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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N2R
This one died while taking a corner at about 20,30 mph. We towed it in and I found that the distributor was not delivering the cam signal to the ign module. I changed the distributor and it ran great. After a test drive, and assuming all was great, i went out ...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
Hello again everyone. Have this Motor home in the shop with a studder. It does not die but it will stumble. the problem has no ryme or reason. you can start up the thing and it will run fine for a few minutes and then starts cutting out. this is a complete sys...
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTCR11X4S
Ford techs please help! Custumer complains cruise control surges and it does. Cruise sets fine, will resume, accel, and all that good stuff. Problem is mostly coasting down mild grades. The speedo will jump around about 2 to 3 mph and the cruise feels like it ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X9W
This 5/98 Ranger 4.0 had P0340 and a P1309 codes we inspected the computer harness and found the four pins in the lower drivers side of the EEC-V harness were corroded with " green Crud." We replaced the ECU and cleaned the connector and then we replaced the c... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Detection Monitor Malfunction)
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L park/dash lights VIN: 1FMYU02132
hey all thanks in advance 4 any help. this ford had an intermitant dash light park light problem they would go off then come back on. now they are completely inoperative. i have checked the fuses, relays, and even tried a switch im guessing i have a wiring pro...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Various electrical items VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Vehicle was initially towed in with a 'click' when trying to start, battery was dead. Charged, battery went dead a few times since we have had it due the the fact that the radio will not turn off. The engine would crank and not start, by-pass the inertia switc...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L fuel tank VIN: 2FMZA51624
customer is having a hard time filling her fuel tank. has to fill a little at a time. dropped tank found no visible blockage.and help would be appreciated. thanks in advances
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L fuel tank VIN: 2FMZA51624
customer is having a hard time filling her fuel tank. has to fill a little at a time. dropped tank found no visible blockage.and help would be appreciated. thanks in advances
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L blend door? VIN: 1LNLM82W9T
Ran diagnostics, got code 25 " intermittant fault in blend door calibration". We have dash pulled back. Blend door motor is moving 90 degrees maybe. Is this far enough? I suspect blend door motor or obstruction in case is not allowing full blend door movement....
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Compressor VIN: 2MELM74W4T
Ok friends, I have hit a fork in the road and don't know which way to go. I have a P1469 - AC Clutch cycling too often. I pulled down the system and recharged to verify proper charge. The strange part: The clutch cycles every few seconds in the low and low-med...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S2Z
Customer came in last December with MIL on and code p0401 and p1408. Replaced EGR valve and DPFE sensor, cleaned EGR passages, cleared codes. Customer came back last week with MIL on and misfire. Replaced plugs & wires, cleaned intake and EGR passages (again).... Trouble codes: P0401, P1408

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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP44M5P
Car has gone home, customer didnt want to pay anymore toward diag./repair, so we told him to come get it!! For the most part, all replies pointed toward Ign. Control Module, which is the way I was looking and a Ford buddy also had pointed me that direction. So...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
unable to figure out this problem. so far compressions and all other test seems good. dont have aleak down tester.but im assuming it can be the other injectors going since one was already clogged. theres no hurry on this vehicle at all but theres just too much... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start
You guys were right, the crank damper cracked and was spun out of proper position, which would explain the good compression but excessive calculated load. It runs great! Thank you so much for your expertise. -Robert
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L idle noise VIN: 1FDAF57F63
thanks for replies from all tried to eliminate noise by disconnecting injectors one at a time but failed kind of narrowed it down to two cylinders removed head did not show anything obvious customer is debating on installing new engine
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDWX37P23
THANKS TO ALL .Vehicle runs great. had an 04 in the shop an tried to use the turbo off the 04 but the mounting flange was a little different. so seeing that the turbo was out i decided to take it apart. it did not look to bad. a little carboned up.the unison ... Trouble codes: P132B (turbo charger boost control a performance), P0603.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTPW145X4
I know the warranty should cover the fault(s), however, the local dealers deny a problem exists and will not pursue it. I was hoping to check the wiring, but the customer left town on a trip and I don't think it will come back my way to look at it further....
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L motor VIN: 1FTPX14504
we did a bg internal engine flush and added there moa oil additive and had the customer drive it with no change, we also removed the little rubber inserts that go around the vct solenoids and checked to see if there was any noticable play on the timing chains,...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTNW20P04
After all the suggestions were checked and rechecked I went back into the archives and looked for more posts on the same problem and found two posts. The first one was for the check ball in the high pressure pump so I ruled that one out becuase I had just put ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L erratic no power VIN: 1FTYR44U84
Well I thank all 4 of you for allowing me to step back and re-look at this thing. Stewart, it ran even worse with it unplugged. Troy, I had the same scenario with a customer who thought the air cleaner would be kept more tidy if he left the bottom of the new a...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68H24
After getting this vehicle in failure mode we isolated the bad cylinder to #3 (companion cylinder to #5) The computer system was picking up wrong cylinder as the misfire. New plug and coil on #3 fixed the issue. Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire 5 cylinder).
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