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1988 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L starter / flywheel VIN: 1FTEF14N6J
This one is kicking our butts! We are a transmission shop that was handed this truck after another shop condemned the flex plate/ring gear as the problem. It sounds as if we have a bad spot(teeth) on the ring gear. We have replaced the flexplate twice (first f...
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTJX35G0K
customer complained of engine cutting out while on front tank. also thought is could be sucking fuel from the rear tank. tested and found no fuel pressure on front tank. replaced the fuel pump. rechecked pressure, 5 psi. road tested and still cuts out and lose...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L pedal sinks, low pedal VIN: 2FDJF37M6L
hey everyone, got this f350 with no cruise control. customer complaint is no pedal. found front brakes worn, no external leaks. replaced the brake master(1 1/8" piston bore), ft pads and bleed all 4 wheels... at idle pedal sinks then rabs light appears along...
1993 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
Truck will run fine, then it may only be a short blip or it may have a full blown fit. It does this sometimes at start up sometimes runs 30 minutes to an hour before it starts. My biggest problem is identifying what is happening. Fuel pressure never wavers. I...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5244R
Went on service call, car had a no start situation. Tested for spark, and none found. Had car towed back to shop, found ignition control module faulty. Also found plug on control module faulty as well. Replaced both and sent customer on his way. A week later c...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
I got this vehicle from another shop that has given up on it. It runs rough at times, mostly cold start up and when warm under load. I scanned it and there were no codes. Then I found a note from the other shop and they originally had codes PO132,PO133,P1132,P...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Starting system VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
I have this 1998 ford ranger that rolled into my shop today, I didnt get to spend alot of time looking at it but this is whats going on, Back a year ago the starter was replaced due to a no start/crank issue, After this truck is drivin for awhile it will have ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power loss gauges VIN: 1FTNF20L3Y
This well used truck came in with an aleged overheating and power loss issue. Both codes 1285 and 1299 where stored in history. Driver said the temp gauge and oil pressure gauge pegged at the same time with a no shift and power loss at the same time, both afte... Trouble codes: 1285 (cylinder head over heating), 1299 (over heating detected)
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L odometer VIN: 2FMZA52402
vehicle was delivered with the odometer displaying only dashes. There were numerous codes including the following 9676, 9249, 9470, 9246, 8513, d262, a513. The speedometer in not working and there is a display for "check transmission". We are verifying the
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...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX30PX3
need help. not a diesle tech. good customer truck dumped in my lap. trucks a no start. scanned and found above codes. cleared codes icp code came back, went to test found oil leaking out of icp- changed icp no code but no start. checked for fule pressure-none.... Trouble codes: P0266, P0404 (egr performance), P0405 (egr a cir low), P2263 (tc/sc boost performance), P2285 (icp circut low), P2291 (icp too low cranking)
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel pump VIN: 1FTYR44U34
Vehicle towed in with no fuel pressure, found fuel pump relay fuse blown, installed new 20amp fuse and it started right up. Did voltage drop on ground and power side and found no excessive voltage drop. Does anyone know of any common areas where wires get pinc...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E64
Morning! Customer's only complaint was MIL light on. I have no information about the p1595 code--and can't find any on the fix database. Also the P2270 implies the bank 1 side 2 sensor is stuck lean, but it performs exactly like it's bank 2-side-2 cousin. Has ... Trouble codes: P1595, P2270
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30L14
I need some direction help, there is just so much going on with this truck, I just don't know were to start. F350 5.4L Tow-in. Customer complaint: won't go over 20mph, missfires,no a/c, overdrive lamp flashs, check engine light on. Codes are as follows: p1747,...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP58U64
Vehicle was brought in for a complaint of hard start. The customer states that it seems to do it mostly after it has been driven. There are no codes and the data looks normal When I did get the problem to occur the fuel pressure was good and I had spark but I ...
