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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Customer complains of an intermittent no start, maybe once every three days we found a b1352 code { key in fault],Mitchel has no info on that code.performed arm disarm on ATCM for pinpoint test [starter wont crank] and started every time.Ohm tested ignition ke...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
the truck came in for a stumble and rough idle put the snap on brick scanner on it and came up with p0303 cylinder #3 misfire detected. as you can see i've done alot of testing and still have not found my problem. i've tested the ignition system and replaced a... Trouble codes: P0303
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Automatic Ride Control VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
Need some help guys!!! Customer complaint of rear suspension sagging (almost touching frame). Found air ride compressor faulty. (Compressor motor reciving power, motor being activated, but motor not running) Battery died over weekend waiting for parts. Replace...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L axle VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
The last two time this axle was resealed the bolts were new from the factory as well as the gasket was new. The wheel bearings have been checked and adjusted. The axle itself has been measured for runout. Each time the threads are cleaned and new loc-tite is u...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L hard cold start VIN: 1FDNF20F8X
found 7 out 8 glow plugs bad, replaced all 8, and checked cross over solenoid which is working, but with out it pluged in still having a hard time starting, even when the weather was almost 40 dagrees today any help would be great.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks to all who replay.I have a 99 Ford Explorer 4.0L.Came in with po171 and po174 both banks lean.Smoke tested sys.Lower intake gasket was leaking.Replaced lower intake gasket and upper gasket.Road test truck after drive cly.both codes came back.po171 set f... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (sys lean bank 2)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21S2X
I'm working on a Ford truck V10. It runs good cold and then dies or trys to die when going into closed loop operation. It will not restart until the key is cycled. The truck will still die (or try to) even if I hold it at 3k RPM. All the sensors look to be ope...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW20F8Y
I hope ya'll are ready for a book. The truck is running rough(missing on a couple of cylinders). The following 2 codes were set; P0470 Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction and P1316 Ignition Diagnostic Monitor Control Codes Detected. After reading ...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA534X2
hello techs and thanks in advance; this windstar came in with code 171 and 174 lean bank 1 bank 2,engine ran slightly rough, replaced intake seals top and bottom on plastic upper plenumn cleaned throttle and reset, 2 weeks later customer returned said runs muc... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W83
need ford guys help here! have truck that has p0175 fuel trim rich bk.2 code. fuel pressure is in spec.mass air flow etc all in spec.bk 1 fuel trim oposes bk 2. bk 1 is 18 lean bk2 is 18 rich.why no bk1 lean code?tried swapping o2 sensors, same results. exhaus... Trouble codes: P0175 (fuel trim rich bk.2)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L accessories VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Hello ford techs, I have a wierd one for you. the 50amp fuse in the underhood fuse box will blow sometimes, it's labeled 112 in my manual . sometimes the deputy will be driving the vehicle and all the accessories will stop working. I have checked for shorts th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P84
This one has lack of power on startup, no throttle response until rpm picks up over 500, then runs normal until next startup. No codes or other faults found. You can literally stand on the throttle with no change in rpm for the first 10 seconds or so. This is ...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L power window VIN: 1ZVFT80N85
both windows roll down once the key is turned to the off position and the door is opened. customer just came back to their car and both front widows were down. i have tried the ford tsb 06-22-18 window re-initialization several times. every thing seems to work...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L ball joints VIN: 1FTSF21PO6
Hi all and thanks for looking at my help req. what i need is info. need torque specs for upper and lower ball joint nuts on this 06 f250 4x4. any help would be great. nearby forf dlr says only have specs for lower @ 69 ft lbs, and that seems low for lowers
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L auxiliary coolant pump VIN: 1LNHM87AO1
Thanks in advance for your help. I have followed the test procedures from the Ford Factory Manual and they seem to contradict each other. Problem is "No heat at idle". Test "I" in the service manual sends me though a series of steps to check for power and grou...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Hesitation VIN: FO7C202252
Hi group, this one can be considered closed. The carburetor is undergoing a full rebuild with the recommended higher float setting, replacement power valve, and new accelerator pump diaphragm and spring. Once rebuilt and resealed, then I can calibrate the base...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L oil in coolant VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. The fix on this one was indeed lower intake gaskets. They were pretty distorted and leaking when we disassembled. We installed new gaskets and flushed the cooling system. So far, so good. Thanks, Ron
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMZU73E4Y
Thanks to all who replied it was what i thought it was, but a 2nd opion is always good. It was the lower intake gaskets and thanks to john from new jersey i did use that kit which came with the timing chain tensioner for the left head. Again thanks from all wh...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L calipers VIN: 1FTNX21FSY
'00 F-250 SD 4X4 (sorry I omitted that) 7.3 psd We have this one solved and you will not beleive it! This truck originally came in with the LF pads to the backing. The complaint was a grinding noise and a pull to the left when braking. Duh, you do the front...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L converter code VIN: 1FMYU03152
Thank you all that replied. You really shed some light on this subject. It was mentioned that since the customer had just taken a 5 hour trip that the fluid probably got to it's thinest and hotest point and caused the od light to flash. Since she has been dr...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU73K44
Thanks to all who have replied. I can't explain the P0001 code, but it came up several times. I think there is an issue with my scanner. Anyway, I put a brake pressure differential switch after finding a C1440 code in it, and testing the sensor. It was open at...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
Thanks to brain,leo,maycor,scott& special thanks to christopher who hit it on the head.The exhaust cam was off one tooth.I was able to get the cam to move just like he said with out tearing the motor all the way down.THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!! william Trouble codes: P0304.
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