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1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP42E2N
this mustang came in with excessive oil usage and smoking from exhaust. leak down test indicated ring issues. car ran very well but smoked and used oil. customer agreed to engine replacement. after installing atk long block assy., this car idles at 2000 rpms a...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L high rpm VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
i did basic troubleshooting ex: diff. press. test, fuel pressure, no codes present, and still the rpm is too high.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L all VIN: 1FTHX26G6T
Customer states vehicle will shift hard/harsh intermittently. Took to trans shop had trans serviced and some part replaced on top area of engine for no 3-4 shift. Trans was shifting great, then took a spell of hard/harsh shift (all shifts), then shifted great....
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Defrost VIN: 1FTHF25H9T
I have a 1996 Ford F250. The heat works fine until you put it in defrost once it is in defrost the air on the windshield and floor becomes cold. I can see the blend door (cable operated) and it seems to be working fine. I get it to respond fine with the contro...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Vehicle intermittently cranks by itself. Engine cranks with no key and noone around vehicle. Car has not done it since i have had it in my possesion. I suspect starter relay. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!!!
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F9K
Truck came in about 2 weeks ago for a cutting out problem...Engine would shut down like the key was turned off, but then it would recover to an idle, until accelerated over 1500rpm again. sometimes it would shut down completly, but restart ok---Replace CAM sen... Trouble codes: 1248 (No turbo boost pressure detected)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L dash board VIN: 2FTRX08W1X
When vehicle is first started dashboard takes about 1 minute to come on including odometer and all guages also warning lights
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VOY
Hello all. Need some help here. This ranger has a hard fault code po176. Vehicle will stall multiple times cold. My question is: will this sensor if bad cause this symptom? and is there an easy way of checking this sensor? as the part is high $$$. Thanks in ad... Trouble codes: P0176, P0320
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Antitheft VIN: 1FAFP34P71
Have one of those wonderful Ford problems here today. Any attempt to start leaves the antitheft light flashing rapidly. I have the code B2159 Remote personalization output circuit short to B+ OR MOD says it is Memory #1 output circuit short to ground. I have ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F71
This one came in on the hook after having an oil change facility do the fuel filter. The truck was running with low power and stalling out prior to the filter change. He stated it wouldn't start at all after the filter change though. Since it was 5 PM when it ... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM Error)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering pump VIN: 1FMRU17L63
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with a noisy power steering pump. We replaced it with an aftermarket rebuilt pump. That pump was also noisy, customer needed vehicle so she drove it for 2 weeks before she could bring it back. We installed a second r...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K93
GM Dodge guy learning about a ford here. suv came in with mil on with p0153 replaced o2 sensor. came back week later with same o2 code back and misfire codes all the same bank. notice a rough idle not real bad but not noticing misfires customer said vehicle ra... Trouble codes: P0153 (HO2S21 circuit slow response), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX4
We checked the plugs on the affected cylinders. They were very bad so we replaced them all. No change. We switched coils from good to bad cylinders. No change. Visual check on all wiring and connectors showed no heat or rubbing issues. Checked and redid all gr... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0357, P0325, P2196 (afr 02 sensor rich)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L trailor wiring VIN: 1FTSS34S95
ford techs please help. i'm installing trailor brake wiring on this 05 e-250. it had an empty plug under the dash which i plugged into a harness i got from the ford dealer for the brake controller. my problem is under the vehicle. i got a 7 pin plug from the f...
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L belt VIN: 1MEBM6042J
Auto belt tensioner for P/S-air pump not available from Ford or NAPA etc. Looking for new parts or change over kit. Thanks Bill.
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L wont run monitors VIN: 1MELM13P0V
Hi group, first at all Thank you, you guys are great. I replaced the engine on this vehicle, after that I have driven for about 40 miles,runs great mil is off, emissions are good. let it run at idle with a/c on and off. But the monitors will not run and can no...

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1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVLT22B4S
We found a cracked cylinder head on the rear bank. Funny that spark plug didnt look more coolant damaged than the others. Thanks for all the help. This car is a fight to work on every step of the way so i really appreciated the 'heads up' from most of you on c...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Long cranking time VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Thanks to everyone who replied. A strange thing happened. After reading the replies, I went out one morning to get it going to try a few things and expecting to crank for 20 seconds or so, it fired right up. We kept it for a few more days trying it cold and ho...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L timing marks VIN: 1FTDX186XV
Thanks again. due to many great responses we not only got the timing on correctly and the vehicle runs great but we learned that the expence of the factory tools is not nessary to complete this job.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Windows, Sift interlock, Dome lights, Wipers VIN: 1FTRX17L71
I think I found the short the brake pressure switch did show some signs of brake fluid. I ohm checked the switch and found 1900 ohms resistance, not a total short but enough to blow the 5amp fuse. I changed the switch and waiting for the Customer to try out th...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51463
thanks for all the replies, they were a lot of help. the cust. did not want to fix the van. they went and traded it in on a new one. we checked for vaccume leaks with smoke and found no leaks. we all think that it is the brake booster but as i said the cust. d...
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