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1991 Ford F-Super Duty 7.3L Excessive Emissions
fellow members, just kind of a question to you all. we repaired this vehicle by replacing the injection pump and leaking fuel return lines. the technician that preformed the work (dick) noticed that there was a rat or mouse nest under the hood. he did not remo...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L glow plug VIN: 15RFDKE30F
According to customer vehicle would shut down or sometimes just go into idle mode.Restart engine all is good. This one time vehicle will not start.Noticing sometimes now the wait to start light does not come on,then next time it will come on with flickering.Wh...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L radiator VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
hey all. this dually is overheating under a load only. customer took truck to dealer and said that it needed a new radiator. i looked in side of it and it looks really clean. so i am going to have the rad. flow tested just to be sure. but i am thinking that it...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F45
truck will not start, no smoke at tailpipe while cranking engine over. fuel pressure at test port on filter housing 45 psi. replaced cam sensor, changed fuel filter, tried a good powertrain control module. still won't start. truck was running fine, shut it off...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5140T
hi this my first question posted. a friend bought this van and took it to a shop for this problem. they replaced everything in the rear brake area and said they found code for bad module assbly. my friend is broke now so i put the pump/module in same problem. ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Ping onslight accell VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Verified complaint found EGR passages plugged,cleaned them out,removed octane adjustment plug and performed motor vac on engine. No ping with high test but truck should be ok on regular. Ran two tanks of regular and ping returned not as bad but still more than...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWX37F5X
Hear is another problem child,this truck has been in alot for lack of power during tow and missing at the past retreaved dtc"s for #1,3 and 8 cyl low cyl contribution performed pinpont tests and replaced 1,3 and 8 injectors. after a few weeks it came ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L missing on cly VIN: 1FAFP53U81
changed all i can thank of but computer local dealer never had this problem about to pull my hair out thanks for the help by the way fuel pressure is ok INJECTOR PULS OK WHAT CAN I BE OVER LOOKING
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP34351
these coils last approx 50 miles at the most. it shorts out and has power on all three wires until you unplug the connector then the power(red wire)is put a new coil it will run again the same until it does it again any body have ideas? its not over ch...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FMSU43FX2
There is an oil leak on the back side of the engine. I found it to be leaking on the top of the engine and then down the back side. Oil is coming from intake tubing I think it is the turbo but I checked the pcv and there is alot of air and smoke comming from t...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2FAFP70W83
hello start the car fine , as soon you put in drive/reverse dies out . thiings done trans,ecm,all ign coils,wiring,still no me out of this problem thanks in advance
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU02173
Concern occurs about once a week, engine will crank fine, but will not start until after 3-4 attempts. I have not been able to duplicate concern, fuel pressure readings are good, no other driveability concerns exist. Anyone run into this concern? Thanks!
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
Message is water in fuel conditioner. According to mitchell there is a lever to drain the water, however this vech does not have said lever to drain water from fuel water seperator. How do others drain this water to get rid of message. Did clear code with modi... Trouble codes: P2269
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine VIN: 1LFM97V9WY
well we have this car that came in for juast dieing on the way to our shop but customer states that it has been running bad for days we scanned it and it came up with misfire number 7 pulled plugs out very old and repalced boots on coils because they were brok...
1987 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBM6032H
This car came in on the hook with a no start. Found vehicle had no spark. We found a faulty coil. Replaced the coild and vehicle fired up right away. after running for a while vehicle stalled. once again it had no spark. went through more diag and followed all...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L ac unit
hey all. the little van that i recharged is not cooling at the front unit but is cooling at the rear unit. i rechared the system with dye to help find the leak. pulled vacum for about 15 to 20 min. high side pressure is about 210 and low side is about 40. clea...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Windstar 3.8L door locks VIN: 1FER45YHUV
Gentleman, this fine van is fixed. Everyone seemed to nail it on the head as to the rear door lock swith becoming corroded... replaced and all is well. Thanks to all.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21S6X
Thanks for all your help! Turned out to be a failed EGR valve - passing egr gases at idle. Replaced EGR valve and idle problems are gone. Also replaced coil boots which were questionable. Apparently these v-10's have the same problems with spark plug threads p...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 4x4 shift motor VIN: 1FTZR15V2V
The fix was to replace the 4x4 motor with a ford unit. Christopher from ms was right on the money. Happy to see this one go out fixed .THANK YOU .
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Turn Signals VIN: 2FAFP71W31
First let me say I really appreciated the reponse from everyone on the turnsignal problem, I know it takes time out of your day to do this. Most of the suggestions were to check or replace muli-function switch assembly or flasher units, also to check for prope...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L shifter VIN: 1MEFM53U5Y
brake switch did the fix, when i first checked i had power on both brake shitch wires when depressing brake pedal, but after posting went back power on oen side only when pedel depressde, thanks to all who replied
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