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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
Hi Guys, I've got another little problem. We have a little 89 Ranger that will not start and we are training a new tech. We went over the basics, fuel pressure, spark, etc. I was showing him how to test the crank sensor but have lost most of the information c...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L hard crank VIN: 1FALP54P0R
Anyone seen this? 3.2l taurus SHO. Came in as an intermitant hard start but runs perfect once it starts, I finally verified it, when it has it's issues it act's like it has very advanced ignition timming, I dissabled spark and it cranks smoothly. I checked tim...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brakes VIN: 2FMDA5147S
top of the day fellow techs.this windstar came in with front left wheel smoking.pulled it into the shop and found all (4)four wheels locked up.opened both lines on master cylinder and all (4)wheels released.now pedal goes to the floor, so tried bleeding the sy...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B4T
good day this car is a night mare it hesatates when acell driving and off of idle it was some where else before and now i have the thing it has had a new fuel filter dist cap dist pick up new wires new o 2 sensors by the other shop i have changed the mass air ...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Blend door VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Greetings Ford Wizards. Have a broken blend door on this 98 Explorer. In other Fix posts that I read, mainly involving 96 & 97 model years, there is mention of a Dorman blend door repair kit and an alternative method of replacing the blend door from the engine...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F1X
This powerstroke starts hard, idles rough, lacks power, but once you strart accelerating it gets better as rpms go up. Gets worse as it warms up, will barely idle, lacks power so bad it won't rev up to higher rpms. If you let it coast down a hill in first gear...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Ride Control, Air Ride VIN: 1FMDU74E1Y
Vehicle in our shop from local body shop due to air ride inop. Scanned and retrieved code B1565 (Door ajar input short to Batt+). Have monitered all door inputs to GEM module, all read open/closed accordingly. No pid available on modis for air ride door ajar m...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14514
customer states when slowing to take a corner and going back on the throttle to maintain speed vehicle seems to be going into or staying in a higher gear. the vehicle hesitates or boggs for several seconds and then picks up to normal operation.
2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FMZU75W54
when you hit the gas pedal it delays for a couple pf seconds and then takes off hard and fast. i have checked all data that i know to check and have performed all tests i can. alldata said they had a update for this problem so i had the comp flashed with the l...
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)
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Surge, surges in drive VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
The problem with this car is it will accelerate on it's own in drive or reverse. When at idle in park or neutral everything is fine, idles around 700-720 rpm. Once the vehicle is put into drive it wants to take off. The brakes will barely hold the vehicle back... Trouble codes: P1121
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Steering VIN: 4M2ZU86E72
driving vehicle is ok till you try to turn.steering binds when turning, starting at @ 60 degree turning radius.mainly during a parking lot maneuver,it binds and stays in a bind till you give it gas.needing some ideas on what to look for, any help out there wou...

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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26ZXJ
Thanks for all the replies. All were vry helpful. Several guys taked about having problems with a weak ignition coil. I scope checked ignition system & the coil oscillations were there but looked like they were slow. I replaced the coil & engine started better...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L no forward VIN: 1FTEX14H4S
Thanks guys! I've convinced the owner to replace the trans with a rebuilt from a well known company. He has contacted the other shop's owner who had agreed to pay for most of cost and has apologized to the owner for the trouble. We did remove the trans ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP58S7W
Thanks guys for your time. I have finally get this one... After hours of testing, the egr vacuum solenoid directs more of vacuum than it commanded by the pcm, I had a vacuum pump tee in the vacuum line to the valve, as watching the pcm command about 25% egr, ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34P4Y
Most Said to check the map or timing belt but I had recently relpaced the head and belt on this one and assumed it was good. But when I took off the cover I found it to be out of time. The machine shop glued a heat sensing tab on the head that fell off and ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise control VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Sorry i didnt close this earlier.I had the snap on dealer doing an up date on my scan tool and messed up the cartridge had to wait on a new one.I sent the customer to the dealer and their diag. was a bad computor.I have been in touch with the customer and he s...
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