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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1FACP52U8L
have this taurus in shop with the freeze plug on the fire wall side middle of engine leaking. does anyone have any suggestions on how to change it with out sepperating the engine from the transmission?? there just doesn't seem to be any room to work on it.
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDLF47M7R
Hello all, This is the 2nd time this truck has been back with this issue. First time we could not verify. It will start and idle forever but if you drive down the street it shuts off like someone shut off the key. We have verified fuel in and out of the filte...
1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA31U8R
hope for some help here wiht another fine ford. vehicle came in for smog pre-test and tune up. vehicle failed for nox at 25mph. tune up vehicle and checked o2 and replaced. made no difference. cleaned maf sensor also replaced after cleaning with no change. cle...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering Fluid VIN: 1FAFP53U5X
Hey guys, customer replaced rack & pinion and pump. When turn off car, fluid comes out of pump resevoir. We had this before on a previous car and a different rack fixed it. Is this an air issue, if so how to bleed? Or do we need a different rack? Thanks. Jason...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32EXX
we got this truck with engine running very roughly. we found a spark plug wire with carbon track on two cylinders. we also found lean condition due to intake manifold gaskets leaking (found with smoke). we had one dtc for the up stream o2 sensor. all these rep...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Battery VIN: 1FAFP4049X
Hello, This Mustang had a constant drain when it first came in. Started pulling fuses. Drain was clear afer removing fuse #14/Fuel pump fuse at underhood fuse panel. According to Alldata this fuse is the B+ power for the fuel pump relay inside the Constant Con...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Hello, I have a 2003 Ford Explorer 4.0L with an intermittent stall. Customer states it will stall randomly while driving or pulling into driveway/parking spot. It has only done this maybe 5-6 times since beginning of year. Starts back up after stall and runs f...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX12W64
when the truck is stop end take of between 15 and 20 mile the engine cut off feal like out of gas but when the truck is and normal temp it dosent evrytime stop end go. let mi now about this problem tank you.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTWW31P35
Hello all first time question run out possibles on may end this engine has developed what sounds like a chirp and a tap combined in and around cyl #1 have check with a mechanics stethoscope metal probe on and off and found the sound loud @ #1 and @ back of eng...
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Steering VIN: 3FAHP08106
Hello fellow Techs, I need help with this Fusion from you Ford guys. Hopefully someone has seen this. This vehicle was in a severe front end collision, a local body shop brought to me asking that I install their new motor mounts, as they could not seem to get ...
1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNBP96F1F
hey all.have this vehicle here that is kickin my butt.originally vehilce failed emissions test for hc and co.found defective ground connection for ecm at battery.soldered connection.also has vacuum line to thermactor air misrouted.corrected vauum routing,now v...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear suspension VIN: 5LMPU28H2Y
I am not real familiar with this air suspension system and any help will be most appreciated. And this is probably a basic question. Is it normal for the rear suspension to drop about 1 inch after exiting the vehicle? We hear the solinoids in the back click an...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNM97V4YY
customer started vehical & miss fire was there. checked spark, check injector pulse, fuel pressure is 54psi. & holding.i also switch coils. pulled spark plugs fuel soaked. did a compression test cylinder 4 120psi. cylinder 5 0psi. i can see that no compression... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L front end VIN: 1MEFM58S5X
This Mercury came in with a complaint of front end noise. Upon test driving sounded like classic wheel bearing degradation drivers side. I replaced the wheel bearing assembly and took down the road, same noise. Rotated tires front to rear, no change. When driv...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U31
this is a friend of the owners. Not much time has been spent on diag. When maf sensor is plugged-in, vehicle will run for approx 5 seconds and stall. vehicle will not start and stay running while maf is plugged-in. When plug is unplugged, vehicle runs and driv...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR15X1R
Ok, I found my leak finally. I recieved alot of responses and would like to thank Michael, Mark, Keith, Lee, normal, sam, Richard, Dan and especially Glenn Farrell. All of these guys gave me great ideas and strategies. I was told common leak areas are the top ...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FALP74W9T
thanks for all the help on this one-next morning started car,very bad miss-- checked low amp signal on coils- right side ok- left no signal - tested trigger wire form computer- none--tested both crank and cam senors- ok--back probed computer- no signal- bad co... Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L suspension? VIN: 1FAFP5220Y
I want to thank all the techs that replied to my post, I think there was 10. Most said they have had bad inner cv joints cause this same problem. Me and the other tech put the car on the lift and unloaded the suspension. With the vehicle running we could actua...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMDU75WX3
The part on the fuel rail that looks like a regulator is a pulsation dampener. The vacuum hose is in case it ruptures, the fuel will go into the intake instead of on top of the hot engine. For the guy who told me to get some training, thats exactly what I was ...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73K04
preform compression test on cylinder #6 o psi.preform leak down test found #6 intake valve spring broke,recieved approval from customer to remove intake & valve cover did find broken spring. we replaced valve spring without removing cam shaft by appling... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L intermeadiate shaft rear drive gear and cam chain VIN: 4M2DU66E32
Thanks for the info Ralph but so far we still don't know what caused the problem so we replaced the rear chain and sprocket now we keep bending valves on the pass side only.We rmoved the head three times so far.We have the proper tools to set the chains up cor...
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