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1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR1UA2J
testing your memory we have a problem,,, truck came in customer said no oil pres,, we shop checked op and was good hot and cold,, pulled valve cover checked oil flow at lifters and cam very good and eng clean,, found 1 bad lifter ,, installed all new lifters ...
1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTDE14XYJ
Vehicle arrives on the hook. Customer complaint: starter will not shut off, runs continuously, must remove battery cable in order to stop the starter. Vehicle has previously had at another shop all the parts listed. We install new aftermarket starter solenoid ...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L unknown VIN: 1F0KE37M3K
ECONOLINE DIESEL 7.3L HARD START, ALSO NO START 1989 Thanks first off guys, this has been on going for two or three years, we put oe plugs in, also cntroller, fixed the plug harness, not recently well its back wont start and its not even cold yet.tomorrow we w...
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTEE14Y0N
This vehicle runs pig rich!On start up runs fine,o2 starts working,coolant temp gets around 145 and vehicle will go into closed loop.When this happens o2 voltage goes straight to .911 v and stays there.Short term fuel will go to -20,after about two minutesit w...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
hello everyone i have a bronco that breaking my balls the problem i am having is it has a rough ilde stall and a tip in hesitation only during the first 3 minutes of drive cycle hot or cold after long or short soak. once past the problem the truck runs perfect...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1FALP62W4S
harsh downshift at 35 mph
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15U0T
Hi All,This ranger has eaten my lunch. It came in with a stuck engine from an oil pump drive gear failure. Replaced the engine with a used unit out of a 1999 ranger with 74000 miles on it. Also replaced the clutch. I used the injectors, fuel rail,Upper plenum... Trouble codes: P1132, P1152
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534T
This car when cold and first started will develop a misfire and sometimes die after you rev it up and let it idle back down. The odd thing is it isn't always the same cylinder. It seems to be a different one each time. I've checked spark and injecter pulse whi...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L starts and stalls VIN: 1FTCR14A4V
Truck came in with problem of starting and stalling after an extended hot soak about 1/2 hour to several hours. When you attempt to start the engine it runs for a couple of seconds at high idle and then dies. Checked the MAF and throttle body, both very dirty ... Trouble codes: 1460 (WOT ac relay circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FTRF17L3W
Speedometer drops to zero when cold. This happens very intermittently. Transmission doesn't shift correctly when speedo quits and speed signal to ecm is lost. Happens so infrequently and for a very short time making problem hard to pinpoint. Has anyone run acr...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
Hello everyone. Had what I thought was a simple coil problem.(ha ha ha). Cust brought in with a serious misfire problem. Scanned and did not find any codes. Did some more tests and found #4 and #6 coil in-op. Replaced both coils and replaced all the spark plug...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Unknown VIN: B676791149
hi techs: I change brake pads on the front of this vehicle and brake shoes on the rear of this vehicle ,now that i start this vehicle the brake pedal goes to the ground .I bleed the brakes twice and did not brake the lines while installing the pads .when engi...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1PAFP56S0Y
I have a very similar problem to the one discribed by Steve Miner. The car came in with a P0306 Mil light on. The engine only misfires at idle. It will idle fine until 33-34 seconds after start up. I believe that this is caused by the increased idle of the idl... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 Cylinder)
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PXY
Well guys been a little while since I needed help but this is the Boss' daughters car and of course it's not gonna give me a break hear it goes. This one came in w/ a reoccurring lean code this time it had a p1100 Maf curcuit problem. I suspect that the Maf pr... Trouble codes: P1100, P0171
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L awd VIN: 5LMFU28R61
The vehicle came in with a complaint of wipers quitting, 4wd light flashing, heated and cooled seats operating with the key off. Found power dist. box wet and corroded on the inside, Replaced power dist. box and had the windshield resealed. Reassembled and rec...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, DIES VIN: 4M2DV1114V
after this van is driven or idles for aprox 20-30 minutes it begins to idle rough and dies. idle air controll valve jumps between 60 and 100 when the vehicle is acting up. the timing advance is also jumping between 13 and 35. there is a vacuum leaking sound ( ... Trouble codes: P0325, P0300
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L barke lights VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Customer calls today and asks us why we didn't repair her red brake light that were on? We said that bring it back in and we wold check the brake fluid and see if maybe we had not topped it off. Upon customer arriving she went to the back of the vehicle and lo...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF15N5P
Taking the information I received I went back and rechecked a few things that I had overlooked. The TPS sweep proved to be good as did the MAP and CTS. After changing the routing of wires 7&8 it was better but still not what I had hoped for. After checking O2 ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L noise VIN: 1FASP1SJ7S
Hey team, thanks for all the responses. Two members suggested crankshaft end play excessive, one said harmonic balancer, one said wrong fluid type, one pilot bearing. I pulled they transmission and nothing seemed out of placed initially. I tore down the tran...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks all...i got a copy of the tsb 03-16-1 following the tsb it said to replace the left valve cover (the one with the pcv valve in it... and the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose...and the upper to lower intake o-ring gaskets and 8 bolts on the upper inta... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: B676791149
hi guys: thanks for the response .I was concern about the floating on the rear axles ,but thanks to all the guys who replied.This is the first time working on a f150 ,so i want to say thanks again .
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F6Y
Sorry for the delay of posting this fix, just wanted to make sure it didn't come back. As several techs mentioned, we performed the injector buzz test in which all cyls passed. The cylinder contribution test failed on cyls #1,3,5,7. complete right bank. A coup... Trouble codes: P0263, P0269, P0275, P0281.
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L all gauges and lights in dash VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
the customer decided that he didn't want the natural gas system on his car anyway so he didn't want to fix it
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
Well, with your expert help, the stinkin' Lincoln is fixed.' Don't you just hate when a problem isn't clear. Wouldn't it be great if every malfunctioning vehicle had only one cause at the root of the problem! Alas, this was not the case. The fix, after rep...
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