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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M6K
this truck came to us after the customer was told we could fix anything. we have not worked on this vehicle before now. but we are stumped on this one. when cold it cranks fine but does not start quickly (temp at 5 deg c.) It does not start & stall but cranks,...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP4DE9M
Hi All, I have this 5 liter mustang that is leaking oil all over the place. I found that the oil pan gasket and the rear main oil seal are both leaking. I also found oil in the throttle body coming from the fresh air tube. So I checked the PCV valve which is l...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Hello Techs, This is my first time posting. Here is the annoying problem. Customer came in with the MIL on and no running problems. There is no conclusive flow chart for this code 224. Have replaced Ignition module, both ignition coils and crank sensor. Crank ... Trouble codes: 224 (PCM detected 123or4 primary circuit failure dual plug EI)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs light VIN: 1FMCU24X9P
This truck came in with the abs light on with code 65. We did a pin point test and found that the LATERAL ACCELEROMETER sensor is bad [ford calls this sensor a G SWITCH ] Can anyone tell me what this sensor does? Can this sensor cause the brakes not to work? T...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTAWSSJ12
hello well this one has me scratching my head and problem has got to be right under my nose.1995 escort that falls right on it's face under heavy excel like converter is plugged but at 3000 rpm starts to come around. In the shop if you floor it it will pop thr...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Car came in with HARD to steer & pump very noisy added fluid Still stiff. Was spitting fluid when turned off. Replaced p/s pump (reman)& flushed lines & bled ststem. Finally worked Good. Sent home. Customer returned: hard to steer, with low fluid & fluid all o...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145Y
Thank you in Advance for any help on this one... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean Bank 1), 174 (Lean Bank 2)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no communication with modules VIN: 2FMZA50401
Hey guys I hope someone out there can help me. I'm pretty sure this vehicle has an open or grounded wire somewhere, I just seem to not to be able to pinpoint it. I could only get the codes to set when I drive the vehicle numerous miles. It seems like I have a ...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LN81W7W69
Hi Guys!! Traction contol light comes on esp. on curves and engine loses power while light is on . Going staight down the road seems to be ok. Would appeciate your help, thanks, Leon [...]
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L converter?? VIN: 1MEFM50U1W
Customer came in complaining of stalling at stops. Test drove vehicle initially and vehicle would buck and jerk, but never stall. Shift points were erratic, sometimes vehicle would feel like it started out in second and then shift straight to fourth. Pulled tr...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L glow plug relay VIN: 1FTHX26M4K
First of all I want to thank you all for taking time to answer my help request. It turns out that the solution was simple as replacing the glow plug battery. It seems that if you test this battery right after removing the cables from the other battery everythi...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L heater door VIN: 1FTJE34L9V
Thanks to all that replied,the problem was a bad actuator I tried a known good one and it didnt work.It turns out that the one I tried did work but for some reason it didnt on this van,I ordered a new one it and worked fine.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 4wd low range VIN: 1FTYR11U3W
Thanks to everyone who helped me out on this truck and a special thanks to Scott [...] for the valuable wiring diagrams you faxed me. To make a long story short, I had no voltage to the GEM module from fuse 28 because one of the legs on the fuse was broken o...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52V9W
Thanks for the info on this problem, I didn't realize the battery saver shuts down electrical loads in about 1 hour. My amp draw went to .025 mA. Talking again to customer I found out sometimes 10Amp battery saver fuse blows when operating power window on driv...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L hydraulic VIN: 3FAHP31321
thanks to everyone that replied i took the trans back out and looked closely at the disc and when i laid it across the pressure plate there is a gapat all 4 pucks(this is a cermaic performance)almost looks like its bent in real weridlook and you could see on e...
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