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1992 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTHX26M7N
Truck was towed in. Owner stated that he has quit using vegetable oil as fuel and in now using straight diesel - for the past two fuel tank fill ups. We were able to get the engine running AFTER changing all 8 injector nozzles and all 8 glow plugs. The old noz...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FDEE14H5T
van org. came in and had no fuel presure.replaced the pump all was well.week later the cust. was stating that it would die on them while driving.every time it was in the shop it would nover act up.so then performed the tune up and again a short time later it w...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 2FMZA514XW
I have a low pedal situation. after the second master cylinder in a row i realized it was not a defective part situation. I get a low pedal even after bleeding it severeal times. feels just like a bad master cylinder. did some priliminary research on the net l...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU04131
First,my thanks to all help.01 escape that when going aproximately 35 mph will suddenly lurch to right on its own.When I compensate to the left will jump to the left even more.Going side to side notice tires aggressively grabbing road.We know that alignment nu...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRF17233
This vehicle will exhibit a tapping noise from the upper end during start up after extended cold soak. We changed the engine oil and retested, same result. installed oil pressure guage to filter and checked oil pressure at idle at 2000 RPM. Needle for pressure...
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L rotor,pads
is there any thing that i need to do before i get in any trouble doing brakes. please be specific . first time on brake pads on escape . thanks .dali.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMBU73E45
Alrighty..I work at a Dodge dealer with little resorces to help repair this vehicle.Its a 2005 explorer with a 4.ol. Came in with a no start. If you spray throttle with starting fluid it will fire. My Tech. diagnosed it as a fuel pump so he replaced it...and i...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V7T
Ford-Lincoln experts need help on this one!We have serviced this vehicle for years-maintanence has been kept up on runs absolutely smooth & quiet & vehicle is clean-feel this is important because even my local Ford dealers hear the year\model & groan.They told... Trouble codes: P0174 (system lean bank 2), P1519 (imrc stuck closed)
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pats system VIN: 1LNHM82W3Y
intermittant no start in the morning. engine cranks but wont start. the instrument cluster is dead except for the battery and air bag lights even the message center. I checked all the fuses under the dash and engine compartment and the pcm relay and all the po...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP44M5M
unfortunately i had to ask customer for more diag time but he declined.however 2 thing came up.i did ramp test coils and scope pattern good but removed and found hair line crackks in both coil;s.replaced and engione did run smoother.the other thing is that int... Trouble codes: 222 (loss of ignition diag monitor sig rt side).
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1762V
Ok I found the answer I was looking for.I guess mabye I should have posted this in the forums as to my real question was why am I seeing so many fords with an abnormally low baro reading and why are these vehicles reading 26.9"??? I now realize that this is o... Trouble codes: P0420.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Thamk You to all who took the time to reply. I had already checked tire size and determined that was not the issue. upon further diagnosis of the transfer case I determined that the problem was the clutch in the transfer case. Upon further research I found out...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Thanks again for all the usefull information. Being I got this vehicle problem from another shop that replaced a number of parts, I recommended replacing the module, even though the shop said they bought it new. I haven't heard back the outcome, so I can assum...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L clutch disk VIN: 1FMZU72E32
thanks for the help, still haven't been able to find parts and customer hasn't returned with the vehicle yet, thanks to jean marc from ontario, gave me the idea about using a chevy clutch disk with the pressure plate for the ford, the disk that i want to try i...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTNW20F62
I recieved some very good information about vehicle.I am unable to download installed programmer so I declined to do any furthur repair on vehicle.Customer did not want to spend a alot of money on repair.I advised him to take it to a Ford dealer for reprogramm... Trouble codes: P0605, P1670 (ef feed back signal), P1247 (turbo boost low).
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy
ok heres what i did. i reset the kam again. flushed out the fuel injectors and made sure the lock up was working. it has no brought the gas mileage down to 18.2l/100km which is still not back to stock (then again it does have 320k) but it is better then the 19...
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSV43P34
Thanks To Everyone, Sameh [...]... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr preformace).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L direct clutches VIN: 1FTNW21P54
thanks to all who replied. We purchased a new ford trans and the shifts are the same, sets same codes. The owner is going to replace his edge with another one that he has and let us know .he also has another p.c.m. that wouldve been nice to know before the pur...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FAHP71WX6
I'm going to flag this as fixed, even though we're not 100% sure this vehicle has been repaired, because I've got a ton of useful info for someone facing the same problem. As of now, we haven't been able to get the vehicle to act up again. To answer questions...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
its back at the other shop for the pcm to be replaced. im sure this will take care of the problem. thanks all of you for your time. the tsb in question is 03-7-03 dated 4-14-03 one of my questions was if the tsb was running power from a relay or not. its not...
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