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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37H9M
Hello Everyone, Thanks in advance for any help. The truck came from another shop for us to fix. The complaint was lack of power. We have looked at fuel pressure and it was good. It has been to the trans shop thinking trans problem. Nothing wrong. Checked the e...
1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J6N
code 172 lean see repairs for description of problem Trouble codes: 172 (lean mixture)
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L clutch line VIN: 1FTCR15X8P
I am trying to replace the line that joins the clutch master and slave and ordered the line from my local ford dealer. It looks nothing like the original and I don't think it will work. The bag had a small hole that might have allowed the the hose to be swappe...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rpms VIN: 1FTJX35F4S
i have changed the computer chip and now i need to know if i can bypass the governor for more rpms above 3200.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L egr system VIN: 1FALP58S1T
came in with check engine light on running fine. code is po401 insufficient egr flow detected. replaced egr valve, and dpfe, blew out ports in the intake. car came back with check engine light on for same code.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
hello, we have this 98 taurus that has a battery drain problem. according to our specs from ford [...] is an acceptable draw, and we have 2-3 milliamps. it has a new interstate battery in it (the 3rd one) we know the dome lights are not being left on or ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
hello fellow techs: this vehicle came to me with a intermittant no is not temp.related according to'd fuel pressure regulator it was'd fuel pressure and the readings were koeo 28psi koer 38psi.when it finally acted up it had been run...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
I am still working on this truck, the engine runs great, but it also came in with no speedo, for who knows how long. But the current owner would like to have one. Had a vss for this truck so tried it, but didn't work. But it has what appears to be a speed sens...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs, I have a very intermittant no reverse that requires heavy throttle to enguage. It also had a one time slip on the two three shift. The codes pulled are p0603 internal control module KAM module error, and p0782 2-3 shift error. Pressures are...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FTWW33F41
When vehicle is started and put in reverse the collision avoidance sensor works for a moment. After which it starts to turn on and off slowly ending up completely off. The off light on the switch indicates that it is turned off as well. In all other selector p...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU74E42
This has a viberation through the vehicle at idle when warm. The engine shakes and can be felt through the body or seats. There are no codes or check engine lamp on. All data lookes normal. Compression is good within 5 psi on all cylenders. The injectors were ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17W13
Well guys this one came in on a hook. Customer said he was on the freeway truck was running great then all the lights casme on the dash odometer wacked out anti-theft light started flashin and he was rolling to a stop. He tried to restart but it would only cra... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction), B1428 (seat belt lamp failure), B1318 (battery voltage low), C1233 (lf wheel speed sensor missing), C1234 (rf wheel speed sensor missing)
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L gy/y wiring VIN: 1MEPM6045L
Reversed polarity, chassis has power, traced what appears to be a short power to ground grey/yellow wires, nothing burns out, I'm at a loss, searched archives for similar symtoms non found, need your help and guideness. originally traced black/orange wire to i...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53SXV
Techs: I can hold brake and in drive load the engine and scan tool reads misfire, it is a MasterTech and does not tell me which cylinder. There are no codes so I am wondering if the acdelco plugs are a mismatch for this 3.0. The customer has installed the righ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no codes
Well, the vehicle came back in for further diagnosis. I explained the options to the customer and got the ok to check it out. As it turns out, the computer is always sending a ground signal to the mil. We checked for short to ground etc and finally isolated th...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: XORUA57668
we found the cam sensor assembly does work but the newer sensors housing is a little larger and have to grind some of the hold down clamp off, and did have a problem making fit just right, found grinding the old sensor gear helps turn the oil pump shaft and he...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, NO START HOT VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
Thanks for all of the help with this one! I regret to inform you that the customer took the truck before I could come to a conclusion on this problem. I was having a real hard time believing that the high pressure oil pump was bad, but now that you all have he...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N3T
thanks for the help, replace computor and the idle is ok with the truck rolling .
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5140X
well i would like to thank all who sent replies,it is tech like you that help every body out on problem cars. this one left it was very intermtt that i could drive a week and no problem.we all know there is only some much time you can put into something.i talk...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
I appreciate the replies but this one got the best of me. Maybe I'll get another crack at the phantom spike later down the road.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDAS24XX
Sorry everyone that replied. I didn't get to fix this one. Owners were on extended holiday weekend. By the replies I got, most were concerning the MAF sensor. I even had one reply per phone call. A couple said PCM could be culprit, but not real likely. When ow...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
Thanks to all who responded..We found a bad coil just as you all suspected...replaced coil and vehicle is running fine now Thanks Agains guys!! Trouble codes: P1299, P1285, P1479.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L no start,head lamps VIN: 2FMZA53424
so far road tested 120 miles. no blowen fuses. trace circuits from under dash fuse block three wires to instrument cluster.all clean and well routed. left cluster loose and went for a test drive. shook cluster and fuses blew. replaced cluster with reman ford u...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard initial start VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Thanks to those that took the time to reply. This vehicle is now awaiting a decision by the customer.As it turns out the two main problems with this vehicle started at different times and were unrelated. The first being the 'Hard Start' was the IAC which is in...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L abs VIN: 1LNLM9740R
most reply's indicated the abs motor relay. After driving it and finally getting it to act up we found the relay sticking on.replaced the relay and it works fine know. Thanks
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