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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5OU6L
Hello everyone, thanks for you suggestons ahead of time. This 90 taurus came in over a week ago with a no start condition. Found no sparkand tested for power and flash at ignition coil. Had power but no flash. Installed pick-up coil and module (after market) v...
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1FACP54Y8M
Thanks for the help in advance. Customer brought this vehicle in and requested the vacuum brake booster be replaced. We performed the service as per his request. When he picked his vehicle up, he made it about 30 feet before the brakes locked up after applying...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FALP74W8P
owner has replaced heater cores every 9-12 months for the past 4 heater cores that have been replaced. electrolysis is below specs. core is leaking again & would like to have some feedback other than what tsb's have said about ground wires etc. the tsb fix has...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
Think I am missing the obvious here, cranking tries to start, sometimes starts and runs fine, runs if fake fuel introduced like not getting injector pulse, runs fine most of the time when starts, sometimes has a miss, scan data when not starting, 500 rpm, ipw ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor ithink due to extended crank)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5147W
retrieved abs code c1185. cleared codes and comes back right away when you turn the key on .abs power relay circuit fault detected. i know it is the abs module fault but i would like to get some help checking the unit before r&r 700 bucks. thanks in advance fo...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1131X
i have a real stumper on my hands. this car was at a ford dealer for one month besides being at another shop before that. this car will start and run until it gets very hot. it will shut off while driving and crank sometimes like it is out of time. it sometime...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU67E71
Customer complaint engine stalls at idle or when parking No DTC are present.Trans operates normal at speed,shifts ok convertor locks up as it should.Intermitently at idle in drive or reverse the idle will surge,car will buck and engine will die,if you shift to...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17201
need help.not really up on my fords.p0401 sets.vehicle runs dpfe this really as simple as'replacing an egr valve?thanks to all Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W01
This one has an intermittent miss fire at times while warming up and under load. (30 to 45 MPH 1500-1750 RPM) Has a slight miss at idle. Feels like TCC but we dont feel it when hot. We have no codes.STFT and LTFT are right around 0 to -1. Where do I find missf...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP13P12
Hello gentlemen & ladies, Thanks for reading my request. I have a 2002 Ford Escort that has 40 PSI at the fuel rail. I have spark & injector pulse but it won't stay running. If I spray starting fluid it runs ok. I have replaced the fuel filter (muddy/black) & ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks VIN: 1FMZ074E83
hey guys, door ajar light on, how do i test door locks without taking the doors apart? when the doors are closed the door ajar light is on. any help would be apreeciated! joe
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Customer came in complaining of low, spongy brake pedal. We inspected the brakes front were a little low on pads but we clamped of all brake hoses and pedal was hard. Released each clamp one at a time with no change until the left front, As soon as the clamp w...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L trans VIN: 1MELM5045R
I rebuilt this trans two years ago, all was fine until a few weeks ago. when it turns right, it will come out of gear until it straightens back out. we changed the fluid and filter, checked the tubes and seals, found no problem I added two extra quarts of atf ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L MLP Sensor VIN: 2FTHF26M6M
Thank you to Gary from Tx. for faxing a diagram and Greg from Neb. for trying to fax it to me. I had switched two wires, one that was grey/red(signal return) with a brown wire which was faded. From now on I will pull covering back to expose the wires true colo...
1995 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Thank you everyone for your replies, I needed someone to back up my thought process. I located a used instrument panel and installed it, the speedo works fine & the truck runs great. I opted for the used unit because of the age & condition of the truck, which ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8D
The taurus is in the done pile. Thanks for all the help. I decided to buy the alignment tool for the synchronizer. Some of the posts said that it wasn't really necessary but for a first timer it sure helped a lot. I went to the otc website and found the part n... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP sensor).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F0Y
well, the truck had to leave the day of post, but was towed back today. first, let me say thank you to the guys who replied. i know we are all very busy, this network is one of the best tools you can own. i apologize that my post was not very clear, as some re... Trouble codes: P0476 (koer exhaust backpressure).
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i pressure tested the cooling system overnite and found coolant in the plug well no sign of it running in from the top must have came through the casting we put some stop leak tablets in the coolant and told customer to pray the problem goes away Trouble codes: 307 (7 misfire).
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L spark plug VIN: 1FDAF56S22
thanks for all the replies on the kit, i went to google and found the tool for 366.00 dollars and told the customer what it would cost to fix it have not herd from him,i know this will work if he gives me the job. [thanks for all the replies and help]
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
You guys are good. I guess the turbo on the 6.0l diesels are notorious for overboosting dues to the vanes sticking. I replaced the turbo with a reman Ford unit and so far so good. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299, P0478, P2262.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNFM92V6W
we replaced the wiring harness to both front solenoids and the air ride controller. so far the customer has had no further problems.
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