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1989 Ford Bronco II XLT 2.9L Brake Booster VIN: 1FMCU14T6K
has anyone had this problem with brake boosters failing on a very short timeline after install? ive checked for leaks from the master cylinder and none were found and the inside of the failed boosters are dry... every week and a half for the last two months or...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Heat
Okay this is my personal vehicle.. It all started with a clogged heater core ..replaced the heater core flushed the coolant system and it was fine for a day. Then no heat ... Well it took about 14 miles to start getting warm and then only when at a stop the ra...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OA7T
thanks in advance for any input, the customer brought this vehicle to our shop after another shop replaced his broken t-belt. when he got it from them there was no power and no acceleration. it would barely make it up a hill. he took it back and they told him ... Trouble codes: P0172
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Hello to all you Ford tech's. I have this F250 that is giving me fits. I have a problem with the torque converter solenoid circuit. First off it was towed in because it would stall when you put it in D. Reverse worked. We tested wires and the solenoid did have...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L speedo,temp,fuel,rpm VIN: 2FMDA5347Y
this van has many issues i hope someone out there can help . van came in with codes u1262,b1676,u1041,u1043,u1041,b1501,b1462,b1308. customer said in the moring when they first leave to go to work within the first 4 miles all the gauges on the dash peg out the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L burning oil VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
Hello all. This diesel is burning a lot of oil; approx. 2 quarts a day (it is a work truck. The problem is with the right bank. Each time I have changed the injector seals, the oil burning ceases for one to three weeks and then starts up again. Ive used Ford o...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33F1Y
Hi fellow techs. We had a 2000 ford super duty with a 7.3 power stroke come in barely running. The truck had cold start problems having to use silicone spray to start it. After getting it started on silicone the the truck would start but run rough. the truck h... Trouble codes: P1670, P0380, P0340, P0470, P1211
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP38322
Car towed in, crank no start. Checked valve timing, all marks dead on. Changed plugs. Old ones were worn but not wet. Fuel pressure was high 30's to low 40's per scan tool. Started hard with new plugs. Found collapsed PCV hose and after replacing car idles but...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F02
Replaced seals in oil injection pump. Filled pump with oil. Attempt to start, cranks, no start, 45 psi oil pressure. Vehicle ran good before seals replaced. What did we do wrong?? any help is appreciated! thank you Trouble codes: P1212 (testing and results)
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P74
school van egr cooler failed and engine hydro locked after stoping engine. tow into shop check and replace egr cooler and unlock engine. started engine engine had miss #4 injector replace all injectors reman started engine ran how have low power and no fuel re...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Good morning all. I have a f450 that I need some help with. This truck came to me about a month ago, would start and idle only for about ten min. Codes at that time were low icp press. Truck would not accelerate at all.Verfied that the high press pump going ba...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
tested for any exhaust restrictions, tested oxygen sensors, throttle body switched with a known good unit Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel system too rich Bank 2)
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs/stability control
I have 06 explorer equipped w/ RSC. Hoping someone with experience w/ this problem can help. While driving in mountains (up or down hill but never on flat ground or on straight roads) vehicle will intermittently surge. While this is happening you can also hear...

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1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8J
Thanks to all who replied. I think most were spot on in saying that the frame rail pump would not supply enough pressure to overcome the fuel pressure regulator. Consequently the fuel would boil in the fuel rail. I replaced the frame rail pump and all is good ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G8R
After taking the computer out of the truck, you have to pull the fenderwell down, and opening the cover the circuit board was green with corrosion. Owner is attempting to find a used computer and has not located one. Owner does not want to buy new one. So I...
1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U1T
After changing part after part. car still would not start. was ready to change the pcm when a freind of my said to (are you ready for this) check polarity on the crank sensor. a quick check confirmed this. so reversed the wires on the terminal pluged it in and...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP44461
After disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes and reconnecting. found no change in engine performance. checked the maf and baro with a scope. found all readings in specs. unpluged and caped egr line with no changes. just changed plugs to motorcraft oem, no cha...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on, power loss VIN: 1FTRX08L51
This truck is fixed, even though the pressure still reads high. The fix, was to clean out the screens on all 8 injectors. After that, there was no more power loss at wot, and the fuel trims are very happy. the fuel pressure still reads high with 3 different ga... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1285.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L condenser VIN: 1FDWF37PX3
We ended up replacing the condenser & installing an auxilliary "pusher" fan on the front of the condenser to provide positive airflow at idle. With that, the pressures all remained in-line & the cabin temp was 40 degrees below ambient. Prior to replacing cond...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14535
The Fuel Pump Driver Module was the problem. Most techs hit it on the head. I removed the spare tire and found the fuel pump driver module(FPDM)had a large hole corroded in the case from water intrusion causing intermittent dying and no start conditions. This ... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver Module Disabled or Offline).
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P46
This one went to deeler under warrenty , was trying to get rig back in service faster . The deeler instaled the FICM under warrenty but also found a few hundred bucks worth of stuff to charge customer , not a big fan of deelers.
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L blower motor VIN: 1ZVFT84N17
Thanks for the replies. There is a connector behind the right side kick panel that the power supply wire to the blower motor goes through. This connector was burnt causing the condition. Just bypssed the connector and hooked up the wire straight to the motor.
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