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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Light VIN: 2FTHF26HXL
We just replaced the engine and the clutch/brake pedal assembly on this truck. After finishing both operations, the amber abs light is on. I can't get it to flash codes. I tested all power and ground inputs at module connector, all are good. I tested the resis...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Ok this one was dumped on me today after coming back from a vacation the problem is it has a miss at idle and on decel from speeds grater than 55 mph. Iam losing spark on both of the coilpacks. i ranout of time today to test the crank sensor and ign mod. The t...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
customer has been working on this vehicle and replaced the listed components. At Idle Cylinders 2&5 missfire. There is weak orange spark or no spark at the distributor cap towers. at approx 1700 rpm the spark increases to a good blue spark and the miss disappe...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP60T2N
Hey Ford guys thanks in advance for lookin at my request. What I have is this 5.0 L, cold it runs great but after running for about 15-20 min when taking off on accelerating in has a nasty hesitation and often dies. You can place it in N and it will rev with a...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5240P
This taurus is lean at idle, STFT +33 LTFT 0, MAF .64v at idle, both o2's .01 - .03 No vacuum leaks found, motorvac'ed injectors no change. 2500 rpm STFT is +6 to +11, LTFT is 0, o2 sensors .1-.9v MAF 2.38v Unhook MAF and fuel trims go -2 to -8, idle smooths...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, extended crank VIN: 1FDAWD6F6Y
Hello all diesel techs, I'm not the best of diesel techs: I have no clue where to start!! I test drove the vehicle and it has no power and no check engine light but I did pull these codes from the system. The P0284 cylinder 8 contribution code came during a ba... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Controler Module KAM error), P1212 (icp), P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low), P1248 (Turbo Boost Pressure not detected), P0476 (Exhaust Pressure control valve performance), P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution / Balance fault)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vents VIN: 1FTRW08L72
Greetings, This F-150 is driving me nuts! It is defaulting to the defrosters on wide open throttle. We found two broken vacuum lines using the smoke machine near the battery, repaired the leaks, test drove, and it still defaults. Using the smoke machine we ca...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L radio clock VIN: 2FAHP74W13
Good morning folks, I was hoping to tap into some info on this Crown Vic regerding the clock. This clock is built in as part of the radio. The customer stated the clock worked until the dash was removed and now will not come on. All I have is his word on that...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Hi all I got this Ford with a code P2004. Performed code test and heres what I got. IMRC volts KOER .09 KOEO 2.5v Unplugged IMRC as instructed in test and IMRC reads 2.5v in scanner test says should goto vref. Tested voltages at connector unplugged both outsid... Trouble codes: P2004 (IMRC Bank 1 stuck open)
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Gauge Cluster VIN: 1FMDK01185
Hello Everyone, I have a 05 freestyle that was towed in. No start when key is turned on reverse lights come on always. Inspected wiring diagram and network. Found cluster is inop completely black. Can communicate with all modules except cluster. Reviewed wiri...
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Daytime running lights VIN: 1FMDAXXXX5
Customer asked about enabling DRL's for Canada on this Tbird. I have the Ford PDS scanner and was wondering if this scan unit can turn them on. I plugged into an 06 Freestar to browse the menus but could not find what was needed. Does it have to be reflashed, ...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag light code VIN: 1FTNE24L86
a commercial customer of ours installed lap top stands in all of their vans. while installing this one he broke the pretensioner connector but all of the wiring and pins seem fine. just damaged the outer casing. we do not know if they did anything else to the ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford Grumman Van 5.8L need help with parts VIN: 1FCJE39HOG
Unit is up and running. Runs like an old TBI chevy! Thanx for all the replies. I recieved one to contact a company caller Lokar to get a after market kickdown cable in place of the shiftdown rod. Cable is on order and I will have to figure a way to hook up to ...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y0J
Thanks all that replied. Checked the grounds at the battery. Found one of them pulled out. Both wires were pulled tight. Replaced both sections of wire. The truck started up fine. Thanks again all. Trouble codes: 98 (etc ckt fault KOER), 54 (air charge temp signal high-ckt open KOER), 51 (coolant temp signal high-ckt open).
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5748R
Hi Guys. Thanks for the responses. I guess it pays to be stubborn and not give up. Coolant was getting into the oil thru a crack in the timing cover. It has been 2 weeks and no phone call, I think the problem has been fixed. Thanks for all the help. Gema...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L all gears go forward but park ok VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Reverse VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
Well, this is finally fixed. Replies pointed towards lube feed tubes, or valve body problems, but Patrick was close asking about a torn seal. We pulled the trans and took it apart, and found that the seal on the shaft to the pump was torn, but also the pump ro...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L cruise control VIN: 1FMYU01121
The new switch is simply installed and the brake pedal given a firm tug back to the stop to adjust it- it takes a fair amount of force to overcome the internal ratchet.
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L 1-2 &2-3 shifts VIN: 1FDAF57S61
Truck is repaired!! Installed a remanufactured tranny and converter from Boyer Ford. Thanks for everyone's help!!!
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FMZU70E83
Much tHAnks to everyone who pointed me in the right direction. The problem was most certainly the front sensor, the pins pulled right out in the harness when I disconnected it. Very very sorry about getting back to you so late, we have been weeks behind on eve...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FTPX14554
Thank you for the replies. The customer still has not brought the truck back to be diagnosed. He is busy in the summer and uses the truck for work. Maybe this fall I will get the truck back and will add to this summary. Thanks again
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L module? VIN: 2FAHP71W65
The problem ended up being a poor connection at the wiring harness connector for the ABS module. We had tested continuity of the harness & twisted pairs for the "buss" communication circuit from the ABS module to the PCM, power was good, grounds were good, we ...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FDWF36P66
The customer decided to take this vehicle to the dealership. The customer did relay the information that they attempted to replace the TFT sensor 1st and this did NOT fix the complaint. The next component they replaced was the internal wire harness and I s...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08187
This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. I contacted Ford Technical hotline 3 times, and they ran me in circles. Paul from Maryland and Roy from Pennsylvania had the right answer. I removed the valve cover on the right bank and found the roller roker off ... Trouble codes: P0301 (CYL1 misfire), P0316 (Random misfire detected).
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R68
I took vehicle to another shop that we work closely with and they had just purchased new software and scanner specific to Ford vehicles. After a lot of serching we found that when there is any work done to the cats. that the DPF must be reset. We checked the D... Trouble codes: P2452 (Diesel Particulate Filter Pressure Sensor A circuit).
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75W6V
Well thanks to all the replys on this one I rechecked the cycling switch still 12 volts out both terminals but checked the resistance out sensor and had 8ohms of resistance checked new one and had continuity. Replaced sensor and compressor stayed engaged every...
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