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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14S9E
Vehicle failed smog and was sent to us to diag. Vehicle has been sitting for some time (tags are 10 years out). Old fuel wasn't drained however customer had ran 3 tanks of gas through it. This truck is running way rich and miss firing. Customer did a tune up (... Trouble codes: 21 (ect higher or lower than spec), 23 (tps higher or lower than spec), 31 (evp lower than min volts), 41 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 1)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L scanner readings VIN: 1FMDU32E5V
1998 Ford Explorer - in scanning for codes, I find that there are no readings for any 02 sensors but all the other data is there, TPS, engine temp, timing advance Etc. tried a different scanner but same result. No codes at this time after a 10 minuit test driv...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1456D66464
looking for the daytime running light module. It says that it it is next to the horns but I looked everywhere and still no module. please help
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X9Z
Hey guys, hope you can help, this one comes back a LOT. There is a miss mostly on cyl. 4 and sometimes on cyl. 6. The vehicle has been here many times and everything is checked and rechecked by different techs with nothing ever found. We have done injector and... Trouble codes: P0306, P0304
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
ok i have lots of 7.3 experience but this one is getting to me hard start AM only ( outside temp does not matter -20 deg c to +30 deg c )plug in for 1 hour starts fine will start fine rest of day but hard again after over night sitting soak hpop resevoir is fu...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FT1234567
this vehicle was purchased new by owner and only has 45k miles on it, trans was replaced under warranty at 15k. what is happening while has a heavy load pushes fluid out of dipstick other than that works fine. dealer could not find problem at 15k so just repla...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNX21F13
Does anyone know of an easy and inexpensive way to elevate the idle while running accessories, We are running a 5000W inverter and the alternator will not quite keep up at idle. I can buy the aux idle ctl from Ford for $430.oo, but we have 40 of these trucks t...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L no start VIN: 1FTNX20P04
Hi all you 6.0 ltr experts. Need some feedback on this one. Vehicle came into shop running. Customer complained about excessive water usage and smoke out of the tail pipe. We pressurized cooling system, found water was being pumped into engine through egr cool...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWF31PX5
Hi. Well It's my first experience with a ford diesel. they are quite different than the gm diesel that im farmiliar with so Im still learning and I beg for your patience. I have a no start and low high side oil pressure. I can build about 275 and that takes a...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAPO7186R
hi fellow techs, i'm hope someone has seen a problem like this. i had a 2006 ford fusion come in on the hook yesterday. 3.0 auto customer said car died in flight like someone turned the key off. crank / no start. found ignition coil fuse blown. replaced it an... Trouble codes: P0351, P0353, P0355, P0356, P050B
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L air flow from vents VIN: 1F3RAYIG47
hi i need some info-opinions i have this stinkin"lincon the air flow from the vents is weak in heat mode but blows good in ac mode all modes work defrost, vent, floor, all working no fault codes recorded in hvac module scan tool did not show a gem i am thin...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
I hope this is allowed, if not kindly remove with my apology. I found that the secondary timing chain tensioner was damaged and the chain stretched. Why this causes only one misfire code is beyond me. We have fixed the vehicle after a long delay because of a l... Trouble codes: P0307 (7 cyl misfire)

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1994 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Turbo/Lead Pipe connection VIN: 2FDCF47M9J
I am going to close this for now, until it slows down enough for us to get the time to do the clutch on this truck, and fix the exhuast. I got a mixture of answers. Some said that it should have a v-style band clamp like most diesel trucks(light, medium and ...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y6S
thanks for the help after testing a ton af things it turned out to be the MAP sensor we had another truck in the lot that we were able to swop parts from
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Power Steering VIN: 1FTPX12544
Thanks for the help. After removing the intermediate shaft we found the lower u-joint binding. Replacing the shaft will correct the problem.
2006 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L convertor VIN: 1FTYR10D66
After further diagnosis & test driving, transmission torque converter is staying engaged, stalling vehicle. With total milage on vehicle complete transmission exchange was recommended to customer.
2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZK02107
replaced intake manifold and egr valve again removed exhaust and cats off engine checked cats re installed and road tested without resonator and muffler all ok cut open resonator found it plugged customer opted to gut it and re install wit...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L coolant
alot of advice from all thank you this was a snowball effect tracked it down to blown headgasket causing other problems last procedure i performed was the flushing per ford tsb and replaced the coolant tank Thanks for all who replied with all the advice
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55S92
R&I'd bank 2. Cyl 4 sunk a valve seat! couldn't see it with the bore scope I had so i borrowed a friends video bore scope and then had enough confidence to pull that head. thank you to all that replied. Resourcefulness is key in this biz, and I am so very grea... Trouble codes: P0301.
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