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1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25Y1T
Hello everyone, This truck has been giving us fits for the last month or so. Every time we get the truck in the shop off the wrecker or go to look at it seem to be okay. Recently stalled while driving and would not restart. Found no spark condition with no sig... Trouble codes: P0320, P0420, P0232
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP52VXT
hey all. this tarus has a shifting problem. when the car goes into overdrive and then you come down to a stop, the car seems to slip between gears, once you stop i can put the trans in neutral and can fell the trans pull then it goes to neutral, put it back in...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52UOW
car came in check engine light on. code p0340 present went through diagnostic (variable reluctance type).checked wiring, no shorts or resistance out of spec. checked sensor at pcm by back probing harness using dvom, sensor test good (voltage varies more than o... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heat VIN: 1FAFP53U5X
Hello fellow techs. Here's a real headscratcher! The car came in for a belt noise. We changed the water pump and replaced the belt which solved the noise problem, however, the customer complained of no heat after the repair. We verified the complaint and have ...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP444X2
This mustang has a returnless fuel system. The vehicle surges after convertor locks up, light to med on throttle, lower speeds 30-45. Pretty much when the car is underload at light to med. throttle. What I need to know is what the fuel pressure should be doi...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Need a hand with this one. Vehicle will surge, quite bad at any speed. 20, 30, 40, etc, all the way up to 70. Holding the gas pedal steady, engine surges up and down all by itself. At the bottom of the rpm, most of the time you hear a pop sound, then the rpm g...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT603XX
We have a 99 cougar with a 2.0 DOHC engine came in with a no start. we checked codes and got 2 codes p1380--Camshaft position actuator - cicuit malfunction and p1381--Camshaft position actuator, bank 1 - timing over advanced. we pulled the cover and checked ti... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Thanks for all the replys. Most centered on either the crank sensor or the fuel pump/relay. One talked about a poor connection in the harness behind the alternator. A scan showed no codes. I did the wriggle test with no results. I replaced the crank sensor and...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF25N9R
I had to bug my customer to go drive up to the ski hill for a conclusive test run.I wanted to close this one with a fix and we have the truck fixed,finally!!!The mass air flow sensor was the culprit and I did try cleaning the old one as a few of you suggested ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
The fix was in fact the amplifier. After exhaustive checking and double-checking i decided to call ford and see if I had the right part (thinking it maybe wrong but looked the same). The number on the box was correct but the part number on the amp crossed to a...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDFY1SLB
hey guys...we fixed the problem by replacing the speedometer cluster...thanks for all the input
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FASP11J8T
thank you to everyone who helped. it was the egr solenoid. and we had also found the purge valve to be bad also. thanks.
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start
The Stroke is running. Thanks to all who replied will e-mail each individually with details. Everyone had excellant suggestions. The problem of the no start turned out to be the injector control pressure sensor was sending inaccurate signal to ECM. This sensor...
1996 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6635T
Thanks again for all the info. I had already figured on the MAF but I didn't know how the PCM got the BARO info. What I ended up doing was killing the BAT power for 10 mins. I also pulled the MAF to check out. I removed the plate covering the back side of the ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on
Thank you all for your response's. i went in monday morn, and rechecked for vacum leaks . there was none. I took a barometric reading and it was 30.1 - MAF sensor was showing 24.4. even though the MAF scoped just fine (signal,freq,volt's) The baro portion of t... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hard start in a.m. VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
waited for customer to retuen with vehicle finally recieved order part the idle control followed some advice on testing coolant temp sensor in relation to idle air control found that the idle air control sticking ... replaced and waited for car to get cold by ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
I am going to call it a fix. The customer has put 500 miles on the truck, all express way with no problems. I would like to thank John [...] who supplied the Ford spec. of 6' Hg at WOT as max. What I did to fix the truck was remo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5144X
I Ordered A Used PCM. Installed It Had Spark Now But Would Not Start. Had To Take Vehicle To Ford And Have PCM Programed For The Vehicle And Theft Programed. The Vehicle Starts And Runs Fine Now. Only Thing I Could Figure Is PCM Would NOt Make A Good Enough Gr...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L high idle VIN: 1FMNU41S6Y
The IAC motor was stuck alright.Vehicle spent alot of time in northern BC.IAC had a nice layer of dirt inside.cleaned it out and it works fine. Tapping on it didnt help.KOEO test showed no codes,but during test idle went up to around 1800 rpm but no lower than...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L dipstick tube VIN: 1FMYU04161
Thanks for all the replies. Yes there is supposed to be a rubber grommet in the transmission. Once we installed the grommet it took care of all the leaks. Thanks.
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