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1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEU15N58
engine noise .we believe its valve train related .noise increases with engine speed cold or warm. we removed valve covers and rockers. all look good. put back together without valve covers. still can't pinpoint noise springs look good. noise can be heard in pa...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP45XXT
Hello Gentlemen This is the first 4.6 mustang I have worked on,the symptoms are,engine holds high rpm`s 1800 to 2200 after you rev it for about 20 to 30 sec`s it then returns to normal idle . The IAC. hs been replaced by the owner to no avail I suspect a vac l...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Fuel Tank Fill Tube VIN: 2FAFP74W5W
Well Ford Techs I am looking for a little help on this one. I replaced the fuel fill tube due to damage because of a belief of fuel theft and also that the customer complaint was can not fill tank. Fuel backed up and shut the pump off. After replacement of the... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to Bleed Fuel Tank Vacuum)
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6531X
ok guys any help whit this one will be apreciated, the car mises at idle like spark mis the scaner shows timing been retard -37 wen unplug the cam sensor the car runs jus fine the car also has a vtc selenoid, we check the canister sensor and all lines for leak... Trouble codes: P1383
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cam Shaft Timing VIN: 3FAKP1138R
Is there a simplier method of determining camshaft and crankshaft timing when timing belt is broken? Without using the Ford factory tools. The AllData refers to replacement with timing belt in tack. Any and all help will be grately appreciated.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X2Y
When sitting @ idle the vehicle idle will surge at times. With AC on it will surge every time you idle only in gear. We reset minuim air and cleaned injectors.Timing is on the money. Any help will be Greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L trailer lights VIN: 1FTNW20F2Y
Hi Guys, I have no right side turn signal or brake lights on the trailer only. All turn signals, brake and running lights work on the truck. I do not have any voltage coming out of the factory 7-wire trailer plug (round plug) or the 4-wire (flat) plug that ope...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L trans VIN: 2MELM74W1V
this car has a vibration or shudder around 60-70 mph,it is not consistent,sometime ocurrs around 55 mph,does not happen during gear changes,seems to happen during slight acceleration,feels kinda like the old lockup chrysler converters,thanks in advance to all ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1982 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Dies on cold startup VIN: 2FABP35F7C
After taking the carb off and rebuilding it we noticed and removed a small piece of carbon in a passage that bled off the control vaccum rod. The car starts and the venturris stay closed like they are supposed to. I guess from now on i'll just tell anyone that...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
Had 4 people reply. Check injectors--they tested good. Cross fire from wrongly routed wires---they are routed correctly. Vacuum leak---had no leak. Clean MAF sensor---don't have one, have MAP sensor which is reading correctly. The 'miss' happens so infrequentl...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L radio and windows VIN: 2FMDA5142T
I had 1 reply to check the drivers door switch. The switch was plugged in and functioning properly. When the vehicle was in the shop it was working properly. The next day a recieved a call that the radio was staying on again. The customer chose not to spend an...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveline VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
Hi Everyone, We balanced and straightened new drive shaft and problem was fixed. Thanks for all your help. Don
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
ok we checked compression same in all cylinders, we s changed the coil pack didnt help in any way , the wierd part is you can drive the treuck for days and nothing happens but when it does it loses power and we just cant seam to make it act up when we are in t... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRX18WX1
after all testing confirmed pcm replacement costermer declined repair do to cost of pcm did inform him delaying repair could cost more money
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L all VIN: 1FMYU7BE92
Well, thanks for the help guys. I called this cust. yesterday and he told me there were no noises after about 700 miles. Previously the noises would come back in about 100 or less. One thing I forgot in my original help request was that I had already tried a b...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6240T
Hi all, 10 quick replies and 8 said check suspension and 1 response concerning the lower balljoints. Lower balljoint WAS the problem but as the reply stated, normal testing of the balljoint shows them as good, ie: no play. But when jacked up at the control a...
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