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1985 Ford industrial 300CID ignition points
We need the correct points gap and any information on the induction system butterfly type governor located below the carburetor.
1986 Ford Bronco XLT 5.8L drive belts VIN: 1FMEU15H7G
Cust..towed vehicle in for engine replacement.Vehicle has been in their gararge since 2000,engine half apart. Remove bad engine ,install boneyard engine,been on and off job since 11-09. Not all brackets came with either engine,and we removed airpump. looking f...
1989 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTHX26GOK
Hello all I'm a little out of my area here with transmission diagnosis but am trying to help a friend. So please bear with me. This truck will not upshift out of first gear on it's own unless you back off of the throttle the accelerate again. I've tried to m...
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A8R
We have this 94 Ranger at the shop that just won't act up. The customers complaint is that about once a week or so after drving the truck and then letting it sit for about 10-20 min it will not start. At the shop we have not been able to duplicate the concern ...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, no spark VIN: 1FALP54P5R
customer says started car to warm up.after 10 minutes stalled,no restart.towed in.checked for spark at two front cylinders,none.used modis for crank and cam sensors.showed good wave form,tested at ignition module.replaced module,no start.ohmed wires from modul...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5142S
CAN ANYONE HELP ON THIS ONE? I have been racking my brains for days now trying to find out what is going on with this van. When this vehichle came in it idled and took off terribly. It also had a severly broken motor mount. I replaced the motor mount and both ...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y6T
vehicle came into the shop the other day and had a code p0171 p0174 p0300 and p0420. we chose to go for the lean codes first in hopes they would also cure the others. found fuel trims short term maxing out nearly immediately after warm up at 33%. but when the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one), P0174 (lean bank two)
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L heater core VIN: 1F
cust complaint of a coolant swashing noise in htr. core. possible air locked in system. veh is not overheating, engine runs great. has new radiator cap. veh has no coolant leaks at all. starting to suspect possible water pump cavitation issue but not sure. wou...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55S43
No engine codes. After a long drive and then turning the car off to stop for gas ( for instance ), the car will start & move 100' approx. then shut off. It will re-start on its own after about 20 min. The car has done this 3 times total, occuring about every 3...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPX14546
Ok the complaint is a vibration which you can feel while in the drivers seat, it is moderate in feel and occurs just off of Idle at about 1000-1300 while in park just sitting in the stall. You can also feel it while driving but does not feel as pronounced. Hoo...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18W34
We have performed a cylinder leakage test as well with less than 10% loss. The vacuum at idle is bouncing around 15-16 inches so we're thinking valve springs but because compression is good and smoke testing indicated no leaks, we're not sure yet. Moving coils... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected on startup)
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Melted intake VIN: 1FAFP56275
This vehicle cam in with these codes a week ago. Found holes in the intake (melted) where the pcv hose goes into the upper intake. Also noted extremely hot pcv assembly hose. Checked for restricted exaust, checked ok. Replaced intake and pcv heater, and had a ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171, P0300
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRF12215
This one has me beat, the customers initial complaint was that it bucked when rainning. and the clutch was shot. I put in a new clutch and did a tune up as his wires were burnt and it ran good until he came to pick it up. It act's up at 1200rpm or so, usually ...
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Amber ABS On VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Men-this is my own vehicle in which I have dreaded the ABS warning light coming since new because of the over engineering of this system & the non-exact pinpoint of the problem.Now that I have vented-the amber ABS light is on all the time-no red brake warning ...

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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTEF15N6N
i am finnally glad to report that the vehicule is now gone after replaceing a few sensors and following all the help from everyone i found out that it was the opposite fireing order then the truck was suppose to have but when i change the plug wires it wouldn'...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4F4CR12U3R
This vehicle is mostly fixed as it the symptoms are greatly diminished. It is not completely resolved, but is acceptable for now. Many helpful replies were considered. The best thing so far was to install a new radiator cap to keep the system sealed as stated ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L security VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Thanks for the help, i did replaced the receiver w no improvement, so i had the locksmith come back to reprogram the keys. this didn't work either, now we have a problem, i towed to ford dealer and they found that they didn't have any communication w/ sec. sys...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP55U5Y
I found a guy with the Ronnie's proposed IDS scanner who travels from customer to customer. He saved me a tow. I wish I'd met him two weeks ago. Anyway, he concurred that the PCM was probably the issue as speedos rarely just die. On his first trip he got al...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L lower control arm VIN: 1FAFP53U42
well, we finally got this taurus done. what we discovered was odd to say the least. here is a condensed version of what we found and did to repair the vehicle. we removed forward lower control arm nuts and found that only the perimeter of the nut was contactin...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Cas VIN: 1FMDU73W02
Thanks for all the replies. I forgot to mention I had the transmission in neutral with brakes applied. But problem ended up being the 4x4 module. It was receiving the signal from the switch but didn't control the motor. Thanks again!
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55S84
Thank you to everyone who offered help, most suggested mode 6 misfire monitors (which I forgot about). After a test drive I found #3 had 3 misfires all the rest had 0, I swaped coils with #4 and the misfire moved, so a new coil was the fix. I haven't used mode...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMYU92Z15
Well its Jan 14th 2010 and I have not heard back from the customer.. As you may have read from the responses there may or may not be serious repercussions to ignoring the rattle noise in the intake and it's cause.. I have to close this post or get a "Negative...
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blower VIN: 1LNHM81W02
Thanks for all the help, replaced blower controller that mounts on r-h side behind cylinder, head blower workes fine
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