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1970 Ford Torino Conve 429CID Engine oiling VIN: OH37J20798
Greetings Ford Affectaonados: When I went to replace one of the valve cover gaskets I discovered that the inside valve cover area was painted with paint and primer.Dark Ford blue was comming off in large chunks. So far I have removed all the paint from the R....
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15N8N
After replacing the engine, he came in a month later claiming to only get 11.1 mpg. He claims he got 18 to 19 mpg prior to engine change. I have checked all ecm controlled devices and all are in the range given in Snap- on Vantage tester. I sent out all 8 inje...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHE24Y3T
Vehicle shut off while driving 70 mph.Cranks strong with good fuel pressure.Injector pulse and spark are missing.There is power at the coil and the injectors and the remote mounted ICM.When checking the PIP at the ICM I get a steady battery voltage.I'm using a...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L codes VIN: 3FALP1136W
thanks in advance. this car belongs to my neighbor, she had a shop do a timing belt, afterwards car towed back for alternator, then towed for third time two weeks for belt tensioner. she was told car still didnt check out , showed p1381 code. i offered to take... Trouble codes: P0141, P1381 (cam pos timing overadvanced)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Speedometer VIN: 1FTRW08L71
I am wanting to change the tire size of my truck. I call our local for dealer, but they were no help. I am trying to find out if and how to recalibrate the speedometer. I know that on GM and Mopar it can be done with a ECM reflash. Is Ford the same, or do you ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Engine oil VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Manufacture recommends 5W20 oil. My questions is... does anyone see a long term problem with using 10W30 in this vehicle ? With 100K miles should we switch him back to 5W20 oil ??? Vehicle owner has had no problems with engine. Thanks for any advise.

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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6242P
Thanks Guys! This one is fixed! Nick from Ohio and George from Texas reminded me that it did moan through the air filter! I had taken the IAC off and it did seem to have a large opening? and I did unplug the MAF and it did stall. So I ordered an IAC Motorcraft...
1994 Ford Probe 2.5L No Start
i did recieve alot of good information,but what it ended up being is the crank sensor i replace was bad. its in a hard spot to get to , so i might have damaged it getting it in . i replace with another crank sensor and everything has been fine.. tim
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P01
The focus needed a fuel pump. It was repaired by the local Ford dealer at no cost to the customer. Thamks to all who responded.
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