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1987 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Starting VIN: 1FTFF25Y0H
Hi all. I've been working on cars a long time and thought I knew these Ford systems, but this one is kicking me in the pants! The starter will stay engaged after starting, found there is 4.0 volts staying on the starter signal wire any time the key is on. Have...
1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26M6J
This truck came to me a no start...First the customer loned the truck to a friend and it died while driving...The stater was draging so I replaced it.. now the truck turns over fine but will not start. I have fuel to the Injection pump..I have 12 volts to fuel...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L 1st and 3rd VIN: 1FALP42X0V
Hello, I have a mustang here that we replaced the clutch on about 3 weeks ago.Customer brought the car back to us this week saying he could not shift into 1st and 3rd gears.We tried it ourselves and it grinds and pops out when you try to shift into those gear...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs system VIN: 2FMZA51481
This van sets multiple ABS codes, but the C1185 is the first to set and reset. The power to the module appears ok and the ground seems ok, but it sets a power relay output failure code. It will reset shortly after erasing and idling vehicle. Any direction woul...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMZA55452
Originally, battery failed on avr, was replaced, customer later came with no start. Starter was clacking loudly as if power was pulsing on start solenoid. On testing, power was going on and off at solenoid while starting and problem present. found if starter s...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24155
Typical Ford with P0172 & P0174 codes. I've diagnosed tons of these with no problem, but this one I'm stuck on. LTFT readings are at 25 both banks, hot and cold, idling and driving. I smoke tested the intake system, no leaks. Blocked off PCV valve, no change, ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAHP25175
Brake vibe noted with brakes applied depending on amount of pedal pressure. More pressure causes vibe to stop or reduce. Some times vibe is very noticable. No worn steering componets noted. Tire wear normal. Thanks for any advice. Kinda new to IATN.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34L57
Hey guys. Thanks in advance for any help. Ive got a fleet vehicle in the shop that has a rough idle. It wont take any throttle and just bogs under any load. No codes stored. Long fuel trims are 5 on bank one and about 15 on bank two. O2s switch normally. Fuel ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L brakes VIN: 1LNLM91V6S
need help on this pulls rt on braking straighten out when brake is releasrd.should be brake hose but not.sent to alignment shop they said strut bar bushing worn.changed bushings no change.on braking in lot noticed left front wheel moving front to backm...

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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26F5R
Thanks for all the replies, too much to list. 1st. go out and buy from a speed shop a AN6 male plug. take the line off of the passenger head, put the plug in the the high pressure line going to that head and try to start the engine, watch the ICP Voltage, on c... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp pressure above below desired), P1661 (output circuit ck signal low).
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10X8R
hi this pick up was fix . the Air Flow Meter/Mass Air Sensor is bad thanks guys. i disconnect Air Flow Meter and it never die put a new one in it run good now
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17Z1Y
Well one of you hit this one on the head and it was so simply i didn't see it but it was a bad brand new plug, autolite, so thank-you for your help. Trouble codes: 304 (missfire 4 cylinder).
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FAFP17460
thanks to all that helped with the exception of Mr. Vedas I believe who had nothing to offer but negetive remarks even though I explained we could not get parts. Anyway, It took us close to six weeks and going over many heads at the local Ford dealer ships and...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel pump VIN: 1FTYR44U34
We tried the wiggle test to no avail, also as previously stated we did voltage drop on both power and ground sides showing no drop. The customer was not ready to put in a 4th factory fuel pump,(can they be that bad at making a fuel pump) without finding a pr...
1965 Lincoln Continental 7.0L power steering pump
well thanks for all the replies but i did not find any information on how to rebuild this pump. luckily the customer lets us work on this vehicle in between other vehicles (not his daily driver!) what i did was get a rebuild kit from lincolnland out of florid...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1LNHM83W3Y
Found galley plug rear of L cyl head. When car starts acting up, 10psi oil pressure! Valve train running late on the L side. This engine is toast! I have a feeling that the customer will get rid of the vehicle rather than replace the motor. Thanks again f...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
It was the air snorkel! Thank you for all the replies. The crack was almost invisible until the engine rocked forward. New snorkel and away she goes!
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