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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141T
looking for suggestions as to why cylinder# 6 misfires at hot idle - drops rpm & voltage & shrtftrim goes to a negative ( -4% ) at idle & ( -13% ) at cruise speeds when i also will lose power - intermittent - have to floor it to get moving down the road - then... Trouble codes: P0306, P0171, P0171
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 3-4 upshift VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
I am seeking help on the company truck. Trucks shift points are good untill 3rd-4rth. The truck pulls normally for lower rpms then slips at higher rpm. When problem first occured it was worse cold. The more time goes by it is wose warm. As if it is slipping. h...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UXY
this car has an intermittent CEL when its off no codes are stored ,if its on,you cant shut it off or it will lose the code,and the code it sets is the p1633 KAM volts low. anyone seen this before,any common faults. do i just check power at pcm and if its ok re... Trouble codes: P1633
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
Let me first start off by thanking everyone in advance. We have a 2000 Explorer that we did an engine on about 1500 miles ago. We replaced the sensor with the engine as well as the drive syncro. The check engine light came on shortly after the job left our sho... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor ckt fault), P1309 (misfire monitor fault)
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FXY
Believe I have hydrostatic lock from oil after replacing 5 fuel injectors. I don't know what to do to to remove oil or fuel from cylinders to releive the problem. Not sure where it would have come from. Didn't see much of any oil or fuel when removing the inje...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L a/c VIN: 1FTNW20561
Customer brought this truck in complaining about not having enough cooling last week. Today he say it is cooling much better. When we put gauges on it, inside the shop, at idle, and temp in the shop around 90 deg.s, the high side would fluctuate between 175 to...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L charging VIN: 1LNLM97USY
system not charging . i have power on y/w and b/o but no power on lg/r . i can feed power to and system will charge. also the battery light on dash will light up. has anyone ever run into this before.
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM82W73
it's a headache, cause i could not duplicate the complaint. the customer described she turned the key to start the vehicle and the instrument cluster went blank; nothing happened, no click, no noise and of course: no start, the first visit to our carmax store;...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential Bearing Retainer VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
The problem was that side thrust forces from the diff carrier caused the bearing race to wear a groove in the bore of the retainer on one side creating a ridge that the bearing would not slide past easily. The only way it would come out was to pull it as far o...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FMEU15N2P
I am writing this as a fix because we have gone two weeks and this truck has not been back. Now I will see it tomarrow you know how that goes. After installing a new alum. core. (we will try brass if it comes back next time) We reflushed the cooling system che...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9S
Well we had 2 problems, 1) I can fire the coil by supplying 12v to the power term at the 3 pin and tapping ground to the tach term, this verified the coil. Then I verified the ignitor failed by supplying 12v to the power term of the 3 pin and redundant ground ... Trouble codes: 03.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F8S
thank you for all of your replys and sorry for the slooooowwww response. Been on vacation might say and just got around to checking email. The fix for the ford was IPR seals and the gasket between the high psi oil pump and the housing was leaking. thank you al...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L speedometer VIN: 1FTJS34H1T
speedo works now, this van did not have a sensor in the transmisson as several suggested checking. the main wire harness bulkhead under the van was the problem. corrosion got the best of some of the wires. ran new wires around the bulkhead. needed new instrume...
1997 Ford Contour LX 2.5L monitors dont run VIN: 1FALP66L8V
well the customer finnally brought the car back.i got some very insightful help,but no cigar,the long and short of it as i drove the car the monitors would flip to ready(all but evap) so i figured the customers driving habits were not enough to run monitors.wh...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L d/s power window VIN: 1FAFP52U92
Thanks to all who replied!!! This wbsite is the greatest tool in the shop.The problem turned out to be a burned solder joint on the circuit board inside the fuse box assembly itself. This ciruit suplied power to the drivers window control through the gem modul...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L horn VIN: 1FTNF21596
I can not call this fixed, we changed grounds,moved the horn to a different location,checked all voltages, all amps,tried different types of horns, all failed with in one to two days,and they were only used maybe 3 or 4 times, i used them in the shop several t...
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