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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6537T
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FTDX1761V
Hi all. This is my Dad's truck. The W/S wipers started coming on once in a while without command...usually slow or intermittent mode. As time went on, they come on more and more, and now come on almost any time the ignition key is on. You can control speed wit...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Rear Speed Sensor VIN: 1FTRE14L3W
The truck set a c1230 code for rear speed sensor on scanner you can see it drop off some time so i replace sensor. after a couple of days it came back with the same code. i connect a scope to all three sensor 2 channels to the rear at the sensor and the ABS mo...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F7X
The truck came in running very poorly, the driver said it ran fine when it stalled at a stoplight, when he restarted it ran poorly and drove it to the shop. Next day I pulled code and tried to start it, it would not start. The code I got are P0473 exhaust back... Trouble codes: P0473, P1293
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Check engine light is on and vehicle runs rough at times. Switched #1 and #2 coils and cleared codes. Vehicle came back, customer said it started running rough and the light came on. Same code for #2. Wiggle tested wiring and tap tested ECM. Can not duplicate ... Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition coil b circuit malfunction)
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L idler pulley timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1132Y
hello techs: this escort 2XZ twin cam eng. keeps breaking this idlerpulley bolt , has been updated with ford bearing package this will be 3rd. attempt. can't find other cause for this cams, tensioner, belt are all intact ?? any one with this problem that can h...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W11
good evening, i need some help from the ford techs. again, i've gotten myself in a pickle. this 2001 f-150 came to me with the dash board illumination lights not working. i diagnosed this as a faulty circuit board on the back side of the instrument cluster. i ...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Overheats VIN: 1FAFP40432
This Mustang overheats only on hot days and at low speeds. Radiator and overflow bottle are full, water flow through cooling system and air flow through radiator are both good. I am convinced that the high speed fan is not being commanded on by the ecm. The lo... Trouble codes: P1285 (Engine overheat detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c temp VIN: 1FMZU73E92
This truck does NOT have daul zone a/c. It is a manual unit. The discharge temp on the right side is 15 to 20 degrees higher than on the left side vents. It is the same on dash vent, defrost or floor vents, the right side is definately warmer. Freon pressures ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR14A6R
First I would like to thank the 11 technicians that offered help. I received many very good suggestions of things to check. Several suggested checking the alternator which I did. Found some slight leakage from one diode in the rectifer. However I unplugged the... 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).
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Idle speed VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
Success! Everybody had some very good leads but hats off to JAMES [...].My throttle body was leaking.I closed off the air hole on the butterfly and vehicle came right down.So customer declined to replace throttle body as now it is fixed.Are we suprised that he...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
Thanks for all the good info. After reseting the keepalive memory in the computer, the car has not reset the codes again. Thanks again for all the help. Mike Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L no communication VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
Thank you for the replies. The customer had trouble understanding that we charge for our services so he is taking truck to the dealer where I am sure he will get diaqnosis for free. I was ready to try a couple of ideas that you all shared that sounded as thoug...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21E3X
we were able to swap some injectors into our motor which improved our start up and over all engine performance. the way it looks is we have four bad injectors eventhough they passed the buzz test. we ran the engine and pulled injector wiring to narrow down the...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Head VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Going to close this as fixed as may be several more weeks to out of here.Sent head to machine shop to check for cracks,warp and valve seats,also haveing valve job done.Everyone was right about broken head bolt and didn't have any trouble getting cam tool.There...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake Drum VIN: 2FTZF1722Y
The fix was to put a used rear end in this truck. The rear end housing was bent (left side tube). When I went back in the next week I checked the axle bearings for play up and down a couple have seen axle and bearing problems. next I took the drum that was sti...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hello all, Sorry about the delay in closing, I wanted to make sure this one was done. I removed the performance chip and drove the wheels off of it. I then returned it to the customer and told him to let me know. He came in today for service on another vehicle... Trouble codes: P0562, P1280, P0112, P1118, P0563, P1281.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FDWE35F51
We have replaced the water pump with a 'new' water pump from Ford and flushed the cooling system and filled it with Ford Gold diesel coolant with anti-cavitation additive. As the water pumps take about 50,000km to leak we will just have to wait and see if this...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18W83
Well turns out it was a defective mass air flow meter rebuilt from FORD, grams per second would not go above 88 on test drives finally tryed a cardone and power was back grams were above 115. Thanks to all who posted. Hey ford outsoursing rebuilt parts is a go...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W4N
I could never duplicate the customer's complaint, so I replaced the pigtail for the CMP sensor (under the LH ignition coil) and returned the vehicle to the customer. He has driven it for over 1000 miles and told me today that he feels the problem is fixed. I s... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder ID sensor cam position sensor).
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R31
thanks for the help, tom from new jersey was right. traced it back to the vent solenoid in the cyl.head of the pump. all the soleniods would energize to try to let the truck come back down but nothing would happen. with a jumper wire i could hear the vent sol....
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXX
Thank you to all that replied. Sorry, I cannot post a fix for this vehicle because the customer declined any further repairs. If I can get them back, I will post a fix. Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L blower VIN: 4M2XV12T5Y
sorry it took so long to post this. I got several replies that recommended replacing the motor because the draw was too hi. I replaced the blower and the current draw of the new motor was 22 amps on hi speed .This was slightly less than the old one but still k...
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