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1970 Ford MUSTANG 5.0L Top VIN: 0F03F16601
Hello, Customer brought in this old Mustang because the convertable top is open and it won't close. When you toggle the button you can hear the pump in the trunk working so when I looked at the pump lines I can see air bubbles like it is low on fluid, a sticke...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FTDF15YOH
Truck came in with complaint of dying when hot. Truck will run well for half hour to 2 hours, then fuel guage starts to flutter,drop and the truck will die. Have replaced hi pressure pump, filter, cleaned injectors, replaced overheated EEC relay and melted plu...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5854T
Greetings Fellow Techs, Got one dropped in our lap today that's kinda got us scratching our heads. Here's the skinny-1996 Taurus Wagon with the 3.0 24 valve Duratec engine came in with a MIL light and code PO302 stored, misfire on cylinder #2.The MIL light wil...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L speedometer noise
I have this winstar that is making speedometer noise like a dry cable and jumps around at 40 plus speeds , could it be the sender unit at the trans ,
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L ride VIN: 1FTDX18W9V
I have a problem w/ a f-150 to which I can find no solution. The rear bounces like it has a tire hop between the speeds of 39 and 43 MPH. This occurs whether coasting, acceleration or decel. I have rotated and balanced tires numerous times & removed and insp...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Surge, High Idle VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Has an intermittant high idle (happened to me once and will rev to 2500 rpm in park by itself). No vacuum leaks, checked PCV system & EVAP. All scan values appear OK except for the CHT sensor which reads 307F when the engine warms up to operating temperature (...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L L/U Control VIN: 2FM7A5147W
I have this AX4S that has a TCC shuttle up mild grades with a very intermittent shudder. This only occurs at 40-60% pwm rate, when the apply rate rises to over 90% the convertor clutch will apply with no shudder and hold with no shuttle. There are no codes and...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L trailer wiring plug VIN: 1FTWW32F41
This truck is used mainly for towing and the trailer lights have worked until now. The left brake & turn signel doesn't work on the trailer but does on the truck. There is no power on the pin at the connector or where the connector wiring plugs into the truck ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L long crank time VIN: 1FTZX17201
Vehicle first cam in with a complaint after vehicle was jump started. Winning noise comming from altenator customer requested replacing altenator. customer informed us that after jump starting vehicle it had a long crank time after siting for 30-40 min, and a ...
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
vehicle came in hesitating and misfiring when hot but would run perfect when cold. engine will idle normally but start sputtering and misfiring as soon as you touch the gas. Sometimes will not even start when it is hot. checked for codes - no codes - looked in...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions
Hello Techs, I have this car that failed NOx, I ckecked the system, I found the computer is not grounding the egr solenoid. I looked in all data and it said that the computer looks at engine rpm, egr DPFB, cts, tps, and engine vacuum. I drove the car at differ...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM6535X
Customer traveling thru, towed in, determined timing belt failure, customer just purchased vehicle, have no history on it, figured timing belt failure was due to mileage. Replace timing belt and both idler and tensioner pulleys, and reassemble with updated ten...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L down shifting VIN: 24MDA5140S
I change the VSS,the voltage is still low but it is shifting. Customer has been driving for a few days.hope it stays that way. Thanks everyone.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
Roger nailed it on the head. For some reason the other shop had replaced the connector along with the crank sensor and unknowingly reversed the wiring. We reversed the wiring back to proper order and the engine fired right up. Happy days. Also found the origin...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Hello and thank you for your responses.my customer was informed that the pcm may need to be reprogramed.when he checked with dealer they did say there was an update available.still waiting for outcome.Thank You Stace
2004 Ford F450 6.0L No Start, Misfire
I wish I could say I had fixed this one. The dealer finally owned up and admitted the vehicle was still under warranty so it got fixed there. Here's what I learned though: The injectors are fired by high pressure oil. Low oil pressure from the high pressure pu...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L noise VIN: 3MAPM10J2M
I got seven replies on this little Ford product and I thank them all, most said to look for a cracked flex plate which looks very suspecious, we havent had time to take the trans out yet, the others said look at the harmonic balancer, we could find no problem ...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.5L overheating VIN: 1MEM265836
once i got the waterpump off the fins was spining on shaft thanks for the help robert
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