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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5145S
The van takes a very long cranking time to start first thing in the morning, this problem has been going on for some time now and this is not the first try at solving the problem. In Nov,04 replaced MAF sensor and fuel filter and the problem seemed solved. Cus... Trouble codes: P1407 (egr system), P1131 (front 02 sensor lean), P1151 (front 02 sensor lean)
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF36F4S
Hi Guys; This is an unusual powerstroke problem that I was in hope that someone could help with. This truck has a history of repeated glow plug and controller failures. The truck currently has 2 glow plug relays on it that someone installed, seperating each...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
obvious hesitation from a stop. I can even simulate in shop in park by quickly snapping throttle, at times it sounds as though it is popping back up through the air snorkel (lean misfire?). No KOEO codes, no KOER codes. It did have a p0153 code (up O2 slow res...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L crank damper VIN: 1FTDF1725V
This truck literally threw a connecting rod out the side of the block at about 120000 miles. The first reman engine blew up within 10k miles. The 2nd reman engine has now broken off the crank damper twice. I think I've seen posts on this topic before. What is ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Low pedal VIN: 1FDKE30F1V
Vehicle has 2 complaints, low pedal (poor stopping power) & on slippery roads at slow speed the front brakes lock up but rears do not (rear wheels keep pushing inless you put trans in neutral). We ordered the Super Duty master cylinder Ford part # [...] w...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F2X
This is a hair puller with a no start at times and I've tried to lab scope the cam sensor and found a bad square wave and I replaced with a new Ford one. That cured the wave form, but the problem is still there and out of desperation I replaced with a second c... Trouble codes: 1670 (IDM related), 344 (cam sensor)
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA5346Y
Hello all, I have this van in here and the problem i am having is a screeching noise from the belt area. If I remove the belt the noise is still there and coming from the crank pulley area. I removed the crank pulley and cannot see anything wrong with that ar ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
Car came in for missfire codes #4 and #3. Plug wires were bad and replaced. Now only #3 missfire all the time. #3 injector pulse tested bad. Replaced. No change. Compression test and cylinder leakage test shows no problem. See test results below. Removed and c... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire 3 cylinder)
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L when braking VIN: 1FAFP3831Y
customer complained of clunking when braking and a unexplained acceleration or the feeling that the engine speeded up when taking foot off accelerator, also noted SES light on. Scan checked pcm and found PO 705 (MLPS range sensor curcuit malfunction). Road tes... Trouble codes: P0705
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C system VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
Hello Techs, I'm having a little problems with this Navigator. It came to my shop because the A/C doesn´t cool enough. I checked the pressures: 35 psi in the low side and 255 psi in the high side, the compressor never cycles. I put my hand in the condenser and...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM6535S
vehicle came in with no power do basic test and tune up and find on road test back pressure at 4.5-5.3 psi so we re-places the converter and cut off the muffle and still no power check timing marks put cylender nuber one on top dead centure and check the rear ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT22B3S
Thanks to those who replied. One hit it on the head the gears were worn and since Ford said they were no longer avaible, I got everthing for 5th and reverse used from a aftermarket supplier and it cost less than the few parts avaible from ford.After installing...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51LMW
This windstar is fixed, had multiple troubles one pattern failure, the trans range sensor. Half the replies we recieved stated this was common failure,can also cause other wiring gremlins. The abs prob. on the LF was a severly warped rotor the tone ring was ha...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L trans or transfer case VIN: 1FMDU73W92
I road tested this vehicle 5 different times and was unable to duplicate the complaint. I did learn from the people who replied that there is a problem with the 4x4 low sticking in these vehicles and it usually is hard to get this itermitant problem to duplica...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FDAF56P24
well the unit is fixed and gone down the road, Thanks to all that replied, what we found was the snap ring in the fwd clutch planetary ring gear had broken and came out, it locked on the fwd clutch and burnt it up. The reverse planet was good but i replaced it...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MELM74W0P
hello, the vehicle is fixed. we had cleaned the maf sensor previously, all throttle body ok, the fuel pressure was good, plugs etc fine. the customer and our shop had been using napa coolant sensors, switched to ford oem. so far so good the napa sensor was som... Trouble codes: P0116.
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