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1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hubs and axles VIN: 1FTCR15U8T
Customer complains of binding / clunking / jerking on corners while in 4WD. He says this as gotten worse over the past year or two. Complaint confirmed during test drive, and it does not matter if it's in 4WD high or low. Problem goes away in 2WD. Also noted ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L OBD drive cycles VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hope someone can help,vehicle will not set the cat moniter,all other moniters are set,have drove on Xway steady speed stop and go,all the data on scaner are normal ,no pending codes,fuel between 1/4 and 3/4 always,drives perfect,battery was replaced a month ag...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
this vech,sets p0136 after short drive.reads o volts on scanner.wiring checks out o/k.could it be the pcm?? Trouble codes: P0136 (02 sen cir.bk 1 sen.2)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
Have is f350 which is killing me.This an import truck to aust. EX Canada build truck. Transmission will not shift into 4th or l/up.Trans is a 4R100. Lock up work when ground through breakout box.All wiring and connector have been checked and checked again. Wit...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE47FXX
Hi, I've got this one throwing this code as soon as you start it. I tried looking in my 'new' worthless AllData and can't find any diagnostic info on this. Is it something simple? Customer is waiting... Thanks, Dan Trouble codes: P0603 (KAM test failure)
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L output speed sensor VIN: 1FMNU41S3Y
Vehicle sets code P0720 after a short drive. It will set a P0721 and P0722 if driven 30 min. and it will drop out of gear like it is in neutral. Dealer replaced PCM, output speed sensor, and the alt. with no results. I ran new wires to the sensor, cleaned the ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unknown VIN: 1FTYRX4D91
The vehicle overheats while driving at highway speeds. Its been to several shops in the area and no one has caught the issue. I have replaced thermostat(comes w/housing and heater element); fan clutch, and removed water pump to check impellers. It acts like it...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L r.f ligh VIN: 2FN7A51462
van was brought in by body shop inspected all lights and found left lower park light bulb extremly bright right parking light inoperative when turn signals are operated on right side both lower bulbs flash retrived fem code 1503 right lamp turn signal circuit ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfercase VIN: 1FTNX21F62
Have 02 Ford F250 Super Duty, 7.3L Turbo Diesel with no 4WD shifting. Retreived codes P1832, P1865, and P1876 upon initial testing. Following diagnostic flow charts, repaired P1832 & P1876 by replacement of high resistance Vacuum Switching Solenoid (located rt...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMZU72K84
We sold our customer( a tire store) a replacement alternator for this truck--it failed--they brought it back and the regulator was bad--to be safe (concerned about a possible "fly-out" rotor) we provided another alternator--we pre-tested it as always--it faile...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L tcc system VIN: 2FMZA51614
hey folks, i've got one for ya'll. code p0741=tcc system stuck off. i can not find information to diag this van. i've driven it and watched the engine rpm's verses the tss. when the tcc is commanded 100% and cruising the engine is always spinning faster than t...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDC4K178
I need some help here this lincoln is a problem child. First came in with a misfire code. Replaced all spark plugs and one coil. Misfire gone sent car away came back next day with the two throttle actuator codes. Went through flow chart tested all the wiring t... Trouble codes: P2110, P2107

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FDZ123456
Someone had broke the 3 way vacuum tee located in the back of the air snorkle, turns out they replaced it with a standard everyday 3 way vac tee. After searching for a vacuum leak again and not finding any I decided to get another 3.0L taurus and compare some ...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1724X
thanks to everyone who helped me through this one. i pulled the upper intake and indeed found the egr ports plugged except for #5. cleaned all the ports and truck is fixed. thanks again, to everyone, for the overwhelming responces. Trouble codes: P0305.
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P0Y
Thanks for all your advise, finally after digging through some wiring harness connectors we found a corroded plug inside the car near the heater core. After a good cleaning everything seems to work normal, test drive was positive and MIL did not come on anymor... Trouble codes: P0135 (heating circuit O2 sensor before Catalytic converter).
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W32
I bit the bullet and bought the Time Sert set P/N 5553. It only cost $404.25 plus gas to drive from here to Carrollton in the drizzling rain, dodging idiots that can't and shouldn't try to drive in wet weather, plus some extra hairs from my head. I thought t... Trouble codes: 0303.
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM9742R
Lincoln, Thank you for all replied, bottem line, was the VSS & harness, when the VSS would drop out, the MPH on dash would go to zero,and if slowed down or stopped the transaxle would not upshift past 2nd gear. I did repair on the ground thru the RT wheel well...
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