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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15N3G
After related history repairs, fuel pressure still drops rapidly. Funny thing is when the vehicle is cold, there is no extended cranking., only when hot. But pressure drops rapidly engine cold or hot. I checked presure regulator, but no signs of fuel in vac po...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L running lean VIN: 2FMZA5248X
Hello,We have this 1997 Windstar having long term fuel trim issues. first a little history,approx. 1 year ago had a burnt valve that we repaired - removed both heads , machine shop rebuilt , the valves indicated a lean burn condition where the valve stems were... Trouble codes: P0453
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRF17W3Y
engine will rev up then fall on its face and die when you put trans in drive.only drive not reverse, will not do it when engine is cold only warmed up checked for vaccum leaks found none talked to the ford dealer they said it is the iac sensor, witch was my fi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTNW20F41
P1316 memory code-idm dtcs stored in idm no codes in idm with my modis did all the under valve cover checks and replaced the idm. now it will cut out and stall like before only with no code at all im lost seems like when the cmp sensor fails so i took a stab a...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cam phazer/chain VIN: 1FTPW14544
Seeing this truck for the first time, came in running really poorly, had rich bank 1 and coil primary A codes present, scanner showed 56 degrees camshaft timing advance at idle on bank 1, normal bank 2, camshaft timing didnt change off idle bank 1, normal bank...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21565
THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS, Have a 2005 f-250 with 5.4l 3 valve engine with 200,000 miles. Truck runs very rough at idle then will smooth out and run fine. road test and truck will barely pull itself. never dies but has no power then will go for a while (runs poo... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft timing over-retarded bank 1), P0021 (Camshaft timing over advanced bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K75
2005 Explorer 4.0 came to us after being at another shop. Came in with rough idle and misfires. The other shop replaced plugs wires and egr valve and intake gaskets. We checked plugs and found they used autolites so we replaced with motorcraft no change. We re... Trouble codes: P0316, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L cruise VIN: 1FMZU77K45
cruise would not engage,i read on mitchell on demand about the brake pressure switch on the master cylinder.i then disconnected the switch and jumped the two wire conn.roadtest proved the cruise would then operate,replaced the switch and roadtested,cruise woul...
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Spark plug
Ive done a bunch of these plugs with no problems so when 6 out of 8 plugs broke it was par for the course. I got 5 out but on the last one the Matco extractor tool broke off almost flush with the top of the plug tip. Anyone ever had success getting the broken ...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU03156
Vehicle came in with severe clatter noise on top end. It will only run for about a minute or two, then the engine Will stall out. There is a P0340 DTC stored. It also sounds Like a popping noise in the intake. I'm just wondering if anyone has seen this problem...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57P87
Hello, well i have misfire on #1 cyl. Have ck ckt from ficm connector to injector found ok. Ck injector ohms. Found ok. I suspect defective ficm. Ford sells a partial ficm or complete. I suspect driver has gone bad. Which one do i need.and does it need flashin... Trouble codes: P0262 (1 injector ckt high), P0263 (1 contribution fault)
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1LNLM81W5P
Hi all, I am an experienced transmission tech in the gm field mainly. This vehicle has an AODE trans. I am having shifting problems. when in the D range, the trans skips the 2nd gear shift. It stays in 1st gear for a longer time than normal and then shifts to ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
I'm trying to repair this air suspension without the benefit of having a scanner which can operate it. I've replaced both solenoid valves in the air bags, as they would intermittently stick open or closed. The bags will now hold air reliably. I fabricated a ...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U64
I am having trouble with starting thi sable. It has 45 psi and injector pulse. I got it to run yesterday for alittle while and will not stay running at all. Trouble codes: P0511 (idle air control curcuit), P1633 (kam voltage to low)

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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Differential VIN: 1FAFP4444X
thanks to all that replied. i was able to find a differential but none here in Tenn. from a reputable yard. install it & all is well. once again thanks.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Pats VIN: 1FAFP36331
Thank you for all the replies. I did what Robert [...] said. I went to the hardware store and had an all metal key made and taped the original key to it. The vehicle started. My customer understood and will go to the dealer sometime to have the new keys...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTRW08L21
thanks for all the info replace all studs & maifold had to weld one nut to a stud came out ok .thanks
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D36
Sorry for the delay. Many replies stated to check the exhaust or that maybe the engine was still out of time, but the real problem was valve clearance. Every valve in the head was replaced at the machine shop but when it was sent there the cams and follo...
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