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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A3K
Hi! Seems like I'm in over my head again.One of my techs replaced the timing belt on this vehicle as a maintenance item while replacing the water pump.In the process he managed to break 1/2 of the Crank sensor.Didn't take too long to figure out what was wrong...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 2FMDKF38M6
Have this truck that came in from another shop. transmission was replaced twice for no shifting. Ran for codes only one had was (23) FILP out of adjustment. Ran thru troobleshooter & it says that if koeo test is done on a diesel w/o depressing gas pedal code w...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L shifting MIL VIN: 1FMDA31X9T
We Scanned computer and found codes P0756 shift sol B perf/stuck, P0732 incorrect gear ratio 2, P1780 Trans. ctrl sw. circ. out of range, pintested solenoids and wiring and found OK, we then replace the computer with factory reman. part, now we get codes P0705...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start
this car on some days it would run great start with no porblems and you can drive all day maybe a week or two or three but sometimes you can park this vehicle and would not start aswell as have no fire to ignition coils when it would not start,replaced cam sen...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain & Ballance Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
Hello there, This is the first attempt at these timing chains in our shop. The customer is complaining of no power and engine noise. Running the engine and checking the cam/crank relationship shows that the left bank has jumped some teeth. I tore the front cov...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
After replacing the ECM for the internal failure code of 605 the vehicle now runs well but after sitting the idle surges. The O2 sensors are showing real lean after idling for a few minutes. The MAF has been cleaned and all voltages show as designed. The sweep... Trouble codes: 605 (original code calling for ecm replacement which we have done), 171 (lean condition R/bank 1 adaptive at limit), 174 (lean condition L/bank 2 adaptive at limit)
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Front park lights VIN: 1FTRE14211
Caught by the NC inspection , the front park lights do not work . Turn signals OK , rear park lights OK . I am without a wiring diagram and am asking if there is a GEM module that the front lights work through . No burned or HOT terminals in the switch connect...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZUT3E02
When turning steering from side to side steering wheel shimmys or shakes. This also happens when turning corners. This is a power steering shake and not comming from ball joints. Any ideas would be appreciated.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L rotors VIN: 1FMSU41P13
This vehicle was originally serviced at another shop. Front brake pads and rotors were replaced at 49000 miles. Customer experienced vehicle shaking when braking. Customer took vehicle to Ford. Ford service writer said problem is due to after-market parts inst...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P43
Hey all you Ford diesel techs, I need some help. I got this 6.0L 03 F250 Super Duty with oil in the coolant, but It doesn't have any coolant in the oil. It also spins over real slow sometimes, and looses power sometimes, and has a hard start sometimes. I have ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L burning oil VIN: 1FAPP64R3P
I spoke to the tech I wrote in for and he's going to replace the engine again. From the replies we learned that the supercharger contains it's own oil supply so it couldn't be burning engine oil. The other replies, bad PCV valve etc., were helpful, but all thi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
This vehicle was repaired by finding and fixing the vacuum leaks. The rubber seals around the lower intake plenum were very hard and deformed. Replaced all related seals, including upper plenum seals, the IAC seal, and the tuning valve gasket which was leaki... Trouble codes: P0171 (bnk 1 lean), P0174 (bnk 2 lean).
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU72X3Y
Customer declined further repair. Do suspect cracked flexplate. Thank you for all the replies.
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTRWO7WXI
Check crank position sensor for consistenty in wave form. Found that intermittently lose signal to PCM. Check connectors at sensor and pcm . seems okay. Found sensor faulty. Replaced sensor. Seems okay. Thanks everyone for your help. Jaime
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L pinging /lack power VIN: 1FTRW07W01
thanks for the advice.did not come to any conclusion.we replaced the maf sensor and check the design of the pistons.but still has the pinging problem.who knows? customer will bring back at a later date for further check out.thanks to everyone again. Trouble codes: P0325.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L wiper motor VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Thanks to everyone who answered the help request. All of the replies were right on. Replacing the Wiper motor was the fix. We did replace the relays as a preventive thing due to excessive build up on the relay contact points. Once again thank you!
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W82
We flushed out the cooling system again. Most of the suggestions were to add a restrictor in the inlet hose to the heater core and the installation of a dedicated ground on the inlet side of the heater core. We had already done both of these as per the Ford TS...
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