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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Radiator VIN: 1FMDU32X9P
Customer complains of oil getting into radiator. It is not transmission fluid. Radiator doesn't have any leak. there is no water in the oil.
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDLF47F3S
I have been working on this truck for 7 days and i work on these every day. But i can say im lost on this one The problem it idles rough in park or neutral. If you drop it in gear it idles smooth or if you disconnect the icp. It also will smooth out during a k...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L ring & pinion VIN: 1FTJW35FIV
Hope you are all having a good Monday. I'm not. We had a customer bring us a rear differential from an F-350 Ford, that had a broken ring and pinion. They also brought all the parts to fix it. I installed new ring, pinion and all bearings w/ original pinion sh...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs VIN: 2FTZF1729X
Good morning to all.I have this 99 f150 with constant abs light.After tracing down the rabs 1 wire connector behind r/s kick pannel (this is a 2 wheel abs system) I retrieved a code 7 no isolation solenoid during self check.Im in the process of trying to locat...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Had previos wiring issues resolved w help here. Van sold and towed back 2 days later. Headlights stay on, p windows work with key off, no intrument cluster illumination, no start, power to fuel pump fuse all the time. Used ngs and communiacation only with, gem...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDXE40F3X
driving down the road this truck will just lose power you know when its going to happen the steering wheel will have a slight shake and soon after it drops power from 65mph to just running 30 mph it will never cut out. It takes about 30mins to an hour for it t...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L A.C Compressor VIN: 3FAKP1139Y
The problem is that the compressor runs when switched to any position except A/C. The switch tested fine. It only sends a signal when in A/C mode. When the compressor is running, the system totally ignores the pressure switches. I replaced PCM and CCRM as inst...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Rear Blower Motor VIN: 1FMNU42S5Y
A/C cold, front blower works great, NO REAR BLOWER operation. Power from the 40A main fuse good. Checked for power to the rear blower, none. Hot wired the rear motor and it works. According to ALLDATA there is an Instrument Panel Relay Block which houses the A...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W5Y
Vehicle came in with misfire on #4 cylinder. Customer said vehicle was running rough, they diagnosed a bad coil and replaced it. The misfire was gone, but the coil only lasted three hours before it failed again. They replaced it a second time and it lasted 2 h... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTRF00723
Update to JUNE 3 POST We have had a chance to road test this truck several times when it has quit. and here is what we have found When the vehicle quits, the odometer shows dashes for each character. The temperature guage drops close to 0 -the oil pressure sta... Trouble codes: B1359
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L ride VIN: 1FTPX12594
we replaced all tires balance and rebalance tires checked rims and tires drive shaft for out of round ;bent truck vibrates on decel with or without use of brakes and around 70 and 80mph vibration comes and goes without any thing setting it off acccel decel the...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start VIN: 1MELM62W1V
This car will not start until the fuel pump does its prime which can last up two minutes. Has good fuel presure as soon as the key is turned on. Car has no spark or niode. Has power to injectors and coils but they are not being grounded. Also no comunication w... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2S11 heater), P0142 (HO2S12 heater), P0155 (HO2S21 heater), P0161 (HO2S22 heater), P0172 (Rich bank 1)

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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3L
Thanks to all who replied. It appears that the crank sensor i had originally installed a month ago failed when hot. After i got out my old scanner and blew the dust off of it I was able to get a primitive data stream. I was then able to see the tach signal sta...
1990 Ford F800 429CID Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF82KXL
Well, this one is fixed. First, I want to thank everyone who had great relies, but Dan from California and Curtis from Texas hit the nail on the head. I bumped up the timing 10 degrees and the truck runs perfect, the balancer must have slipped, I can't really ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drivetrain VIN: 1FTEF15Y8T
Thanks for all the input, I found the driveshaft bent. I replaced the driveshaft and the vibration went away. Thanks again Mike
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
sorry for late reply customer finnally gave me vehicle for extended period of time to find problem. With scan tool hooked up after driving for quite a while it finally happened. Tps droped out code set and there it was DPFE voltage shot to 5v. Replace DPFE sen... Trouble codes: P0122.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L please read post VIN: 1FTNW21F92
well replacing the fuse block fixed the problem. the circuit board inside was fried not letting power out to my accelerator, instrument cluster and o/d circuit and kept me from shifting out of park when running after fuse block replacement all is well and ship... Trouble codes: P0605 (internal control module rom error), P0122 (tp sensor a circuit low input), P0221 (throttle/ pedal position sensor/ switch b performance).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53U42
Sorry for taking so long to post fix, I was waiting on customer to bring me the part.Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.The fix for this one was to replace the ECM. Most said to check voltage at the alternator which I had already done. From what I u...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L abs VIN: 1FTNX21F12
Hello guys and gals. This one is fixed. I replaced the hcu and bleed the brakes and all is well I am going to pull the old unit apart at a later date when I have more time and find out what went wrong. there is no core on the unit so I will let you know what I...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L coverter clutch VIN: 1FMYU93ZX5
We fixed this one. We tested the solinoids and they checked out good. I talked to a buddy at ford and he filled me in to the major problems they are having with these converters. What happens is the coverter clutch gets so hot it actually glues it self togeath...
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