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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR11A4R
Vehicle came to me with a dieing on road complaint. We found bad thermostat, cts, and disconeccted fuel presure regulator, disconected EGR and DPFE. Corrected and drove, customer claimed vehicle had much more power and ran good, tech says it is still very low ... Trouble codes: 332 (EGR valve), 118 (EOT CKT high input)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14YXT
This truck has a few issues. The first thing I fixed was a leaking plenum gasket--regained fuel control at idle. I also replaced MAF with known good unit due to low BARO calculation. Customer acknowledges improvement in frequency of trouble but still occurs. A...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Idle stays high when shifting. If trans is put in nutral while going the idle will stay at 1,500 Rpm's until you stop, then Idle returns to base idle (800) Rpm's. Customer has replaced IAC motor and no help. We have cleaned MAF elements, cked for vacuum leaks ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine noise VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Customer arrived, asked about a noise under the hood. The noise sounds like it is coming from the front of the engine. Recommended timing chain, gears and tensioner. After tear down, the chain is tight and tensioner is intact. Hopefully one of you all have com...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU32EXW
Installed spindal because bearings in rotor went bad and chewed it up and damaged the abs sensor,replaced sensor and spindel and did a 4 wheel brake job,replace rotors in front.Whats happening is that when you step on the brakes the abs turns on too early affe...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L TCS fuse VIN: 1FTNE24211
Van came in for regular maintance and check engine light. Scanned computer and found the following codes P1288 Cylindre head temputure sensor out of range, P1127 Downstream oxygen sensor not tested, P1408 EGR flow out of range and P1780 TCS out of self test ra...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34F93
well this is my first diesel so you will have to bear with me this van was towed in for a no start. customer stated it has been taking longer and longer to start and finally a no start. towed car in charged up batteries and cranked but would not start. gave it...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S7V
this is confusing the car came in crank over no start. no codes present. we found a broken connector on the constant control relay because it was not mounted to the battery box and possible collision repair. but this has been driving and just passed state emis...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L wipers, tach, engine VIN: 1MEFM53U3X
Hey everybody, I need some help with this Sable. Customers complains that car will intermitantly sputter, run rough, wipers will come on(with switch off), airbag light comes on, low fuel light comes on, headlights and dash lights dim, check engine light comes ...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lights come on erraticaly and computer wo VIN: 2MEFM75W1Y
The car came in with nearly a dead battery, a draw of 200 -350 Ma was found, removed fuse #8 for interior lights and it dropped to 125 ma, removed the lamp module and it dropped to 65 ma. The lamp control module didnít go into napping mode, replaced the Lamp c...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU15H7G
cust came and took tryck before i could finsih my diag oh well hope he got extra gaskets lol
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L low brake pedal VIN: 2FTHF36M6M
thanks to everyone who offered input. we pressure bled all brakes, instead of manual bleeding, readjusted rear brakes almost to the point of being too tight, replaced abs/proportioning valve, as eh valve was not present. roadtested with customer and he is sati...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Temp & Oilp Presure VIN: 2FACP71WXP
This one is fixed. Thank you Mark [...]. It was a ground problem. In fact it was the short ground cable from the battery to the fender.:)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Ride Control VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
I learned again that information is king! Paul, Thanks for the reply, 'without codes or data you wont have a diagnostic direction to go' We also learned the aftermarket has no info on how it is designed to work. (strategy) We found neither the mastertech or sn...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no start VIN: 2FMZA51644
Guys thank you all for your input on this .. crazy crazy van.. i found that the intake air temp sensor was the problem.. van runs great... but to all that replied about the fuel pressure regulator.. this van has a returnless fuel system.. no regulator. and oth...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.0L rotors VIN: 1MEFM6637X
Thank you every one for all your help most every one had suggested rear brake problem vehicle had come in for regular service afew days after posting its problem. I checked out vehicle history & 316000 klm only 1 rear brake job, both sides rear wheel cyls seiz...
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