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1988 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FDLF47G1J
This is a landscaping truck I've been serviceing for 7 yrs. , when driveing down the road no load in the dump and hit a bump the steering wheel shakes side to side till you come to a stop this will continue all day. I've checked the king pins, springs, bushing...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L intermediate clutch clearance
my question is this: is there any easy way to check the intermediate clutch clearance with common shop tools and not the ford depth mic and adapter plate way? being a gm tech i just don't have all the special tools for a ford. and it seems like there must b...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X9R
Hey Guys, We have in our possesion a 1994 Explorer 2wd with 4 Wheel ABS. Intermiatantly at times when apply brake have slight pedal pulse from abs. Can happen when turning into a parking spot at low speeds or coming to a stop at lower in town speeds. Never ha...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Van has new unit and everything checks out but don't know if unit is defect.TCC % goes up to 64% and then drops to 28 and tries again to go up.IT will not go to 100% and lock-up.Turbine sensor all reads fine on Scanner and NGS.RPM needs starts bouncing from li...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: this truck came in for engine light on and rough running, found codes p0171 and p0174 ( system lean on both banks ) checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure ok. scanner showed poor reaction time from left oxygen sensor and they were both very rusty, w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Hello to all once again. My question regarding this van is that it is loosing coolant into the motor. Found tsb about either intake or front cover causing the leak. How do I know for sure which one? Customer doesn't want to just make it a craps shoot. Just won...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56SXX
Greetings fellow gluttons for punishment. I have this f350 super duty that will go down the road fine and all of a sudden you cant get the engine to go over 2500 rpm. It seemed like a cat converter problem but wasn't. I checked for codes there were none but I...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine
This engine emmits a knocking sound only when hot and the transmission in gear, just off of idle. The Dealer told the owners that it was a rod bearing. After listing in that area, it sounded as if they might be right. The sound is also present around the left ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
good morning everyone. this is my first time so please be patient. customer of mine has a 99 explorer with a loud squeak, at wheel speed, from right front. traced condition to bearing/hub assembly. replaced bearing (timken), noise was gone, customer was happy....
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L7Y
truck has noise in tranfercase in all wheel drive like chain jumping doesnt make noise in 4 wd unhook wiring connector at transfer case noise goes away.replace coil/clutch pack/wafer spring . still has some noise but not as bad we are reflashing gem mod next b...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U71
idle would surge when put in drive. to 900 rpms. this would happen when warmed up. turn a/c on and idle would surge before compressor engagement. both conditions would stabilize back down to about 700 rpms. cleared KAM by disconnecting battery 15 min. idle doe...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FDWF37PX4
Have steering problem with this vehicle, original complaint was no power steering intermittently. Verified complaint at shop, in park at idle. After going lock to lock twice, you lose power steering assist. (unit has hydro-boost and p/s cooler) We have replace...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L high idle VIN: 2MEFM75W31
hello to all of you, i have this crown vic that idles at 980 rpm when hot in park. this seems to high. the desired rpm says it should be 750 rpm. there are no drivability issues other than this high idle. the tps sensor is at .91 volts, just like another crown...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Thanks guys for all the help. We have not fixed this yet but I feel like we found the problem. We removed the tailshaft housing and found that the rebuilder had put a bolt in the oiler hole. When the teflon grease wore off the bushing wasn't getting enoungh oi...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU35PWZ
Thank you to the 18 techs that took the time to assist me in my search for the elusive interia fuel switch. Several of you guys told me to look in the owner's manual to find it's location except it was not in the vehicle. 12 told me the switch was near or in t...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1768W
This truck did have a K&N filter.MAF was dirty,BARO pid was out.Changed MAF and installed OE air filter reset MAF and customer reports all is well.Thanks to all that took the time to reply .MUCH appreciated,It's a wake up call to keep it simple and check scan ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFMZU67E41
Well found vac leak it was pcv hose under rad hose on top I want to thank everyone for there help. this is the best site I have found. Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean banl 1), 0174 (sys to lean bank 2).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMZU74E72
William from Georgia described the noise exactly. He and most others thought that the noise was coming from the timing chains. Hooked up the sensors (6) from a electronic ear to the timing chain areas of each head. That is where the noise is coming from. Jerry...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speeod VIN: 2FAFP71W53
this vehicle hit a deer and has not be returned to me for the problem. After it clears the body shop I will post the repair. Thanks Kirt
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No engage VIN: 1ZWFT6035X
I was saying somewhat tongue in cheek that I was asking for help on a magic phone fix and did you guys ever come through with the magic fix. Several said to check for plugged vent. One was so specific I thought he had the car. Someone had put the trans vent ho...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT6IL42
thanks for everbodies help on this problem I ended up using propane around bottom of intake and watched the fuel trim and injector pulse width change a little bit found out car was still under warranty so they took it back to the dealer to fix the problem with... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302.
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