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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L dual tanks VIN: 3FELF47G3V
hello, this thing when you are running on the front tank it will fill the rear tank over full and leak out of the rear tank, do not see a switch over valve on the frame rail anywhere, when switching from front tank to rear tank you can hear the rear pump runni...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1LAFP62W8V
This 97 T-Bird has been in storage most of the time since ninety-seven. The customer called our shop and said he wanted to bring the car in for an oil change but the car would not start. The vehicle was towed to us, and very briefly my co-worker had a look a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L8W
vehicle came in with missfire complaint. no codes and no check engine light. missfire at idle and light throtttle. get into it hard and missfire goes away. it is if the computer is turning off fuel or ignition and thinks every thing is ok. data from three diff...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22X7X
well i have another ford here eating my lunch. i can clear code 1152 and it keeps coming back as soon as the engine reaches operating temp.i have smoked tested the engine looking for vacum leaks and did not find any.thought maybe intake gaskets but can not see... Trouble codes: 1152
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
The customer had this SUV towed in. Their story is that they were on the interstate and pulled into a service area for gas. As they were decelerating the wife noticed a shimmy in the car. They pulled upto the gas pump, shut off the car and re-fuled. Upon resta...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L pinion VIN: 1FAFP4446Y
We serviced the diff on this mustang and customer returned the next day with a noise in rear end. Sound like running water(woooosh)30kph to 100kph. We ran it in the air and the noise is most noticable on the pinion end but also very loud on the cover. both axl...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dpfe melted VIN: 1FAFP582XY
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2000 Taurus in for the CEL on and it has a code P1401 stored for a DPFE EGR sensor circuit high signal detected. I found the DPFE sensor all melted. It appears that hot exhaust gas from the tubes ...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P61
This escort came in with a check eng lite on , and a code p0340. Looked it up on alldata and did the flow chart test and everything pointed to the pcm. We replaced the PCM and still the same . So we checked the timing belt alignment, and its fine, and the cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 1FTRW07W1K
Speedometer reads about 5-7mph under actual speed according to radar. We checked it on a roadside radar and then I went by the radar with two of my personal cars and my cars were right on. The trucks speedometer and PCM vehicle speed read the same. I can't fin...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, int. backfires VIN: 1FTRE14202
Customer complaint, intermittent stumble on grades. Symptom very present, will backfire on grades, acts like lean misfire. Tried disconnecting the egr, and the MAF, with no change in symptom. Air temp and Engine temp is syncronized at cold start up, appears to...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF46P45
Aformentioned repaires done 2 weeks ago, vehicle ran correctly. now vehicle will start up easily run for between 2-3 minutes then cut out- will restart if you cycle ignition again. after each restart vehicle runs for a shorted period each time, until it will o...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cyl head VIN: 1FDNE31MO4
does any one have any recomendations as to what insert or helicoil to use for a spark plug that has blowen out of the hole. I am looking to use possibly a "timesert" brand. Has any one used these and are they any good as this vehical is driven over 3000 miles ...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZRU5E54
towed back in 3 days later for no start same condition as above, no power at inertia switch went to relay box underhood unplugged f/pump relay checked my powers its good plugged relay back in and it started, at this point ive repaired nothing and it is running...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Eating Brakes VIN: 1FDSE35L96
Front pad down to 30% on right front.Left front down to metal @39,400. Due to lack of service info sent to Ford dealer for opinion on brakes wearing out fast.They were leaning on proportioning valve untill found a white substance floating inside of master cyl....

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
YES!!! It is fixed. I got a lot of replies that I am greatfull for, and would like to thank everyone who replied. The replies gave me hope and the will to keep tring to fix this nightmare. I check and tested every different reply. After everything failed to fi...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTEX15H3S
We ordered another ECM from one of the rebuild companines and installed it. Problem still the same... Chance of having 3 bad computers are obviously crazy. We rechecked everything we could in the electrical harness and had to throw our hands up and give som...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L no forward or reverse VIN: 1FTFX26F1K
Thanks for all the replies, everyone who was saying it sounds like a problem in the overdrive planetery set were close, including myself. I found the splines were stripped in the forward clutch drum which is splinned with the overdrive planetery set. It was ha...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 2nd gear VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Sorry guys I have had this thing on the back burner. I ended up replacing the One way clutch the int lined and steel plates. I took a straight edge and checked the case for warpage. It had none. I torqued the support bolts to 120 in lbs and the VB to 100 in l...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FMZA55442
sorry to say but the customer has not yet returned the van after the pcm update. he is a regular customer however and will be back for sure and im sure i will have some more time to work on this van, for now though i have to close this request but i have the e...
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