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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF26H4H
After carb rebuilt truck idles great by fall flat on its face when reved in park, when any type of load is put to the engine.Not so sure about carb bebuild kit, part store showed no listing of carb Id number. this carb is a holley built for motorcraft [...]...
1990 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L gas overflow VIN: 1FTHX26G6L
this truck came to our shop for leakin front gas tank when runing on rear tank, we check fuel presure chek check valves,
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Dome light, warning lights, windows VIN: 1FTDF0826V
No reply needed, I am posting this just for future archive search purposes. Vehicle is fixed Key words: dome light flashing, interior light flashing, door ajar light flashing, power windows inop, dome light relay clicking, ground g200, right kick panel, bad g...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P63
came in complaint of no power up hill, took on drive up local grade 45 mph tops, came back to shop had multiple codes as i have listed, shut vehicle off to check a couple of things then it would not start, the oil pressure gauge in dash was not coming up while... Trouble codes: P2263, P0102, P0113, P0401, P0403, P0404
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W23
Got a good one here guys. 03 f150 with 4.6 keeps burning up #1 cylinder coils. Customer had towed in after replacing the coil originally with a o'rielys coil, which it burned out right away. We looked at it, confirmed pulse with noid light, seemed pretty strai... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition switch VIN: 1FAFP33P43
Hello, fellow mechanics! This site's archives have been so helpful to me, that I thought I'd add this note to help someone else out. The key wouldn't turn in the ignition lock, except rarely after repeated attempts by the owner. I found out that this is a comm...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L overretarded timing VIN: 1FTPW12545
When engine is fully warm the driver side bank goes into over retarded timing especially when coming to a stop. Driver side bank knocking is loud and engine may even stall. If engine rpm is raised to over 2000 RPMs, the symptom disappears and engine smooths ou... Trouble codes: P0022 (over retarded cam timing bank 2)
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L torque convertor VIN: 1FMPU15556
Customer brought in for sluggish acceleration.When I drove it the torque converter clutch is coming on as soon as it shifts into second gear and wont unlock.You can keep accelerating and go through all the gears and converter stays locked.When you slow down it...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: IFMEU73886
Vehicle presented with lack of power, poor acceleration & DTC's for lean condition & random misfire. Replacing restricted fuel filter, (last change was @ 55K) and performing double injector flush procedure removed "lean misfire" DTC, brought fuel trim back to ...
2007 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U57
This truck was purchased by a friend of mine for his business. The truck was stalling at stops and surging at idle. I checked the obvious stuff, starting with the maf sensor. When I removed the air filter it was completely saturated in oil, as well as the maf ... Trouble codes: P2196 (bank 1 sensor 1 not switching from rich), P2198
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L condenser VIN: 1FMFU15554
Can some of you Ford techs tell me the proper way to remove the condenser from the vehicle? Can't seem to get it out the top or the bottom. MITCHELL thinks the labor time is two hours, which also seems light, but does not give a procedure. Help, I'm wasting ti...
2007 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LTPW16507
Need some help with this one guys. Vehicle towed in from a new car dealer with the valve covers off and several things unplugged under hood. Their invoice says engines starts but cuts off, engine bad due to sludge. We verified that the engine has good oil pres...
2001 Other Ford Fleetwood 6.8L engine VIN: 1FCNF53S2Y
Customer complained surging/ slipping when trans is put into reverse or low 1 engine stumbles and dies, you can tease the throttle in reverse or in drive 1 and keep engine running if you let the IAC adjust. Takes some work though to get it to idle. The shop wh...

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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L6Y
Replaced trans mount and installed updated 5" dia driveshaft. Bounce is pretty much gone I can still get it to bounce if i set the cruise at 44 mph and wait 5-10 min, but its not as bad as it was before and takes alot longer to start. Thinking about installing...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
I had decided it was definitely the PCM. Then i read response that mentioned looking for the runaway current from a going bad diode. It was one of those things that over the years I'd heard stories about, but I'd never actually seen. The problems did seem to... Trouble codes: P0452 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Low Volts).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14594
We have this truck running. When I was removing and installing the fuses the key was in the cylinder and Larry mentioned that was probably what started the problem. Scott said the #28 fuse powers up the PATS tranciever. The owner had dropped of his extra key a... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC System-Forced Engine Shutdown).
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ABS control VIN: 1FMCU95H15
This vehicle is fixed! First,I want to thank you to everybody who took their time to read and replied my post.Special thanks to Josh from Wyoming and Mike from Hungary.I replaced the master cylinder for failed fluid level sensor.(I bought OE master cylinder fr...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W67
Group after 2 fan assemblies I tested all inputs to the ecm and found all were good. I removed computer and tested all wiring for continuity and they were all good.I tried a third fan and it fixed it. Problem had to be in fan control module on the fan assembli...
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