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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L l/f wheel
Good day everyone. I have a 1993 Ford Explorer with automatic locking hubs and automatic transmission. The problem I am having is what I would best described as the feeling of the left front wheel hitting a pothole. This occurs only in four-wheel-drive on pave...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L calipers VIN: 1FTNX21FSY
We're having a problem with this vehicle pulling to the left when braking. This truck originally came to the shop with the LF brake worn metal-to-metal (the RF side still had quite a bit of pad). We replaced the pads, rotors, and calipers at the time, and also...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F41
This vehicle originally came in 2 Weeks ago complaint check engine light on, overdrive light flashing, No power and hard starting, I found codes P1316 Injector Circuit/ IDM Codes Detected, P1747 EPC Solenoid Short P1760 EPC Solenoid Intermittent Short. Perform...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1067512UT5
interment install at idal with frecuent near stall outs at idal feels like eninsion loss like intermeten crank sencer other wise idals also exceptabale but feels as if slite egr leak or air fuel problems. vacum gage steady no codes. sypotoms worst with coolen ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L press regulator sol VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
customer stated that trans would not up shift or at very high rpm,recorded codes and test drove fine,1,2,3,4,5, all shifted great untill i stoped an turned around,reverse was no engaugement untill throttle depresed than no foreword until rpm up high,than high ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Checked o2 heater resistance on both sensors and was in spec range, although at the low end 3.5 ohms. No shorts or opens found in circuits or sensors. Tried replacing both pre-cat sensors and codes returned after short test drive. I did install aftermarket sen... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater), P0155 (o2 heater)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K74
hey any help would be grateful keeps blowing fuel pump relay fuse disconected fuel pump and turn key on and blowes fuse unplug module in rear of truck and dont blow replaced driver module no fix was in frt.end collision but dont see any problems help!!!
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start
Need some help from all of you ford guys out there i can not find the fuel pump relay on this truck the local ford dealer says its just under the raido next to the flasher relay all i find there is the flasher relay any one else seen this before any help would...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35LX6
vehicle came in w/ rough idle/missfire and engine light. checked codes found 12 for injector and coil circuit faults, but of course no missfire. cleared codes, drove vehicle. missfire monitor ran and passed in continuous memory and mode$06. vehicle still misse... Trouble codes: P201/, P351P
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
the car runs rich bank #1,ltft -25 stft -13 bank #1 ltft+13 stft+5 bank #2.we removed the sparkplugs out of bank #1 all were black the plugs bank #2 look fine.the car misfires at ilde on #4 cylinder but when you drive it down the road it will fly and feels lik... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM81W11
Thank you in advance for any help. We have this 01 Lincoln that has a problem with the brakes. They work fine but just as you come to a stop the ABS feels like it is engaging. The vehicle stops normal except at the very last instant as the car is stopping, the...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1MELM53SXT
This is a AX4N Trans. Customer states that at part throttle the trans will not upshift into 2nd gear sometimes. If he drives full throttle it will always up shift. I test drove graphing the rpm, turbin and output speed and all look good. I could not duplicate ...

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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L long crank VIN: 1FTEF25N1H
Tested and replaced the ECT sensor.It was reading about 15 degrees warmer than it actually was.The truck now starts in about 10 seconds of crank time.Still a little too much but everything I did made it a little better.'still suspect it has carbon on the valv...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FTHE24HXT
I appreciate all the help I received for this van. I apologize for not closing it sooner as this was my first post and didnt realize I needed to close it out. The one thing that we didnt do was replace the distributor magnetic pickup. Simply because the cus...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L vibration VIN: 1FALP6243V
Most everyone was right bad balancer. I thank everyone for the help and enjoy helping others when I can. This is a great site. A few replys were way off due to this motor not having the component that people speak of, fan clutch, balancing shaft, ect. But all ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
Thanks to everone. Costumer finally told me that the pump ran low for the last two weeks. The o ring around the pump was leaking. We replaced the pump, and purged the system. Car was picked up. So far so good. Thanks again Len.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4047X
i will be finishing this one up tomorrow morning by replacing the fuel pump. the actual problem is that the FP RTN wire inside the tank rubbed through the insulation and was grounding to the inside of the upper gas tank. moving the tank would move the wire e...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNXZ1L3Y
It was in fact the bad ignition coil from the misfire that was also causing the VSS codes and the engine to shut down. It kind of reminds me of the old GM 3.3's that wouldn't start because of one bad spark plug wire. I removed all the coils from the vehicle an... Trouble codes: P0722 (output speed sensor no signal), P0720 (output speed sensor fault), P0306 (misfire 6).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Sounds like a common problem ,traced the problem to leaking upper intake gaskets. Checked fuel trim while spraying carb clean around gasket area and watched the fuel trim drop. Replaced the o-ring gaskets as per service bulletin with new bolts and all is good.... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNX20F1Y
Thanks to all that replied, especially Mike in California. We did find the pipe that connects passenger side exhaust manifold to exhaust sensor plugged and cracked with holes, replaced. Truck started but ran poorly. Stalled 20 feet outside of building and woul... Trouble codes: P0471 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit performance), P0720 (output speed sensor circuit malfunction), P1248 (tubo boost pressure not detected).
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks,door ajar lamp. VIN: 1FMLU62E82
door locks fixed!!!Thanks to all who replied.Went back over previous checks for wires broken in door jamb(dr.side)tugged on common black ground to switches in door panel,felt it give a little,guess it was hanginging by a thread,pulled it completely out and rep...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.2L no 1st gear VIN: 2FTRF172X4
This one is fixed. A few good tips. Great tip on the wire harness that runs down very near the EGR pipe. Thought I was onto something here because the fiberglass insulation was gone right where the harness would have touched it. There was only about an inch cl...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U05
THANKS GUYS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, ALL WERE APPRECIATED AND EVERYTHING WAS CHECKED AND ANALYZED RELATED TO THE REPLIES. I HAD ALREADY CHECKED ALL AROUND FOR VACUUM LEAKS, COMPRESSION- SEVERAL TIMES HOT AND COLD AND WHILE ENGINE WAS IN ITS "WORST" STAGES, LOOKED ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0316 (misfire detected first 1000 rpms), P0068 (maf/map throttle position correlations).
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