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1978 Ford F-150 Ranger 5.8L Engine VIN: F15HKY5010
Definetly need some help with this one this vehicle was somewhat re done approx 3 years ago engine,trans,distributor,carb,etc. All replaced 2 years ago started to run very rough customer described as running on 4 cylinders he limped it home and it has sat ther...
1989 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26G2K
Hello everyone, I have run into an 89 f-250 with a 7.5l engine that runs great until it reaches operating temperature. Once it warms up it idles great but when you drive the truck it cuts out and dies. I drove the truck with a fuel pressure gauge connected and...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F2S
Truck came to shop with check engine light on and customer saying he could be riding along and truck would just cut off, he could let off accelerator and get back on it and it would go again for awhile and then it would do the same thing all over. I checked co... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP not at expected)
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X0S
truck brought to shop with od light flashing,it had a solenoid performance code in trans., I replaced valbe body with new solenoids,test drove truck,everything ok,trans. shifting good,no od light flashing. Customer came and picked up vehicle,got about 1/2 mile...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Vehicle came in with the above codes. Before much physical testing I looked at it with my modis. I keep getting this annoying vehicle battery low message even with the truck running on Modis. Aside from that I reset the fuel trims which were -22 LTFT. When I s... Trouble codes: P1443 (p0411-), P0411 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175 (p0443-), P0443 (testing and results)
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L oil pressure VIN: IFTEX18L5V
Where is the oil pressure releif valve located? Is it in the oil pump? There is a pintle & spring in the housing that attaches to the external mounted oil filter..It is located close to the oil pressure switch on the lower left side of engine on the housing th...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP15P4W
Came in for 3% NOx on emmission. 1% is max. typically. Hooked up Modis and Launch. Front O2 reads 0 steady. LT and ST trim reads 0 steady. Rear O2 bouncing around. We've replaced both O2's and used PCM. Backprobed on computer connections, front 02 and rear O2 ... Trouble codes: P1131
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: IFAFP55U21
Help me ford gurus we are getting ready to install our third motorcraft fuel pump after the the secound fuel pump we ck for voltage and a ground all ck good. I was told that as fuel prices soar and more ethanol gets added to fuel we may be seeing problems with...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 6.8L computer key on VIN: 1FDXE45S93
when you are doing diag, test and u start the truck it loses the connection to the scanner have used ids and snapon scanner both lose commu.with scanner tells you to turn on the key. but it wont see the key turn on and it thinks its off. buss lines still have ...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP60A84
Vehicle came in with p0301 code. We did tune and replaced one coil along with fuel filter. There was no water around coils or plugs nor any oil contamination. The vehicle has low mileage and was running fine according to customer. Now it runs poorly under acce... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L low on power VIN: 1FDAF57P04
head gaskets replaced now down on power scan for codes no codes.did a turbo test with ids and it passed about 2.0 psi did a compression test with ids and it passed.the fuel pressure is 45 to 50 psi. tested for compression leaking apast injectors good to go no ...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L driveability VIN: 1FTPW12515
truck idles roughly. approaching intersection under breaking and changing to acceleration quickly will cause 2 to 3 seconds of (multiple random) misfire (almost shutdown) and occasionally "pop" through intake. otherwise operates normally and under full power. ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P45
this 6.0 is kicking my butt. has a lack of power, not substantial one but for sure down on power unless you stomp it to the floor and hold it, then it pulls good. under normal accel it had a shudder that feels like a missfire. didnt do it at idle. checked live...
2010 Ford E-450 6.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FDFE4FSXA
Has any body worked on newer e-450 super duty 6.8? i have a fleet of these, 5 being 2010's. This one is acting like its fuel pump is droping out at times.(hesitating & then surging back to normal)vac., fuel press.& trims stay normal when problem occurs. I have... Trouble codes: P0219, P2702 (Intermediate clutch friction element c)

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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Glow plug problem VIN: 2FDLF47M4N
Thanks for all the responses, I checked most of what you guys suggested aside from pulling glow plugs out. The plug relay has not been replaced anytime recently since it looks as old as the glow plug controller itself and the customer stated that he has not r...
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Oil Cooler VIN: 1FTRX18L1W
Sorry to have not replyed on this post. We used a suction tool to remove the thin skin of oil in the resivoir. The customer then said he would flush the resivoir himself, and try it for awhile. He just recently got back with us and statred that the oil had no...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Blown fuse # 19 VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Ill like to thanks for all replies that I receive. Special thanks to Chris and Glenn. I install a power probe short circuit tester on fuse location. I decided to recheck oxygen sensors wiggle test. I move o2 b1s1 wiring and the short circuit disappear. I che...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17292
Thanks for the all the help , Travis mentioned an ignition switch , same as I was thinking . I did try one further test and unplugged the ignition switch while running and code B-1359 showed up again and engine died when unpluged. So I replaced ignition switch... Trouble codes: B1359, B1446, B1473, C1284.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Steering VIN: 1FTRF14W14
idle was going up and down when trying to park idle would sometimes go real low or high .cleaned throttle body, was idling low, plate was dirty cleaned and now no problems
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FBNE31L86
Im not completely convinced its fixed(dont want to jinx it) but Ive been watching this truck for a few days on the GPS website and so far so good. I checked the wiring that runs next to the EGR tube and the loom was melted but the wires looked OK but I went ah... Trouble codes: 2104 (tac forced idle), 2112 (tac stuck closed).
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