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1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L no lights VIN: 2FMZA51U7X
Vehicle does not have tail lights, reverse lights, brake lights- including third brake light, & rear turn signals. Determined lighting module was faulty. The component was replaced & new module needs to be programmed at the dealer. Guess what- same problem. Re...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
ok this diesel it runs great but as you push the clutch its stiff and good till about half way down and it falls to the floor but the clutch is still dissengaged...it falls so fast that your foot falls off peddle..and when letting up clutch just pops back on h...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A2V
mitchall has me performing koer self test with fuel vapor hose diconected from intake and says a code should come up, then it sends me to fuel tests. knowing these fords and there dpfe sensor problems checked that also. also checked baro pids and maf voltage. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean b1)
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP632WK
Hello all. I have personally done alot of these belts and this is a new one. I have installed 2 belts and pulleys (carquest parts)and the tensionner. When ity came in originally it broke the timing belt but didnt bend any valves. since then you can drive it ap...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hey ford experts, we had a customer bring in this explorer with an intermittent no start problem. he said the engine would crank but not fire up. the only thing we found wrong with the vehicle was that the key in ignition switch on the lock cylinder was faulty... Trouble codes: P1260 (anti theft has detected break - in condition), P1808 (4wd low ckt fault), P1804 (4wd high indicator ckt fault), B2106 (tp input signal out of rng), B1483 (brake pedal input ckt fault), P0500 (vss fault)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
O.K. Ford (International) gurus. Heres a good one. High pressure reservoir tank goes dry after about 2 min. at idle. Engine stalls and dies. Figured the engine oil pump was at fault. Customer(brother)changed pump,pickup o-ring/gasket. Same thing(possibly even ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P2Z
This one is driving me crazy. It came in with check engine lamp and a missfire. The codes were random cly. missfire and cly #3 missfire. I pulled #3 plug the gap was about 70. I replaced all the plugs and wires. Still runs the same. I have a good coil and I sw... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipule cly. missfire), P0303 (cly. 3 missfire)
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMPU18L62
After testing resistance from cluster to sender - pulling current thru signal and ground circuits of fuel gauge - and performing all pre-mentioned tests the gauge won't read over 1/4 full. Read archives - one post was close to our problem but his gauge wouldn'...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75W82
I recently overhauled this transmission for the dreaded "Blinking overdrive light" and P0741 "TCC Not engaging". During overhaul, disassembled valve body as well and cleaned all valves, found a couple that were sticking. Also, sanded seperator plate, and insta...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FAFP40453
Ok, I'm at wits end, i've had this noise in the right rear of this car ever since i had hit a pothole in the road. i've replaced the insulator for the spring, removed spring to see if it was broken, no.Removed fuel tank to see if a baffle was loose,no.emptied ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L lights VIN: 2FTPX17L03
Any ford techs i got one for u, i got a f150 that came in for the dash lights staying on. the battery light stays on and the odometer and the gas cap light when key out of ignition. i thought it had a bad ignition switch put new one in same thing, i read a cou...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no engage in any gear. VIN: 1FMZU73K83
this is for ford tec. customer drove in stated check engine light on and slip in first gear also o/d light flash.i did road test. notice same symptom.want to do trans service anyway since never been done, i did service remove pan change filter. add mercen v fl...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L eatc illuminatione VIN: 1LNLMA82W9
greetings to all, happy fourth of July I have an odd problem with this town car. It came in with the key in chime not shutting off untill you got out of the car even with the key out and engine off. This was caused by the lighting control module and after re...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2MEBM75F3K
Hi techs: got a problem with this mercury. my problem is the ignition wires last only about one month to four months of use and 15000 kms. have tried new wires from ford and several after market with no luck. anyone see this before? if you did let me know. tha...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14X6V
vehicle continued to misfire at fairly regular intervals, suspect glitch in ecm or programming, customer decided to trade vehicle in Trouble codes: 301 (1 misfire), 304 ([...]).
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP54N6X
I want to thank everyone for there help, I tryed doing a hard restart of the PCM and it seems to have worked, the car picks up like it used to and very unexpectidly my A/C blows much colder then it used to. So thank you again
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L lights VIN: 1FAFP66L9Y
I'm not convinced that this car is fixed really. We took the regulator out of the original alternator and put it in the new OCA alternator and it solved the pulsing problem until we took the car for a drive and when we got back the lights were pulsing again. A...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU83P21
vehicle not repaired..all timing marks good,replaced intake manifold and plenumn with oe parts.still has 10-12 in vacumm..customer going to replace engine w/ford reman..thanks to all for your insight.oh the jot of trying to repair vehicles from other shops wit...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L nopower when cold VIN: 1FTSX31F21
Wade from Colorado and Alvin from Washington were correct. We disconnected the EBP actuator rod from the valve and the power is 100% better. That confirmed the area of concern to the customer. We reconnected the rod and the customer is trying to warm up the e... Trouble codes: P0476.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Safety VIN: 1FTWW31Y35
Hi All, I had only a few replies that stated this is not a common problem. One said that this is impossible because the system uses two APP (accelerator position sensors) and if one fails the throttle will go to the closed position. Ronald from Michigan did ha...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6639W
The customer reports the vehicle stalled only 1 time since his last visit, we haven't had the car back to pursue further. If it returns, we'll recheck the maf & front o2 sensors. Thanks for the suggestions.
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