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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IFTHX26M9M
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15H4N
customer brought truck to us on a tow hook and said he was driving down the freeway and transmission started to slip. we have scand for code no codes in memory fluid is full and does not smell burnt did a presser test all readings are high acording to alldata ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L will not start VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
truck ran and drove fine earlier today. this evening, started truck, went to drive away, it seemed to shift out of gears longer than normal. at the stop lite, the truck began to idle and stumble horribly. was smoking blie alot too. i had to put in neutral just...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDF1729V
happy holiday's fellow tech's... we have a real head scratcher. this ford has excessive black smoke at idle all the time. runs good off idle. new plugs, wires,coil pack is good. smoked for vacuum leaks- none. removed upper intake manifold and EGR to look for c... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0460
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP53U8X
hi ford techs,customer recently bought car,and three days after driving car,service engine light came on.after above repair,i erase check engine light and road test car,light will com on after car gets hot, and drove between 30-40 miles. when this happens the ... Trouble codes: P1309 (manufacturer controlignition system or misfire)
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
hello ford techs,have this windstar with an intermittent idle problem,retrieve codes 171 & 174 for lean condition, thought it was easy enuff,check for vacuum leaks-none found even smoke tested & tested old fashion way,so you think its the air box (maf) right?s... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 2 system too lean), P0174 (bank 1 system too lean)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
Hello All & Thanks In Advance. We Have A Customer With This Explorer They Recently Bought That Uses Two Quarts Of Oil Every 300 Miles. Theres No Blue Smoke And No Oil Leaks, But Its Going Somewhere.Has Anyone Ran Into This Before?
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
We have this vehicle and another 2000 Windstar doing same thing. Customer states that brake lights stay on and kill battery. We could not ever get lights to stay on but over the weekend my service manager rode by the shop and saw the brake lights on and he che...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 2wd VIN: 2FTRF18W53
Customer drove truck to shop yesterday in 4 wheel drive. Said it would not move in 2 wd. He said he heard park slipping also. We were not able to verify problem and he asked us to tear it down. After tearing down transfer case we see nothing wrong. Very little...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FMZA522X5
This Freestar came in on a hook from another shop that got it from a body shop. It has been in a front collision severe enough to set off air bags. The complaint was no crank and no scanner communication. The other shop assumed that the no communication issue ...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Compression VIN: 3MELM66L8W
Hello fellow magicians. Had a good running Mystake show up w. check engine light on. P0171/174. Confirmed upper plenum gasket leak. R&R upper and lower manifolds and replaced gaskets ... very straight forward. Went to start vehicle and cranks over like no comp...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
Hi again, This truck just needed the fuel leaks fixed. It was sucking air through a rusted line. How I overlooked it is what I am wondering. Too simple I suppose. Thanks everyone. Tina
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
Thanks To All Tha Helped, To Many To Name. The Fix Was To Set TPS Under 1 Volt We Set It At .76 Volts. Set Timing 2 To 4 Degree Above Specks, Ours Is Set At 12 Degree. Disconnect Battery And Reset Memory. Our Vacumn Reading Was 17 inches. We Rechecked For Vac ...
1992 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDA11U4N
Thanks to all that reply to our help request. My students and I went through all your suggestions and we kept coming back to the same place. We were able to get a used ECM from a junker and it fixed the problem. The intermittent problem was definitely temper...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L abs system VIN: 1FTJW35FXS
thanks to everyone for the help. i ended up purchasing a bendix large bore m/cylinder and the pedal felt alot better, it still did sink some but not nearly as bad. customer said truck stops better than it ever has since he has owned it. again, thanks alot and ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Pads, Rotors VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Well, the truck has been gone for a couple of weeks now and has not returned with any problems. I re-used the Motorcraft pads and re-aranged the posistions they were in on the truck until the pull went away. Can't explain why Ford OE pads with all the proper c...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Draw VIN: 1FMDU84P6Y
Thanks for all the help the solution was acutually very simple i replaced the blown fuse that powered the gem modual when key was off 7.5 amp. Then i waited about 20 min befor cheaking draw. All responses pointed tward the gem modual not going to sleep this mo...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Door latch VIN: 1FAFP36P3Y
Well I tried applying power directly to the acttuator and no luck. Called ford and they told me this vehical in particular had no tsb's or recals for the door locks. Then the customer decided they didnt want the doors open that bad and is going to sell the car...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Forward VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
Thanks to all 22 of you that replied! Suggestions included low intermediate servo apply pin clip breaking, forward clutch piston cracking, sprag clutch breaking, forward valve sticking, and what was the cause in my case- a broken rear sun gear to drum weld. I ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oiul pressure VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
The majority believe 16 psi at idle is sufficient, and I agree. I just want the customer to be good with it, which he is. The customer does want a new sender installed for good measure. As far as the washer found in the pan, I got no clues as what it could be....
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZX1725Y
so after many days of looking at this p-o-s had a couple of replies saying pluged heater core so i got a heater core and ran new heater hoses to it and let core sit on the raiator support and car run and only one hose would get hot so i went and got clear hose...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15E81
We found a voltage drop from the brake switch that is supposed to have at least 10 volts when brake is depressed. The voltage was dropping to around 3 volts. This is not in the pinpoint test in alldatas procedure. The problem is in the wire from brake switch t...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, P0153 VIN: 1FAFP42XX3
replace oxygen sensor with ford ones.i drove car for twq weeks the light has not come and have check for any codes.thank you. Trouble codes: P0153 (slow response bank2 sensor 1).
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