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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X1M
This truck came in on the hook from another shop. This engine will start once in a while and run for a short time and stall. Most of the time it will not start at all. I have good fuel pressure and injector pulse. No or at least intermittant spark. I've change...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L no shift/no speedo VIN: 1FAPP36X9P
Hi guys, I don't do much tranny work and have this Tempo that the customer brought in complaining of no 2-3 shift. On test drive vehicle worked ok for first part of drive but after everything warmed up it did start to fail the 2-3 shift. At this time I noticed...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X6S
Our customer broughtthis truck to us with the complaint of a misfire under a light load. He had the wires and plugs changed in March with the same complaint. Road tested the truck and confirmed a slight misfire which resulted in a "chugging" sensation. Connect...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6246T
This is a fellow techs sons car at work that we just can not figure out and we dont like throwing parts. We get codes for both banks lean and both banks rich. O2 were changed due to lack of movement but no change and the ect was changed due to slight variance ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
if you get in truck and immediately start cranking vehicle the truck has extended cranking time when cold, fuel pressure climbs to specs when key turned on,really have to crank for several seconds to get spark and noid,vehicle cranks at normal rpm,have noticed...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no take off VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
this ax4n trans upshifts and drives fine untill u stop after warmup it will not pull away from a stop nuless it is shifted to park or rev and back to drive. all scanner pid's appear normal. feels like a cracked fwd piston, but never had one that would not move...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FM7AS147Y
Hello, I have inherited a 'builder windstar that drains the battery overnight.The battery is new and tests good.I have isolated the problem to be fed through the underhood power distribution box, the alternator checked okay.With engine off key out and doors cl...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZ1726XK
Hello everyone I have this ford pickup that would not start this morning, When it did not start the theft light was flashing real fast when I was cranking it over and would not start. The next time i tried to start it the the theft light stayed on normal and i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, B1352, B1359
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L alternator VIN: 2FMZA514X1
I own a rental company with two vehicles with two diffrent problems(1)on the 2001 windstar keeps coming in with a dead battery,jump start it and test the alt. Output shows that the alt is not at full charge. Replaced alt and all seems well.Drive the vehicle fo...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM74W0S
hey ford techs this mercury is killing me it keeps popping a code p1409 when you run the koer test or if you drive it long enough. replaced the evr solinoid valve no change. i have 12v on the power feed wire and the control wire to the ecm is good. when i run ... Trouble codes: P1409

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15N7N
well i finally got this truck fixed mike from tx hit it right on the nose. pressure regulator was sticking intermittenly i looked at the 02 sensor and it run's rich all the time at idle,when i axcell on it it would start switching at times then i seen the fuel... Trouble codes: 41 (o2 sensor rich).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Originally this van had the 1784 code every few thousand miles, it also had a stalling problem that I never saw but guessed at the TPS and that went away but the 1785 appeared a few days after. I drove this van with lab scope at the TPS and it was dropping off...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L brake light cicuit VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Thank you all for replying. Several of you warned me about LED lights. This truck had a new bed on it right after it came out of the tranny shop and they had installed LED lights. I replaced all the LED's with standared bulbs and my transmission and cruise con...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Temp door motor VIN: 1FMPU18LWL
Got 16 replies to this request and everyone was right. I did check the data base before I started on this and I knew I had a bad motor because I had no return signal at the control head. After hunting the entire bottom on the plenum I could not find the motor ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F0X
I had 7 replies to my help request, thanks very much for taking the inserest and time. This truck was brought in by the trans shop that had rebuilt the unit about a month ago, they thought the ecm was the problem. To test the truck I monitered the tcc lock-up ...
1999 Ford Focus 1.8L door locks
Well this one is fixed.Thanks a lot to Matt from Washington who sent me the wiring diagram.The problem was coroded multiplug near left rear tail lamp.I found bad harness bushing between body and rear boot which allowed the water migration to multiplug.Replaced...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L failed smog test VIN: 2FAFP71W3X
Thanks very much to all who replied. After reading the replies I looked at the OBDII diagnostic screen on the smog machine and found 3 items not ready even though I drove the car 10 miles. I then looked up the proper drive cycle in the Ford manual and drove th... Trouble codes: P1000 (normal code).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L convertor VIN: 1FMRU1669Y
Thanks to everyone who replied with help. Especially Tom [...], he emailed me with a test to try while driving the vehicle: (drive with your foot on the brake to turn on the brake lights on. if the pcm sees the boo [ brake on /off] is on after second gear it wil...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FTSF31S92
Thanks for the responses. I did end up substituting the air bag modules with variable resistors that I made. The tool from Ford is a 2 ohm resistor for both drivers and passenger air bags and also for both seat belt pretensioners. Scan Data readings with air b...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U4V
Thank you for all your replies. Client did not return to the shop for further diagnostics. We have not heard form them I think that they took their vehicle else where. Trouble codes: 1443 (Evap Purge valve malfuncton).
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM555S6
Thank you for all the replies. This engine was fixed with a coil pack. To verify the miss I changed the wires around and the miss changed cylinders. Trouble codes: 301 (misfire 1 cylinder), 316 (misfire at startup).
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