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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
I'm fighting an miss at irregular intervals. An abrupt hiccup like an ignition miss warm or cold but worse warm. happens at idle, at rpm in park, or at moderate accell or cruise. Only time it can't be felt is under heavy accell. Found irratic spark on #5 only ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lock up VIN: 1FTDX1867V
hello all i need help with a 97 aode,lock up engages with second gear,in fact if you shift to manual second at a stop it will kill motor.took valve body down cleaned and installed with no change for the better,maybe even worse.when scanner is hooked up,it does...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE30SXW
Hi guys - we need help on this one. Customer driving through from out of town and has power problems for some time already. We scanned ecm & found codes as listed. Road test found moderate lack of power up to 80km/h and at 80 would hardly go any faster even wi... Trouble codes: P1151, P0310, P0174
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FMRE113WH
Hello Ford techs and thanks in advance for your help. This van came in with a no start condition. When vehicle will not start, there is no spark, no injector pulse and no communicatio with ecm. At one time this would be a no brainer no spark no injector pulse,...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F01
I just recently put new fuel injectors,injector harnesses,valve cover gaskets,IPR,ICP,and high pressure oil pump. After the injector job I road tested this unit for about 20 miles with no issues. It had plenty of power and ran well. The driver went to leave wi... Trouble codes: P1263 (KOEOcylinder3 high to low side short), P1316 (MemoryIDM codes detected)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L no 4x4 engagement VIN: 1FMZU77EO1
Thanking the 4x4 techs in advance for the help.The vehicle will not enter in to 4x4 mode. The light on the dash will illuminate during bulb check , but will not indicate 4x4 mode. The vehicle came from another shop and they were told the controller for the tra...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P24
This Truck came in on a wrecker as a no start. I do not normally do any type of diesel repairs and would appreciate any help, Ideas , Suggestions in diagnosing this vehicle. I listed the troublecodes and am hoping this is perhaps a very common promblem with a ... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow Plug module), P0683 (Glow Plug circuit), P2291 (ICP sensor)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14564
Good day gentleman. Well, many of you know all about these Fords and the stuck spark plug problem. I need more input. One of the first things we noticed when diagnosing this car was that it had a misfire on cylinder #5. When we removed the coil, it was wet ...
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Wrench Lite On VIN: 1FMZK02137
Hello Thanks for taking the time to look at this help request. This is the first time I have seen this problem in my shop. You can clear the codes and they come right back. I did find TSB 07-2-2 pertaining to the engine wire harness chaffing on the AC lines at... Trouble codes: P061B (Internal control module torque calibration performance), U0401 (Invalid data received from ECM/PCM)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L valve seals VIN: 1MELM62W1S
hey guys,looking for some info on changing the valve seals .do you need the special tools or is there a way to do it without?also if you need the tools does somebody have the part # and who makes it.thanks in advance,kevin

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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N7N
After your helpful suggestions it was just a timing issue.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
Thanks for all the great replies. Almost everyone said to concentrate on the TPS. Mike from Ontario had a very good and simple test to isolate the problem. I replaced the TPS and it purred like a kitten even though it is an old truck. Customer was very happy. ... Trouble codes: 122 (low min tps voltage), 123 (high tps voltage), 179 (adaptive fuel lean limit), 988 (hard fault fmem no diognostics).
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15H4T
Thanks for all the help guys. The problem turned out to be a weak fuel pump. We thought it was a vacuum leak issue because while we sprayed the intake we noticed it would smooth out. It seemed that way because the Bronco had a cold air intake which was sucking...
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
First off thanks to all who replied Here is what has happened since the update I changed alternator (Factory Unit) and battery (interstate brand ) Ran Battery down and then jumped the vehicle charged battery to full and let van sit over night and battery wa...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L brake hose VIN: 1FMZU62K42
Since nobody had seen a pattern failure of this type, I considered it a fluke. The customer had not saved the "failed" part, and had nothing to show me I told him there was no warranty and nothing else I was going to do. I agree with most of the responses that...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D93
Thanks to all who replied. We were having spark breakdown to cyl. #2 (used mode 6) at the coil pack. Replaced coil pack and all was fine. Weird that only cyl#2 had a misfire... Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire detected on startup within first 1000 revolutions).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTWW32P34
First I would like to thank all the Technicians who responded,your combined experience is unbelievable!!! I removed the turbo and separated the exhaust side and found lots of rust on the turbo housing.I sand blasted it and buffed the steel ring.The steel ring... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost).
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73K44
thanks everyone took a closer look at the harmonic balancer it looked fine at first glance. the rubber had not separated then i happened to notice the bolt hole looked oval. this balancer has a internal piece you cant even see. that was the problem thanks ever...
2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FMSV43PO4
Thanks to all who replied. Some suggested maintenance issues. AFter talking to customer, he stated he has not maintained vehicle as he should. I have changed oil/filter. oil level was very low. Will see what happens and post follow up info.
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVFT80N66
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