's even harder to say due to the fact everybody and there grandma has touched this vehicle and it's had more parts thrown at i... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2s Heater Circuit and P0155), P1754 (Coast Clutch Solenoid Malfunction), P0743 (tcc), P0750 (Tranny Solenoid circuit A and 755 B), P1747 (Pressue Control Solenoid A Short Circuit), P1409.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF47F9Y
Thanks to all of you that replied. Sorry it took me so long to post, but I just fixed the truck yesterday as I was on vacation for a while and came back to work with a huge stack of repair orders. Anyway, like some of you said I put a fuel pressure gauge on ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
After changing the fuel filters we had the updated reflash done to the computor...customer has vehicle, and no complaints so far.Thanx for all your help
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L instruments charging VIN: 1FTSF31L74
Thanks to Brain,Christopher,Paul,David,Laneurd,Harold,Ray,Adam and Mathew. The problem was that the Over Drive wire harness shorted on the sterring coulm. We removed the steering coulm covers and found the OD wire had rubbed on the colum. Reapir wire and te...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L alternator VIN: 1L1FM81W7Y
Thanx to all who responded, turns out the new alternator was bad. Jim from Washington said it right,"New = Never ever worked". I thought of that possibility, but never had a problem with this supplier before. So I was reluctant to call it bad. Anyway installl...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LVNHM87A5
Big thanks to Richard and Kenneth. The problem turned out to be the PCM power relay in the underhood junction block. More accurately the problem was me cutting corners. I checked the powers and grounds, but I did it with a test light and no load on the circuit... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 BUS).
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