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1985 Ford Pickup F250 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTFF25N9F
I have been handed this nightmare. Our shop diagnosed a fuel leak at the fuel switching valve awhile back. Customer said we were to expensive and took the truck. The truck is back now and someone had hacked the fuel switching valve with an after market valve a...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L electric VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
See repair history, It burnt up the replacement starter. the 2nd starter acted the same way. I disconnected the inner fender relay with the engine running and the engaugement stoped. Replaced the relay and no change. replaced the ignition switch and it would n...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU62K64
keeps eating distributor gears within 10 miles. replaced two gears. cam gear and distributor look ok, and no endplay
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y5T
truck came in with 2 dtc checked data on the motice & all 3 o2 sensors are working ok they are switching rich/lean continuousy replaced fuel filter & checked for vacuum leaks found none. checked fuel injectors for operation & leak down found no problem cleared... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTHF25F4T
thanks in advance. the truck was shutting off going down the road. we changed the cam sensor and that problem was solved. we also have check engine lamp problem as follows. turn the ignition from off to on, the check engine lamp comes on then goes off not to r...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FALP52UOT
canot get this compressor to run with controls. tested switches and power to switches.ok. no power to compressor. compressor runs fine if you use jumper wire to compressor after testing decided relay control module must be bad.. replaced r.c.m. with new ford m...
1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTW16TSTS
This car missfires under load, i tried adding propane but not much change. I have good spark to the plug, I will try a injector flow test, my first thought was a valve issue. No vacuum leaks found and fuel trim looks good. Trouble codes: P0303, P0133
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP62W7V
When you start vehicle, most always the same three codes return. Pcm turns most of the injectors off to prevent engine damage. engine rpms remain low, (monitered via scanner) vehicle speed remain zero and codes still return. The RPM limit reached code is the t... Trouble codes: P1270 (RPM/Speed limiter reached), P1443 (Evap Purge Valve Fault), P1747 (Pressure control sol. short cir)
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPE24L0X
hello out there would like some help with this one, this van misses under a load in bay missfire on #1#3, check coils and plugs good also tested comp. on 1 and 3 150psi on both also have bank one sensor one lean codes and rich codes, scoped o2 sensor it was re...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAF534789
Customer was driving from Houston to Dallas. About an hour out of Houston it shut off like someone turned the key off. Customer cranked and cranked no start. Brought to Dallas on the hook. I hooked up scanner and found no codes. Good fuel pressure and spark bu...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L insufficient power VIN: 1FDWF36P43
I'm working on a 6.0 diesel that the complaint is that it has a hard passing people on the freeway. This is a fleet vehicle that I service regularly and we have been trying to address this issue for a month now. Basically it boosts but not as much as it should... Trouble codes: P0299
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P53
This ford is eating my lunch! let me start at the beginning. Three months ago this truck came in for running poorly and lots of black smoke. diagnosed as bad injectors. replaced all 8 injectors, ficm, and updated computers. at the same visit we installed a per... Trouble codes: P0281 (cyl. 7 contribution)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Evap temp VIN: 1FDNS24L84
This airport shuttle van came from another shop. The customer removed it from there because they couldn't fix it. Now it's my baby. It came in with 65lbs low side, and high side was banging between 245-325lbs. I began to remove refrigerant till the high side s...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S44
Mil on with no driveability complaints. Scanner showed P0191 fuel pressure range performance.Freeze frame showed code set when computer read 5100 psi on fuel rail. We thought sensor was intermittent so replaced it. Vehicle came back soon after with same code a... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure range performance)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, no accel / power VIN: 1FDWF36PX6
this is my second post on this vehicle, bear with me... i replaced faulty o-rings on high pressure oil system, now vehicle will not accelerate normaly. in neutral, engine revs to 4,000 rpm, turbo spooling and all nicely... no missfires felt, no codes stored. d...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L steering control VIN: 1LNHM81W0Y
when traveling at speeds above 50mph,while turning the steering wheel slightly to the left or right the car pulls to that side.at 70 mph it is hard to keep the car straight,a slight move of the steering wheel causes a pull left and right.
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L a/c vents VIN: 1LNHM83WG2
hey guys, have a little weird problem here, this linclon came in for low air flow from a/c panel vents and it has good air flow from floor vents and pretty good flow from defrost vents, it is hard to see the door moving while in the car so went and remove heat...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L cat monitor VIN: 2MELM74W3V
I have this 97 Grand Marquis that will not run the cat monitor. The came in originally with a P0420 code, replaced both cats due to other bank not working so well. After replacing cats and front O2's (slow response), we have driven it for multiple drive cycles... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficency bank one)
2007 International 4000 4300 7.6L compresor VIN: 1HTMMAAM37
Need help finding info on this code. The Copmressor won't come on and the code will not clear. I checked the fleet forum and couldn't find a match. I had found a website with info about a year ago and can't find it again.

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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15N5G
first of all i would like to thank everybody who gave my problem some thought and took time to read my request.some were right on point.i had completely forgoten about the canister filter on the frame.replaced the 4 dollar filter and truck runs like new.you gu...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N2R
Thank you all for your help. It really helps to read other accounts of similar situations to give you a different way of looking at the problem. Charles from Florida helped with his quick and easy test light test on the coil, which helped me to find a bad/inte...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L soft pedal VIN: 1FBJS31GXS
Thank you for everyones replies, it ended up being the ABS unit itself. Tried a aftermarket unit first still same issue, installed a Ford unit, cleared the codes and pedal was great. Thanks again
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuse VIN: 1FTYR10V6Y
sorry about this request guys.i was on vacation last week and had no input on this request.but i was informed when i got back.this vech had a broken wire on top of transmission coming from prindal switch.again i am sorry for who did not know how to use this si...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L belt VIN: 1FAFP53U31
thanks to all cust took to another store and they replaced the tensioner again and idler pully ...same problem. I was talking to cust and they traded car
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56PX3
went to inspect and replace filter with napa filter and noticed an insert in aftermarket filter that depending on type of set up use that filter or not and was the one that did not apply to that system so ordered a original motorcraft and truck has not acted u...
2004 Ford F F650 7.2L speedo inoporable VIN: 3FRWX65R74
Thanks to all who replied to this issue. We threw a speed sensor at this truck and it made know difference. The problem was in the wiring. We had to replace the wiring harness that went to the transmission due to corrosion. Thanks again
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P54
I do apprecitate all of the replies I had on this truck but no one hit the nail on the head. The repair for this truck was a PCM. When the ipr was commanded at a high duty cycle it caused a internal pcm ground drop on the icp ground wire. How it set no othe... Trouble codes: P2284, P2288.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L engine overheat VIN: 1FTNW21P04
This one is Fixed. I would like to thank all who replied, I got alot of good ideas. With my modis I can only read the fan rpm and not change any fan speeds manually, right from the beginning I could not hear the clutch fan activating, First clue I guess. Befor...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWX31P56
After road testing the vehicle again the CEL came on again for the IPC. I watched the results of the IPR % and could see it fluctuate every time the vehicle was acting up. I replaced the IPR and test drove again under the same perameters and no more problem. I...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5686A
Well, thanks to Allen, Robert, Bradley and Dustin this car is over the curb. The suggestion was to replace the crank sensor and when I pulled it out the tip looked burned and had cracks accross it. What threw me was the fact the sensor always fired the ignit...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L A/C Vents VIN: 2MEFM75W33
Hi, The fix was a new Control Panel (Eatc). The vacuum going into the new control panel was 17" of vac. and out to the vacuum motors was also 17" of vacuum. Now the doors change real quick. The vac. solenoids inside the control panel must have been cross leaki...
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