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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hard, long start VIN: 1FALP52U1V
Hey All, This is a strange one to me. Let me explain exactly what is happening. 1. Every time you try to start the car it is a long crank. It will eventually start and run normal. 2.When this is failing I have no spark or injector pulse, however I do have ...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FXW
Hello all, this one seems to have several shops stumped. This ambulance will always start cold, but intermittently quit 10 to 15 seconds after starting. It will crank, up to speed, but crank and crank with no start. Then sometimes 10 minutes to one hour later ... Trouble codes: P1218 (CID circuit short to power), P1107 (dual alt. lower ckt. fault), P1105 (duallalt. upper ckt fault), P1106 (dual alt. lower fault)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U5W
I've got this Ranger that cranks but won't start after hot soak. Sometimes it has no fuel pressure, other times it has fuel pressure. Checked for chafed wiring under driver's seat area, no problem found. Scanner shows r.p.m. while cranking. I verified good vol...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L moniter/memory lost VIN: 1FMRU1766W
hello and thanks in advance for your reply to this request. this expidition fail functional test due to moniters not complete. check related system and no problems were found, so i performed drive cycle and all moniter set to complete. shut vehicle off to wait...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
this vehical has had this problem for a long time, it is a no start only after the truck has been sitting in the sun for hours. i finally got it to act up in the shop and i have no fuel pressure due to the computer not grounding the fuel pump relay. i have all...
1999 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTZF0737X
Greetings to all I have this pick up that customer says has a performance problem I went to drive this and just sitting at a light the truck cut out on me like alight switch.I sat there for about 5 minutes and started up and drove it back to the shop.This morn...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L noa/c VIN: 2FAFP74W91
Hi folks I hope someone has had this problem so that you might be able to help. this car came in with a complaint of a throbing idle. the idle raised to 1200 rpm every time the compressor cycled. I changed the iac motor and the problem was solved for about one...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for very bad loss of power, scanned computer , no codes. replaced fuel presure regulator as common problem in fix database and worked for 3 days . now it is back and will not get out of its way. replaced regulator to confi...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L rear hatch VIN: 1FAHP36361
Replaced rear hatch latch because of the plastic coating worn off the latch "hook" now the hatch is still popping open while she is driving this car? not as often as before but still. The latch seems to adjusted ok and seems to close properly when we close it ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F11
Hello everyone, i have this truck that only does this after it has rained out. It runs fine except for when pulling up to a stop it will die. Please help me go in the right direction i have heard problems with cam sensors? Thanks Dave
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L runs hot VIN: 1FAFP34341
Hey guys this is actually my second post on this car. First one was last summer. Last fix was t-stat and new fan relay and connector due to being burnt up from faulty connection.This worked great for about 8 months, now its back! Today we replaced water pump a...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W92
Help!!! I've removed the ECM & traced wires to no avail. All wiring test good from ECM to respective pigtails. The DPFE sensor has 1.02-1.12 volts with EGR closed. Open the EGR at idle and the DPFE voltage only goes to 2.65v. Spec says it should be 4.5v. What ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Circuit fault)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF20F82
hello everyone .i have this 7.3 l diesel that im pulling my hair out on . i have some knowledge on diesels but not much . when cold this vehicle runs great but when warmed up vehicle falls on its face . it wont get out of its own way . no power at all even whe...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ducts VIN: 1FMPU18L13
This expedition has Air conditioning with an EACT system. When set on auto it blows out the dash panel and blows cold but when driving it will switch to the defrost position intermitently. The air is still cold. It Doesn't work correctly in the manual mode eit...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: ILNHM8IW9Y
analog speedometer inop, abs lite is on, service engine soon lite is on, digital odometer reads all dashes, tripometer reads all dashes, and information center, distance to empty reads all dashes --- the speedo, abs and check engine lites would indicate vss o...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP53U2S
Thank you for your replies and your patience. I apologize for the long wait but I was away for a while and wanted to wait to make sure everything was ok with this one. Thanks to David, Billy, Pete, Jervis, John and Nicholas for their replies. Special thanks to... Trouble codes: 412 (KOER idle could not extend during self test), 157 (CONT maf out of spec).
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L shudder between gears VIN: 1FALP45T6S
Some suggested a rebuild, but the transmission shifted properly even with the shudder, I replaced the fluid, filter and drove and the shudder was there. I brought it back in and replaced the fluid again, including draining the torque converter each time, disco...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all dash gauges VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
The fix for this truck was exactly what many of the replies I got said to check for.The wires on top of column for the overdrive switch had a hole rubbed through and shorting out.Thanks to all who took the time to reply and helped me out.
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L broken blend door VIN: 1FEEX17L5E
So there is no short cut on this truck, but the heater box can be serviced in the truck, no need to drain cooling system or evac the ac. Thanks
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Thanks for all the replies, unfortuantly the same problem keeps happening. The CAM HUB which is factory pressed into camshaft spun out again in the right cam. We even pinned it through ??? Not sure what to do now. Maybe a used engine. No one has ever had this ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F9X
You guys hit the nail on the head. The clue was the fact that it looked poorly maintained. I had a my oil change kid change the oil and within five minutes it was running smooth. That was a week ago and it is still running good. Thanks.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10CXX
everyone was right, pistons were pretty loose in the cylinders, block was bored 30, new pistons, oilpump bearings ect. fixed it right up. thanks
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
Thanks to everyone for your ideas. The only problem I could find after hours of checking harnesses was the high side wire for bank two shorted to the injector shield wire. I don't yet understand why this would cause the IDM to burn up and not power either bank... Trouble codes: P1668 (IDM-PCM Communication error), P1670 (EF feedback signal not detected).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L switch/compressor VIN: 1FAFP36331
thank you all for your help,but ed from pennslvania nailed this one,it was the blower resistor.there is a wire tied into the low speed wire to tell the control head the fan is on,so the ac can turn on.the low speed resistor was burnt out,which alowed ac to tur...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40431
As I said, the car runs and idles perfect, no noticeable lean or rich condition, other than the check engine light on and code p0175. I rechecked the condition of the plugs, they all looked the same and were new. After more reading thru the archives I found a ... Trouble codes: P0175 (bank 2 always rich).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Cuts out VIN: IFDWE35S22
we still have not fix this van but the owner has two of them now both are doing the same thing.the test compyter we used to test with was the one out of the other van i guess that was a mistake Trouble codes: P0460, P1000.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L monitors won't run VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Thank you for those that took the time to respond. Checked mode 6 data, all data within spec and passes no failures. William from NC mentioned the same drive cycle that I use on all Fords to set monitors. Works everytime except now! Ford drive cycle that Ford ... Trouble codes: P0420.
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