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1985 Ford F-150 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX154FK
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. We have this beat of a 5.0 F150 in that intermittently stalls out and wont restart before sitting. We have found that the fuel pressure(when checked forward of the pump) is very erratic and fluctuated violent...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L seals VIN: 1FALP54Y6N
We are in the process of resealing the complete engine everything going ok, But hit a major problem the injector seals or worn out and we are being told that thay are no longer availiable anywere. where can we find them does anybody know? PS this is the SHO mo...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4WD will not engage VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
This one came in from other shop. It has had both the GEM and electric shift control modules replaced and the 4WD motr replaced. The 4wd lights on dash flash 5 times every so often with no apperent reason or pattern. I have check all power sorces and it has po...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36G5V
We have a 1997 ford f-350, 460 has hard start cold or warm after 2-3 hour set. Replace intake and coolant temperature sensors, both were out of range. Fuel pressure is in Specs all other sensors are reading properly. Still have the same problem. Does any one h...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF08L5V
All the Ford Techs out there: Have a strange one for you. This truck wil go lean at high speed cruise, And will have very little accel above seventy miles an hour, yet the PCM is showing lean fuel trim corrections in the -5/-7 range. The Oxygen sensors are sho... Trouble codes: P0133 (Lazy Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1), P1131 (Lean Bank 1 Sensor1)
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L vehicle control VIN: 1FTNS2425W
The vehicle will sway on the road (not loaded) as if it oversteers or the wind is causing swerving, when correcting with steering , acts like oversteer. Is not a steady movement, will come and go at 80k or so. At a loss as this was complained of after tire rep...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Hello all. This 1999 Contour keeps setting the check engine light with P0171 code. Have checked everything I can think of. The PCV hose at bottom of intake was collapsed shut, so it was repaired. H02s is working fine. The Baro was high (157) so after replacing... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 2FAFP71WXY
This a a police vehicle. It has bad trouble swaying when turning. The rear end is what sways over, You don't even have to be going at a high speed and turn the steering a little and the car feels very unstable. The Police said they just about lost it at high s...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard or long start VIN: 1FTSW31F6Y
Vehicle was brought to us for a long or hard start. This engine should start within 5 seconds hot or cold. The problem is there all of the time hot or cold. This vehicle takes between 20 seconds to sometimes a minute or more. We have check glow plugs and contr... Trouble codes: 1670 (memory only ef signal return not detected)
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Dear Group, thank you for taking time to read this.The Sable came in with a cust complaint of poor driveability, scan showed a misfire code on cylinders #6 & #2 . When the plug wires are pulled out of the coil pack those 2 had a weak spark , so I think, no pro... Trouble codes: P00

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Thanks very much to all who replied to this request. especially Jamie [...] who hit the nail on the head. What we found was during cranking battery voltage was droping to 9.0 volts. Which is not really enough to power up the fuel pump, ecm etc. That took car...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTJE34Y0R
I recieved various replies to this van I instaled a new ignition control module from ford and also ran a new ground to it.I can not road test this van because it has no plates but it has been running in the shop with out dying out and before it would only run ...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire
thanks alot to all who replied. As alot of you mentioned but i didnt, we did check plugs and gap they were motorcraft platinum and gapped correctly, and they even ohmed out good. but wescrewed in a new set anyway. Lo and behold the problem is gone now. this is...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Heating VIN: 1FTEX15YXS
It looks like another heater core might do it. He flushed it again and it got a little better, So another heater core will be installed. Must be a lot of junk in the system.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1FDKF30F2T
We replaced the IVS which comes with the pedal assembly and that fixed the problem. Thank you for your replies.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP53SXT
I finally had this vehicle long enough for it to be a no start for me. It was the crank sensor. A couple of guys were right on the money. It would go open around -10c or colder. would be ok if block heater plugged in and engine warmed up some( heat soaked the ...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L hard start cold VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
Thanks to David and Rusty [...] for pointing me to engine control fuse in i/p fuse box.Found that fuse was moved down one spot.Moved back up one spot and let vehicle sit until morning and it started fine.Found out that coustomers father had movedfuse while ...
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