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1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y9J
I thought I was old enough to fix old vehicles, but this one has me perplexed. came in for a tune up because of lack of power, left the same way. Vehicle has been back a few times to try and figure it out. When checking the timing on either scale on the timing...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
This Probe has a bad surge or cutout after engine gets hot. Cuts out while driving or idling when it does cut out tachometer will go from driving RPM to 0 then back to driving RPM-jumps back and forth. Also, the check engine light will flash very dim. While un...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
Hello fellow techs, This van has steering wheel shake at 45 mph and higher. All suspension parts tight, wheels not bent or a tire problem (according to our Hunter Roadforce Balancer), bearings adjusted to specs, have tried new rotors that are balanced (old one...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP525XW
car towed in last week for no start.died wile drivin.started rit up off wrecker and ran fine. found codes p0320 and u1147.po320 alldata says can be caused by antiteft. u1147 is no communication between pcm and antiteft. couldnt find anytin except bumpin pcm re... Trouble codes: P0320 (inition enine speed input circuit)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Overheating VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Vehicle came in on the hook with a seized engine. Customer stated "quit on highway". Performed basic checks and after removing oil pan found all rods except 3 & 6 (rear-most) black and dry. Full of typical older coolant, oil VERY clean and new with new oil fil...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5U2YA
checked pwr, and grounds. relays, fuses, tieft lite blinking but cant find any information in mitchel that describes pats system shuts pcm down. also no communication with abs and eatc modules but can comm. with gem module
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter clutch VIN: 2FMZA51401
hi all, this is a fleet van that is serviced religiously. it came in about a month ago with codes for the convertor clutch slipping and on the test drive it was fine. i cleared the codes and let it go. it came back in today with the same codes (i cant remembe...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U91
Compressor engages when you turn on a/c. Cooling Fans come on. Pressures lvl out at (low side 35, high side 225) then compressor disengages for about 40 sec then engages again. Low side switch stays closed, high side switch stays closed. I lose my ground to th...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
okay power stroke guys i need a little help truck has slight rough idle and rpm varies up and down about 50 rpm have checked all the normal areas for problems also seems to have slight shudder when leaving from stop other than that truck runs great and gets ve...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
truck has light knocking noise that can be heard and felt on the oil filter housing and on the inner cooler return pipe but can not be pin-pointed. the knock is worse at idle conditions. can hardly be heard on accelleration. customer said he was driving, truck...
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K75
This explorer came in 2 months ago with a steady miss on cyl. #5 all the time. Customer has brought it back in with a cold engine miss only now. Previously we replaced the injector. The coil, wire and spark plug test within specs now. Injector is impossible to... Trouble codes: P0305
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Engine VIN: 1LNLM9848R
This Lincoln has a VIOLENT vibration all the time, customer states that problem occurred at start-up yesterday morning with no warning, car was running perfectly the previous day. Suspected engine misfire at first due to getting shocked during KV test even tho...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A21
hello to all you techs, im running into a problem with this 2001 lincoln ls with a 3.9l. this vehicle 'drove' in with a dead hole and strong smell of gas. i found fuel injector #8 dumping fuel. the injector was bad so i replacded it. the vehicle continued to m... Trouble codes: B1676 (eatc), U1147 (hec), U1262 (mc)
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L timming VIN: 1MELM53S6V
I need help please to determine the proper way to set up timming chains...both mitchel and alldata show 2 different patterns and there is a tsb about counting teeth on the chain..but with out the college engineering degree it seems we all must have now days I ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Well I released this vehicle to the customer after spending a few more hours trying to clear the P1292 code and making sure it didn't hiccup or anything. It runs fine and doesn't have any more drivability issues even though the code never went away. Mike sai... Trouble codes: P1292 (High side short to ground or power-left bank2).
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F2V
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply Robert and Rusty hit it on the head and helped me take care of this one. The truck would start fine at low altitude and not a high. The only difference is the density of the air at over 8000 ft. While starter sp...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No power VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
Hello and thanks for those 7 that replied. The repairs that would fix this vehicle have not been done, the customer has decided to wait a month or so till he can save some money to get it done but I feel without a doubt that it will be fixed when it comes ba... Trouble codes: P0470 (Hard code Exh Circut sensor circt fault), P0476 (Hard code Exh press control valve fault), P1298 (Memory code IDM fault), P1247, P0603 (Memory code Intern Cont Module KAM error).
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start
Well, I tried everything I could think of throughout the day yesterday to get this Exploder to act up, and it never did. Started and ran fine each and every time. My suspicion is that I had two problems: 1. The IAC was stuck closed, and when I first start...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
found head gaskets leaking, customer over heated motor badley so we decided to go with new engine. thanks for all the replys. Just wanted to make sure with our diagnostics. Thanks to all.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNX21F91
I thank everyone that replied to this ford problem but after i got all the very helpful information the customer never came back, so we called him and he decided to take it to the dealer to have it repaired wish i would have known this in the frist place i wou...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM6536Y
Thanks for the replies, as we and all of you suspected, the head needs to be removed for valve inspection. Customer declined repairs at this time, may get it back later we hope. Thanks again to all who replied.
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