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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10T0J
hello-vehicle towed in -no start-no injector pulse and no spark-it does have fuel pressure-when you take the spout connector out you get spark but still no injector pulse- customer said his starter solinoid stuck on to where the engine cranked over for some ti... Trouble codes: 212 (erratic pip signal)
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G9R
ok this van came in with an intermittent misfire under load we tried plug and wires and customer requested a motorvac be done on engine as well. neither one had any effect on the problem. the only way we could get it to smooth out is by unplugging the throttle...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L no start VIN: 1FTEF15N9R
vehicle towed in, no start. Good spark, fuel pressure,fuel volume,timing,injector pulse all there.NO compression.The truck did not exhibit any forth coming problems prior to the no start, i.e. coolant loss, overheating, misfire stalling.There appears to be lit...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L torque converter/cruise control VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
while driving the truck down highway, transmission acted as if were constantly going in and out of over drive. sped up to see if the problem would be at certain speeds hoping that something would change, transmission still keep going in and out of lock-up. bef...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Hi guys I'm stuck on this one.Customer tows van in with no crank condition.I check for power to solenoid on starter and found none.Trace it back to gear selector sensor on transmission and found there was no power coming out of sensor.Back probe power feed to ...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L monitors wont set VIN: 1IDONTKNOW
I have this explorer coming to me this tuesday. It has been at the dealer because it wont pass im test due to monitors not set. All I have done so far is verify the problem and test battery.The monitors that are not set are [...], o2, catlyst and evap. I am...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP1889V
came into shop with light on miss #1 but runs ok. replaced plugs and wires cleared light. car came back next day with light on and same code. checked compression ok, no vac leaks and is still running ok. must be interm problem. has anyone run into this before
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Btw, Newbe poster here, have been reading for a while. Just bought this truck for personal use. I am very intriged with biodiesel or greasil or what ever you want to call a veggi oil burner... I'm not a tree hugger but do enjoy a challenge, provided the conseq...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, intermittant VIN: 1FTNF21F91
got a real head scratcher here, 01 7.3l f250 was a no start, dealer installed a new short block and all parts listed in previous repairs. this trk illuminates the mil afer warm, mostly at cruise or decell, or idle. everything in the injection ctl system has ei... Trouble codes: 1272 (hi to lo side open cyl 2), 1273 (hi to lo side open cyl3), 1276 (hi to lo side open cyl6), 1277 (hi to lo side open cyl7)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F12
During basic inspection I found metal flakes in the fuel filter housing. This thing runs awful. No power-does get a little better once warm, but not close to running good. It is misfiring very badly. I changed the oil. No oil in fuel filter housing. I was goin...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L 1-2 shift and overdrive VIN: 1FTYR14U82
Trans takes to long to shift out of first gear shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and thumps when changing to overdrive .Has a memory code of 0733 an incorrect gear ratio after 3rd gear was commanded .
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68HX3
This is from a car lot so it's the first time we've seen it. The code is a hard code. Clear it and start vehicle and light comes on right away. This is NOT a synchronizer type sensor. It is a variabe reluctance type. I get about 150-170mv ac output. I did volt... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circuit)
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L converter??? VIN: 4M2DV11W2P
this car came into my shop with an intermittant od light flashing. car goes in reverse just fine but lacks any forward torque in drive. it feels like its slipping and does not have any take off power, also it does not shift any gears on its own seems like it m...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L RABS Module VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
Thanks to all who replied, I did find this module. It is located directly above the radio. You must remove the trim that goes around the cluster and above the radio. It is very well hidden. Thank you all for your help.
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L un run monitors VIN: 2FMDA5140V
well thanks again. we talked the customer into replacing the stat and presto all monitors run . Trouble codes: P1000.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTUF1723V
thanks to all 4 who replied by the next morning after my posting, 2 of you hit it dead on by stating the crank damper keyway would be 'wallowed' out allowing the timing to be retarded causing no power. I should have thought about this but I assumed the crank c...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L MIL Lamp on, lean condition VIN: 1FBSS31S3W
After a careful re-inspection. I did find the pcv elbow at the throttle body sucking closed and leaking only after an extended test drive. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (Fuel System lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
This one is fixed. Two problems. One of the speed sensors for the jeep front axle was not disconnected and reading a signal about double of the rear axle. Apparently this mixed up the ABS module sometimes. All the published info I could find says that the spee...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L over charging VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Car has been gone for 3 days,no problems so far? I think the problem was the connector on the back of the alt.(thanks Chris from Ohio)I also checked for bad connections at the power distribution box and battery cables,and connections on the gauge cluster. Than...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Stall, Extended crank VIN: 4M2ZU86K83
Well, I think this one is fixed. The three replies we received suggested leaking intake gaskets, contaminated MAF, and plugged fuel filter. We investigated these and found everything OK. Finally had a local Ford dealer run the vin # and found a bulletin regard...
2001 Other Ford 4900 466CID 6th gear VIN: 1HTSDAAP6I
I,m sorry about not replying earlier,I truly did forget about the help request. One of the replies i got asked if 6th gear was overdrive, answer no. Two other guys said bad bearings, I appreciate the help, but haven't pursued any more on this vehicle. It reall...
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