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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR11T8N
Hello:You ever had 1 of those weeks when nothing goes right?.My problem is this vehicle will not go into 4low,2&4 high work fine after replacing bad shift motor.I have read all the posts and done all the checks but it still won't work.when i do the tests for t...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP63WXR
i need some help on this one i replaced the pluf wires and plugs. #6 cylinder is missing it has spark and the end of the plug. but it keeps getting fouled by fuel. it is running so rich it is spitting fuel out the tail pipe. i replaced the fuel injector thinki...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L battery goes dead VIN: 2FALP74WXR
customer heard noise when was vehicle shut was shut off, battery went dead after few hours.customer had vehicle towed to shop. after disconnecting battery and charging new battery that was replaced we verified that it was the fuel pump running and removed the ...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
This vehicle runs bad when its cold and has no power,when the engine warms up it runs ok.My concern is that the computer always reads 253 degrees for the ect sensor and is 0.00 volts (Even when cold)and fan stays on.When the connector is disconnected from ect ... Trouble codes: P1117, P1131
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEE1429V
loss of power cuts out on on cruise no power on accel seems like ign timing?
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L fuel gauge oil pressure-high temp light VIN: 1FB5531L4Y
Another shop sent us this van. had an oil change and they replaced a outer tie rod.. customer stated that fuel guage was all over.. and the oil light came on. We test drove the van... the oil/temp light will light up briefly and then fuel gauge and water temp ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Temp Gauge, Tow Light VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Hopefully someone familiar with this truck or someone from a Ford Dealer can help me out on this one. This Ford Diesel truck came in with the Trans Temp Gauge fluctuating bad and the tow light will flash also. Neither is a constant thing, but on a long test dr...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Fuel tank switching valve VIN: 1FTEF14NXH
I am sorry for the delay. I would like to thank everyone for all the help. The majority said to replace the tank switching valve. Since the front tank leaks I just disconnected it from the valve and looped a hose to the fittings on the valve. All is well now. ...
1992 Ford panel van 5.8L No Start
Sorry I took so long to respond. I got a chance to work on this vehicle today(April 11) as is was a nice sunny day. All your replies were very helpful but, Mike from New Jersey was most helpful in leading me in the right direction. Pins #37-57 did not have vol...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, extremely rich VIN: 1FALP5245R
Finally fixed this puppy, only thing we couldn't really externally test, ECM. Replaced it and everything is up and hopping. THanks to all of you for the help and a place to ask for it. Just another example of hoe we can help each other. Thanks Again and GREAT ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Thanks for all the reply's. The customer does not wish to go any further on repairs of this vehcile. From the replies that i received, i believe the rod on #1 Piston bent and the piston skirt is hitting the counter wieght on the crankshaft. The customer has de...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Sorry it's been so long but the customer is a buddy of mine and the day i looked at it he was in a rush to go to work so i didn't have much to go on either.. i figured you guys might have some quick pointers for me so thanks for all the help. He finally let me...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
The fix for the van was to replace the switch in the wheelchair lift door. As I explained in my update the van is designed to stall if you put it in gear while the lift door is open. The switch should have continuity through it when the door is open and none w...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L coolant VIN: 2FMZA5243X
hey all. sorry for the delay. it did end up being the head gaskets. never saw oil in the coolant becuase of the head gaskets but there is a first for everything. thanks to all that replied. hope i can be of help to you all soon.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alarm? VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE HELP! The problem was actually two problems. Several people suggested I replace the transponder ring - so I did. I then had a problem where the dash and odometer would just go blank - and I still had the original issue as well. I started ...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transmission overheating VIN: 1FDXW46F62
I need to start by thanking everyone who offered help, but Nate, Reese and Tom nailed half of the problem. We kept thinking that our original problem was slipping creating the high oil tempature, we had checked for correct cooler flow volume and and had a qu...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0191 VIN: 1FAFP55U12
First of all Thank You for replying, your tip on the bug in the Snap On scanner was right on the money, we have since gotten the newest update. Unfortunatly we have not seen this vehicle again due to the very intermittent nature of this problem. We feel quite ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range problem).
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