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1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42D3S
The problem that im having is that the fuel pump and the cooling fan runs constantly and the engine is getting too much fuel.I hooked a scanner up and no communication.Im thinking it sounds like a bad ccrm because it has a built in relay for the pcm ,but not s...
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L hard shift VIN: 1FTHW266XV
Vehicle up shifts really hard.Manually it shifts better not as hard.Could this be a ground , or electrical problem?Everybody customer asks says needs trans rebuilt.Appreciate any help.Vehicle has low miles. Thanks in advance Dale
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36XFV
p1396 p1395 keep coming back... did re flash for this problem replaced glow plug relay,pulled valve covers to inspect wiring,ect. ecm monitors amp. draw for glow plugs before replacing relay amp readings would fall below 32amps this will set these codes after ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transceiver VIN: 1FMYU60EYU
This all started with a "no start" condition. The engine cranks but won't start. The "theft" light was blinking rapidly. There is fuel from the pump and the starter works. After some research we decided to try new keys first. This vehicle is equipped with PATS...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FMZU73E9Y
Well looking for a little help on this one and thanks in advance. This is a SOHC motor vin E .Car came in with top end rattling pulled left valve cover found loose chain pulled tsb called ford and purchased new tensioner, oil restrictor, and new gaskets, insta...
2000 Ford F F650 7.3L Oil VIN: 3FDWW6567Y
Help gang! I have this F650 powerstroke, that continues to leak motor oil from under the high pressure pump. It appears to be leaking between high pressure pump and engine cover. I have replaced the gasket at pump mounting, seal/strainer at resevoir to cover a...
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 Focus SE 2.0L No Start, only cold start VIN: 1FAFP343X2
Hello group, This problem only happens when it sits overnight. The code p1233 comes back when the problem happens only. Very random problem, will start when cranking for a while. When not starting, it has no fuel pressure. Have not been able to check for powe... Trouble codes: P1233
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17212
MIL light comes on right after going into closed loop with engine temp at about 168F. Long Term Fuel trim was at +24 and Short Term TRim was at +10 on both banks. Problem appears to go away when engine warms up completely (Fuel trim gradually comes down until ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Left low beam HID bulb VIN: 1LNLM91V3V
Hello Group, According to the Ford parts dept. the replacement bulb requires replacing the ballast because the harness plug between the bulb and ballast has been redesigned. The ballast is OK. Does anyone know if the latest style bulb will work with the orgina...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM74W5Y
Customer stated that abs/traction light on sometimes. Check vehicle for codes. Inspected speed sensors and harness. Replaced left and right rear speed sensors. Lights off for a few days. Vehicle came back with same problem. Lights sometimes on/off. Drove vehic...
2001 Other Ford 4900 466CID 6th gear VIN: 1HTSDAAP6I
The truck has no problem shifting at all, it just has a pretty loud whining noise in 6th gear,even on decel. When on decel it's not as loud but still present, at about 40 mph it downshifts to 5th and the noise goes away.Any help would be appreciated, since we ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP64R1M
only had three replies to this one it seems that this is the forgotten hot rod. two replies said check plugged exhaust which we had done in the begining the other simply said check timing which we did and found it to be right on spec. However as i mentioned be...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEX15H0P
First off thanks to everyone who replied! Most of you said to look towards the Prop Valve, so I started hunting in that direction. I found the RABS Valve to be partialy blocked and Ohms reading not within spec's. I Replaced valve, bleed the system and all is w...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L trans VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
Fix on this vehicle was trans related. When we were taking trans out for rebuild we found Tailshaft Housing was loose. One bolt was broke off in trans case. When all assembled play wasn't noticed. There was some play in rear trans bushing and given the miles o...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine? VIN: 1FTNX21S3X
Thank you to everyone who replied. I recieved some very insightful suggestions such as: verifying proper EGR, higher octane fuel, looping heater hoses, and checking for any dealer updates. With special thanks to Jim [...] who nailed it. The fix was to remove ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
Thanks to all who responded. :) The Fuel Rail Pressure sensor is used for gasoline engines- and is used by PCM to monitor and control fuel pressure. Snap-on's trouble shooter note that says for CNG (natural gas engines)is wrong. Snap-on's vehicle specific ... Trouble codes: P0175 (rich bank 2), P0172.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L excessive smoke VIN: 1FTWX33F5Y
My friend has not been able to get the truck back in for more tests. The customer is using it. Like i said the truck starts and runs fine except the heavy white smoke on cold start. I did pass along some information i obtained from the post. Check the glow plu...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
well, it looks like the scanner software is to blame for the strange readings. Thanks to James for letting me know about that known concern. I've cleared codes, warned cust. not to run tank right to empty and in 1K of driving the light has not come back . Than... Trouble codes: P0191.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Well i'm sorry,but this customer as of today 1-1-06 has not returned for repair.Alot of suggestions pointed to weak valve springs on these engines.One suggested disable fuel or spark one cyl at a time and see if the popping goes away.Hope this helps someone.Mi...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No third (fourth?) VIN: 1FMZU72K12
Thank you to EVERYONE that replyed: Sherman; I dove in and found the dime! Not the solinoid body. Jerry and Bill; The bore(s) Looked very good as I posted, the bands looked new. I still do not know why I recieved the PCB Solinoid Code, what it turned out t...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52442
Thanks to all who replied. I could of had this fixed earlyer but was not told that smoke (from the smoke machine)was coming from the oil fill along with the egr valve. I had put pressure on the cooling system which held, did a fuel pressure drop on the injecto... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylender 6 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected on start up).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W13
hello everyone. thanks to all replied. after reading many previous fixes, thanks to iatn, i was able to due some further diagnoses. i started unplugging the ignition coils one at a time and tring to rev the engine. when i unpluged no 4 coil the engine would re... Trouble codes: P0320, P0354, P0355, P0356, P0358.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Driver Door Module VIN: 2MEFM74W5W
The customer took the car and is deciding on wether to have me order the module. I got differnt opinions of wether the key fobs can be programed to the module with out the use of an NGS or PDS, Aldata called for the factory tools to reprogram. The module will ...
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