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1992 Ford Escort 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3FAPP15J3U
Car cane in slipping very badly. Replaced clutch assembly. Flywheel was left alone.Has Hydraulic clutch controls. So I pump clutch pedal,cant get into gear.Never opened clutch lines in clutch job.Pedal seems to gain and lose freeplay.So I replace clutch master...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP41MOP
this car has been in 3 times.its finally acting up with me.first off it will fight the starter on the 2nd or 3rd rev. like the timming is high.then when you take off before it shifts into 3rd it will smother out ,sometimes it has stalled .as i am driving up a ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
Good morning Question about this mazda 5sp transmission, this unit is leaking some fluid from the case of the trans at the extension housing. Can I loosen all the bolts move this slightly rearward and reseal this with some silicone without causing any interna...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Techs, I have a Ford Windstar 3.8L that has a Cyl. 2 misfire. When I first checked it out I checked spark-ok,plug wire-ok, replaced spark plug, Comp. checked cylinder,very good, pulled off injector connector for No. 2 Cyl. and there was no change in RPM, oh... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L int. lights VIN: 1FALP52V0T
hello group, the interior lights stay on for some 45 mins.after the door is closed.i went through the archives and found alot of fixes with the door swithes,so i replaced all 4 of them but that wasnt it.the lights stay on ,then sometimes they will go off abou...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L module VIN: 1FMEV17L8V
Howdy there, This expedition has a code: c115 which wont clear, I get data but no abs function. Mitchel gives a proceedure for replacing the module and lists a labor time for it, but the dealer only sells it with the hydraulic control unit. The code indicates ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
well my tests performed are going to be short here because i feel im over my head with this system and dont know something fundimental that should blow this whole deal open. here we go...radio will not turn off when you turn off the key...radio will not shut o...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Rich exhaust VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This Expedition has an intermittent rich condition. When I first looked at it, it had stored rich codes, but exhaust analysis showed that it was not rich. I cleaned the O2 sensor seats and installed new O2 sensors. Test drive afterwards showed the fuel trims c... Trouble codes: 1132 (Rich exhaust), 1135 (Rich exhaust)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Hello fellow Techs, and thanks in advance for your help! This Ranger dies intermittently (sometimes will not die for weeks) and then will just start right back up most of the time, sometimes it takes up to 3 or 4 mins. before it will start. I can't hear the fu...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W31
hi there. i have this 01 crown vic that will not communicate with the solus scan tool. we have found acouple of other help request on the same year and model but their fixes were to no availe. we have good power and grounds but when we go to test for no comm. ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Backfire VIN: 2FMZA51441
Good evening all! I have a fine Windstar here that is backfiring (usually just small pops in exhaust system) on a very intermittent basis. Fuel trim hovers around -8 LT all the time. It usually does it regardless of load, occasionally under closed throttle dec...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
Help! seems like we've been working on this forever. tapping noise-sounds like valve train-below middle of intake. no noise at either cylinder head like bad lash adjusters. no noise at front of heads like timing chains or guides. tapping seems to disappear whe...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L cluster VIN: 1LNHM97V3Y
This Lincoln has no illumination of the instrument cluster. It has the virtual image cluster. I have disconnected the lighting control module. Check for power- ok. When I check circuit #19 for resistance to ground, I get around 10 ohms. It should be above 10K ...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L steering VIN: 5LMEU27R42
good morning, this navigator has a hissing noise that you can't hear too much under the hood, but is pretty noticeable inside the vehicle. it sounds like "normal" power steering noise is being transmitted up the steering collumn even just with slight pressure ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil in coolant VIN: 2FALP74W7P
thanks for the help on this. most said that the mix was happening at the oil filter adapter housing. also some said problem was the oil cooler in lower radiator hose, this car did not have a cooler. i have seen these oil filter adapter gaskets leak coolant ext...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNJLT05H0R
Hi, Thanks to everyone who offered help! Along with what I had tried prior to my original posting, I did the following after receiving replies to my help request. Unplugging the MAF made no difference. The MAF ductwork was checked and was OK, Valve & Ignitio...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L chk engine light VIN: 1FTJW36F5S
Well guys & gals, Its fixed. I certinaly appreciate Chip,Charles,John and Wade for thier replies. After exhausting diag time (and maybe this should have been the first thing to do) we removed the aftermarket chip in the proccessor.Sorry, but I did not mention ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L rabs module VIN: 1FTEF14Y6S
OK, color my face red. First let me thank the four who replied. Two said to check for an unintended ground in the light circuit by unplugging the module and seeing if the light goes out (it did). One said brake fluid from a bad cruise cancel switch could wick ...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L cruise,speedo VIN: 1FDEE14Y9S
thanks for the replies on this. not much help on this one. i tried another speed sensor first with no change. i found a tsb on this saying to change to updated instrument panel if this problem happens after speed sensor replacement(not supposed to be as sensit...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F3T
well guys this stroke is strokin' we found one intermittin bad battery, one minuite or hour it is showing 12.3v the net thing you know it drops to 10v for just a split second and then back to 12.3v so I replaced the battery. Now the other problem was all the g...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L transfercase inop VIN: 1FTDF0862V
thanks for input on gem module replaced it works fine
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 2FMDA5241X
thank you for all your help. i'm sorry for not responding sooner we did not have the vehicle for a while and we have been busy. it turned out to be the fuse for the ciggarete lighter and the dlc connecter i did not know that the dlc had a seperate fuse i was c...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP663OX
i checked the intake gasket cold with brake clean that was it thank you all Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L radio/wipers VIN: 1FMRU15W01
Thanx to all. Even though the trans selector switch checked out fine on the computer, that was the problem. thank you again!
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L drl VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Received 9 replies, some helpful some not. The main problem is the Smart Junction Box which contains the DRL circuit. This was the first year and only model Ford used this system. Some said to pull the DRL fuse, add a switch to the parking brake switching circ...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L rod bearings VIN: 1MELM624XS
Well I really appreciate all the responses you people are the best. As far as the answer to my question (what causes rod knock after timing chain cover removal) I got lots of theories but no one thing singled out the root cause. From: Don from Ontario Date: ...
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