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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTDE14N2M
Hello all, A good customer brought his van into us for a missing 2-3 shift. Road tested to verify and found a valid complaint. Tested direct pressure and found that it was coming up to around 75PSI when it seemed like it should go into 3 rd gear. Thinking eith...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14HXR
The van came to us last year and after a major tune with no improvement on the customers concern i continude with my diag. After surching iatn we found a post that matched our problem perfectly. When sitting at idle worse in gear it feels like the engine will ...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.8L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FTHF26H5V
Hey engine guys. I would like some advice. I am building a Windsor stroker for my tired old truck. So far I have a machined block and a fully balanced rotating assy (balancer to pressure plate). I need help with cylinder head selection. I have no plans of maki...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
customer brought car in for check engine light ran fine. code p0401 insufficent flow for egr. pressure sensor read .12v so replaced it. went to 1.10v and let car go. car came back the next day running rough and cel back on. egr valve getting 10 inches of vaccu... Trouble codes: P0401, P0402
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Misfire, raw fuel in exhaust VIN: 1FTWW33FO2
Hy everyone. This truck pulled my hair for a week. Started out hard start cold, somoking, and missfire warm. Also did not smoke when warm. Pulled code for intake heater and #8 cyl contribution. Buzz test ok, delta time on #8 was -10 all others in the 1-2 range... Trouble codes: P0284
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU92133
please help! this escape came in needing a engine. we replaced it with a salvage yard motor. this is a 3.0 v6. the problem appears! no power at all! seems simple huh? list of things checked and replaced 1. mass air flow sensor 2 cam sensor 3 crank sensor. 4 ca...
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF12555
truck came in running like crap.replaced fuel filter checked press. with manual gauge in spec.checked on the road it is in spec.we checked convertors and they were screwed we replaeced them and it runs good till you hammer it and then it pops like hell and sur... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Radio/dead battery VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Hi all. Welcome to my nightmare. I have this Ford Ranger 4X4 and this one has me scratching my head to find a starting point. The Customer came in with the a complaint that the radio would go dead when he turned the headlamps on, but come back on when he woul...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRX12W47
Truck has a vibration hot only at idle in gear. If you raise the rpm slightly vibration goes away. Checked power balance with ford ids and no missfires were detected.
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53U77
This Taurus makes a squeaking noise intermittently that has the frequency of and follows the engine RPM. First thought was drive belt due to it sounding just like a drive belt. I removed the belt and it appeared to stop. Checked the pulleys, found no problems....
2007 Ford E-150 XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14V77
Hey guys, First time Engine r&r. Question is Can you get the engine out without a big fight or are you lifting the cab? Thanks, Earl Davies Automotive
2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93107
I smoke tested this for vacuum leaks. I get over .5 liters flow of smoke coming out of the EGR valve vents(under diaprahm). I remove EGR and plug intake, then get .2 liters flow. I cant find smoke but hear gurgling when dipstick is pulled. I tried 2 new OEM EG... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Thanks for the help. I believe it has a bad ICP from the data and replies i got. I also ran a relative compression test- got a bad hump. Explained to customer that it has some mechanical damage. He decided not to fix but to trade. Wish i could have disassemble... Trouble codes: P1249, P1210, P1211, P0308, P0284.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L broken valve and spring cyl#1 VIN: 1FMZU73K42
Thanks everyone for your input, customer is going to replace engine and pay out of pocket, insurance has denied claim. We could not see how bad gas could cause this and you all helped reinforce this to customer. Seems this is something that this motor has hap...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF14W15
Thanks for the replies, I have learned over the years to trust my gut, so i pulled the valve covers, BINGO oil starvation. cam journals in heads are toasted, rocker arms thrown out. Since I cannot confirm condition of lower engine and being an '05 with less th... Trouble codes: P0109 (Map or baro pressure circuit intermitant), C1284 (Oil pressure switch fault), B1318 (Low voltage at module), B1360 (Ign run/acc circuit open).
2006 Ford E-150 5.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTPW12526
As a few of you said and there is a tsb that i could not find on this but change the plugs with updated motorcraft plugs. Thanks Mike P
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