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1984 Ford F F600 6.1L engine swap VIN: 1FDNF60H6E
I have this 1984 ford F150 that as a carb. I want to swap over to fuel injection I would like to know if it can be done I've overall the engine and tranmission I have a ford fuel injection intake and injectors and upper intake, wires,computer, is there anythin...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
After driving this truck for about 3/4 mile it will shut off and it won't restart you can't even hear the fuel pump run when you turn the ignition on. After it sits for about 3 or 4 minutes and cools down you can turn on the key the pump will run and you can d...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1FTDX1860V
Hello to all the Ford doctors. I have this 96 F-150 with a leaking heater core. My Question is, Alldata says to remove the entire dash to gain access. Is there any short cuts to this job??? Or do I have to face the facts and start tearing every thing apart. Th...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FALP653XW
Customer original complaint,started 5000km ago, O/D light flashing after 15 min. driving, also is bucking & jerking, feels like lean misfire. I rechecked MAF & recleaned, fuel pressure is within specs., Checked codes,no misfire codes, scanner indicates vehicle... Trouble codes: P0503, P0733
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L non VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
this is a very strange help request - the noise this customer is experiencing is intermittant but getting more prevalent all the time. the noise is very loud at times (moaning or groaning)& comes from the air horn assy that the maf sensor mounts to. when lifti...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAKP113XR
thanks in advance for any help i have worked on this one for some time and it seems to sputter and stall at highway speeds once it is warm. at start up, all kinds of power and runs good. after a good warm run (approx 25 min) it will stall sometimes and sputte... Trouble codes: P1132 (ho2s11 sensor indicates rich)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
Hello fellow Ford IATN Techs, This vehicle came in with an Intermitent ABS light. The tech has checked all fuses listed in the diagram and power and grounds. We found no TSB's re this problem. It has multiple ABS codes. Here they are: C1185 Power Relay Outp...
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...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L compressor VIN: 2FTZA54471
gauges go from normal at first then compressor kicks off high side goes to 450psi then the compressor kicks on and the low side go up to 80 then the compressor kicks off as this happens a/c starts blowing warm and condensor gets hot we have replaced condensor,...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L windows VIN: 1FTSX31L51
Hi guys..got this f350 here the windows are not working from either the drivers door or passenger door also the interior lights are not working. Have checked and tested all fuses and relays and all checked/tested good. Have jumped pins 30 and 86 at acc delay r...
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEBM60FXJ
Hi all I have this cougar with the 5/16 coolant hoses to the air intake bypassed ..I see the front hose routing to the heater hose metal tube ..no brainer...but the rear hose comes from the intake and goes to ...??? no pics in MOD or any of the numerous books ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Sunfoof VIN: 1ZWFT61L91
Any help would be appreciated. Car came in with the sun roof stuck in the vent position. The back is up about two inches and the glass wont go up or down closed or open. Can this somehow be cranked shut. The customer is short on change and if possible would ju...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
It has been 3 weeks since replacing the PCV valve along with the slightly slow responding O2 sensor. I told the customer to call me if the check engine came back on. So far no call. I'm calling this a fix. I think the main lean idle problem was the PCV valve o... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L wont engage VIN: 1FTWW32FX1
Most replies said that the computer problems this truck might have would not likely cause the non-engagement problem we were having. I advised the customer that he probably has some internal tranny problem coming his way. He will drive it as-is untill it manif... Trouble codes: P0476 (exh backpressure), P0605 (pcm failure).
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP36323
I was able to figure out that this problem would occur everytime vehicle had gone thru a 6 hr soak then brought back to operating temp. it would last about 4 minutes and would stall engine when shifted into or thru reverse.I installed a recorder on vehicle and...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
Thanks to all of the techs that took time from their busy schedules to help. Many replies suggested changing the suspension to a coil spring system; this is a valid option however this vehicle is in pristine condition, with very low mileage for its age. Part o...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MECM62W8S
well guys this one ended up being a ecu i tried everything everybody sugested,still didnt fix problem. replaced ecu with a used one and took care of problem idled fine after that. thanks for all the help
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pump VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
FIXED...almost Well most of the replies said air in system some said rack. One said another pump, one said restricted line. Those that said air in system were right! Those that said rack were also right! Bleeding the air took care of the immediate pr...
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