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1994 Ford F800 5.9L lights & wipers VIN: 1FDXF80C3S
CSX RR dropped this beauty on me. The "field mods" are extensive: radios, work lights, air AND electric brake controllers, yada,yada... If there's fluid in a system, it leaks, and has been. Can somebody PLEASE email or fax[...]) wiring diagrams for t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Intake gaskets VIN: 2FMDA5149T
I've got this Windstar in to finish the coolant leak fix I started on 1.5years ago. It came in then for eating coolant and a cylinder #1 misfire. I replaced the timing cover gasket and water pump, the only external leaks on the engine. It still ate water and m...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Hi everyone, this truck is giving me a lot of problems. It came in for a check engine light on and rough running all the time. I code scanned the truck and found the codes P017I and P1074, #1 & 2 banks too lean. I also checked fuel pressure and it ranges from ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L speedo VIN: 2FBKF37F5T
The speedo is programmable to change pulses per mile. It say a motorhome uses a speed sensor in transmission. Need to change conversion constant from 10.13 it was at to 1.0 for motorhome. When go into speedo it will only let us go down to 5.0 then goes back to...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L trans VIN: 1FDLF47FXV
Hello and thanks for any help.this truck came in about a year ago needing a clutch.I replaced with new clutch kit,dual mass flywheel,slave cylinder,pedal pivot bushings.It has trouble shifting into first and trouble going into reverse.It seems to release to so...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L cam shaft
Hi everyone. I am not a Ford person but offered to help my nephew. The engine has over 200,000 and needs time chains and gears and tighteners. I have everything under control except how to remove cam gears. I see no retainer only an interfearence. I tried to p...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT20A9V
Hi Guys I have a 97 Ford Probe that just started to pop out of 5th gear. She was driving back from Chicago 200 miles away and it popped out of 5th. Im thinking bearing because I feel a vibration, though not real bad. can this be repaired without removing trans...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hi group, This one acts really crazy and intermittently. We picked up truck from customer this morning and observered the air suspension down and when the drivers door was opened(unlocked) the rear wiper turned on once. The other problems are when drivers door...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
This vehicle will immediately lock converter up when put into any gears other than 1st. You can bring vehicle up in the air & put into gear (foot off brake pedal) and no issues. We know lockup is disabled by applying the brakes, but this vehicle seems to be do...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L7X
Good morning fellow techs. I have a van here that I have about 20 free hours into trying to figure out. Now its time for some help... Any and all help is greatly appreciated. What I have here is a 5.4 that came in with #2 spark plug blown out. I know this is ...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5344X
When driving between 40-60mph at a steady speed the engine will intermitently (about 75% of the time)hesitate or lightly stumble. No codes are being set but we're pretty sure problem is in the EGR system because when the EGR valve vacuum line is disconnected t...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cooling Fan VIN: 2FAFP71W3X
Hello Ford Gurus! The VIN is [...]. This police car has the engine cooling fan running constantly at low speed. There is a duty cycle signal from the PCM to the fan controller, which is identical to a sister vehicles low speed signal. I am assuming...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L door ajar light/interior lights VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Hi Ford Techs. The interior lights will not turn off when the doors are closed, nor will the door ajar warning light turn off. I have all the door panels off, and removed the wiring connectors and put in a jumper wire. Still won't turn off. Please tell me what...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FDXE40F9X
Greetings to all I have this ambulance that is leaking fuel out of the little tube coming from the water seperator.I serviced this about 1000 miles ago and what i did was pulled the water seperator dipstick out to drain it and put anew filter at the same time....
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L intake manifold VIN: 1FAFP56SOY
the upper ntake exploded when customer started the car unable to figure out what caused it. no trouble codes and no visible reason. any help at all would be appreaciated.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTSW31FXY
customer say engine light comes on and truck will start running bad has code p 1280 icp ckt out of range. i do not work on a lot of these so any help would be great.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L vehicle VIN: 1FTYR10D31
This vehicle came in to our shop with a viboration when starting off from a stop. When the transmission makes the first shift the viboration goes away. this only hapons at start off. The viboration can be reproduced at a stop by locking the brakes and accelera...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
My favorite customer is here with his expedition, came in for maintenance, said his mileage had dropped from 18-19 to 12-14. We checked it out and no codes found, after the above repairs he is back saying there was no improvement, and the power is lower than w...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W43
Hello Ford Gurus! This police car has the engine cooling fan running constantly at low speed and low engine temperature. There is a duty cycle signal from the PCM to the fan controller, which is identical to a sister vehicles low speed signal. The difference i...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tire pressure system VIN: 1FMPU16L34
Hello to all members. This Expedition has the "Tire Pressure System Fault" displayed on the message monitor. I have checked for stored codes using the NGS and performed the self-test. No codes stored and self-test passed. All tires are registering 32psi in dat...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FAFP71W85
Here's the deal. If it had been one person making the complaint, I may have fluffed it off as a driver problem. But I have had two complaints, one from a petit lady and one from a man of fairly average build, no similarities at all. The complaint is, in both ...
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14WX6
we have 2 vans wiTh THe same proBLems THe OTher van has 15000 ON IT and also has a po316 fuel trims are very hiGH on cold start around 23% as iT warms up the fuel trims return to normal Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0300
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2ZV11T62
idle drops and is quickly corrected (surges)other wise runs very smooth

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38J9M
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery
I want to thank everyone for their input but this one turned out to be a straightforward PCM problem. The pcm would not 'shut down' and like I thought was pulling between 110-175 ma (pcm circuit only )! depending on how long you let it sit. I waited over a wee...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP51L3T
Hey all, Thanks to everyone who offered help. My gut was right it was the controller itself. to completely satisfy myself, I went over all the wires again and his time i used my 'logic lite' test light and commaned the PCM to acutate the controller, it was sen... Trouble codes: P1519 (Intake manifold runner control malf. stuck closed).
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Timing chain tensioner VIN: 2FMDA5147V
I didn't exactly get the replies I was looking for on this one... Yes I know that the tensioner(yes they do have one...) is a bigger wear item on this than the chain, but it was a Sunday with no parts available. I tried to reset the tensioner, but when you put...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
This van is fixed! Thank-you to all who replied, all of the replies were helpful! You guys rock!! By the way, my name is Adam Dunlap. I work for Rich at his shop (for those who want to know). I will first go through all of the replies, then I will tell you w... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire moniter disabled).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Well fellow techs,unfortunately our consensus of a bad converter and high mileage trans sent this customer into a state of shock, the engine also needed a high pressure oil pump. Last I saw of her she was heading for the Katrina debris lined highway. Can't win...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L83
good morning gentlemen, this van is repaired and ready to roll. i had several good replies and suggestions. after checking the fuel pump wave form and doing what ford said in their tsb. i have learned that they are not always right and an open mind must be kep... Trouble codes: P1151 (bank2 ststem lean), P0174 (bank2 lean).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well first thanks for the replies. The fix was obvious as all bad problems seam to be. This vehicle had been to ford so many times the owner was feed up. So we inherited it. The fix for this was the oring repair kit for the top cover plate to tube. AND install...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 071Y663658
Although I neglected to mention it in the original post, several of the injector connectors cracked during a balance test so we soldered in an entire set of replacements while the injector 'carrier' was off the car. One of the good parts of this car is all 6 i... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor swapped), P1129 (O2 sensor swapped).
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L fuel control
removed plenum and pcv and grommet also did maint. tune up and injector cleaner. car runs good and fuel trims are normal
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