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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF15H3R
Truck was driven in with complaint of high idle and poor shifting. Next day could not get it even started. Fired up but died immediately and would not start again. Checked for spark. Good. checked fuel pressure, good. 35-40 psi. Checked for injector pulse. Non...
1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOR
Ok, so what we have here is a 1994 Powerstroke. Yes 94, and no it has never had the update that eliminates the underhood Ford connector. I can communicate with that connector, but unfortunately we use snapon equipment which would be better off in the trash. Kn...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L6X
TRUCK ORIGINALLY CAME IN FOR MISS FIRE. Found coolant in coil pack holes. Replaced intake manifold and tuned engine new plugs and two coil packs. still run rough at idle. ltft on bank 2 4to 5. Ltft on bank 1 in 23. Indcating lean condition. Check fuel pressure...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
I have a 99 expedition that has BW4406 transfer case. This vehicle has got alot of miles on it and not the best service history. I don't think the transfer case fluid had ever been changed. Anyway when driving in AWD mode it acts like it is in 4WD - binds goin...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C2X
hello fellow techs thank you all in advance...customer states vehicle shakes,and has been sitting for 3 years...towed to shop and found 10psi fuel pressure...replaced pump,filter,and removed bad gas...vehicle now runs on its own and runs fine except when throt...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Leaks VIN: 1FTSE3459Y
This is leaking from the water drain at the seperator. I am unfamiliar with this system. It utilizes a cable to drain the water and it leaks from the drain when running. My question is does this cable assy service separately or do I need to replace the separat...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F3Y
ok.. this truck is really making me mad... i repalced the ipr about 2 weeks ago..(leaking externally through the connector) changed oil... wrecker driver picked it up.. now it comes in and will only start when the engine is cold.. i do a contribution test and ... Trouble codes: P1212, P1211
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21FX1
Truck will intermittently set SES and run very rough. Turn engine off and restart and will run fine. We replaced the V/C gaskets and harness 3 months ago and all was well till today. When i ran a cylinder contribution test i got a p0284 cylinder 8 fault. Buzz ... Trouble codes: P0605, P1316, P0284
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F71
Hello all. We are stumped on this F350. We keep getting customer complaint of throttle going dead while driving, we keep getting p0221 ivs code. Now I have some questions for the ford techs as to the diagnostic flow chart (per alldata) that me and my lead tech... Trouble codes: P0221 (ivs circuit)
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FT7989873
hey guys i got crappy scanner that will not communicate. i checked resistance between pcm and cam sensor and has less than 5 volts. all is well there we had replaced a coil with motorcraft one and still did not change.spark plugs are new. i am getting good spa... Trouble codes: P0430
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W33
vehicle runs fine,and scanner shows no problems except for codes. compaired to another car of same year man. data compairs the same. Trouble codes: P0108, P0407
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, smokes VIN: 1FTWW33P63
Need help greatly from all of the Ford diesel techs. truck is blowing dark smoke under heavy accel.,white at idle. smoking very bad!! has a light skip and gets rougher as truck warms. performed egr cooler bulliten. lots of crude build up and moisture. cleaned ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FTPW12566
We are asking for help with this vehicle,the odometer display is not reading just blank.Tested for codes and found history U1950.all other systems are operating normally.Any help would be appreciated thanks tony.
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L timing chain
got a strange one here.engine was rebuilt last month by local builder.after we got the engine installed the transmission would not shift,took on test drive when it tried to go into second gear it violently shifted into reverse had shift soleniod a$b codes repl...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
Vehicle came in with a check engine light, code p0402, Excessive EGR Flow. vacuum is at 19.5 inches. I replaced the Egr valve and Egr tube with parts from the ford dealer. vehicle came back 2 months later with a p0174 lean bank 2 code. I smoked tested the inta... Trouble codes: P0402

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 Ford F F800 7.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXK84A4J
The instructions for adjusting the plunger linkage are fairly ambiguous. It states "adjust the connector so that the centerline is 1/8 inch above the centerline of the tapped hole in the control lever" After the replies from here and a piece of enlightening fa...
1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L steering and radio
Hello, thanks to everyone who responded with the request. I changed the "multi-malfuction" (neutral saftey) switch and everything worked fine. Thanks again
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA5142W
First of all I would like to thank all who have replied. The van does not have a p/s switch. That is one of the first things I looked for. The customer has taken the van and will not be bringing it back unfortanatly. Thanks again
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, 125/340 VIN: JKM25G12K4
broke time because of staionary idler bolt broke, it had to have been over torqued at some point replace bolt and idler, set up time with ocam tool that i made from 1/4 steel to lock cams tdc #1 never had to go down to crank pully just vc, tcover and plug... Trouble codes: P0125, P0340.
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1252124526
o2 sensor solved the problem we did some investigated and found that the harness was ate threw thanks guys Trouble codes: P2195 (Lack of HO2S -11 Switch sensor indicates lean).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21P03
mornin gents.we got this one on the road yesterday.one post said go for the pump,so i removed it,blasted shop air down the pipe,no more leak.i had already replaced stand pipe orings.we decided to disect the pump.WOW!for those of you who dont know,these pumps a...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fan VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Thanks for your input guys! Probably not worth the hassle.I think i'll stick with OEM, The "fix on the road in the wilderness" scenerio isn't enough to change the system. The drivers couldn't change the belt on anything anyway, at the time I was frustrated wit...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
found carbon in the unison ring- cleaned and reinstalled. Thanks everybody! The truck still has slight hesitation, still trying to decide if the company is going to buy a new engine, or run this one til it quits; technically according to the tests, the engine ... Trouble codes: P132B.
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
Hello again. After most of you was saying to check for a wiring issue I started from the top of the power feed. I first checked the battery and all my connections as you would normally do with a no start issue. So I than moved to the ignition switch. I found a...
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