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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 17DJUWE788
OK this one has me thinking hard . This ranger runs perfect at Idle but as soon as you start to Drive the hole left injector bank has half power and will not fire all three cylenders.The other side works perfect all the time. I'm thinking the driver for the in... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of heated o2 sensor swithch lean bank 1), 177 (lack of heated o2 sensor switch lean bank 1), 212 (loss of ignition Diagnostic monitor power to control module), 232 (coil primary circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTZR11X0W
speedometer works fine for about 6mi.then goes to zero.tcil begins to flash and trans starts shifting hard.sounds simple enough,gotta be a bad vss right?sure,if it had a question to all you expert ford techs is,which sensor do they use to run the speedo...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6634Y
Car originally came in with customer complaint of hesitation under load,wanting to stall but not. Performed fuel pressure test & found fuel pressure dropping below 10psi. Recommended fuel pump & filter replacement, customer agreed. Dropped fuel tank & replaced... Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel pressure regulator)
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMNU42SXY
Idles fine no misfires, it will stall whn put into gear. During idle the engine rpm and turbine speed is different. In gear, the turbine speed goes to 0. There are no codes.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU181YL
hello techs this vehicle has a rough idle,cylinder misfire condition.not fuel or ignition releated,odd thing is the front corner of the valve cover where the timing chain lives is cracked all to hell 3 cylinders misfiring on that side,anyone seen this before...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 1FMEU15L9Y
Hello everyone and thanks. This Expedition(rear air suspension) has the rear airbags deflated and its laying on the ground basically. The compressor does not come on and the the controller never grounds the dark blue/yellow wire at the compressor relay to tur...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L master cylinder
I have a 2000 E350 that has a relatively good pedal at first, then it fades some and you have to push the pedal harder to continue slowing the vehicle. There is no real problem about stopping the vehicle, its just that the pedal is almost near the floor by the...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNW21F22
this is my own vehical,190000 miles,no trouble hardly ever with this truck.Well the pin has been pulled on this hand grenade for a while.It quit on me last night,had to get towed home[we are not allowed to work on our own vehicals at work].Was at a dog trainin...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM83W93
Hello ford techs I am in desperate need of help.I have a 2003 lincoln town car with an a/c problem.The customer complaint was no a/c until driven for awhile.After verifying customer complaint I started by doing and evac and recharge to make sure system was at ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: ILNHM82W43
This car has a definitive thunk when going over speed bumps, like a loose bushing or similar thing. Just a single thunk, and nothing else. Everything I can see looks tight, and can not see any loosness in any control arm bushings or sway bar bushings. The only...

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1981 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L engine
well, i did some thinking and as i installed the timing chain(old one was very stretched although not jumped), I kept going back to thinking it seems to be a fuel problem. that nite randy from louisana had msg'd and brought up the carb kit, etc. and It was eno...
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transimision VIN: 1FNDU34X3S
Thanks guys for the response, droped the pan again, to switch back to the orginial vc and found that I had screwed the gasket up witch is what I had wondered, but I also found one of those l pins that hold valves in place, I did let the valve b...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4043T
Well the car still isnt running. I have load tested the CKP wires to the PCM connector by powering a 3157 bulb through each of them. The injector resistances all check out good from the PCM connector. The primary side of the coil pack checks good on resistance...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTJW35F9V
First off I appreciate all the info and help. We did find the wires bared where the shift lever pivots. We replaced the shift lever with wiring and also the on/off overdrive button on the end of the shift lever. Everything now works great. Again thanks for the...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTZ1762WK
Further testing revealed different ohm readings on the old combo switch wipers and replacement switch wipers, by a magnatude of 10. Never could find a replacement switch that worked, took old switch apart and cleaned contacts to fix T/S, wipers work perfectly....
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Well, I dedicated a week to this vehicle. Although I had a number of findings I think 3 were probably significant. 1) Testing the coolant revealed a very high ph - over 11. This was due to 2 possible reasons. First, the coolant I used ( O'Reilly's) had ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering turning radius VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
OK Guys, sorry to waste so much or your time & effort spent trying to help me! Greatly appreciated & I think some guys, like me were anxious to see what the outcome was but the customer is not going to do any further repairs. They may change their minds if so ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW12P13
Thanks to all who replied! Most of you hit the nail on the head. There was compression leaking into the fuel system from the right bank. The balloon test worked fantastic! To try to save the guy some money I decided to replace just #3 injector instead of all o...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Stall, No Power VIN: 1FTSW31P33
Installed a new high pressure pump and relearned turbo. Everything is fine, desired and actual pressures all match.Plenty of power. Beware of the programers when diagnosing something. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0292.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, hard start when hot VIN: 1FTWW31P75
This fleet's heavy equipment tech. (Caterpillar) decided to play with this truck. He stated the app assy fixed the dead pedal symptom. He stated that the reflash (IDS) didn't help. He replaced the HP oil pump and says it now starts fine cold or hot. The... Trouble codes: U1900 (Can communication..), P0261, P1876 (Gem/Central Timer--T-case 2 wh drive), B1483 (Gem/Central Timer--Brake Pedal), P0600 (Serial Comm Link error), U1900 (Can communication..).
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