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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L misfire VIN: 2FTEF14H8F
this truck makes me fell dumb.it has gas spark comp. and timing but only runs on 4 cylinder not 8.has elderbrok carb and dual plane intake.the only thing i can see is the right side of the intake feeds 1 4 6 7 and the left side feeds 2 3 5 8.the engin runs on ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
This truck has no HO2S activity at any time. Both upstream and downstream show 0.000V at all times no matter what. Tried unplugging one at a time, both together, no change. Tested wires from both sensors to the PCM, no problems. Unplugged all sensors that are ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FTZR15XDY
After installing new cylinder heads and gaskets.Cooling system has a thumping noise in cooling system..The engine temp never moves past the halfway mark.The thump is felt in all the hoses and echos through the heater core and heard in cabin..I have flushed the...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Tcc VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
This truck has a harsh converter lock up at between 35 and 38 mph. It feels like it hits twice before it is locked up. I am the third shop to look at this truck. The dealer said it had a bad transmission. The customer took it to a trans shop and had a rebuilt ...
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L compressor VIN: 3FAFP11392
This car came to me over a year ago with a bad constant control relay module. The internal relay for the a/c compressor was burned up and not powering the compressor when comanded. Last week the customer decided to get it fixed so that he would have working a/...
2005 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L ball jints
This posting is for the correct way to inspect lower ball joints on this vehicle. My understanding by the book is to place a jack or jackstand under the control arm and check for movement by HAND, nothing said about using a bar or lever. On this vehicle anothe...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L turn signals dash lights VIN: 1FAFP34N95
I have a question for the ford electrical guys. I have a used focus on the lot that has a turn signal problem. When the right signal is on, engine running and light switch in the off position(drl's on) the dash lamps flash with the turn signal. The same thing ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P06
Hello and good morning .This 6.0l has a intermittent no start problem.This happens (mostly) after engine is hot. The truck always started cold with me.This scan data is when engine is cranking no start.rpm 180, icp will jump to about 1200 psi then level down t...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FTPW14V67
I can't get much information from alldata or mitchell on these codes. The odo. reading is blank. No lights, nobody home. No codes in any related areas. All seems to be functioning properly. Instrument panel? $$$
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXW47R38
last we we had this truck come in with low power and ses light on for the egrt sensor we cleaned egr and replaced also the egrt temp sensor2 on rh exhaust pipe also had all tsb and reflahes done at the dealer. truck worked great now this week it comes in with ... Trouble codes: P0529, P00B7
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Shift interlock VIN: 1FDEE35L29
Will not shift out of park -
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L blow by VIN: 2MECM75F7M
just purchased this vehicle. previous owner had a home made blow by tube inserted where you fill engine with motor oil. once warmed up to temp, the car has excessive blow when you take off oil fill cap and even has oil (seems mixed with water) coming through d...

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Thnk you to all that replied. We swapped injectors left to right, and the problem followed the injectors, so at that point we knew we had an injector allowing air into the system through the nozzle. We replaced #4 and problem solved. Thanks again, Tom
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing
Ok the car came back today I checked the pcv valve hose and it was sticking so I replaced it and the elbow. then found and repaired a small vacuum leak, took the autolite plugs out and put motorcraft sp478 back in then road tested for 30 miles no problems. THA...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power at times VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
Sorry for the long time gap here. Well, I appreciate all the replies but many seem to have not understood that there is absolutely NO indexed components on any of the timing components (and a chain/no belt). Everything spins freely once the cam or crank bolt...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Injector VIN: 1FTNF20P64
Thanks to those that replied. After much testing we disconnected the harness to the fuel injector control module and found some of the connections not making contact. Did repair as needed and it run great. Thanks, Al
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E24
Re-programmed the keys using snap on verus and ford's website, and problem was solved. I am unsure why the computer would loose track of the program with the keys, but after re-programming vehicle starts fine. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: B1601.
2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FMDK06117
Thank you all for the rapid replies. Your answers were exactly right: the piston in the right rear caliper must be screwed in counter-clockwise, and the piston in the left rear caliper must be screwed in clockwise. It reminds me of the old Chrysler products ...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W6T
Thanks to all that answered my request. We have tried everything that was sugjested to us and a few more and still have the same problem...So the customer has desided that it is not worth the money to continue anymore...Again thanks to everyone Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0171 (O2 bank 1 sensor 2), P0731 (Trans 1st gear).
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