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1988 Ford Mustang 5.0L oil pump drive shaft
Ok guys I'vebeen working on this Mustang in the driveway of my buddy's house for way too long now and we've run into a problem. Went to put the plugs on and drop the dist. but noticed NO oil pump shaft! The question i need a whole new pump which would ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1FTDF15Y6P
Hi all I have this vehicle that i have a problem with. The tranny was rebuilt a few weeks ago, what it does is when coming to a stop the vehicle shut down. The tranny is shifting beautifully, The only code i had was for the manual Level position Switch, I repl...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L A/C Clutch VIN: 1FASP15J5S
Vehicle has been in several times for A/C inop.Keep finding rear wiper fuse blown.Don't see anything other than rear wiper on that circuit.Checked amp draw on A/C clutch.Only 3 amp draw.Rear wiper not in use when fuse blows.Please help.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L converter melt down VIN: 1FDKE37HOS
truck came in with a lack of power complaint, low and behold, I drove and it lacked power and hissed like pushing exhaust, I Immediately grabbed my back pressure gauge and screwed into o2 hole to messure back pressure, it was about 15 psi, wow, I thought cool ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
I am looking for direction on this one as it came in from another shop, the owner is cofinced that the 02 sensors sre causeing the problem I beleive it to be a mass air flow problem. could use some real world advice. Thanks Mike Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L2X
I have no injector pulse to cylinder #1. All other cylinders are fine. I replaced ECU to repair problem...had someone program ECU. Same injectr pulse #1...I wasn't there when this was done...just wonderng if anyone has seen bad injector blow ECU o... Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire)
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP3437Y
vehicle exibits chugging , and or hesitation, misfire after entering closed loop, which deoesn't take long. idle quality is always perfect, problem occurs off idle. Suspected Fauklty TPS, value @ .97, but when replaced with a new one from napa( made by ford) s...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L radiator fan VIN: 1LNLM92V8W
The dealer, and other OEM sources all say the part is no longer available, has anyone came across this problem and found a way to engineer around it. Thanks, Danny
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior temperature VIN: 1LNHM97VX1
Vehicle comes in owner complains only blows heat from the dash. Found the actuator appeared frozen and would not switch back to cold side. Replaced and sent car on its way, working fine blowing 60 degrees.(lowest setting) Within a month it returned with same c...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8T
Hi Again Ford Techs . I have a #1 cyl misfire intermittently. After I first checked for codes , I road tested vehicle 10 miles while monitoring misfire counter . Found no misfire. Looked through the misc data values The only thing that looked out of specs was ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Cyl Misfire code)
2001 Other Ford 4900 466CID abs VIN: 1HTSDAAP61
The truck had a complete brake job a year ago,with rotors and wheel speed sensors. The truck does some plowing and salt spreading in winter months so the rotors and sensors were quite rusty. The abs light problem started in May. i TOOK THE truck to Int dealer ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFDEE14H4S
thanks for the help,we did what was discussed,we changed the map,unhooked the battery for 30 mins.and suggested to push the throttle wot once in a while climing the mountains so the baro will take a reading.we will know next year when he goes west again.thanks... Trouble codes: 181 (adaptive fuel).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L brake pedal VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
Thanks for all the help on the ford, we brought it to the dealer for the bleeding. It works fine now. Thanks alot Dave
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Well, I've diagnosed the problem finally, just have to figure out now how to fix it. I sent it to the dealer for the opinion of their service department. Their guy thought possibly something in the intake manifold and said it would need to be torn down. We rem...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Long crank / hard st VIN: 3FAKP1132X
This one ended up being crankshaft end play alloowing flexplate to rub the crank sensor. The scope pattern showed the pattern getting bigger and smaller instead of being a nice crisp even signal. I did try to move crank before we condemed flexplate(found a bul...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
first off trying not to look like a total moron im the third tech in the shop to look at this one...having said that i should have started from the beginning myself. i assumed this light was a new problem...came back from a vacation to find the van in my bay a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 3FTNW21F01
Thanks to every one that took the time to reply. It went back to the dealer as most of you suggested. Turns out it was the oil pump under the timing cover. No problems with pressure, just noisey. thanks again to every one, you guys a great. Keep up the good wo...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSF30L61
Sorry Guys, I have been begging this guy to bring it in for two weeks, so I could close this post. I have recieved many more e-mails to check the fuel pressure regulator and check ECT. When checking it previously it did not lose pressure or leak externally, bu...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Safety VIN: 1FTNX21F63
well this one is finally fixed. 1st the truck is not equiped with a gem, and 2nd the ford tech got in a hurry and did not progam the cluster. when it went back to ford he was on vacation so a different tech programed all modules and all is well now. we are gre...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Engine VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Thanks to all who replied. Unfotunately this costomer won't return our calls, he was supposed to let us know how the car is doing. Almost all of the responses were about replacing the thermostat and so I did just that and as far as we know it's o.k. Once again...
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