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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L a/c VIN: IFACP41E4L
help please this mustang LX only overheats w/air on,have checked everything i can think of leaning towards electric pusher fan.does not overheat w/air off.have checked waterpump,blockage in block and heater core
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32E6V
Here is the question, There is coolant leaking from the back of the engine. Are there freeze plugs on the back of this motor. I don't want to pull the transmission for nothing. Thanks
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Driveline VIN: 1FBSS31L7W
98 e350 with a vibration. At about 40mph it starts and feels like a driveshaft vibration. You feel it in the steering wheel, seat and floor. After 40 mph goes away until you get up to about 65 mph and above. Then you really feel it in the steering wheel. I hav...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L first gear only VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
The problem I have is there is only first gear. No other gear. I made a phone call and found out that first and reverse are mechanical and should work unless something broke. There is no metal in the fluid on the dipstick. When I have my scanner hooked up to t...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35F21
Hey fellas, I have a head scratcher! I'm not very familiar with diesels. As stated in the related repair history, we just replaced the right side valve cover gasket and the wiring harness under the valve cover. It did have codes for number 7 and number 3 cyl i...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP53U52
The complaint was a bump/clunk noise in the front end, seemed to happen most when turning Right, and an occasional card-in-the-bike-spokes type of clicking noise. Well I test drove it for about 12 miles through turns, especially where she said it seemed to hap...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chains? VIN: 1FMZU63K43
We replaced 2 timing chains, 2 cassette, 4 tensioners, 2 guides, 2 washers and oil pump, all Ford parts. Vehicle started and ran perfect and quiet for 3 days. It now has a rattle around 2,000 rpm steady or accelerating or decelerating at same. Possibly running...
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31Z94
When you accel car has bad Hesitation if you let out of the gas a little it will pull itself through it there is no vac leaks plugs look good no miss fire at all does it when you shift in any gear more so when it is cold but it will do it when the engine is fu... Trouble codes: P0172, P1665 (Tire/ axle ratio out of acceptable range)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX21P95
Hi Guys I have a 6.0L Diesel that blows white smoke after it runs for a couple of minutes. I ran a block test the one with the blue fluid that turns yellow if exhuast is present in the cooling system and it has so much pressure it instantly pushed the fluid ou...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No start VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
The problem is a no start condition but cranks strong. The scanner pids show ICP Around 300 - 400 psi so i grounded the injector control regulator and it went to 4000 psi, but I noticed the ICP desired PID is showing 0 ?? The oil level is good. the fuel level ...
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FMSU43P05
Hi Guys, This Excursion was towed into my shop with a complaint of 30 mph max,excessive black smoke and no boost pressure.I did a diagnostic and the #5 injector was spiking and also has a code P2262 no boost pressure.We replaced the injector and that solved th...
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14V57
Truck drove in here with codes for cam position both banks and both cam sensors unplugged so engine would run without rattling. I removed front cover and found the crankshaft sensor ring had been damaged by timing chain rubbing against it, the shop that instal...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Noise VIN: 1FTWX31R78
I have this 6.4l and it came to me with a noise. The noise is coming from the air box sounds like exguast is being pumped into the air filter. Also the downpipe is tight but leaks exguast. We thought egr was stuck open but removed and is closed and sealing. Th...
2008 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTPX14V58
Hello out every one need some ideas on this 08 f150 the damn thing intermitantlly cuts out but comes out of it if you step on it, customer says, had vehicle last week and could only duplicate problem a couple of times but only happens for a split second, not a...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
Thanks in advance for all the help, having a problem with the air ride, after car sits for about 6 hrs system looses all air, car will fill up after starting and running for a few minuts. We have tested all lines and bags for leaks none found any help would be...
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...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L ETC Fail safe maode VIN: 1LNHM87A04
I have this car in my shop what it does is when you drive the vehicle hard ( 3/4 pedal down ) it will go into ETC fail safe mode and you can not accerate the vehicle but if you cut it off and restart will work ok. checked alot of things but everything is testi...

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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start, extended cranking VIN: 1FACP54Y7P
Thank you to everyone that replied. There were a couple of replies that hit it right on the head. I pulled the throttle body and IAC and cleaned both thoroughly - i then cleaned the IAC passages in the intake. I wound up replacing the TPS due to the voltage be...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L abs VIN: 1FTEX14N7P
well the main problem (transmission) with this truck is fixed. however, the ABS problem is still there. the transmission problem was a pump cover and stator shaft mismatch. it caused a total blockage of converter oil. it is still a mystery to me how the...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering VIN: FMFU18L4VL
waiting for customer to return---I'm going to start by removing the shift motor and checking for looseness---it is related to the 4x4 and not a steering issue.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31PO3
thanks everyone for your input. i belive the hydro lines were in need of replaceing. the coustomer decided to live with the problem so i dont have any usefull info. thanks again.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P53
Well it turned out that I was dealing with more than one issue. After staring at the Power Balance from a cold start to operating temperature, I determined that there were two bad injectors on the right bank. One of the bad injectors was the one replaced th...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31545
Great info all around guys, especially Steve from Ont. I pressurized the fuel system (don't remember the actual pressure values) and it dropped about 7psi in the first 20 seconds. I printed off TSB #07M08, gave it to the customer and sent him on his way to For... Trouble codes: P0300, P0345, P0420, P0430, P2196, P2198.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L charging VIN: 1FTWW31P35
basics-basics-basics. the truck had optima agms in it. they needed a 12 hr low amp charge. the gen. was pushing over 200 amps trying to bring them up but the were too deeply discharged.after a 12 hr charge all systems are good. as a side note when the truck wa...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Bogs, won't rev up VIN: 1FTWW31P45
Thanks a ton to everyone who replied. Thanks especially to David from Ontario, Tim from Wisconsin, Mike from Louisiana, Charles from California, Gordon from Washington, Joshua from Maryland, Don from Texas, and ESPECIALLY Patrick from Nebraska for your very de...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L blend door VIN: 2FAHP71V18
thanks for all the replies i ended up pulling the dash back and replacing the motor, i could not get at it through the glovebox. thanks to all
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride
thank you again for all the help.after ford quoting my friend 4000.00 to repair,i bought a conversion kit for 450.00 from arnott ind. it took me 5 hrs to do job.my friend is very happy with car.
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