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1971 Ford Maverick 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1K93F16543
this car came in with a fuel leak from the accelerator pump on the carb, installed carb kit and cleaned debris from float bowl (minor rust particles) sence then we can not get the car to idle properly, customer states the idle has alwatys been high, but now it...
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...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
This came in with a complaint that pedal would go to floor. Classic bad Master cyl. We got a reman master cyl. Trying to bleed the system the bleeders broke on both front calipers so they are both new. Same symptom. Pedal goes down. It pumps up and will stop t...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
thanks ahead of time. vehicle came in missing, run cyl cont. came up with codes for cylinders 5 and 8, ran compression on rear four cylinders, had 425psi each. swaped inj 5 with 7 and missfire followed, at same time swaped inj 8 with 6 miss stayed in 8 hole. r... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyl 8 contribution)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L poor/no heat VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
poor/no heat noticed this weak. a/c cooling & vent distribution good.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F01
hey all.thnks in advance.hv tis vehicle here where he back up chime is not working. not familiar with this system. found that park assist switch light goes to off when put in reverse,remains on in other gears.replaced switch so far,no change.any help in pointi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F91
This Ford came in 3 months ago for a no start. I replaced ICP and then noticed a long crank. Customer declined testing at that time. Now it is back for extended crank. It happens hot or cold. I measured oil pressure at the top of the high pressure reservoir an... Trouble codes: P1211, P1212
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hunting at idle VIN: 1FMEU16W61
Thanks to all in advance, have this Expedition that has got me pretty stumped. In gear at idle the engine will hunt between 550 and 700 RPM. It is not at all misfiring, it just can make up its mind where it wants to idle. Desired RPM value is usually right aro...
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
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F32
while driving truck it looses power lotsa white smoke cant see truck behind you will not stall acts like uvc connector has come off when you do the injector buzz test everthing is extremely quiet like a 6.0l quiet but no codes let truck sit for 3 min idling al...
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,...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L trailer VIN: 2FMDK38C87
I was informed by this customer that her boyfriend says the trailer lighting harness used to work. I tested the connector and came up with nothing but a ground. I then checked the junction/fuse box in the engine compartment per fuse diagram in the owners manua...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1LNLM91V7S
Thanks to all in advance for reading and responding, welcome to my headache. On first inspection, found that charging voltage was 13.5 until cooling fan turned on, fan made a lot of noise and caused erratic charging voltage and increased AC voltage coming out ...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2ZU54EXD
hellow fellow techs would like to know if 70 psi is to high of fuel pressure on this 99 mountaineer it does not flucuate at all when snapping the throttle the spec i found was 50-65 koeo and no spec for running, also seem to run alittle rough but no to bad, it...
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, ...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L drum brakes, right rear only VIN: 1MEFM50U05
When applying brakes hard enopugh to activate rear shoes, there is a knocking or thumping sound in rotation with the wheel. Not a dragging,squeek,grind,or squeal, it's a noise you don't usually hear like a knock when applying pressure. Right side only. Everyth...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM502X5
we are beating our heads against a wall with this one,any help would be great,thanx in advance.As soon as we start vehicle ses light comes on,engine runs great with no issues other than ses light on. Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module off line)

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1988 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L starter / flywheel VIN: 1FTEF14N6J
Thanks to all replies. This one is fixed. The remote starter solenoid was installed wrong (switched wires and stopped starter from staying engaged).Starter engagement is still alittle noisey but after trying all combinations the best one is in there.
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU18W2V
thanks to all who replied. the cyl.head temp.sensor seem to have been the cause.i also replaced the t-stat due to age.im still driving the vehicle but so far so good.the check engine light went off by itself after the repairs,the next day. hoping it stays off....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Right after I posted this I found some chewed up wires in the engine wiring harness near the fuse / relay box. Repaired the wires and the truck fired right up!! Sorry I took so long to post the fix, THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pump VIN: 2FMDA5147Y
Well, first off, thanks to all for the help, and especially those who suggested OEM parts. I vow to never use a reman P.O.S. pump again. A reman Ford unit appears to have been the fix. We did also install the newest part number pressure side hose from Ford ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX30PX3
EVERYONE HAD GREAT IDEAS, BUT I GRACEFULLY GAVE UP. I DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THIS TRUCK. SO ON THAT NOTE I REFERRED THE TRUCK TO THE LOCAL FORD TRUCK DEALER WHICH I KNOW A FEW OF THE TECHS THERE AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DO. CUSTOMER PAID ME FOR ... 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).
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55323
The new calibration did fix the vehicle. Thanks to Matthew from Texas, we now know what a SSM is, like a pre-TSB. There are plenty other P0172/P0175 issues in the archives. Now a reprogram can be added to the list of fixxes. Thank you for the information. Trouble codes: P0175, P0172.
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