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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF261XF
Hi Techs, We have a great customer who owns this '85. We installed a new Ford reman engine about a thousand miles ago (it was losing coolant and you could see and smell the antifreeze in the exhaust). The install was straight foward, went together good started...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F9R
Hi all This truck runs fine for approx 40 mins, then starts to misfire at high rpm. This gets worse and the rpm it occurs at gets lower and lower until it will barely idle. This is accompanied by lots of white/blue smoke. Sometimes it won't start either. As ... Trouble codes: P1218 (Cylinder ID circuit stays high), P0344 (Cam position sensor ckt)
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4446S
I'm not a Ford guy! This one runs bad; dead on acceleration, falls on it's face cold. Very slow to rev up. Front O2 sensors look normal; rear O2's act a little fast, like the cat.s are not efficient, but could this be a plugged cat? Do these have factory heade...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Hi fellow techs, I have a problem with the ABS pulsating the pedal just before it comes to a complete stop. It does this forward or reversae. There are no codes and my scan tool doesn't want to communicate with the ABS so I can't read the data stream. I remove...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Steering effort VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Greetings Ford alignment gurus. We've got this Expedition [with EVO, without air suspension] that came into our shop with a bad transfer case which made it impossible to drive. When inspecting it we found 4 of the most worn ball joints I've seen in a long time...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, clock @ radio loose VIN: 1FAFP57U6W
car came in with complaint that when come to stop vehicle will stall, it will start right back up - clock @ radio will loose it memory - it had a p0304 code when it first came, i repaced cam and crank sensers (factory ford parts), i also checked to make shore ... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S5Y
when car wont start it has no injector pulse or spark at plugs if you dont cycle key to off position when it wont start it will continue not to start but when you cycle key to off position and then try to restart the car will start 9 out 10 times, allways has ... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft deterent engine disable), B1600 (ign key transponder not received), 1232 (antenna not connected)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTSF31S1Y
Hi folks-wondering if anyone can shed some light on a front end issue with this f-350 4wd. It is the solid axle front end with u-joints and manual locking hubs. The truck when in 4wd has a pretty pronounced binding issue when the wheel is turned all the way. J...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Door locks. VIN: 1FMNU43S9Y
The door locks seldom work. They may lock the first push, but won't unlock. All motors click, but no action. If I repeatedly push the button, the power seems to decrease. I haven't checked the voltage yet as I repeatedly push the switch. I'll do that tomorrow....
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FDWF37S83
We have a Ford 350 Super duty truck with electronic 4 wheel drive engagment, The problem is while operating in 4 hi it disengages, when operating selector switch it operates fine 2hi to 4hi to 4 lo any suggestions.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hi guys i have this 2003 expedeition with a track lite on abs light is off scann abs comes up with a ui900 can comm bus fault can find no flow chart for this code can some one help thank you
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTNF20L13
Hello, I have this strange problem with fuse #45 , blowing out intermittenly, it last about 3 days and 60 miles since the last fuse blow , 10amps, the alternator was replace base on no charging, but the actual problem is the 10 amps fuse, it provides power to ...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18555
I have worked on this truck before about 6 months ago it came in with cyl.5 inj. stuck open so i replaced it and the plug. Now it came back again with a miss on 5 but only under a load on a hill with the pedal to the floor then right before it shifts into driv...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U15
We tested fuel pressure at the line that goes into rail show only 28psi when running.Tested pressure at the pump output before the filter 55psi and have a same reading after the filter.Disconnect the line that goes to rail pump output 55psi key on engine off.T... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15TXH
Wow!! I could of swore I already posted a fix on this one.Ok here it goes. We ended up pulling engine to get the oilpan off.Once that was out we installed a new clutch and some freeze plugs. Like i said in my update once the front cover was removed and we coul...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32P6V
FINALLY got car back and it now stays dead long enough to do some solid testing. found lost signal from module to coil pack. since module is part of computor on this car, i performed all the correct wiring checks then replaced the computor. this was a week ago... Trouble codes: P0320.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L head gaskets VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
Based on the replies I recieved, It seems possible to remove the heads while the engine is in the car. I may attempt to remove the heads when the weather warms-up. I will keep everyone posted on my progress.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V9X
Thank you to everyone that replied to this request. It ended up being mechanical. I did a compression check and had no compression on number five. Leak down had air coming out of 4 and 6 as well as radiator. Once I got the heads removed I could see that th... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire bank five), P0304 (misfire bank four), P0306 (misfire bank six).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, lean codes 171,174 VIN: 2FTZX17241
Had to have emergency knee surgery and haven't been able to fix yet but judging by by my replies and fuel trims I think it is gonna be upper intake gaskets, can't wait to fix it. I want to thank everyone for their help...Thanks Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two).
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out
thank you for the input .. the problem didnt happen that often so the customer is going to see if it gets worse and bring it back to me .ps this truck doesnt have front hubs for the 4wheel drive and the bucking happend in both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive ??
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idm codes VIN: 1FDAF56F41
well due to time being a fleet truck we tried another Idm from ford and still same problem others mentioned that the harness or valve cover gaskets could be the cause i had checked all by ohms testing and visual was all good do not believe that is a problem in... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L motor VIN: 1FMDU73E02
thanks to all the replys, water was in cyl and bent rod. piston was hitting crank. thanks again
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L auxiliary coolant pump VIN: 1LNHM87AO1
Well I guess I got lucky too. Thanks all for the responses. ford was absolutely no help on this one. I promise you the documentation is wrong, it actually contradicts itself in 2 different steps on checking for power and grounds. I took a shot like you did ...
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