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1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTFE24NXJ
The car was brought to me with a rough idle, hard start/dying on startup and no power. had a engine installed a couple years ago and never really had much power. i installed new injectors to try to fix the idle and running issues. after bench testing injectors...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX14N7P
hello fellow knuckle bashers, vehicle came in with black fluid and super hard engagement into drive. also would shift all over and slip as it warmed up. we found a tore up fwd planet, rear roller clutch, both sprags, clutches burnt. trans had obviously been...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6S
hey guys quick question on this junker. from the pcm fuel pump relay control circuit all the way through the inertia switch and back to the fuel pump i only have half the necessary voltage(6.2 volts). the fuel pump relay pin on the pcm is what has me stumped i...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRU1764W
Hello i have 98 expedition which did a brake job found lf inner pad metal to metal so i did both sides new rotors and pads and in the lf found a bad brake hose so i did the caliper to well now on my test drive i have a noise like if you have metal to metal and...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMPU18L51
hello everyone. i have this ford expedition that has low power on take off, and also it will hesitate and sometimes backfire through the intake. now the basics have been checked fuel pressure is good 34psi running, 42psi when vacuum is removed from regulator, ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Low power /late shif VIN: 1FTPX04504
Vehicle came in with a complaint of irratic shifting up and not going all the way to first on the down-shift. Customer said it had been happening for about 2 weeks. After test driving the vehicle and noting the lack of power and the problem on down-shift the t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTSW31P44
After installing sending unit gauge would only go to 7/8 full on first fill up . 350 miles later went to empty. Next Tank went to 1/2 after 75 miles. Is there a reset on this system or do I need new Cluster. Could not find the location of ground, But the ohm m...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW20P25
I'm seeking help with a long cranking issue on this 6.0L. Initially we thought we had a high pressure oil leak at the injector o-rings. After replacing all the o-rings the vehicle still has a long crank time before it starts. It seems to take an excessive amou...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air bag VIN: 1LNHM82W93
Any suggestions?
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU86W44
vehicle came in with no gas pedal response "check engine" & wrench light on - has same codes & same problem as previously repaired for but now no 5volt reference to TPS or APP sensors. checked all powers & grounds to PCM & also resistance & continuity in wirin... Trouble codes: P0121 (ECT throttle position sensor circuit), P0606 (PCM internal communication error), P2104 (TAC system forced idle), P2110 (TAC system forced limited RPM), P2135 (ETC TP sensor A/B correlation)
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L Door VIN: 1MEFM42185
car has an intermitent thumping from behind dash. Suspect acuator motor or door. My question is do these have to be programmed? It has Automatic temp control. checked archives and did not find much on programming. Thanks for the help. Joe
2002 Other Ford 3800 CID Low RPM VIN: 1HVBBABN82
Thank you in advance to anyone that can help me with this. I just picked up two used Navistar/Bluebird buses in New York and headed home to Alaska. This is almost 4000 miles, so I asked the dealer in advance what the top speed was on these buses and was told t...

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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Glow plug VIN: 1FTHF25M3R
Well gentlemen, I thank you all for your input on this broken glow plug. Many of you replied to pull the head. Many suggeted that the plug be soaked with some type solvent such as carb cleaner or penetrant. I was to nervous to try to knock the old plug ba...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L head gasket
Thank you for all of the help. Many said to use those rubber roloc discs to clean the block surface od rust, and I had one of those and never thought of it. A careful search of the archives led me to use the Coppercoat. Several techs, ven a Ford guy, said t...
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18WNA
Thanks to all of you for your help. Cust has not been able to return for service yet but when they do i have a lot of good ideas from you all. God Bless! Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L plug removal VIN: 1FTPW14594
I have done it! I had no problems and The only change I made was run engine for couple of minutes. I did like how Ray gave me times if I needed and mentioned fairness to customer and tech. Thank you all.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
I received 12 replies 10 of which said replace oil cooler, egr cooler and oil filter screen. Kenneth [...] posted the most detailed info. Warning to all my Genisys Scanner read extremeley high EOT compared to ECT on 3 different vehicles and Exactly the same... Trouble codes: P012F.
2006 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Surge, flutter VIN: 2FTZA54686
well i cant find anything wrong with this except the loud engagement and the load that it puts on the engine just doesn't feel right. all my sensor data looks good(fuel trim, iac, etc.). i added some extra pag oil in the compressor with no change, also checked...
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