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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L high low side psi VIN: 1FBSS31S9W
This van's a/c cools poorly (f/r air). What are ideal pressures @ 90 deg. F (low/high)? What are ideal center vent temps @ 90 deg. F? What am I missing to get the low side temps down, which should correlate to better center vent temps? Ck'd both fr/rear ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
This vehicle came in several weeks ago for a rough running condition. We replaced 2 injectors on the two cylinders that had low cylinder contribution. We also found the fuel filter to be falling apart. We replaced the fuel filter and cleaned all of the filter ...
1999 Ford class a moto 6.8L speedo VIN: 3FCNF53S4X
abs warning light on solid,speedo inop,ses light on after 2 trips,trans hard/shift.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Vehicle stalls and no communication with DLC. constant clicking from fuel pump relay with new relay also. No injector pulse or power to coils. all fuses good and Fuel cut-off is reset. Cam sensor tested good and vehicle cranks good but no start. What do I look...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSX31P03
This truck came in for excessive blue/grey/white smoke. It does not smoke until it runs for about 5-10 minutes from cold start. I unplugged each injector one at a time and restarted. Smoke was gone when #2 was disabled. Replaced #2 injector. Had no smoke until...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMZU62K74
Read the previous repairs first, thanks. So, am I missing something here? I am not sure if the parts house is giving me made in china crap that fails often or if I am overlooking a problem. The air works great after the components are replaced. Good pressures...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cam timing VIN: 1FTSW31S34
after replacing theright head on that truck for a sticky intake valve I put the timing chain back on following instructions from alldata. I took off only the chain from the right bank wich is the front one on the crank shaft. So pretty straight foward so far: ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTPX14564
vehicle was brought in stalling and charging system light is on. Customer installed an aftermarket alternator but problem was still present. Swapped out alternator with oe one (130 Amp). charging system light comes back on and it will stall ,when you go to bac...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P64
driver states trail of blue smoke then black smoke for about an hour. naturally that doesn't mean he stopped, no way! called his boss which told him to keep driving it, since it stopped smoking later that day, nothings wrong. Okay. so it gets towed to shop, st...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMFU17555
we have a 2005 expedition that when the vehicle goes into overdrive at 45 to 50 mph the vehicle bucks and jerks like crazy no codes or missfires registered only does it on light accel. after about 60 it clears up does not feel like a trans any one had one of t...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P85
No start cranks but will not start low fuel 46 psi no hi fuel ipc on scan tool shows 9psi any common places to begin looking for a leak pulled ficm relay and have same readings
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU95H66
Hi Ford Techs, We have an 06 Ford Escape here that wont clear the the little wrench warning light and does not show the the little car ready icon for the electric drive. The vehicle initally came in with the little wrench on and service soon message on in di...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A62
Please Help...We have an LS with a 3.9. After the car gets hot (8-10 miles of 60 mph driving) approx 1 second after the vehicle comes to a complete stop, the car will stall. It seems to do it more after you drive it a mile or two @60mph then come to a normal s...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L engine noise VIN: 5LMEU68H03
This 4 cam 4.6L has a very loud knocking noise which I think is from the top of the engine. The noise is worst after first started and for about 30 seconds after start up, then will only happen on snap throttle and decel. Not so much on cruise. Removed serpent...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4R
It's fixed. The dist. had cracked under the hold down flange. As it ran it would slowly retard until the tension of the S. wires would stop it. When it was turned off, the wires would pull it back to approx. 10deg. TDC. If I had not been watching the distribut...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP53U0X
the customer decided not to fix this one, from all the replies the transmission internal problems are very commom and it need to build pressure to release the tcc. even though the tcc solenoid is very easy if trying that first you should warn your customer th...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21S4X
Thanks for all the help and ideas. David and Jim were very close. We dug in deep on this one and found the "missing tooth" on the reluctor wheel was 10 degrees retarded from the original wheel and that the new wheel had only 34 teeth where as the original had ... Trouble codes: 1000 (OBD checks incomplete).
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU35P0X
thanks for all the hints but what I did seeing as how the snapon scanner told me to find the orange/black wire which I couldn't find I just went and used 2000 instead of 1999 for the year and pulled codes and data. worked like a charm. thanks to everyone for t...
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
This car about got me. I scoped the CKP and CMP. After looking at the waveform libary i concluded my CKP signal looked different. Tried to pull the CKP-very hard to do in this car. Pulled the axcess plate under the car and inspected the flywheel reluctor wheel... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Manifold VIN: IFMDU88174
Hi I want to thank everyone that responded. Many suggested the normal drill and extract method but a few sugested using a mig and welding a bolt,nut,or washer to the remaining stud. The heat generated by the welder can break up some of the rust and ease remova...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L pressures VIN: 1FDNS24L74
want to thank everyone for their replies. this one is fixed it turned out that the system was oil logged. flushed out entire system with cleaner and recharged now all is well.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX2X21P
Thanks to everyone who replied. I found That FICM_MPWR volts would start at 40 volts and as soon as I started cranking it would quickly drop to less than 30 volts. I installed a New FICM, programmed it and the truck fired right up.
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