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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAP13J5RR
Have everybody do I have a good one here! The customer stated that the car had now power and would stall out. After checking the system over we found that the fuel pressure was low by 5 lbs. So with the customers blessing we put a new pump in the car. With the...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UPW
van came in complaint of mil, rough running. had oe plugs and wires, which we had recommended replacement for long ago, anyway tried to get aproval for plugs and wires, cust wanted plugs only, plugs were way past worn out, got to the rear bank of cyls and #2 w... Trouble codes: P0302
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L cam chains VIN: 1FMHE3158V
have head back from machine shop need guidence on best installation for cam chain on the this motor, mitchell states colored links and timing belt book states dots on pullys at right angles, I have not done one want to learn from your expereince. are the cam...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L abs motor VIN: IFNDU35P2U
this explorer was doing this same problem 3 years ago. abs will pulsate while braking, just before stopping under normal braking. while slowing down for stop pedal will pulsate at about 2mph. last time it did this same thing, we replaced front speed sensors af...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
This car came in with a timing belt that was missing teeth and barely run and a C.E.L.. We replaced it and it would run, but sometimes die while idleing. He said he would check the rest out himself, and took it. He called us back wanting to know where the cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
We replaced the fuel filter on this vehicle about 1 month ago. Since then the customer has had an intermittent long crank time, reports that the crank time is longer if vehicle sits for a period of time. The first time the vehicle came back we checked the fuel...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U6T
Hello all. I replaced the engine in this car because water pump went and customer kept driving until it died. The first code to pop up was P0155 O2 sensor b2 s1 heater circuit malfunction. I swapped left & right sensors and get same code. This makes me think t... Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0402

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Taurus L 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP50U6J
Woohoo, it's done! Many many thanks to all those involved, I got 32 replies all told. Many good ideas, tried them all, and the prize goes to Chuck [...], who hit it dead on. Wiggling the ign module harness around, it would idle for a few seconds, that was al...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N7L
Hey all The ford is out of the woods. after reading all the e-mails, i double ck the basics found no problems. i found another truck that was the same year that was running good. i pulled the computer and found that my ford had a super chip, also found that th...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L noise VIN: 1FALP4044R
We got lots of support on this one...and the winner is Crankshaft endplay...congrats to you guys that provided that tip, but thanks to all that responded. Great help here guys!
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Power door locks VIN: 3XWK306412
Hey Guys i appreciate all of the input on this one. They ranged from having a bad door switch to the key in ignition switch seeing a input and trying to unlock the doors. After head scratching we decided to look at the relay witch we should have already done a...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135X
Well,we got an ok to fix the leaking pcv vacuum line,perform tune-up,and oil change. I also checked coil conn.,pcm conn,and also the conn. on top of the intake as some of you suggested. I also checked the pcm grounds with the power probe. Everything checked ou... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign. coil b pri/sec failure).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L steering column VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
Well, friends, we had to put a boneyard column in this fine car. Apparently our wonting wacking with the slide hammer trying to get the lock cylinder out somehow unlatched the telescoping upper column and allowed it to fall in. All three responses said to avoi...
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