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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
This vehicle has a pretty strong thump that feels like it comes from the rear when you take off from a stop, or when you come to a stop. Also when stopping it feels like the rear lifts. I've driven a lot of these and they all seem to have this characteristic t...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP52U7S
Wife's car. Isn't that always the way? Transmission (AX4N) was overhauled but the real problem was with the valve body and a rebuilt valve body/pump was installed. At the time of the overhaul, the forward engine mount was replaced. Trans now shifts wonderfully...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L safety VIN: 1FBSS31L5X
Greetings all, First off, my name is John [...]. I am the NJ Wing Director of Transportation for Civil Air Patrol, and we're in need of a shop to work on this vehicle. This one is based at Lakewood Airport, in NJ. This vehicle is a Ford E-350 passenger van. it...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU4358Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU43S8Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L tail lights VIN: 1FDWE35L61
I need some wiring diagrams and fuse/relay locations on this box truck. The tail lights and clearance lights are not working. No power at the lights. I saw one posting on an older Ryder truck that said they are relayed. I don't see any extra relays hanging und...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L temp guage VIN: 1FTYR10D81
truck came in with temp guage not working. checked fueses checked temp wires to sending unit ,i have ground and when the hot side has 9.9v with key on is grounded it will peg the guage to hot.replaced the temp sender, still not working but when key is left on ...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1st Gear VIN: 1FMZU63W32
Hi Guys, This one is throwing us for a loop. One of the owner's wife brings in her 02 Explorer, 4.6L V8 2WD XLT, 5R55W, 75,000 Miles. We replaced the Transmission Filter, and the Solenoid Block, cleaned the reusable gasket and then put the pan back on. We ref...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTYSW30P8
hi all this truck making me loose hair on my 27 year old head. came in has a stutter like feel in the steering wheel when turning left only. half too 3/4 turn you feel it. have two other custimers whith same problem. both have had ford gear boxes put on and s...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L brake lights/shift interlock VIN: 1FAHP56S03
HELP!!! I have an '03 Taurus that ramdomly blows the brake lamp fuse. It is a 15 amp fuse, and the most amperage draw i can achieve in the shop is 4.8-6.1 amps. The fuse will sometimes go for a month without blowing, sometimes a couple of days. It seems the on...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L inst panel VIN: 1L1FM81W7X
Ok Ford and Lincoln guys, has anyone ever run into this problem? After this car runs a short while, the instument panel shows dashes on the odometer and dashes on all the fuel economy, miles to empty, avg speed etc readings and the temp guage does not read at ...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L head gasket VIN: 2FBFNQWSER
i hope someone can help with some information on this. the customer called us to get an estimate on replacing head gaskets. i know the vehicle is supposed to be here but it is not (which is why we don't have valid vin #). when i looked up time in mitchell it s...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3MEFM6530X
Hope some Ford tech has seen something like this one. It seems to run perfect, in fact really well for a 2.0l. The problem is it will not fire up, at times. Every time it has done it for us 3 plugs look gas fouled, all except #1, and it does act like it is try...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L timing chain VIN: 1FTCR11U0P
I really apreciate all the responses.You all were right.The timing cover can be removed without dropping the oil pan AND AS SOME RESPONDED OIL PAN SHOULD BE REMOVED if timing gear material is missing as it will be in pan and can cause oil pump lock-up eventual...
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L air bag system VIN: 1FALP6240R
THANK YOU FORD GUY'S FOR YOUR HELP ONCE AGAIN. WE PURCHASED A NEW AIR BAG DIAGNOSTIC MODULE AND COMPARED THE RESISTANCE READINGS BETWEEN THE TWO. THE OLD MODULE HAD OPEN CIRCUITS 614 AND 615 PINS 10 AND 11 AND THE NEW MODULE SHOWS RESISTANCES OF 2.5 OHMS AT PI...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Thanks too those of you who responded. The fix! We initially installed aftermarket (car-quest) glow plugs. As was noted in a help request resonse, these units would not draw enough amperage to satisfy the glow plug moniter. The moniter looks for a minimum of 8... Trouble codes: P1385, P1386.
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No spark cyl 1 4 VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
The problem turned out to be a bad pcm. Thanks to all the help. Tom Trouble codes: P0351.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L fuse #19 VIN: 1F5NX21LX1
Thanks to everyone who responded.the fix for this vehicle was to repair the shift lever wiring on top of the steering column. Bryan
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A8Y
WELL THIS CAR IS FIXED. HAD 1 COIL THAT WAS DEAD. REPLACED THAT COIL AND ALL OTHER PROBLEMS WENT AWAY. THANKS GUYS
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L cooling fan VIN: 4M27V14T02
Well thanks to everyone who replied. this one is fixed and out the door. The low fan fuse was blown, but looked good. Was tricking me a little bit because the high fan was cycling so quickly(not the a/c clutch) so i overlooked the low speed fan at first. A...
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