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1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1ZVLT20A7S
THIS CAR WAS BROUGHT BY A FRIENDS SHOP. they installed a salvage yard motor. since then it has a good idle. The problem is "no matter how light you push the gas or try to stop in traffic, the idle goes to exactly 2500 rpm for 20-30 seconds then drops down to n...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L nostart VIN: 1FDLF47F5T
Okay to start out with the engine oil has metal in it and coolant ... a lot so the engine is probbably junk do to the metal...I'm looking at getting a long or short block...either way I'd like to diagnose the no start condition so when I repace all the other p...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing VIN: 1FAFP6638W
Hey Ford guys.Hope you can help. Car came in no start.It jumped time cause of broken idler pulley. I brought crank to tdc clockwise, then had to adjust cams a few degrees each. installed new belt and timing pulley kit.cam slots lined up w/ tool.crank at 2nd ma...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
Here goes, this expedition came in for the abs light on, tried scanning for codes but couldn't get communication. After researching found out the vehicle has RABS. couldn't find the the connector (C208) on the passenger side dash or kick panel. I abandoned ret...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34XIX
Hi Ford guys, This is the explorer from hell. I did get the abs problem straightened out with new hub assys. But we have another problem. The motor seems to run fine but we keep tripping the mil light with a p1309 code. The spark plug wires were bad and were ... Trouble codes: 1309 (ignition /misfire code)
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAHP3439Y
This is fixed but I wanted to add it to the database in case it might help someone. Car idled fine, when accelerating it looses power smoothly - feels like a blocked cat or a weak fuel pump. Scan tool shows O2 goes lean, MAF not reading over 2.5v. Got simila...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L smoke VIN: 1FTHX2611G
Unfortunately this vehicle has been put on the back burner due to its limited need. We have another engine in the shop that has worn itself ugly but has recent injectors to swap in "when time allows". Most of the help offered points to the injectors leaking do...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Intake VIN: 2FTEF14N1P
On the advise of K.P. I put four flat washers of the exact same thickness under the corners of the manifold and attempted to measure the gap between the manifold and head. Unfortunately I was doing this in the vehicle and it didn't work as well as I had hoped....
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L oil pressure, coolant temp dash indicators VIN: 1FMEU15HXS
Thank You Everybody for your inputs. Found the connectors on the gauges melted. replaced the wire connectors, and gauges.
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTE14N7TL
Thank you everyone for responding.I cleaned the injectors and mas air flow sensor. I'm waiting for a report from the customer on his fuel mileage. When I know more I will update.
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
Well its fixed. Thanks to all who responded. What had happened was the top timing belt tensioner had come apart. Timing belt had jumped and equal amount on both cam gears. I assume This was the reason that I had good equal compression which I first checked. A... Trouble codes: 1345 (failure of camshaft position sensor).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP653XT
Thanks to all whop replied to our problem.just about all said to check out the wiring harness at the power diatribution box.All of the red B+ wiring insulation was missing for almost an inch in length and was falling off on other places.Customer found a wiring...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9V
A reman pcm fixed this one. Before I replaced it I substituted one out of my wife's car. I'm told that is risky on newer cars; that the VIN and mileage won't match and cause problems. But this worked out, and now everything works. I did get one from an aft...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Injector noise VIN: 1FTNW20P23
Thanks for all the help from everyone on this.The reflash that had been completed to make this function happen. I have made the customer aware of this, which he then checked with the his Ford dealer to confirm this.Thank you IATN and all the great support.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuel Injection VIN: 2FTRF17293
Thanks for the responses. The customer had already been through the key replacement before coming to our shop and it did not resolve her issue. I really do not know if it is the same problem or not because the vehicle was never brought back to us. She has elec...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF46P45
Thanks for all your help guys, turned out to be the FICM...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4x4 disengagement VIN: 1FTRW14W45
I am sorry fellow techs but I have not been able to get this truck back into my shop... The three replys I recieved I'm sure would be very helpful in diagnosing and repairing this condition but without the vehicle I would just be specualting... I will post an ...
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