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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YGF23R663
Motorhome has complaint of failed emission test and lousy mileage, smells rich with some black tailpipe and evidence of slight fuel smoke, makes wattery eyes...We checked/ replaced parts listed...no codes ever...fuel regulator has no fuel present at vacuum hos...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FDKF37M1N
remember this an ambulance with the rear unit. front will not cool if rear unit is operating. low side 40-50psi high 300-340. last replaced h-block and drier&flushed. two months later compresser locked up replaced compressor orfice accumalator & flushed system...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, LOSS OF AC VIN: 2FMDA5141S
ce light comes on at cruise. misfire codes always set, sometimes cam sen. code. at the exact same time cel comes on, ac cuts off. scanner shows the wot relay in the integrated control module is cutting off. if you turn key off back on,ac works until cel comes ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L p1000 sys.test incpt VIN: 2FMDA5146T
we can't get the p1000 code system test incomplete to go away we drove the car for awhile the customer has driven it and it wont go away does anybody know the best way to make the code go away thanks chuck Trouble codes: P1000
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y2T
Hello group, Need some help with this F-150. As you can see in the repair history this truck has an intermittent code PO304 that won't go away. Today I drove the truck[ran good], removed #4 plug again and it was burning clean. I rechecked fuel pressure, checke... Trouble codes: P0304
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15YOT
Ford gurus, This truck will quit in traffic and then will re-start shortly there after. Hot or cold it doesn't matter. It won't do it all the time. This truck belongs to my wifes' construction company and the fleet maintenance department can't figure this one... Trouble codes: P1351, P1359
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L P/S Pump VIN: 1FTDX1760V
Hello Ford guys! I have a 97 F-150 that is on its 3rd power steering pump in a year! First time came in, no pressure, replaced P/S Pump, one month later no pressure again, replaced pump, box, lines. That lasted 6 months, came back again, no pressure. Replaced ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Ignition VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Very intermitent no start from passive anti theft system. Code are u 1147 (faulty SCP link/ incorrect PCM) and b 2139 (SPC not configured/ PCM ID does not match). Cannot reproduce in shop. This does have a Python remote start that won't start the truck due to ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6631X
no scan data, fuel, ign fire
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L tires VIN: 1FTNF21L5Y
I have a customer with F250 with oe tires 235/85R16 and would like to go to 265/75R16, will any changes need to be made in programing to make this switch Thanks!
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1424Y
the van stalls and runs rough. Two codes bank1 lean, bank2 lean. ho2s are staying low 0-25
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L34
hi group has code listed no definition on this code, watched data on scan tool all data appears normal, vehicle has been modified exhaust system, lift kit etc, would like to find out what this code pertains too so i can isolate the issue, could even be a false... Trouble codes: P2197
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMPU17L74
Please help me help my sister!! 5 month old expedition with 3309 miles has stalled twice while driving (about 45 mph) with "crank-no-start" condition about a month apart. It happened to be raining both times and, by the time it was towed, it ran fine. No codes...
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L loss of pedal VIN: 1LCNM92E8N
Ford techs, I need your experience. The complaint and was confirmed, is that there is a loss of pedal when braking inttermentaly. Feels like if the system had a brake booster and it was in/op. This happens very infrequently but enough for the customer to want ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs module VIN: 1LNHM86S1Y
The ABS and Traction control warning light are both on. Hard code 1145 RIGHT FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR CIRCUIT FAULT. I learned that the module sends 11 volts to the sensor, and if the resistance in the sensor is to low the voltage will get pulled down. The old...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Noise VIN: LMEFM74WXY
This 4.6 liter engine has a low pitch droning sound on accelaration and criuse. It sounds like it is coming from the intake manifold area. all the air induction tubes, mass air flow sensor and air filter box look good and tight. I once saw a 3.8 that had the i...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H9R
Bob from Arizona hit it right on the head=o2 sensor harness shorted to power;caused by corrosion from the battery harness!i must admit i omitted some info that could have been useful.this vehicle does'nt have a mass air sensor.also vss was normal during proble... Trouble codes: 173 (o2 sensor rich).
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FASP14J2S
Thanks for all the help. I waited 10 days before closing this to make sure customer was happy with vehicle.(He is). The problem with Escort was in the connection to the camshaft sensor. I scoped this circuit and there was some noise on the waveform giving bad ... Trouble codes: 213 (Spout - Sets intermittantlyKOER).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF14NXS
Thanks to all who replied. We found that the oxygen sensor harness was coated with battery acid as Gerry from Michigan suggested. We replaced the harness & rerouted it & after 4 days the customer says the truck runs better than it has since she's owned it. Tha... Trouble codes: 172 (fuel control), 173 (fuel control).
1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Slave & master cylinder VIN: 1FDKF37G1S
Thanks to all who replied. I wont know for sure if this one is truly FIXED only time will tell. We replaced the clutch this time as well as Slave and master cylinders(Ford). Several guys suggested To check the firewall for cracks and the pivot bushings on the ...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L self leveling suspension VIN: 1FMDU34E0V
thanks to the replies however the actual fault turned out to be the new arc module we fitted. when this was replaced out of desperation the self leveling system now functions as intended with non dampening control of the 4 shockers. thanks again to all those w...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Hi All, I received seven replies. One for the neutral safety switch, and one for the GEM, both of which I had replaced previous to this posting. One reply was for the VSS. Four replies were about experience with aftermarket remote systems, and these four repli...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
I am sorry I cannot post a fix, I can't get the customer to bring the truck back. I got 3 responses and 2 of them suggested greasing the steering stops and 1 suggested replacing the front sway bar and bushings. The sway bar will leave a telltale shiny spot on ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U9Y
Greg from Ontario said he had seen this pattern failure several times. Greg says the wiring to the vent solenoid is routed past the left inner fender. This wiring gets corroded causing a voltage drop to the vent solenoid circuit which will set a hard code 1451... Trouble codes: P1451 (Evap canister vent solenoid circuit malfunction).
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L convertor VIN: 1LNLM91V4P
Thanks for all the replies, we are trying the Dr. Tranny shudder fix and if that doesn't help we'll replace the convertor
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