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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L die when hot VIN: 1FTDR15X4V
Hello , they brought in this ranger saying it will ocasionly die going down the road when hot(engine and air temp). restarts after several minutes and runs fine again. everything scans good and looks normal, can't seem to duplicate. IF it had a seperate module...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Defroster door vacuum control VIN: 1FAFP53S9X
Vacuum control will not hold vacuum to close door and then direct air flow to vents. Used vacuum pump to apply to yellow line to vacuum motor/actuator. Can this vacuum (motor/actuator)control be replaced without removing the instrument panel to gain access? Th...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
This vehicle belongs to my neighbor, it is tripping a lien fault for both banks. She is also stating that it is surging. I am great with VWs, but dont see too many fords in our shop. We are looking for what is common on this to cause a lien fault. No noticeabl...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
I have had this happen twice to this same type 2000 taurus. One is my dad and Im asking him to live with it the other is a customer. I have just done a motorcraft fuel pump and have a fuel gauge that goes empty and puts the fuel low light on very intermitantly...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W31
During FIRST mile of test drive, EGR vac is coming on and EGR is operating normally. SECOND mile of test drive, EGR vac suddenly drops to zero and continues not to work for the rest of test drive. Return to shop, turn key off, restart engine, and repeat test d... Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd module VIN: 1FTZR45E12
no communication with the four-wheel drive (4wd) control module with the scan tool. after following all the tests in the diagnostic tree the result says to refer to module controls network. what should i check next?
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L noise VIN: 1FTYR10D72
We have this [...] that has a heavy rattling noise in the rear engine area. With ac on at idle in gear or when trans is shifted between drive and reverse and back. Sounds like a cat bed rattling but have tryed hitting exhast with no luck. Noise is most pronounc...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FMPU1616L
hello everyone, customer states that engine will rev up by itself with foot on brake , a/c on at stop light, and they say radio volume increases by itself when this happens, I can't get it to do it, no codes, runs perfect otherwise, they are also compaining ab...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: EFAFP37313
Hey guys can you tell me if you have to pull the tank in order to change the fuel pump. nodatta has nothing on this subject and MOD says to pull the tank. I would look for an access hole inside the trunk area but theres boom box gear there i dont want to mess ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L radio VIN: 1FALP45T9R
I have not total fixed this car but after inspecting all wires under the rear seat and letting it dry out for a few days the problem has become very intermitant. According to the customer when the buzzing starts to happen turning off and on the radio solves it...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L O2 moniter won't set VIN: 1FMDA11U7T
First I'd like to thank all that replied.All had useful info. Saad from Texas suggested go into OBD II & check for pending codes,there were none.Make sure eng. temp. is correct it is.Check for shorted O2 heater circuit.We did not find any shorted heater circui...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Hi again and thanks to those that responded. I guess I didnt explain myself correctly on my post. The code was fix and test drive found all sensors to read correctly. My issue was after I clean and adjusted the sensor and after I road tested I than but the van...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
well gentleman thanx for all yalls help, but you can chalk this one up for the iatn boneheads archives my tech who changed the calipers and put them on the wrong sides (this puts the bleeder valves at the bottom of the caliper) after i started looking closer a...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
Well, it's fixed. We got a tester and checked compression on the engine, worried about the intake tube that had been off for awhile in dirty conditions (Landscaper). The readings on bank 2, cylinders 5-8, were 310, 450, 325, 320. What?? Must have 3 low cylinde...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10TB5
i really appriciate the help and yes it still had 5v reference and sensor was unplugged just incase. well i got a ecu from a local junk yard for 100.00 and it fired right up. thanks to all who replied.
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: 1FMFU18L91
sorry it took so long had to convince father in law to replace iac and noise did go away had to justify the price of the new part
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L driver window VIN: 1FTYR14V73
Thanks for yalls help, it was the master switch on drivers door. Thanks again...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuses VIN: 12WFT61L6Y
I traced the wire coming out of the ignition switch to the radio checking for any signs of grounding out somewhere under the dash and didn't find any other explanation for this problem besides the radio.I could never duplicate the problem with the radio out.Th...
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