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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU1761V
I'm having a little trouble with this one. The customer brought the car in because of a long cranking concern. I was only able to duplicate the problem once in three days. It cranks and sputers for about 45 seconds. I tapped the gas pedal a little just before ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Hello fellow tech can U All help. In globel test mode 52 test failed what is the test and it function and what system am I looking into. Thanks in advance.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FTNE24L2W
hello to all. we have this ford van that has a popping/clicking (loud) coming from the plastic lower intake on this vehicle. you can put your hand on the plastic intake and feel the pop/click noise. it's not rhythmic like one cylinder would be missing but kind...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L engine
Last June this van came in needing a head job. Upon tear down we found that one head needed to be replaced, and the other one could be rebuilt. We bought one head, and had a machine shop rebuild the other. 5 months later the customer is complaining of major oi...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FTNW21F41
does not happen often enough to locate fault, any help would be appreciated, has happened twice on trip from texas to kansas, truck will sputter, buck & cut out may die but will re-start, may drive 3-4 weeks here local befor it acts up for 10-15 seconds & will... Trouble codes: P0344 (interment cam siginal)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L turbine speed sensor VIN: 1FTYR15E13
I am working on a 2003 Ford Ranger that is giving me some problems. It came to the shop with the Overdrive off light flashing and a complaint of hard shifting after the light started flashing. I checked for codes and I got two codes. P0715 and p0717 both are t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW33PZ4
have been adding coolant to overflow for about a month well over a gallon. fuel smell in cab for as long leaves puddle overnight under starter have pressure tested cooling system no drop at any time, fuel pressure is o.k. makes no sense and i know problems are...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dash noise VIN: 1FTPW14544
thank you once again, this truck has a dash noise on the right side that seems like a vacuum leak whistle which comes and goes. the truck can be driven several days with no noise and other day with noise all the time have had a tech set in right side and can c...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rotors VIN: 1LNLMB1W1V
Thank you for your help in advance. I hope you can help resolve this strange problem. Our customer's 97 Lincoln Town Car goes through brake rotors in about 10,000 to 15,000 miles. We replaced both front rotors and installed Car Quest ceramic pads @ 69,000 mile...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L security VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
replaced spark plugs, replaced fuel pump, security light flash all the time and will not start

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L Stall VIN: 1FDJF3715G
Thanks a lot to all of you who took the time to advise me on this truck. I have not been able to pursue this problem for a couple of weeks, but I need to close this request. Most all of you suspected the injection pump which is what I am going to replace. I wa...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L all VIN: 1FTHX26G6T
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. The customer opted not to repair vehicle at this time (claims ugly divorce) But what I did, I verified that the torque convertor was slipping. I don't have access to a scanner that will display slip, so I put the tr...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Column VIN: 1FTHX26F1T
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. I ended up removing the column as most suggested and it wasn't hard at all. I removed the steering wheel. This wheel didn't have tapped holes in it for pulling but instead had 2 slots to fit puller arms under, like...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
thanks for all of your replies. hours after i sent request i pulled belt off of vehicle again and this time the noise was there cam sync drive was the problem. thanks again for everyone out there who answered! mark
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
thanks for all the help.All of the replies are very good and are possible for theese symtoms.however it has a mechanical problem not electrical.It didnt make since do do it but I did it anyways that was a compression check.all cylinder are between 20 percent.9...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP6631W
Thanks to all that replied. I replaced the alternator again and the dip was less and not as noticeable.Also cleaned all grounds under the battery and air cleaner.We also determined that the bower motor was drawing more amps than it should.Customer decided to t...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP56S2Y
Greetings, techs. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get this vehicle to cooperate and breakdown in my presence, so I took a deep breath and installed a new fuel pump. So far so good, it's been almost a month and no problems. Thanks to all who took time out of the... Trouble codes: P1237.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36PXY
i would like to thank everyone for there time and input. had a 2000 ford focus 2.0 split port with a vibration at idle and cold starts. we tried jacking up the engine slightly while running and the vibration went away. we replaced the mount and the vibration i...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L throttle VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Thanks to all who replied, as it truns out found ice in PCV also. installed the updated ( heated ) PCV valve and oil change. explained to customer to let car warm up little longer in this deep freeze we're having now. thanks again Dan, Joe, Richard, & Raymond.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15W11
sorry it took so long to reply...customer just brought vehicle back replaced dpfe sensor like 29 of the 30 replies said to do and problem is fixed...thanx to everybody that replied..Luis Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, VIN: 1FMRU17W73
thanks for all for the input --sounds like the coil may have fixed it. i think the customer is waiting for something else to break. and the service manager is to lame to pick up the phone and confirm. :) any way i will try the airflow meter if it comes back
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: IFMFU18L63
The replies were to ck powers and grounds to the module and to suspect a bad t-case motor. I tried a $350.00 module from ford and it looks fixed. Thanx all for the help.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oil leak VIN: IFMPU18L83
Most of the replies said that head gasket leaks are common and to use infra red leak trace in the oil. The customer decided to sell the truck as is. Thanx for the help. Ray
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear seats VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
thank you to the three replies i got. the seat does fit thanks again.
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM53S6V
I replaced the radiator and backflushed the heater core and wow, I have heat. I should've went wioth my thoughts, but we were trien to be cost efficent on this one. I also replaced a hose which had a small hose going to the reservoir that someone had broke whi...
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