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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR14AXR
Sent this motor to local machine shop for rebuild,the employee that disassembled the motor no longer works there. My question is, there are 3 oil galley plugs in this block one is 4" long and is pointed on the end, the other 2 are normal plugs. Does anybody kn...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMRV17L3W
Hey Techs. I have a Expedition that we are converting to coil spring from air bag on the rear. I am sure some of you have made the switch. Now it is my turn. It is easy to disable the pump and the rest. Question is, how do you turn off the suspension light aft...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX1721X
This vehicle has caused me to waste a ridiculous amount of time and is still not fixed! I'm sure you've all seen your fair share of vehicles like this. The original complaint was that the odometer reading on the instrument cluster (digital readout) had gone bl...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
Hello HD Ford Techs. This is the first of such an animal we have had in our shop. We brought it alive - 4 weeks ago - after proving that the fellows in the Ambulance shop - had installed a defective camshaft position sensor, and had renewed the PCM and IDM, ... Trouble codes: P0198, P1670, P0603, P1210 (Inj Control Pressure High), P0236 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Perform), P1211 (ICP Pressure out of spec)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L r/r timing guide VIN: 1FMZU67E52
Hello,and thanks for your replies in advance. I have read the fixes in the Fixed Database on replacing timing chain on Right Rear Head, on 2002 Explorer Sport Trac. All say this requires engine removal. Except for one reply from Ralph from Australia on Apr. 16...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FMRU15W22
This Expedition had the motor swaped and the eng.has a rev limiter type surge at only 1800 rpm in park or driving.We changed the throt.pos,idle air,cleaned the egr port.Changed the dpfe,all 8 coils,the cam sensor,crank sensor.Of course test were made prier to ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP55U33
fuse #28 has been blowing causing a lot of codes (P1747,P0750,P0753,P0760,P0763,P1451,P1406,P0135,P0141,P015 5,P0161) Suspected the issue to be in the trans when the car first came in so we replaced all the electronics in the trans. Car will blow the fuse any ... Trouble codes: P1451, P1406, P1747 (pressure control solenoid short circuit), P0135 (HO2S11 heater circuit fault), P0141 (HO2S12 heater circuit fault), P0155 (HO2S21 heater circuit fault)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07L73
When truck first came in it had no CEL. but showed a memory code for P0320. checked IATN for past references to this code and found only one refering to the crank sensor. I scoped it and it didn't look right so it was replaced. On test drive vehicle was still ... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction.)
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L overcharging VIN: 1FTVX14545
when driving vehicle it will be driving along just fine and then all of a sudden you will hear a kind of grinding noise and at that time it will peg the voltage meter on the dash. the noise is not present all the time and it does not do it consistently. it can...
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTPW14546
this truck's radio will remain on when key removed and door opened. the door ajar sensors are all operating because the odometer will go on and off according to door open/close. if you press any one of the power window switches on the driver door the radio wil...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U56
Need to know of a simple way to time these syncronizers? Did not want to have to purchase tool. Thanks Nate Trouble codes: P0340, P0300
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Starting VIN: 1LNHM87A93
Customer complains that sometimes the car will not start. When this happens there is nothing no lights no noise just nothing. Also sometimes while driving or sitting at a stop light the guages will sweep across and the lights will all come on and off. when thi...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W0Y
Boss got a call this weekend, car had overheated. Towed to shop and found large amounts of coolant in engine. Pressure test revealed a leak, but nothing external. We have had no experience with head gasket or cooling system problems on these cars.Are ther any ...

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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L flywheel VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
I put a solid flywheel in,the owner drove the truck 900 miles all things are good, thanks to all who replied.
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
The fix was change the coi, wires and plugs.It still does not make any sense why there was no misfire codes and could not monitor the misfire data on the scanner.Thanks Mike P
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L63
we put a new set of seals and clutches, a new torque converter and everything was fine, honestly nobody could see anything that could have caused the concern.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Valvetrain/Top End
Thanks to everybody who replied. I appreciate your thoughts and time. It sounds like there are some valvetrain and cylinder head issues to watch for. We have been recommended to use the Ford gold antifreeze and are doing so. Also will keep an eye on valve trai...
2009 Ford Taurus SE 3.5L driver door key pad VIN: 1FAHP25WO9
thanks adam for the advice code on gem module cover worked perfect sorry it took so long for responce cust just returned car today
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L whistle noise, vacuu VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Hi all, I'm sorry to say I did not have the opportunity to fix this one. I got serveral good replies, and really appreciate it. I recieved a lot of suggestions reguarding the PCV valve and hoses, but I had already disconnected the PCV hose assy completely, sta...
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