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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Lack of power VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
Diesel guys, this truck belongs to a freind of mine. I dont usually work on driveability problems with diesels but i a trying to help him out. 1997 f-350 w/7.3l w/410,000 miles. Truck has a serious lack of power on acceleration. From stop sign or from 30 mph ...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L exhaust smoke VIN: 1FDAF56F1X
ok i hate this thing!!!it starts up and runs fine.. at idle their is a slight smoke if any at times.and some times it has a steady stream.i guess it depends on what kind of mood it in when i start it..any way it really starts to smoke when you drive it it look... Trouble codes: 1293 (injector drive model)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Transfer Case shift VIN: 1FTNX21F21
This vehicle shifts the transfer case from 2WD to 4WD high to 4WD low and back again using electric motor on transfer case. The electric motor on transfer case is controled by driver with a 4WD Mode switch in the dash. Between the 4WD mode switch and the elect...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55U42
Hey ford guys! i got this taurus that came in for pinging under accel, and lean codes. I performed smoke test to find vacuum leak to no avail. When i attempted to start vehicle again it started for a second and died. I checked codes, thinking maybe a theft cod... Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel pump ctrl out of range)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14584
Hello, what i have is this 04 f150 with codes p0021 and p0345 coming up intermittently. truck runs fine but customer has stated that when his wife was driving it, it lost power, no response to throttle and ran rough. I have not been able to duplicate this con... Trouble codes: P0021 (intake cam position over advanced), P0345
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP25166
We are calling this Ford Five Hundred "the wife" now. I have r&r'd parts, including the intake about 6 times for different tests as needed...tested and retested patterns on the scope(multi discharge spark btw), comparing injector controls and coil driver contr... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0316 (misfire at start up)
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L wheel speed sensors VIN: 1FTSX20R48
Ford techs...HELP!!! I got one kicking our tails. Customer is about at the end of our rope and I need a save. Vehicle has codes C1145 and C1155 in system. Description is open/shorted LF and RF wheel speed sensors. We've replaced both sensors, and the ABS modul...

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1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Pre-ignition VIN: 1FTCR10T5L
Thanks for all your info and tips. The one I found most interesting is in reference to a octane shorting bar that looks just like the spout connector.I found a tsb on that issue and it listed many fords from that era and the location of there octane shorting b...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L temp guage VIN: 2FMDA5146S
thanks to evary body that replyed. test drove this so much used tank of gas befor and after puting in resistor. that did help guage stayes in normal range . thanks aiot john.
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Door Locks VIN: 1FMDU35P6T
General consensus leaned toward the GEM. I contacted the customer to get approval for further diagnosis to pinpoint the problem. The customer is a single mom with no money and because this was already a repair she could not afford even if we did pinpoint the p...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14L0V
Finally got this one, thanks for all the great replies. After teeing off to check the vaccum supply going into the egr valve we found that it wasnt sufficient vaccum to open the valve. Traced the vaccum line coming out of the egr and found it broken underneath... Trouble codes: P0401.
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Heated seats VIN: 1FAHP60AX4
Thanks for the great tips,replaced both seat heaters all is good now. Not very hard to replace.Glen had the best replies by setting in seat and moveing around I was able to see heater element was bad.
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cam / Crank Timing VIN: 1FTYR10DX8
Ford/ Mazda Created a partnership that really is crap! Can you actually believe an a human being would build a product w/ NO keyed Timing gear or Balancer on the crankshaft? This is truely insain @ best. DO NOT ever remove a Harmonic pully from a Mazd...
2010 Ford F-350 6.7L Tpms VIN: UNKOWN0000
thanks to everyone who replied.Especially to Edward from texas who seemed to get the best answer for me.So what i gather is the tpms pressure specs are not changeable.I guess you could all this problem solved,(not exactly fixed) i think what we may do is insta...
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