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1987 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF26Y3H
can anyone tell me what the fuel presure specs are supossed to be for this vehicle. i have alldata and it says 50-60 and i asked someone with mitchell and they said 35-40. checked sped for one with 302 and it said 35-40. i am confused and could really use some...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FMU21548F
Trying to remember this far back!! I have only been able to spend a short time on this but... Guy said he started his camper and ran fine for 15 minuts or so then cut off. I checked and vehical has spark but no fuel pressure or injector pulse. I then jumped th...
1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, RICH (BANKS 1&2) VIN: 1FMCU24X2R
i`ve run numerous tests as per flowcharts, no luck. prior to that, i found and replaced the fuel pressure regulator. i believe the vehicle is really running rich, as the o2 sensors voltages hang at 700 mv at idle, but if i create a vacuum leak, the dvom show... Trouble codes: P0173 (rich exhaust bank 1 koer), P0137 (rich exhaust bank 2 koer)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 3rd Gear VIN: 1FALP52U8S
This is a freakish thing. I rebuilt the transmission, and as always, replaced torque converter, the first time. Customer returned, trans still hitting hard in 3rd gear after warmed up for a while. Checked pressures & they were good, replaced torque converter...
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
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTDX1862A
This vehicle was brought into the shop with an engine noise complaint. The noise sounds like a timing chain rubbing like a bad timing chain guide. It's not so noticeable at idle but is when as soon as the engine speed is raised at all. It's difficult to isolat...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDXW46S9Y
members what to say high to all and hope everyone is duing well,have this truck that came in for the heater hose comin off at core,fixed filled system test drove all seem good,customer called next day said truck overheates going down highway, got truck back fo...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Good evening, We have this Ford that is blowing the interior light fuse almost everyday, customer states that it is worse when it is wet outside. Took it into the shop all ok, laid a water hose in the roof and let it run for about 1 hour, then it started and ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21S12
Ok guys here is a good one, We got this truck in from our local salvage dealer that just bought this thing. The man he bought it from told him it needed a timing chain. He had someone else put a timing chain set in and after this the engine still would not run...
2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L cooling fan stay on VIN: 1FMYU02124
thank's in advance to all of you that bother to read my request for help, i know you guys can help me. i have this 2004 ford escape v6 with the cooling fan staying in high for longer than normal periods, scanner readings showing that when temperature reaches 2...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEFM53U0Y
Hi Ford Techs, This GM tech needs some help. This is my sisters car. Came to me with stalling complaint and "Check Engine" light on. Used Ford IDS to obtain KOER EGR insufficient flow codes P0401 and P01408. Tested and found bad DPFEGR Sensor and replaced with...

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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPE24L0X
thanks for the replise it ended up being pluged injectors on right bank ran motor vac on recirulate on rail fo 40 min then completed the clean an o2 came back to life right bank was lean due to dirty rail and injectors runs great now.
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FDSE35L93
Have been trying to get the van back in but he has canceled two appointments. This a work vehicle and this is Michigan, he needs to work when he can. I want to follow up on what Kent from Fla. & Kevin from Alb. said. Sounds like this may be on the right track...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L valvetrain VIN: 1FTPW12515
Thanks for all the responses. Kent from Florida hit the nail on the head. I listened at each side of the cylinder heads to find the offending side, and the noise was more noticable on the RH bank. I took the cam cover off of that side, and the problem was very...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L unknown VIN: 1FAFP53275
Thanks for all of the responses. We fixed it about a week ago, and i decided to wait a week or so to close this just to make sure it is fixed. I guess due to the extreme intermittency of the problem i was over analyzing it and lost track of the basics. The s...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45E56
Yes this vehicle is finally done but it was brutal along the way. Sean, Jeremy and Chuck were kind enough to reply but this problem was 3 fold. The PCM was bad but the other problem was that the VCM I bought off Ebay back in November of 2008 was counterfeit. ... Trouble codes: P1639 (vid block), B1602 (pats system), B1213 (pats system).
2006 Ford Escape 3.0L Reverse Lights
Well this one did not get fixed. The vehicle was gone when I got back to work, possibly traded. I had already checked fuses and tail lamp sockets. Hopefully I run into a proper wiring diagram and possibly a diagnostic flow chart or the like before I run int...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L steering, suspension, ride control VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Unfortunately, this vehicle is not fixed. As documented under repairs we made, such as driveshafts, engine mount and tire rotation with balance, vehicle is still vibrating at high speeds. It is troubling due to our desire to at least find the problem not only ...
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