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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FLMA5146T
Veh has a bad hesitation,it will stall about half the time on decel ONLY in gear,i have relaced the i.a.c.,the t.p.s. and the m.a.f. all to no avail,i found the spark plugs to be DROWNING in anti-seize i've cleand off 3 of them but prob is no better i smoked t...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L intake manifold VIN: 1FTZX1724X
I'm installing reman. engine. Coolant leaking from front of intake on drivers side and rear of intake on passengers. The new, updated "double seal" (OE) gaskets were installed. Upon dissassembly inspection and 'micing' the seal of coolant port (left side front...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L mode 6 failure VIN: 1FDAF57S4X
Hello fellow tech's I have a 1999 f-550 6.8l that the driver stated lost power during normal driving and remained guttless until he cycled the ignition switch. checked for codes none to be found. knowing about issues with dpfe sensors I installed a new for dpf...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
This engine still has excessive valve noise and rough idle. Has anyone run into cracked blocks with these 3.0's? I believe there is still exhaust entering into the cooling system but I can't pick it up with a block test. I don't have an exhaust analyzer. Oil p... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR excessive flow)
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L cooling system
This is a good one! I replaced the upper and lower radiator hoses on this truck and it now runs hot. I am not new to this business, no kinked hoses or anything simple, I let it run with the cap off until the stat opened and it has no bleeder that I can see. It...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F41
This powerstroke will intermittantly run very rough at startup. If you cycle the key it will usually clear up and run fine. I had to drive it for a week before it acted up. When it acts up it will set code P0261. We have replaced the IDM with a factory reman ... Trouble codes: P0261 (Injector 1 circuit low)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks for looking over my post. Customer droped off his F-150 for a stall when comming to a stop, bucks and almost stalls on interstate driving, and CEL. All of these problems seam to occur when the engine is warm, driving for at least 30 min, and warm outsid... Trouble codes: P0340 (Loss of CMP Signal)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise control VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Cruise control on this vehicle does not work.No codes in computor.Will not do self test(key on while holding off button)no cruise light.Have tried new switches in steering wheel.Has 7 volts on blue black wire from pcm,volts change as you hit switches but does ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P94
truck was on a road call and started chugging and losing power, blowing black smoke. limped home spent last week on it doing tests and getting familiar with systems. fuel pressure check at water separator showed good at 80 psi(specs are 55-65) could not start ... Trouble codes: P006A (MAP mass or volume air flow), P0401, P132B (Turbocharger Boost), P1378 (Supply voltage circuit), P2290 (injection control pressure too low), P2617 (crank sensor circuit)
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L rear differential VIN: 1FAFP27135
code 1889 cant clear it , no drivability problems , tsb didn't fix the problem, is there any common problem with these.
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FAHP37N95
if i desconet the head temp sensor runs better i also replace this sensor new any help wiil be appresieted
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P86
Ok this one has me puzzled. We have a contract with a local company in Washington DC and they have a fleet of over 900 6.0 diesel vehicles!!! Anyway this vehicle came into the shop cutting off. Scan for codes using Ford IDS, found no codes. Test drove vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0341
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L restraint system VIN: 1FTRX14W48
hi techs: this pick up came to our shop with the air bag light flashing on the dash.hooked up scan tool and found two codes stored, b2292 and b2691. further diag. revealed that both seat belt harnesses had been ripped out of the receiver part of seat belts dam...
1995 Other Ford 2900 3.6L Expansion Valve? VIN: 1GHT3RDET0
I have a question regarding this farming swather. After a recharge of 3 lbs, the compressor kicks out after about 10 seconds. It has pulled the low side down under 10lbs. The high side goes to 100lbs. I applied power and ground to the compressor to run it cons...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L electric VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
This was a big pain, but now that it is fixed its a big releaf. Mega thanks to all who helped. The 1st new relay was bad, after replaceing it for the 2nd time and with a motor craft OE part it worked and I am one happy camper. One more thanks to all who helped...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1TEX15N0RK
Thanks to all for your replies. Many suggested reinspecting the firing order. Alldata only shows one firing order for this vehicle as Ford manuals have 2 options. Alldata is submitting a change internally so not to confuse the next tec and crediting me one m...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP13P0W
was a sticky iac, iac was new did not think that was it, thanks
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX27L2W
After much testing of the vehicle I noticed that the truck started emitting white smoke from the passenger side tail pipe. Pulled the spark plugs and sure enough #3 cylinder was wet with coolant. Pulled passenger side head and sent back to machine shop and the...
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp control VIN: 1LNBP96F1G
Hi all - I ran out of time on this car, and it is not fixed. When the customer brings it back, if I get a fix I will post an update. A summary of what I did: I pulled the upper plenum to fix some leaking heater hoses and found that all the underhood vacuum ...
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