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1950 Ford F Series 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 98RC455082
this flathead v 8 has stock bottom end has edelbrock heads offy intake dual demon 98s headers . truck idles good but under acceleration it blows back through the carbs . Customer states he purchased it this way now its my nightmare . thanks for any help
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F1V
Customer had oil changed at local quick lube, after oil change engine just cranks but won't start. Customer noticed that "Wait to Start" light did not come on when key was turned on. I ran over there and found the IDM relay buzzing in relay box. Switched relay... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Control Module KAM Error), P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM Error)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
1998 ford explorer no start after installing a motor
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31P83
Hello fellow Techs. This truck stalled on the freeway and came in on the hook. ICP low. Pulled Pass Valve cover, installed Rotunda high pressure plug to isolate that bank. ICP went up to Desired ICP during cranking. Air checked HPO log and injectors and no lea...
2004 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FAFP42RX4
Remove intake manifold to replace gaskets, all went well. Started engine, ran fine, began running rough and stalled out then would not restart. Checked operation and found the engine locked up. Keep in mind no noise, it just stalled. Does anyone else out there...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L #1 Cyl VIN: 1FTNW21P24
Hello every one need alittle insight truck came in no start hydrolocked with fuel on #1 cyl removed glow plug and cranked over fine removed #1 injector and found tip intact but copper o-ring was gone it had flaked into pieces and lower o-ring was melted cleane...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Driveshaft VIN: 1FMCU93126
Drive line vibration. Gets so bad you need to pull over stop and restart. Great if you need a massage. When you restart it isn't as severe. No codes,while on lift 1/2" of run out @ carrier bearing. Seems like a lot but it isn't torn or damaged. Didn't want to ...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Steering Rack / Pump VIN: 1FTPX14516
Hello all, i have this pick up with a steering problem. At low speeds or parking i can feel alittle stiffness in the steering. At 50 - 70 mph. I have to almost use 2 hands to turn it into the next lane. Seems like the faster you go, you seem to loose power ass...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSX21R38
hello, we have a customer getting approx. 12 miles to the gallon and he was interested in a reliable mileage enhancing chip for this model ford diesel.any specific product info would be helpful so that we may further research it for him. thank you.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L L.R. Air Spring Solenoid VIN: 1LNHM97V7Y
This vehicle came in with the l. rear airbag low. CK suspension system on info system. Checked for DTC, and got a C-1793. L.R. air spring solenoid shorted to ground. Ohmed solenoid. 1 ohm. Should be 14-18 ohms. Solenoid was shorted, so replaced. Cleared codes,...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L L.R. Air Valve Solenoid VIN: 1LNHM97V7Y
Sorry for the wrong info on prior post was the wrong model. Vehicle is a continental. This vehicle came in with the l. rear airbag low. CK suspension system on info system. Checked for DTC, and got a C-1793. L.R. air spring solenoid shorted to ground. Ohmed so...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Transmission VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
I recieved this vehicle a few days ago and it definately needs a new transmission. We do not rebuild transmissions here. I have only found one transmission in town. The customers vehicle trans id is f83p-cb and the one I found used is a f83p-ca. I have not fou...

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1992 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTHF26M6N
Thanks to Jack [...] he sent me basically what i needed, but my guy ended up using our 88 f350 wrecker for more reference. we got the pump timed properly and the truck fired right up and idled. had a slight snap/decel stall but with some tweeking we cure...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30F8X
We have just gotten our compression testers from tool man and will be going in and testing Thanx for all the help - No results as of this time but will post fix at later date Trouble codes: P0278 (Cylinder 6 Contribution/Balance Fault), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contribution/Balance Fault).
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
Thanks to all who replied. Had to wait for customer to come back in. Still couldn't find connector after looking in all the places everybody suggested. The procedure that Kevin from NJ outlined worked great and seemed easier than using the connector, if I was ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L 4 Wheel Drive VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
I have not had time to work on this again so I will close the request and open it again when I find the problem. Thanks for the replies but I still believe it is a wiring issue. I will let you know. thanks
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L81
I wish i had a better fix for this. We could never find any thing wrong and we spent days pouring over it. As a last resort we started looking into the LH timing chain even though we never had it off. With number 1 at TDC we thought the protrusion on the LH ca...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU73E75
thanks to all who helped.i was going to leave the tranny in place but the next day they put 2 other techs on it so i could get on an electrical problem,they took out everything??? you can lead the horse to water...
2010 Ford E450 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FDXE4FS1A
thanks for the input guys. as Ernest mentioned, there was a Smart Junction Box dtc, as i reported in the original posting. the headlight switch was failed on the "OFF" position...electrically open. replaced the switch and all systems work as intended. the ...
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