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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, LEAK VIN: 1FTCR14U5M
this truck came in with a fuel smell and bad fuel economy, upon inspection we found #2 injectior leaking , externally. we pulled the fuel rail and installed all new o-rings , greased them and reinstalled the rail. now it leaks worse, we tore the system off the...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Hi techs,this vehicle has a strange problem at cold start.And sometimes warm.What it does is this.When it is cold,it starts fine,and most of the time when you put it into gear,the idles surges up and down and will die,it may start right back up and it might no... Trouble codes: 122 (throttle position sensor circuit low), 114 (intake air sensor)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Clutch pedal VIN: 2FTHF26H8S
We just replaced a clutch in this vehicle and the clutch pedal releases just off of the floor. It was like this when they brought it in also so it is not a new problem. We had the flywheel turned and put a Ford clutch set in it. They removed .004 from the flyw...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Pinging VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
This engine was disassembled for a serious blow by problem. Compression range from 100 psi to 170 psi. The top rings in five cylinders were broken and four pistons had broken ring lands. No cylinder wall damage occurred. In looking for root cause of this pro...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Poor acceleration VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Vehicle has fuel trims and LT. -25%, ST. -18% at idle and while driving. Accelerates poor when wot because it goes to open loop. Disconnected Evap, PCV, no change. Dpfe works fine. Induce vacuum leak, o2's go lean and fuel trims start to climb. Runs good with ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W7W
Started with pulling codes for the evap problem. Corrected with EGR, DPT switches and cleanning out the throttle body and EGR passage.Did a Major tune up, Plugs Wires Air Fuel Filters. Replaced PCV Valve and the vaccume lines. After all this the light came bac... Trouble codes: 171 (lean condition bank 1 2), 174 (testing and results)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front auto hubs engagement/disengagement VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Hi all Ford Truck Tecs, This Ford 1 ton complaint was front hubs would click on occation and not lock front end up. Drive shaft would turn but not lock up wheels. Lifted on hoist and engaged front end. No hub engagement. Hook up vacuum pump and pull 5-!0"vacuu...
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU74E31
I verifed the customers complaint and the code is stored but I am unable to duplicate the symptom, spark is good, fuel pressure and volume is good. Mode 6 did show a misfire on only cylinder 6 but after I cleared the codes it wouldn't return. Bank 2 fuel trims... Trouble codes: P0306
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Locks VIN: 1FAFP53U22
All power door locks work 1 time than loose power, They all try to work,Keyfob sends signal ok. Have checked fuses and replaced Gem module. Wire diagram shows a lock and unlock relay but I cant find them, I think they are part of the Gem module The trunk actua...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K83
hay guyes its bi a long time so bear with me i got this ford when you shut off the truck it makes a farting sound iwhen you put your hand on the intake manifold you can feel the noise any help would be appericated
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L none VIN: 1FG2366L53
no check engine light. no driveability problems. it has a ticking noise in rear of truck.comes in when tou hit a bump.then it will tick until get under 5 mph.this will repeat its self time after time. i unpluged, vent control solenoid,transfer case motor,remov...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR45EX4
Mil NOT ON, however P0122 code exists. Idle suffers and sometimes stalls. From the data I have obtained voltage should be around .5 at closed throttle and 5 volts at WOT. I loosened the tp sensor mounting bolts to obtain an adjustment from it's position to bri... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor Low Input)
2005 Ford E-150 Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11L85
AIR VOLUME FROM VENTS DROPS INTERMITTENLY.Blows good most of time, then not very hard at other times. Removed blower motor. Found no onstructions.Can not feel air leaking from box but blower sounds normal. When this occurs, the volume is not good out of defros...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM87A32
Well, Im a chrysler tech. and my friend has this lincoln. Says it would hesitate while driving and usually have long crank time in mornings.Has the 3.9 v8. Now it intermitently wont start. Has code for fuel pump circuit malfunction #2 or #1? He had a new fuel ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L drive belt tensioner VIN: 1FALP54PXP
the customer actually found a functioning, used tensioner in Boston. i received a few links from you guys to sites that have hard to find parts, and although none of them were able to help me they might be useful to you: ...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049S
OK, I ignored the misfire data and went after the vibration. Found harmonic balancer had missing rubber. Replaced harmonic balancer and vibration was gone. MAC MENTOR 3.0 was still reading irratic misfire data but i could not feel it now. shipped the car as th...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear temp control VIN: 2FMZA5148X
I recieved three replies on this and they were all plausible solutions but Daves reply was correct. turns out the feedback circuitry in the blend actutor was intermittant so the REM would default to full hot. What sent me up the wrong tree was the fact that I ...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Mechanical
i got 3 thoughtful replies on this one, and was able to find some more info in the archives. there is a .060 oil feed orifice in the rear cam saddle on the head that can become restricted.one reply suggested switching to 5w20 oil . when i gave the customer an ...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXE45S16
After re checking vehicle, found a hairline crack in the hard PCV hose just at the connector close to throttle body. replaced the line and cleared codes. This solved the idle/stalling issue. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System Fault).
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Left Bank Cylinder Head VIN: 1MEFM55S72
Well sorry for the delay but the customer needed the vehicle and it took a little while to get him back in. The replies i got for this problem all said the same thing. Try draining a few quarts of oil and replace with tranny fluid. Run anywhere from 15 to 30 m...
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