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1985 Ford Ranger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR10C5F
Hello All:I'm trying to replace the camshaft in this truck and don't have the tool to compress the lifter to remove the followers I seem to think there was a way i did it before but it has been so many years that i don't remember how.All help will be appreciat...
1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15NXG
Thanks for any help. This truck was"built"from two trucks.seems well done.after drive and hot soak fuel pressure will drop to about 10psi.normally pressure is about 32 to 35 depending on load. Both pumps are on same circuit. High pressure pump is new.the truck...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L monitors not run VIN: 1FTEF17W3V
This customer is trying to get this vehicle smogged, it fails for the pcm monitors not setting. I have tried to get them to set by driving the vehicle without turning the key off, still wont set. No codes, no pending codes, but the monitors will not go through...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Thanks in advance I have this 98 Ranger in from another shop they did a motor swap 7 months ago and now there is no reading on the scan tool they put a 2002 motor in it will this cause the scan tool not to read ive checked fuses and the grounds and still no lu...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L back fires starting VIN: 1FAHP6A024
This car starts ok cold ,engine sometimes runs rough for a fell seconds ,then will run smooth . Runs well , on hard accellation smooth and has good power. shut off engine and let it sit ,then on restart takes two to three trys before it starts. It back fired a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L rear a/c VIN: 1FDXE45F52
Friend of mine just started a shuttle service. Brought me this 25 passanger modified (fiberglass bubble) van. The rear a/c unit does not get cold, blower and all other functions work, but compressor does not kick on. I have good pressure in the front and rear ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S84
This truck dies when you come to a stop. When it does, it sets speed sensor codes PO720 and PO722. Other than the stalling it runs perfectly. Monitored speed sensor, no variation while driving or when idling. When at idle, speed seems normal. Any suggestions... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Temperature guage VIN: 2MEFM7SW3W
The temperature guage (analog) is inop. Initial indicateions showed a faulty ECT sensor which was replaced. The guage initially worked after replacement of the ECT sensor but for only 1 day. At that point the guage was reading extremely cold. The 5v reference ...

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1970 Ford E-300 Econoline Club Wagon 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: E33GHK8344
Sorry for taking so long. Just got the van back into the shop. Very good suggestions. Problem is nothing made any difference. There is no EVAP cannister on it-never was. Tried a fuel pressure regulator/restricter. No change. Definately black smoke. Sputters wh...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L cylinder head VIN: 2FMDA514XS
This van is gone. Most replies told me this problem was very common for this engine. They are a problem child and not to get involved with it. After my experience with this one, I'd have to agree. The things I learned were that my machine shop is not pressure ...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, low power VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
thanks for all the replies.turns out that this vehicle had been involved with ford's service program for left side camshaft adjuster replacement.tore the valve cover off and checked camshaft phasing and found it to be 2 teeth off.installed new chain and guides... Trouble codes: P0107, P0112, P1309.
2000 Ford F-650 7.2L labor VIN: 3FENF65A3Y
I have repaired all of truck except the king pins. I did not ever remember having trouble in the past but it was 11 years ago and I worked in a TRUCK SHOP not an automotive. Thank you for all your replies they were helpful for the other items. This truck has a...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33O72
Hi I want to thank everyone for responding. It did end up being a bad wire on number 2. I had replaced the number 3 and 4 wires and did not replace 1 and 2. If I just would have gone ahead and replaced the other wires it would have been fixed. I did know th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P0701 (lean condition).
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L batteries VIN: 1FDXE45S55
thanks to everybody who replied, after many hours of trying to fix these,I REPLACED ALTERNATORS with 230 amp pentex alternators,replaced all batteries,& upgrated wiring from 4ga to 2ga rechecked systems for out put,&beleive voltage drop between ground & power ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L temp gauge VIN: 3FAHP37N35
Confirmed car is definitely not overheating, all tests confirm the aftermarket sending unit is not functioning correctly. Thanks for the help. This is one of those cases where the car was indeed diagnosed right the first time by another shop but a defective pa...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64K55
New fuel pressure sensor fixed this vehicle. Not sure why, but a bad sensor will make the engine idle rough. This was causing an active p0190 only. fuel pump and frp sensor is the fix for this vehicle Trouble codes: P0190.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14584
Thanks to all that replied, to sum things up. The customer declined any repairs and has decieded to sale the vehicle. We informed him of our findings and explained to him our concerns. Because of the low oil pressure and rapid needle fluctuations on the gauge ... Trouble codes: P0022, P0175, P0345.
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