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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11U0H
Aerostar came to us on the wrecker as a no start. Checked fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse, etc. Everything checked okay. Pulled all 6 plugs, very black and fuel fouled. Cleaned and replaced. Checked cap and rotor, and found that customer had just replaced... Trouble codes: 14 (Profile ignition pickup erratic memory), 18 (No TAC input or spout open memory), 52 (Power steer press switch open or no change)
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L speedo VIN: 1FTHF26M0K
need help locating speedo drive and driven dealer says drive gear sold only with output shaft gear is yellow with 7 teeth, driven neutral with 19 teeth. thanks for any help.
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L rpm flare on shifts VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
This is my personal truck and it is driving me crazy. The problem is that the rpms flare up to 2500 and stay there for a few seconds when you let of the gas and push in the clutch to shift. This truck is not stock, but I doubt any of the mods are causing this ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP52U6P
Car was towed in with strap. Customer tryed to get it running on his own. All plugs were flooded. Installed new autolite. Had good spark at wires and injector pulse with noid light. Drained oil and change filter,was gas fouled. Charged battery. cranked again a... Trouble codes: 111 (no codes)
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L MIL Lamp on, MIL OFF AND ON VIN: 1FTEX14HXP
Vehicle has a MIL that comes on and goes off while driving. Occurs at no particular time or in any sort of pattern, Engine can be cold or warm, cruising or accelerating. Light only comes on when vehicle is motion. The only code found was 311 but in mitchell it... Trouble codes: 311 (therm air system inoperative bank 1)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
Hello Group, Ford truck runs poor, idles low, and stalls only when cold and has run for about 60 seconds. Will restart after stall. After 3 to 4 minutes, failure is gone and truck runs as normal. Fuel pressure at 36 psi, ignition system tests good, no codes se...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
continuos miss on idle and under load miss monitor suspected of turning #4 injector off causeing p0304 Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0352
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTCR14A6T
help ford techs !!! we replaced the clutch and slave cylinder on this ranger and cannot get a pedal. this is not the first clutch on this style ford we have done or the first time we have fought this. if you pump the pedal rapidly you get enough pedal to shift...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
After reolace the intake gaskests , we replace the 2 IMRC controlers , then we clear codes and we run a drive cycle .after this the contolers codes came back , we replace the controlers vacuum solenoid , we use the smoke machine looking for vacuum leaks , then... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTGF1727V
Thanks For The Ford Help. This 1997 F150 Has No Power, Engine Runs Like It Has 2 Cylinders, Check Engine Light On And Has Code PO353 Ign Coil Pri/Sec Fault. It Has 3 Repair Orders From The Dealer. One Was For Tune Up, Plug Wires, Filters And PCV, Also Cleaned ... Trouble codes: P0353
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Vehicle came in about a month ago with P0171 and P0174 stored lean fuel trims bank one and two. Long term fuel trims were way positive. If the throttle was cracked off idle the fuel trims would go directly to zero or a little negative. If the throttle was heal... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
Customer had oil leaks out of head gaskets so we put a new set of gaskets on it. We pulled the motor to do the job. Sense then I talked to the Ford techs and they said they pull the cab instead. Any how after a couple weeks customer stopped by with a ticking/c...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
i have not been so beat up in such a short time as i have been lately.i need help! we have the tech line stumped. after replacing head gaskets it ran fine for an hour. after a test drive it started to idle rough.fuel trim on bank 2 went to 22 and bank 1 stayed...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP13P61
I've replaced the Fuel pump, wires sparkplugs, Idle air control valve clean the throttle body. I also clean the EGR passage while I had the throttle body off. The EGR valve works great. I cleared the PO 171 code after repairing doing KAM procedure. Drove the c... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean Bank 1)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low fule lamp, seat belt lamp VIN: 1FTNW20F71
Customer states that when key is removed from ignition, low fuel lamp stays on dim and seat belt warning lamp comes on. Door chime begins to sound (normal volume). This problem is intermittent and I have not been able to duplicate it. Checked IATN and Identifi...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70E51
Hello fellow techs. I have a headache Ford that we cannot seem to fix. We followed the post trail on here to fix it and none of the fixes have worked. Here are the symptoms. On a cold day during first start up the truck will idle erratically and stall. On seco... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L instrument panel and windows VIN: 1FMRU15W04
help 2004 expidition 4.6 instrument panel inop.gauges,lights ,windows,radio aux. relay makes clicking noise and also looses ground from cluster.disconnect battery everything works again until several times starting the car it would quit again
2006 Ford Crown Vic 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2FAP71W85X
Hello all you ford guys, I need help. This crown Vic will blow the #10 fuse in the passanger compartment fuse block when the directinal control is turned on. Fuse 10 powers up the heater control head unit. The problem appers to be in the blue wire from the con...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L wont charge VIN: 1GO95D45HG
put in good charged battery and altanator and starts good and runs good then runs battery runs down.any help thanked ahead of time.

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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34XTT
Hi All, I did as many suggested. The blend door can sick in either position causing either hot or cold air all the time depending on what position it is stuck toward. The common position to be stuck is the cold position however many responses explained that it...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU24E9W
Yea it was the trnsfer case! we rebuilt it and now the noise is gone! Replaced shift fork, shift ramp and engagement gear now it sounds alot better! Robert from Oregon provided all I needed to get what i needed before car ever got here!!! Thanks for the Help!
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128W
Went brain dead on this one. IMRC control valves are operated by a single solinoid. When I kept getting a code for a single bank problem I started going too far in diagnostic tree.When vehicle is first started, IMRC solinoid is activated closing valves in inta... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Valve stuck open).
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
Thank you for all replies. Special thanks to Bill and Gregg. Yes brocken wire at the coil pack connector was the problem, looks real good from outside but was open from inside: Roobi [...] Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil-primary /secondary circuit mulfunction).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Intake or timing cover gasket VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
Thank you for all the input-to all. I first replaced the timing cover gasket,when I removed the cover, I found the gasket mispositioned but not enough evidence for the amount of coolant in the oil.I also closly inspected for cracks but did'nt find. Secondly, I...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L air bag VIN: 1FTZR15E11
Finally got this thing fixed...Thanks for all of the replies...What turned out to be the problem was...The electricial wiring to the passanger seat belt pretensioner had been taken apart before..Found one of the pins slightly bent and not making very good cont...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L majer thumping in drive train. VIN: 1FTZR45E63
We found that encoder motor was leting the tranfer case kick in out of gear. we also found that one tire was wrong size but were all stamp the same size. we would like to thank for all your replyes.
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L door ajar VIN: 2MEFW75W4X
I recieved some good information from several techs. A couple recommended wiring in the door jam. I tested from shorted wires all the way back to the lighting module. None were found. Customer needed car back so I cut the dome lamp wire coming out of the modul...
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