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1988 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15N1J
this bronco is driving me nuts. when you start it up cold it runs perfectly normal, no hesitation, lack of power or misfiring. once it has run for approximately 5-10 minutes it loses spark and dies. it will not restart again for several hours and then does the...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Battery VIN: 2FTDA54U5W
Post office vehicle. It gets drove and shut off every three blocks. I bring it in and charge the battery and it lasts about 2 weeks. If they alternate it with another one that makes longer runs it lasts longer. Didn't know if anyone else has run into this befo...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U9X
trim numbers are negative. long term can run at -25 at times. most fords I've seen go lean not rich, so I'm not sure on this one. the frt o/2 sensors show normal fluctuations but the rear ones at times read high and steady. I replaced one rear sensor because t... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FTWW33F42
this truck had a pin hole in the front timing cover and had a coolant leak, so i replaced the front timing cover.after changing the front timing cover and low pressure oil pump. the truck will not start on its own, no oil pressure while cranking. if i add oil ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17WX2
Hi to all. We have this F150 that came in with engine knocking. We drove it in the shop. Pulled the engine down, needed crank, installed engine. The truck sat outside for about 5 weeks between pull down and engine replacement with battery disconnected. Engine ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no 2nd gear
The Valve body gaskets were blowned. Still no 2nd gear on upshift in D or manually. Shift from 1 to 3rd at 2800 rpm. Scanner doesnt show 2nd gear in data but show (manual 2) in gear selection when I move shifter manually. The only time I see 2nd gear on the Mo...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L misfire heavy load VIN: 1FAHP56S53
Hello all, I am at a loss. Have read the archives and seen multiple that could apply to me to no avail though. Car came in with misfire, code is for #6 cycl. Checked plug found it to be out of gap (it was around .075) so I changed that plug and wire to check. ... Trouble codes: P0306
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Blower motor VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Hi group this Navigator has electronic climate control, and the blower motor stays running on high all the time the key is on or running. It does not shut off when you select off on the control head. It only shuts off when you turn the key off. Or if I disconn...

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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE1420W
all is well because of information received and the problem was 90 degree vac elbow deep under upper intake plenum was bad and leaking big time,engine runs great at idle
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L NO start VIN: 1FTNE24222
fiinally found the problem.i dropped the fuse panel and low and behold someone tapped into the problem circuit.this is a wheelchair van and it is thi chair lift that is causing the problem.so i cut out the tap and all is good.the wheelchair lift does not work ...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWX33F22
thank you to all that helped with this one. the cam sensor was not the updated sensor from ford. i installed the grey/gold sensor form ford and gave the vehicle back. it's been a week now and the customer has not had the vehicle stall/shudder at all. thank you...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Can't find VIN: 1FDXF46P43
Like everyone said, the PCM is located between the left battery and the left fender, and the fuel injector control module(FICM) is on top of the left valve cover, under the coolant bottle(to keep it nice and toasty?). The problem with this truck ended-up bein... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR circuit fault), P0562 (System voltage low), U0101 (Lost comm with TCM), U0105 (Lost comm with FICM), U0306 (Software incompatibility with fuel injector control module), B1869 (Airbag warning indicator lamp circuit open).
2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW125X7
Thanks for the help. I ended up checking the restrictor in the heater hose line. The pressure on the systim actually pushed the restrictor all the wat to the end of the hose and so when the flow increased it was a high pressure jet spraying into the heater cor...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A52
Techs have heard this noise.They agree it is coming from the lower ball joint. Many techs have used a needle type grease fitting. Made a small hole in the dust boot and pumped the grease in to fill the boot. Then bounce & turn steering back in forth to get the...
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