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1927 Ford street rod 327CID Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
Have not seen a 3 x 2v carb setup in years, If I remember center carb is main carb, the other two are progressive, what I dont remember is at what point do you want other carbs to start engaging, being mechanical linkage I am assuming they would start at half ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Truck came in for cutting out occasionally.No codes present. Starts right back up again.Tech had fuel pressure tester on truck when it finally quit and the fuel press was perfect. Tried the wiggle and tap test to all the sensors while running and no problem fo...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, in drive or reverse VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
Have a 2000 f150 with a 5.4 engine and a/t. it has the smaller trans (14 bolts) not the e40d. problem is very intermittently the vehicle stalls at idle in D or R. i have replaced the IAC valve, MAF (was reading out of spec), replaced the transmission filter (i...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37S31
To all you ford V10 Gurus--Help! We inherited this truck from another shop after it sat for about a year. The repair history is what they did to it before we got it. Some more background, this truck was a phone co. truck that took a gentle roll off a dirt road...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L turn signals VIN: 2FAHP71V78
The car is doing something really strange, it will blow fuses f10, f11. Fuse f10 to the flasher & f11 to the turn signals. Know this is the weird part the car will blow the fuse if you are rolling about 2 MPH turn signal on foot on the brake,the indicator on t...
2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Air conditioning VIN: 3FAHP0CG8A
Customer complains that out side air temp display shows -8 degrees when the actual outside temp is 80 degrees. Reads fine @ lower temps like in the am. When this happens the auto a/c blows hot becase it thinks its cold out. We have replaced out side temp senso...
2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MEFM55S45
now we put it back together and put it in time and it knocks now and was wandeing if there is anything weard to put it in time it has a cam code po340 and it has 225 compression on all cylinders

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1992 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
I want to thank everyone for their responses. everyone was on the right track but Jim, Robert, and David nailed it. Just got the truck back and tore off right valve cover to discover that on cylinder #3, the exhaust valve was opening only 1/3 of what the ot...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15H1S
Thanks to all who replied!! TPS fixed her right up!!
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Low Power VIN: 1FTEF15H4T
I looked further into the EGR and found DPFE not reading correctly and EGR was opening early and operating erratically . Cleaned passages to DPFE and rechecked operation. I hooked up small trailer - total weight of 4k ,vehicle drives and pulls very well. Stil...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Rear Brakes VIN: 1FAFP66L4W
thank u guys the costumer needed the vehicle and has not return. just to answer some of ur questions the parts we're using are from napa, the parking brake cable is ok, as well as the cylinders, when and if costumer returns i will try different source for part...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32S51
Thanks for everybody's help,I finally was able to get the truck to show its self, It ended up being the PCM, The PCM wasn't grounding the fuel control circit to make the fuel pump relay energize. It took over a year to get the symptoms to show up at the shop.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FTSW31P13
This vehicle is finally fixed.I would like to thank everone for your help.I will admit I was surprised at the amount of people that advised me to check the turbocharger vanes for coating when the repair history stated that the turbocharger had been replaced.I ...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FDWE35P95
thank you all for yur help new FICM and power relay took care of my problem, truck starts and runs great.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU51K67
Dealer replaced computer.There was no signal to module to fire pump.Thanks for the help.
1965 Lincoln Continental 7.0L Power window Relay VIN: 5Y82N43705
Mark from California provided the right clue. It appears that you have to remove the right fender liner to access the junction block from the rear. Due to time restaints, the customer choose to have us tap the circuit breaker in the right kick panel and add re...
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