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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N9M
Hi ford tech need some help have truck that came in to are shop 3 mo ago with bad ehaust valve rplace valve .about 2000 miles later spark plug in #8 cyl melted center electrode gone.replace spark test drove truck run good. costmer drove truck about 2000 miles ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Won't crank VIN: 1FTDR15XXP
Truck will not crank unless you play with remote door lock. After locking and unlocking starter will work, may fail at next restart or may start 2 or three times before failure. Hass any body seen this senario before?
1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L dome light VIN: 1FALP5844R
This vehicle came in with the complaint that when you start it the dome light comes on and won't go off until the car is shut off. I checked the car out and the dome light works properly as long as the car is not running. All the door jamb switches seem to be ...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FALP4048S
Hi thanks for any help inadvace I own a 95 mustang 3.8 v6 5spd that the head gaskets went out of last night and I also own an old rusted out 85 F-150 with a built 302 and 4spd and was wondering if anyone could help in what I may need to make the swap. Such as ...
1996 Ford Escort 1.8L srs airbag VIN: WFONXXGCAN
First up this vehicle is a 1.8T D Station waggon and has a very basic Air/Bag System. The problem I have is no (ignition) circuit to the control module there are two possible wires it could be which are a black/white or black/red. I am unable to aquire the cor...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L coolant leaking VIN: 2FDX18W9VC
looks like head gaskets are at fault..what nightmares am i going to come across while doing the gaskets? also do you have to lift the body to access these?? any comments will greatly be appreciated.. thanks
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L hot reverse engauge VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Truck came in with check engine light. Light was being caused by converter slippage. Sorry but forgot to write down code. We had some corrosion in the solinoid pack connector. I replaced the connector and the torque converter. After road testing truck after re...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145W
Help! This Windstar is driving us crazier than we already are!Vehicle came in for cranks no start condition-was supposed to be towed in but started & was able to be driven in by customer.Problem starts when engine is hot only-pulled mil codes p0300,p0304,p0305... Trouble codes: P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open koercontinous memory), P0304
1999 Ford F550 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57S1X
hey guys, thanks in advance for any help i can get. we have a ford f550 dump truck that we use for our snow plowing buisness. we have owned it since new. we use it pretty hard in winter but only has 9000 miles on it. it started making this knocking noise only ...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FMSU43F7Y
Hello everyone. I hope this is a simple problem for ya'll because it is turning into a real pain for us. We need the code for the keypad on the outside of the drivers door. I checked alldata for the location of the module that has it stamped on the top but we ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
The reason for this help request is I,m kind of in the middle of my diagnostic and I have spent the best part of the day looking for a diagram showing the pin positions on the PCM connector. I have Snap on Shop Key and the only thing I can find is pin position...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, NO THROTTLE RESPONSE VIN: 1FTSF31F91
after sitting overnight the truck starts up and surges, sometimes it stalls the first time, but will start back up. the surging goes away within 10-15 sec. and the truck will idle fine. if you try to drive right away it has poor throttle response. after a few ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FMPU16L41
This vehical door locks will lock with electric switches but only drivers door will unlock with switch. This vehical uses a module that the locks run thru.,could this be the problem. None of the actuators are stuck and they will operate when voltage is applied...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L23
Hi, folks. This truck will lock the RF wheel on abs stops but works normally as long as ABS is not activated. No codes. Even after removing foot from brake pedal, ABS continues cycling despite BOO switch showing "off", and rf wheel stays locked. As soon as veh...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L no compression #7cyl.no VIN: 1FDWE35L73
Van has a dead miss on #7 cyl. Tech. checked COP, spark plug, injector pressure drop. All OK. Checked compression, less than 20PSI. We can bring #7 to top dead center on comp. stroke, put air in that cyl. ,air comes out throttle body. You can loosen cam bolts ...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U14
Car will start and barely run at half throttle. Carb spray will keep it running at closed throttle. I have spark, injector pulse, and my fuel pressure seems to vary between 40 and 60psi. Spark plugs and fuel filter were original, spark plugs fouled but too muc... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47G8V
Thanks to all who took time to rely. All info is valuable. Our shop is a bit different in that all techs are paid a straight 40 hours a week (sort of a team system)reguardless of who works on what.We also have a yearly budget/goal to meet, looking for ways to ...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U7V
THANKS for all your help. A good nights sleep and some careful thought, led us to recheck the synchronizer setting. We got cyl #1 to tdc and zeroed it with a welding rod and found the tool would not fit back into the synchro. I reset it and all is well in FORD... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0306.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Shifting VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
First off thank you to everyone who responded to my cry for help. I checked the VSS wire right at PCM with a scope and pattern was trashed. Went to VSS and tested it there and pattern also trashed. Eventhough I had replaced the VSS and drive gear already I sho...
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP68GXW
The problem end-up being the last technician who work on it did not put the air cleaner housing in all the way, The air cleaner housing is shape like a cone, thus requiring i guess a vortex airflow into the mass airflow meter, but since it was sucking air in a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power at low RPM VIN: 1FDXF46F0X
I have noticed over the years it is hard to diagnose ignorance and come along behind someone and diagnose. This 7.3 is finnally fixed and if we had went with our gut feeling from the beginning it would not have taken so long or have had to ask for help. Orig...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
Ok, thank you for everyone that replied! Dan in S/C nailed it on the head. The baro sensor had failed! NOW HERE IS WHERE I AM GOING TO GIVE A BIT OF INFORMATION TOO, AS DAN STATED THE EARLY PRODUCTION 99'S HAVE A SEPERATE BARO SENSOR NOT IN THE PCM AND IT IS L... Trouble codes: P0107.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L daytime running lights VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
All said the module should do it, and it did. A couple said the high beam indicator usually won't work if the module is bad, but this one everything worked perfect except the DRL. What had me doubtful is the test procedure said to make sure the brake fluid lev...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No acceleration VIN: 1FDAF57F4Y
Thanks for the replies, [...] hit it on the head with garbage on the VSS circuit. The repair was to clean a hidden ground cluster on the left front inner fender. Trouble codes: P1501 (Vehicle Speed sensor).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear lights VIN: 1FBNE31L22
The problem was fixed with information that Vladimir passed along. It turned out to be a stuck on 'brake light relay' that I did not even know existed. The high mount brake light is wired differently and never came on untill the pedal was activated. These truc...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMCU021X2
thanks for the help. we removed the head to find bent valves from the impact. we are currently waiting for the machine shop to send it back. again thanks.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W84
The car has not been back in the shop. Talked to the customer and told him most of the replies were leading to the fuel pump or tank being dirty. Would need to drop tank to check and he elected to run until it gives more problems. I`m going to close with this ... Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel circut).
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
well really did not get any help on this one, cline decicded not to repair
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rocker arms VIN: 2MEFM75W5W
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
Thanks for the replies I sent this car to a tranny shop since I had several responses suggesting band failure in trans. That was indeed the problem with this vehicle as well.
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