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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDEE14NOL
hi teem this one had been in another shop van won't idle and floods real bad the only way you can get your computer to communicate is to ground 1&2 on the self tester plug in, in the scamatic it shows these two are ground also the vehicle seems to idle when ...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Door locks will not lock or unlock with the remote VIN: 1FMDU34XOS
This vehicle has a keyless entry\anti theft system that is inopperative. I changed the batteries in both remotes with the same result. I then located the module to inspect wiring for powers, grounds, and continuity. No problems were found. I then tried to get ...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine VIN: 2FALP73W5S
any reason why massive oil comsuption, a qt. ever 400 miles, runs perfect, no blue smoke ,no leaks
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
Hello all, This is a ranch truck used mainley for hauling bales and feeding cubes. A lot of time spent idling through the pasture. Checked glow plugs for hard start and they looked good. Fuel filter was changed but did not help. The truck is a hard start to a ...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FALP54N5V
This one is killing me. The owner is the kind of customer that any shop would love to have so I really want to figure this one out for him. Origionally the vehicle came in with a lack of power complaint, the other drivability tech diagnosed it and did a tune-u... Trouble codes: P1101, P1780 (trans ctrl sw out of range - koeo self test), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low input - memory code)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33FXX
Thanks for your help in advance iatn. I'm not a diesel mech. This veh came into the shop with no power. Check eng. lt. was on and found code p1282 excesive icp. mem code. P0476 exh press control valve preformance. Preformed inj buzz test (pass) preformed cyl ... Trouble codes: P0275, P1282, P0476
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L starter VIN: 2FAFP71W9Y
This vehicle has been experiencing intermittent and random starter engagement and as of yet we've been unable to locate the source of the problem. Everything works normally for a time (random), then all of the sudden and with no warning the starter will activa...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52UOW
after hooking up scope , looking at cam and crank wave form . Check cam timing timing , on the money. After reading all replies, read ford info , I guessed The only thing left in this system is the crank sensor . Could crank sensor be weak? Installed new crank... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA524OX
thank you everyone for your help and quick response. customer is now deciding whether to invest the money to fix vehicle or to sell. so might come your way if i don't fix!!! Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
well alrighty it turns out at one point this car had a cd changer from the factory that had been removed in a somewhat crude fashion from the trunk, almost as if it were stolen. all the wire ends were bare and somehow powering things...seperate all the wires a...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1136X
the problem was the timing belt tensioner pulley right next to the balancer pulley it looks plastic and has come apart and broke the timing cover open. i have not fixed it yet but ordered parts. Thank you for all the responses!
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP34P0Y
Hi sorry it took so long to get back, wanted to make sure of the repair. Customer did not want to put the cost of a new head or machining the old one, into this car. He opted for the cleaning. What we did was run seafoam thru throttle body while hot letting th...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S51
I pulled the tank and there were no restrictions. The fuel pump pumps the fuel to the fuel filter, then it goes either to the injectors or back to the tank through a pressure relief valve. I could not find a lower pressure valve or figure out how to mount a re... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich).
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