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1982 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Acceleration VIN: 1FMEU15G5C
I am trying to help a friend out with his Bronco that he inherited from his dad. Basicly It came in not running right, he had already changed the spark plugs and wires. I put it on the scope and saw a funny pattern. One of the other techs said it looked like a...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5146T
This van has a pronounced hesitation off throttle, from a stop. It is consistent and sometimes severe. It feels like a bad TPS, or dramatic fuel starvation. Came to shop with hesitation and MIL, TPS code P0122. TPS was replaced, code is gone, but hesitation s... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS code was corrected with new Ford TPS. Not a factor.)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWW33F9X
This truck came in with complaint of poor steering. The truck drove very bad. the steering wheel was very hard to turn & had a bump when turning. the pump was also noisy. i replaced the gear box & pump also inner tie rods (worn excessive). this corrected the b...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20L6X
Howdy there, I have a head scratcher, this thing will not start unless you leave the key on for about a minute then crank it and it starts up fine and runs normally, it does have an intermittent misfire on cyl #6 and codes P0300, p0306. During cranking the sca... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
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...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L parking lights VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
I have a Windstar that the parking lights front and rear stay on with the switch off. One thing I noticed was that if you turn the switch one click past the off position the lights will turn off. Has anyone ran accross this before? I do have a new switch on or...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S11
hi guys.This car has me knocking my head agaisnt wall. 01 taurus with code 1506 idle overspeed.engine idles high all the time. ihave checked everything i could think of to cause this.know the one thing ive noticed is that if i pinch the hose going to the pcv t... Trouble codes: P1506
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L whistle noise VIN: 1FTYR14U83
This ford 3.0 ranger has a loud whistle type noise sounds like intake manifold, which is plastic.the noise happens under load 2,500 rpm and higher. I plugged off the iac, no difference, i plugged off pcv, no difference, any one had this one before? thanks for ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L blend door motor VIN: 1FTRX17L13
Hi there, I need some help from a ford tech familiar with the temp controls. I have only hot air from vents. I have removed the blend door motor and removed its cover, there are no broken pieces, and the motor moves the gears but it likes to be in the hot posi...
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Rotors VIN: 1FMZK04175
It's back. Replaced all brakes last September and it's back witb all 4 rotors warped. Brake lights were stuck on when van was brought in. Had to bend the tab at upper part brake pedal. Metal is very weak and flimsy. Problem before was entire arm off pedal wa...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP13P8X
Thanks Michael, Kent, Joe, Mark, all three Dennis's, Terry, John, and Rock, you guys are awesome. It did drop #3 and #4 intake valve seats. This was a new one on me, though obviously not to all of you. What threw me was that this engine ran smooth as silk, jus...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6633Y
Well I would like to thank every one that replied. We installed a Napa Rayloc alternator and it has run fine ever sense. We test drove the car for 5 days with no problems so I am considering this one fixed. Thanks again its people like you that make this site ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Monitor not clearing VIN: 1FTNF21S41
Thanks to all for the responses, I have not had access to the vehicle for some time, so I am closing this post, however, when I do find a solution, I will repost. Thanks again!
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U02
Changed the synchroniser, it was making a noise like a bad bearing. Changed it like a distributer. Also changed spark plugs. Car did not act up on three diferent test drives. The car has been gone for app. two weeks. Thanks for all the e-mails. Sorry for the d... Trouble codes: P0340.
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke from exh VIN: 1FDXF46PX4
i finally ended up replacing the turbo and that solved all the problems. Trouble codes: P0404.
2001 Other Ford 4900 .0L Stall VIN: 1HTSDAAP61
Hey guys thanks alot for all your help. Especially to the guys who talked about cam sensors. The Int. does have a self diag. feature. which pulled up 7 codes.{ all inactive} We ordered some repair manuals from Int. to break down those codes and help with other...
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