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1967 Ford GALAXY 390CID a/c VIN: 7D54N14090
need to know the amount of freon and ref oil for this system.it is a factory style a/c system thanks
1967 Ford thunderbird 390CID dash lights
I have a Ford shop manual of wiring diagram, which is not helpful. Has anyone had a similar problem on this car??
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
upon roadtesting vehicle after repairs with snap on scanner. noticed when cruising at 60-65 mph at steady throttle for 2 miles system would drop out of closed loop and o2 reading would be fixed at 135 to 145 mv. if throttle is tapped,system would resume close...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L engine VIN: 2FALP74W4P
This ford has a very loud clatter which seems to be from the left valve cover gasket. First this car came in with alot of coolant mixed with the oil and real high up on the dip stick. I found a frost plug leaking behind the front cover. I removed front cover a...
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMDA41X5R
this areostar comes out of overdrive irratically,I found that it is losing the signal from the ecm that supplies the ground that energizes the 3-4 solonoid. I first tested at the trans connector then at the ecm.Signal was lost right at ecm connector{ this step...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51485
Hi super techs, this vehicle we think needs a computer, but before we do, I'd like to rattle the cage. We find no ground signal to injector #6. Pin 99 out of computer not grounding. Customer states at times it drops other cylinders. Cleared codes and these, pl... Trouble codes: P0340, P0402, P1400, P1403, P1405, P1406
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6536T
Hi there Ford Techs. We have this Contour that will exhibit a very low idle when first started in the am. If it is wet out chances are it will die at least once, up to 4 times before continuing to run. The PCM shows it is trying to raise the idle, but the idle...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F7V
This ALS unit came in for repair of an oil leak and when cranking after repair developed a fuel leak. After fuel leak repair unit would not start. These units are very high milage.(350,000+)At that time High pressure oil pump,IPR valve,fuel pump and oil was ch...
1997 Ford MONDEO 1800CC Hesitation VIN: WFOAXXGBBA
hesitation when overtaking usually around 3000 rpm , feels like engine holding back . this is a uk car equivelent to a ford cougar in us market . zetec engine
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP4048W
Have this mustang came in for squealing noise. We took the belt off and checked the pulleys and the tensioner all seemed ok. We can run engine without the belt on it and it makes a squealing or maybe a high pitched metal to metal noise? The noise is a come and...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Sliding Right Door VIN: 2FMDA5344X
Right Sliding door will open with remote and switches, but will not close with any of these.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and O/D light flashing. Vehicle would go in and out of overdrive. Connected it to scan tool and scan tool came up with codes P0708 and P1702. Scan tool would read Reverse when van was in Park, and the reverse lights w...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L start up VIN: 1FMRU17L0X
Vehicle will sometimes not start with ignition switch.Vehicle's battery,ignition switch,starter,starter relay's and fuses have all been checked and everything seems to be good.when turning switch to start position,the step board lights and dash lights will all...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Front&rear wipers,Dome light, Rear Def., Power lo VIN: 1FMZU73EXY
This is a weird one. Came in with inoperative front and rear wipers, dome light, rear def., and power locks. Maybe other things which haven't been noticed yet. No blown fuses and swapped relays around. No change and I don't know where this stuff would be commo...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of steering at idle VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
I replaced the hydrobooter due to lack of power assist accumulator on braking ( the accumulator was bad ) I had noticed this before the steering was hard to turn at idle stationary but when moving it seemed OK . I read TSB about lubing ball joints but since th...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L steering system VIN: 1LNLM91VXS
vehcile was brought in with no power steering at all. flow rate appears to be ok. we do not have a pressure tester to check pressure. our scan tool does not interface with suspension/evo system to see if there are any codes. the pump is not noise at all. with ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L lacks power VIN: 1FTHF26H5K
Well, thanks to all who responded. The consensus was that the vehicle most likely needed fuel injectors. One suggested valve timing. I had thought of that and it was ok. The water separator filter had already been discarded as well. The customer didn't have th... Trouble codes: 41 (lean condition).
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF26N2K
There seem to be a lot of switching valve and fuel pump problems. There are several different types of fuel pumps used depending on the year and if the wrong pump is used, problems will occur such as filling one tank while running on the other, low fuel pressu...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTFTGYIOH
found the oil cooler that is mounted on the side of the engine block. coolant passing through the rock hard orings.
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FARP15J4R
I received 5 replies. 2 said the compression is too low, 1 said to check the ect, so I did & it's good and one said to check #1 intake gasket & it also turned out to be ok. I went back to Ford and showed the car and the noise to the 2 best guys there and the...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4043V
I'm sorry, I thought I'd closed this already. The fix was to replace the DPFE sensor. As I understand it, the metal bodied version has ineffective noise filter in it. I replaced the part with the latest version plastic bodied DPFE sensor and all is well. T... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor malfunction).
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L random idle speeds VIN: 1FALP13P0V
Eric from Jersey hit it on the nail head. I went ahead and put the new Ford TPS on since 6 of 8 said replace it even if it tests good. I did, same problem. Went to harness at Right strut tower and unwrapped it. I then watched scanner tps voltage and pulled on ...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FT2F1720W
Thanks again for all the help. The fix was replacing the rubber elbow for the PCV valve under the intake plenum. There was a big gash in it. Carlos Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank 1), P0174 (Too lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L lights,wipers,blower,starting,etc. VIN: 2FMZA5149X
sorry i'm taking so long to reply,it's vacation time and i'm fairly shorthanded. even though it was recommended that i investigate the instrument cluster i believed the problem had to be in the lighgting circuit and continued beating my head against the wall l...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FDXE40F8X
it appears this will be a long drawn out affair. i really appreciate all 19 who wrote with suggestions. many said to check the blend door, which will be the next step. others asked about engine temp. the temp is always normal whether idling or running under lo...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L unknown VIN: 1FTSW31P63
I appologize for not closing sooner. This vehicle ended up at the Ford dealership. They flashed the computer with some new updates also and the customer said it runs a lot better. I don,t know if it cured the jerking when you pull a fifth wheel but I do know y...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W1V
The fix is in!! This one proved to be most difficult. I checked all possible items as per Ford shop manuals and Ford Tech hotline, also talked to a Ford engineer at one of the training centers, and with all that information and the replies from iatn, I was abl...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6244P
Well,sometimes I think I make it harder than it has to be.Recieved four replies this morning.One suggestion was to disconnect the battery for a few minutes to remove power to the KAM.This is a relearn stategy for the pcm.A couple of others had problems with th... Trouble codes: 172 (system lean bank 2), 181 (Adaptive fuel rich limit reached), 189 (Adaptive fuel rich limit reached at part throttle bank 2).
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