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1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Starter Solenoid VIN: 1FABP6042J
Starter is staying engaged. You can tap on the starter solenoid and it will stop cranking. The solenoid stays engaged with the battery disconnected, and when the ign switch terminal is disconected. Battery tested ok, and voltage drop in the system (loaded) loo...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF25H7K
This truck must have some type of vacuum leak. Runs very bad at idle and very strong over 2k RPM. It did have a lean code, but I do not know the code. We sprayed about 5 cans of brake cleaner all over the engine looking for leaks. Found none. So I added butane...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 3937NKKKIE
hi all, custome came in with rear of car riding low and no lite on on dash for rear suspension. checked wiring diagram and went to fuses. found 30 anp maxi fuse for air ride suspension blown. put a 30 amp breaker in line and it kept popping and reseting witho...
1993 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNJPTO5H7P
The engine has run rough since it's install. We determined that the timing was too far advanced. We tried to retard the timing to proper spec, but there was not enough adjustment in the slot in the distributor. We removed the timing cover to verify timing mark...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6R
Good day ford techs, I've got this ranger with a crazy problem. It came in no start found no fuel pressure and pump not running. Found the relay powering up but no power to pump voltage. Replaced relay all was fine. Two days later trucks starts but after sever...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N1S
this truck came in with lack of power,stumble,cough on accel.we found fuel filter plugged solid,and o2 sensor bad.replaced both and truck ran fine for several days and came back with same symptoms.it will usually only do it after startup and driveaway.it feels... Trouble codes: 171 (system at lean limit), 173 (system at rich limit)
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L battery VIN: 1FALP47V1T
car will discharge new battery sitting for 3 days with factory security system activated, it has a 1/2 amp current draw at the battery.I have removed all aftermarket accessories and wiring,thought I was on to something,but turned into a dead end.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6636X
I am working on this Contour that has a noise I cannot find. The way I've been duplicating the noise is by cranking the whel to the left and accelerating from a stup up the apron ramp in front of the shop. You only need to go 5 or 10 feet, then come to a stop....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Hello Guys. This one has been camped out in our shop. We have a driveability issue w/no codes. Drive test confirmed, TSB checked. -complaint is: high idle(1260-1300 rpm). Upon cold start up, idle is within spec and climbs to 1260-1300rpm everytime after 5-10mi...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4H567HYT
service light came back on with p1000,p 1408,p 1780 no lvaccum leaks found and what test is this p 1000,i have a GENISIYS BY OTC scanner .any help thanked ahead of time. Trouble codes: P1000, P1408, P1780
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Starting VIN: 5LMRU27A2X
This vehicle was brought into the shop from a used car dealer, customers complaint was, when turning steering wheel to the left car would stall. I suggested he just turn to the right but customer was not impressed. We found severely corroded battery terminal a...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A81
car had cyl #2 misfire removed coil covers found oil everywhere replace valve cover gaskets,and tube seals,all spark plugs cyl#2 coil assy, as\nd all remaining coil boots,when done car still has a miss more noticeable when cold but still can feel a slight miss... Trouble codes: P0302

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fan relay module VIN: 1FACPS2U7N
Sorry it has taken so long to reply, i wanted to ensure the vehicle was not coming back so whatever i posted would be an absolute fix, this vehicle only gets driven about 30 miles a month. Unfortunatly electrical issues are my weakest area, i stopped turning w...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6637W
thanks for all the advice, i replaced the timing belt and everything is fine. i didnt get the special tools needed,due to time restraints. but was able to align every thing with a straight edge to keep the cams align,and just made sure crank didnt move. tim
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start, VIN: 1FMRU1769X
Thanks for the replys. Most replies were regarding the Anti-Theft system and that's where I keep looking at. Micheal pointed be in the PCM relay directing. After working on it on and off I finaly found the problem, it ended up being in the PCM Power Relay. The... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft Detected - Vehicle Immobilized), U1147 (SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Vehicle Security), U1262 (Missing SCP Message).
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56FXY
Thanks to all of you who responded so quickly to my request. The fix was as easy as you stated. By removing the glow plugs I was able to rotate the engine by hand, then spin by starter. It fired right off and after a couple of run and bleed cycles it was very ...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1MELM6530V
Well this mercury is back on the road again. Thanks to all who replied. Your help is greatly appreciated. The problem here was a bit of the old saying, 'missed the forrest for the trees', type of affair. The problem turned out to be a mix between the failing...
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