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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L ABS Module/HCU VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
This car will falsely activate the ABS brakes only when sitting at a stop sign. It does not do this all the time, but seems to be worse on the first few stops. It will never do it any other time during braking while the car is moving.When the ABS light comes o...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4045R
Hi guys This mustang came in with #5 & #6 cylinders dead at the coil pack and gas running out the tail pipe. We replaced the coil/module assembly and both plugs. We now have fire to the cylinders but #5 & #6 injectors stay grounded and wide open all the time,n...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Have an Explorer that came in from another shop after an overhaul with OD light flashing and code 645 for first gear ratio. I found clutch material in pan and was allowed to tear the unit down. I overhauled it and updated the valve body components as per a For...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
dont fully understand imrc on this van they are vacumn operated can some one please help me understand this system and what i need to check Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc), P1538 (imrc)
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L abs module VIN: IFTHF36FIV
Hi guys and girls.Ineed help with this F350 4x4.Truck originally came in with abs light on code 2 .Performed curcuit check and found control module at fault.Replaced module and still same code.Customer could not leave truck,came back a week later and left it w...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1425X
This veh is driving me nuts! when the veh is hot and under a load the engine will stutter and set a code for the cam position sensor. I have been all over this veh looking for the problem following is a list of repairs attempted for this problem none of which ... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
Hello fellow Techs.This truck came in about aweek ago.Complaint was runs rough,idles rough,and missing at times.No codes scope ign. replaced#3coil.Customer came back after trip to the mountains.Said truck doing same thing.Hooked scanner this time had [...]... Trouble codes: P1132 (H02S11 Rich Cont. Memory), P1152 (H02S21 Rich Cont. Memory)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15U91
This truck came in a month ago with the complaint of a hard pedal and long stopping distance first thing in the morning. It only did it on the first stop. We replaced the booster. It did not fix it. We have replaced the check valve since then. Still, the same ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L rear airide VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
car originally came rear suspension not working. replaced parts mentioned in repair history. now we ccan manually activate compressor to inflate suspension with scan tool connected and in test mode,but as soon as you remove scan tool and start air bags will de...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV11W7P
Roadtest data @ 90 kmh injector p/w 8.0 ms, O2 @ 740 mv, Coolant @ 185 deg, MAF @ 2.8 v, Idle in park injector p/w 3.2 ms, O2 @ 1280 mv, Coolant @ 189 deg, MAF @ 1.63v, At one point during road test vehichle had a severe bog & would not rev over 3,000 rpm (it ... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor or ckt)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L upshifts VIN: 2FTHF26M0P
I received many good ideas on possible fixes and different things to check. We were able to cure the harsh shifting problem by adjusting the tps and going through several test drives to get the transmission to relearn the shift points thanks for all the help
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FMYUOP720
Recieved several replies on mass air sensor and hego sensor. Went back to the basics long fuel trim on bank 1 was -25 on bank two was positive. also had low vacuum which indicates pluged convertor or timing concern. This only has one cat after both exhaust man...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cylinder head VIN: 1FTSW31S9Y
Thanks for all the replies, about half said to remove the head and the other half said no problem to do in vehicle. Being affected cyl was number 4 and under the cowl I opted to remove the head because of poor visibility. Cust opted to go to the dealer who quo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L poor performance VIN: 1FTNX21521
Thanks to all for replies, however the customer never returned and I've heard through the grapevine that he sold the truck. Which is a bummer I really wanted to fix this one. The replies I recieved one said to check for plugged exhaust. no change, and the othe...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L automatic dual zone climate control VIN: 1LNHM87A91
I received 6 replies to this post, all reported intermittent problems with the dual coolant control valve. Several stated to be very careful with hoses so as not to mix them up and also to be sure and get all the air bled out of the cooling system. Since the p...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W4S
Thanks for the tips!!! We replaced the crank sensor.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W5V
Sorry guys,I let you down. I recieved several replies,most suggesting mass air flow.It tested good but I tried a new ford unit from dealer-no change. After 2 days of testing and 3 of us ganged up on it i finally discussed the cost of further testing w/my custo...
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