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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L wipers VIN: 1FABP44E1K
hey people, this pony's wipers only work on high, no low or intermitent. i have checked the multi-switch on the column and have all voltage coming and going as per switch position. i have checked the wiper motor connections and have only voltage being supplied...
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14HOP
Problem only occurs under light load at 40-60 MPH and in shop under brake torque, and only when EGR valve is not blocked off. Van runs good when EGR is disabled, but valve and regulator have been replaced. Van runs very rich and rough when started cold. Found ...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54P1R
hi, i just bought this ford last month, besides my better judgement. when i first bought it the mil was on during cruise it had a code 332 lack of egr. i pulled the intake and cleaned the passages out and found the rear valve covers leaking oil into the spark ... Trouble codes: 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
This truck has an overdrive off light that flashes on the dash and I can't get any codes or trans data out of the computer. It seems to shift fine and operate properly the only thing I notice is that when it downshifts to low that shift is pretty harsh. Anyone...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU184LW
Customer come in with #4 spark plug blowed out. Cylinder head was removed and all cylinders were repaired. After re-assembling, tearing down and checking timing 3 times, were ready to tear our hair out. You can remove all 4 coil wires and injector wires and it...
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 F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
When accelerating engine acts like its trying to cut out and the overdrive light will flash .
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L heater blower VIN: 1FDRE1422X
Blower motor will run for a while and then it will blow the fuse.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU34ZE6
Hi Group; This thing came in with a rattle on cold start up that lasted until the engine warmed up and then once hot the rear chain rattled at idle. We removed the engine and upon tear down found the oil pump chain tensioner broken and the jackshaft tensioner...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
i have an expedition that has a slight knock. it does not seem to matter whether it is hot or cold, the noise seems to be about the same. the vehicle does not seem to do this consistantly. the customer does admit to the last 5 or 6 times the oil was changed it...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1765Y
Performed PM services, When tried to start engine spin no start. Theft light flashing. Installed scan-tool No communication to pcm. Performed KOEO PATS test. U1147 (NO SCP NET WORK COMMUNICATION). Tested DLC and followed pinpoint tests for this code. End resul...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Hello Ford techs, thank you for taking the time to read this. This van came in with the crusie control inop (light on dash won't even come on). I used the Mitchel trouble shooter for system inop and it gives you a test for every thing but the on button. All th...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L chime control VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
the five soft chimes occur with a space between the five chimes, and a total of 25 chimes per key cycle. it is a different chime sound than all the other chimes. customer states he has never heard this chime before, and states it never did it since vehicle was...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L shift solenoid b VIN: 1FTZF17231
Hello group, This truck came in with the "O.D." light flashing and the S.E.S. light on. Customer stated that everything was o.k. going to work one day, but after work he got in it, put it in gear and started driving away, the O.D. light started flashing, the ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, runaway idle VIN: 1LNLM91VXS
problem accures all the time, when you take foot off pedal car stays at that rpm, even taping on pedal does not bring it down. checked throttle cable and that is free of binding.
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMRU27AIY
80psi cylinder # 7 . does any body knows if there is any history of stick valve or burnt?? replace coil and plugs already fuel injector pulsation ok

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L guages VIN: 1FDEE14N3M
Thank you to all who responded. Stephen hit it right on the head. We acessed the small screw on the back of the regulator and dialed it in so the guages all read properly.
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L fast idle
thanks for all who responded, turns out the upper intake was leaking. it was not large enough to show up on fuel trim, but a smoke test found a small leak in the rear, replaced gasket and all is fine now. again thanks for all the help.
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP53S8W
hey guys this car is fixed. well four of you have posted some good comments. because of you its fixed. although none of you hit it on the head.i had checked for restricted exhaust- good. grounds on sensors good. normallly i would not look at mass air sensor fo...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Well took front diff. apart and nothing all 5 bearings in good shape, ran vehicle without diff. noise still present, (installed one inch bolts through wheel bearings to hold in place), had a Jeep Grand cherokee in shop took wheels and tires off jeep and instal...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IFTYR10C3X
Louis from North Carolina called it. This truck had a bad computer. All inputs, powers & grounds were good. Runs perfect now. Thanks to all who responded, Dan Trouble codes: P1131, P0340.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FTNX21L2X
Well, it was the head gasket! We're sending it out, though. The shop doing it always lifts the body like many of you suggested. Thanks for all the replies...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Lacks Power VIN: 1FTNW21L1X
Thanks for all the replys, finally got the truck back in the shop. Had to borrow a tool from the local Ford dealer for this one. Ran a balance test under load up one certain hill only showed problem with cylinders 1 & 5, turned out the coils were breaking down... Trouble codes: 1401 (DPFE Hi Voltage).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF37S8Y
Thanks for all the help. This truck had a new fuel pump module put in it 5 months ago so I never thought the pump could be bad. So I put pressure gauge on truck and run it and when it acted up it only had 3 or 4 psi. So I pulled the tank out and the sump was r...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L powertrain
THIS VEHICLE has not come back to complete & finish the job ,so i do not have any useful info right now ,i will update at a later date when vehicle comes back.
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L trip/odometer VIN: 1LNCLM97V8
Hi folks, this car is fixed... duane from Conn. hit it... just like the older grand cherokee's the visor had blown the fuses, but the owner had tried to replace the fuses and had forgotten where they went back, installed new fuses and reset w/battery disconnec...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L courtesy lamps VIN: 1L1FM81W1X
I would like to thank all that took their valuable time to help get this one fixed! It turns out that Kevin [...] hit the nail on the head. I opened the drivers door panel, disconnected the keypad and the problem disappeared! Thanks again
1986 Other Ford TVR 280i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SA9DH28P8G
We got this car timed and running good. I want to thank Richard and Gregory for their time and great information.
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