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Ford engine is dying! elusive diagnosis! – Auto Repair Chat

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This is a 2007 ford E van with a 4.6l v8. It came in with a dead hole misfire on cylinder 7 and I found a host of other problems.
This is part 1 of a series. I broke this video down because this van has been lingering in the shop for a few days. Here is part 2! https://youtu.be/dnVqOuhVykE
Looking for part 3? It's ready, Click HERE! https://youtu.be/6-XCQ_0LbxQ
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48 thoughts on “Ford engine is dying! elusive diagnosis!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shea Goff says:

    That engine sounded horrible 😂

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun Oneill says:

    You say it's diesel but your going to remove spark plug?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GrimmReefer says:

    Wow, getting motion sickness from all the camera movement. Gonna pass on this video

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nhzxboi says:

    The VIN can be erased. Just need to know how to do it.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rudolph Gutierrez says:

    look on ebay

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    We're can I find your PO box

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JP Labs says:

    I refuse to believe that van was built in 2004.
    It looks like it came straight from the 80’s.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Marks says:

    i've owned vans for work for 30 years… if ever it goes to the shop… the doghouse, passenger compartment and front area is perfectly clean… this is unacceptable in the video.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Clark says:

    Dang that’s nasty lol.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arska638 says:

    Some car manufacturers have decided the DTC codes to go even more elusive diagnosis, and sometimes only indicate seemingly phantoms. In those cars check engine light goes on for only for emission control related issues, BUT not for some major running issues that can be found only through DTCs.

    Let me speak for my Volvo XC90 2.5T year 2005.

    First incident:
    Total loss of power for a fraction of a second when overtaking, REPEATED MANY TIMES, and I was really afraid of transmission and Haldex damage as it was really a 100%-.0%-100%-0% power. No check engine light whatsoever. Seller's workshop diagnosed this as cylinder 2 coil damage and it was fixed. Missing check engine light puzzled me by now already. Had to pay for that as it did not belong to warranty. But let us go forward for the later incidents.

    Second incident, part 1:
    I drove the car from about a minus 20 centigrade to a underground car park into a underground environment about +15 centigrade and high humidity. Then about a hour later I took a trip in -20 centigrade and the car begun to stumble at idle really , and on the highway slow lanes I got display "reduced engine performance".
    At that point I could drive the car a bit carefully back home, carefully, and pulled these out:

    ECM(Engine Control
    Module)
    ECM-120D Air Mass.
    The engine control module (ECM) checks the signal from the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor under two different driving conditions. First at a high air flow with vehicle speed, then at idle speed and a stationary vehicle. The diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is stored if the engine control module (ECM) registers that the temperature difference at these two measurement points is implausibly similar.

    ECM-929D Engine Control Module (ECM)
    Remainder alrady here: Check your ambient temps, let it all stabilze for a bit and then check again.

    Second incident, part 2:

    No, I had not to scrap my throttle body (and €€€€ my wallet) as it is a Bosch unit with very reliable position control. It was just a tiny droplet of water condensate that froze back in the freezing outdoor environment and prevented the servomotor a tiny of time from moving at a very specific time.

    I would like everyone running cars in cold climate to be aware of such incidents. I have also experienced IC freezing just due to sudden temperature change from -30 centigrade to -20 centigrade and high relative air humidity.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Armitage says:

    I’ve always done my own maintenance but only stuff like brake pads, rotors etc. I did rebuild a VW type 2 engine many years ago but have done less and less since cars became so electronic. Your channel has encouraged me to treat myself to a decent scanner and go deep into diagnostics. I sorted out a misfire on my Touran recently without troubling a mechanic so thank you for that. Learning all the time!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dennis loiselle jr says:

    Good work buddy like your shit

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 85lebaront2 says:

    For what it's worth, that should be an EEC-V system. Those units can be reflashed as long as it has the correct hardware code on the label affixed to the side of the EEC connector. I am using an EEC from a 1996 E series van with a 351 and E4OD to operated my MAF/SEFI 460 in my 1986 F350. I changed cylinder size, MAF size, injector size and firing order using a software package called Binary Editor supplied by Core Tuning LLC. I can also adjust the E4OD shift points, line pressure and torque converter clutch lock/unlock points.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julian B says:

    Seen this before with intercom systems. Before I even watch further I'm going to say it's a grounding problem. The noid light didn't power correctly but when you used tester you grounded to the chassis, not back up the wire so you got 12V. It also served to temporarily lower the resistance in the circuit allowing the noid light to make full circuit for a while when you plugged it in again . Hate this kind of intermittent problem.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russel Brooks says:

    Video description says 2007 but when you read the door sticker code you said 2004, … ??

