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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTJW36F0T
This well cared for truck has a long crank time hot or cold. The gow plugs all checked good, the ICP% cranking is 15%. I removed the plug in the top of the high pressure pump reservior and plugs in the high pressure rail after the truck sat three days and they...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Hello Ford drivetrain specialists. We have this '99 Explorer here with the Borg Warner 4405 transfer case. If you turn the dash switch to 4 HI from auto position, it will illuminate the 4 hi light and will feel like something shifts. If you apply power in D or...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Truck came in making a loud noise from the bell housing cover area. removed cover inspected, no evidence of damage but extreamly loud from area. Checked IATN found several posts pointing to flywheel which is exactly what it sounds like. Ordered flywheel and pu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Please help me before my co-workers throw me out into the cold! This truck is so loud. The only noise I can relate to is the worn out dualmass flywheel rattling @ idle. This is an automatic trans. We removed the dustplate and inspected the flywheel for cracks....
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
This truck came to us today with a noise...sounds like a rubbing noise from the left front of engine. We pulled the timing cover to find the timing chain for the left cam rubbing on the oil pump. It will not rub just cranking with the starter but you can plai...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Vehicle shifts slow and harsh when going into reverse and 1st gear intermediatly. We have the vehicle coming in on Monday the 6th. The fluid is at the proper level and looks good and clean. Did the fluid level check as per Ford. The customer said the vehicle w...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12W75
pickup came in with diesel fuel in tank. gas supplier accidently dumped diesel into customer's gasoline tank, and they filled truck without knowing it. i would like to know if there is any way to turning on fuel pump without a bi directionan scan tool. my modi...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV111XV
This critter drove in and ran good. Customer wanted milegae service done. We changed the timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, hoses, oil and filter. Double checked timing marks. Started engine, ran for about 5 minutes, a/c clicked on ( defroster), engine died...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Hello Friends, Has anyone run across a P0745 (pressure control solenoid) in one of these vehicles? I searched the Knowledge base and there is only one post,(someone repaired it with a new resistor) as well as the trans forum. In the trans forum this code was ... Trouble codes: P0745 (Pressure control solenoid)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N1R
Thanks for all the help guys. We did find that the TPS was bad and replaced it. We did try a new ford EVR solenoid but that did not make any difference. This truck's biggest problemn was that it was loaded with carbon and needed to be cleaned. We also replaced...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No communication VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
It doesn't happen to us often, but this customer pulled the Explorer and never returned. We never had the chance to continue diagnostics and he told my service advisor that since it was a transmission problem; he was going to AAMCO! Thanks to all for the rep...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52UXS
FIXED !!! I had checked the grounds at the radiator support forward of the radiator. (It was one of the first things you great tech's mentioned) I had clamped my testlight on the positive post and probed the wires for ground. I GOT GROUND, the testlight had a ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, p0500 VIN: 2FMDA5141W
Hi Again I knew this was an easy one, located same place as most dodge. Could'nt see it for the exhaust,the heat shield, and motor mount. After removing the mount and heat shield no problem. I was pretty sure that it was there just couldnt see it. THANKS ... Trouble codes: P0500.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWF37FX1
first off thanks guys for the help i did some more checking of the engine then pulled the injectors and sent them to get tested found that there was six bad ones also three injector sleeves where leaking antifreeze i didnt see any sign of this when i took fuel...
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