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1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L poor hot start VIN: 1FAPP64R8M
Extended cranking hot. Intermittant crank like advanced timing or high starter amp draw. When the problem occurs the starter amp draw is 650 amps. If the ignition is disabled - starter amp draw is 150 amps and it cranks normally. Always starts normally cold. W...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3FASP13J9S
we are running out of options has anyone seen this before.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE24L7X
checked fuel pressure ,good scan test shows po171&174 in memory baro reading is low 27.1 maf sensor reads 1.68 gps. with koeo tried changing maf sensor with known good one and readings were the same has anyone tried to reflash pcm with this type of problem? Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
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 F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FDWW37F91
Hi to every one!!! thank's for help me. This truck come to the shop for a regular service,when i pull the vehicle into shop i notice when you apply the brake and move the steering wheel at the same time ,the steering get hard like a rock,(LOOSE PWR STEERING).I...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts VIN: 1FMDU73W52
The problem with vehicle is a shudder 1-2 followed by a harsh 2-3 and 3-4 upshifts. Sometimes there is a delayed shift. This is at medium throttle. Problem does not occur cold or under WOT accelerations. The problem does not happen all of the time. But, when ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Hi, I've got this 03' Crown Vic that came in for a lack of steering assist complaint. This was several weeks ago. I test drove the car that day and confirmed complaint and than parked it until I could get to it. 1st: checked with scanner and got the codes s...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM62W1R
Itermittently,but occuring more often, idle sits at 500 and will stall when car is placed in gear. Removed air cleaner and idle air valve...checked for blockage=none. The idle will go to 500 RPM sometimes even when engine is cold,as well as hot. Ohmed out harn...
1996 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W4T
Hi all, have a real problem here, cant figure out what is going on with this one. 96 merc villager with a 3.0, has a code of a po325, poor fuel millage and stft bank 2 is 99.2%, bank one is normal, o2 shifting ok, allitle on the lean side bank one but seems ok... Trouble codes: P0325
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4MZXV11T6X
Tested the scan data on our scan tool and the voltage on the rear sensor stays at .29 volts. The front sensor has a good sweep and is very active. I tried to get a responce from the sensor under full throttle and deceleration, but it stays right at .29 volts. ... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139 (O2 Sensor Slow repsonse)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1984 Ford F-350 7.5L ignition VIN: 2FDJF37L2F
received a lot of great ideas used most of them to check out this vehicle . went back to square one at the sparkplugs and remove all of them two had pieces of carbon across the gap from previous running cond. cleaned all 8 put back in runs like a top. thanks t...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L intermediate clutch clearance
well i got her done. the general consensus was to get an H guage. the local trans supplier was out of stock so i ordered one. i can see how that would make things easier. well since i couldn't get one right away i had to do a few mock ups to get everything rig...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDKF38K4R
I have gotten some good replies on this problem.It took a while to close this post because I was waiting to see what the customer wanted to do.I did the compression test so most of my replies said to do and found 3 cylinders to be alot lower than the rest and ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Over Drive light On shift handle flashes continuou VIN: 1FTEX15N8R
I'm closing this as the customer has yet to keep any of the appointmets he's made for me to actually check it out. At the time I posted the request, I didn't have complete information about the truck, and I appologize!! The suggestions to look into the wiring ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heating system VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
alot of reply's on the heater box. changed it and wala-heat! this was a nut buster. thanks for all the reply's.
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
from the information i had recieved it looks like further testing is required,can't seem to get schedule to match with customer. thank you all Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FDWF37PX4
Thank you for the information. We did replace the steering box (with new box from Ford)and flushed system again. This did fix the problem, and customer is happy. Thanks again!
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