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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L lifter VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
Hello: Install a long block 2.9l, vehicle has lifter noise when first started in am, noise is any where from 1 min to 2 min approx, this depends on the outside temp. Rebuilder advised us that this in normal, and is a bleed down from the lifters. Has any one co...
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTFE24Y3P
van towed in for no start /found inside cab fuse #7-30amp blown.replaced and blows when key is turned on.no fuel pump tested f/p relay and eec relay both good removed both still blew fuse -tested wire harness to power dist center under hood found no damage in ...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10URP
died on road we have replaced coil cap rotor for code 211 test mass will run disconnected. installed new mass air flow sensor . get this truck starts and dies remove maf sensor from housing vehcal runs great but if i blow on sensor elements truck dies or stumb...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF25N9R
This truck runs very well 99% of the time . The problem only occurs after you have driven for 45 min to an hour.And then you must be pulling a load like doing 75mph into a headwind or going up a hill. Then as you apply more throttle,it does not buck or miss,bu...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP42T9S
Hey Guys, This mustang has me stumped, it has no power especially on acceleration, the customer replaced the mass air flow, I found the fuel filter plugged, I have checked timing, there are no codes, the exhaust is not plugged , the air filter is clean, there ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L trip moniter reset VIN: 2FMDA5149T
hello ford techs-i have this windstar that we replaced a oxygen sensor one thousand miles ago-the check engine lite has not come back on but after we cleared the computer it seems to not want to reset all trip moniters-this car keeps failing smog for mil trip ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE37L3V
Hello all. This headache was towed in unable to start. A quick check showed a lack of fuel problem so the first check was the fuel filter. It was clogged solid - could not blow through it at all! Replaced fuel filter and was able to get vehicle started. vehicl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder), P0308 (Misfire 8 Cylinder), P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L valve cover VIN: 2FAFP74W6W
Thanks to all in advance - I have to R&R the right valve cover on this 1998 Crown. Alldata says a/c evaporator box must come off. Is this true? Or do any of you Ford techs know a short cut on this. I appreciate any replies. Kevin [...] Ken's Auto Service
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Misses on light accleration. This missing has been traced to be excessive EGR flow. The EGR Valve, Orifice Tube, Solenoid, DPFE, and all related plumbing and wiring have been check according to Ford's HE diagnostic chart. They all passed. EGR Valve, DPFE have ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Spedo,odometer VIN: 1FTHX26F3R
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be a broken wire about half way up the frame where someone had done some camper wiring. The first time I checked it I must have moved the harness enough for the wire to make contact. I recieved some useful informat...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L o2 & catalys monitor VIN: IFTCR10A57
This request may have been an accident... We were working on a diferent size engine, etc. The information may help, but I don't know yet. Thanks for the help.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Inspection failure VIN: 1FALP52U8V
This fix is kind of anti-climatic and I feel a bit embarrassed for not finding it before asking the question. One of the problems with customers who are always in such a hurry they won't let you keep their car is you don't really get a chance to find out what ... Trouble codes: P1000.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Pressure low VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Well this trans is finally fixed. We removed side cover and valve body. There were no obvious problems so we decided to install a used valvebody equipped with all sonnax updates. After installation our line pressure was normal and all gears were there, but as ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 dash lights
I was not able to find the problem before the customer needed the car. However...It came in on a hook a week later because of a rusted out leaking brake line at the rear diff. Of course the tow truck driver told the customer that the guy who did the tranny...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
vehicle left without further fixing , customer denied removing pan as I recomended , I suspected that pickup tube (along with others) plugged , but engine needed to be removed to remove pan, I informed customer that if I removed engine and replaced pump and cl...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi group: Thanks to everyone who replyed to my post. You all tought me a great deal I learned that disconnecting the oil pressure sensor will give 2 min. diagnostic time on glow plugs. I learned that taking the sensor out of the top of the high pressure resiev...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Well bare with me. I got truck running by wiggling wires by PCM. After almost 1 hour of running it started to run rough at Idle. Reved for 1 min. it died.Cranked to check, fuel pump in rail in-op. Checked Now had Code P1670 EF signal not detected. PO 230 F Pum...
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