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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
We have this Explorer that has the timing chain broken, and it wiped out the guides as well. I see that timing chain noise has been a problem with 4.0's. I would like to know of any tips I could use if we use this job- updated parts, cautions & the like. I am ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start
personal vehicle, don't have much experience on fords i have a crank no start, i have a snap-on scanner won't comunicate with ecc v , notice when turning key on my aux fans will go to high max speed with out having none of the a/c inputs turn on. vehicle is co...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FDWF36S8X
this ford is giving all kinds of problems,this thing is stuck on a full tank all the time .it all started out with a bad fuel pump,we replaced with a new sending unit and customer came back saying fuel guage doesnt work,took sending unit out and moving up and ...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSE34S34
Hello all This ford is driving me nuts. It origonally came in with a hard start cold. Coolant temp sensor reading way off.This van uses an intergrated coolant and cyl head temp sensor. I diagnosed it down to a bad pcm. After I replaced the pcm the problem was ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hi, thanks for reading my request. The fuel rail pressure sensor voltage reading on scanner is correct for pressure shown on pressure guage, but pressure reading on scanner is much lower than actual pressure. A chart in Mitchell shows the voltage / PSI pressur... Trouble codes: P0191
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX18W51
Engine "turns" off and on under loads sometimes. When this happens engine dies for 1 second and low power, tach jumps around, engine sometimes surges and alternator light may come on. Chked coils all OK. Chked waveform of crank sensor, pattern broke up when sy... Trouble codes: P0357, P0358, P0320, P0300
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52442
vehicle came in with check engine light on. checked out and found # 6 plug electrode (original) bent to one side causing the gap to be excessive. replaced and cleared codes. vehicle came back several days later with check engine light back on with same codes p... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylender 6 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected on start up)
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTZF07352
the ford truck won't hardly get out of it's way. any hard acceleration the truck falls on it's face. feels like the air cleaner has come apart and plugging up the intake, but is not the case. can baby slightly and get to go, but won't really go over 45 mph. th... Trouble codes: P1639 (wrong vid block data), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU73E12
this explorer has a timing chain noise and i was wondering if anyone knows whitch one usually goes bad. can't really tell which one was making the noise when i drove after trans repair. or if someone can tell me if there is a kit that will service all chains &...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SXY
after a couple minutes of driving almost every test drive, the E shows up on the gearshift indicater. That stands for error. All my scanners show the wrong gear position. we checked the three sensors turbine, output speed... and they are all working. Is it an ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6249R
Hello all, I have this car in here and the problem I am having is the brake pedal is really spongy and it takes awhile for it to return after you press on the brakes. I first repolaced the rear brake hoses and wheel cylinders(due to the wheel cylinders leaking...

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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G0J
Hello commrads, thanks to all for the excellent suggestions! How many times have we all heard about checking the basics and not cutting corners? Well it bit me. When I did the injector balance I only did it on the passenger side bank because it was easier acce...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L cruise VIN: 1FTEX14H6R
thanks to all that replied it seems daryl from kansas was right the switch on the master cylinder tested fine with a dvom but test with test light didn't light up jumped switch and light was on roadtested vechile and cruise worked.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L blen door VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Wow I guess my dealer should work with a few of you people. I received many correct replies and I thank you all. I know I could have pulled the dash and started there but the insite of knowing what you are up against sometimes is a time saver in itself. Yep th...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cooling system VIN: 2FMZA5140X
sorry for the long wait for reply. this was a van we bought at the auto auction. we told them that it has head gaskets or head problems. because most replies said the only way hc can get in the cooling system is through head gasket or cracked head.this is how ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
The fix was corroded wiring inside driver's side wheel well, after removing rear wheel well plastic cover, I pulled out the harness and inspected it to find 1 completely corroded through white with blue tracer wire where it bends toward firewall and another at... Trouble codes: P1260.
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11W0Y
Had several good suggestions. Turned out the torque converter went south internally and circulated metal throughout the tranny. Replaced with Ford Reman and problem is cured. Thanks for the quick responses, guys. Jim
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine VIN: 3FTSW31S5Y
Since this is an insurance covered problem, it is still up in the air. I will post any further results later. Thanks for all the help I received on this problem.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Thinks to all that repiled. The last reply was the fix. Found the 02 Sensor harness rubbing on front drive shaft. Installed new sensor and fixed problem.
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