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1954 Ford customline 258CID transmission VIN: 123DONOT34
Hey this is way before my time, vehicle came in with a trans leak which appear to be coming from the trans pan gasket. replaced gasket and filter vehicle returned with leak, but not near as bad. removed pan and rechecked gasket sealing, found the bolt holes wh...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34H8L
Driver drove this van to the work site and all was well. When he first startedd the van, at the end of the day, it started and only went a few feet and died. Kept doing this so it was towed to the shop. Now cranks no start. I found the plugs were badly worn an...
1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FACP54YOL
Thanks in advance. This is a sho with a climate control system. System ic intermitantly shutting off the ac compressor and vents blow warm. Abount 5 years ago the acuator and updated harness were replaced for similar problem but i think the a/c compressor stay...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L lifter noise VIN: 1FAPP14J7P
This engine has a rattle noise at startup, like the lifters have pumped down and goes away within 2 to 10 seconds. It does not sound like rod bearings or piston slap. It does sound like one that just had the head replaced and started for the first time. I chan...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L hydralic system VIN: 1FTCR14A3R
truck came in with spongey pedal need help on bleeding procedure have tried all tech.info.nothing seems to work.thanks in advance.
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L wot a/c relay VIN: 1FAFBP6630
i got a question for all of you ford guys, car came in to have radiator and condencer installed and cust wantd to have ac working. after i filled it with freon i couldn't get ac clutch to engage. i followed the pin point chart everything checked ok! but lookin...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OC9Y
o.k got a good one for ya.dpfe voltage is stuck at 5.12 volts. i have followed trouble tree and my dpf egr circuit to chassis ground is only 5 volts.i believe my dpfegr cicuit is shorted to vref power somwhere.could use some help its my parts suppliers delivar... Trouble codes: P0402, P1401
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This system appears to be working ok, vapor mgnt valve, canister purge valge doing what they should. Fuel tank pressure voltage on scanner is reading low voltage at .34v with vacuum, about 2.6 volts with fuel cap off. fuel cap is ok. the tank is collapsing und... Trouble codes: P1450
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L blend doors VIN: 2FTRX07W1Y
I have a f 150 that after driving for 10 to 15 mins. you can hear the blend door move to heat.At this point there is no longer control of the temp.If you let truck sit for 10 mins(ign. off) you regain control for a few mins. and then the problem repeats.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L AC,Theft,Speed control,abs VIN: 1FAFP55271
Fuse #32 or #232 in shop manual blows intermediately. Seems to happen more so when car is warm. Note does not have any aftermarket add on parts. There is a lot of stuff on this circuit. I just looking for more input if anyone has seen a pattern failure with th...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04171
Hello Ford Techs.I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with a need for advise.This Ford has only a MIL complaint.Inspected all EGR hoses,lines and connections=all ok.This is a memory code.There is good vacuum at egr vacuum regulator supply,both hoses and ports on EGR D... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no lights swth VIN: 1FMZU73K42
customers complaint was noise in transfer case and rear differental. we went ahead and replace the transfer case with a reman, used same motor and sensor. with the differental replace ring and pinion. started vehicle up and now no lights on the 4*4 switch and ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L p/w radio 4x4 switch VIN: 1FTRW08L83
Customer ran through a big puddle and since then the starter stays engaged, radio won't work when in drive or reverse, power windows don't work untill you hear a relay click after driving for 2 minuets, and when this relay clicks the 4x4 light comes on for 5 s...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W64
04 crown victoria came in bad a\c compressor. there was alot of contamination so we decided to replace every component. after assembling every part, filling with oil and charging the system the high side gauge needle would jump and the compressor would fill th...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
The car is a fleet car it came off the highway with a burning smell and smoking under the hood. Car was towed in and the rubber in the A/C clutch was melted and the compressor was locked up so I evaced it and checked the orifice for any thing in it there was a...
1996 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JMAH234101
i have a 96 villager w/ two tp dtc's. i tried the new updated tp sensor from an old tsb, and set it to .4 volts and idle switch says yes on pid, did not fix, lasted for 30 miles, wiggle test no faults found, any info would be aprrieciated, nissans give me trou... Trouble codes: P0120, P1705
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75WOV
This car has spark, pulse, fuel pressure, no codes. It'll run on carb. cleaner, I pulled the inector rail and feul squirts out while cranking...any ideas?
1954 Other Ford Convertible 359CID Generator
This car has a 6 volt positive ground electrical system. This car has an 8 volt battery, because customer couldnt find a 6 volt battery, I couldnt either. Customer said that shortly after we put the voltage regulator on it, a year ago it had a drain. He took i...
2004 Other Ford 3200 7.3L park brake service VIN: 1HVBTAFMX4
hey guys and gals this beast had a light on the instrument panel claiming to need parking brake sevice. i have been able to get some fault codes by randomly pushing cruise buttons on the steering pad but have no idea what i'm doing. can someone let me in on th...

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1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTBR10T5J
thanx to all that replied! my transmission guru was on vacation that's why i enlisted the help from all you techs. he called me & explained to me that when shifting manually, the spool is moved, which directs fluid to the third gear clutch. when the clutch doe...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. The main thing I learned from this incident is: don't get in a hurry and jump to conclusions before checking the basics. Even though the injectors were leaking a little, the owner didn't want to spend the price of ... Trouble codes: 21 (ECTout of self test range), 23 (TP sensor out of self test range), 33 (EGR valve opening not detected), 41 (No HEGO switching detcted), 51 (ECT circuit open), 81 (Air management 2 circuit failure).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 2FAKP113XW
I can only hope that this mess is fixed. Vehicle has been out for approx 650 miles. Came back in today for a belt check. Belt is riding approx. 1/8 inch from end of cam gear. Most of the fixes were to adjust the belt while engine was running, as to center it o...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U5W
Well guys, I guess I should have done a little more investigating before posting my request. I was hoping that this was a fairly common condition that I could get some quick help with from people that have more Ford exposure than I do. I was able to duplicate ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTZF0737X
I went and changed my crank sensor and gave it a good road test and all seems well.The customer picked it up and has used it and so far ok.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU63E92
Thanks to all who replied. It was unbelievable why this car was not overheating much worse than it was.The radiator was about 40% restricted not with rust but some stuff that looked like thick brown jello. This one it fooled me because rad looked like new, ove...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ducts VIN: 1FMPU18L13
Thanks for all the help. Most agreed it was one of the vac motors leaking. Tom from Texas told me the vac canister is located behind the battery and there have been some issues with acid eating thru the hoses. The canister and hoses were OK so I smoked the sys...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12594
Hello all, I am closing this one without a fix , thanks to all who replied. I believe I can tell you what is wrong with this one however I won't know until the parts and info. come in and are installed. at that time I will add to this post. After many hours an... Trouble codes: P0301, P0172, P0174.
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