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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, no fire on #1 VIN: 2FMDA5142T
hello ford gurus, this one has got me. the van is a friend's of the family, they said mil came on on a trip to the mountains and have recently had a tune-up done at the dealership. P0301 was present and freeze data showed 94% engine load, so i'm thinking wires... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
I Have asked tech line and even ford thay do not have answer why it dont work. the owner said got in and turn key and fuel gauge dont work. With all new parts I have put in It sould work. On sender wire we can see volt age of 1.45 volts when key is on. we test...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 high range to low range VIN: 1FTEX18L6W
the transfer case will shift fine from 2x4 to 4x4 high will not shift from 4x4 high to 4x4 low has any one had this before or any ideas i thank you now for any help this one has got me baffled thanks again
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Coolant flow VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
Thanks for taking the time to read this. We bought this car last October and serviced it for resale on our car lot. It had been driven during the winter with no complaints. Now as we head into fall, the car has no heat. The car is driven daily about 150 miles...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks for your time- This explorer came in no start, no spark, no injector pulse. Threw a crank sensor at it, no change. Scoped for crankshaft sensor signal at ecm and camshaft sensor signal at ecm and both appear to be ok. Checked ecm for proper power and g...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L altenator VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
Well vehicle is back with the no charge. we tested the altenator again with same results along with the battery. This is the situation , with the vehicle first starting the alt gives out nothing for exactly 1 minute. after that the vehicle will charge 14.6vdc ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1138X
Hi Friends. this car got towed in to us, customer said he drove up to a stop, and engine died, would not restart. we checked for spark, fuel pres and injector pulse, all seem good. pulled and replaced spark plugs, old ones were black, looked carbon fouled. tes... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor ckt. malfunction)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This is a calif calib diesel. it has a glow plug moniter system. The spec says 35amps+ minimun on cold start. we have 60-65 amp spikes on both banks on cold start, but consistently kicks out p 1395-6 codes immediatley. have volt dropped to firewall connection,... Trouble codes: P1385, P1386
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L headlites VIN: 1FTRX18L5Y
I have never had a problem like this, so I ask you what could make the head lites stay on after shut down on auto postion. turn them to manual & they go out as they should. owner said he heard a relay clicking one time. Is this run by the BCM? I know they hav...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Lean VIN: 1FTNE24L9Y
Checked this vehicle for fault codes using IDS & for any software updates. We have had this condition for about a year and cannot find the root cause for the lean condition of bank1 & bank 2 will eventually set. We had a misfire in cylinder 3 replaced all the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust Bank 1)
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU84P8Y
Vehicle has what feels to me like an intermittant misfire. It only 'misses' when TCC is applied and under a load. Most pronounced at 45-50 mph up a slight grade...TCC applied and modest load. Vehicle will 'miss' until it either downshifts or TCC disengages..th...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1UB87230E4
We have this 4.0L Explorer Sport in our garage and it's being a pest. Fuel and everything checks out ok. Tune up parts are good, filters are clean and clear, no vaccum leaks. We replaced the mass air flow sensor, and still we have the same problem and it seems...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L theft VIN: 1FAFP53U62
vehicle came in as no start, theft light flashing. pulled code b1602 pats received invalid fmt/key cd. flow chart says to retrieve all keys from cust.i did that and still would not start. replaced transceiver still would not start. fordtriedto reprogram module...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Blowing fuse#17 VIN: 1FMZU73K53
I am trying to help fellow tech Truck was blowing fuse # 17 intermittenly truck was returned today now fuse is blowing all the time! Alldata is showing 2 relays on circut for batttery saver and acc relays unplug both no change would like to know what else is o...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L brakes VIN: 1FTYR10U84
truck came in with no brakes and no fluid in cyl. found right rear wheel cylinder leaking. replace cyl , triied to bleed system, but could not get rear brakes to bleed, looked for proportioning valve and dont see one in system unless located in abs unit. had a...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU62K54
