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1968 Ford mustang 302CID power booster? VIN: 8R02C14119
Hello! we have a 1968 mustang here that has a very touchy brake pedal. it has power drum brakes on it and they will put you through the windshield if you are not carefull. the only thing we have done so far is re-center the prop valve to get the warning light ...
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M1J
Diesal Techs, Please help. This truck has to be cranked for a very long time for it to start up. Once it does start up it blows white smoke from the tail pipe for about 5 seconds and then cleans out. It idles beautifully and has plenty of power. I am able to b...
1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starts & dies VIN: 1FACP45E2M
engine was started by customer & reved up & died. engine now will start & run approx 1-2 seconds & dies. engine will continue to run on carb clean. we do have injector pulse.fuel pressure is correct. the code 66 for the maf .test was performed & lead us to rep... Trouble codes: 66 (maf), 98 (hard fault present)
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP58S3W
the vehicle runs great but the mil lamp stays on we reset it with the scan tool and also by disc battery. do we have a faulty computer or did we miss somthing? your help is greatly appreciated...thanks, tony Trouble codes: 401 (egr insuf flow)
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L belt squeek VIN: 19FKI86340
hi all, this is the same mustang that i asked a question about a bit ago and this one has me stumped. the car came in witha belt squeek so we checked it out and all looked good pullies all line up nice and belt looked ok so we put a new belt on and it was qui...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP73W5Y
I'm trying to pinpoint a missfire on this C.O.P engine and I have seen some replies in the knowlege database about using mode 6 on fords to pinpoint misses.Could somebody please tell me where to look in tech. resorces for this information.I cant seem to find i...
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1FTYR44E42
Hey Guys, Customer comes back after putting 5,000 on vehicle states brake noise,we check the front brakes and find right side is metal to metal, left side is 1/2 worn and heat cracked. I checked the master cylinder, brake lines, calipers are working and hydrol...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power steering VIN: 1FAHP34302
hard steering and PS noise, level is full till running then runs empty when running , added PS fluid when running and then started leaking out from both ends of the rack and still hard and noisy. after it leaked out what we added, the leak stopped, not sure if...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E52
We are more of a Dodge shop than Ford but neighbor brought this Explorer to me. This thing will always set both banks lean however it runs great for the hard miles on it, no real problem except for the 2 codes. Fuel pressure correct, vac good (no leaks found a...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW21P85
This truck will start to shake badly any time you hit a bump both in the wheel and side to side like the wheels are coming off the ground. at any speed above 25 mph it is verry badly. i have checked all bolts, changed front coils, track bar, shocks, tires and ...
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L heater VIN: 4M2ZV14T41
This car will only produce heat when the temp control is set on 90 degrees. All the other functions work ok, like mode position, blower speed and a/c function. It will blow cold air until you set it at 90 and then you will get full heat. I can fisically watch ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
Thanks to you who responded. I was able to change the pump from the front of the motor successfully. Some of you stated that the motor should come apart or be replaced, and while you are probably right in a perfect world, due to monetary restraints, the custom...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW32F31
Thanks everyone for all your help. I still havent been able to fix this truck. Customer had to go out of town and had to have the truck. He is supposed to come back in when he returns so I can continue on with diag. I will let you all know what ever I find. Th...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTRX18W71
Thanks to all. I quoted the customer on the TSB kit, but he elected not to fix it since at the moment it is just a minor noise concern, and too pricey to fix in his opinion. Thanks, I did shim for backlash on reassembly and got it down too .009 from .028, whic...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU02B21
Thank you for your replies, I pulled the oil pan to better measure end play. It was about 10 ft!! (.250+). I did shim sensor with a washer, It does run fine now. After talking with customer we are going to install 44,000 mile used engine. Thank you again, Todd
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L acceleration VIN: 1FTPX14524
I wish to thank all those that responed to this request supplying insight and information. Most respones indicate and we believe, 6psi of back pressure is excessive. The two dealers the customer took the vehicle to could not perform the driving test with back ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW211T7
You guys got it right. The ficm (idm)did need to be programed. I called the dealer after the replies and he first said it did not, but after i told him i must have a defective part he talked to his techs and they comfirmed what you all told me. I had it towed ... Trouble codes: U0105, U0306.
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
Thanks to Michael from California and evey one else who replied. I disconnected the switch on the lock cylinder in the trunk and hooked the horn back up. They did not want alarm fixed. We kept car for two days after disconnecting the switch with no dead batter...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L airbags,mainfuse VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
Thanks to all nine who replied with good , valuable information. After consulting with customer we decided that the strutmaster conversion would be the best way to go;saving money and making a permanent repair was best so that is what we're in process of. Alwa...
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