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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10U9P
During initial cold morning start-up,starts and runs fine.Drop into drive and go.Come to a stop sign idles fine,go to take off engine hesitates and sometimes stalls.Has excellent spark and fuel pressure.Once engine warms up all is fine.Any suggestions?I believ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Wipers VIN: 1FTCR10A7T
The wipers on this Ranger run all the time (high speed only) w/ key one. I have replaced the switch with known good one, replaced GEM module and even tried plugging in a differant wiper motor. Still does the same thing. If you unplug the module and plug it bac...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, huge lack of power VIN: 1FTDX1722V
Vehicle lacks power and runs poorly. Found exhaust manifolds glowing cherry red. Tested the exhaust back-pressure and found it ok. Removed exhaust after testing and no change. Found fuel injector pulse double what it should be at idle. Oxygen sensors are repor...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Drivetrain VIN: 3FAFP15PXX
I bought this vehicle from a customer who did not want to replace the engine that blew. I had never driven this vehicle before the engine blew up. I replaced the engine with a used engine among other new parts. The vehicle drives perfectly and runs perfectly e...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L front wiper motor parking VIN: FMZA5148YB
hey ford techs i am having trouble with the front wiper system and all the guys and me are pulling their hairs out. what happens is when i turn the wipers on they work fine but when i turn the wipers off they do not move to the bottom of the windshield like it...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power steering & brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F52
the vehicle had p/s fluid leaking, replaced rusted p/s hose from pump to booster & from booster to box. purged the system with vacuum as per alldata. it never seemed just right but customer was going to try it. called the next day & it was worse & he could hea...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Center support VIN: 1FTNW2131P
Center support bearing/rubber/assy is noisy. I tried to get the center support assy fron Ford and they say it is part of the driveshaft assembly & you have to buy a driveshaft! It is very expensive. The center support looks like a regular center support. Has a...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L battey draw VIN: 1MEFM58011
Vehical was towed in had new battery installed 2 months ago, performed a charge test putting out 14 plus volts, performed a draw test it is drawing .206 amps or 2.06 milliamps (battery goes dead on customer after a few months she does not drive it much) I pull...

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1992 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
thanks to all of you, right on the money fuel regulator y 2 injectors, fixed, the minivan run great no come back yet $see you around big moneys$.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N5R
This one is fixxed! Paul was right on the money. I was not aware of the corrosion in the o2 harness,causing backfeeding from the o2 sensor wires and putting the ecm into self test mode. I replaced the sensor and it has been 3 days now with no problem. Thanks f... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp).
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Contertor VIN: 1FMEU15N2R
This one was troublesome. Sorry for the delay but I just purchased this and wasn't in any hurry. Did many different things. Sent solenoid pack out to get tested. Was O.K. I have simutech (computerized breakout box and it found nothing). Found it while back pro...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FALP58S8T
I guess You wouldn't say I repaired this car the proper way but I did make it work. I received 34 replys to this and I thanked most directly. Thanks to any that I might have missed. All said Transmission Sensor was shorted by water and to replace it. They were...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Thank you everybody for all of your help. I found out that the easiest way to set the cam is with the special tool. Nobody had the tool in stock so what I did was mark everything real good & reassembled it that way & it worked fine. You cam set it using a lab ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTRW08L71
I want to thank the people who sent replies. The first replys told about how the 4x4 works and when it can engage. Matt from Washington replied that these pickups are known for leaking windshield leaking water into the GEM Modules which will start screwing up ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU73E42
THANK YOU to all of the techs that replied,#1 exhaust valve spring was broken. (needed 150.00valve tool). after i started the car #4&5 injector codes came up 'malfunctioning'(not missfire) checked the connectors, truck ran good-cleared codes. most likely the c... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304, P[030.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35P44
The vehicle went to ford dealer and they replaced 4 injectors, nothing was found with it running out of fuel. customer took van and had for a week. then starting acting up again - rough running , low power. truck went back to dealer and they replaced other 4 i...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L airbag code 34 VIN: 1FMYU02Z75
Thanks to all who replied. Bruce from Texas is on the money.Unfortunatly I have not repaired problem. Customer discovered if she does not bring passenger seat to full forward the air bag light does not illuminate. She has decided to drive it as is since she 'f...
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