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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11TOK
ok ineed help on this one,truck came in missing ,did tune up on it,no good,found out #1,2,4 cylinders missing under load.1,2,4 run on same circut to the computer,so does 3,5,6.all injecters blink the same under load but when i put ground to 1,2,4 just touch or...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
This Explorer has an obvious cid sensor problem. I have replaced a few cam sensors and synchronizers before but this one is different. It is called an integral style and cost over $400. Also they say a test harness is needed to set cam timing. Does anyone have... Trouble codes: P0214
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FALP58S8T
This is a puzzel. Radio plays in park & neutral. Control head stays lit and retains all information. Radio plays fine in park & neutral but speakers go dead in any gear. I had a time getting the correct schmatics from mitchell but they don't tie things togethe...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FALP57U4V
The car came in with brake light on around corners, brakes were worn and fluid level low. After replacing the front brakes and flushing out the brake system, the brake pedal is soft and fading, it will go almost to the floor and braking performance is very poo...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 99FORDTAUR
Hey guys, just a qick one here. Sorry about the bogus vin... I am wondering if anyone has a successfull short cut , hack or trick for an easy or easier way of doing a heater core on these vehicle types. I know they can be time consuming, but I also have heard ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine
Thanks in advence for you help. We have a 2000 Ford Ranger 4.0L code X that has a rear main oil seal leak. We have replaced the rear main oil seal/sleeve combo three times now and still leaks. We have dye tested the oil and black light reveals that it is leaki...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU04181
I have exhausted all options for additional information on this problem including TSB's Recalls and forums. Vehicle is getting on average 350 KM to a tank used to get 500+ problem started to occur back in october. Fuel trims at idle Lt b1 -10 Lt bk 2 -8 St b1 ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drive train VIN: 1FALPNS527
i have this 03 expedition that sounds like a front bearing noise but checked bearings ok when you get just above 25mph you start to get a rubbing sound like a helicopter noise almost it sounds like it is coming from the front but turning the wheel back and fou...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L duct VIN: 1LNHM87A01
There is a hissing noise coming from the ducts. Its only there when the automatic temp. system is on with the A/C running. If the A/C is switched off the problem goes away. The car is a the dealer now and they cannot find anything with it. All pressures are go...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L monitors not ready
This vehicle was sent out to have a new pcm and have it flashed by ford - it has not been back yet to retest
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3FAF911331
prior to posting the help request i had gone back in reset the crankshaft pin and again checked the cam timing using the appropriate tool. this morning i reassembled the valve cover and plug wires and cranked the car and everything was fine. i can only assume ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks for everyones advice one this problem.It was just as most of you thought.I read the temps off of my scanner and it would only heat up to 170 degrees.Changed out thermostat and that fixed THAT problem.It still seemed to idle to fast so went ahead and put... Trouble codes: P1506, P0125.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSX31P63
I would like to thank all that replied to this post. It turned out to be the warness was broken about 2 inches back from the connector at the diff. There is no tsb on this, but the dealer supplies a repair harness. Thanks to all.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NLNM97V6V
I'm at a stalemate with this car. Nothing I have done has improved anything yet. I am not giving up though. If I do figure it out I will post my findings. Please know how much I appreciate everyones suggestions. Keep up the great work. Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 Lean).
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S81
When we were unable to duplicate the misfire after three days and because it was 'an old car with a lot of miles on it' (74K) she decided to fix it with a new one. Gotta love it! Thanks anyway John Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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