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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Camshaft Thrust Plate VIN: 1FALP4049S
Hello all, I have a 1995 Mustang we put head gaskets on about 1000 miles ago. The car had had a leaking radiator and had run out of coolant and overheated, resulting in the blown headgaskets. Customer says it died suddenly while driving and we found that th...
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
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
Looking for some information on this ford ranger. Only when the hvac blower motor is turned on does this act up. Sets a p0340, and cuts out\ fish bite type feeling. checked wiring harness routing, engine has been replaced recently. cmp and harness look ok. aga... Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
i find it strange that all o2's are dead at the same time... i assume that the pcm in substituting a value that allows the vehicle to run? this one has me baffled, my next step will be to run checks on the o2 circuits as required. fuse 13 15a mini fuse is ok,...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMZA5141X
hello people we got a good one here. customer was refered to us by mr-trans suspecting a electrical fault causing a shudder between 1-2 on acceleration. mr-t rebuilt trans the shudder disappeared for about two months, they replaced the epc 4 times now and they...
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
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF36L82
still has buss noise under hard throtle after warm up to operating temp, in 1st gear wines intill second gear and then it is a little quieter have replaced secondery cooler due to them saying it could be cloged .. any help would be helpfull thank you... jerry ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L gauges VIN: 1FAFP34P33
The cluster on this Focus has only 3 gauges, they are all inoperative most of the time. the temp, fuel, and speedo may sometime flicker their needles, but usually do nothing. We have check the wiring harness and connector, and the power supply fuses(3). Also ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L power steering pump VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
vehicle is leaking out the power steering pump out the cap. While driving it will whine. While sitting in the shop it will actually spew some out of the cap when engine is off. I searched archives and didnt turn up much. I am trying to figure out if its the ra...
2001 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Cruise Control VIN: 4M2ZV14T01
Cruise Control works when ever it wants to,if it works it will shut off going down the road somtimes and the cruise on light will flash.I adjusted the actuator cable and brake switchs. Could it be air bag sliding contacts going open at times?
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Alignment VIN: 1MEHM50U72
Customer brought vehicle in due to vehicle drifting to the right while driving. Drifting becomes worse the faster the vehicle travels. When I test drove it, I didn't notice the drift until above 35 mph. We have had the 4 wheel alignment performed twice by two ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Won't crank VIN: 1FTDR15XXP
THANK YOU. Vehicle is fixed, found security mod under dash. After market system.Took starter wires and hooked together, truck starts and door locks still work. Happy owner and tech. Sometimes hard to see forest thru the trees. Thanks to all.
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Interior VIN: 1FLAP6252W
well guys no real fix ended up bypassing the modual.to all replies thanks for tour intrist door switches not the prob costomer in a rush to get car back.thanks to all
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G6V
My fishing expedition returned a mixture of responses, and calling the dealer in an attempt to order an emmission sticker from the VIN, was scratched as they needed numbers from the original sticker. The vehicle had an insulation failure due to chafing of th...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FTDX186XV
Thanks to all that replied. As i thought the right anwser is a new gem. But new or used they need to be flashed. NICK [...] had the right anwser.
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A8V
ok, i found a tsb for testing the mass air flow sensor. i completed the tsb with the test result of a properlly operating sensor. smoke tested the intake again and used propane to check for a vacum leak. no leaks were found. reset kam and checked the minimum i...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMZA514XX
PCM repaired stall no start condition. Thank You.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L oil pump VIN: 1FMZU83P61
Well, it CAN be done without actually pulling the engine but it requires some disassembly of front end components. Either way it was definitely no picnic. We did find sludge just as we expected. Thanks for the replies. The vehicle is 'fixed' for now but custom...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1/2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Most of the replies suggested checking either the 1/2 shift modulator springs or the #7 check ball in the valve body, which can stick or break apart. I would specifically like to thank Fabian (who sent me the TSB on the #7 check ball problem with this transmis...
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP38323
This car is repaired and gone! I was given excellent ideas to check out. I was advised to smoke it and look for leaks and none were found. I was advised to check the PCV hose because they are known to fail but that was ok. The answer to the problem was provide... Trouble codes: P0304, P0316.
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L gauges VIN: 1FMCU93123
sorry for delay, all grounds checked good. all wiring at cluster was good, customer elected to continue to drive till real cause showed itself. monday was the day the car finally threw a fault for #1 cyl misfire. found coil burned, raplaced. customer called to...
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