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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJE34HXJ
customer dropped off for no power and misfire road tested noticed no power and missing at high rpm [above 3000 rpm] got into shop and saw coil corroded and plug wires bad replaced both items.road test same thing. ck for codes recieved code for tps out of range...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y5T
truck keeps setting code after second test drive. Truck runs good and reading o2s on the data stream it looks like both the sensors are working. Any ideas for testing the heater circuit. Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0141
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTZF1721X
alright, hello everybody. i hope someone out there knows something about this, we have gone through everything on this truck and im coming up blank. under a load in any gear or in neutral on a hard throttle snap she breaks up almost like a rev limiter. checked...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTZF1721X
sorry everyone somehow my original post got closed, musta clicked the wrong ting. i just wanted to add the pcm was reprogrammed in 2000, program # [...], maybe this will help. and again this thing really bucks & jerks hard under load or in idle on quick...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L71
the truck originally came in for a misfire. it had a po304 misfire code. we replaced all the plugs and a new coil on #4 cylinder. it corrected the problem for a month. the customer then brought it back for a misfire situation. it has no codes stored but we fee...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW08L51
Checked fuel pump and the fuel pump will not come on and it is not getting any fire to the injectors. Need to know how to clear theft codes. I have cleared the theft codes and they continue to come back. Trouble codes: P1260, 1639 (definition not available)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N8J
Sorry this vehicle took so long to post, the customer picked up the vehicle because they were in the middle of moving and just brought it back today. We rounded up a breakout box while we were waiting for the vehicle to return. We connected the breakout box an... Trouble codes: 44 (Thermactor AIR system not working).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF36F7V
Well guys, I want to thank all who replied, I spoke to tech at a local Ford dealer who just works on diesals, I told him what i had done, He told me to start the truck & let it run outside all day, he said if any kind of air is trapped it will cause this.well ...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMYU22X4W
Its fixed I was leaning towards the PSOM in the speedo head. Thanks for the responses they were helpful in my diag process. I installed a used cluster and shipped vehicle with cruise operating fine and no driveability concerns.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Harsh up and down shifts VIN: 1FMZU34X2W
iATN, you are the best! I did exactly what the four responses recommended, and replaced the EPC solenoid. The transmission shifts great! You guys fixed this vehicle, not me. Thanks again.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fuses blowing VIN: 2FMDA5143X
The Windstar is back in its owner's hands - we'll see how it goes this weekend... After tearing apart MOST of the interior to manually trace wires we discovered THREE things. One - [...] was right, the wires for the rear lites were chafed and smashed by...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMZU24EXU
hi guys sorry for the delay my computer is up the fix was lube the spline in the drive shaft but there is a twist the lubing of the drive shaft is a temp fix for this problem i was waiting for answer from customer he came back and said what we did last time fi...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMFU18L6Y
Shortly after posting this help request, I discovered that the tires were different brands, upon measuring them I discovered they were a full inch taller in the front. All the replies I received were telling me to look into this. Apparently this is a problem a...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rear axles VIN: 2FAFP71W11
axles are out and back in. thanks for all the replies, especially all you guys that said to back out or remove abs sensors. went in this a.m. and looked at sensors and kicked myself-how could I not have seen that?? 50 year old eyes I guess. removed both sensor...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: WOSY631008
thanks to all who replied. john from florida seemed to have the quickest and easiest fix for this one. just clipped the dkgrn/ltgrn wire from module to cluster and light stayed off. thanks again, hope ya'all have a good day.
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