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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
Im working on a 1992 ford explorer 4.0l.Customer compaint was that the temp gauge would almost go to hot then would go back down to normal continuosly.Replaced thermostat first,still not fixed.Lower rad. hose would stay cooler than the upper hose(upper 179 deg...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP62W6S
when shifting from first to second it shifts hard. also has a whienning noise, in the transmission, in park and nuetral.
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT22B3S
This car came in jumping out of 5th got 5th reverse syncro from Ford. Replaced 5th reverse syncro and fork from Ford Still jumps out of 5th. Shafts tight no end play. It seems to me that is not going all the way into 5th but there are no adjustments. Has anyon...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Engine had slight rattling and then suddenly the "oil" light came on.Tested and found low oil pressure.Oil pick-up was partially blocked.With this mileage i'll do an engine swap. I wanted to know what is the last year engine(newest) used i can drop in here? Th...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Master cylinder? VIN: 1FDEE14L7V
Hello everyone, I have this van that the customer states intermittantly when he applies the brakes, the pedal feels solid. If he lets up off the pedal and then reapply the brakes, the pedal goes to the floor without stopping the van?? It acts like a fluid volu...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 dash lights
This one just came back from the trans shop with a fresh overhaul. Trans shifts fine but now the "4x4, 4x4low" lights on the dash blink at times while driving or sitting, KOER or KOEO I don't have the NGS scan tester that the Mitchell manual refers to. The 4wd...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51LMW
windstar 98 3.0 overdrive light flashes then ABS light on followed by downshift we cant dupicate this condition after several long drives, we have some codes one abs code for missing left front tone signal tone wheel looks ok not loose resistance and wave form...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L high beam ind VIN: 1FTYR10CXW
the vehicle originally came in with complaint of headlights remain on, we determined the daytime running light module (dtrl) was faulty and replaced it; subsequent to this repair, the high beam indicator lamp will not light, alldata test procedures lead us to ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Car only sets misfire code at idle,790-890rpms. slight accel. causes misfire to quit loaded or not, only misfires on #1 mapped inj. pattern on scope had intermit. gliches replaced inj. now scopes fine still picks up intermitant misfire, verified computer power... Trouble codes: P0301, P1000 (OBD system checks incomplete)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Speedometer and odometer do not work. Hook up Modis and scan data shows VSS working and showing MPH. This vehicle is taxi cab and the meter does not work either. They have tapped into the green and white wire at the cruise module for the meter input. I can com...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
I got this exploder in shop with complaint of engine noise and oil pressure gauge flucuates, I confirmed after about two minutes of running engine at about 3000 rpm, the oil gauge starts bouncing and noise coincides with the lack of pressure , I shut down and ...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18W0Y
Vehicle came in with a check engine light on with a temperature code. Replace the thermostat, cleared codes, ok. After thermostat replacement the vehicle ran fine until we had the engine washed off to clean the coolant off. Now the vehicle has a missfire with ... Trouble codes: P0356 (secondary ignition)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Battery Light on I.P. VIN: 1LNHM86S1Y
This car came in with code P1246,the battery light on but charging at13.7 volts.Scan data shows 13.7 volts. Battery sense shows 13.4.but when a jumper is run from the battery to the battery sense circuit to bring it up to 13.7 it makes no differance.I do norma...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
Gang, what can I say. There are times when coffee just doesn't stir the brain cells like it should. It's times like these that I am sooooooo glad you're all around. I concur that the oil relief valve is where the root problem lies and I'll be digging in the di...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Water pump
It has been almost a month since I posted this help request. I do not know if the car is fixed for the long term or not. The last pump went two months before leaking. The customer did not want a new radiator and opted for the new Ford replacement pump. I insta...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWF37F9X
Since I have opened this request, I have changed front rotors, rear calipers and pads. The truck is still pulling left. Our next move is to take a closer look at the ABS lines and valving. Ill post the fix If we ever figure it out,
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L steering colium VIN: 1FMZU72E51
Thanks to your quick response. I feel confident to replace the starter switch and multi fuction switch. Michael form oklahoma you brought up a good issue so i made sure i wrote it on the work order and expland it to the service manager the switches may or may ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L seat belts VIN: 2FM2A51441
thank you for the responses. i say better safe than sorry, especially with air bags. disconnected battery & replaced both seat belt assemblies. no problems. the repair info is so vague we didn't know. thanks again. don.
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6531W
found that the harmonic balancer had move & marks were off aloowing car to run for customer but poorly until it finally died we took back apart retimed car & it ran fine the other mechanic went by timing mark on balancer instead of also checking key way for it...
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