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1977 Ford LTD 5.8L oil slinger VIN: 1B222G66BG
Hey everyone, I have a 351M engine out of a 1977 LTD that I will be putting into a 1980 F150 for a customer. Along with changing many components during the switch over my repair manual says to install oil slinger onto crankshaft end. I installed new timing cha...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W1V
customer drove to autozone running ok.killed engine and came to start.no start,crank over fine,has spark,no fuel pump running,by passed at relay and started ok.no voltage at top & bottom o fuel pump relay wire color green w/ ornge stripe and green w/yellow str...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W8X
Got a weird one. This 4.6 Ford came into the shop about 3 weeks ago, bad miss, had original wires & plugs with 200K on them, replaced them and road tested, all good when it left. It's since been back for the miss 3 times, and for some reason it keeps popping t...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L primary timing chain VIN: 1FTZR15E81
we are in the process of doing the primary timming chain(for 2500 to 3000 rpm rattle )with the ford service kit. upon disasembly no readly aparent damage to guide or tensioner. i want to replace it any way since it is apart, we have all the holding tools from ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Hi, This vehicle came in with 4wd not working. No indicator lights come on. Tried to scan module but will not communicate. According to other posts, these trucks are known for defective 4wd modules. I have tried 2 used ones with no difference. One thing I dont...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMYU93103
hello and thanks in advance for any help given. I am working on a vibration issue in this 03 ford escape. when you step on the gas you get a vibration under load while moveing,under your feet. I have rotated the tires. i replaced motor mounts two of wich were ...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L alternator VIN: 3FAHP37Z93
Customer complaint: battery goes dead. He replaced battery; dead in 2 days. I verified that system is not charging. I checked all fuses, including the one in the main starter /alternator harness(OK). I have battery voltage at the red regulator wire, and I jump...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on, Injector pump noise VIN: 1FTNX21P83
Customer complaint of a noise when vehical was turned off and happens all the time. Found what i belive is the injection pump buzzing-humming for 30 seconds or more after key has been removed. Same noise as key on for 5 seconds when fuel system pressurizes. V... Trouble codes: P0404, P0405 (Egr sensor A circuit low)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31P24
I have a hot no start and low overall power on this SICKS O. I replaced injectors and the FICM a month ago and fixed a no start problem. I still had a hot no start condition. I pulled the valve covers off and did an air pressure check and found that I had scre... Trouble codes: P2290 (Injector Control Pressure Too Low)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Running rich VIN: 1FDWF36Y05
This is our Roach Coach. Truck came in for its usually morning coffee break and driver said it just started running really bad and CEL was flashing. Customer knew of P0141 and P0446 codes and claimed they had been present for months. Truck also had P0300, P030... Trouble codes: P0141, P0446
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, Fuel odor VIN: 1FTPX14576
Thanks for looking at my request. We have a f150 that we had serviced recently(400-500 miles ago) and the customer said that after we did that one time he was going up a hill and the ce light came on and flashed. He said it was missing, but it has not done it ... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0308-), P0308
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts off warm VIN: 1FTSW21P97
I would appreciate any help that you can give. This Ford Truck has whipped us like a rented mule. It came in from a collison repair shop with the front end removed. We replaced timing cover and water pump due to damage. It returned after they installed radiato...

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1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR14X3T
Once the KAM was reset, the idle slowly came back to normal in about 100 miles of driving. Thanks for all the help.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU22XVU
Thanks to all that replied. The rest of the story came out. When it didn't start the last time I pulled the plugs and tied to burn off the fuel but it didn't burn. It turned out that the head gaskets/cracked heads are leaking into the combustion camber. Car wa...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L3W
thanks to all.you are not going to believe this.once i got into it i saw that the last coil in the back was not in the hole and another one was not secured properly.the three had water in it.i called the customer and told what i had discovered and she said a f...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXW46F2X
Thanks for the great replies. Randall, Charles and Jesus, all posted excellent information to get this one fixed. I got thrown off by the code for #3 cylinder as I had already replaced the injector, and I ignored the code for #8 as it is so common to get a pha... Trouble codes: P0269 (Cylinder 3 failed contribution test), P0284 (Cylinder 8 failed contribution test).
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMZU73E91
I went over this again along with all the helpful tips i received, I found nothing out of the ordinary, I reset the KAM drove it for 3 days and no problems came about So I released to the customer this past friday and so far so good, THANKS for the help and SO... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pto / idle up VIN: 1FDXF46F41
I went to the Ford website John had given us after talking with John (thanks so much John) from there I was able to print off a manual fr the auxillary idle control module. I followed the troubleshooter in the manual and found that there was no output from th...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L downshift VIN: 1FTSW21P27
Calling this one a fix customer called and said he had been up in the mountains and pulling a construction trailer and worked like a champ. The problem was the new (never even worked)solenoids that I replaced that were aftermarket. Got in touch a Ford tech tha...
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