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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shift-into drive VIN: 1MECM5048N
customer had trouble shifting from park into drive from a stopped position -a few times --then the transmission went and we installed a rebuilt unit a week ago --to day same problem -goes out to car , it starts and will not shift into drive , wheels are straig...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: IFMDU34X2P
This one is weird. It idles rough and has high HC. If you unplug any Injector the HC's drop to around 35. All the scan data is normal and no codes. (did have low baro so the MAF was replaced.) This veh doesnt have an EGR system. The vacuum guage is steady on 2...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
The problem is a humming noise coming out of intake throttle and you can feel air coming out as well. It affects the idle and raises from 850 rpm 1200 rpm. It dosent always happen, you see it more on start up after it sits for awhile. I removed upper intake an... Trouble codes: P0156
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L right brake lamp VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Van came in today with the right brake lamp not working. We scanned the Rear Electronic Module, B2534 R/H rear stop lamp ckt failure. So far we have verified power to the REM from the brake lamp switch, red w/green wire, when applying the brake pedal. The brak...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P41
vehicle came in missing and # 1 plug broken. i got pulseplug out and replaced all the rest with motorcraft. i proceded to clear codes and run vehicle to clear out it was running for a minute or 2 and died out. no it's a no start. no codes,65psi fuel,spark,inj ...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L right cylinder head VIN: 2FAFP74W81
This car came in with a slight rattle under load. this sounded like a lifter tick. This noise was very faint, and was hard to duplicate. Customer wanted oil changed, and lucas oil added. Car came back a few weeks later, but the noise is louder, and happens all...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU70E82
a fellow tech has this one i'll have to help with tomorrow. there is no 4x4 no lights on dash no codes and no communication with snap on scanner to 4x4 module he checked all fuses removed shift motor hooked up jump box to it goes both ways.says he can't find a...
1991 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MECM5349M
customer complaint is when cold( open loop)and very light tip-in throttle the engine badly hesitates and usually stalls. we verified this . this is almost completely goes away by the time the thermostat opens . even in closed loop there is still a significant ... Trouble codes: P0211
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
i have a sable that came in and would not idle. the car seems to have a rolling idle. i replaced the maf sensor and then the distributor. i saw where in the fix database the distributor has been a problem. i can not seem to be able to set the timingon this car...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rocker arms VIN: 2MEFM75W5W
hi everyone my customer came in last week with this 4.6 with a misfire on # 6 & 8 cly. did a relative compression test an had no compression. pulled valve cover an the intake rocker arms jumped off 6 an 8 . so we put'em back on an it run great. now a week late...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15H4N
Thank You To All Who Replied Sorry It Took So Long For Reply Customer Would Not Make Up His Mind To Fix Or Get rid Of Truck Fix Was A New Transmission.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No shift VIN: 1FALP52UOV
First I would like to say 'Happy New Year', and thanks to everyone that replied to this problem. The fix was the range selection switch which most of you told me. Haven't had the problem with the no reverse since the switch replacement, can't say why as most i...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
thanx to all that replied...i feel like a butthead..i forgot to mention that my mitchell was not working and i couldn't check tsbs... all replies said the same thing..tsb for this problem..updated left (front)valve cover,replace intake seals,replace pcv valve ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 2 system too lean), P0174 (bank 1 system too lean).
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14W21
Thanks for the help and verification of the intermittent idle problem. I finally got the vehicle to idle high 1080 rpm, the IAC was sticking, then would reset with a key cycle and be fine for a while. I replaced the IAC, whick solved the problem as best I can ... Trouble codes: P1506.
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L engine temp VIN: 1FTYR10D83
Thanks to all who replied to our help request. We reran several test with no success. The heater core seemed to be ok , The truck continues to pass the chemical test for combustion gasses, the coolant sensors seemed to be giving accurate readings. We eliminate...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32PX4
well, i what to start by saying thanks to everyone that replied. i checked the compression, it,s good. fuel pressure is within specs. tye, you were right the injectors were bad. replaced the injectors, (were still under warranty) and the truck runs fine. i did... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 con fault), P0470 (exhaust back pressure fault).
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L belt VIN: 1MEBM6042J
I had to use the belt tensioner from the A/C belt. Drill another stop pin hole and worked. No parts from nobody worked. tried from 89 and tension wrong dirrection. Carquest, NAPA and Ford connot find new part for upper spring tensioner. Thank all 3 of you guys...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L right front seat belt VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
We removed and disassembled the seat belt assembly. this belt needs to be fully retracted before it will allow a repeated extension.when disassembled with side cover removed we found the spring that forces the lock mechanism out is so weak that the slightest i...
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