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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, lost vacuum on EGR VIN: 1FALP52U9N
Hello,Iam MAX & am working on taurus that has problem on EGR lost vacuum at 25 mph.I was checking DPFE sensor & looks ok.If somebody has any idea, THANKS.
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
Seems like me and Ford driveability just don't get along! Vehicle had not been run in over 6 months. Vehicle will not start, and backfires through the intake. I got this vehicle from the customer after they tried to extract a broken thermostat bolt. Lower ma...
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...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Dies after start up VIN: 1FTNX20F3X
This truck will start and die if it sits for three days or longer...The HPOP resivor is lossing its prime...I replaced the HPOP as that has fixed this problem for me in the past...I did find a crack in the timing cover and replaced it also...The truck still ha...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V7Y
Flex fuel sensor appears to be bad. Fuel injecter pulse with is extremly high. What my question is does anybody know of a way to get around the sensor? Or have a good source for a replacement. thanks in advance for your input. Trouble codes: P0176 (flex fuel sensor)
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
Hi this van came in misfire, hesitation at idle(rpm up and low) we scan it fount three code, did tune up. Still does hesitate. Disconnect the maf s , unplug bank 2 o2 sensor no difference. Current code is p0174. O2 upstream pattern look good. But (downstream b... Trouble codes: P0174 (LEAN cylinder bank 2)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01418
Car came in with misfire. cyls 4 & 6 dead. Coils are good, plugs good, compression good, injectors good, injectors receiving signal to fire, removed valve cover and all looks good, fuel pressure & volume good, cat seems good,no misfire codes setting. Pulling m... Trouble codes: P0161
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW07671
Just checking to see if anybody has seen this problem f-150 4.6 litter.belongs to my uncle ,truck smoke heavy on start up like once a week,he does not know if smoke is white or blue but is not black.engine oil and coolant level are ok not low.i hav...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L hub VIN: 3FTNX21L93
This vehicle came in with a shudder which felt like driving over a rumble strip. It would usually occur after hitting a small bump at around 35 mph and hearing a clunk underneath. The shudder lasted just a few seconds. Checked the whole steering, suspension, c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21P43
First of all thank you for any information/advice in advance. We have a No start on the 6.0 diesel. Observed the flollowing reading. FICMLPWR 12.5 v , FICMM PWR 48.0 v, FICM SYNC switch from no to yes while cranking and cranking RPM is 200. Did the injector bu... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP /Open), P2617 (CKP/ Open)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L low coolant VIN: 1FMRU15W63
6 months ago, the customer noticed low coolant or leak. I replaced the leaking water pump and told him he should replace the radiator. Radiator finally replaced 2 days ago, to solve the 1/2 gallon of coolant every 200 miles. No other leaks ever show up. Custom...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No power under load VIN: 1FTSX21585
There is no power when engine warms up and goes closed loop. When the truck is first started, it will spin tires. There is some slight dieseling under a light load. This motor is starting to have lifter noise already. Fuel trims are close to perfect on both ba...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P76
Runs rough when cold and has very low power. nothing shows up on the self diagnostic tests. Don't see any problems in the datastream. Once it gets up to operating temp it runs great untill it sits overnight and cools down. Trouble codes: P2269 (water in fuel)
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...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMEU53K97
Hi folks Thank you in advance for any help. Vehicle came in with an ABS light on left front speed sensor missing. Scanned system and no left front speed sensor readings. Replaced sensor, road test with scan tool to monitor speed sensors. Drove about three mile...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Takes off VIN: 1FDAF56R08
Truck came in with loud fuel knock and no power. Truck was also overfull of oil and exhaust smells like too much fuel. Cylinders 1,2,6&8 were +/- 16 not close to 0 like the other cylinders on the short term fuel trim. Powerbalace is always high on cylinders 1&...
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...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power steering VIN: 2MEFM74W13
This car seems to lose power steering assist after extended trips of a 1/2 hour or more. It gets noisey when it does this.

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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L 3-4 VIN: HORHB98487
Installed a Manual Lever Poss Switch, Runns great. thanks
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32E6V
Thanks for your replies. It turned out to be an expansion plug in the craziest place. I had to remove the upper, and lower intakes, (which by the way are made of plastic, and have no coolant passing through them), and found a expansion plug on top of the engin...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fluid level, operation VIN: 1FAFP53U41
This problem was more than a vent problem. We had the vent totally open and still couldn't add fluid. I had a concern with the trouble being a possible torque convertor problem. We removed trans and found splines intact. At this point I decided to just replace...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chains? VIN: 1FMZU63K43
Apparently there was an oil feed tube on top of left head that was broken loose. We braised it on and everything is now fine. I had 5 replies which were no help.
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride suspension VIN: 1LNLM9844L
Thank you everybody for your help. We have determined that the control module is not functioning. We tested every individual component and by themselves they all function properly. We're glad to finally have this thing figured out! Thanks again! P.S. Peekaboo ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Blown Out Air Bag VIN: 5LMRU27L6W
ordered airbags through suncoreindustries, awsome people and prompt service. sorry for long responce been busy. thanks iatn people answer questions when not necsiarily tech help questions you guys are awsome
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMRU27A6X
As everyone said, the cover was just stuck. A little prying & it came right up. And as Chris said, the driver's side cover can be wiggled out from under the EGR tube. It's a tight fit, but it can be done. My misfire was on #7, & swapping coils with #6, moved... Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder 7 misfire).
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