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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
hesitating and backfiring off idle acceleration, came in with fuel trims LT +17% bank 1 and -15% bank 2 so I swaped injectors bank to bank with no change, I smoke tested intake and found intake runner shafts leaking vaccum at back end, then i installed another...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX07W5W
This truck will intermittently miss. Sometimes is will happen 15 minutes after you start driving other times it may take several days. The miss will only occur for about 15 seconds. You don't even have time to get under the hood and miss will go away. Not sure... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine will miss intermittently and for only about 15 seconds. There is no rhyme or reason when it occurs.)
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L heater controle valve VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
truck came in for no a/c operation checked compressor operation and found okay. tested blend door actuator from flow chart and found okay. found no vacuum to heater controle valve in any position. applied vacuum to heater valve and a/c blows cold from vents. n...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Surge, harsh shifts VIN: 1FMNU42S7Y
This Excursion came in with a complaint of harsh shifting & surging sometimes. These problems occur very sporatically, mostly for a minute or so, sometimes it may last for 5 or 10 minutes then will quit for no apparent reason. When this is happening the overdr...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L backfire start stall VIN: 3FAFP11351
hello all got a big problem 2001 ford escort came from another shop no start but it cranks and back fire in the intake and and then start and run for a few seconds and cut off redid the timing and vct and spocket replace maf all pips look good fuel pressure at...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L hvac VIN: 1FAHP60A42
when the car is running and the ac compressor is running a hissing noise is heard behind the dash. it starts out low and then biulds up louder then stops. this will repeat until the ac button is turned off. it doesnt matter what mode it is on. i dont think its...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ipc VIN: 1FMZU73K53
we have a problem with lighting and accessories. customer complaint is fuse #15 (15) amp in power distribution box in engine compartment keeps blowing. the fuse only blows when you open any door or turn ignition to off position. when this happens we loose powe...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX125X5
Vehicle has missfire intermittently under hard accell, setting code PO022 cam timing over retard bank 2, also setting missfire #2 cylinder. In talking with customer found that he changed oil with 10w40, changed back to 5w20. Will set 022 immediatly, will set m... Trouble codes: P0022
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L oil reset
I never dreamed that I would ever have to ask for help for a LOF! We can't reset the oil life index. Tried using the Ford instructions and no go. Couldn't find anything here. Even did a short search on the web. And what's even more frustrating is it won't give...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no problems indicate VIN: 1FAHP53U07
i have a black poly tubing which exits out from behind the right front strut tower along with a small white tubing. The black tubing loops up to the top of strut tower and has a support mount there then it procedes to circle around toward the engine then it ap...
1977 Other Ford Wonder Bread .0L Charging VIN: 1231231231
This is a Grumman Wonder Bread Truck with FORD I-6 and manual trans. I need a wiring schematic for starting/charging and our ALLDATA does not go back this far. Any help is appreciated. Our fax number is [...]. Thank you everyone in advance. -John

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1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTJX35G0K
Sorry for the delay, valves are on back order and hard to come by. Replaced the switching valve and rechecked. Fuel returns to front tank when switch is on front tank and rear tank when switch is on rear. Road tested ok!
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Got second pump from FORD, first wouldnt do anything, vacuum bleed etc, quiet now, test drove OK. For the extra cost of Ford pumps well worth it not having to due the job multiple times. Thanks for input every one.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Low forward and reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L03
Thank you to all who replied. Found all solenoids working fine and didn't make sense why the transmission would not roll in neutral. Tear down found internal damage just like you all predicted. Replaced transmission with Dealer trany and customer is back on th...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L shift interlock VIN: 1FMEU74876
thanks for all the replies, seems all of you where correct! what we replaced was the micro switch and harness, problem solved.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTWW339X6
Well this one is fixed by accident. First, the very gracious people that responded to my plee for help said that the reflashes for this vehicle is both numerous and important. Another popular response was to check the icp sensor. Larence said to check the v...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
van is all done.this is what i found.alldata & Mitchell have wrong wiring diagram for rear o2 sensor.i found proper wiring sequence at identifix.wiring to o2 is as following=pcm white wire to black o2 wire, pcm black wire to o2 gray wire, pcm blue with yellow ... Trouble codes: P0141.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Sorry for the delay in responding. Finally got the car overnight and smoked it dead-cold. Found exhaust leaks at collector pipe ahead of O2 sensor, cracks around all welds, 2 missing bolts on exhaust manifold. Funny thing was that it never showed before 'cause... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor ckt).
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L readiness VIN: 2MEFM74WX4
This Mercury was at a Ford dealership that asked for help with the monitor setting problem. Ford engineers reviewed scan tool data and found no reasons for the EGR and CAT monitors not setting. The EGR valve was replaced and the EGR monitor set on the first tr...
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