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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTBR10T5H
starter about two years ago running rich black smoke.replace fuel pressure regulator and o2 sensor.run fine for about eight months ,starting running rich again.replace o2 sensor,ran fine for about eight or nine months,replaced 02 sensor ran good for another ei... Trouble codes: 31 (evp/pfe voltlower than min.volt), 77 (Insuffient rpm change dyamic test)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, heavy black smoke VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
vechile came in poor starting smoking cold smoking went away hot found left rear valve cover gasket pins melted replaced gasket and pins and harness also 2 glow plugs that were dead still ran like crap replaced cam position sensor no help after running codes p...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
snappping gets worse on harder accelleration. feels like under drivers floor. sounds worse with drivers window open. thinking case internal problem when torque needed to front shaft. case has no wires or controls on the dash, no low range, just all time functi...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTZ1762WK
Vehicle came in for rapid flashing right turn blinker. changed combination switch, now wipers wont stop, checked fuses they were ok, checked wiring found 1 wire to be no good, wire went to GEM module, changed GEM module, conditions were same even after the put...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
please help! i've run out of ideas. we have a 99 ford ranger 3.0 with #1 cyl missfire. we tries switching 1 & 2 inj. still stays with #1 cyl. replaced wire spark plug and coil pac. still missing. we did notice when we unplug #1 inj it almost smooths the motor ... Trouble codes: 301 (1 cyl missfire), 1000 (obd2 test incomplete)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L piston VIN: 1FTSW31P33
we towed this truck to our shop, after it started missing when customer was driving down the highway. on initial inspection we noticed underneath of truck was coated in oil. we ran a cyl contribution test and cylinder 5 was dead. while running the test we noti...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA554X3
Vehicle interm. stalls usually within the first 30min of starting after sitting over night. Customer has complained that sometimes it will crank and not start after the stall, Let Van sit for a few hours and than starts with no problem(except twice with black ...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L 3rd gear VIN: 2FAFP71W36
direct clutch is six pack set to min.spec.all new elecrtonics inside and boost valves added to increase pressure.vehicle test great after repair.very nice shifts,short shifts.
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM97V52
This one blows ac clutch fuse after driving for a few miles.I know everyone will say its the clutch but Ive watched the amps at compressor and it never peeks above 5 amps. This fuse also runs the shift indecator , cluster, pressure switch and some lumination. ...

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1996 Ford Bus 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDPB80C9T
Thank you to all who replied. A friend of mine once told me "When a diesel comes into the shop with a no-start or poor performance, it is usually at least seven things wrong with it" This 5.9 Cummins is a perfect example. Everything we did made it run a lit...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FDHF36F8V
Well we pulled the pan and found what looks to be a thrust bearing or whats left of.We are going to recommened a ford rebuild or used transmission do to the case having 200000 on it.Well it last pretty good for one that has pulled a trailer all its life.Thanks...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 2FMZA514XW
Thankyou all for your replies. Someone suggested to remove the rubber caps from the bottom of the abs hydraulic unit and stick a paper clip in and if the paper clip moved while pressure was exerted on the brake pedal it was a sign that the acummulator was blee...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU16W21
Well Craig, Jim, Fred and bob had the right ideas with coil troubles. I should have known. I switched my new coil to #8 and she cleared up 100%. It was just funky why it effected other cyls- interference? Thanks to others (Jim again, Mike, Bruce [...] and Da...
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