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1977 Ford Pinto 2.3L poa valve VIN: 7T11Y11284
Well folks, after 30+ years of working on a/c systems on cars, i found one which has stumped me...(because i have forgotten how it works and discarded manuals this old away years ago)...A good friend brought his wifes' 77 pinto in and wanted to make the a/c sy...
1986 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10T1G
I have inherited this problem child from another shop who were unable to fix the issue. Vehicle came to me with a recent engine swap and complaint of poor running and quote "fluttering" at times. During cold start vehicle starts right up and runs smoothly but... Trouble codes: N0NE
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L gear box VIN: 1FMDU34X3N
We replaced the pump 2 years ago, about a year later we replaced the hoses, A few weeks later the box was leaking so we resealed it. That lasted a few months, so we replaced the box. A few months later it was back with a leaky box. The longest one has lasted w...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Water pump VIN: 1FMYU24E7W
The vehicle overheated due to low coolant. Found the water pump was leaking out the weep hole. I replaced the water pump two days later it came back with the same condition. This time I replaced the fan clutch that had some slop and the water pump. This time i...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L torsion bar
Replaced broken torsion bar on drivers side.After I got it in, I put the rear adjuster arm on the bar and the arm points straight down.I tried it in 5 different slots and it always is straight down.I think it should be up alittle farther so I can get a seat cl...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
would like to say thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a)
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, SECURITY VIN: 1FAFP33U44
while accellerating from a stop 1st to 2nd gears usally the car will seem to just loose power momentarly and the security light will come on and go off then car come back to life, this will occur about 4 out 5 times tryed. it happens fast (2 to 3 seconds in du... Trouble codes: B1318 (gem/ctm current codes), U2023 (fault recieved from external node), U1900, B1601 (pats recd incorrect ign key code from transponder)
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi Guys, This Ranger is driving me nuts. Getting a constant engine light ONLY at idle. Misfire codes. Then, I can drive the vehicle and the codes and engine light will go out! When it goes back to idle, it's very rough and you'll eventually get a regular misf... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4), P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L fault code VIN: 1MEFM58U3Y
Asking for help from the Ford tech's. Fault code P0460 immediately resets but isn't illuminating the "CHECK ENGINE" light. The yellow/white stripe wire for the sending unit should be at pin#9 of the pcm for gas engines. It isn't there. It is on pin#12. This is... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), P0460 (Fuel level sensor circuit fault)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L converter VIN: 1F1JW36F8V
Could not get truck to act up after many miles of driving. Returned to customer 3 weeks ago and he has been driving with no problems. A couple mentioned converter valve sticking in pump. I guess this is possible but would it only do it in drive and second but ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2YL1W
Well,I got some good replies on this one.When I came back on monday I looked at some of the things you guys said.I think it was Kent that was talking about gang fired injectors,well,that sounded intresting and may be useful in the future however this van is no...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W6W
Hey there everbody this one is done, was a combination of things leading to the stalling, i said i got this car second hand. I guess I 'assumed' that a tech with 30+ years would have checked the base engine first before throwing parts at it.' Assume...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Transfer case??? VIN: 1FTRX18LOW
I have not been able to get customer to drop truck off for any amount of time to check more things out. If anything comes to light , I will add to this close. He actually never used 4WD so the driveshaft from to front diff. is still off the vehicle. Sor...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L tempature control VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
I want to thank all who took the time to respond to my questions. The customer has not returned with the vehicle for me to verify the problem. The fact that I mentioned that the dash may have to be removed to repair it may have scared him off. Most who respond...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake manifold VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Took a while for the customer to get the van back to us. Did as many suggested and pulled the upper plenum off. Sure enough the baffles were loose. Installed new one and problem solved. Thanks to all who responded. As a side note. Threw the old one in the tras...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMUU03B11
Sorry for the delay. I took weeks to get the PCM from the manufacturer. This was the fix. Finally. Trouble codes: 0401 (egr), 1408 (egr), 301 (misfire), 302 (misfire), 304 (misfire).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Power loss VIN: 1FAFP34PS1
Well guys, here ya go! Fast replies, good advice and great help from all! Eric,Chet,Bruce and Lewis all hit the nail with bad grounds. Each had a slightly different take on where I should be looking. Ultimately IDENTIFIX (a sponsor of this site) held my ha... Trouble codes: P1237 (Voltage loss to Furel pump driver module).
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L manual 1st VIN: 1FAFP34301
Replies suggested pressure and solenoid problems. I had already tried different solenoids. What I had missed was worn bushings in the pump cover stator shaft. This created a hydraulic leak which caused tcc slippage. The computer then raised line pressure and t...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L electric windows VIN: 1FMRU17L82
after tracing this short for too long i found a short in the right rail light harness, it seems that the customer had the vehicle stuck in some mud and had to have it towed out, when they were pulling it out it seems that something had damaged the harness caus...
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