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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Park Lights VIN: 1FDJE37HXR
ok here goes i think im missing something fundimental. this is a box van last night (or just noticed last night) the van came in with just the left side able to blink front and rear, 1 park light left front, all of the box lights inop, and 1 brake light workin...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L 4wd light VIN: 2FTEF14N8T
Truck goes into and out of 4wd but indicator will not light. This truck has push button 4wd.Has manual hubs.
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049V
i don't have any confidence that the o2s fixed the car,fuel trim still shows rich condition,fuel pressure is 31psi at idle,i am going to attach fuel pressure guage and run another drive cycle to see if mil illuminates,maf appears to be alright,not sure,it was ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
Vehicle will be hard to start. The motor will crank over but wont start first try. My amp gauge is broke so after it started I went down street and used vat tester on glow plugs and with oil temp unhooked it was pulling at first 165 amps and tapered down to 40...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Hello fello techs. I am hoping someone can help me. I am diagnosing this windstar for another shop. Initially the van came in with a code po174 p0175 . I searched the archives and most said to replace intake gaskets , plenum gaskets and isolator bolts. This ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP45VOX
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma comes from a 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertable. The customer complains of randomly not being able to start the vehicle. He has replaced the battery 3 times so far. After doing a preliminary inspection, I have f...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34YW2
This Ford Focus has been in 3 thimes for a no start situation. Every time it starts right up when it gets to the shop. The engine cranks but, will not start according to the customer. I have pulled code B2159, remote personalization out put circuit short to B+...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 4F2YU09161
Hello all, This car came in with oil press light flickering at idle. it sounded ok, so I changed the pressure sensor. The light is still on. I checked the pressure, it was 14-18 lbs at idle. The book spec says it should have 45 lbs at 450 rpms. obviously low. ...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56451
car came in two weeks ago for check engine light on found code p0171 &p0174 found vacuum leak at pcv tube and fuel pressure regulator line was full of oil found baro reading low on mas so change those 3 things car came back today found hook up smoke machine an...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
This trans came in for no 2nd. I tore this down and found a destroyed int diode. I replaced int drum, sprag and clucthes with old style. My problem now is no reverse and delayed 3rd and 4th. When I first started out reverse worked fine but as it warmed up I lo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive VIN: 1FTNW21F91
When driving along in Overdrive, this truck will all of a sudden drop out of overdrive and the overdrive light will start to flash. If you push the overdrive button, the light continues to flash and when you release the button it still flashes. This is an E4OD...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Alt VIN: 1FAFP34Z73
This car was towed into our shop with dead battery,charged battery and check charging system. Checked for codes, had P0622. Checked system using Mitchells flow chart, did all tests down to disconnecting battery and alternator and checking ohms between Batt-Sen...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU54E4W
The truck sat for 2 years after it was hit in the D/S front then it was fixed and it was running bad and not wanting to idle the body shop replaced the spark plugs and wires. I then got the truck it had mis fire code for every cylinder and the Po171 and P0174,... Trouble codes: P0156, P0171 (system too lean B1), P0174 (system too lean B2), P1131 (lack of HO2s B1S1 indicates lean), P1151 (HO2s B2S1 Sw point indicates lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L battery VIN: 1FACP40M4P
Thank you all very much here, first I am amazed how quickly I received help amost 10 replies within hours thanks. Second of all I'd like to say thanks to Anthony,Gabriel,Mike,and Matt who gave me good ideas to try and look for certin things. I would like to al...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTZF172XW
thanks again to all who replied. as I stated in my update, the crank/ balancer was broken in half where it goes on to the keyway. had to air chissel the broke piece off the crank and refile the keyway and crank nose. installed the new balancer and thing runs l... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
thanks to all that helped on this one most of the reply`s on this thread said to look at the iac motor which was the problem replaced it car fixed it is funny though that some tell you to change plugs wires & fuel filter even when it was said in the original r...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 Wheel Drive VIN: E21UC85795
I replaced the 4x4 control module with a new ford part and the 4 wheel drive works great again, I have to say that is the first time I replaced a module while using an alldata flow chart that actually fixed somthing.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: IFAHP53U52
I want to thank every one for there advise especially gil, when driving this vehicle it did not seem to have a bad or weak fuel pump. After the advice i received, I ran several test including a fuel pressure and volume test. Sure enough that was my problem. I ...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8P
Well, this vehicle came back today to finalize the repairs and I'm happy to report we succeeded it correcting the misfire. James [...] suggested the possibility of one of the coil packs causing the problem and they were so correct. Today I r...
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