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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Surge VIN: 1FTEF15H3R
Hi Ford techs, this truck will run fine cold for a city block and then for the next 3 blocks it will stumble and fall on it's face unless you floor it and then run fine the rest of the time. All sensors have been checked, did try MAP and ECT. Replaced fuel fil...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
I have worked on many 7.3 engines but this one is beyond me. Truck came in with IDM missing (not there) from another shop. I installed reman IDM and ended up without cyls 1,3,5,7. I replaced injector harnesses and valve cover gaskets. Compression readings are ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
thanks in advance cust complaints is cel on dtc p0174/p0171 checked for leaks none found cust replaced maf sensor fuel pressure with in spec checked o2 sensor ok switching and responding when a rich condition is introduced lower intake plenum seals also replac... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S0X
Van was driven in running poorly, CEL was on. Immediately noticed PCV hose had been left disconnected after customer replaced heater hose. Plugged it in, pulled codes for cyl head overtemp active and overtemp sensed, H02S11 indicates lean, as well as random mi... Trouble codes: P1299 (Cylinder head overtemp protect active), P1285 (Cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1131 (HO2S11 indicates lean), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misifre)
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A93
Hello techs . About to two weeks ago boss's car came in with misfires. no codes so we replaced three coil on the left bank and left the newest factor coil in the cars left bank. It was ok for about 2 weeks. I did use advanced coils but never had a problem befo... Trouble codes: P0308 (misfire 8), P0316, P0351 (Ignition coil A Pri/Sec circuit fault), P0358 (Ignition coil H Pri/Sec circuit fault)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P03
Vehicle came in for misfire under load. Power balance test on IDS shows #2, 4, 6 (driver's bank) missing regularly but not always. Condition only present with engine hot, 205-50% throttle. Idles ok with SLIGHT miss on #8 hot seldom/sometimes. Above 50% throttl... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cyl 8 Contribution Fault)
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXX47P25
Truck came in a week ago with no start hot. Air checked system. IPR Seemed to stick when hot. Explained to customer about all the common failures. Customer opted for high pressure pump and IPR. Along with new feed tubes to the high pressure rails. Ran fine del...
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP60A85
This thunderbird came in to my shop the customer had replaced the battery and it would idle but not exelerate. I found two codes P2104 and P2112. the P2104 sends me to diagnose the P2112. witch i did and found a glitchy TPS. I replaced it and same problem. I p... Trouble codes: P2104 (throttle actuator control forced idle), P2112 (throttle actuator control stuck closed)
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Direct Clutch & Band VIN: 1FAHP36N47
This vehicle only has 41000 miles on it. Boss is in a hurry to get it out as it belongs to the local Judge's wife. Tore down and found Direct clutch fried as well as Intermediate Band. Pistons all still soft and pliable. Servo piston still soft and pliable. Ha...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L turn signals
i need help understanding why the t/s fuse blows randomlly but never while working on or test driving.

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1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Long Crank VIN: 1FDKE37M5K
Thanks for all the replies guys, a new injection pump fixed the van. Also installed a new low side pump as well to get the pressure up to spec.
1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDLE47F3V
thanks for the many reply s, turns out the injectors were bleeding off so much oil cause they were shot. there was no way for the computer to have a reference when they all were worn out, so thats why power balance kept changing cylinders. cheap ass customer h...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Forward and reverse engagement VIN: 1FMZU73X3Y
This one is out the door. I rechecked planetaries as suggested by Lane. The OD planetary pinion clearances appeared to be within spec but after rotating the pinions I found one of the brass washers had a chunk broken out. I double checked the apply chart with ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWW36P45
Just want to thank everybody for your help owner doesnt want to repair at this time. I am 95 percent the heads have to come off what I did was plumb a gauge in the small hose coming from bottle and took truck down road under a heavy load the gauge would hit 30...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, No Power VIN: 1FDAF56Y45
Well, Thanks again. Jesse from Virginia hit the nail on the HEAD! The passenger side head is junk. It apparently lost oil pressure too. I went to remove the cam cap and it was loose do to lack of cam & cap left. Thanks again.
2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1FMEU75898
This vehicle has not been fixed as customer is currently away. We shall continue working on the vehicle once further authorization has been given. Thank you guys for all the responses.
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