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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L smoke VIN: 1FTHX2611G
This truck is driving me nuts. It smokes white after an overnight sit. It is not used very often so the fuel may be a bit old. If the truck sits for a week it will not smoke at all on a cold start. If it sits overnight it will smoke so bad ya want to just shut...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTE14N7TL
I hate ones like this but I thought I would post it anyway. The customers complaint is that his fuel mileage has dropped from 17 mpg to 10 mpg. You alway wonder what their not telling you. The customer has changed spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor,fuel filter, ai...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L hydro booster VIN: 1FALP45X7T
we replaced the brake master clyinder and replaced the rack n pinon blead the brake system and got fresh clean brake fluid to all 4 wheels. Blead the power steering system at the hydro booster. the problem is that the front brakes lock up after 10 to 20 minute...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E0W
Guys I need some help here. We keep getting codes 420 and 430 even after we have replaced all the cats twice. we couldnt find any program updates for this vehicle per mitchell. Outside of a reprogram I really dont know what else we can do. Any help would be ap... Trouble codes: 420 (innef. cat converter), 430 (innef. cat converter)
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L high beams VIN: 1FAFP5222Y
car came in for state insp. failed for no high beams checked bulbs,fuses and for power at headlights. low beams work; no flash to pass or high beams though. this car does not have drl even doubled checked in fender well we can hear relay work when key is in ru...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Hi guys, this thing got us stuck. Upon arrival complaint was shift problems. Fluid was low and very dirty. Installed new filter and flushed tranny - had low line pressure. No improvement, car would rev between 2-3 shift and sets a P0733 code with O/D light fla...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L hydraulics VIN: 1FTZR15E94
This vehicle was brought to us on the hookwith a hydrulic clutch failure. We found hydraulic fluid coming from bellhousing and removed trans to find leaking slave cylinder. We replaced the slave and clutch with brand new sachs components and had the fylwheel s...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14525
vehicle makes a clunk intermitantly on a 1-2 shift and when it does a 3-2 shift it also has a lazy 1-2 shift the problem is intermitant and the dealer has replaced the driveshaft more than likely per tsb# 04-26-06 or 05-26-11
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Engine VIN: 1MELM6535V
we reaplaced the head on a 2.0 zetech because of bent valves and warped head, set up timing (marks on crank pulley did not line up with tdc) 1st on tdc and cams with alignment tool. After completion car would not start cranks but no start we were able to get o...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L no start VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
Hello, this vehicle was bought to sell. It was sitting for some time and the owner couldnt get it started. After some testing on it I found that it is getting spark as well as fuel pressure to the rail. The conditions might seem like a security system problem ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
The problem was a bent rod. thanks to all who helped out. Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire on cyl 1).
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L turn signal VIN: 1FALP57U2T
Let me express my gratitude to all that took their time to respond to my help request, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I did get the schematic that I requested and used it to diagnose the exact cause of the problem, and as many of you suggested; it was in the turn signal...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L powertrain VIN: 3FASPAS5J9
Well nothing has helped. We neautralized the motor mounts, put 3 new axles in the car, one new one we thought was binding and a hub bearing, at the customer's request. We checked the harmonic balancer and key way. The balancer was put on about a year ago. ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Power locks VIN: 1FDRE1461W
Thanks for the replies, and soooo fast too!! I accually found the switch in the right rear door, laying in 90,000 odd miles of corrosion. I found the switch in the lock poss. and after a few good lock and unlocks the system operated as intended. I removed th...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Many thanks to all who replied. Most of the replies pointed to the glow plug system, a few had to do with leaking injectors or o-rings, or with a problem in the high pressure oil system. We thoroughly tested the glow plug system and found several that were fau...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMZA5046B
Thank you all for your responses. When I pulled off the outlet hose from the core coolant seemed to run out pretty good. I went ahead and pulled off the other hose as well and proceeded to back flush the core for a bit. Then pulled the thermostat and replaced ...
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