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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L converter VIN: 1F1JW36F8V
This truck came in with a code for converter slipage several months ago. After replacing the converter on the road test it died on stops for us with the converter lock up. Called customer and he said OOPs it was doing that right before the code happened but he...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L noise VIN: 1FALP1134W
car makes hooting chirping noise from intake manifold tried iac and pcv hose, noise will go away if pcv hose is pinched off, noise occurs randomly
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR12F2Y
thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post. we have a powerstroke here that does not like to start when cold. glow plugs are working and new. injectors buzz test has our injectors that are very quiet. if we plug in the block heater for a short tim... Trouble codes: P0605 (internal rom error)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L door locks VIN: 1FTYR14V0Y
Door locks- inop, can hear silenoids in both doors, see locks slightly move. can push locks down past detent. still will not pull the rest of the way down. find it hard to believe both selinoids bad with same malfunction. any help would be appreciated.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F6Y
this vehicle came in for a oil change and fuel filter. regular customer. customer picked up vehicle and went about 6 miles and said that it began missing and running poorly. customer brought it back and i checked the service that was done by one of our other t... Trouble codes: P1316 (idm ckt/idm codes detected)
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L throttle responce VIN: 1FDXF47F31
The truck loses throttle response at times. We have replaced the foot control, This morning first thing it would not respond, usually when this happens if you let off throttle it will resume to work. This morning I tried to do this at least 25 times .I went to...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power assist VIN: 1FAFP55212
customer bought car in 3 months ago with a intermintant hard brake pedal.i drove car from her house and got the condition. 1 time when it happens it feel like you loose your power assist whent to diag unable to reproduce problem drove for 4 days after it went ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAFP71W54
I have an 2004 Crown Vic thats become a real problem. This vehicle is using 2 quarts of oil every 200-300 miles. The original engine was replaced @ 51000 miles after the driver ran over something and crushed the oil pan (yes he kept driving afterwards). I repl...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Variable assist system VIN: 1LNFM97V2W
Hello all, We have a 1998 Continental in here for difficult steering (mostly on left hand turns) and the variable assist light on. It had code C1897 in the controller and the solenoid for the variable assist was out of resistance spec. We replaced the solenoi...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L door locks radio alarm VIN: 1MEHM55S41
hello hope some one can help me out i have this sable that has a intermittent problem of the radio going off when you hit the brakes and the door locks and alarm activating on there own i have not got car to act up yet but remeber reading an article about a co...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FALP58S6T
thanks for all replies. most of say ck doorjam wire for brocken wiring harness to ck and found brocken wire that cause door lock to open and close by it self. repair wire and it fix.thanks a lot
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L directional signals VIN: 1FALP62W8T
Thanks for the replies. Most referred to problems with connections at the multifunction switch. The customer came in and told us By The Way the problem had started several years ago when someone wired in a phone. We finally traced the problem to the fuse box...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lacks heat at idle VIN: 1FTRX18W8X
thanks to all replies finnally removed rad and opened to find partial blockage i suspect temp never got hot due to lower ambiant temps just wasnt circulating enough to gain any temp,wasnt convinced of final repair ( had a stop watch going and watched warm up t...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 99FORDTAUR
Thanks to all for the overwhelming responses. Basically most members stated they can do this job in 1 to 3 hours without the need for for cutting the box. Most said just drop the column, disconnect harness conns on r/s and pull the dash backward toward the sea...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L forward gears VIN: 1FDXE47F5X
Appreciated all the replies, Don't feel it was an internal problem, However we removed the VB for inspection, and found nothing out of place, or stuck. We returned vehicle to dealer 1 week ago and all seams fine, Apon returning... we found out that this was th...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMZU72X5Y
I wasn't able to fix this vehicle. We sold him a reman transfercase and it didn't fix the noise. While I was driving it the reman transfercase broke. So we put another in. The noise was still there. Also the trans started acting up during this time. Customer w...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP13P61
Thanks for all your replies. I did a cylinder leak down test and found some leakage coming from the valves. I suspect that there is valve seat cracks. Unfornuatly the customer doesn't want to procede any further so I can't cofirmed this. He's going to drive it... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (Lean Bank 1).
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drive train VIN: 1FALPNS527
well after checking everything possible and tires didnt really have any cupping on them. we tryed installing a different set of tires and noise is gone. thanks for all the help
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L turn signals and brake lights VIN: 1LNLM9747P
Unfortunatly this lady never returned . I think I would have had a wiring problem , this lady just didnt want to spend any money, and when she had to take the car she probably had her husband try to fix it himself.
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM91V5S
Thanks again to all who replied.I pulled the dash back to check the accuator and no problems there. Tha door was ok also, this box must be alittle different than some of you thought.The eatc was attached to a single door it looked like a thunderbird set up.Any...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L gauges VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Hello Everyone, the linc has dash lights and gauges and air suspention and steering is all working. I guess someone had already been working on this or checking fuses. I went back to double check the fuses and #28 fuse was missing. Steve from Michigan said #7 ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L charge indicator VIN: 1NLHM87A72
sorry this post took so long to get back to everyone. i got busy and forgot. it ended up being the alternator. we replaced the alternator and the problem is gone. thanks again to all that sent suggestions.
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, LOW POWER VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
this cougar is fixed. we reassembled with a motorcraft fuel pump and filter. the new fuel pump was an updated design. when we were bench testing fuel pumps the new one has a noticeable volume difference and the waveform looks alot better as well. several repli...
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