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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10T0J
hello-im completely lost on this truck-after idling for 45 seconds it starts to run extremly rich-the injector pulse goes from 3.5 ms- to 13 ms-ive replaced the computer- tried another map sensor- a module-checked tps for propper readings-if you turn it off it... Trouble codes: 18 (pip circuit)
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IFTDFI5Y1L
hello fellows i have said truck will start after long crank time 0psi with fuel gauge with 2 second prime crank eng until fuel pressure is above 35 eng will run. problems is that it running with 90psi with or without regulator hose unpluged. test drive truck d... Trouble codes: 18 (no tach signal)
1991 Ford Aerostar 4.0L flex plate VIN: 1FMDA41XMZ
Hey Guys has any one ran into this? we have this aerostar that has cracked two flex plates since long block install we can find no binding or alignment issues. this last plate had damaged the spacer block thet is placed between crank and flex plate. the dealer...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: M5RHA95802
the od light flashes after driving for approx a mile, and trans will down shift.when moving from a stop, feels like vehicleis moving in 2nd or 3rd gear.this has been an ongoing problem and not even the dealer can rectify the problem,every help is appreciated
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF26HXR
truck gets 7 miles to the gallon of gas.idle roughly and has little power.we have done everything we can think of and nothing helps.anybody have any ideas,thanks.
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U1V
Hi everyone, Hope someone can help. We have replaced the CAM sensor all the wiring from ECM to sensor (grounds etc.), replaced the connector for the wiring, replaced the ECM, and replaced the CAM sensor drive housing (looks like base of a distributor). Everyt... Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM sensor circuit fault)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU32E9W
Have one for all the Ford guys. Customers complaint was Check engine light on. Scan showed p0303. Replaced plugs, wires cleared CEL test drove every thing fine. Gave customer her vehicle back and the next day she brought it back and said it ran fine until the ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder miss fire)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Customer was driving when engine started to skip. We have tested the systems found #4 cylinder misfire. We tested #4 cylinder spark is good injector pulse is good and good noid light. Vehicle uses 8 spark plugs. The fuel injector is working even when the vehic...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP13P8W
orig complaint when vehicle came in was hesitate/stumble on take off. found broken pcv hose. replaced. that problem went away, cust now says that intt at first when come off freeway, to a stop, engine would bog down some times so bad that he would shift into n...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L radio & dome lamp VIN: 1FTNX2157X
Ok, heres our scenario. We have a 99 f250 super duty that has some intermittent problems. Every now and again, when the vehicle comes to a stop, the dome light will come on. This only happens intermittently and only when coming to a full stop. We've checked op...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L power side door
Customer came in and complained drivers side sliding door lock was inoperative, and at times the door itself would not open or close automatically. I replaced the inoperative power door lock actuator which cured the lock/unlock problem, but I cannot make rhyme...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V5V
we installed used engine with 61000 miles. motor is from a 97 lincoln continental. afetr installng engine, replaced thermostat and gasket with aftermarket part. flushed engine block and removed radiator and flushed. cleaned fins of radiator as well. car overhe...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SSS
this car at all temp settings it blows out the vents or heater vent or defrost the same about 50 degrees (it is about 70 degree outside today) the only time the temp out the vent will change is when it is put to 90 setting (max heat)then it is about 120 degree...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L5X
This 'fix' isn't going to be helpful. The next day the truck started and ran fine. I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions. One of the things I had checked for was a flashing theft light, it was not present so I assumed it did not have an anti the...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA524XY
yes the cluster fixxed this one. the 1979 penny i pulled out of the radio is my only clue i found. when i put the evap in it must have slid. when i was hunting for a short i pulled radio out and heard it.my gal wonders why i drink...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3130Y
hello finally got this vech back in the shop here. have no cranking rpm on the scanner. no spark, scoped ckp at pcm and it is good. had misfire in cylindr 1 and 4 now it wont run at all. while cranking antitheft light flashes rapidly. can it be be faulty pcm? ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNSW3111
this problem was so intermittent, happened once to customer in 500 miles, ford engineer had us try a pcm and so far 1,[...] and ok. so i guess pcm was shutting down for split secound, thanks for input
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ride control VIN: 1FAFP34393
This 2003 Ford Focus came to us with tire wear problem. We did a 4 wheel alignment. After this work was done, customer complained the rear of the car felt loose when highway cornering. We brought car back in and checked alignment, it was right on. At this time...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L front diff VIN: 4M2DU86E22
To all who replied: Every one of you were correct. The initial fault was definately the tires. I had a 1' difference in circumference between front and back. The front tires were 1 month old. We installed 2 new tires and still had over a 1/2 inch difference wi...
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