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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L steering wheel VIN: 3FARP15J7R
gentleman, need to remove steering wheel on this escort for combo switch replacement and this thing just will not come loose. we have already pulled 8mm threads out of aluminum and retapped larger , with puller pressure on we have beat on back side a little bu...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L reverse engagement VIN: 1FTEE14YXS
This truck came in monday it has an E4OD transmission,when you put it in reverse theres a delay around 5 second then it engage really hard. You can feel that something apply directly after you put it in reverse but only on the lift. Ive started by changing the...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP65L2T
Hi out there I have this ford with a interesting prblom It acted up for me once but I did not have a chance to hook any thing up to it or even open the head befor the car staled and then it restarted and ran fine now the problom that is haping is when coming t... Trouble codes: P0430
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNW21FXE
I have a 99 F 250 4X4 that has a noise that comes and goes that sounds like you are driving on a steel grid of a bridge. Has had new brakes all the way around in 2003 with 17000 since done. They look good rotors have very little shake when brakes applied. The ...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L No Shift VIN: 1ETRX17W61
After insalling a used transmission the speedometer goes crazy when doing 5MPH reading like 50. Computer shuts the truck down when it hits 100 mph actual(FI shuts dowm) your only doing 25 mph. Dissconect speed sensor and won't shift, plus with scan tool instal...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starter VIN: 1FTNX21F92
this truck is one of our fleet and is on the road. driver stated that yesterday when he turned key to on the engine started cranking so he turned it off. tried again whith same results (engine cranks when only at on position). engine started but starter was st...
1988 Merkur XR4Ti 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WF1BT80W1J
hello all you merkur gods, i pulled the short straw again and got stuck with this merkur. customer failed nox. we diagnosed it down to not having ground signal out of the computer for the egr solenoid. i would like to know what the conditions are and what sen...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9R
Well unfortunatly this one went out the door without a fix. I had 6 good replies. Most refered to ground problems which had already been addressed on the car. I did go back and replace or put redundant grounds on all powertrain circuits. A couple pointed to se...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L cold start VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
Thanks for all the replies. After unpluging wiring connector to glow plugs to test and reconnected I noticed it started much quicker. I tighten all wires at connector and charged batterys for several hours (batterys about six months old,load tested good).For t...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
I want to thank everyone who has replied.We ended up having a bad pcm relay.We also replaced the IDM relay.Customer has had it for a week wit no problems. Trouble codes: P0603.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45XXY
Thanks to all that responded, testing fuel pump problems have really changed! With a PWM system like this, there is always power from the fuel pump module, through the inertia switch, to the pump and the ground is controlled by the ECM. What surprised me was t...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUU4132
most of my replies told me to test the coils and that most likely its a bad pcm. luckily this vehicle is still under fed. emisiions law so i went up to the local ford dealer, the dealer called me this morning to confirm that it was a bad pcm and that one is on... Trouble codes: P0354, P0355, P0356.
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Alt VIN: 1FAFP34Z73
First I would like to thank all for the help, the car was fixed a week ago, sorry for the late closure. The Fix was a new wire harness ( positive battery cable that goes from battery to starter and then to alternator ), it has a 175 amp fuse built into it. Wha...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, wnt run under 2k rpm VIN: 1MEFM6537Y
back on track ..grn/red feeds the maf sys vts..this splices into the grn/yellow middle of engine seems all the green/xx wires are from the pcm relay to various points.. rewired maf to sme circuit upstream from intake area multi wire connector nea... Trouble codes: P0102, P0113.
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