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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Starter VIN: 2FTEF26Y6L
I replaced the externally cracked block on this truck with one from a donor truck. The new block came from an F150 with a 5-speed. This truck is an F250 with a different clutch and the heavy duty 5-speed. I machined the flywheel and replaced all clutch compone...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N0N
Cold start: Starts and runs normally for about one minute, then floods & stalls. Will restart but runs extremely rich, if it idles it's uneven with black exhaust smoke. It will continue to run rich until it sits overnight. Same scenario occurs each time.
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4048S
I have this mustang that keeps setting cam sensor code,it takes a few miles before setting. I have replaced the cam sensor, revised DPFE sensor ,check wiring,connectors,ect. I used the cam alighment tool to install complete cam sensor assembly."I did find thi... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L steering wheel VIN: 1FBJS31L2V
To recap: we've tried 2 different sets of tires, replaced any front end parts that were even remotely loose - the brakes are brand new and we still have a wobble... At this point, I'm open to any and all suggestions based on past experience or probable conclus...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear lighting VIN: 2FMZA514XX
no rr stop light, no backup lights, no lr turn signal, no 3rd brake light. checked all circuits, jumped terminal 30 to 87 in switched power relay #3, still have no power to fuse #7 & #12 in fuse box inside vehicle. Has anyone seen this before? Thank you in adv...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F3X
Vehicle came in with a complaint of running rough at idle. Cylinders 1 and 8 contribution codes were in memory when vehicle arrived. Perform diagnostics found no aditional faults. Pass inlet restriction test and fuel psi test[75psi]. Pass buzz test and all inj... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 contribution), P0266 (Cylinder 2 contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L throttle sticks VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
Hey for guys got this ranger 2.5 stick shift when driving the throttle seems to stick or the idle stays higher than normal on deceleration we did clean the throttle body but this did not seem to fix it. we checked the throttle cable for freying but it feels cl...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L shift VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
Truck can be started and driven, but shifts early at low RPMs; cannot get full power. If truck is put in neutral or park the overdrive light comes on and the truck starts running/idling terrible. If you shut the key off and start the truck up again it will run...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3432Y
ok,i need a bit of help please.i have this focus with a 2.0 zetec engine.while cruising at a steady throttle even going slowly the engine will surge back and fourth and rapidly,almost could call it bucking but not like a misfire.first time i felt it i said to ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
I have a 2000 F-250 4x4 that is being difficult to pin down. Months ago, we put on rear pads and caliper brackets along with front pads and one front caliper. The brakes were working without noise now, but there is a pull to the right when the brake is applied...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 2-3 flare up VIN: 1FAFP36P71
Wondering from a trans guy if these transmissions have any common concers reguarding 2-3 shift flare ups. No codes, and this is an intermitent concern.When warm it will flare up at times, other times drive perfect. Transmission is out and dissasembled, can fin...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17221
The short term memory reads 33 at idle injectors at 4.9 so aparently there is a big vacume leak somewhere but after soaking the intake with water nothing has changed. No air seems to be pulled trough the t/body except on occasionally you can hear the iac and f... Trouble codes: P1519
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FMFU18L83
4x4 indicator flashes 3 times and goes out veris & modis scan tools show no communication on seat module,4x4 module,&vsm. U1900 on abs module (communication) seats work ok pwr accesories (door locks, windows,mirrors & pedals) all work ok swapped seat module,...
2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L warm hard start VIN: 1FTRF12W56
Truck drives fine, but after driving, the truck is off and sits any where from 30 minutes to and hour. Truck cranks for 8 to 10 seconds and has a very hard start condition.. I did notice the after market AIRTEX fuel pump was slightly different then the dealer ...
2006 Ford f650 5.9L trans VIN: 3FRNF65F26
no diesel truck or allison guys 1 year ago truck went from driving fine to no forward only reverse range inhibitor light had my driver take to local tranny shop to check he said pump no good have to take out and rebuild. two notes we are cars and light duty se...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A74
I have a 2004 lincoln ls 3.9.when it has been sitting for a while.When you start the engine the bearings make noise for a few seconds then quite.It only happens when it sits for a while.The oil pump has been changed and has good oil pressure.The motor makes no...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM59581
Hello ford tech's i have this mercury sable that will be idling running just great, all of a sudden the engine will die as if you have shut off the key, the check engine light and anti-theft lights are flashing at the same time very fast, if you attempt to res...

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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OU4N
After checking the wiring, charging system and anything else we could dream up its still not fixed. This truck has officially cut our butts. I apologize for not being much help, and thank those that replied, but short of just throwing parts at it we are done. ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14Y2R
Thanks for the replies. I think is is fixed. I needed to do something so I did the cheapest and easiest thing which was to replace the ABS sensor in the differential. That seemed to fix the problem, the customer hasn't been back. I don't understand why this...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Blower Resistor VIN: 1FAFP55U33
Thanks to everyone for all your help. The customer elected to not replace the blower motor after finding excessive amp draw. he is now using either HIGH blower or no blower. This request is now closed. Thank you.
2004 Mercury Monterey Premier 4.2L Brake Pedal VIN: 2MRDA20224
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