Vehicle came in for regular oil change, Tech recomended a Induction service. After service P0106 and P0401 set. Ran vehicle down highway 10 miles to clear out any remaining chemicals, Cleared codes and delivered vehicle. Customer returned week later same codes... Trouble codes: P0106, P0401
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTWX31P15
This F350 Single rear has a shake at 45 and 65. Shake will change with direction (IE turns lane changes etc). Feels like A front axle shake. All tires have been balanced twice and rotated around vehicle to find shake. It will occur in 4 and 2 wheel locked or u...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U56
Customer just purchased this vehicle, Complained of high idle 1100rpm. Desired idle is 704. Hit throtle and idle hold at 1500rpm for 8 seconds, then adjusts to 1100's. With ac on it dropes to 920's Inspected vehicle, Found 2 unpluged O2 sensors, unpluged knock...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MELM6243V
when engine gets hot & you put it in gear it stalls. Fuel pressure checks good, never drops. no codes. checked cam sensor sync, checked Battery & Charging system ok . reset minimum idle. cleaned throttle body & mass air flow . smoke checked for vacume leaks. a...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Detonation/ Pings VIN: 2MEFM75W3W
Hi again techs! This Grand Marquis has a bad pinging/detonation problem. Accelerating from a dead stop will do it at just the right amount of throttle. Cruising on highway, if you hold the throttle just right it rattles like crazy. Will even do it, loading eng...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L vent/manual air control VIN: 1MEFM53U8X
Thanks in advance for the help, greatly appreciated. I have a 99 Sable here that will not blow air thru the vent, it has manual air control,It has great air flow and will switch from defrost to floor properly, have no vaccum leaks, the temp mode will switch pr...

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1985 Ford F-250 5.8L ignition coil VIN: 82FTEF26G3
vechile had over charge problem when hot went to 19 volts replaced regulator also found 2 poor grounds typical for problem also thanks all for your help
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N8K
First off I want to thank the folks that responded with all helpful information. 17 in all. After reading several of the replies I went back and just rechecked everything. I had power to the side tank fuel pump, but just out of curosity I did the headlight te...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G8M
The customer has not been back for us to perform any more diagnosis on the vehicle. I got quite a few replies saying to check the frequency of the MAP sensor. If he comes back I'll post more detail to the fix.
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1N
Thanks to all the great replies.Installed ford oe egr valve and sensor,seems to have fixed the problem.Aftremarket stuff just isn"t up to par.And again thanks to all for helping.
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L harsh 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP52UOR
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
LARRY [...] also suggeste...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4X
Finally fixed! The problem was the fuel injectors. The biggest problem was the one we replaced on #2 cylinder. It was the wrong injector. The parts supplier sent me an injector for a regular 3.0L and not a 3.0L flex fuel engine. Also there was 1 other injector... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 Cylinder), P0301 (Misfire 1 Cylinder).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L warning lamp VIN: 1FMCU04121
Hello again everyone and thanks for the 3 replies. I changed oil in this truck when I replaced the oil pan gasket and I put 5 w 20 motorcraft brand oil in the truck. I contacted a local dealer and checked in a repair manual and it also states the same as the ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU16L13
Thanks to all that took the time to chime in. Larry [...] hit the nail on the head. Upon closer inspection the inertia switch had melted the connector and power was back-feeding to the fuel pump relay. I Soldered in a new connector and replaced switch. Fired ... Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel pump secondary electrical circuit fault).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FTSW31P13
After 9 good replies, and one bad one,(It does not matter why the customer dislikes ford, thats his business, not mine), I fixed the truck. The replies included EGR , turbo and programing issues. first I pulled the Egr, it was clean and free, next I pulled t...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L overflow VIN: 1MELM55U2V
I have found the problum it did have a cracked cyl. head. The leak would only show up after the engine was warm. it took about five minutes with the die to get a reaction. I dont have a five gas. but being patient with the die I was able to get a slight reacti...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L circulation VIN: 1MEFM53S0X
Thanks for all the help! The problem ended up being more than 1 thing. First thing found was the radiator was plugged very badly, externally. Radiator was replaced and that did help but still would bubble out tank after idling after long drives. Thermostat ...
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