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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FAPP36X9N
Cranks, no start, intermittent, after hot soak. When it won't start, customer does not hear fuel pump run. F/P is very audible. Has code 543. Was only a no-start once for me, had spark. Cycled key multiple times, sometimes F/P would not run, but would go ahead... Trouble codes: 543 (F/P secondary circuit failure)
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N2V
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this Taurus that will stall after running about 30 minutes(whether driving or just idling in the shop). It will only stall at idle, it will not stall while you're driving down the road. When it does stall, you can restart it by hold...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Fuse blows VIN: 2FMDA5147W
Seee history above
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR1JV1X
Hi everyone I need a little guidance with this 3.0 ranger the vehicle starts up normal idle's for about 10 seconds and shutts off. The vehicle has good fuel pressure, spark. The code 1101 is set has a hard code so we replaced the mass air flow sensor but no ch... Trouble codes: 1101 (Mass air flow out of range)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering turning VIN: 1FAFP34P5Y
I have never see the problem myself but the customer complains of the steering wheel that completely block in either direction with the engine runnig normally it happens 2 times in 3 months in a parking lot and resolve after 30 secondes without doing anything ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L headlamps VIN: 1FDSF35S3Y
This vehicle came in with the driver complaining the Daylight running lamps would not shut off even when you depress the emergency brake lever. The red brake lamp was not coming on in the dash when you pushed the park brake pedal, so I removed the switch and i...
2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04104
thanks for checking this one out! the escape came in with a code 442. we did all the basic checks-fuel cap, all lines and fittings and all inspected good. we attached scanner and comanded solenoid and vent valve open and closed and could hear them operating. w...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14524
This truck is driving all of us crazy.We had to pull the heads off of this truck because they broke off in the head. After we got all that back together and started putting the timing chains on we cant seem to get it all in time. I followed the instalation pro...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
still have not gotten to the root of problem. The #20 fuse (15 amp)in the battery fuse block works the pcm and mass air flow. something is intermittantly blowing that fuse. I have replaced the electronic throttle control, the APP sensor, mass airflow sensor an...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1MELM6530V
Thank you in advance for all your help. We have a 1997 mercury that came in on a hook for a blown radiator hose...Yea right, like they tow them in for hose failures. Anyway the engine would not start. We determined the head gasket was blown and it appeared t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FABP46F6D
replaced the fuel pump inertia switch,it was fried! thanks for all the help. now i look foward to helping others. thank-you
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTFEF14H8
I apologize for not posting a fix yet, TRUCK HAS NOT RETURNED. The replys i received wer to check the ground behind the left front headlamp-ok, check the fuel pump selector switch-ok, check the eec relay-both eec and fuel pump relay are ok. I will post more wh...
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FACP5743M
Thank you for all of the replies. To sum everything up, there are no vacuum leaks, the TPS sweeps good and is set properly, timing is set good, power steering pressure switch reads properly, A/C command is correct, EGR closes all the way, engine vacuum is corr...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N6M
Thanks to those folks who replied to my request. I had great advice on this problem, which is very likely an electrical failure, combined with EGR plugged and converter clogged, but I abandoned the repair. It sits idle next to the shop while we go about the bu...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L a/c VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
a/c compressor clutch was bad, replaced, system works fine now.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel System VIN: 1FDXW47F5X
Howdy thanks for the info and help. 15 replies all agreeded to drain the tank, blow out the lines, and replace the filter. 3 said to add trans fld to the filter housing, one was worried about the fuel rails and possable motor damage ( as I was ) Bottom line ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4X4 inop VIN: 1FMZU72E62
Well this one is fixed. We replaced the control module and got almost everything to work right. 4x4 low works but 4x4 high light flashes on the dash. Further testing found a bad/ broken ground wire at the 4x4 drive motor on the transfer case. The eyelet had ru...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW072X3
A big thanks to all who replied, especially Stewart from Washington, his reply was to disconnect the battery and touch the + and - together. I left the cables disconnected all night and bridged them together for about an hour and after that the fuel trims stil... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1984 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L vacuum line VIN: 1LNB96F3EY
this vehicle is fixed for now. What I found after tracing out all the vac lines was that some one had apparently decided to by-pass the thermal blower lockout switch. the tapped into another vacuum source under the dash and used it rather than run through the ...
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