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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N4K
hi guys we have a good one here.we recently took on this client with this truck for reasons its a one owner with new motor and trans withen the past year.the problem he has is after the truck is on the highway for ten miles it has bucking effect.we have done t...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A9R
Thanks in advance. This on is in my head , The truck came in being rebuilt by some friends. The short block was replaced and head rebuilt. After reinstalling the motor they couldn’t make it run right and had the complete exhaust system replaced including conve... Trouble codes: 335 (EPT voltage low)
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP54N3V
guys we towed this car in for a starter problem, customer states that engine clicks, we went to start engine and turned over ok but would not start, we held petal to the floor and engine started but did not run and all cylinders, while engine was running we fo...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1139W
car was towed in as no start, has high compression, has injector pulse, has spark, timing belt was checked, ok, but this has variable timing, we need info on checking the variable timing. has aftermarket alarm, disconnected it. thanks for any info on repairing...
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, ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Check engine light VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Every 300-400 miles the check engine light comes on. Sometimes there is only one code, but sometimes there is two. The P0171, and P0174 codes are both related to lean fuel condition. I have checked and clean the EGR passages, replaced the intake gasket, instal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
The engine seized while driving down the highway. I'm assume the timing chain packed it in. Please let me know if that is possible, and the amount of damage that can be expected and whether to repair or replace this engine. Thanks, John
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3832Y
Sorry for bugging you guys my computer with mitchell broke down I have no information on this car or trouble shooting this one. If anyone has any ideas, tsb's, or ran across this code 1120 tps out of range low. The vehicle doesn't shift properly and does not a... Trouble codes: 1120 (TPS range low)
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W11
I need some help on this one.Customer brought truck in complaining of check engine lite. scanned computer and found code P0340( cam pos sensor) scoped sensor signal and did not see anything adnormal. Reseted computer and test test drove.code did not reset. Dec... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaf position sensor)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU03141
Hello Ford techs, 01 Escape with a ignition code and EGR code. I drove car after repairing a EGR code and clearing the code and the car runs fine and no DTC's came on. The Ford tech web site lists several things like damaged coil and open coil driver circuit t... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign primary/secondary circuitt malfuction)
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L brakes VIN: 4M2DV11W7S
here we have a 95 villager that intermitently locks up all 4 wheels. the customer had it towed in yesterday, stating that the brakes slowly got tight as she was driving, until it wouldn't move anymore. the tow truck driver said that everything was normal by th...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No self test No comm VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Starts & runs. Check Engine Light on. Power & grounds all good.Power&ground atDLC.Bus+ & Bus- test good at DLC.KOEO test starts,hear relays click,fans cycle,loud buzzing from trans area. Tried 2 scan tools.Same problem.Both show no communication.Voltage ref.&g...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L engine temp VIN: 1FALP15J5S
Hi, The fix for this vehicle was installing oem t-stat and making sure all air was purged from system. There was air trapped causing false reading at gauge. Thanks for all the great replies. Scott nailed it. good information from Jason [...] again.
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L Cuts out
it seems to be the speedomoter but the customer was not ready to fix right now so can't say for sure. thanks to everyone for their help.there is only two of us working here and we've been pretty busy(which is good) so i hadn't had time to get back to everyone....
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L braking VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
thanks to all who helped with this explorer. most people pointed towards speed sensors. after cleaning the sensors, tone rings, and mating surfaces, the problem was still there and i was still unable to see any waveform glitches. i informed the customer that t...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L up shifting VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Thank you all for your responses. thru following the wiring from here to there we found poor connections at a harness connector on top of the trans. cleaned the green ffrom the conector and reseated it and everything works well. thanks again all the replied to...
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