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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Fuel tank switching valve VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I have a front fuel tank that leaks so I ran it out of gas and fuel keeps getting back in from the rear tank. I am looking for a fuel flow chart on this dual tank system. I am also wondering if the switching valve is repairable. The switching valve is not elec...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1FTEX15N4M
This truck has come to me from 3 other shops. I guess I'm a sucker for the odd hard to find promblems. We have done a compression test, cylinder leak down test, scope job and scan tested computer and monitored engine controls. We have not put any parts into sy...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H5M
Truck came in with a low mileage, no power compliant. We started a tune up and found plugs black and fuel fouled, ck'd compression 110-120 all clyds. replaces plugs, cap, rotor and fuel filter. ran truck and still had no power. ck'd vacum and found to be real ... Trouble codes: 334 (egr voltage above closed limits)
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTHF26H2N
This truck is running rich and will not pass emissions test.The engine runs great. It will go into closed loop operation and begin to pull fuel out, at which time exhaust readings get much better, and then it will go back into open loop and almost stall from t...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
hello, thanks in advance were working on a car made to be driven in mexico.need wiring info for manuel a\c.looked at factory and michell with no luck.the high pressure switch on u.s. model has 4 wires and this one is 3 wire.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Runs rough at times VIN: 1FTRX07WXY
We have had this truck in for previous codes and misfiring. Found p0302 in memory and found both #2 and #3 coil packs bad. We replaced all the boots and plugs at that time. Then the truck came back in with an idle problem. We ended up putting a new computer. T... Trouble codes: P1309
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE45F2Y
diesel towed in no start, did basic checks,sucker will not start, noticed smoke coming out of exhaust,light blue..when cranking, cranking over pretty good wont run..help. fu*** pig...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
No speedo scan for codes. Code po 500
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L PATS system VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
Replaced the lock cylinder and now I've managed to lock up the pats system. Of course the customer only has one good key. Is there anyway to get this thing to start again without a star tester? All I get now is a fast flashing red led and can't start it. Any h...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
sorry, my first time. see above info. thanks for any help and effort. Trouble codes: P1288
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P33
I have a ford oring that was blown out 2300 miles age. Same symptom. No start, low oil pressure. Replaced the high pressure oil pump cover oring. The oring fits between the oil pump top output to the cover hole toward the regulator. Here it is again with a no ...
2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.8L control head VIN: 1FMNU45S95
please help ford tech's. have 05 ford excursion with electronic automatic temperature control. cannot control blower speed with steering wheel controls or control head. when turning control head off blower speeds up and comes out defrost vents. suspicious abou...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Shift lever VIN: 1MELM50U1T
This is for a friends daughter car. She said her shifter would not come out of park. I am able to verify this and if I pump the pedal rapidly I can get the shifter (column mounted) out of park but as soon as I release the brake it will go back into lock up mod...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2MELM74W2V
Hello again everyone. I have this Gran Marq here with a problem of loss of coolant. The owner had the intake replaced with the updated version thinking this was the problem. there is no external leak. The car runs good but it over heats and the coolant will be...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S82
Good Morning Techs on this fine Monday morning. I have a problem vehicle that came back today for Check Engine light on again with the same code P1506 Idle Air Control valve - over speed error. I have checked wiring, clean and service IAC valve, test valve and... Trouble codes: 1506 (Idle Air Control IAC - over-speed error)
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Warning Lights VIN: 1MEFM50U23
Greetings, We have driven this car all weekend and cannot verify the complaint, but customer says when he is driving slowly in stop and go traffic, at times he hears some type of a click noise, and several of the warning lights will flash on briefly. He sees t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 2FTDF15YOH
Sorry I took so long to reply. Since dude will be property of the state for a while, vehicle will not be fixed for a while.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5143S
the fix. the ground supply to the EEC-V relay was not there. traced it back to a bad circuit within the CCRM (constant control relay module) opened up the unit and discovered corrosion build up on the circuit board. replaced CCRM with a new one and all i...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Foward gears VIN: 1FALP52U9V
Well, since my last update, the vehicle has performed perfectly. This includes an extended test-drive from Atlanta to Nashville so until another issue arises, I'm calling this one fixed although I am not sure what the 'fix' was. Thanks to everyone who helped a...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV34X8V
I want the thank all that replyed to my help request. all the info is usefull. I didnt fix this yet but will post a fix when its done. the customer didnt want to keep it if it was going to be realy expencive, so they bought A differnt vechical and will sell th... Trouble codes: 303 (miss firing 3 cylinder).
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
The part that seems to match my symptom is the shift reduction fork and shift collar wearing out. This makes perfect sense after looking a blown up diagram. Thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately this customer has a done a Houdini on us and has vanished. I...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no interor parts work VIN: 2FMZA514XX
found a crotedwire going in the rear of the front fuse box i replaced wire and this fixed the problem
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDWX36F9Y
Well this one is fixed. First of all, thanks to everyone who helped out with this one. During O/H, i replaced O/D snap ring with spiral ring, resized all accum. valve bores, installed Transgo HD-2 reporgramming kit and installed triple clutch torque converter....
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L horn VIN: 2FMZA50654
Thanks to all who replied! Most people said that the clock spring is the nost common part to go bad. We pulled the steering wheel off to inspect the clock spring and found a broken wire in the column. Once the wire was fixed the p horn worked fine.
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11TOY
This vehicle belongs to a used car dealer. I had checked the three front injectors to be the same and within specs, miss history on #6. With your advice I checked back side of motor and the two I could reach both checked out of spec. With at least $500 worth o...
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