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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L fuel guage VIN: 1FTCR10AXN
My Personal truck This morning on way to work fuel guage on empty Does it have a fuse or something no engine light and truck runs normal Thanks for any help
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 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 Windstar LX 3.8L compressor
I need some help from a FORD guru. I'm bimmer tech not much experience on fords. The compressor not comming on, evacuate and regas system to specs..static pressure 100 P.S.I both sides. but clutch not on and no power to compressor with connector disconnected. ...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDX1722V
after repairing imrc valve problem and resealing intake manifolds cleared code. light is now off and stays off but we still have a stumble under quick acelleration.when we checked the timming with the scaner the timming retards under quick acelleration and the... Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc stuck open bank 1)
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1425X
this came in as running problem,when you first start this vehicle under load it does fine for the first 60 secounds,at witch time it begins to misfire only at about 1500 rpms, no misfire under that or over that only at that time,was putting out downstream o2 c...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P1X
when vehicle is cold you can not run a/c, comp. come on and check engine light and shift light flash on, comp. goes off. if you let vehicle warm up and turn a/c works great. vehicle runs good. we've test all gounds to ecm and ccrm, powers good. check wiring fr... Trouble codes: P0351 (cd-1 primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0352 (cd-2 primary/secondary circuit malfuction)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L all 4 windows VIN: 1FM2U34E5X
hello everyone need some help on this explorer. all power windows not working code 1347 rear heated glass. ran self test and drivers window went down during test.will not move with switch.alldata gives test checking pid in gem my genisys will not do this test....
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S0Y
We are getting a rich mixture code on this Taurus. the long term fuel trim on bank 1 is -20 while the right bank is 0. We have checked for vacuum leaks although I would think that would set a lean code. Is it possible that an injector on that bank is deliverin... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Rear Diff
I have this F-250 with a limited slip differential. It has a clunk ,sounds like coming from the rear diff of the truck, when you come to a stop and take off from a stop. Checked pinion and ring gear they look good and tooth patterns look good. I replaced the p...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks, rear wiper VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
This Ford Explorer came in with the rt front door automatic lock inop and the rear wiper and rear washer inop. I removed the right door panel and noticed the accuator not moving the rod to the door lock. I was just wondering if this is a common problem and wha...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air flow VIN: 2FAFP71W61
I can't get enough air flow from the vents. You get about 1/3 air flow from this car when compared to the other car we have to test with. We have cleaned and washed the evap. check all the intake air and swapped blowers to another car and we just can't get the...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L directionals VIN: BHYTO12569
hello everyone, i have this f250 with no dir lights and no plate \lights, however directionals work in the rear only with foot applied to brake, nothing else is affected, poss directional switch, has any one had a simmilar malfunction of this kind, just want t...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 3-2 shift VIN: 1FTRX18L81
Cust came in and noticed clunk when driving slow around corner then acelerating. When test driving the vehicle you can make the transmisssion clunk during the 3-2 down shift when you accelerate then let off. All the pressurse are within specs. I have done a va...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L wont engage VIN: 1FTWW32FX1
The customer brought this truck in, complaining that intermittently, the E4OD will fail to go into gear when attempting to leave a parking spot. He moves the shifter from park to drive...and the engine revs but no motion...same for reverse. He says most times ... Trouble codes: P0476 (exh backpressure), P0605 (pcm failure)
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Hello all, we are working on this problem Focus, that from time to time, will bogg, loose power, hesitate, and jerk, but only after running a long time. We could only get it to act up once for us in the past, and only after idling a long time on a very hot day...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FMSU43F92
This vehicle is a total dog on take off for the first few feet. Then when the turbo kicks in it will take off and runs just like normal. The computer shows no codes and the the air filter is fine, we also replaced the fuel filter and this helped nothing either...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Noise VIN: 5LMPU28LOW
Hello everyone I have a problem with my Navigator. I had one of my tech's check it out and he installed three different IAC motors to no avail. One was an aftermarket and the other two Ford ones. I checked the archives and couldn't find anything. What it is do...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
car has been to 2 dealers and no problem was found.was told if no codes were present there was no problem ,and wouldn't test drive. at about 2400 rpm car acts as if it has a rev limiter.we just did a code and datastream test and visual test for the obvious.we ...
1988 Mercury Tracer 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3MABM1153J
I have a 1988 Mercury Tracer that failed the California I/M smog test. NOX readings are excessive (1193 ppm & 1607 ppm). Vehicle does not have an EGR valve. Customer states the engine has approx. 30,000 miles since rebuild. The customer also had the catalytic ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Problem found,Thanx to Jeff,Deke,Dale and anyone I missed that said timing belt not properly aligned to marks. Cam and crank marks were OK,but the intermediate shaft that drives the oil pump and cam sensor were nowhere near the diamond shaped marks that were s...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
the windtsar came in last thursday i removed the upper intake manifold and sure enough 4 of the egr ports were plugged solid, 1 was half pluged and one {cyl #1} was wide open.i cleaned all the ports, the vehicle has been gone for a week. customer says it runs ... Trouble codes: P0301 (ctlinder 1 missfire).
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L compressor VIN: 1FAFP42X6W
Great news we have fixed this vehicle with the help we recieved from the members of this network. The problem was the Constant Control Relay module, we replaced it and everything workd great. This part is on emergency backorder thru ford at this time and it to...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
thanks for all info. cam sensor inspected good as well as the oil pan. hydrolock was good info although coolant was rusty ,it wasnt low at anytime but would explain what had to have happen sitting for 4 days. owner did not wont to go any further knowing it was...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, ERRATIC GAUGE OPERAT VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
thanks to all of you that helped due to lack of consistiency of problem occuring have been unable to pin point problem(s) we did recheck all grounds and connectors, all appeared ok advised customer of findings we were not willling to try and play parts bingo w... Trouble codes: P0161 (ego heater circuit sensor two).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L wheel studs VIN: 1FTRX08L61
We weightd the vehicle with the loaded trailer... oops! What apperaed to be an accepteble load on the rear axel was over the rated load by a big bunch.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L koer po476 VIN: 1FDNF20F41
Customer has not returned due to time constraints as this code did not keep vehicle from running.Sorry for delay I was on vacation last week.Dieselman gave me info to fix when it returns and I will post my findings. Thank you for your responce Trouble codes: P0476.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07612
Thanks for all of the help. Found the DPFE sensor to be at .18 volts instead of 1 volt. Replaced with OEM sensor and fixed problem. Gerald Trouble codes: P0405.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Brake Lights VIN: 2FAHP71W43
I got this problem solved. Thanks to Frank [...] he had the correct fix for this problem. The brake light system runs through the sunroof/moonroof relay in the fuse panel on the fender well. I took another relay out and replaced the relay and BINGO, there th...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6538V
Most replies were split between 02 sensor & pcv valve . Sold both to customer . Customer has not returned in 3 weeks , came back within a few days last time.I assume its fixed. Trouble codes: P1131.
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