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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L downshift VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
This truck came in to the shop & the complaint was that the passing gear or kickdown is inoperable. This truck has the e4od trans and it is a Jasper reman unit. The upshifts all occur at the correct times but it doesn't matter how much you are into the throttl...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F3T
We have a 96 F350 power stroke, it will not start and stay running it will kick like it wants to start but stalls, We flushed crankcase and replaced oil and filter thinking it might be dirty oil causing the injector pressure regulator not to get enough pressur...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
Hi again Ford Techs.This car came in with the MIL on & A code P0305 #5 cylinder misfire in the computer. Engine would barely idle . Popped hood & found vaccum tube elbow at top of intake plenum rotted away & had a bad vaccum leak. I repaired the leak & the eng... Trouble codes: P0305
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no mil VIN: 1FTJS34L2V
Hey guy I have a problem with a 1997 E350. we put new plugs in 2 months ago. now has hesitation / misfire under load( gradual acceleration 40 - 50. we did get a code for cyl 1 misfire so we replaced the plug, coil & then the injector. it is a little better, bu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L reverse & stuck in 2nd VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs. What I have here is an intermittant no upshift into 3rd. At the same time it looses reverse. If you turn it off and let it sit for a while, & restart it you will get every thing back. This happens about once a week. When at the shop we canno...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, squeels VIN: 2FMZA5147X
On hard acceleration,van hesitates and stalls with arelated squeel from engine compartment,all pulleys are good and cam sensor replaced. Trouble codes: P0034
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Stall VIN: 1FAFP66L3Y
I have a new updated OEM pump module which requires the removal and discarding of a lower pump locating/retaining ring before installation of the new assembly. There is a special tool #310-133 designed to cut the 4 retaining tabs. My Ford parts man says @10 da... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21S6Y
Hi all, havn't had to write for quite a while, archives have been taking care of my questions lately up till now. This truck is very well taken care of. Cold, the engine will start and die after flare up, also will idle rough and die at stops till warmed up. T...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1st slip 2-1neutrel VIN: 2FMZA51461
help guys! we rebuilt this trans with everything new~! the tranny slips in first under heavy take off and neutrels on 2-1 downshift. We even replaced t.p.s. It appears ford had a tsb on this vin to replace trans but expired at 30,000 cant find out from ford wh...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L driveline VIN: 1FTRW08L51
This truck has what feels like a driveline vibration in the 70-80 km/h range. It is definitely not an engine miss or vibration. This is a 4 door crew cab and is used for plowing snow. The vibration feels like it is a driveshaft problem but has been checked and...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ping VIN: 1FTRX12W04
Attn FORD techs! This pickup has such low mileage I hesitate to suspect the usual EGR passages. No codes but even with premium fuel this truck pings. I am familiar with the 4.6 EGR passages and the octane bar on the 2000 - 2003 models but this is a redesign it...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM86S0Y
heres the real question. 10th vin is y thats a 2000. says 2000 under the glass and on the door. under the hood it says 2002. hooked up our snap on scanner, would not get any communication listed under 2000 but worked fine under 2002. talked to ford ecm # defin... Trouble codes: P1565 (speed control command switches high / out of range)
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S51
Customer brought to dealer for illuminated mil and brake light switch recall in June 04. No record of codes from dealer invoices. Replaced downstream o2, light came back on, replaced fuel pump and pcm, light came back on, replaced converters and intake gaskets... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UPW
well this one was fixed the next day with a new coil pack, sorry for the delay in closing, my home pc crashed so i've been kind of busy getting it back in order, but that's another story. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES! Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
replacing the axle tube with vent tube nipple relocated appears to have fixed it (new part # [...]). customer states vehicle has not been used much.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L 3rd gear VIN: 1FABP234X6
Thanks for the help. The solution to this 3rd problem and no 4th gear turned out to be a bad valve body. Once replaced all problems were solved. I replaced all solinoids, PRC, & TCCC solinoids without cureing the problem. I looked at the old valvebody and it a...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
Thanks for all the help. Me and my technicians all learned something about this vehicle and its problem. After rechecking the cam timing and verifing the VCT system was working properly, we found a vacuum leak below the intake from a hole in a 90 degree vacu... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
frame bushings took care of problem didnt see or feel any problem with them replaced them and took care of the problem
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5523Y
I received only 3 mails . All 3 told me a different location for the relay. The vehicle has not returned yet for further repairs. I will have to look a little harder when it comes back in . Trouble codes: P1413.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
Hi everyone, this one is fixed. I received 14 replies, 11 of them recommended replacing the fuel pump module. The check valve for the fuel filter return is in the pump module. The fuel system now holds rest pressure and there is no long crank time. Still don't...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, eng. noises times VIN: 1FTZX172X1
I have the pickup fixed, here's my story. I had my machanic do the job that I daigniosed, and asked for for him to let me know if he found the problems for the leak. We went over all the gaskets and intake. We didn't find any problem that were obvious. Had him... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U72
i cleaned the mass air flow sensor wires and checked fuel pressure while driving. fuel pressure drops when problem occurs. checked the fuel pressure regulator and noticed it was electric. changed out with good fuel pressure regulator and computer. problem went...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNFM92V3W
Turns out that our new thermostat made for this application was improperly designed. We replaced a Murray T-Stat #4089 with a Motorcraft #[...]. Our problem is fixed and the customer couldn't be happier.
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