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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L control arms
Scrunching noise on take off and med to heavy braking. Put it up on the ramp lift and did some starts and stops up there, it seems to be coming from the control arm bushings [lower] Sounds like noisy sway bar bushing sound when they need lube but louder. Does ...
1987 Lincoln Continental 5.0L dash illuminatio VIN: 1LNBM97FXH
Thank you in advance. I have this lincoln that has no dash illumination-digital. It blows fuse # 16-4a. This fuse first goes to the cluster, then to a/c control head, to the message center and finaly to the radio. With out the cluster pluged in, all is good,pl...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Transmission VIN: 24TJW35MXK
Howdy! This one was fixed by replacing the fipple switch, just as many of you said it might be. Shits, I mean shifts, fine now. Thanks everyone! Tina
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start
sorry for not posting this fix sooner but i was gone for a week hunting.the problem was the pip sensor i replaced it and the truck now runs fine thanks to all that wrote me Trouble codes: 14 (erattic pip signal).
1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L hydraulics VIN: 1FMCU22X2S
This one is fixed. Many great replies were received. I did the following to fix this one: 1. I jacked left front of vehicle up a couple of feet. 2. I released master cylinder from firewall, turned it 90* and bled system. 3. I pulled plunger out of master cyl. ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10U1V
Howdy!! This is done. After testing everything else I took a chance and bought a new coil. Even though the old coil tested fine, like everything else on this truck, I figured that the only way that would cause a random miss, other than the computer or vacuum... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cyl misfire), P0305 (5 cyl misfire), P1000 (OBDII Monitor test / Drive cycle not complete).
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Right timing chain guide VIN: 1FMZU21E9W
Well I have been asked to close this help requist as it has been open for too long. Again I appreciate all of helpfull feedback and wanted to close with any helpfull info I could offer upon compleetion. We did pull the engine, front cover, valve covers and int...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Lights VIN: IFMZU34EXW
Thanks to all that helped the fix for this car was a pair of high power bulbs. Thanks again Trev
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31311
Customer finally brought vehicle back in to have checked out again.Thanks for the replies.Tom mentioned that there is a recall on the fuel pump module.We had already installed the redesigned fuel pump module then called our local Ford dealer for further advice... Trouble codes: P0460.
2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L O2s drop out VIN: 1FBSS31L64
Well at this point I can say the van is repaired. I watched the scanner once again to see if the primary O2`s were going to act up. At a point one had gone flatlined so while the van was still running in this state I hooked up a different scanner with the same...
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