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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
This truck came to me after being at 2 previous shops. It has an extended crank time, sometimes if left long enough will take 20 seconds to start. The fuel pressure drops off fairly rapidly. If I jumper the fuel pump relay it will start instantly. once running...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Reverse VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
We have a problem with this Windstar when it gets warm. After driving 20 - 30 miles, if you stop and put it into reverse it engages, and then there is a double clunk, almost like 2 more engagements. Watching MLPS on Modis shows no change in switch state. There...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L battery light on dash VIN: 3FAFP11361
red battery warning light on intermittently, while driving light was on at cruise, out at idle, then out all the time. Alt tested no output at idle in shop, but would start charging after accel to 2000 rpm. Then no charge after shutoff and restart. Very interm...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP55U22
This vehicle came in with a chirping noise complaint coming from the engine compartment. Upon initial inspection it sounded just like a belt chirp. The only issue was that it sounded like the noise was coming from the opposite side of the engine. (the rear of ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
Hi folks I have this Escape with two dead cylinder, 4 and 6. I found one other post that had the same problem as I. to me, it sounded like the upper intake was leaking so I replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets. While I had the intake off I started the t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0316 (Misfire occurred in first 1000 rpm)
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L33
OK, guys, bear with me. This is going to be long, and I feel like it's going to be a no-brainer for you guys, but I seem to have lost my brain on this one. E250 van came in a few weeks back, multi-cyl misfires, rough idle. Over 100K, so I installed plugs and d... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L speed control VIN: 1LNHM87A13
this car is a used car that was purchased at dallas auto auction, very clean car has not had any apparent body damage. Had code for anti-lock brake code when received , was easy repaired with left front wheel speed sensor. Car was sold & at that time cruise no...

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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Thanks for the replies. most were looking at the control relay and iac motor which are common problems. the car would start every time. YOu just had to wait 5 or 6 seconds after turning key on or cranking. ended up being a bad ecm. Sister network identifix nai...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L drivability VIN: 1FALP53S5V
The orig wtr pmp had no bearing wear or slop but fins on impeller were about wore off. just enuf flow to idle and rev in lot, but as soon as you drove it would overheat
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE1426W
Many thanks to all the technicians that answered my question.The EGR ports were all pretty much plugged except cyl.#3 causing a misfire on Cyl.#3 when the egr opened.I removed the upper intake and cleaned all the EGR ports and she runs perfectly.It sure is ni... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Low and behold the airbag light was inop due to a missing bulb. This vehicle was bought about 2 months ago. Long story short replaced bulb beeping is gone. Required repair of air bag system to get light off.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73W82
Thanks to all who responded. We resorted to replacing the coils 2 at a time and on the third try we had eliminated our highway speed missfire. The stalling problem was also cured. We are thinking the pcm driver may have been shutting down from overload because... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank sensor circuit).
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWE35F43
thanks everyone for help the fan clutch had to be remove counterclockwise
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