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1968 Ford MUSTANG 289CID gauges VIN: 8T02C10408
Good afternoon, We are curently restoring a 1968 ford shelby and installing the factory guage pod that was removed years ago and an autometer pod took its place.We are in need of a wiring schematic for a 1968 shelby dash pod.If anybody has one,you can fax it t...
1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15G9D
HELLLPPP!!! EEC-III system with dual level rotor and VV carb. This one came to me after another shop replaced engine and couldn't find misfire. After engine replacement misfire began. Runs good when cold, but after it warms up to operating temp #8 cylinder los...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5LMEU27A4Y
For you Ford Techs: What is causing the injector pulse width to be so high. It floods the engine so that it will start after setting overnight but quits after a few seconds due to flooding. The VIN is not correct but at the time of this post I did not have ac...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA513XS
car runs poor at idle then all of sudden runs perfect for a few seconds then runs poor again. O2S1 reads 938 all 3 others read between 85 and 20. short term fuel trim maxed on bank 1 @ -20, bank 2 maxed @ +33. when car runs good and then runs poor again, the t...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15Y4T
This truck came in on 9-12 as a no start. We found the rotor burned up. The electrode had melted off of the rotor and fell into the distributor. We replaced the cap, and rotor and the truck cranked up fine. The customer requested plugs and wires, so those were...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FALP65L2T
Dear ford techs, i have this 96 contour that i am having difficulty with. It came in with the customer complaining of won't shift out of park at times. I got the car in last week, and found out that when it acts up, the plunger wasn't going in far enough to ma...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU24E5W
will crank over but not start. has code p 1260 in system which is theft system. Clear codes and recranked moter, but still will not start. suspect theft device is problem but cannot find proceeder to check out system. code has not reapeard after multiple crank... Trouble codes: P1240
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
After replacing cylinder head gaskets and having the head serviced the vehicle runs great but when in gear and at idle the vehicle shakes slightly as if it has a misfire. There are know codes in the system and the vehicle has passed all stages of readiness wit...
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 ...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Rear AC VIN: 1FMSU43FX1
Front AC Blows Ice Cold. Rear Evaporator gets cool but vents blow about 70 degrees. We replaced Compressor, front drier, and O-Valve. Worked great for 2 months and all of a sudden rear stopped working. I check flow and front seem plugged more than rear. We cha...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FTNF21565
At full throttle the truck dies; loses power - feels like exhaust restriction or low fuel pressure. Ran it with the exhaust down - still the same. Trouble codes: P0174 (testing and results)
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
vehicle will run for aprox. 10 seconds normal amperage , sudden amp spike blows fuse , have replaced fuel pump , and inspected all wiring , have replaced fuel pump relay , suspect problem may be found on the ignition feed side of the relay circuit . unable to ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4448S
hi guys!I'd like to close this help request,thanks to all who had spent time in my request.I have checked all what you have sugested but found all things were normal, now we are suspecting the pcm but we dont have pcm available.I will inform you guys as soon...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 05H4561KNJ
Customer declined any more repairs. Thanks for the help. He says it has been running fine since temp outside has cooled a little.
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FALP42X4T
It has been cool here till this week and gauge as been in the middle. We did replace the sending unit for the gauge with no change. It looks like the car is not overheating just reading a little high on the gauge. Thanks for the replies.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137X
Thanks to all that responded. As suggested by replies, I checked the sensor signal via dual trace DSO. I found the signal was not aligned with the crankshaft information as one would expect. Further investigation turned up broken pieces of idler pully in the l... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L tramsmission VIN: 1FTRX17W8X
we decided to replace the tranny, every body say it is time to replace it. we put a used one in it and it works great. had no time to tear down and overhaul so we didnt find out what was wrong with it. return it as a core. thanks to all of those that replied.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1UB87230E4
Thanks for those that helped. We did smoke test it and found no vaccum leaks. However the more people told me it sounds like a major vaccum leak the more I started thinking about the values. LTFT was -17 to -22. So I started tugging on hoses and things and I p...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07W71
I knew there was a restriction. As many of you said the intake 90 degree plenum has two passages 3/8 diameter by 2" long that would be plugged up with carbon. I cleared code and re-ran KOER test, no codes reset. Problem fixed. Also many others advised me to te... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow), P1408 (egr flow out of range).
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZR45EX2
Thanks for all who replied. Checked for vacuum leaks and could not find any. but replacing the throttle body gasket took care of the idle problem.
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