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1991 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Timing belt VIN: 3FAPP11J0M
Hey Ford guys, I have this Escort (my personal car) that was bought used 3 years ago with only 36k on it. Production date of 04/91. This production date determines if the timing components require a square tooth or round tooth timing belt. At around 40k I rep...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T3R
This car came in about 2 weeks ago with the complaint that it would intermitantly not start. This would sometimes happen after the car sat for awhile and also going down the road it would die. When this happens the car will not immediatly restart and usally ta... Trouble codes: 211 (profile ignition pickup failure- memory code only- could not reset code)
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L directional signals VIN: 1FALP62W8T
Car came in with inoperative direction signals and 4 way hazard flasher lights. Replaced flasher-no change. Replaced combination switch (with a new one and a known good one). Four way flashers work but flasher buzzes when try to use directional signals. Can't ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no engagement VIN: 1FALP52U7T
This car came in with no movement problems went thru unit no planetary damage rebuilt with new convertor.The bypass control valve was stuck big time.I replaced it with a sonnax valve and sleeve still no movement
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...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Idles high VIN: 1FAFP52U9Y
Hello Everyone, This is a fleet vehicle. The driver complained that sometimes when he lets off the throttle that the vehicle wants to go on its owne. Said it feels like cruise control. Test drive in the parking lot confirmed that sometimes this happens. Go...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMUU03B11
To many codes. This vehicle of course misses badly. With all these codes we can't decide where to start. The EGR issue shouldn't affect idle. Can a one coil unit misfire on three cylinders? Are we looking at the computer? Grounds are good. Customer says it sta... Trouble codes: 0401 (egr), 1408 (egr), 301 (misfire), 302 (misfire), 304 (misfire)
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F93
Truck was towed in a couple weeks ago for a no start. Hooked up scan tool and found no injection control pressure (ICP) and replaced the IPR still no start. Checked the high pressure oi pump resevoir and found empty. Filled the resevoir and changed oil, becaus...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, LOW POWER VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
this cougar has an intermittent low power, only happens after you turn and accelerate hard. scan data shows fuel trims reacting by adding fuel #s climb between +10-15%. also oxygen sensors go to 0.00 or close to that, and only come up when issue clears. fuel p...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L MIL Lamp on, MIL OFF AND ON VIN: 1FTEX14HXP
Found a break in the vaccum line between EGR controller and EGR valve. This was causing a delayed reaction to EGR valve. The MIL would come on because there was no position change in EGR valve. Eventually the valve would open and the light would go out. Trouble codes: 311 (therm air system inoperative bank 1).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L no symptoms VIN: 1FTHF36F3V
hi everyone ty for your help on this one but we still don't have the answer (i don't think). the only thing we found since posting this is we removed fuel filter again and fuel heater below it and the inside of the filter/heater housing is pretty pitted and a ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to read and respond to my help request. Found a bad injector on cyl 3. Thanks to Craig [...] for the tip on the injector dumping oil. We wondered why when we ran the engine with the valve cover off we ha...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L front wiper motor parking VIN: FMZA5148YB
thanks to all who replied to our help request. what was wrong was the wire connector going from the wiper motor to the connector. the green wire in the connector at the wiper motor was corrodided from water inside the connector. now we tested it and came out f...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Heater VIN: 1FMZU64E4Y
Wile I was testing actuators and poking around at the blend door motor I must have freed something up. I returned vehicle to customer to use wile I was waiting for responses and she reports it is fixed. Yea - I know it will be back and when it is I will be che...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP36P34
A Great Thank You goes out to Manuel,Roy,Mark,Raymond,Darryl & Jon for responding to my help request. I have not been able to get back on this one yet. It's a used car lot car & are understanding about the time it takes to trace a problem. I will update this p...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 3 ,4 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX1
I took the original transmission that i had taken out of the car and sent it to be rebuilt.Put it back in the car and the problem was solved in the original trans the overdrive band was bad.the one that I installed as a replacement for the original in the begi...
1992 Other Ford ALL MAKES 5.0L head gaskets
thanks for all the replies. most think the fluid starts to change to green then yellow. some think the carbon monoxide changes it to green and then hc to yellow. still not sure what to think. we never let the antifreeze into the tester but 9 times out of ten i...
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