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1992 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L locks up reverse gear VIN: 1FTEX15H3N
this is a good one for all ford lovers. vehicle came in customer comments reverse gear locks up but forward okay. feels like somethings locked up. removed driveshaft found rear end okay. disconnect solenoid connector on transmission still locked up does not mo...
1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F4S
Thanks in advance everybody. I have a 95 7.3 that has the rather common p1211 code, but it is NOT due to pressure too low, it is too high at idle. I can watch my icp at idle, on startup, stay around 900-1000 psi. Pcm starts out commanding 14% or so ipr, then b... Trouble codes: P1211
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU1766W
Okay here goes. The truck came in for a heater core and t-stat. pulled off dash and all connectors. installed core and put all connections and dash back on truck. no extra parts or disconected wires. when truck came in started fine. now it wont. engin crankes ...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L wont set all monitor VIN: 1FTRW07W71
hey guys this 2001 ford f-150 came in for emissions. it will not set evap or egr monitior. we have repaired dpfe sensor but car has no codes. seen voltage was wrong. repplace dpfe and now the voltage is correct. put a miilion miles on this thing to try and set...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
this has been in my shop several times with the complant of missing, hesitation, and at times not even running. when i go to work on it always is fine. p1316 is the only code in it and is running fine. please help its hard to fix something that isnt broke has ... Trouble codes: P1316 (ignition diagnostic moniter codes detected)
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FMSU45P53
can someone tell me the poper way to disasemble the turbo to clean the variable vains im trying to just separate the side with the vain but is that possible or do i have to tear more apart???
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L vent doors VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Blows cold air no matter what, you hear a constant clicking noise. I know it is the cold/hot blend door motor, but my question is do you have to pull the dash out? if you do, do have to pull the hvac out to do it? and about how many hours. thanks, and I will p...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTYR15E65
Hi guys. I have this Ranger that has a clunk in the driveline at a constant speed and repeats 2-3 times per mile, only in 4wd mode. This clunk is a single clunk, fairly severe, (has knocked stuff off of the dash) then will repeat 2-3 times per mile. Clunk happ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTWW31P76
I have a 2006 6.0 that will buck and jerk after about a 20 mile cruise at highway speed, when it jerks it gives a puff of smoke out the tailpipe and it will jerk repeatedly for 30 seconds to a miniute or so, maybe longer, also will surge under acceleration and...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
I fellow techs, I have this merc. cougar 2.5l that doesn't charge. I have checked circuitry and all is good. However the battery light on this vehicle doesn't come on when the key is turned to the run position. The wiring diagram show the fuse and the battery ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L11
I'll try to give as much info as possible., but codes stored previous to coming into our shop were gone due to a dead battery. This cougar came in with a misfire. Found an obvious upper plenum gasket leak. Removed the plenum and found the gasket melted at cyl.... Trouble codes: P1131, P1152 (Lack of H20 - B2 S1 switch indicates rich)

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L engine overheating VIN: 1FALP624XR
Hi every body. Thanks very much for your quick response. All 9 of you, gave me a very good valuable information; and based on those imputs, I dicided to make a more conscious analisis of the problem. I had to find out why the radiator's fan did not turn on whe...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Thanks to everyone for all the help this ended up being three faulty sensors all aftermarket a dealer replacement fixed it thanks again
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTPW14564
Thank you for all your help the transfer case motor was the problem i did not replace it as i was able to get the vehicle into 2wd mode using the obd 2 and some playing around with the switch the part is on order and the customer will come back whence it is in...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04115
Thanks for all of the support. Even thought I had taken it apart twice, the egr valve was leaking where the tube enters the intake. I had checked with propane but didn't see change. The bracket that holds the egr against the manifold was slightly bent causing ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L slow accel VIN: IFAFP23106
I removed the mechatronic assembly to inspect turbine speed sensor and found no problems, bottom of pan is clean. Removed the torque converter to inspect per many peoples advise on TCC problems and could see no visible problems. Replaced torque converter as ma...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L solenoid assy VIN: JM2ZU86E02
the pass through connector was binding and not completly making connection.a little grease around o-ring took care of electric troubles.still had very slow engaugement,slip cold and neutral out problems. had to replace with another used one.works fine now
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