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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Hello, My name is Jake and I work at [...] Automotive in clovis. I have an eplorer that is acting quite strange. It will crank over and start everytime I try just as long as I hold the ignition switch in the right spot, somewhere between the run and start pos...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L All shifts VIN: 1FDEE14HXS
Thanks for any help on this I am sorry if I seem like a rookie on this but I know little about older Fords. So this thing jerks hard into all gears, O/D light is flashing and ABS light is illuminated. I want to start by reading the codes but after an exhaustiv...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch slips VIN: 1FALP6538V
We installed the new clutch kit including clutch disc, pressure plate and slave w/ bearing. We also replaced the flywheel with a new one. All parts were from napa. During test drive the tech noted that it slips in 4th gear. I have never had a problem with a na...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FYJW36F5V
Hello Ford techs, this truck was towed in, no start. Found a code for cam sensor and got it started with staring fluid. But ran very poorly, miss and buck when driving and sometimes die and not restart. So then we found fuel in oil, so resealed injectors, they...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Ihave checked fuelpressure/poor.Replaced pump&sock.Check fire at coil/none.Replaced transceiver at key lock,now I got spark at da coil but still no injector pulse.Changed crank sensor with factory 1 Ihad on da shelf,still no injector pulse May the ECM be bad (...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
truck came in with no start at times started truck multiple times checked fuel pressure and volume ok went to start truck it was like timing belt broke turns over real fast like no compression timing is ok let sit for a while truck started fine drove ok came b...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMYU931X5
Hello iATN, I got a dandy in my bay currently, this was a vehicle that we got at an auction and had to be towed in..Initially the car was very low on power and would not accelerate. Catalytic converters had came apart and plugged the exhuast. Today I replaced ... Trouble codes: P1000
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE24W06
Hi, Van needs Upper Ball Joints due to wear. My question is: Is it considered Safe/OK to replace the Uppers only, even though I am pressing the Lowers out in order to replace the uppers & reinstalling the Lowers? Is it OK to reuse the Lowers if they have no we...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hard Start/No Power
Truck towed in, would barely run, drove into shop at full throttle just above idle, checked for codes, none found, checked FICM voltage 47.5, checked oil, no reading on stick, replaced both fuel filters, primary looked gooey, changed engine oil and filter, sti...
1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEPM36X0R
Hope someone can help me on this one. customer complait is a surge at idle when coming to a stop. Problem happens on a warm engine, not quite to operating temp.(170-180 degrees) watching all suspect pids on the scanner shows nothing. cts, tps, maf. all look ok...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
Customer states that car died while idling and would not restart. Sat idling for approximately 15 minutes while eating lunch. Fuel pump does not come on. Checked violet/orange wire at fuel pump harness for battery voltage, found to have 6.2 volts. Fuse #14 i...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L High Idle VIN: 1MEHM55S62
Hello IATN, I have a 2002 Mercury Sable with a 3.0L DOHC. At start up the car jumps to 2000rmp before settling down to 1200rmp. I have repaired 2 vacuum leaks and the idle is still high. I can hear alot of air being forced into the intake to the sound of being...

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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46P14
Well, this one is fixed...thanks to everyone for taking the time to post their thoughts! Special thanks to Ryan, who said I may have more than one injector causing compression into the fuel. Well although all my factory reman injectors had only 100 miles on th... Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl 5 contribution).
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