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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L direct clutch VIN: 2FTHF36N3K
Ok since i rebuilded it the direct clutch doesnt want to apply. Ive tried with air pressure and you ear it fine and feel it in the drum (transmission is in place). The transmission doesnt have a third gear and the fourth is multiplied. Ive check the valve body...
1992 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26MXN
The Tach (gauge) drops out and engine sputters a bit...then when you accelerate the tach signal returns and runs great it is very intermittent on highway and streets, but alot more pronounced on dirt or gravel roads (is a ranch rig)..vehicle will pass its self...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L coolant gauge VIN: 1FAFP10P8X
hello all and thanks for any help you can give. i have a 1999 ford escort and i am having a issue with the coolant temp. not reading correctly i have replaced both senders and instrument cluster with same problem i have 12v to gauge and good ground the gauge w...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L front cover, gear cover VIN: 1FTNW21F6Y
have a 7.3L with a front cover broken at the connector to the oil cooler. book only shows procedure for changing front cover as part of entire engine disassembly. has anyone done this repair in-vehicle? can it be done without dropping the oil pan? i already ha...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F21
Truck came in with constant misfire on #2. Buzz test confirmed a quieter than normal injector on #2. We replaced it with a used (tested) injector from a wrecking yard. The misfire now only occurs when cold, but go's away when warmed up now. Since the problem i... Trouble codes: P1272 (Injector cyl2 high to low circuit open), P0266 (cyl2 injector circuit contribution balance fault only codes when cold)
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55221
Guys and Gals, My tech is banging his head to death on this Taurus. And the worst part is he was a Ford Tech for 25 years! It came in with #3 misfire, he replaced the injector and the car went away running fine. A day later it's back with the same misfire. S... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire cylinder 3)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP55S83
owner says car hesitates i hooked up scanner found codes for running rich and -18 long term fuel trim both banks all the other reading within specks can you help me thanks Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37P94
Hello, We replaced injectors in this truck & 1 of the harness plugs to the injectors is broken. I was wondering if anybody has a source for these plugs/pigtails without buyimg the whole wiring harness. Thanks
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP2185G
Have a fuel gauge issue. Fuel gauge will drop to 0 and mil will come on. Have one code in ecu p0463 fuel level sender a ckt high, and one in icm p1202 fuel sender ckt open. We initially found a tsb that included all the symptoms and codes stored. We replaced b...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L a/c clutch and Rad. fans VIN: 2FMZA51635
Van came in with cooling fans runing all the time. Also no a/c when you turn a/c on. A/C system has pres. A/C clutch ingages for a sec. No DTC stored. When engine is cold and a/c is off cooling fans stil run. I was wondering if this is some kind of safe mode. ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX04595
Ok this vehicle cam in with engine noise and a missfire.Upon inspection I found a bad injector on #6 cylinder that had stuck open.replaced injector and removed oil pan for inspection.Had bent #6 rod.removed cylinder head and replaced rod and piston.Now that ve... Trouble codes: P0303, P0171, P0174
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTWW31P66
I need all the input I can get for the problem i am describing!I recommended engine with the amount of rust Ifound on radiator as if no service has been done over along period of time and then the engine sounded as if hydrolocked on our first attempt to get th...
1950 Lincoln Lincoln 5.5L Cooling Systems VIN: ABC1234567
Engine overheats at extended idle like in parades or long idle periods of more than 5 minutes. Runs normal temperatures on the road. Has new radiator with one extra row in the core. Has normal fan inside cowling with extra electric fan on outside. Water pumps ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L hvac VIN: 1LNM86S62Y
help we have a lincoln ls 2002 temp out of dash vents is noticable warmer 20 degrees on passenger side dash vents then the driver side vents. customer states system works ok till vehicle is turned of for a short time then restarted and passenger side vents are...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU54E9W
Hello all, I have a Mountaineer I need some help with. Initially the vehicle came in with the check engine light on and P0171 and P0174 stored. MAF was cleaned and upper and lower intake seals were replaced. Also repaired exhaust leak on bank 1 between front p... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shudders hard at VIN: 2FTJW35M2L
closing the post for help appreciatted all the input for the repair I dissassembled and found forward clutches welded replced forward clutches and steels compltely parted the transmission and replaced all parts that were worn along with solenoid pack and mlp ...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT05H5V
well not fixed yet. we replaced harness, dist. 3 times, and pcm, and the crk sensor. i told a co worker lets ohm test these three wires from the ig. module (dist.) to the p.c.m. pin out at the p.c.m. didn,t match. went back to aldata check pinouts of a 96 ther...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Alternator VIN: 1FAFP3438Y
Thankyou everyone for the very helpful input! The fix was replacing the alternator in this case. I loaded the circuit and volt dropped again, still had source voltage. No drop across ground. I also raised RPMs to 2500 to see if the alternator defaulted to ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE1429Y
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L pats VIN: 1FMYU041X2
Customer has not complained of the problem since I lubed the locks. I cannot say the problem was fixed, but it appears so.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power
Found problem Pulled back exhaust found exh. pluged engine ran fine once she started breathing so off to the exhaust shop it goes for final repair Big Thanks to all who replyed to my help request. Chris N.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L oil pan VIN: 1LNFM91VXW
removed the pan and welded it around the crimped seam and the leak was fixed, a big job but the pan is sealed.
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