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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T9S
This ONE is driving me nuts It came in with no power at the coil or injectors found the fuse #15 blown, supplies power to close the power relay. After shaking the harness around the short left and I was able to drive for a couple days. after about 30 miles its...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP6246H
Hello trans techs! What I have here is when it shifts into 2nd gear it imediately goes back to 1st and then back to 2nd over and over until you change the throttle pressure. Sometimes it seems to neutral out in 2nd or 3rd. This only happens about 1 out of thre...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTZF172XW
Hey guys, thanks in advance for any help with this one. The truck came into a trans shop for not going above 60 mph. they drove it and said it is an eng problem and sent it to us. the cust pushed it here(trans shop is shared building)the truck is very hard to ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater/defroster VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Vehicle arrived with no heat condition replaced leaking heater hoses and flushed heater core until it flows freely it was clogged completely prior to flushing, replaced temperature control switch no affect, replaced original, I can visually see temperature con...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1727X
Am hoping someone can help me diagnose a Ford F-150 4.2 liter engine. Problem is that it has no primary current grounding activity coming out of computer terminal # 26-(IGN COIL #1)This should fire off cylinders 1 and 5. Customer had replaced plugs, wires and ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank time VIN: 1FTNF20F9X
This truck has a long crank time after sitting overnite. We found oil level very low in resevoir. We checked for leaking injectors per Ford but checked ok. We put shop air to cylinders heads and no leaks heard. I was told low pressure pump wont cause this sinc... Trouble codes: P0470
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L glow plug relay VIN: 1FDAF56F31
Hello, Subject is a 2001 F-450 w/ Powerstroke 7.3 liter. VIN [...] approx 180,000 miles Hard to start cold. I checked the pump reservior and it was filled almost to the top with oil. I tried adding more and the oil level just kept dropping back t...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57451
Check engine light on - when starts missing will have hissing almost like vacuum leak around rear of engine - have run injector balance test - have installed smoke tester for vacuum leaks - inspect ignition components - when straightens up will stop hissing Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0305
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L RCM programm VIN: 1ZRT78ADSF
This question is for a dealer FORD tech that is familure with the programming of RCM for ford products. Acciedent car replaced everything blown (no module) tried to reset I can clear codes with PDS then shows no codes stored. so with data logger everything ch...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
I am pulling my hair out on this one. Car came in on a 45 degree angle... No start. The car turns over. I have spark, and fuel pressure. but no injector pulse. The power is there but no ground from the computer. I have also checked the TPS and O2 sensors. I tr...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery VIN: WX1Y624833
customer complaint battery dead in a week if not drove.2 battery replace by ford. customer states small glitches of headlights and dash lights comes on when alarm set with key pad,dash lights dim and brighten sometimes when driveing , radio quit playing still ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1950 Ford Pickup .0L Charging VIN: 97HG332094
The fix turned out to be a very simple one. Our local napa store gave us the wrong voltage regulator twice. The newer napa regulator turned out to be one for a gm system rather than a ford. A local starter/generater rebuild shop was able to help us locate the ...
1953 Ford F-100 pickup 239CID Labor time
Thanks to all of you who replied. I ended up charging the customer for R&R once, and am in the process of charging the machine shop for R&R of the oil pump to find a internal oil leak, (missing oil galley plug) and for R&R of the engine for times to send it ba...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
thanks to all who sent me great responces. the person went on vacation and i did not apply any fixes yet but i am confident that you have helped tremendasly. i am closing thie responce as i will be over my month time limit befor i can repair this vehicle thank...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Andre & Rusty nailed it on the button. New Borg Warner heli-wound wires were the problem. Went to a typical resitance core wire and problem solved. I've had great success with the BW wire in the past, until this odd duck. I had no flaw on ignition scope or wir... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem detected).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L 2nd & 4th VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
Thank you all who replied. The problem with no 2nd turned out to be a destroyed intermediate diode. The tsb that describes this is 01-13-5. One thing to note is my new int drum requred 1 additional steel and plate compared to the old one so order parts accordi...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear lights and interior lights VIN: 2FMZA50421
It is now fixed. Thanks to the people that wrote to me. They are the reason it is fixed. After I posted this, I was able to get a Mitchell wiring diagram from the public library. This had a good diagram and really helped me. My problem was the yellow/light blu...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA51483
i changed the iac, had cleaned maf on a separate visit. the baro was still off let the car go because so intermitten have been waiting to hear back from customer. asked service advisor to [...] but did not get any messages from customer so saying it is fixed. t...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Overdrive VIN: 4M2ZZU54E2
Thanks to everyone who responded. After all our testing (mostly for a short in the wiring) we didn't find a thing wrong. The customer needed the vechile and knowing he could drive the with OD button off we put it back together. When we took it for a test drive...
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