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1991 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start
Upon return to the shop we installed new fuses and they blew when the key was turned on. Next step was a used sender asembly because we thought the connections going threw the sender were grounding. We left the used pump that came with the sender installed to ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
Customer had installed a t belt after it broke. he could never get it started. I towed it in. checked the belt was installed correct, During crank it will pop through intake. compression check had 110 #1 and 140 165 175. leak test intake valve on #1 remove hea...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control non perational intermitently VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
i check the knolege data but no help fron there also system some times work and i am able to check rear level for proper operation readin changes whem apply load on rear bumper
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L ride VIN: 1FMZV35P3W
I have thos explorer that while stationary engine idling and turning the wheel from side to side it felt like the whole engine and steering were going to jump out of the front end .I replaced the rack which has made it better but is still there when turning.th...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Mechanical
Hi all, i am trying to diagnose this 99 E250 4.2 10 foot box van. A really good customer of mine just bought it about two weeks ago. He told me he heard a knock at 55mph, it lasted about 10 seconds, The next morning he heard it again it sounded loud. I checked...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FMYUOP720
Have this 99 f250 superduty 6.8l starts and idles ok put a load on it and falls flate on its face. No codes fuel pressure 40 psi. Plugs fouled and running rich. Acts like a pluged exhaust but back pressure is ok. Acts like running lean fuel trim long at 25 plu...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP66L1Y
vehicle will surge or cut out mostly with accelerator pedal to the floor. almost feels like fuel cut for over rev. but r p m s not that high. HAS returnless fuel system so dont know what to expect with presure. presure starts at about 30 psi, but will drop to ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L inside vehicle passanger compartment, hear whistli VIN: 1FTNE24L8Y
anyone heard this type of noise before comming from the passanger compartment, gurgling/whistling noise at high rpms
2000 Lincoln town car 4.6L rear electrical power system VIN: 1F1FM81W6Y
Limo came in with low battery voltage,alt was not charging,replaced alt,charged batteries,retest saystem pass. Owner states after driving for 3-4 hrs including app 2 hrs idle time low charge light displays,rear power board relays all cycle,loss of power to rea...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W4S
Stalls when cold first trip and will not start. We lose injector pulse and spark but we run out of time to check any thing else. After a short time it will start again and you can drive all day with no problem. We are guessing a bad crank sensor but we do not ...
2001 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Sunroof VIN: 4M2ZV12T61
Van came in with sunroof stuck in open position. Working switch showed what seemed to be sunroof binding in track. Through warranty company replaced track and motor. Now because new track is in closed position the sunroof only operates in the up and down posit...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L maybe transmission VIN: 1FMDA21X1R
First of all, thank you to all who responded with suggestions and help. There where several different suggestions as to how to repair this problem, and as always they led us to a final repair. Let me first say that this vehicle acted like a plugged cat in ever...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Ignition VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Need to close this due to time limits. The problem still occures intermitently where the PATS module inhibits starting but if you leave the key on for 10 minuets it will start every time. I think the problem is in comunication between the ECM and the PATS unit...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1424Y
thanks for all the help, the van been gone for awhile so think it is fix. The airbox after the maf sensor was broken in the rear after the sensor, so the maf sensor was not seeing all the air the engine was getting, I think that would be considered a vacuum le...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PX1
thanks to the guys that offered help. all three replies were valuable. the first reply told us about a recall on these vehicles for the above problem. that info is true for this vehicle. the second reply concerned the possibility of multiple fuses powering the... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor circuit fault).
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMPU17L74
Thanks to Phil, Scott, and Steven for your time but I have been unable to find the cause of the dying problem. For three weeks it has run well with a lot of rain. I tried my best to find a wiring problem. I will keep you all informed if I or Ford come up with ...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1LNCM9844K
Its a little to early to tell if this trans is going to be ok but we are pretty confident it will be. We installed the lube dam with all necessary updates and a new planet assembly. We made sure tubes were open and lube seal was seated properly in case. We als...
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