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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L 1st gear engagement VIN: 1FTZX1723X
hi all, im having an issue with a 99 ford f-150 with a transmission concern. It does not want to go into 1st gear from a stop until you rev up the motor to about 3.5k to 4k rpm's. Then the gear engages very harshly and abruptly... if you can give me a hand, i ...
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)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
motor was replaced due to lack of oil & timing chain destruction. it was missing after instulation so replased plugs & wires disconnected battery. ran ok for 2 days & was back for miss & surge on exccel. missing on cylinders 1 2 & 3. rich on bank 1 lean on ban... Trouble codes: P1132, P1157
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P4X
Have a 1999 Escort with the SOHC 2.0 engine. The car has a P0135 code and no change in o2 volts. Car runs rough to the point of stalling at idle. It improves alot if you unplug the MAF sensor. After warming up you can plug the MAF back in and it will idle. I w... Trouble codes: P0135
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, lean VIN: 1FAFP45X21
Hello all ford guys, I have a 01 mustang gt with a 4.6. Car came in for a rough idle and low power problem after the customer installed own rario and had to jumstart car. I check and no data line run to radio. Car is running lean at idle and will intermitent l... Trouble codes: P0136, P0156, P1131, P1151
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Courtesy Lights VIN: 1FTNX21S52
I'm stuck this thing has the door ajar light and the courtesy lights are on when the doors are closed and off when the doors are open. The dimmer switch on the dash works normaly. If the switches were normaly open instead of normaly closed (the revese of what ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L blendor door actuator VIN: IFMZU72K13
Well guys, this is my wifes vehicle and as we all know, our own vehicle are usually the last to get fixed. Seeing as the temps are dipping below freezing, my wife would like some heat in her vehicle. This started last spring when my wire informed me that the ...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08653
hi all i have an 03 f150 4.6 that came to me with a check engine had a thermostat code and a rich code. i replaced the thermostat and fixed that code but it still runs rich on 1 bank and lean on the other. the long fuel trims are negative 23 on one si...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
had lean codes after much hair pulling i found vacuum leak to be problem Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P2195, P2197
2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E24
Wow hope someone can lead me in the right direction here customer had vehicle towed in said he replaced fuel filter and pump hoping to fix his problem truck had no fuel pressure and no spark checked crank sensor and found it didn't have any ref voltage scanned...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W75
while in shop PCM power relay was Accidently shorted. Now we have a No Start condition all fuses are good in Battery Junction box, and Central Junction box. Is there any where else to look for fuses or relays that control ignition or coils? Diagnosis shows no ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P25
Hey power stroke techs have a 2005 f-250 with a 6.0 power stroke that will not start it acts like it tries with a lot of fuel knock. I have done injector buzz tests a bunch of times with a different result each time but mostly with all injectors have low and h...

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1992 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L High Control Pressure VIN: 1FTCR10UXN
we talked to a local ford mechanic an what fixed it was shortening the modulator pin. he said to take the o-ring off the modulator an right before the modulator seats the whole way you should just feel a little resistance. doing this brought our pressure rig...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE1425W
found clogged fuel injectors and clogged fuel filter.had to change gas tank also.van set for 4 years.
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L glass VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
well after replacig regulator problem got worse.removed after market reg. & reinstalled original iread from most atm to use silicone cause it doesn`t attract dirt so bad.sprayed channels and boom up/down like new.i suppose driver side has to be perfect cause n...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Lost Reverse VIN: 2FMZA51461
Much thanks to all who responded! We took a little vacation, but I got back to the Windstar tranny. I took just about all the advice, tossing in the TransGo shift kit, a new EPC solenoid, double checking everything you all mentioned, along with a Transtar mast...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Thanks for replies guys, but I have found the problem. After searching forever to find a wiring diagram that shows this circuit I found that when requested the light is grounded by the PCM on circuit 1017 I found that that circuit is short to ground, after che...
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