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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N5R
Vehical runs great cold, Gets good and hot it intermitantly starts to idle rough butjust slightly. Once in awhile you take off nomal from a stop and it falls flat on its face. If I keep my foot on the gas I can get it to back fire out the intake. Most of the t... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 1), 173 (lack of o2 switch lean bank 2)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMDA5144S
This vehicle has a strange noise that seems to be coming from the transmission. It is a rhythmic noise that sounds like a door lock being used over and over. The noise can be heard especially clear from the cooler lines. I read in the trans forums that someone...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
this looked obvious but the cam sensor and synchronizer looked fine, i replaced both of them anyway guess what the code came right back, all wiring etc looks ok. the archives showed a similar problem and turned out to be the dpfe sensor??? any help would be ap... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XT
from stop when you accelerate hard, truck has intermittent stall and restart. code p0171 will sometimes show up, and notice that oxygen sensor will bottom out to zero. between us and other repair shops truck has had tune up, coil tps, maf, gas filter. checked ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no upshift VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
Trying to save a friend a buck or two. Came to me with this truck that doesn't want to upshift. When I first looked at it it had no codes and had all shifts except OD. Shifts where high and hard but where there. Scaned system and no codes. Came back later and ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater plenum VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
good morning ford techs i am putting in updated heater box in explorer with console and atc can not remember if there was a harness connector with no mate in right foot kick panel i have extra female connector that is black and cant mate cant remember if idisc...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34E6X
This vehicle came in to us after being at the Honda store to address this same idle problem. Honda replaced the idle air control motor, plugs and wires (with no fix). It idles up and down only on start up on cold days. When idleing rough we sprayed carb cleane...
1999 Ford Focus 1.8L door locks
Hi techs, have this Focus in my shop with crazy central locking.Everything incl.remote works fine but as you turn the ignition ON the rear boot door opens and cannot be closed anymore until the key stays on.Tried to disconnect the central locking module with n...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L failed smog test VIN: 2FAFP71W3X
This is a question for the BAR smog techs. I did a smog check on this Crown Vic (police package) and it failed the "Visual Inspection/Functional Check" for MIL/Check Engine Light. Problem is there are no codes present. None except for the usuall P1000. At firs... Trouble codes: P1000 (normal code)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise in timing area VIN: 1FAFP53SXX
car towed in with trans pan damaged, replaced pan refilled transmission. started engine after it warmed up a noise eminted from timing chain area. let car set for a while restarted and as engine gets to operating temp noise come back . removed powersteering & ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM555S6
vehicle has definite miss on excel would like to know if any one has had this problem before Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1 cylinder), 316 (misfire at startup)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L odometor VIN: 1FTEF15H9R
Thank you for all who responded. Unfortunetly after checking all avenues, we could not get the fuse to popp again. We ended up isolating the cluster by installing an inline fuse, so that we know if it is lighting or the cluster causing the short.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26F5S
It was the ipr. I thought thats what it was but have not had to change one yet. I had also contacted bruce at (went to a 7.3/6.0 class of his about 6mo. ago)to inquire about if it should click or not, it should not. Low and behold he had an i... Trouble codes: P0476.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32XXT
thank you to all. owner of the truck declined repairs at this time there was a problem with the timing crank gear key way was damaged.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
A reprogrammed computer did the trick. Thanks for all the information, on the code and misfire t.s.b. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire).
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Stall
I received great info from these members,Tye from Texas,Jim from North Carolina,Ben-Zion from Israel,Craig from Texas,Matt from Washington,Patrick from tennessee,Jason from Minnesota. Hears whats up, customer had vehicle towed to dealership.By the way When the... Trouble codes: P0344.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power assist VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Thanks to all who replied! It turned out to be the transmission range selector. With the problem happening I unpluged the range selector and the assist / speedo returned to normal. Thanks again.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine noise VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Thank you to everyone that took the time to respond to this help request. From the responses that I received, the sychronizer was mentioned along with the intake manifold baffle. Both were disassembled and inspected to no avail. Luckily this customer is one th...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAFP1131W
Thanks to all who responded. We found the problem to be the exhaust cam stuck retarded we had to blead the oil out manuly for the verable timing after that the engine ran good as new.The problem was do to not changing the oil on a regular bases. Trouble codes: P0117 (Coolant sensor voltage low replaced sensor fixed code did not help running condition).
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L temp guage VIN: 2FAFP74W7W
We got this one fixed, Two problems... cooling fan Charles nailed it. pigtail to the fan was melted and the ground terminal was pushed back in the connector. replaced it and the fan worked on at 218 f and off at 198 f . still no guage Bob [...] thank you for ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W9X
Thanks to those that replied on this problem. I recieved several e-mails telling me to check coils, a few to check the fuel pressure regulator,fuel pressure during road test, and M A F sensor. I took the regulator off via snap ring, but it didn't have any debr...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
well this one is fixed.doug from california said to disconnect the harness to the trans.after i did that car started and ran perfectly,except of course that the trans went into limp mode.we pulled the trans pan to inspect the solenoids and wiring and found no ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0135, P0743, P0750, P1409, P1451.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
After reinspecting the PCV system we found the fuel pressure to be well below specs. A reading of 18 psi is what we had. Thanks to all of you that replied and helped with this vehicle. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTSW30F71
Well, only one response from Brad, thanks. Found problem to be bad new parts. New Cam Sensor was bad. After checking and rechecking, I decided to start over as if never saw it before and replaced the cam sensor again and it starts and runs fine. What a headach... Trouble codes: P1670 (No EF feed back from IDM), P1219 (CID stuck low).
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