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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU34X9RU
hello everyone, this truck came in on a hook. the truck would not start. after checking fuel pressure, only 29 lbs. after pump and filter was replaced the pressure was in spec. the truck left our shop i got a call about an hour later from the customer saying i...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, No start after rain VIN: 1FTEX14N8R
This truck was left with us last week because customer complains of a no-start condition after a rain or after a very humid night. He says he can crank it for a long time and it will finally start. Once it is started, the rest of the day it is OK. Does not hap...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
Thanks in advance for the help,This vehicle came to our shop today and it is the first time we have worked on it.The vehicle was about 5 qts overful on oil.We changed the oil and cleared the codes and all the prior codes p0344,p0340,p1219,p1211 did not come ba... Trouble codes: P0344 (memory code cam pos snsr ckt int), P0340 (memory cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1219 (koeo), P1219 (koeo), P1211 (koer icp pres above/below desired), P0281 (cylinder balance 7)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6536T
We got this Contour in yesterday and it has a severe lack of power problem. Car will do about 10 mph at best with the gas petal on the floor. Fuel pressure is good.(40PSI) No codes, all pids look normal, has new plugs and wires that were installed by the custo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
No. 3 maxi fuse blows intermittently (like in 2 0r 3 days of use). The circuit supplies the anti theft RAP module, Fuel pump relay, and PCM fuel pump monitor. The circuit continues from relay to the Fuel Cut Off and to the Fuel Pump. We checked the fuel pump b...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
We have a 98 Crown Victoria at out shop with a very intermittent no start-cranks over good but won't fire. I have been driving the car for three weeks now and have had the car act up for me only twice, both times after we had been handling the harness on behin... Trouble codes: U1262
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Transmission Range Switch VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
This truck has been a thorn in my side...for a long time. The trans will go into limp mode due to the trans range incorrect. The second digit of the digital range always stays a zero. The TR3 voltage is always 5v. I have done every test that I know to do. Resi...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FM2U34E4X
Need some help on this one.this is my own truck and I'm getting confused.Trans shifts fine in all ranges.After the truck is warm the OD light starts to flash,then I start to get harse upshifts and downshifts.Hears where it gets interesting.If I turn the truck ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, theft flashing VIN: 2FMZA5I49Y
Hi guys I have an odd one here and I hope someone can help, thanks in advance for any replies. The van cuts out under load sometimes it even stalls and starts back up, it does it under load and when accelerating. when its doing it the "theft" light blinks and ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21L62
daytime running lamps stay on along with heater system intermittenly with key out of ignition and will not shut down.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14574
thanks if advance for your time an effort in your help to find my problem. this truck was purchased at salvage pool it is a flood truck and the customer did not change all of the trans fluid and he drove the truck long enough to stem the frictions off the clut... Trouble codes: 2004 (imrc bk1 stuck open)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power/no smoke VIN: 1FDXF46P24
vehicle exhibits low engine power-turbo pressure-ok no codes fuel filter recently change air filter new noticed more pining noise type of noise more especially at idle might be common repair very little experience with fords-we are chevrolet dealer

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF26NOJ
Apparently this is a split year and this was built in 10-88 so the filter at the switch valve does not apply as you aren't able to open this one. I went after the switch valve filter as it was suggested in a few of the replies. It was also possibly the egr, th...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
Did not get this one ,checked connection behind cluster and had 25 ohms at signal wire from sender and had 12 volts at gauge,tried 3 other clusters same thing.Got 4 responses and thanks to the ones who tried to help me.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
thanks to those who responded...the result was a defective evap canister purge valve...even though it was new from the dealer. Trouble codes: P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L abs actuation VIN: 1FAFP55U1Y
Thanks for the replies, all said to look at the tone rings. come to find out the customer had the master replaced at another shop, and forgot to say something about. Even after quizing both of them. well long story short, finished job that the other shop had n...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L81
Sorry it took so long to get back. We've been backed up really bad. Got some good replies but bob was right on. When I took out the pressure regulator and saw a brown muck like substance come out, I decided to take off the fuel rail and the four injectors on t... Trouble codes: P0137.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L a/c temp VIN: 1FMZU73E92
I got replies from 'That's normal' to low charge, to heater case defects. We pulled the heater case and found that where the 2 halves of the main case are joined (this is not a seam meant for speration, it is glued) it had spilt open about 1/2 inch allowing he...
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31342
I neglected to mention drivability was never an issue but thanks to Ed for the information 'Under the rear seat by the module is a ground wire for the fuel pump module. Check it. Does the vehicle ever stop running? When the PCM no longer receives a signal from... Trouble codes: P1233.
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P2R
Changed pcv valve and hose again, mil light did not reappear. Thanks to all who offered their help. Leo Trouble codes: P0171.
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