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1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Oil pan VIN: 1FTCR10T6L
Customer brought in some small granules that came out of the oil pan when she changed the oil. They appear to be plastic, reddish-brown, irregularly shaped, and mostly 1-2 mm diameter. They don't look like pieces of camshaft sprocket to me, and I checked and o...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTEX159SK
Trans shifts PERFECTLY through 3rd gear. NO fourth. Neutrals out. Manual shifts work as they should both up and down. Just NO fourth??? No Check engine light. No codes. Someone somewhere has seen this. ATSG book really gives no actual "no fourth" tree. What gi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Hi, I have this 1998 explorer that will sometimes crank but not start. The customer stated they could spray carb cleaner into throttle body and it will start and no more problems that day. some times a week will go by and problems will return. said vehicle had...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA51U2X
a friend of mine replaced his alt. after it quit charging and the battery lite comes after it runs about 30 seconds its charging 14volts has code p1246 replaced alt. again same problem and code alt. both from autozone
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF17201
ford does not list oil pressure spec in mitchell on demand,never seen an engine with this high oil pressure,wonder if high pressure is holding lifters open on those two cylinders,going to check oil filter and oil for restriction,the vacuum guage is bouncing li...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4*4 light and o/d flash VIN: 1FMZU73E52
the vehicle came in because of a delay in reverse and 4*4 light on. we rebuilt the transmission for a delay in reverse and also replaced the transfer case speed sensor. The trans mission case also had a crack in it so it to was replaced. the truck then came ba...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fem VIN: 2FMZA51402
hi-Ford experts I need your help!my own 2002 windstar i scanned the fem & rem for codes-found 2 for rear aux air blower relay 1&2 (blower was inoperative on medium & high speeds)-found blown # 23 fuse for rear relays 1&2.fixed that problem.scanned fem module c...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55U4W
Hey gang, need some help with this Sable, while driving it will act like the ignition was turned off & on real fast. It does'nt ever stall. All the dash lights come on like it was just started. Sometimes too after it is shut off for a while the radio loses its...

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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTJW35H8L
I called the dealer for a new ecu, and it turned out that this truck had the wrong one in it, 1988 model. a new ecu from ford fix it , and it fired from the fist time. this truck had a electronic 4 speed trans. and the ecu in it was for a 3 speed. thanks for a... Trouble codes: 67 (trans selctor switch).
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3FALP1136W
Hay Guys Thank you for the replies, Had one reply to check to see if the oil passsage was clear by removing the plug on the exhuast cam were the spring assy is and then have the engine running and then engerize the solenoid and see if the oil comes out of the ... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing advanced).
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L ABS Light Triggered VIN: 1FAFP34301
As I mentioned in the last post on the thread, We were able to resolve the problem by replacing the bearing with another new one. The replies were all excellent, and we followed up on them. However all test recommended were a 'pass'. We also had used an OEM be...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTSX30531
Thanks for responses to this one. Responses included hard valve guide seals, use thinner oil and check PCV tube for collapsed elbows. Customer has postponed repair as problem is not severe and is looking at new trucks. Thanks again,
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tv/dvd
Thanks guys . I opened the ribbon cable , found broken wire, and repaired . All replies led me in this direction
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