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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
when cold vehicle cranks but won't start. Engine fires but when release ignition it dies. Will do this 3-15 times and then will start and run. After this happens vehicle will continue to start fine until it sits for 3 or more hours. thought we had low fuel pre...
1994 Ford MOTOR HOME 7.4L no shift to 3rd or 4th gear VIN: BFCMF53G6R
This motor home runs great, takes off normal, shifts to 2nd and then when it goes to 3rd, it goes to neutral, and will not ever go to 3 or 4...the fluid looked good, with no material in the pan...my scanner doesn't seem to tell me anything, someone please give...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31L6V
net techs, This E350 is giving us fits. Has an obvious misfire under load. No misfire code. Tried to read misfire data with two different scanners including the NGS. Shows cylinders to count, but will not register any even when missing badly. A trainer told m...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
This Explorer will only miss under a load from cruse. I had it scaned at the ford dealer and was told that mode 6 shows that #1 sparkplug wire is going bad. I replaced plugs and wires. Test drove it again and the problem is still there. My scantool will not sh...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L intake manifold VIN: 2FM2A5142X
we pressure tested this vehicle found a leaking intake, we replaced gasket,intake manifold and we still have a leak. i cant figure this out. all surfaces looked good, we replaced intake because it was really pitted at water jackets so to eliminate a come back ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
Hello- I've been a periodic lurker, but have never spent much time navigating the site. I have searched the archives to some extent, but am not real savvy on the layered effect of the Forum. ( So please bear with me.) The issue is a recurring MIL light, prev... Trouble codes: P0174
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
this should be a pretty simple question. i have 5 volts on the DPFE sense circit all the time, i suspect something shorted together in the harness, but scan data and testing voltage at the sensor conector was as far as i got when i was out of time to check thi... Trouble codes: P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW DETECTEDmemory code), P1408 (INCORRECT EGR FLOWengine running code)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L p1000 VIN: 1FTNF20L77
This vehiocle came in due to not passing the IM93 emissions test here in NW Indiana. The computer showed a P1000 with no MIL on. The O2 monitor and the O2 heater monitor shows "not ready". All other monitors show ready. The O2 show good scan data when running ... Trouble codes: P1000 (O2 monitor not ready), P1000 (O2 monitor not ready)
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM9742N
put one pound of freon, takes 2.4. Runs good for 30 seconds, then pressure skyrockets and blows pressure valve. We have replaced all parts for a conversion, put in proper amount of oil but still continues to not work.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hi group, this customer is a do it yourselfer and has replaced the above parts and flushed out the entire system. the problem is rapid cycling of the compressor, you can watch it cycle with gauges hooked up as low side drops to 25psi. I personnally have verife...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L hydraulic cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Vehicle came in with overheating at times. Have done lots of work on cooling sys. But problem still persists.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
Hello all! This mercury came in with interior lights on and door ajar light staying on. Took NGS and looked at the PIDS for door swithes all showed closed in the DDM. Run on demand test and got a b1322 driver door switch short to ground ran code as per mitchel...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F4T
First of all Thank You to all that replied and helped me out with repairing vehicle. Especially to the Gentleman from Ford that helped with wiring schematic of IDM, this helped alot. Sorry for the wait on closing this one, I was gone for 10 days and did not ge... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor Circuit), P0630 (Internal Ram Error).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Power assist VIN: 1FTYR10C5X
THanks so much to all of you. Most of the responses I recieved hit the problem right off! It's air in the system. Air got in when we turned the wheel with out engine running, such as turning for caliper access during brake job. To fix it we followed your sugge...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU74E5Y
I would like to thank Paul [...]. We tried starting cold and the vehicle would not start. We recieved the new IAC (which I replaced because we did try to clean it)and after install fired up with no n...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PXY
Thank for all the replies. Most of you suggested MAF. I thought I had removed and cleaned this, but maybe I did not. The two things I did do were, removed the MAF, (usally I take a clean dental pick and carefully scrap the surfaces of the elements), then I hav... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake pull VIN: 1FTZF17261
i must close this ticket without a fix. i do not know when this truck will return. i also am sorry for a late close, we are a two man shop with one on vacation now. the following suggestion were given: clogged or twisted hose, type of brake pads-i have had sug...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
It appears that I will not be able to fix this car before my help request time runs out. I did, however, get two additional responses to my update. Stephen says it may be a problem similar to the old Chryslers 'morning sickness'; where p/s fluid leaks in the...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L No Start, floods at cold start VIN: 17TLNLM97V
the fix was a new idle air bypass valve, sorry for the delay spent some quality time in the hospital ( i was rearended sitting at a stop light) the air valve i was talking about was the extra butterfly in the throttle body that are part of the traction control...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A5X
Thanks for all the replies.We have came to the conclusion that it is an internal problem with the head.At this point,the customer is taking it to the dealer.He said he would let us know what the exact problem was, after the dealer makes the repair,I will then ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), B1202 (unknown), B1249 (unknown).
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