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1994 Ford F700 5.9L Brake Lights VIN: 1FDWK74C5R
Turn sigs & hazards work normal. No Brake lights. I checked the archives and found a couple of posts that mentioned a diode in the brake switch harness, but none of those posts mentioned air brakes (which is what I have, obviously) - all hydroboost type system...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 2FMDA51U4V
Thank you for your time, this one has got me really confused. Vehicle starts, runs for a couple seconds, sometimes 10 or 15 seconds then dies. It is very consistant. It seems to be loosing injector pulse. It always fires right back up. Doesn't seem to loose po...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2FMZA5146W
hey all you wonderful ford techs out there- ive got this van that is just beating me up- i have replaced the slosh module and gauge- ive replaced the sending unit- i can get the guage to drop when i ground the wire feed- ive checked every ground- ive checked t...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44481
Guys,car was towed in no start no history of any problem, customer said it died while driving. Cannot read codes, scanner will not communicate with computer. The anti theft light is flashing rapidly & the odometer reads all dashes. Have checked power feeds to ...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Drum hub nut VIN: 1FAFP33P72
I need someone to confirm weather that MOD is correct on the torque specs for the rear hub nut. Mitchell states that it is 49 foot pounds. Is this correct. It seems low to me. First time working on a focus.
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
HELP!!! Code 32 Egr System. NO IT IS NOT THE TRANSDUCER HOSE!!! I am following the NOdata Flow chart. EGR works with vacuum supplied to it. EGR soliniod tested bad, I replaced now tests good!! Flow chart tells me the check temp sensor white/Purple wire to... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr System)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MEFM504U1
Hello to all, Ford techs: car came in with the power steering pump foaming the oil and when you turn off the engine the fluid pushes out the top of the pump. First thing we did was the pump and pressure hose, did the same. We did the rack/pinion same thing. we...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive mechanical engine noise VIN: 1FDKE30M7P
Hello and thanks to all who replied to my help request. The engine in question indeed had a spun bng on # 2 rod, it did not efect oil pressure enough to convince me nor did it produce more than a flake or two of metal in the oil filter. The only thing I can sa...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power locks VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
thank you all for the info i will post a fix as soon as i can get the vehicle in again. i am new to iatn so please bear with me i am just now learning how to retrieve your replys.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
Thank-you for all the responses. However, none were able to resolve the symptoms. We had to refer the customer to the Ford dealer for resolution. Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L intake manifold gaskets VIN: 2FMDA514XT
I checked with Ford today, and they also list two different gaskets. Use the 3mm gasket for an factory original intake manifold, and use the 4mm gasket for a new replacement manifold. I'll be using the 3mm gasket since the intake manifold has never been off. T...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FASP15J3S
Thanks to Roger and Mark for suggesting head gasket. Car came in last week, sat over night and when cranked it started up, ran with a miss then cleared up and ran good. Let it sit for a few hours and went to start it again. This time it was starting hard. Imme... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 30 amp fuse VIN: 1FTJW36F3V
Thanx to all of you (about 15 replies) for your input, every person stated the same thing LOOK AT THE FUEL HEATER!! so I took a better look and inserted a probe down into the filter housing and could move one of the wires from where it used to be attached. Dea...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
We have been unable to get the vehicle back in yet due to vacations and scheduling. I am planning to complete the tests that were pointed out to me by the very helpful replies to my request. Testing the circuit (live) on the voltage side using a lab scope shou...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Performed compression test once more with identical results, notified customer that engine mechanical problems were obvious. Customer declined further repair due to financial condition, I just want to say THANKYOU to al who supported me with their opinions, I ... Trouble codes: P0301, P1000 (OBD system checks incomplete).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
this one was fairly easy. i replaced the egr valve and sensor, no furter problems Trouble codes: P0402.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA5346Y
Thanks to the many, many of you who replied, Like the majority of you said, it was the cam synchronizer. I removed the synch. and it was bound up, I could barely turn it by hand. Replaced it along with the sensor and the noise is now gone. Thanks again for all...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Cooling System Performace VIN: 4M2DV11W3P
Thanks to all for all of the thoughts and experience insights. I was very sceptical of the air problem... But majority rules and that's why I love it here. I jacked up the front end (super stock style), Hung the overflow from the hood, pulled the guts out of a...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM6535S
after checking all the basic mechanical avenues we proced to remove the flex plate and found that it had cracked and move 2 inche and was rertarding the engie timing
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