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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9N
hi guys this vehicle keeps blowing the 30amp fuse for the eec. I couldn't read any data or codes because of the fuse keeps blowing up.i tried to disconnect AC, cigarrete lighter , fuel pump relay and i connected the power supply to the distributor power box ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2ATDX18W5V
origional customer complaint was truck would intermitently hesitate when cold and would stall around corners. since than problem has become worse and truck will intermitently drop one or two cylenders on light aceleration but not under heavy load. checked tps ...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
Hello Techs, Vehicle came in with Typical Ford MAF symptoms, Hesitation, lean misfire, LTFT neg, pinging, Etc. Fuel pressure is 29 psi at idle, 38 psi steady while under load, with problem happening. No codes. We disconnected the MAF and the vehicle ran better...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP57U7W
came to me from local salvage yard after they replaced engine. set a code p1309 for misfire monitor, according to tech at yard they installed all of cars original sensors in replacement engine, I have set cam/crank sensor alnigment with tool, and used two chan... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dtc p1450 VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
The vehicle was taken back to the original shop that replaced the pump. The owner was told that they could not locate the cause. He took it to another shop and was told the same thing. He has been driving it this way for two years. The owner is now one of my a... Trouble codes: P1450 (Excessive fuel tank vacuum)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Truck has harsh shift quality and shift pattern is erratic. Speedo drops and jumps. Scanned for codes with snap-on scanner and found P0500 for "Vehicle spped sensor". Checked ABS for any speed sensor codes - no codes. Continued diag for P0500 and found that pr...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and trans harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Truck has harsh shift quality and shift pattern is erratic. Speedo drops and jumps. Scanned for codes with snap-on scanner and found P0500 for "Vehicle spped sensor". Checked ABS for any speed sensor codes - no codes. Continued diag for P0500 and found that pr...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Oil consumption VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Hello techs, This F-150 just came back from a 2000 mile road trip and the customer informed me he had to add two quarts of oil during the trip. Does anyone know of an oil consumption problem on this engine? Thanks for your help, Jon.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FFWW33P63
Dear Techs: Hi guys. This is my first experience with a 6.0 PowerStroke. The problem is cold starting/running. After sitting overnite it will start hard,then start and stall for several times before it will run. When if finally runs the RPMs will surge up and ... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor fault)
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXX
I dont have a whole lot of hair left after working on this one. This vehicle came to us with a MIL light complaint. Scanned for codes and found P0305 cylinder 5 misfire. Road test found misfire was at idle only and LT fuel trim at idle 23% bank 1 and 14% ban... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
Well I must hang my head in utter defeat. This one ate my lunch!. As most agreed, it was flat-lining due to lean condition. After replacing the pump in fuel tank and pulling the rail to check the injectors, boss said its time to move on to other things. This o...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L pump VIN: 1FTHX25H7N
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear wheel cylinders VIN: 1FALP52U3S
thanks for all the help late night didn't see wrong drums 2 new cyl.s & proper drums car stops on a dime & gives change back
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L cam position sensor VIN: 2FMDA5143T
As always, many good responses. Some sugesting work already preformed,(be sure to read the complete post)Ed from Pennsylvana, Kevin from Arizona, & Dustin from Michigan nailed it! Not sure I fully understand why but the dpfe fixed it. Customer is happy, I'm ha...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FDKF38F5V
This one went out of the shop with no fix, cust had just bought the truck, took it from my shop to have a flatbed installed then ended up returning it to the dealer as a buy back. He didn't want to put anymore money into it and figured it was the dealers respo...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L high mounted stop light VIN: 1FMCU24E9V
Well guys I tried another ballast and same deal no high mounted brake light. So we got a light bar and that was the FIX!! I am curious though about the light. I ohmed the good light and the bad light they both have the same readings 12 ohms I also wonder why I...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU184LW
Thanks for the help. The timing was off. Every time i installed the chain it was right untill we turned it over for the first time. The tensioner didn't have oil pressure so it would jump a tooth or two. We held tension on the chain while the cover was off unt...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSE34S8W
Suggested starting points was watching fuel pump current and crank sensor wiring wiggle test. We checked those two things out but found nothing. Since Mode 6 data did not show any failures, I checked for damaged vacuum lines. The tech had already checked with ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
first of all i would like to thank everybody that took time to respond. as some of you mentioned the fix for this expedition was to change to 5w-30 valvoline synthetic oil. we changed the oil and put a wix filter on it and the noise went away almost instantly....
2001 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L head gasket VIN: 2FTZF07351
Hey everybody, sorry I took so long to get back. I should not even of posted this request. My mechanic missed some grooves (scratches) that extended into the oil pressure feed cavity. We epoxied the scratches with Manley A B epoxy and sanded the head down. The...
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