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1969 Ford Mustang 6.4L engine VIN: 9T02S19089
this mach 1 was bought over internet- car is,clean and straight,new paint.customer paid five figures for it.only problem is it overheats badly.engine was rebuilt just before he got it.runs great,very strong-is 10 or 10.5 to 1 comp.ratio.we have done literaly e...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Starter VIN: 1FMDU32X2N
Vehicle came in with Starter engaging in reverse. Unusual to say the least. Vehicle starts normally in Park and Neutral. Vehicle doesn't start in none of the Drive gears. However when shifted to reverse and turn ignition switch to run position(not start) ,star...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, FLOODS PLUGS RIGHT A VIN: 3FAKP113XW
car came in from another shop towed in. no start checked fuel pressure, spark all good, pulled plugs flooded, put in new plugs oe hard to start but run shut off tried to restart flooded plugs again. maf, tps, coolant temp all reading good replaced upstream 02 ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chk eng light VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
cust complaint-engine idles fast then slow-sometimes wants to die-a/c inop-the coolant system was low and cust filled w/water. the vehicle has sat for about two years-they just do not drive it--we flushed the system-replaced the thermostat, has a check engine ...
2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L engine VIN: 1FAFP35Z94
car came in on a hook with no start condition. we found engine had no compression. customer stated that engine ran fine but on some mornings it would spin over and sound funny,but would always start up until now. we replaced the engine with a 38000 mile used e...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSF3OP94
first time truck was here would not stall cust. picked it up drove to first stop then it stalled/ no start. towed back to shop then started next day idled 30 plus min. I went to rev it up stalled/ no start since. it will crank and try to start, like only a cou... Trouble codes: P0407, P0488, P2614, P2617, U1027, U1262
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTWW33P24
truck backfired and now has no power Trouble codes: P006A, P0401 (insufficant egr flow)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSW21P25
No start on this truck. Was running fine and customer said it bogged down and died. Towed to shop. I have read the archives, but I am not sure whether I should look for a pressure leak, or should I be looking at the fact that there are no injector pulses? All ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engagment / Shifts / Reverse Relay VIN: 1FTNF21506
This truck is worked to death at a cole mine, when it first came in it had the following codes. P0171 (bank one lean) P0300 (random missfire) P0420 (bank one cat eff) P0430 (bank two cat eff) P0741 (TCC system stuck off) P0757 (SS B stuck on) P0767 (SS D stuck...
2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L cruise control VIN: 1FMDK02157
girl came in said she hydroplained now her cruise does not work.scaned all systems,abs,body,engine,trans,acc,no codes found,called dealer they said check fuses which i did they were all good.when you hit on button nothing happens but if you hit set it will cim...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Starting VIN: 1FDWW37R08
we got this diesel towed to our shop as a no start. engine cranks but not starting. engine cranks over as if it has no compression on any of the cyls. really fast. we put our hand over the intake and it feels like no suction. don't work on too many diesels so ...
1965 Lincoln Continental 7.0L power steering pump
hello everyone. we are trying to resurrect a classic here. this vehicle was left sitting covered for over 5 years. we have gotten it running by draining and refiling the tank replacing the carb and the fuel pump, the engine sounds great and we have replaced al...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A43
This car is kickin butt. This LS came from a dealer auction with a pats light not proveing out. We found an after market remote start system in place.We removed the system and car started with the light proveing out now .BUT the car ran rough we replaced 3 coi...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Hi out there in need of help again. I have this mercury that I really donít have that much info for you but will the best I can this car will go into a vibration / soft jerk or surge feeling at35 -60 mph or in 3 and 4th gear it will even do it at this speed wh...

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Fuse 20 VIN: 2FMDA5147T
after tracing all wires from coil pack we could not find any shorts we did find intermitant power from the multi relay modual under battery we replace the relay mod rechecked all wires and started vechal ..misfire still, checked coil pack it was damaged..insta...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Thanks to all 20+ who replied!! The cam position sensor drive was failing- it amazes me that we had not seen this noise before as we do a reasonable amount of Fords and have replaced them when they take out the sensor! We even have the special tool kit! Thanks...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L mode 6 failure VIN: 1FDAF57S4X
well the dpfe sensor fixed the stalling/lack of power. however the mode six dpfe failure for the down stream portion of the system is still a un known. not many replies with regards to how the failure is set or clears. one tech said use mode 6 for misfires but...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L all VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
"FIXED", Cluster was burnt and shorted, back-feeding fuse #30. I should have done better on the "post" and "related" history, but I had to "pry" info from customer. Before us, customer and "family" spent two weeks changing batteries/alternators/etc. Dare I say...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P53
sorry for the late post, but i wanted to be sure this one was fixed. the problem was in the #3 injector being lose, since resealing the injector the truck has run better than the customer can ever remember. thanks for all the great help input on this one. Trouble codes: P0281 (cyl. 7 contribution).
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S44
After considerable circuit testing we decided the glitch we were chasing was in the pcm. Not much response other than this from the membership so suggested to the customer that he should get a confirmaton from the dealership and a possible reflash performed.A... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure range performance).
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14555
Hi, This is fixed, even though at fuel pump module the white wire which is feed had 12v. I found that wire rubbed through under pass door sill plate, also the a/c drain was clogged and the wires in that area were sitting in 1" of water, repaired wire and drain...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L wipers VIN: 2FAFP71W15
hi all, well the fix was to replace the motor and clean the cowl drains. seems the cowl drains were plugged and water infiltration in the motor is what caused the problem. thanks Steve...Thomas...Matthew...Richard
2008 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L brake swith out of range VIN: 1FDXE45PO8
brake disenguage switch was shorted to ground . Replaced with new and test drove for 30 miles and all seems good.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L restraint system VIN: 1FTRX14W48
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Flex Plate VIN: 1MELM13P4V
Well, technically it is fixed but I found no noticeable causes. I got the boss and another tech involved when I got it all apart. Everything seems ok with all of your suggestions, we could find no fault. Mark, Gene, the dowels are in place. I have no way o...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEFM53U0Y
Thanks to all that responded. Closer attention to the min. airflow adjustment- that I found to be tampered with, along with removing and cleaning the throttle body bore and plate has fixed the concern. I had a bit of trouble locating a procedure for the adjust...
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