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1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Drive train VIN: 1FMCU14T0H
This vehicle has a vibration that starts around 55mph and continues through 85mph, it doesnt completely go away, it just decreases considerably, almost unnoticable. Vibration is'nt affected by RPM or what gear the tranny is in and vibration DOESNT get faster w...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A2L
hello-i have this pos box in my shop-the front dis module does not produce any spark-we tried another module-still does not produce any spark-has code 48 which im sure is related to the ignition system-has anyone seen this before or can anyone lead me to any w...
1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FACP5349M
I have this ford that does not heat and sets a code for the Temp blend door motor.I came from a chevy dealer is there an easy way to get to this? any help would be great
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L heater
I have been working on this truck for 3 years with this problem. he has just got another truck so now I can have it for some time. Have replaced the thermostat three times new fan clutch, cooling system clean. start the truck and let run temp only warms to 150...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP5744R
Car was towed in, crank but no start. Mil light on, scanner will not communicate, radiator fan and fuel pump run KOEO. Spark ok, no injector pulse. Injectors have power but ecm is not grounding injectors. ECM number is F44F-12A650-EB. Took covers off ecm, no d...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Unit works perfect for 2 weeks then customer come's back. Engine opp temp stay' normal but no heat from unit. Temp controls are opertating fine
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs sensors VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
We have what appears to be a common problem with fords. If you are pulling in to a parking space slowly, with the wheels turned you here a slight activation of the abs. No mil lights with this. We saw mention on the data base of being able to remove the sensor...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04B81
Car came to us from a muffler shop. They sold him some exhaust work then told him they could not do New York State Inspection (Low enhanced emmissions, upstate) because the MIL is on. Our shop performed diagnosis for P0443 ( solenoid test-good; circuit integri... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge valve circuit malfunction)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overhead Trip Computer VIN: 1FTNW20F62
This truck is giving me hives! We replace the Overhead Trip Computer (overhead console) due to a display that would fade in and out. Mitchell says unit must be calibrated for fuel tank size, sent to dealer for same, dealer tech says it won't take calibration d...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Injector noise VIN: 1FTNW20P23
2003 ford [...] 6.0L diesel, the complaint by customer is after engine shut down-key turned off and normal operating temperatures there is a buzzing,clicking noise in the engine compartment 30-45 seconds.We have searched and determined the noise is com...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lack of power VIN: 1FTWX32P43
The truck slightly long cranks on start up, idles fine, but upon accel it has no power, will not go above 45 mph. i have replaced the fuel pump and filters, preformed a oil change, removed and cleaned the EGR valve and passages, all to no avail. We are not wel... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp pressure too low)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FCWE35S24
has anybody come across something similar to what is happening to me? any help would greatly be appreciated. it's friday and i will get back on it on monday.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Battery VIN: IFTNF21585
Battery keeps going dead on this (plumbers fleet) work truck; basic model... no power windows/seat, plain am/fm radio, etc. Customer may have crossed jumper cables trying to jump start; no one knows. Recharged battery: tests fine now. Tested for key-off batt...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W8S
this car came to me from another shop has check engine light on with code 1395 has no driveability complaints the other shop tryed 3 different icms I hooked up lab scope to spout circuit and monitored that circuit while driving and while code set saw no loss o... Trouble codes: 1395 (spark output cicuit)
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V9T
I do not have a NGS scanner needed to acsess ride codes.Vehicle came in with the front end on the ground.I checked over system and compressor and air bag valves all worked just fine.I found the front air bags and drier leaking.Replaced front strut air bags and...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, rattle noise VIN: 1MEFM653XY
Vehicle has a heistation, poor run quality, a noise or rattle that comes from rear in the intake manifold, does not sound like in bell housing like its the flexplate. Also has poor acceleration and is getting progressively worse. Trouble codes: P0340

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Sorry folks I didn't get back sooner, the customer is pretty good mechanic himself and took vehicle to try some other things. The guy is obsessed with Mustangs and has a ton more parts and cars at home. Come to find out this ecm came out of another car that ha...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FDPR72PXL
thanks to all, the fix was replacing with a long block.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1LAFP62W8V
As mentioned in the original help request, the battery terminals seemed loose upon arival of the vehicle. When the terminals were tightened, blue sparks occured. It's likely that this caused damage to the PCM. A new PCM was found to solve this problem. I won...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L long cranking VIN: 1FMZU3ZP2Y
I disconnected & blocked the the supply line @ the quick connector near the left shock, then pressurized the system using the pressure test port. The pressure, 45 psi, held steady. That verified that the injectors & the entire return side of the system were g...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FT2RD3Y8B
well i talked my buddy in to just getting a long block from ford, he relized that he did not have the computer or the harness for the v-10 and cost would have been outrageous to do this project. so we should have the long block in this weekend. thanks for the ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422L
Thanks for the help friends. Those who suggested the intake manifold gaskets were close. I got too fixated on the PCM resetting it self. I decided to break out the smoke for another look. I found the PVC hose assembly leaking vacuum under the intake manifold. ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L TFT sensor VIN: 1FMYU04172
I recieved nothing that really helped decide 100% whether to replace the Solenoid body or go for the computer. I told the owner of the vehicle that it might take both components, I just could not be sure. The owner is a used car lot, I am sure he purchased s...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU96H36
Thanks to all who replied. everyone was correct in that you need to turn (loosen) the bolt what seems to be forever until it finally loosens enough to remove the wheel. Once removed, nothing was broken or worn, and we were able to just tighten the bolt. Takes ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU72K12
The replies hit the problem on the head, after replaceing the convertor and electronic pacage the truck was perfect 100% lock up no codes. Thankyou...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Brake Light VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
I pulled the bulbs, they looked good. It was the top bulb intermittinly working. I used some dielectric grease and now for 2 days, all is good.
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