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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDAS143S
hadnofuelpressure replacedpump started then died replaced coil runs for about 10 min ten dies but will restart checked grounds and wiring ok
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP6537S
95 Ford contour erratic idle cold.smooths out on test drive.replaced plugs,fuel filter,seems to smooth out grasping vacuum lines.replaced no vaccum leak. also have 95 ford probe.the touch of an accelerator rpm jump to 2700 then down 500 then to 1000. replace t...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y3T
i have smoked found broken hoses and replace valve because of leak down , airb and aird combination valve, code returned . can any ford techs lead me in correct direction , i hace a code po411 sescondary air is there any specific test i can run to detect probl... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Hey Ford guys, this Exploder has fuel trims at idle at +20% on the short term, and -20% on the long term. This seems strange to be this way, but who knows on a Ford. I hear a vacuum leak, and I know how sensitive Ford's are to leaks like that. This has a plast... Trouble codes: P0171 (bnk 1 lean), P0174 (bnk 2 lean)
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X7X
Hello fellow techs, This is a good one, at least we can get the problem to occur. Symptoms: While driving vehicle at any speed spedo drops out intermittently sometimes cuts out completely. This in turn causes surging and upshift problem, also overdrive ligh... Trouble codes: P0721, P0340
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMYU02111
Hi Guys, To R&R the alternator on this V6 all wheel drive Vehicle, Mitchell says to remove the axle and intermediate shaft first, though the procedure to do that does not seem to make sense of what I am looking at here. I cannot even see how you can get this ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L brake pads VIN: 1FDWF36P94
hi guys, need help with super duty ambulance, poor braking. replaced one rotor trued all rotors installed wagner thermo quiet pads and unit would not stop with normal pedel effort. after several stops brakes begin to heat fade. even cold, braking does not seem...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine noise VIN: 1MEFM5OU32
just looking to see if anyone has come across this engine noise. when the engine is cold there is a loud squeeling rubbing type noise coming from the transmission side of the motor, i cannot really determine which bank it is coming from, after car warms up noi...

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1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Blend Door VIN: 2FALP74WXS
It seems to have a dead spot in the sensor portion of the motor I captured it once on the sweep of the motor but never could get it to duplicate, since the motor is brand new and the customer doesnt want to pay for the dash R & R again if it turns out not to b...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y5S
lots of info received from other members and do appreciate all help replies but was basic information-'check the basics' info that i have tested and retested and tested and retested equipment to be certain my testing was not skewed test results,i still have th...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU34X3W
You guys got it fixed! Replaced L/F sensor and all is well. The tip-off is the slight pull to the opposite side. Some said there is a TSB on this but it is not on our alldata. I aggree with the replies suggesting to replace both. This customer did not but unde...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX31L4Y
AS I knew prior to post that the problem was somewhere in the front differentional, where? With the problems I have seen with the lockouts freezing or comming apart that is where I started. What made this direction a little easier was it was not vacuum control...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
Success. This one is fixed. Problem was the VSS. Whith the car on the lift, in first gear I ran a graph on the speed with OBD II software in my PC. Without the actual speed changing the VSS input would jump from 8 to 14 or 15 MPH for just a short. Several folk...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Heated seats VIN: 1FMZU34EOX
Sorry for the delay in the fix. Turns out both modules were bad. I didn't think they would both stop working at the same time, but they did. We checked all wiring and verifed switch operation, again. All checked good. Rechecked values for thermistor and seat h...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door chime VIN: 1FMRU15L5Y
It would be nice if Ford would put out some info on their beep/chime codes. Thanks for all the input on this. The problem was the air bag light bulb in the dash burnt out. Have a great day and try not to bust to many knuckles on this Friday the 13.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FPRAR0869
i want to thank all those who sent me info on this job ..this job needed programming .i have the tool but the costomer change the computer so i could not get the info from the old one to reprogramme the other one.i told costomer to take it to the dealers and h... Trouble codes: P1639 (vehicle id block corrupted not programmed).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FTRX18L62
I did order a new manifold and the new one was not molded with such a crown across the coolant port sealing area. If any thing it was concaved very slightly in this area, but only about .002' as oposed to my old manifold having aprox. .030' crown. The new ma...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W13
Thanks again to everyone that replied. A few of you suggested checking the pcv system and a few asked if the O2 sensors were plugged into the correct connectors, both items were addressed in the original post. I also swapped injectors from one bank to the othe... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire detected).
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