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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEF26H0L
thank you for any help you are able to provide. backfires on accleration, vaccum drops to 0. took number 5 out of system, still pops through intake. HELP!!!
1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L burning oil VIN: 1FAPP64R3P
I'm writing for another tech that said he can't join IATN because he isn't ASE certified. He's been repairing cars and trucks for over 20 years and I send him my extra work when I'm overloaded. Bottom line I can vouch for his ability. The car he's working on w...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L keyless entry VIN: 2FACP74W2N
Can anyone please provide the procedure to enter a personal code for the keyless entry key pad on the driver's door. The owner's manual is long gone and the local ford dealer doesn't have the procedure for anything this old. I tried the procedure that I found ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU72X3Y
This vehicle has a clack, knock noise that is heard when car is in drive or reverse when at a stop with foot on brake, not heard in park or neutral or while driving. It sounds loudest at bell housing and oil pan area. No evidence of metal in oil. Sounds simila...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU41F7Y
ITs 7.3 diesel. Don't have a fuel gauge for this truck. customer said, started losing power. husband decided to change fuel filter (There's the real problem) and now it don't start at all. clear code but sets immediately. I can't find where the flipping fuse o... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump circuit)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Alignment VIN: 1FTNF21LBY
truck was brought in for terrible wandering steering,tie rods were ok,ball joints loose.we replaced ball joints and sent truck to dealer for alignment.after align same problem steer's like driving a replaced steering box no help,replaced tierods,no...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L traction con VIN: 1FAFP47V01
Some times the traction control will engage in a sweeping turn at freeway speeds. Traction control works great under normal circumstances. For no apparent reason the lite on dash will come on for two to three seconds and then go ouy. It does not do it in a str...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W13
This is my first help request, if anyone needs any more info I will try to supply it. The first tech gave up and now its my turn. The truck runs fine down the road. The problem is only noticable at idle (which is rough/but stable). The mil light is/was on with... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire detected)
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
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Vent temp VIN: 2MEFM75WX2
Hi Guys (and Gals), I know that I have a refridgerent leak somewhere, but for the life of me, I cannot find it. I put dye in the system and topped of the refridgerent 4 weeks ago, but now the car is back with low pressures, and warm duct temp, 72*F. I removed ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L alt. fuse VIN: 2FTDF182XU
Thanks for your help. The fix was in the power wires from the starter solenoid. the wire from the solenoid to the alt. mega fuse was full of corrosion. we replaced all of the cables just to be sure it wouldn't happen again. thanks for your help.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1FAFP5347X
ECT, IAT, IAC readings were all normal. We pulled the vacum hose off the EGR Valve and vehicle started. Replaced the DPFE Sensor and fixed the problem. This same sensor had been tested by us twice before and had passed, however, it was causing the EGR to open ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
as most of you said there was a tsb, 02 04 01 for this vehicle for trouble code 1998. replaced the harness, reset the light, and off she went. been two weeks and havent heard back from the customer. thanks again. couldnt have done it w out you!
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P23
This is a rather messy one --since its under 100K / 5yrs it may go back to the dealer -- but since he used the Powerchip programmer --warranty is void according to local dealer. Next problem I am dealing with is a cyl balance test using a Snap-On MT2500 whic...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Reflash Problem VIN: 1FTPW12524
Thanks for the info the fix was a new controler I will never know how it got bad in the process of reflashing.Batery was fully charged and tried your responses,but It never pass to the final step,I thank you for your time and quick response.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM92V7V
Well I got five responses and all seemed to thing it was bad air bags. I folowed one suggestion of getting it to pump up and shutting off the switch in trunk and seeing if it sinks. It did. The compressor sounded pretty bad when it ran so I figure it must have...
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