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1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP54RXL
Hello Ford techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy with a intermittent T-bird.Came in a month ago for no power,can not accelerate condition.Road tested and ran great did and code check and found 2 codes #85 canister purge fault and #19 eca fail/cid?.Installed new f... Trouble codes: 19 (eca fail or cid fail)
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B4R
vehicle was towed in needing an engine.It had been run low on oil and seized. We installed the engine, started up and ran for about a minute, and lost spark.We ohm tested the crank sensorand coil ok. Replaced the distributor and it started again for about the ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTCR15XZV
Greetings fellow techs, Got this one dumped in my lap just now and not all that familiar with the Ford electronic 4WD systems so I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction for tomorrow morning. The four wheel drive on this Ranger does not work at a...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Engine Oil VIN: 1FMRU18W7W
HHHELP! Vehicle came in for other repairs (rear diff.) & oil change. Thats when I noticed oil was not touching the dip stick. Looked for leaks & found only engine oil cooler/filter adapter hose assy. leaking. Customer O.K.ed repairs & they were made. Customer ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L 3-4 VIN: 1FTNS2420W
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P6X
HI TO ALL: This vehicle has me at wits end. Vehicle has the normal escort rough idle but takes off on acceleration fine but at mid range vehicle will surge this will end if speed is increased. At highway speeds vehicle travels fine. Mil will not come on all th... Trouble codes: 1132 (excessive rich condition)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
This hot rod was towed in with a dead battery. When I went to jump start it I could hear a clicking noise from the new dash. It sounded like the hazards were on. I hit the button and the noise went away. I replaced the battery(dead cell) and now the truck star...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P3Y
This Focus will turn on the MIL, after about 20 seconds. Only code listed is the drive cycle code. My scan tool (Genisys), does indicate that the MIL is commanded on. Any ideas from you Ford guys out there? I tried disconnecting the battery for at least 15 min...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W12
Using NGS, found no communication w/ABS module. All relative fuses/powers/grounds ok. Terminals 29 and 30 (SCP + and SCP-) at ABS module connector C135 had no terminals visible in terminal block. I removed cover and found holes factory plugged for these wires....
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering
Howdy all. We have at our shop two F250 both supper duty's and both 4X4. one is a 99 and one is an 05. the both start to go one way or the other when ever they take a notion to. it is not constant. the 99 has new moog ball joints and has 92000 miles and the 05...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L brakes???? VIN: 2FMDA52295
C/C was a noise when brakes applied. Test drove and heard a clicking noise when brakes applied. replaced pads & cut rotors, also greased everything, still noise. not eveytime brakes are applied, but when changing from rev. to drive.( forward and rev. motion).
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L temp gauge VIN: 1LNLM91V3S
This car does NOT overheat. The temp gauge will ascend to the highest part of the gauge (N of NORMAL) that is not in the red at idle (after hard driving to get it hot). The temp will go down to the middle of the gauge if revved. The vehicle originally had a b...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
This vehicle was parked in a garage overnight and wouldn't start the next day.We have checked and cannot get either of our scan tools to communucate with this vehicle(we have 2 snap on scanners).Cam and crank sensors both ohms check O.K. There is power at the ...
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L cluster VIN: 1MEFM42145
sometimes when your driving the vehicle, the gauges stop working and go all the way down and bounce like the signal to the cluster is not communicating or suddenly gets cut off. does it for about 3 seconds and then go back to normal and function. has no drivab...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, pings badley VIN: 1FTEX14N9N
well i motorvaced this truck 2 times and ran the number 8 plug wire completly away from any other wires and hooked it up to a boat and had customer drive it up some hills here locally and he was very satisfied in the results just want to thank all of you who r...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L engine gerotor oil pump VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
The powerstroke is fixed, Thank you to all of you guys who took time to help me. It's been long before I close this help request, I had to wait for my customer to bring me the pick up back. Finally jay prevented me about the possibility of a check valve in t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L a/c leak VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
Thank you all for the many responses.Most were about the drier leaking but we have already replaced this part and leak was still occuring.Recharged system again and customer took on vacation trip.He will return in a couple of weeks for us to inspect.Plan on ta...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cranking VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
Most replies where to try a ignition switch. I replaced it & did start testing many times.Worked good, Customer came to pick it up & it failed again in my shop. Good thing car never left. Finally I was outside the car turning the key , arm inside, heard the so...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5145W
thanks to all how helped this ended up being the ecu thanks again to all that gave good info not cheap though
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L22
Well had i checked my powers and grds at my pcm i would have found the eaten wires that some vermin had been dining on,i would not have had to bother you good folks. Thanks for all the help. Jim
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L tow haul button VIN: 1FTSW21P16
I want to thank Art from BC that sent me the picture of how this is to be routed I don't know if it was routed wrong to begin with or what but this method got it away from the pinch point. it went around the bottom of the handle and back around the top to the ...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
Thank you all for repling to this post. I checked ignition timing and bumped it up a couple of degrees. I'd also cleaned the e.g.r port,which was almost plugged full. As for fuel pressure,it is okay when cold, but slowly falls off when hot. I'd believe the fue... Trouble codes: 46 (thermactor air not bypassed during self test).
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