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1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T8J
When vehicle is cold engine runs fine. After warms up hesitates, cuts out and eventually stalls and will not restart until cold. The owner of the vehicle has replaced the in the tank fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator. Brought it to me and I replaced the ex...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L smokes on start VIN: 1FASP15J7T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This is a very nice older lady and she said she would start the car up and a bunch of smoke would come out of it. I could not believe it until i witnessed it. After it sits several hours, you start it up and...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
we recieved this car, customer wanted all 4 brakes replaced, we did not drive the car. after inspection we advised her she did not need brakes, linings only 1/2 worn front and rear. she stated that brakes had never been replaced since she bought the car new an...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shift engagement VIN: 1FTZR15U7W
we've got this 98 ranger reverse slips and when you start in drive it is stating in second or third. If you turn overdrive off it shifts hard down into first.you can manually shift from first to overdrive and it has all the gears but slips. with no codes at al...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L steering wheel/ front end VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Hi, I have this Explorer at my shop with a Bad shake in the steering wheel after you hit a bump, pot hole ect. while driving over 30 mph. Feels like the front end is loose. The truck has had a align. recently and I went through the front end. All parts tight, ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
i have a very hard shift from 1 to 2 all other shifts are normal no codes and i have replaced all solinoids flushed trans this happens all the time at any temps
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
this taurus has been giving me fits. it came in with the battery light on in the dash. started vehicle and light was out. after driving for 5-10 miles the light would come on and go out. then it would maybe stay on or not. have checked at the alternator when l...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Overdrive VIN: 4M2ZZU54E2
Hi guys This vehicle driven to us with the complaint of running rough, when we attemted to test drive it it seemed like the transmission was bad, shuttering and not wanting go, but seemed to run good in neutral. We didn't have time to work on it right away so...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54Y8P
Well didnt get to fix this one yet but will add it in when it comes in . customer stated he would bring it in after the the holidays because he had relatives in and couldnt be with out his car for now. I did get 3 replies 1 stating to run a dual trace of the c... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder identification circuit fault).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XT
the problem ended up to be a two fold problem. cam sensor timing in distributor was off and had to be reindexed. we were alsot tricked by checking fuel pressure and not volume. when we did ignition on engine off fuel volume test into a glass container, found t...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMYU60E81
most of you knew something I didn't, inside fuse#33 was the problem. the only reference I had was the owner's manual which lists fuse #33 as DRL. I knew that there was no daytime running lamps on this vehicle, so I never tried putting a fuse in there( someone ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM74W0S
I am sorry to post I was unable to fix this car the customer decided to take it to to dealer. In my diagnostic's I have been chasing a circuit problem with the evr solinoid the code states a problem with this circuit I replaced the solinoid with a new ford par... Trouble codes: P1409.
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM5OU6T
thank for all the replies it took me a while to get back to this vehicle shop had a lot of work need to used lift for a day i did took it out from the bottom job came out ok i did what you guys say i hope i can be of help to some of you guys in the future than...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U23
This problem might be fixed, but can't say for sure, so I am posting this as not fixed. Don't really know what the ABS business was all about, but the stalling did occur to the customer several times and one time while we had the car in our possession. After m...
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