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1964 Ford Cobra replic 460CID Poor Fuel Economy,
Howdy to all , can you Denver techs who do perfomance give me a good jet and power valve baseline for your alttiude? The Cobra has a decent cam but not too wild, 2000 to 6000 rpm, have a choice of 2 carbs a double pumper 4779-2 or 3310-5 that got modified. We ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
check engine light comes on, engine will die out after light comes on. it does not set a trouble code. only happens after about 20-30 minutes of run time. scanner has no communication with ecm while problem is happening. tried swapping ecm power relay - condit...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5249X
This van has a miss after it warms up and it feels like an ignition miss it does it under slight load from just above idle all the way thru cruising speed but it you step down on the accelerator like you're trying to pass someone it clears up and runs good. It...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMDA5242Y
customer complaint is that all of a sudden all the guage hands and speedo needle flop arround and read erraticly and for no apparent reason will go back to normal. there are no cluster codes. all was working fine when brought to my shop but i noticed if i open...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L72
Hi all, have this 5.4 that cranks, no start. Has no injection pulse, no fuel pressure. The PCM is not grounding the fuel pump relay. Also the PCM will not communicate on the factory or generic side. Will communicate with the GEM module though. The PCM relay is...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steerng VIN: NO
hi every body thanks for ur help in advance car had a problem while parked engine running it steer really hard feels like no powr steering .rack and pinion replaced it worked fine few hours and the problem came back sameday. it drives really fine ,if we push l...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX12524
Hi, guys. I've got a broken plug & I do have the tool to remove the shield left in the head. My problem is how do you get the porcelin out of the shield so you can tap & extract the shield?
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L high pressure system VIN: 1FTWW31P75
Truck came in for a leaking oil cooler. So i replaced it. After the repair, I started the truck and it ran for about 15 sec and then shut off. I cant get it to start yet. The ICP readings are not sufficient enough for the truck to crank i know, but the reason ...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94145
Hi could use some help on this one. Came in with codes listed above. Misfires when you first start in the morning or after sitting for more than an hour. Only at first, after running for more that 30 seconds it runs great. We replaced all six coils and all six... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0316
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L 3-4 shift, 4-3 shift VIN: 1L1FM81W14
The 3-4 shift had BIG Rpm Flare (neutral for a moment) (4-3 was similar but not as bad)but once shift was complete, it did not slip. MAN2 engine braking was present , but maybe a little weak?)This is a Limo (has police/taxi calibrated trans) No codes set. Flui...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Lean
we removed vacuum to fuel pressure reglator to incressing fuel pressure/long term fuel # down to 8.5%b1 6.5% b2 and gave back to customer. untill a fix is found Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (Sys Bank 2 Lean).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering rack VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
I thank the 16 people who took the time to reply! I have replaced the rack and the pump. I concur with the rack being the root cause of the problem and the pump was replaced for noisy and not the rack (elsewhere). The shop that replaced the pump deals with the...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU40S1Y
Sorry about taking so long to close this out. But the customer wanted to drive the vehicle some more or at least till the testing would show what the problem was. So I didn't get a chance to check out all the info from all 5 replies. I have called the custo... Trouble codes: P0174, P0307, P0306, P0300.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60X4Y
Thanks for all your great suggestions. several members mentioned checking the canister for fuel contamination. was ok. others said to check purge system, was also ok. stumbled upon this fix with help from steve h. and albine m. of washington state. found inje... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd module VIN: 1FTZR45E12
Hello and thanks for the heads up on that module it was a sure fix with no problems. I also checked the power and ground which came back good. Thanks for the help it was well needed.
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L security
well , this car has gone to the dealer for programing i suspect , i could not comunacate with the ecm , so no codes , but most of the advice that i received was that the key was bad so at this point instead of wasting more time i just told the customer to tak...
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Steering VIN: 3FAHP08106
Thanks to those that replied. Most sent me in the right direction. The problem was that the reman rack came with the crossover lines reversed. I changed places with the lines and all is well. A couple of the replies mentioned vacuum bleeding which had alre...
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4MZXV11T6X
thanks for all of the help it did end up being the rebuilt distributor that someone else had installed it was sending out signal but when hot the 360 degree signal would go from a five volt square wave in amplitude to about 3.5 to 4 volts still a square wave b... Trouble codes: P0225 (knock sensor), P1336 (crank sensor), P0304.
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