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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FMDU34X4N
Hi Everyone, I have been trying to help a friend with his Explorer But I'm running out of ideas. The problem is that it keeps eating serpentine belts. It acts like something is shreading off the front edge of the belt. It will eat away the first couple of groo...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Idle speed VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
Receiving codes 411 and 412 This vehicle is idling to fast.1130 rpm sound fast,what is the desired idle for these? Also installed vacuum gauge,readings of 19 inches HG. Is that to low? Disconnected and plugged all vacuum related items no change.(Brake booster...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14A6R
The problem with this ranger is so intermittant it has been very hard to track down. The truck usually runs pretty good but when it acts up it runs terrible. The customer stated that he has been trying to get the problem corrected for almost a year. He has had... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe voltage high of low KOEO on demand cleared and resets), 123 (tp circuit higher than max voltage continous memory code), 211 (PIP circuit failure continous menory code), 214 (cyl. ident. CID failure continous memory code)
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hello Ford powerstroke gurus. I have a whopper here. This F-550 will intermittantly stumble and die. Came in this time with three code stored. P1690- wastegate solenoid control ckt failure. P0236 turbo boost snsr A perform. P1139 water in fuel indicator. Clear... Trouble codes: P0562, P1280, P0112, P1118, P0563, P1281
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake Drum VIN: 2FTZF1722Y
The driver of this truck claimed to hear a loud noise from the rear of the truck then he had it towed to our shop. It is one of the fleets we work on. The only time they come in is when the trucks are broken(almost no P.M.). Pulled the rear wheels to inspect f...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55221
Hello all, This vehicle was in about 2 weeks ago with a complaint of "Security System problem, cuts out while driving". The customer said the SECURITY light would come on (PATS system) and the engine would cut out. I scanned the vehicle, no current or pendin...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L high idle VIN: 1L2MV12345
This one is a real jewel.it came from another shop.It will rev at 2500 rpm and not come down.Had iac,tps,and mass air flow replaced. Throttle body cleaned.Intake and throttle body gaskets replaced.It seems the pcm is comanding the iac to be opened to far.put a... Trouble codes: 17 (unable to control idle)
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L High side pressure VIN: 1L1FM81W53
This 2003 Lincoln Town Car was converted into a stretch limo by Executive Limos. The complete rear unit was add on by Executive. The high side was pulsing very rapidly from 80 PSI to 180 PSI at low RPM, above 2000 RPM it was OK. Outlet temperatures was 60 degr...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6536S
The vehicle is running as of today. I feel the problem is with the wiring harness. The owner checked the crank, cam and map sensors, all ok. In the process he was manipulating the wire harness and when he cranked the engine it started. He didn't try to start t...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FASP11J5S
the scanner i had to use was a genisys.it did not have the capability of getting into trans.son i borrowed a ngs from anather shop.this scanner showed a vss malfunction.replaced vss and it shifts normal. thank you for the help
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
I would like to thank the replies I recieved.I got very helpful knowledge for the future. I also apologize because it turned out that I recieved misinformation from several sources. The fix was the cam sensor shaft housing. In hand I could feel no play and fin... Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM SENSOR Malfunction).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
Thank you all for the replies. We performed all of the recommendations before the vehicle left to no avail.The customer needed the truck back. As soon as He returns we will continue diagnosis. Thanks again
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
Thanks guys for the suggestions, especially Fred and Paul. Basically I kept driving the thing, then one time while the purge was on and the vent was closed, my FTP reading went from 4.3in H2O to 0. I tracked it down to a defective FTP sensor opening intermitte... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak).
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTNE24L5Y
Unfortunatly I was unable to fix this truck, although I did get some good info on how to enter the self test. I ended up telling the customer to take it to the dealer. I hope they come back and tell me what I missed. Thanks to all 4 guys who tried to help.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cruise control VIN: 3FTNX21L53
Thanks to all who replied. Mark from Mass. hit the nail on the head. He told me what part# I installed before I told him and what part# I should have installed. I needed a different servo. The VSS was not being detected. The servo I had was not defective, just...
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