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1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP64RXL
Hello all, Have this 89 Supercharged Thunderbird that was towed in to me for a no start. It's been to two other garages before me. The other two garages were turning the camshaft sensor to try and get the car to start. Well they have it pretty messed up. All D...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTMDU34X6
This Exploder is not fond of the cold. The idle is rough and unstable when below 34* Smooths out after a warm up period. After being run down the highway noticed t-stat was sticking. Verified with temp gun. Engine does not heat up like guage indicates also tem... Trouble codes: 114 (IAT outside of test limits), 113 (IAT sensor circuit open or reads -40F)
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X0V
Vehicle stalls very intermitantly. I know the vac leak can and will cause the stalling issue. My concern is that while looking at the PID data on the NGS the CSE GND PID shows 2.38 volts or so, varies by only a few hundredths of a volt. I have checked for volt... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Fuel leak VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Car came in with a no start. No fuel pressure. Diagnosis reveals bad pump. The fuel lines and electrical connections are found under the rear seat. There has been some prior repair, don't know when, customer just purchased car. One clip for the rear seat cushi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Bogs at cruise VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Hi techs We have a 98 F350 DIT Diesel in that runs great except at cruise. This pick-up Idles,runs and accellerates good with lots of power (even loaded up hill) but as soon as it reaches cruise at any speed from 30-75 (were we tried it) the engine acts like ...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Oil consumption/Air intake system VIN: 1FMSV43F1Y
This is a one owner vehicle. The customer has been very careful to follow or excede the maintenance schedules/oil changes, etc.. We just changed the oil after 5800 miles and found the level 5 quarts low. No external oil leak were found, but the air intake syst...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMYU70E21
When you turn the 4x4 knob to put in 4wheel drive it does nothing no lights no engaging of the motor nothing .
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64EO2
Hello all! Vehicle came in with a code P1131, indicating lean or sensor not switching. When first looked at, freeze frame indicated fuel trims correcting for "rich" condition, not lean. Did notice that 02 sensor took several minutes to switch normally and res... Trouble codes: P1131
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73K12
This car has a rough idle problem when warm - will occassionally die at a stop - it feels like an engine mis-fire but does not set any computer mis-fire codes. The fuel pressure is 68 lbs with or without vacuum to the pressure regulator - (the regulator has al...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Car came in missing,did tuneup, ran alot better ,but misses under a load.I did a compression test and it was 150 psi all the way across.Checked for vacuum leaks and none found.I road tested the vehicle and it surges on acceleration,but runs fine at idle.Anybod... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316 (misfire detected on start up fifst 1000 revolutions)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L wheel bearings, tires VIN: 1FTWX32P63
noise seems to be comeing from the left front. also steering wheel seems to a shake in it sometimes. we tried swaping tires all around the truck. also replaced the front bearings and racers. after trying this and the noise was still there. we put new tires on ...
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L steering rack & p/s pump VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
96 mercury villager, power steering pump was replaced ) with also a new rack-n-pinion. vehicle came back in with ) a power steering noise, and when you turn vehicle off, ) fluid comes out the resoviour. Thanks David @ Family Car ) Service )
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MELM7567T
I have this 96 grand marquis that is activating its ABS when I come to a normal stop on dry pavement.It brakes normally until it is nearly at a dead stop then it will do a short ABS cycle.There are no codes and all sensors and tone rings check out fine , also ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine
i have a sable with coolant loss. no external signs of leaks, did find coolant in oil. did crack check and pressure test heads and plane them. new gaskets and bolts. still coolant in oil. runs perfect, no driveability problems. prssure and vacuum test cooling ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2FALPP39SX
the vehicle was an awd found that the fuel tank has two sending units and pick up tubes in the tank pulled the secondary pickup tube blew air through it and found several holes in the rubber line replaced rubber line and re test drove vehicle customer is happy...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Park Lights VIN: 1FDJE37HXR
well the people brought thier truck back today. when i posted this i was second guessing myself, only time i ever saw power loss like this is when an escort lost power at compressor everytime i plugged it in and required a module. anyway turns out to be a powe...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
I received quite a lot of good help. The customer had me do another battery load test and both batterys dropped below 10 volts at half cca. So he replaced them with new ones. The glow plug system was pulling 194 amps and tapering off which was good. This vehic...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMDU73W23
I recieved replies saying with that many codes the first place to look is at the connector going into the trans.I found that the bolt was loose that secures the connector,acouple of turns on the bolt tightened and all is well.
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery VIN: WX1Y624833
thanks to all who responded tryied diconnecting door keypad no change diconnected light module killed both draws replace light module draw down to 15ma have a good christmas.
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