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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Soft pedal goes to floor VIN: 1FTFE24H8N
Howdy Y'all... We have this 1992 E250 and the brake pedal will go all the way nearly to the floor after coming to a stop. The truck stops pretty good, with a good pedal, then if you continue to mash the pedal or pump it without really lifting foot. It will sin...
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FMEU15H25
Vehicle towed in after dying on road. I performed all the cks with my breakout box and harness and it comes down to a bad pick-up. The cost between the pick-up replacement and a reman dist is about the same, so customer elected the dist. My problem is my Cardo... Trouble codes: 211 (PIP Ignition Erratic)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
When you raise the engine rpm's to 1,000 - 1,200 and then release, the engine will run bad as if it is not running on all 8 cylinders. After about 30 seconds, the problem will go away and the engine will idle normal. The engine starts and runs normal in every ... Trouble codes: P0276 (injector circuit low cylinder 6)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18W3V
truck came in with a blown engine, replace with a used engine from an autowrecker. used all the original parts, wiring harness, intake, throttle body, coils etc. the engine has good fuel pressure, has spark, has rpm reference, has injector pulse and is timed c...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
P0174 mil bank 2 lean Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Power Steering VIN: 2FMDA524XX
Holy whining windstar vechile came in leaking from pressure hose and a whine noise from pump screaming for lubricaton, i change both pump and hose, now when i fill the fluid to the full range on shut down it will regurgitate the fluid,i followed the ford tsb o...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Red Brake Light VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Customer bought the vehicle with the light problem and bad front brakes. Most checks pinpoint DRL. This truck has the plug deadheaded, no DRL. Other charts show brake fluid level, park brake switch, abs module, ignition switch or inst. cluster. Cluster seems t...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1ETYR14VXY
I replaced the trans with a used one about two months ago. Now for some reason the starter will kick in going down the road. I has done it three times. This last time we replaced the starter again, the starter relay and the ignition switch. When I pulled the c...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timingchain/Valve Train VIN: 1FMYUO310K
Vehicle was refered to us from another shop who diagnosed timing chain rattle. We agreed but diagnosed additional noises. We replaced timing chains,tensioners,guides,crankgears,cams and gears(camsprockets were chewed up from the chains)cam journals/caps all lo...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03172
Alright here we go again go another clunker ford thats givig me a headache. It still misfires and has not yet set a code, and Mode 6 data still reads 0 for misfires on all the cylinders. Most likely besause teh misfire monitor has not run yet. Went out to road...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1F7YR14U93
This truck came into the shop with problems in the heads. The exhaust seats had sunk and it was running poorly at times. It also had a tapping noise that sounded as if it might be the lifters. The owner elected to do the head work and see if the noise would go...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P05
No start hot, EOT at 230f. while cranking I have ICP at 730 psi, IPR at 15%, ficm sync is good, CKP/CMP sync is good, No biased sensors. It has a sticking turbo right now, other thaan that it runs great when it runs. it starts fine cold everytime. Thanks for ... Trouble codes: P0299
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L TR Sensor VIN: 1FDXE45P36
I've been called to repair this bus for another shop. As I stated, failed duty cycle, shop has replaced PCM from another bus, has replaced harness from PCM to bulkhead plug with another bus. They have even plugged in another complete trans. Still no start. Not...
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L blend door VIN: 2FAHP71V69
hi there i have an inop blend door followed shop key trouble tree came up with a bad temperature potentiometer. Shop key states that there should be 5000 to 6000 ohms of resistance through the poten. red/lt grn wire and dk blu wires I have checked three and ha...

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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Engine VIN: T234567890
Thanks for the tips awesome techs. I had three valves a little out of spec, like .005, if you would have told me that amount would have made a difference I would not have believed it. It is much better than it was. Stills sounds like a sewing machine. I follow...
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L Monitor VIN: 1FTEF14H1T
This vehicle is repaired. Went over the feed for the KAM circuit and the grounds for the PCM. I did clean the stud/nut combo that provides a ground attachment near the battery,it had some discoloration. This had no effect. I could drive the vehicle until all...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L alternator VIN: 1FDXF46F91
Customer decided to take vehicle as is and charge batteries as needed. One useful reply was to add an idle speed controller which customer did not want to do.
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Iac VIN: 2FMZA53493
thanks to all who replied it was the IAC the van is fixed
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20PX3
Well after much hair pulling this truck is fixed. Removed HP pump and built a fitting to apply shop air to supply pipe coupler. Applied 150 psi shop air to fitting and system held pressure. Installed new HP pump New IPR and all new system o-rings Truck sta...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Slinger and crush sleeve. VIN: 1FTZR15E94
Wow! Crush sleeves are a bitch! Whoever thought that something would be so touchy with such an extreme amount of torque on it... This one's on the road, quiet gears, and no leaks! Of course I murdered two crush sleeves in the process... On the third one my pre...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Temp Gage VIN: 1FTYR44U25
Thanks to Tim, Paul and George for responding to my help request, but the “fix” on this vehicle is going to be an aftermarket gage installation. I believe we have a faulty cluster, but the customer doesn’t want to go the route of a rebuilt unit. For further ...
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