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KG says:

    Dude new subscriber badass content you have and I'm not even a tech but I am in the auto industry.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy says:

    that thumbnail is exactly what i am about to do. parts cannon. the damn car loses power twice a week then it works ok. no codes, no engine lights. nothing. my other car won't crank like twice a week too. then all is ok. damn intermittent problems.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joseph smith says:

    you could flash the ECM?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Hill says:

    Being a service plumber I have to say the rattle prevention in my service is important! I try to keep the noise down as much as possible. Lol

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert T says:

    PARTS CANNON!PARTS CANNON!PARTS CANNON!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Walden says:

    Pug the coil back in. Clear all tdc and recheck injector pulse. Ford ecu will turn off injector when the coil is unplugged

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rangerstl07 says:

    Customer States: "….."

    After looking at the state of vehicle, Viewers: "……. yeah, right."

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cheezsoup says:

    Even for a work van it is in a state. Does no-one care what their environment is like anymore?
    Surely a ten minute tidy-up (not a massive clean, just throw out rubbish and put paperwork in a tote), before a mechanic has to work on it, is in order.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seth Roberts says:

    I would recommend wiggle testing as well. Also, just for future – Continuity doesn't always mean current can flow. This is where things get tricky.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Farvors says:

    I found the problem without even watching…It's a FORD! There is your problem! Get rid of the Ford, and the problem(s) go with it!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Lewis says:

    I had a p30 van that the exhaust manifold would crack from excess heat

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pedro Hernandez says:

    My son's 2005 Acura TL ECU starting failing. After following the Acura's Repair Manual, it was clear I needed to replace it. Use dor new you need to encode the VIN and the immobilizer. The Autel MaxiPro MP808K (a $800 machine) was able to perform both tasks on the replacement ECU. No idea if it works on a Ford but Autel has a wep page for checking features on your vehicle.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Villa says:

    Isn't globalization wonderful?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Olvera says:

    LTFT and STFT fuel trims will assist easily in telling you were the problem is. 0-10 is normal. Anything between 10-20 Is in the ignition side. Meang coils plugs wires and component wiring. 20 and above is fuel related including injector wiring. IDS will pull it's current software then you can upload that, or you can do an as build with it. Just an fyi.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars philstuf says:

    I feel like the injector should have been checked for open/short/resistance…

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jan dostal says:

    Try using 2 metre heater hose as a stethoscope to listen for exhaust leaks.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tuck Frudeau The Cowardly Soyboy Dictastor says:

    Annoyed light? 🤔😁

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joshua C. says:

    Computer enthusiasts have been fighting the microchip shrotage for a little while now.
    We can't buy upgrade or replacement parts for our computers.
    And the ECM chip problem is so severe that there are purpordedly lots full of factory perfect cars that can't be sold because no ECMs or BCU or other control computers.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D3M0ify says:

    All ford engines is dying!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tj Hanlon Jr. says:

    Nothing like waking up and seeing a video from ray and football sunday good day. Thanks ray seriously i am learning alot

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan says:

    For years my noid light has been a timing light but I suppose that won't work for coil on plug. My go-to for coil on plug is to simply swap with another cylinder to see if the problem moved.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maurice Keith Johnson says:

    If that's how he/she keeps the vehicles interior, not surprised it runs like sh1t !

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Kornnugget says:

    Good diagnostic.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blurky says:

    Wow, no dividing wall between driver and cargo area, that would be fun during a front collision… That's a big no no here in the Netherlands… 😅

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Autokey Security Services says:

    You should bye a J2534 Passthru device.. You could have easily programmed a second hand pcm with ford FJDS to flash vin and program pats or Even used Forscan to do pats function enough to start. Other then that great video I will be subscribing to your channel…

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dracopendragon013 says:

    Actually most ecms can be reprogrammed including the vin number you just a dealership reprogrammer computer to do it. In my area it generally costs about 200 dollars.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edgeofvamp says:

    Send off the computer for repair, most of them can heat manage it better and keep it from frying again in the future. Also, no reprogram needed.