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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L soft pedal VIN: 1FBJS31GXS
Van came in front brakes metal on metal. Put new rotors and pads on vehicle and bled the system. Also cleaned the rear brakes and adjusted. Start the vehicle and the pedal goes to the floor. Turn vehicle off and try and pump pedal up and its still soft. Drive ...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
i have timed this engine in any way possible. i thought that maybe i had bent valves (even though it is a freewheeling engine), but compression checks tell me otherwise. i am getting fuel, fire and compression, the truck should run. it almost sounds like it is...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window VIN: 1FTDX17W3V
need help i have a 97 f150 with a problem the driver window is inop if i use the switch the interior lights blink on and off if i unplug motor,window switch,or one touch relay the lights will blink checked powers and grounds at the gem module and wires from fu...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L pre ignition/detonat VIN: 1FDPE24L2X
car came in for excessive ping, spark knock, seems to be a lean condition ping, block off egr still pings. new maf,still pings, acts exactly like timing is too far advanced. thanks
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F71
i dont normally do much diesel service work, so if i say something dumb here please be patient, vehicle came in with a complaint of poor fuel mileage, and a skip. the skip can be heard somewhat at idle, but actually makes the engine shake at approx 1100 rpm. t... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyliner number 8 contributon/balance fault), P0473 (exhaust pressure sensor high input)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine no start VIN: 1FTNW21F32
Vehicle stalls when hot and will not restart, cold runs fine. IPR tests open, but does not stay open circuit. Looks like a IPR problem, but I do not want to change this part and find out there was another direction I should go.
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L idle noise VIN: 1FDAF57F63
engine has a hollow knocking sound when idling if you remove the intake not loud like the bent pushrod noise but a hollow drum noise with the cold side intercooler hose removed pulled compression all good cylinders are 320 psi to 330 psi truck runs smooth lots...
2004 Ford F F650 7.2L speedo inoporable VIN: 3FRWX65R74
Hey guys, hope I can get some help here... Here are the specs on this truck: 2004 Ford F-650 Rollback 4dr 230 Catepillar 6cyl diesel. It has an allison automatic transmission w/o the park option. We drove down the street the other day and it got stuck in gea...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45E56
This one is really starting to screw with us. Truck was brought in on flat bed. No start and no crank. Security light flashing rapidly. Checked all fuses--ok. Attempted to communicate with PCM using IDS and no communication. Checked powers and grounds to PCM--... Trouble codes: P1639 (vid block), B1602 (pats system), B1213 (pats system)
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp control VIN: 1LNBP96F1G
Hi techs - I am working on an ac problem on this museum piece. The car really does only have 44k on it, and it is very nice and very original. Too original, maybe, including all the HVAC gear and vacuum lines. This car has the classic "step on the gas and ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1LNHM86543
We recieved this car from another shop after 2 transmission replacements with used units. We replaced the solenoid pack with aftermarket but lost reverse afterwards. Factory part was on backorder. I spoke with orginal tech who stated the car was shifting hard ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 4M2DU86W42
help me with this one please.loud snap/type noise when you pull forward while turning only after you back up.(noise only a one time bank,feels like under your seat or left front).It is definately in the drivetrain as i have removed the front propeller shaft an...

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF363F2
Well this one went away without a fix... The idm was tested & determined to be good as was the wiring, pulled valve cover & found the oil squirt that looked like the others so I hafta assume that the engine was the culprit, my logical side however has a proble... Trouble codes: P0284.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
Friends, Sorry to say I didn't fix this vehicle. I followed every suggestion and learned much. I did find out that the engine was replaced with a used unit that I was told ran good for three months. I never talked to the customer and I'm not sure I'm getting t... Trouble codes: P1101 (maf).
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14211
when running there was a difference in running when #5 injector was unplugged, how every not alot. replaced injector and intake gaskets while it was off, although i didnt find a leak there to start with. reassembled and rechecked vehicle ran very good. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean), P0305 (5 missfire).
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU43F51
The customer brought the vehicle back in and we tried to get it to die over two days but it would never die, we left it run for a whole day and took it on a test drive every hour and a half. So we looked at some of the suggestions we recieved on iATN, which we... Trouble codes: P0230, P0232, P0603, P1210, P1211.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L charge light VIN: 6TUYUMHKH8
sorry it took so longv ive been really busy and havent been logged in for awhile. i checked all the stuff you guys stated except for pcm connection the boss shipped the car . i dont know what he told rthem . he wasnt charging them enough time to look at the ca...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FAFP42X84
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: 1FTPX12584
It seems like the RH cam fails more than the left side. Possible causes are poor design, wrong oil & filters & poor maintenance. I did replace the heads in the vehicle. I got the proper tools for the job, but I really used the one that sets the crank on TDC, a...
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