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1988 Ford F 700 6.6L Interior VIN: 1FDPK748JV
This good ol truck has oil, water in fuel, and low coolant lights flickering. The lights are located just above radio.It seems like most of the wires go to the warning buzzer which if unplugged makes the truck die out.Also when the parking light is released th...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y1N
Vehicle has been sitting now for five months in back lot of dealership and is my own car. Management wants car gone somehow. In past four years have replaced blown engine, clutch, brakes, fuel pump (Walbro), timing belt, water pump(not leaking at this time), r...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
Have replaced the mass air flow sensor and checked powers and grounds . Watched the graphing with the snap-on vantage and pattern looks right. My baro readingis 26.9 and my hertz reading is150hz which is to low for my area I should read 157hz I also have taken... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
hello everyone, i have a 1997 ford explorer- it is my personal vehicle- it would occasionally misfire at idle, but under load on accel was fine, accel was normal, power was normal; i decided to replace the plugs and wires since i do not know when they were las... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTDX17W4V
this ford f150 was towed in,stalled while driving.tested for spark and fuel. found that i had injector pulse and cranking rpm.this is a two coil 4.6 ltr. it has 4 separate coil drivers.and numbers 1,2,3 only pulse the coils 2 times and then nothing.number 4 is...
1998 Ford Fairlane 5.0L transmission VIN: JGLWWT3818
Hi all, This vehicle came to us from the local transmission repair shop with the complaint that the transmission is going in to failsafe mode. Fault codes in the engine ECU showed that code 637 was present indicating that the trans temp link (between the engin...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
Problem with interior lights staying on after all doors are closed. Any door seems to have the same effect. The door ajar light is on at the same time. Some times the light go off in a normal amount of delay and some times up to five minutes. Can not find any ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
hello all you powerstroke fans and welcome to our nightmare.recently this vehicle has visited our shop on multiple occasions for this very intermittent problem. im going to attempt to describe this problem to the best of my ability. when vehicle reaches 2700 r... Trouble codes: P0470 (exhaust backpressure circuit), P0541 (intake heater circuit malfunction)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTYR14VX2
Have a ford ranger when driving and going around a curve or turning, every once awhile the oil gauge will drop and come back up. oil pressure runs from 10 to 40
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
the oil light comes on hot idle. check oil pressure verify almost 0 hot idle. checked screen ok , removed oil pump ok. pressure rel. valve ok. checked rod and main bearings ok. cam bearings? leak in oil feed in head gasket to crank case? this engine is clean i...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D12
hey all.vehicle brought in for misfire on accel.found cylinder 3 plug wire up about 1/2" and wont clip down.remove wire oil in tube.replace v/c gasket plugs and wires.still has misfire or buck on accel.no codes fuel trim #'s good.record movie wih scan tool.no ...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L transmisson always engaged VIN: 1FMYUU2B13
The clutch will not release. It feels like the classic "slave cylinder not responding" symptom. But the slave works great. I have observed it with a tech in the car depressing the clutch and it extends smoothly with no external leakage, etc. I pulled the boot ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11U0H
The fix: A stopped up catalytic converter! Go figure. Now we digress. We've had vehicles come to our shop with a clogged exhaust before, and the normal symptom is lack of power. In this case, however, the clogged converter was keeping the engine vacuum so low ... 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).
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N3N
thanks to all who spent the time to reply to this request. all replies were good. the actual fix for this vehicle was relatively simple after a good 3 days of laboring. the end of the coil was partially burnt,and the dist. rotor was partially burnt in the cent...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
hello all since the shake only occurs when ticking sound happens, we called the customer to let them know what we see and to get ok to pull rocker covers to see whats happening, they declined any more work because they already knew about the noise and shake, t... Trouble codes: P0304.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L noise VIN: 1FALP1134W
replaced breather with ford oem part, noise went away, found breather partially restricted, thanx for all tyhe help
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L thrust bearing VIN: IFTDX1729V
Thank you for all that replied. The thrust in the crank that was welded failed. Replaced the crank with a factory crank. new bearings and gaskets. There was no evidence of tourque converter balloning but we still installed a aftermarket trans cooler and a tran...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Thanks to all who replied. The MAF proved to be the fix. I did put the old pcm back in with the new MAF but the fuel trims did the same thing as before. I dont know if the MAF was bad before or not. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overdrive VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
We finally got an ok to dig deeper into this problem. What we found first was when the valve body was cold one of the valves in it would stick until the aluminum got hot and expanded then it would function again. Also noticed when the pan was removed, was a fu...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F6Y
thanks to all who replied to my post. you guys gave me alot of good advise. i found that banks 1,3,5,7 were not contributing and decided to check the valve cover gasket harness a little deeper. found to be intermit. open. replaced cleared codes and truck runs ... Trouble codes: P1316 (idm ckt/idm codes detected).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
thanks to who responded, i took my time, removed front cover, replaced timing chains, tensioners, guides, crane cam tech line was helpful, all went well, customer had hi flow injectors an larger throtle also installed, he then after we finished, brought vehicl...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
It turns out that the simplest answers are still usually the correct ones. It turned out that the brand new, out of the box, Left Bank Variable Cam Timing Phaser was broken. The rivets that hold the cam position sensor tone ring in place were broken. Unpluggin... Trouble codes: P0345.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTSX21575
sorry i have not fixed the truck. it has not came back. ive done everything i know of. when i see it im going to reset caster. thanks for all the help.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Airbag system VIN: 1MEFM50U3X
I gave up and took this one to an electrical specialist that I have come to know and trust. There were wiring issues, but not in the fender that had had superficial damage. The big wire bundle that runs through the left front fender had more than one corroded ...
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