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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP66L6S
vehicle was tow from other shop previous shop has replaced crank sensor cam sensor coil pack icm and ecu, vehicle still has no spark, fuel pressure is good and injectors have pulse. checked all wires from icm to ecu for continuity and are good. checked power a...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L chain tensioner VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
this vehicle came in with a terrible noise in the front of the motor. upon further teardown the main timing chain tensioner and guide were blasted and so was the lh cassette guides. installed all new parts and new cassette chain kit including new tensioner for...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L None VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
This is a 1999 Ford Taurus, 127,xxx miles. Note VIN specified does not match the actual car in question because I do not know the VIN for it, and haven't peeked under the hood yet. Supposively, the car was run out of transmission fluid somehow. Another shop r...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5142X
customer just purchased this van. seems like an internal balance issue, tried a balancer but no change. also there is no sign of a misfire, tune-up items are newer, also no codes. it only vibrates at a low idle and upon accel. it is worse when in gear,also wor...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1FAFP55051
This car has no dash lights. The dash is the common guage style (not digital). The turn signal indicators stay lit all the time, but also blink w/ the turn signals. All other aspects of lighting are normal. Any ideas would be helpful.
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L poor accel VIN: 1FDXF46P94
this truck starts right up cold but will hardly accelerate maybe to 1000 rpms untill about 5 min of running,engine runs rough at this time.the engine will then smooth out & will accel modestly up to about 2500 rpm in park on the floor.if the truck is then driv... Trouble codes: P0670, P0683
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNM97V6SY
vehicle came with air ride inop,tested the solenoids and have no power to them,trying to locate air ride pump (because it is supposed to have a fitting on it to pump up air ride)(--per service manager any help in this matter would be greatly appreiciated there...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L loses power VIN: 1FTCR15TXJ
Thanks to all who replied. I finally had the vehicle act up while driving it. I was watching o2 voltage and fuel pressure, when it started to lose power the o2 reading jumped quickly to over 1 volt and then to zero. I replaced the o2 with a motorcraft o2 senso...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14V0N
Thanks for the replys, I retested the PIP and SPOUT signals and verified they were present. I then looked for the cause of the grounded #1 injector and traced it to a short in the grommet where the wires pass through the firewall. I replaced both wires thru th...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEF25Y8R
thanks to everyone who replied .and special thanks to the ones who replied about the fan /that is what it was.customer had put the wrong fan on and it was pushing air instead of pulling it .this truck is fixed.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
Thank you to all who replied to this help request (10 replies). As it turns out, the intake cam had jumped a tooth on this engine. We performed a complete timing belt replacement and delivered the vehicle to the customer and have received a call praising us du...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L speedo, odo VIN: 1FTRX17L3X
Thank you to those who replied. The fix for this vehicle was the wiring harness. Who ever replaced the transmission managed to get the wiring harness in contact with the right exaust manifold. The heat melted the harness and caused a short to ground in the OSS...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cailbration id VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
this vehicle is fixed, i had to just tell the customer what ford told me, that it was up to date. the customer was very happy about how the car ran, etc. but i really dont think as of yet that there is a good answer. the ford reprogramer wgs doesnt show the cu...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Remote Key fob VIN: 1FMDU73E32
I want to thank all the guys who tried to help me with my delema.After scanning with the NGS we found that the computer was only letting 1 key FOB to be programed.We tried to reprogram the module to no avail. after replacing and programing the new module all i...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP713X1
The no compressor engagement was the evaporator temp sensor. Just because I didn't see it on the scan tool, It was over-looked. Checking the voltage readings at that sensor would have saved alot of time. After I installed the sensor, charged it up, I had very ...
2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMDK06186
Thank you big guys. I successfully reset the messages using two buttons. Currnet computer toys make tech stupid. Thank so much guys. Take care!!!
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