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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
Vehicle came in after customer broke distributor trying to change the rotor. We installed a reman. distributor, vehicle would then try to start for an instant then nothing. You would have to release the key and try again to get another brief fireing. vehicle h...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y4U
This truck was brought in running poorly. Feels like it is running out of gas. Pressure was flucating badly initially we found return hose kinked at tank. This would not allow fuel pump resivoir to maintain a constant level. Repaired fuel line(just had to untw...
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 4th gear start VIN: 2FDLF47M2N
the trans is taking off in 4th gear & will drop down into a lower gear when shifted to man 2 or 1. With the Tranx 2000 installed it works the same & with the electrical connector unplugged from trans is the same. No trans codes stored. we have replace the sole...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y5S
customer complaint was terrible mileage after a speed sensor repalcement due to inop speedo,and trans flush at another shop,i checked the basics and found nothing out of the ordinary-scope is textbook,fuel and exhaust backpressure within spec,timing set to 10b...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
Four Wheel Drive Warning Light flashes. The scanner pulls up a code P1874. All reference sources indicate code unknown. Would like any guidance to trouble shoot this problem. Thank you.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U61
HEY This car has been racking my brain. It came in as a no start and the customer had replaced the starter and battery. Found that could not communicate with pcm through aldl connector. Figured out that trans range switch was at fault. Replaced switch and car ...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L EATC controller VIN: 2MELM75W2T
help a brother out, man... this Marquis EATC stopped working in late july - would only blow hot air; A/C request would turn on compressor, but no cold air to cabin. tried to self test controller (push OFF and FLOOR simultaneously, release and press AUTOMATIC w...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP36U5R
thanks for all the sugestions on this one it ended up being the pcm acting up when cold swapped the pcm all is good again
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
Thnaks for everyone suggestion. I smoke tested the throttle body and found minor leak at throttole gasket there is a common problem on those vehicle. I then remove EGR valve what i found was EGR was slgihtly open. After i repair the gasket at throttle body and...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
This truck is out the door and gone! We removed the left valve cover and inspected the wiring harness, it was still in good shape so we reinstalled it. Replaced the cam position sensor and IDM, cleaned all electrical connection and used dielectric grease. Clea... Trouble codes: P1668 (PCM to IDM communications error), P0470 (Exhaust pressure sensor), P1294 (High side open 2 left bank).
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5342X
after letting car run about 20 min the sync gear started too squeek replaced gear and put another cam sensor on no more problems with starting
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAKP113XX
Thanks to all you guys who spent your valuable time replying to my plea for help. As it turned out Nick and Steve gave me the tip I needed. When I grounded the solenoid you could hear a slight rattle disappear. We replaced the exhaust cam sprocket and it impro...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMRU17L9Y
we did find the problem, it was the wire leading from the main harness at the main computor down to the o2 sensor. after by-passing the main harness and running a wire to the o2 sensor everthing normalised. went home with the vehicle and after extensive drivin...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Spark Knock VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Thanks for all your replies. I tried cleaning EGR ports, and top engine cleaner. Vehicle still acted up. Went ahead and replaced CMP sensor, and vehicle runs great now. Scope pattern showed good and no codes set but sensor was defective.
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L battery VIN: 1FTNE24L81
Well Thank you Stephen,Dave,and Keith for coming to my aide.I was aware of the relay and Ford's wonderfull ground circuit for the blower operation that usually melts,but I was unclear on what the GEM module was and when my Ford dealer told me Yes it had one I ...
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