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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L cranks/ will not start VIN: 1ZVCT20AXP
The car runs fine. The problem is after shutting the car off or if the car dies when first started the car will not start again unless the key is turned to the off position & left in the off position for at least 5 seconds. The car always cranks fine, but will...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H5R
This van misses under a slight load. (Just like a secondary ignition miss) When vehicle misses it looses spark at coil wire. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP11J3R
no voltage to the cam sensor, code 214-cid ckt failure. we checked continuity to the sensor from the computer and it was good on both wires. there is no short to power and no continutiy between the two wires. there is no voltage on pin 41 coming out of the com... Trouble codes: 214 (cid ckt failure)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no 1-2 shift felt, Electrically SS is pulled in VIN: 1FALP57U2S
Trans intermittently goes into Limp-in after what feels like a slip or freewheeling. Have not been able to collect any definite data when this symtom occurs. However I have done some scoping and testing under what I'll call normal conditions. I have scoped the...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I have a 3/96 Ford Windstar van with a 3.8. The # 4 cyl will hydrolock after sitting . When it came in it looked like a fog machine. Can someone tell me if there is a recall on these and where I can find this information, the dealers are no help. Are the recal...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
i got a good one, a new customer brought this truck by with a miss between 45mph and 60mph. we have test drove the truck and its got a dead miss between those speeds, and also a very slight miss at idle. no codes found, cyl. contrubution test passes, buzz test...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP11JXM
I suspect a vacume leak but not positive. The iac is a 48% and a/f is 22.4 with a iradic idle. I have checked all vac lines and intake manifold with no sign of a leak. All help is appreciated Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean bank 1)
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L 30 amp fuel injection fues VIN: 1FALP13P2V
The 30 amp fuel injection fues in the under hood fues box blows when engine is fully warmed up. I looked up the wireing diag. on Alldata and it looks like there is a white green wire that goes directly to the constant contol relay under the hood. I pulled thin...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Crankshalf Pulley VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
Has anyone replaced the outer crankshalf pulley on one of these engine's ? Do you use the outer crankshalf nut to remove this or the inter one behind the bracket ? This is so tight that the inter one want's to round off & the outer one just want's to pop when ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hard start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
vehicle came in for a hard start in the morning, found plugs wet and gap over .070" did a tune up consisting of plugs, plug boots, fuel and air filter. thought that was it, but after vehicle sits for more than 4 hours its real hard to start then when it does s...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
All gauges are dead resting at the bottom of cluster,also do not get a bulb check for low oil pressure but bulb is fine.ABS air bag battery light all working ok. van seems to be running ok.and no other lights on. Have checked all powers and grounds and removed...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I have several questions on this vehicle. There are no codes, but it misses very badly. It seems that #4,5,6 & 8 are missing. The pcm is not pulsing the coils on those cylinders. I found the 16 pin connector that comes from the pcm and pulses those coils and t...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L theft system VIN: 1FTZX1728Y
Truck came in with inop turn signals. Kept blowing fuse.I disconected the turn signal switch to examine terminals,switch was ok.Cruise control deactivator on the master cylinder was leaking and connector was shorted.Replaced the deactivator switch and turn sig...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53252
Help. I have this fleet of Flex Fuel Tauruses ( Tuari?) that are driving me nuts. Usually it is just bank 2 that sets the code although bank one has elevated fuel trims also, 10-18%. I have searched for vac leaks, tried power flushing the injectors, cleaning o... Trouble codes: P0174
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17252
greetings again all.hope all had a great holiday season!! on this one we followed the routine in mitchell and is suggesting o2 replacement. we've checked for vac leaks, induction leaks, fuel pressure, etc. my problem is both sensors failing at the same time?? ... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L stutters under load VIN: 2FMZA52453
Hello. I am posting this for a co-worker. We both work on German imports exclusively and need some advice. I have the basic subscription and cannot look in fix data base. His Windstar will stutter under load. He has had the codes read and they are both banks a...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP33Z84
This Focus was in a wreck, then in several shops. The post-wreck complaint was high idle. Someone went to work on minimum air rate by hacking the throttle body, succeeding only in putting the TPS out of range. I got the TPS back into range, but cannot get the ...
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LCM82F1LY
We got this car from another shop who replaced fuel pump and fuel pump relay. Customer states car will always start first thing in the morning, never dies while driving, if she drives to work and it sits all day never has any problem. problem only occurs if dr...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W2S
Ive read about some Ford engines plugging the EGR passages in the intake manafolds. Is this one of these problem engines? When this vehicle came in with the P0401 if I put vaccum to the EGR valve I could hear it open but no chage to the idle. I was advised to ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
Customer has vehicle and is waiting for snow to duplicate symptom, seeing as this only seems to happen when it is snowing our window of problem time has been very small lately, I thnik the intake gaskets are causing some of the problem but would like to know w... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174.
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FMNU41SAY
hello to all, well it took some time for this truck to show its true failer.. it was the fuel pump.. after alot and i mean alot of driving and leting it idle for hours at a time it started acting up while I could do some tests had 23psi fuel presure.. replaced...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starter\elec VIN: 1FMYC1031X
Most replies mentioned either a neutral safety switch, aftermarket radio or brake light switch. The customer was to return in the New Year but over the holidays it repaired itself. One day the problems just disappeared. If the fault returns I will post a repai...
2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF07334
Truck has not yet been fixed I was unable to find the problem sent it to dealer will post a fix when they let me know Trouble codes: P0234 (Supercharger Overboost).
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