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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF25H6N
Hi ford people. This truck came in as no start.We removed the Remote start system. It now starts but runs bad & bearley runs. With KOEO coil contunisly sparks untl I disconect Dist. ECM will not self test or display data on snap on scaner. STI wire is suposed ...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1FMD41X9VZ
No damage found while inspecting and trouble shooting on this van. Lamps and multi switch were good. Found only one turn signal (electronic), relay. Used a known good one and still no turn signal function. The Hazard lamp circuit functions just fine. Lamps lig...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
HI GROUP: Have a 1999 Ford Pickup with a 4.6 liter engine. Came in with a code PO301, cyl #1 missfire. A few of the spark plug cables were arching when sprayed with water, so we replaced all cables and plugs. This is not a coil over plug system. We also ran fu... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L lights,wipers,blower,starting,etc. VIN: 2FMZA5149X
this van was towed in with a no start condition,headlights,tail lights,front blower we're all on.wipers were also hot and could turned on without the ignition being turned on.turn signals and flasher do not work.when the ignition is turned on there are no dash...
1999 Ford F53 motorhom 6.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3FCNF53S6X
Hello, Cruise inop on this class A motorhome. It has no SRS. Going through tests from Mitchell find cable good, battery voltage at terminal 7 of actuator which is ok. Ground at terminal 10 is good, no voltage at terminal 4 indicating brake pedal position switc...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L #3 cylinder VIN: 1FTNW20L2X
Gentleman, We have in our shop for the first time a truck that has blown the plug out of #3 cylinder and took the threads with it and we need some professional advice on which direction to go and how to proceed. The local Ford house says to replace the head. I...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Howdy, got this 99 power joke that will set the above trouble codes. I have replaced all plugs, pcm with a unit that came preprogrammed, the controller, the shunt, and still sets codes. I have check all the related wiring and can find no problems, I have been ... Trouble codes: P1395 (glow plug monitor fault bank 1), P1396 (glow plug monitor fault bank 2)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRX18LX2
Hi guys, I need help. This truck is making a rhythmic howling noise from the front end. The noise is most noticeable at 25-35 MPH, but happens at all speeds. At 30 Mph the noise goes away on a right turn and gets worse on a left turn , but is always there at h...
1984 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Stall VIN: 1MEBP95F3E
this vehicle runs fine in shop, acceleration, cruising speeds. Problem occurs on idle in parking lot random shut down. also on deceleration especially when coming up to a stop. Everytime vehicle will restart and continue on its way. did find a tsb for egr cool...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2V116VDJ
Hello Group, Thank you all in advance for any help on this one. This van came into our shop for the first time with a P0420 code in history and current memory and the MIL was on. After scoping the Pre and Post o2 sensors during a steady hot cruise, it reveal... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency failure bank one)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L lack of power VIN: 1FALP5745R
Well as I said I sent the cab back out and hoped something would fail that I could fix and it did, the cab was sitting in front of my door monday AM , driver said it was shifting funny, I hooked the scanner up and had a vss code, after inspection the vss wires...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1st gear VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
I really didn't learn much from the responses. I am not a trans man so what was sent to me went over my head. I was hoping for the magic bullet, didn't get it, so off to the trans shop it goes. Thanks for the replies!
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 1FAFP6639W
Got several replies, many suggested basic stuff, which has been tested over and again. One thing that was suggested was valve clearance. That is along the basics, but the tech working on it relied upon compression testing and leakdown testing to pass valve cle...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Thanks to those who replied, This problem was a tough one, after chaseing what looked like a control problem it turned out to be an internal transfer case clutch problem. The clutches were defacing causeing slippage. I have a feeling we will see plenty of thes...
1993 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM9841P
All of the replies that I received concerned the replacement of this system with conventional struts and springs. This was helpful and is really the soution to the problem on a vehicle this age, but not the the info I was really looking for. Anyway the cust to...
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