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1986 Ford Bronco II 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FMBU14T76
Greetings Ford Tech's! I have what I think will be a simple one for you guys and gals. This 2.9 liter runs fine in every way except it has an extended crank before starting due to the fuel pressure dropping off to zero very quickly after it has been shut off. ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W1R
This '94 Tbird was a tow in from a nother shop after a new fuel pump failed to correct the condition. The problem is that the engine starts normally and sounds fine for 30 45 seconds or more if the engine is cooler. After a short run the engine cuts off. With... Trouble codes: P0102, P1407, P1000
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L epc VIN: 1FTCR15X65
Need a little advice on this one. Automatic engages,upshifts and downshifts harshly. No codes gathered. I told customer it "could" be a physically sticking EPC solenoid.(would i be correct in this assumption). Problem is, that i'm not 100% sure if replacing EP...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coil springs VIN: 1FALP52U4S
5/23/05 customer complaint of small shimmy at low speeds diagnosed (TSB as well) as due to rear sagging - rear measured 1 inch below spec after installing new front springs. replaced rear springs under warranty with spicer set - rear now within spec. but now ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Dealer replaced head and hasn't run properly since...Idle is rough and with ac on much rougher.Cleaned maf to see if that would help...nope...Disconnected maf and it runs about the same. compression is good and equal on all cylinders. Also low on power.Surges ...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L ping VIN: 1FTFE24L7V
customer complains about ping on light accelleration. this van has coil over plug ignition with a crank sensor. timing is not adjustable. computer shows timing at 20 to 24 btdc at idle. on accell timing advances to aprox 34 btdc untill engine starts to ping th...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
hello all,vehicle was towed in a no-start.had spark and compression.suspect cam timing off.tear down front of engine.found timing belt idler pulley disentegrated.verified cam timing off.lined up camshafts inserted tool in end of cam.inserted crank loca... Trouble codes: 1393 (ehxuast camshaft retarded)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
here goes my first post. car came in with loud clattering noise in bell housing area. cracked flywheel type noise. noise in park, rev,neutral,drive,ac on or off. first torqued converter nuts,none loose,starter drive not even close to flywheel,drained engine oi...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission Range Switch Circuit VIN: 1FAFP52UIW
This Taurus seems to shift fine, but the Check Engine light keeps coming on. I replaced the range switch with a new Motorcraft unit, but problem is identical. Data readings with Snap-on show the following: (engine not running)- "TransRange" PID indicates park...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil leak by turbo pedestal VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
Help I have this 99 7.3 that I cant get this oil leak figured out. It started right after I did head gaskets. The truck can run in the shop all day and not leak. As soon as you get on the road and get into boost there is an oil leak by the turbo pedestal. The ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine temperature VIN: 2FAF974W8X
Good day everyone, This customers 99 Crown vic has got my tech stumped. I am not A/C certified so I'am of little help to him on this problem. Customer states that after driving 20 min or so with A/C on the temp guage reads very high (confirmed this my self th...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No power VIN: 1FAFP34P62
Customer complained of no power at highway speeds, engine began to run warm also. I figured it was runnng warm becuse she had to have it almost full throttle to keep 65 MPH. The check engine light came on as soon as this problem surfaced. Our scanner wont allo... Trouble codes: P1518 (intake manifold runner control stuck open)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pump VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
Hello All, Power steering fluid aerates and blows out the cap on this one. The pump has been replaced. Thanks, Mike
2000 Mercury Contour 2.5L cooling VIN: 1FAFP66L4Y
Hello everyone, I am no Ford mechanic so I need a little direction on this one. This 2.5 V-6 24 valve DOHC It overheats. The fans won't run when hot or with the A/C on. I hotwired the fan motors and they operate. I have no wiring diagrams or manuals on this. I...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Well it's fixed. Sorry about the delay in closing but I was backed up on work. The fix was a new IPR valve, which many replies suggested. i had to loosen the fuel filter housing and move it to the side and the was able to use a offset 3/4 wrench to remove the ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Thanks to all who replied. We got a used PCM from a recycler that seems to have solved the problem. If I had knowen how little they wanted for it we would have done this a llooonngg time ago. Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 miss).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L intermittent power to compressor VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
I guess I had blinders on with this one. It came from a telephone company maintenance shop and they were assuming the switch or electronic part of the system was bad. I was test driving it and the check gage light came on. The temp gage was on H. All it wound ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L ac VIN: 1FDXF46F3X
Customer has not returned. The last thing we did was to wash off the condensor, customer has yet to return. Do not know if that fixed his problem or not. If and when customer returns I will take a look at the cycling switch as some of you suggested. I feel lik...
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