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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L dropping spark VIN: 1FTCR14A3R
Ok, have your typical Ford nightmare. Fresh timing belt was done as we discovered the old belt cracking while attempting to figure this main problem out. This thing will run perfectly fine, very well in fact, but after anywhere from 2-10min it will loose/cut s... Trouble codes: 224
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Clutch VIN: 1FAFP42X6Y
Hello Pro's, We are having a problem with the clutch pedal feel and engagement of this clutch. The vehicle was brought in because the customer was unable to get the transmission into first gear or reverse at times. Upon inspection we found the clutch cable...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Module VIN: 1FTRX12W14
Thanks in advance, The ABS module and connector are corroded and melted. The dealer said they don't have a connector. Has anyone seen and dealt with this problem?
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX04585
after initial procedures to determine cause, we remove front engine cover and valve covers, found as suspected LH chain tensioner and guide BROKEN in little pieces...removed rest of timing chain components, replaced all 4 guides, tensioners, vct gears, solenio...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Stall VIN: 1F6EB71657
hello everyone I have what seems to be a problem child 2006 f550 6.0L customer states truck will not run checked and confirmed a crank no start with only 55psi icp pressure while cranking found leaking stc fitting, replaced fitting and a recommended ipr truck ...
2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 3FAHP07Z19
Vehicle will intermittently stall on accel from a stop warm w/ defrost or a/c on. When come to a stop the idle may increase to 1,000 then drop to 500 rpm intermittently & in a surging fashion, & if attempt to accel from a stop while idle is at 500 the engine m...
2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Pto VIN: 1FMCU9C72A
Customer complains that noise while driving. Verified with a road test with the customer. Even at parking lot speeds you get a bearing, growling noise which sounds like it is coming from the center front of vehicle. Ran the car on lift and it was loudest aroun...
2010 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L 2-3 & 3-4 shift VIN: 1FDFE4FS2A
Transmission on the 2-3 shift will hang until 3500 rpm, engine will start to ping. Sometimes it will go ahead a make its up shift on its own, other times if you let off the gas pedal for it to up shift. Does the same thing on 3-4 shift, but according to ford s...

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1978 Ford F800 3116CC Booster
Tried about everything we can think of.Have sent booster back to the rebuilder to see what they can do.We have had to dead line this truck in fear of what could happen.So far costumer is ok but he needs the truck.When I get the booster back I will update the p...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Catalytic Converter VIN: 1FTCR10U5S
Seveal folks mentioned that both IAT and CTS are critical if these monitors are to run. To be honest I don't recall seeing the CTS being too cold, I never even looked at IAT.Some folks said that that the PCM could be "stuck on stupid" and may never run the mon...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Joe nailed it. Self test commanded the imrc. Closer inspection confirmed both lever bushings damaged/missing. Replaced the bushing & all is good. Trouble codes: P1538 (Imcr stuck open).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP34P9Y
ok guys first off thank you to all who responded! all ideas were helpful in many respects but on line diag can be tricky without the vehicle in front of you. on second run thru all the systems suggested I touched the coil bracket with the engine running and re...
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Power Windows, Radio, Delayed Accessory Relay VIN: 1FMDK05125
Thank you for your patience with me on this one. We finally got the vehicle back for a few days. I found the problem strictly by process of elimination. I tested all fuses on the vehicle and all of them tested good. I then tested circuits for the power windows...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDAF57P77
Well... this one is fixed ! Came in with a miss,got rid of the miss but got heavy smoke and rapidly progressed to locked engine (hydro). Eight responses in 3 days, Thanks Gentlemen. Dale,Aaron,Alex,Joseph,Dan,Nigel,Allen and Michael all said injector troubles....
2011 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L remot start VIN: 1FAHP2JW8B
Suspected we had a problem with the remote start module. Customer decided it was not worth it to pursue. Thanks for the help. Michael
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L trac light is on VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Thanks for your replies. I found several shorted wire in the drivers side door sill under trim. Not a great design there is alot of evidence of water intrusion and I think someone else was trying to fix this concern due to missing air susp mod and certain cut ...
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