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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF26N2K
Customer is complaining that while pulling a load the truck seemed to have run out of fuel after only 45 miles. The rear tank got him the last ten miles but after getting there the rear tank was hissing and blew a lot of hot fuel out at him when he removed the...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case? VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
when you drive this car down the road and then let off the gas,there is a very loud noise coming from under the vehicle. the noise sounds like an electric motor whining out of control,,it is very very loud. and the rpm of the noise is very high even when drivi...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17246
truck came in with a check engine light & a miss.code po402 excessive egr flow & po304 # 4 cylinder misfire.replace all plugs and plug wire set. customer wanted that done. replace egr valve, it was all carbon up.voltage on dpfe was high, 4.86v all the time. re... Trouble codes: P0402, P0304, P0401
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU67E81
Customer compliant of "shudder" in steering. Confirmed. Problem is more noticeable when first started. Will do it setting still, but more noticeable when turning at slow speed. Does't show up unless the engine is running. Checked tie rod ends and ball joints, ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L unknown VIN: 1FTSW31P63
Customer pulls fifth wheel trailer, hauls hay, approximete weight about 16000 lbs. When cruising down the road the pickup will go into a severe jerking or surging condition. Driveline, transmission pressures, all look good, pickup performes normal when not pul...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L technical VIN: 1FMZU73W63
Good day all tech. I want to now if a member have a user id, and a password to acces the ford site If yes it wil very appréciate. Thank in advance.
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNLM82W7T
This car is in a GM dealer with what feels lke full power steering assist at 50 and up mph. Customer states almost wrecked on there way home the other night. Sent vehicle to local ford dealer said it was a bad intermidate shaft and bad control arm.could not ge...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L control head VIN: 1LNFM82W3W
This vehicle has a mind of it's own. First let me preface this post with the information that I was given. This vehicle had a cell phone installed in it and main phone brain was mounted under rear seat cushion. The customer spilled a bottle of windshield washe...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Brake Rotors VIN: 1MEFM5DU8X
Vehicle has a pretty servere brake pulsation after brakes get hot. Customer has about an 8 mile down hill drive on comute to work. Its at the end of this down hill drive that the pulsation occurs. We've replaced rotors again, first with after market which we t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTDE14N2G
this did turn out to be a loose ground wire on the left turn signal,,thanks a lot for the help!
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L parking brake VIN: 1FAFP4043W
Well, here we are again. After talking to a local Ford house about this problem and a recall dealing with a hand brake modification #00S37 (primarely on manual tranys)I modified the auto adjuster at the hand brake lever as per Ford, and took up the slack by 2 ...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F3W
Well the van is fixed,thanks for all the help. I replaced the IRP. My initial thought was a bad IPR but with all of the other possibilities that came with the replies I recived I thought some extra testing was needed. I've delayed the closing of this request t... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp pres. above/below desired psi.), P1284 (icp fault - aborts koer test).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L tires VIN: 1FTNF21L5Y
sorry for the delay, customer was saving up money for the tires, made the swap and everything is fine thanks to all who replied
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6536Y
thanks to all tech. who responded, problem was cloged up fuel rail, befor injectors. this car was worked on before they towed in to my shop. i could not figure what was in the rail!
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