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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP959KW
This one I need help with. The injector (when the engine is cold or hot it doesn't matter) will not stop spraying fuel. The engine will flood and hydro lock with too much fuel. Even with the ignition shut off the inj. keeps spraying fuel. When the plug at the ...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L reverse VIN: 2FDHF37H6L
Good morning Ford technicians. I have this power service vehicle in my shop. If the vehicle is shifted into reverse when it isn't running, you can then start it and back up and reverse works great. If you then shift into another gear and back into reverse, it ...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAPP9190L
This car was brought to my shop after failing a state IM test. Prior to it coming to me the O2 sensor had been replaced. I checked the signal from the O2 sensor and it reads between .970 and 1.10 volts. Snap throttle the O2 will drop to about .550 momentarily ...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L Rear Adjusters VIN: 1FBHE31M9N
In the past 2 months I've had this E-350 in for brakes becoming locked up in the rear. I have found NO problem in the rear brakes nor are the adjusters on wrong. This is a recurring problem 5 times to date. Thanks for your time and expertise.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L tcc clutch VIN: 1FTCR15U1P
I am able to actuate converter manually by grounding TCC solenoid circuit while driving down highway, but I cant get the puter to do it. The data parameters I am observing on scanner all look normal to me. ECT BOO TPS MAF Closed Loop Vehicle Speed. Was then th...
1994 Ford F F700 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDPF70J8R
Hello Techs,Having trouble testing this one.Truck was borrowed and broke down while driving,No spark,no pulse at coil neg,but dim?Fuel pump relay energizes but not eec,Has a different set up and cant get any diagrams or testing data,seems like a poor ground bu...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N6R
I have done koeo test no codes found,also koer test also codes found.The vehicle occasionally will stumble at start up when it stumbles the mil flashes 4 times then the problem doesnt occur again for 1 to four days.I suspect a problem the computor or grounding...
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N5T
Sorry guys this is going to be long. This vehicle started out as no start. Truck broke down about 90 miles away so the customer had it towed to a local independent repair shop. They diagnosed a faulty ingnition module and coil. After installing the new parts t... Trouble codes: P1351 (Ignition Diagnostic Monitor Circuit Malfunction), P0320 (Ignition Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction)
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L ignition switch VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
This E350 will not shut off with the key. If you remove the PCM power diode or remove any related relay the engine will shut off. We are getting feedback thru the ignition circuit that feeds the ignition side of the relays. This van does not have electric fuel...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
This vehicle stalls when coming to a stop very intermittently, like once a month. Customer states that when re-started if you put in drive or reverse it will stall a couple of times and then start and be fine. They describe the stall as if it were running out ...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP52UTN
Hello fellow techs. This is my first time requesting help.Thanks in advance for taking the time to read and any help you will give to this request. I did find some info on the archives, and l will refer that to my friend. This request is for a friend. He haS A...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L8W
This is the first time i have seen this car, she has had some trouble getting it to "stay fixed" her local ford dealer replaced "some sensor" at least twice in the past year. I think she should have been covered under the 5/50 Emissions warranty then but they ... Trouble codes: P0420, P1519
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air Filter VIN: 1FTNS24L9W
According to Deputy driving the van, the van was traveling at highway speeds for about 45 minutes when it began to lose power. It then backfired and they pulled to the side of the road. Once on the side of the road, smoke started to emerge from the grill area....
2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41P24
vehicle starts at first and hesitates. no dtc retrieved. when its starts hesitates the pcm is switching the fuel pump relay input ground,ficm relay ground control at one cycles per second. checked all the ground and power supply of the concern. when the sympto...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L Engine VIN: 1FT1234567
I would like to thank all who replied. Four of you all refered me to a great webpage for locating used parts. I am currently trying to get one of these engines and or some parts.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L coolant loss VIN: 1FTDF1722V
We received a call from the engine rebuilder today. They found a pinhole in the #2 cylinder wall. I would like to thank Osvaldo, Larry and Kent for the suggestions and test procedures. I now realize that the center cylinders do not have a water passage near th...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L p1000 won't go ready VIN: 1FTYR14V1X
Thanks guys for the replys. The code cleared after 4 drive cycle test. The cat moniter was the hold-up. [...] Trouble codes: P1000.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L trans VIN: 1FCXF47F3X
I want to thank matthew from texas and charles from california, they had good info . Charles was right about the fullsize Ford and the leaking windsheilds on the drivers side. Water was pouring in that direction and flooding the fuse block. After drying it out...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTSW31F9X
first of all i would like to thank all who answered my request did not solve problem but found out that a steering preformance company says they can solve the problem by modifing the system but carlot where customer bought truck would not give approval so dont...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1137X
I apologize for the extended open time. I wanted to know for sure I got it fixed. The problem lies in the tensioner assy. It has an eccentric for the initial adjustment and a spring loaded section to keep constant pressure on the belt. Ford (quality is job #1 ...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75WXN
Thanks to all who replied. Performed a 'smoke' test on the intake manifold and discovered a air leak at the throttle body air supply tube. Tightened hose clamps and code did not return. Customer is very happy not to see the check engine light anymore. Thanks a... Trouble codes: 124 (TPS in range failure).
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Shifts 1,2,3 VIN: 1MEFM53SXX
Well, you guys hit it on the nose! We put the thing on our master tech. and took a gander at the speed sensor. We did find that when the sensor spiked we had a shift problem. We changed out the sensor and everything is just peachie!!! Thanks loads to all who r...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L srs VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
I got it! I don't know why there weren't any other symptoms, but I found the RCM ground in the left front kick panel was loose. I tested the continuity to ground previously and it was less than .2 OHM. There is a wire harness that covers the ground location an...
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