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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L spedometer VIN: 1ZVLT22BOR
HELP!!! Thanks to all who reply.I'm having a hard time with this probe and it should be easy.No speedometer and odometer.Check vss with Hz and it would start low and climb high the faster you we checked wires for opens or shorts from senser to cluster....
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Truck came in intermittent stall, no start for @ an hour or two, then random stall and repeat above. Initially no codes or symptoms found. Wire harness wiggle test around ICM brought complete no start. Initial testing led to ICM replacement. No change. I'm fin...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L driver side CV axle VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Can you knowledgeable technicians recommend a removal method for the driver side drive axle? Per the Haynes manual (chapter 8, section 8-6) the axle is removed by placing the trans in Park, then use a lever such as a 16" pry bar between the inner CV joint and ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z6W
This car is beating my butt! came in no start. would backfire through intake. When we pulled the spark plugs, we noted that they were fuel soaked. cleaned them and tried starting on carb cleaner with the fuel pump disabled. checked fuel pressure ok, checked co...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR15V2X
Hi: This Ranger came to me because the speedometer does not work and the MIL was on. The customer went to the ZONE for a "FREE" scan. They sold him a VSS because it had a P050, vehicle speed sensor no signal. He went to put it in himself and found no where to ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
This van was towed in to me as what was thought to be a transmission problem. After looking at it I found that the cats were plugged up. The check engine light was on with codes P0172 and P0175 - Both banks rich. I replaced the cats with an aftermarket y-pipe ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73KX4
This vehicle came in with a rough idle. I checked over all of the vaccum lines and connectors. I've swapped out the throttle body, MAF,coil pack, and EGR valve but nothing has helped. The plugs are Autolites and were just replaced 4000 miles ago. All of the pl...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U5V
the car came in for a mil on at speeds 60+. found trouble code p0443. purge control cuirit interminted. i did pull the purge valve and found it had .02 ohms. the spec. was 30-36 ohms. i then replaced the purge valve and the car was fine for two weeks. now it i... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MEFM66L1X
hi guys, thanks in advance for any help you may have,i have a vehicle with no spark. all scans are normal pids. crank rpm and inj pulse are ok. pcm is not firing coils. wiring checks are good and anti-theft times out after 3 seconds. have good crank sensor wav...
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T6Y
i have a code po745,line pressure control solenoid problem.i did the pinpoint test on alldata.,solenoid clicks and i dont havve short to ground or power on that circuit,everything in the cicuit checks good. the trans was replaced due to black fluid and metal. ...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L oil leak VIN: 1MEHM55S82
Need some help from you Ford guys This car is from aused car lot it has oil leak from back of motor looks like possible timing cover gasket I put dye in motor crank sensor has slight leak and was wet before I cleaned to test but it looks like I have oil coming...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FDLF47F1V
well ended up pulling trans out 2nd gear clutches burned again. put in a reman solenoid block and all is well. what happened is it would command a shift and not shift into 2nd. first time around i had codes cam sensor and tp i changed cam sensor and codes neve...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18WOV
Thanks to everyone for your help.little bit late in this fix but after all truck is now running smoth problem was in the other head ,, we dont know why, because the original job was just remove one side due to a spark plug tread damaged but after time we de...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3FTNF21S5Y
Hi and thanks to all who replied. Mike from Cal was right on the money. After replacing the PCM, as 4 of the coil drivers were history, and changing to Motorcraft coils, this big bad V10 was happy. So was the shop that sent it here. Interesting side bar. This ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L62
Ok well this thing is fixed. I did fix the misfire by replacing a coil which looked ugly on the scope. I tried to update with that info but your only allowed one per help request... But any way this thing was still rich with the new coil so i swapped o2 sensor... Trouble codes: P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5).
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine Noise VIN: 1FTPW14565
I have not made the actual repair yet but I am confident that relacing the cam phaser will cure the noise.Thanks to all who replied, your information has helped me greatly. Special thanks to Juan and Ernest who sent copies of service bulletins and links to rep...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L a/c mode actuator VIN: 1FAHP25136
Thanks to all that replied, [...], James and Bob. The cust finally got back in town to drop off the car. The mode door actuator took care of the problem, part #5F9Z-19E616-GA. Located on the left side, more than halfway up the dash, very little room to remove. N...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF31516
I am closing this as not fixed yet because the shop that had me diag it is taking my recommendation (base partly on your replies) and are going to repair it themself. I want to thank the members who replied. Edward/FL suggested to check alternator diodes ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Bank 1 CMP sensor CKT Fault).
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