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1988 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Right rear brake VIN: 1FABP534XJ
Hello everyone. This car belonged to an old customer of mine. I was the one who installed the rear brakes on this car. I replaced the shoes, cylinders, and turned the drums about a 4,ooo mi. ago. I sold the car last month to another customer. Last week she ca...
1988 Ford f350 wrecker 7.3L fuel gauge
my own company truck. having problem with fuel gauge, sometimes reads sometimes doesnt. it doesnt matter which tank your on or anything. thought it was a ground problem, ran my own grounds still the same. if you slam on the e/brake hard most of the time the ga...
1989 Ford Motorhome 460CID Trans temp VIN: 3GQRST5433
Motorhome came in for annual pre trip service. We found steel chunks depositing in C-6 tranny pan- no customer complaints. He agreed to have us overhaul unit to find source of metal. Our trans shop specialist found planet shedding metal and thought it best to ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Hello all This explorer is giving us fits. You can be driving along and the brake pedal feels fine for several applications, and then all at once it will fade severly. We removed the lines from the master cylinder and plugged it, it is high and hard, we even ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Vehicle came in with Mil on. Checked codes and got 332. I replaced the EGR Pressure Sensor and the EGR Vacumm Solenoid. I test drove the truck twice and rechecked for codes and there were none present. The customer picks up the truck and the light came on righ... Trouble codes: 332 (558 -), 558
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L shift
Hello, I have this 94 e-150 with a 5.8l and E40D trans that the customer complains after driving 45 miles willshift hard and shift hunt, the cruise control also quits working when this happens. It does not happen every time, about every 3rd time when driven th...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX14H7S
Hello everyone: This truck stalls when put into reverse. It doesn't always do it, but once it starts it seems to do it quite often. I have gone over the iac system, changing the valve and checking base idle and there still could be a problem there somewhere, b...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L brake lights VIN: 3FALP6533T
Hello everyone-Hope someone can shed some light on this one. Car came in for no brake lights.Third light works,left and right outside are inop.Check and have no voltage to to brake light sockets.Checked fuses-brake light switch are good.Turn signal and hazard ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
Above idle it seems to run ok. It feels like it is missing, but there is no miss detected on the scanner. Please help.
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L wipers & 4x4 VIN: 1FTFF28W9V
Wipers work on high only & won't park 4x4 inop low range light always on truck not in low range mechanical shift transfer case that shifts ok repaced wiper switch wiper motor & GEM still the same symptoms with on chagne?
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31S7V
This van came in with a missfire #9 cyl. Ign. Coil is not firing. There is power at the coil. dr green and ppl is being pulled to ground by pcm. Replace coil and plug. still missfire on #9. coil works on other cyl. I must be missing something. Thanks for readi... Trouble codes: P0309
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Timing chain is very noisy and compression low am I trying to fix a problem that can,t be fixed under circumstances. Cylinders 456 missing at idle but will fire under load. No vacuum leak can be found.Computer would only show PO300 at first but after clearing ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304, P0305, P0306, P0175, P0430
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L system VIN: 1FDX1761VK
Can't get the air out of the system. Alldata says there is a procedure used to get the air out of the lower part of the ABS system using an NGS unit. It says that you can then bleed the brakes normally, once the air is purged. My question is, is there a cheape...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L ac compressor VIN: 1FALP4041V
Car came in about 2 weeks ago with AC inoperative, we check out system and found proper charge but no power to ac compressor, we then diagnosed as a bad CCRM. We ordered part and installed the same on Friday and then had power at harness to compressor. After y...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X4X
CAM SENSOR AND SYNCRONIZER WERE REPLACED AT ANOTHER REPAIR SHOP. i removed the intake to gain access to the cam synchronizer because it is impossible to see. then i set the engine at no.1 tdc and used the proper alignment tool on the cam syncro. after checking... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor disabled)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L reverse VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Hello all, This one has been giving us some trouble. This vehicle come in with transmission burnt, Replaced with ford rebuilt, this unit slips in reverse only when hot, there are no codes, trans was replaced for a second time, same thing, slips in reverse on...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L various VIN: 1LNLM9848R
original complaint,blower motor stops,dash lights go off, turn signals inop, an audible beeping. went to bring vehicle into the shop, battery dead. that had not happened to customer, we checked. did a charging system test, alternator, no output no voltage. fur...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L panic button VIN: 1MEFM55S82
This car has a panic feature on the keyless remote. The vehicle will go into the panic mode (parking lights flashing and horn blowing) at any time in any location. Can this be disabled? Anyone know of a common cause for this condtion? Thanks in advance.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L fuel guage VIN: 1FTCR10AXN
I checked all the information I was sent wiring and fuses and slosh board and have elimated everything but the sending unit float but with the mileage and cost to replace have decided to live with it and just watch my mileage thanks for all the help to point m...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L epc VIN: 1FTCR15X65
Hello all, Thank you all for helping me out on this one.Unfortunately the customer wanted to verify (?) my diagnosis at a dealer. Their diagnosis was the same.(EPC/valvebody) I was unable to replace valvebody at this time due to a very busy schedule, so he opt...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Hi Everyone, Firstly, I would like to thank everyone that replied to my help request, I was overwhelmed by the amount of responces I recieved.Everyone said that the blend door or linkages could be broken and after carefully contemplating the posability of havi...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine temperature VIN: 2FAF974W8X
Thank you to all that replied -I ended up taking over this vehicle myself as the orignal tech went on vacation- We found 2 reasons for fault - as many suggested - there was indeed some blockage of the radiator from in between radiator and condensor - I removed...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L all 4 windows VIN: 1FM2U34E5X
thank to everyone who replied.from what little i can check i feel it is the gem module but not knowing 100% i advised customer to go to ford and have checked.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 3-2 shift VIN: 1FTRX18L81
thank you for all the help. I ended nup doing a different valve body update and putting different size springs in the acummulator. Also informed the cust of the tsb
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L directionals VIN: BHYTO12569
thank you for your time all, this one is fixed, there was a break in the wire harrness over the collum, thanks to mr [...], here it is,,,If the truck has tilt try tilting all the way up and see if things straighten out. I've seen a few where the harness to the...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM50U6S
All Fixed, as suggested we ck'd ignition timming and found it retarted approx 6 degrees, ran much smoother after resetting. This car had alot of miles and must have a stretched chain. Just did'nt seem like thats what was going on, fuel pump is also nice and qu...
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