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U55
About a month ago we replaced the fuel pump for a no start, a week ago it started after a long drive will die without warning. After pulling off the road, in about 5 to 10 minutes will start right up, then drive fine for several days or another long drive. Wit...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FM7UO2Z95
HELP!! Hi Guys I have a 05 escape with a 2.3L Auto Trans and 66k miles this veh comes to us from another shop. where the tranny was overhauled. its been to at least 2 other shops the ISC Was replaced with Ford OE Valve, the throttle body is new Ford part with ... Trouble codes: P2195 (afr/o2 sensor excess lean sig b1/s1)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Auto Transmission VIN: 9BFJW21F95
Hi, Owner tows a boat and drives knee deep in water. The Over Drive Light Flashes after starting. Have retensioned main battery isolator/breaker (for Flashing OD but no DTC's-TSB/Hotline Hint in Australia). inspect connector at auto OK. Replaced CCS. Cleared ...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNE24L16
The van came in for a transmission slip. It slips bad in the first and second ranges. Checked fluid and dropped pan; everything looks normal. Put my scanner on it and got a P720 code. I replaced the O.S.S. (output speed sensor) and still does the same. The sen...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L driver power memory seat function VIN: 1LNHM87A31
I need some help on this one. This vehicle came in due to driver power seat would not function except lumbar support did still work. We diag'ed it as a DSM failure. I ordered and replaced the DSM and the power seat functioned normal. When the owner showed up t...
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...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP87U1G
This car is driving me nuts. Came in with the description stalls out and wont restart. Had a new alternator, new starter solenoid, new battery & battery cables. I replaced the voltage regulator (wasn't charging). Let the car run for approx 10-15 mins @ idle ...
2002 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1ZWHT61L02
Help! Never seen anything like it, hope you have. Searched archives, nothing even close to this. We replaced the clutch on this Cougar V-6 almost 2,000 miles ago. New clutch disc, Pressure plate & throw out bearing. Resurfaced flywheel. Clutch disc is smoked, ...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55323
trying to help one of my professional service providers. After a short run time, fuel pressure goes to 70 psi at idle. Fuel pump replaced, replaced maf sensor, as recommended in many forms, replace fuel pressure regulator. No TSB's for P0172/P0175. Service pro... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172

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1985 Ford F-250 4.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTEF26Y1R
Well ladies and getlemen, there was just the smallest of leak at lower part of intake - near center. I am not going to bother repairing it. I am going to install the 4 barrel system and ad a new distributor to work with it. It will run like a champ for a long ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FMDA5147S
well this truck is gone. i thought i had the lines crossed but it turned out to be a bad rack.the pressure hose goes to the top hole along with the little orfice you use from the old rack .thanks alot to everyone who responded.
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP11J4S
Thanks guys for the overwhelming response, all very good and thoughtful suggestions. After going through everything again, and again, then again... replaced both IAC "and" MAF, and hey presto, she runs well. NO codes, no hair left. Left in the customer supplie...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14N2T
Thanks for all the help. Sean hit it right with the bad stator in the distributor. My friend is no longer stranded.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP53S7W
hello everyone this care is out of here thanks for all ypur help we ended putting a reman unit and all is good turns out pressure problem inside trans
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX1721X
Thank you for all the quick replies. Joe, Thomas, and Chuck were right on the money! A parameter reset has to be performed after the new cluster is installed, then the key code clear and relearn can be performed. After doing that procedure the truck started...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21FOX
vehicle is fixed.I tested the circuit from IDM to the injectors all was good.replaced the #7 injector,problem solved.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0279, P1277.
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L vacuum check valve VIN: 1FMFU18L5Y
The real problem here was that someone had replace the battery and in the process tore the hoses to the rear washers and the vacuum res. (which is behind the battery tray). Then they repaired them, but had the vacuum connected to the washers and the washers co...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F32
Well I found a fuel leak at the threads of the fuel pressure regulator. When I went to tighten the line to the regulator the threads broke off in the line. I replaced the regulator and the line. I did find some small pieces in the old regulator not sure if its...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Concern was actually a 1-3 shift. Second gear was M.I.A. I double checked all mechanicals servo, band, solenoid pack, replaced valve body. Follow the electrical codes if present like everyone said. For some reason my first circuit test led me astray. I deci...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07L73
After recieving this vehicle from another mechanic that did the worrk here at the shop I decided to go over his work and check for errors. I found that the crank sensor was working but when he replaced the sensor connector he had used slderless connectors to j... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction.).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Rear main seal VIN: 1FTNX21P24
thanks for all help. We couldnt find a loaner seal installer tool so we made one. we have a small lathe/mill. It worked very well. Anyone wanting the spec's for the seal tool email us and we will send it to you. We feel the real oil leak was at the right side ...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L starter VIN: 1FTRF12574
Thank you, techs, for your help. Your unanimous response was to replace the starter. I put a brand new starter in the truck. It did the job. Obviously, the fairly new one that was in the vehicle was defective.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, trans VIN: 4M27V1112W
The fix was rewiring everything with all new wires but still had losses sometimes. Returned to customer with intentions of it coming back when I had more time, but it got total lossed the next day. I wont see it again. Trouble codes: P0120, P1705.
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