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1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDLF47GXP
tuned this vech 3 months ago. came back in for no start. found very flooded. changed oil and plugs again. ran fine but had over fuel smell. restarted next morn. inside shop. ok. put out side overnite no start. good spark. overfuel? can get to run if coil wire ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs VIN: 2FNDA514XS
This van come in last fall with the abs lite on, a scan indicated left rear wheel sensor,which was replaced and back out the door. The next week the customer informed me the van was acting up again...this time that the brake pedal was (in his terms) "rattling"...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core failure VIN: 1FTDX1769V
hello guys. realy need some help . ive put 3 heater cores in this truck, and can not figure out what is causing failure. cores are rotting out in less than 3 months . if anyone has any ideas i will take them.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L compressor VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Vehicle arrived with leaking compressor. It was very obvious so compressor was replaced. Vehicle came back 3 weeks later with same problem. Evac and charge was performed. Compressor worked fine for half hour. Then all of a sudden BOOM r134a everywhere. The pre...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17292
Customer came in just wanting a maintenance tune-up, with a complaint of a possible wire breaking down. Installed a new set of plugs and test drove. After this, vehicle had a misfire, which was confirmed with the scanner. pulled the plugs out on cyls 4, 5, and... Trouble codes: P0300, P00, 304 (misfire cyl 4), P0305, P0306

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Well, its been a couple of weeks since we put the drl module in this vehicle and it hasnt been back. I think we got this one kicked in the butt. Thanks to everyone who replied.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Evap monitor VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
Hello everyone: This is a tough one. Like some of the replies said this is the most difficult monitor to run. Conditions are: cold soak for 8 hours, gas tank 3/4 to full for faster results. Make sure thermostat is functional, cooling system OK. Some replies sa...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L monitors VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
thank's to all who replied, this truck is a fix. after driving 77miles each way under 65mph. all monitors are set. alot of replies recommended 'oe' cats, but i never had problems with 'aftermarket,direct fit cats' from,walker',not yet anway. i took vehicle...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
I removed the electrical control to the tcc by taking the wire out of the connector and checked for lockup/stall. Still present. The next morning was colder about 22* and car was left outside. With all wires connected started vehicle let warm up 5 mins and veh...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FMZU73E9Y
well thanks again especially to Jerry [...] who nailed problem. what happens is oil pump drive grinds itself down is no longer driven by cam gear therfore not turning oil pump.the oil [pump drive looks like it has a machined recess a...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Thanks guys for the help.We did replace the aluminum DPFE with the plastic one. We borrowed the dealer cam timing tool and double checked timing, it was perfect. Then it came back again. This time the housing was making some noise, like dry bushings. We replac... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C2Y
I have sent the truck to Ford and they nhave had it over a week and still no fix. They are going to try the module and let me know. It is a fleet truck and I will get it back as soon as it get fixed and will update what they did when that happens. Thanks Kirt
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Runs hot VIN: 1FAFP34341
We removed the water pump and found it to be fine. Most responses said to check this first although my Ford dealer said it would be a new one on him. 6 cyl. yes, 4 no. Anyway we replaced the thermostat and it seems to be good. Not sure if t-stat was problem or...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start, only cold start VIN: 1FAFP343X2
Thankyou again for your help, unfortunately my customer has not returned the vehicle because she said it has been acting perfect, as if it fixed itself! Right! I do expect to see this problem return, I'll close this help request and save the information for ... Trouble codes: P1233.
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L blower VIN: 1FTRW08673
i'm sorry i haven't closed this message earlier, we odered a gem module and had to have ford program it. this took a few days, we did find that the windshield was leaking, so after a re seal,new gem and programm our problem is fixed,thank you all so much,you w...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on
This vehicle is fixed. the repair was two fold. For P0171 & P0174 the fix was the air filter housing was not secure. The clamp was not around the bottom of the housing. For P0172 & P0175 the fix was a pcm reprogram. There is a TSB on this for the rich codes on... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0172, P0175.
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs code VIN: 1NLM81W7VY
supplied 12 volts to abs pump and found motor to run fine. removed main connector and cleaned terminals. re-installed connector and pump would work fine. then cleared all codes with scanner and took car for test drive. car ran great and no codes reset. thanks ...
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