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Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L erratic shifts VIN: 1FTHX26G3N
Hello group, this is my own truck and this is strange. this truck when driving feels like it goes into neutral then will slam back into gear. sometimes will do ia a couple of times or the entire drive. sometimes will not do it for several weeks sometimes every...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
customer complaint / chugging - lack of power (happened suddenly after coming to a stop sign) note: a year earlyer battery was hooked up backward, result new alternater as well, everthing ok until now. vehicle runs great at idle however if you try to accelera... Trouble codes: 186 (injector pulsewidth higher or maf lower than expected without baro sensor), 181 (fuel system at rich adaptive limit at part throttle system lean bank 1), 172 (lack of ho2s-1 switchs indicating lean bank 1), 171 (fuel system at adaptive limit ho2s-1 unable to switch)
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Windows,Guages,Radio,Lights,Air Bag,Anti Theft,Doo VIN: 1FMEU17L1V
Customer brought vehicle in with no start. Found Bat bad replaced bat checked charging. Charging ok. Customer picked up car and come back with radio not working. Got to checking fuses found fuse #2 (SRS)in underhood relay box blown,replaced fuse has direct sho...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L timing cover VIN: 1FTDF1722N
I replaced a timing cover gasket in this truck and the silicone between the timing cover and the oil pan leaked when I was done. One thing I realized that I did wrong was put the waterpump studs in before I put the cover back on. Does putting the studs in afte...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCA11U1V
van has under load miss fire ( freeze frame 4300 rpm 88% load short term 2 long term 7 ) check for resistance in ignition wires & injectors all scope patterns look good (current side of injectors & ignition side ) mode 6 found 2 failures but do not have what t... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Odometer VIN: 2FT2F0823X
Hi , group . I have this F150 with the infamous instrument cluster problem . I have another cluster. But the vehicle wont start with it installed. Pats system. Can I program this ? I have A Genysis and a Redbrick snap on. Any tips would be appreciated . Have a...
1999 Ford class a moto 7.4L left rear caliper VIN: 3FCNF53S2X
three bad left rear calipers all leaking after driving 300 miles would really appreciate your input. would like to help cust enjoy thier holiday safely as luck has it we have a 1997 ford class a in here now with left rear caliper hanging up and would like to s...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX31L4Y
The problem with this truck was the complaint was present prior to the repairs listed in the history I gave. The problem? engadgement noise gear meshing rumble from the left front area of the truck. Replaced ball joints, typical sloppy loose, replaced manual n...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14W4Y
Thanks for looking- Have posted on this one before, it finally came back. Van originally came injust barely running. Inspection found sparkplug holes filled with mud/water. Replaced plugs and boots. Short after tune test drive had truck running fine, shipped ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FPRAR0869
i would like some info on this code as well as how to go about this problem ,i check all the info i have but come up with nothing ,any help would be greatly bneeded. phil Trouble codes: P1639 (vehicle id block corrupted not programmed)
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTN524L55
vhe came in whith miss and code 358 (#8 ckt fault) replaced coil then it blew a fuse replace coil and fuse ran good no miss. came back to shop to install engine cover miss came back. and has not been able to get to stop missing sense has power to coil acope pa... Trouble codes: P0358
1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNBM81F9J
Car had new motor installed at another shop. It had dead miss at first start up. Customer was frustrated with final bill, so he brought it to me. I tested the firing of dead cylinder( #4), had good hot spark, plug was not gas fouled, but did not appear to have...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L power steering and d VIN: 1LNCM9743M
dash goes black and power steering stops at same time. has a check dcl light on on the dash cannot find any info on what it means. has any one ran into this or have any ideas
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM92V7V
This Lincoln has been here for a week due to the air suspension not working. The front sits real low while the back seems fine. I tried getting codes but could not seem to work the scan tool correctly. I checked the solenoids which both ohm out the same and th...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97VXW
Vehicle came in from another shop with a check engine light P0303. Has had history repair for that cylinder. Replaced igition coil that cylinder and ignition boot. Also replaced spark plug. Thought it would be an easy fix, I performed diagnostics, found all sc... Trouble codes: P0303 (Engine mis-fire number 3 cylinder)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1F56C5DT5J
thanks for the help...didn't get a chance to read any though..found problem to be ing. module...after about 4 found parts house computer doesn't tell them the difference between a turbo or not and there is a difference..timing control..correct module and this ...
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14X4N
thanks everyone after everyone said where the relay was i started lookig harder found that it had been changed before and never put it back in its harness it was lying on the fender well full of water rust and corrosin replaced works fine
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 3937NKKKIE
hello all and thanx for all the good suggestions. im calling it fixed but... we tried to get into system with scanner but could not. the car rides fine and customer is happy. i guess thats all that counts. just for who wants to know... there are a few places o...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cylinder and block VIN: 1FAFP53231
I would like to thank all that responded to my problem. Most of you were right onthe money with a solution. I found a machinist who was able to confirm the cause. He told me that the way the coolant circulates in the back two cylinders on the driver's side act...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant / fuel VIN: 1FTNY21F6X
Thanks to all who responded to my help request regarding this diesel. The test to confirm which bank is leaking sounds good.I never got the chance to try any of the tips as the owner decided to allow the ford dealer to perform the repair.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L long crank VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
First let me clarify what I meant when I gave the voltage reading at the pump 'when running'; I meant with the ignition on, engine off, and 'pump' running. Sorry to misslead you. Second, thank you to the nine that replied. Now for the fix! Since our request fo...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L headlamps VIN: 1FDSF35S3Y
well, It would seem that this vehicle does not allow the daylight running lamps to disable, Barrie had that right...I advised the customer and they have not opted to modify the system to disable the lamps when they want... Thanks for all the help. Michael
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Thanks for all the help, had some good feedback. When the IAC is unplugged the idle would come down from 1300rpm to 650rpm within spec, which tells us it was PCM controlled. We purchased a new SOLUS scan tool and are still trying to be more profecient with it....
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1FTNX21S91
Vehicle has yet to be fixed,we have monitored all inputs during warm up and test drive,all correlate to reality.Kam power supply,evap,pcm software,ect,iat and vss have all been tested. We have been in contact with engineers from California Air Resource Board a... Trouble codes: P1000.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L94
we were able to fix it by installing a threaded insert in the hole. the truck runs great. if any of you guys are interested, do a web search for 'spark plugs blown out'. we found out there are hundreds of other people who have had this problem with various yea...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, pops through t-body VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Thanks for the replies especially to Dave & Steve who put me on the right track buy suggesting I enrich the engine with propane or carb.clean.I added carb clean to the PCV and the hesitation and popping cleared up immediately, so I knew for sure it was running...
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L compression VIN: 1MELM5343S
I'm calling this Mercury fixed. Some suggested that the cylinder bores go out of round due to severe overheating. A few suggested that connecting rods can bend from the hydrolock. I honestly didn't look for that when I had the heads off but I will on the next ...
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