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1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L no spark
I got the ultimate nightmare kit car. Cust believes the engine is a 1984 302 from a mustang. compaint of cutting out while driving, hall effect sensor in dist dropping out so it was replaced, as well as the coil. car started but still cutting out. I removed al...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP52U5S
vehicle was brought into my shop for fail smog diagnosis, excessive NOx. customer had dpfe, evr, and egr valve replaced at another shop, but still had elevated NOx reading at both 15 & 25MPH. exhaust readings listed are from 15 & 25, NOT idle & cruise. i verif...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5744B
thanks in advance we have a 2003 ford windstar you have to turn key to start 2 to 3 times before it starts motor turns over each time we think its looseing its fuel prime sometimes you just have to turn key on wait then turn to start and it starts we know the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21SX3
Customer states that while driving the Temp gauge will peg out and the truck will shut down. No signs of overheating. Upon immediate restart the problem is gone. Could not duplicate in the shop or a road test.(of course) Checked sensor data and V-ref, and all ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cylinder heads VIN: 2FTRF07383
Hello all Ford techs. First of all let me Thank you for reading this; I have a unique problem with this Ford F150 that I have not seen before on all of my years working in this industry. First this truck came in engine light on multiple misses, after diagnosin...

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1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Rich VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
The owner decided to replace the exhaust manifolds himself, and then address the driveability issues. After all of your replies, and a lot of tests, I came to the conclusion that the injectors need replacement or a serious cleaning. Nearly everybody said the...
1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26M6J
I did find that one injector was stuck open. This was letting compression airlock the injection pump. I have had all 8 injectors tested 6 failed, two were passable. The customer had me replace all 8 injectors. That fixed this one...customer is very happy...th...
1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting
As a last step-I have adjusted the shifter cable and what do you know-the beast started! however, the next day it wouldn't, then it would. I am walking away from this one! Thanks all!
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F1X
It was the injectors. Thank you all for your help, I wanted to be sure before doing them as they are not cheap. After testing everything else I finally made a test harness to short out injectors individually and be able to scope them while running. Looked l...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRUI660Y
Sorry for the delay. The customer decided to pull the plug and get rid of it because the oil pressure was getting extremely low. thank you for your replies insightful inputs.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXX47P43
Thank you all for responding,I wanted to see if it was possible to do this on top.Just like Leneard from Texas said it is a 4x4 so if you do the ICP sensor from the top you will not have to pull the drive shaft or the heat shield that Ford says it needs to com... Trouble codes: P2285.
2003 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U13
Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my help request. Just for information vehicle was not equipped with egr vavle and had a single coil pack. After further checking, a second cylinder leak down test showed a bad exhaust valve after the first test p... Trouble codes: P0155 (B2S1 Heater malfunction), P1297 (B2S1 Stuck Lean), P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6), P0316 (Misfire Detected First 1000 revolutions).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSX35P13
thanks for all the help guys i appreciate it special thanks goes to mike [...] for his generosity i havent fixed it yet we got busy and the customer isnt in a rush so we rolled it to the back of the shop. alot of good info abouit oil filters resticting flow i...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM502X5
Thank you for all the help,it turned out the new driver module was the problem. It difficult when new parts are defective. Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module off line).
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