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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FOT
cuts out going down the road & loses power after warmed up almost dies then will run fine engine light comes on codes [...] control panel excessive &1211 inj. control pressuer
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W61
once i start the car the compressor comes on for 5 seconds and then goes off because of the A/C cutwout relay, all the wires going to the a/c cutout relay are ok , except for the PINK/YELLOW coming from the PCM, when the car starts the PCM output is ground for...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L suspension VIN: 1FMZU73E91
hello all, I am stumped on this exploder in the shop. it has a growling noise seeming to come from the right front wheel. When you turn to the left the noise is there, when you turn to the right the noise is gone. I replaced the right wheel bearing, but no cha...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55U31
This vehicle does not move forward or reverse. No fluid pressure at either port on top of trans. Also, fluid level does not drop when vehicle is started. I assume no pump operation. Is there anything common in these. Maybe stripped splines on shaft or is conve...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L some accessories stay on afeter key is out VIN: 1FTRW08LX2
The customer stated that after he turned off the ignition the eatc, compass and door pad stayed on after removing the key. After it sit for a while and these items went out the headlights and parklights came on until the battery was drained. I verified complia...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FMZU70E83
This vehicle came into our shop with the air bag light illuminated. Pulled codes with Snap On 2500, found p2296 impact sensor circuit code, initially could not find any specific information from Mitchell, source said code could be any impact sensor (This vehic...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14574
Hello everyone, we have a head scratcher here. Around a year ago fuel pump quit, had fuel pump replaced with aftermarket unit at another shop,ran a while, pump quit again, other shop replaced pump with oe unit. Ran several months, came to us 2 months and 3000 ...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Alternator VIN: 2FAFP71W05
Hello Fellow Members, My first time posting, so please bear with me...Everything on this charging system test normal...the alternator has been replaced and the battery . .problem is that after a few weeks of driving back and forth to work every day, the batter...

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1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4WD always on VIN: 1FMDA41X0P
New tires were tried first after the importance of matched tires was thoroughly explained to the owner. This did not change the symptom. Two of four replies were helpful. The system has proven to be quite reliable over the years so there is not alot of infor...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F4T
First of all this is my first time using this forum. I truly appreciate everyone's help: Marty, Luke, Robert, and everyone else. I ended up driving the vehichle for a long period of time, a couple of hours very aggressively, and I finally got it to skip on t...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U4V
I wanted to take the time to thank all who have replied to this matter, the problem was a corroded ground wire within the insulation, location was 3 inches from the connector at the solid state relay (ssr). System is now working normally. Trouble codes: P1413 (secondary air pump malfunction).
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L mil light for airbag VIN: 1FMZU24EXX
the diod under the seat was bad .25 to fix thanks guy most of you hit it on the head good job and thanks
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, High Idle when cold VIN: 1FTZR15V3X
Got a lot of great, useful info, thanks to all. Nothing hit the nail on the head. Consensus was 4x4 6 cyl Rangers get lousy gas mileage and idle high (900 rpm). It is dubious why Ford actually builds the Ranger when the 6 cylinders get the same lousy gas mi...
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L fuel line retainer VIN: 1FAFP36323
I had the dealer run the vin and there were no updates on this one. I ended up threading a piece of .045 stainless wire through the slot for the retainer and then safety tying it as a back up. This was done with the retainer in place. The retainer still had o...
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