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1969 Ford mustang 351CID steering VIN: 9F02H20823
new steering parts, is there an adjustment to steering pressure to slow down steering. too touchy eather direction
1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTLRT4A8G
Just wondering if any of you ford techs are unlucky enough to remember working on one of these pieces of fine art. Trying to impress a new customer, I have tried to fix a problem everyone on his block and a couple of shops in town couldn't fix, not a productiv...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
Customer said that his truck intermittently fails to start he had it towed to another garge where they replaced the ignition module and coil pack. The next day it wouldn't start after setting for 15 too 20 minutes it starts and trying three or four times. Its ...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZVLT22B8S
thanks for the help in advance, i am at the end of my rope. number 5 cyl. missing all the time. has spark and injecter pulse. plug is also wet with fuel. checked compression and all cyl. are around 140 psi, vacuum gauge reading is 20 and steady. tryed a new di...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FCMF53G1S
This vehicle failed a smog test for high CO at idle. It doesn't stay in closed loop at idle or at 2500 rpm. When coming to an idle it stays in closed loop for 13 seconds only. Blip the throttle and it goes back to closed loop for another 13 seconds. IAT ECT MA...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5147S
This Windstar came from another shop that could not get spark. We found the wiring harness to the Crankshaft Position sensor was bare wires, and replaced the wiring harness going to the coils, the Ignition control module and the Crankshaft and Camshaft Positon...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
looking for suggestions on how to stop electrolysis from destroying radiator - have replaced radiator & cap & lower hose every time - i will test coolant for electrical current tommorrow - but im at a loss as to what to repair or replace to stop the electrolys...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12524
Greetings all! We have a little bit of a problem with this 150 that we could use some help on. We did a R&R on the heads and got this thing back together and now it will hardly run. We did not remove the cam sprockets from the cams and the cams are installed i... Trouble codes: P0021, P0345
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1FTPW14555
Hello. This F150 King Ranch transmission clunks intermittantly when downshifting from 3-2 while going about 25mph. This happens when the vehicle is coasting along at about 25mph, and then when you accelerate and the transmission shifts from third gear to secon...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine
Hellow fellow techs,this one is for the Ford techs,since I dont work much on the newer diesels (6.0L).this customer comes from another state and the engine has developed a serious oil leak in the back of the motor,it looks like it's coming from the top of the ...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W5N
Vehicle runs great. Intermittently sets a check engine light. It seems to always set lean codes. I have seen codes, 172,176,157. Customer says check engine light comes on and goes off at cruise. No sags or stumbles, pings sometimes. I have not duplicated any c... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air signal too low), 176 (ego not switching lean exhaust bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKE30H6K
Thank You all once again for all the input. The problem turned out to be a defective replacement injector on #8 cylinder (luckily, this is probably the most easily accessible). When the truck showed up, I noticed that the spark plug on that cylinder was all bl... Trouble codes: 32 (E.G.R. circuit).
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L guage
Hello everyone,I got so angry with this I lost my focus.I gave up and my boss took over from where I left off.He put an OE thermostat in and presto it was magically fixed.I learned to never trust aftermarket thermostats and never lose my focus.Thanks to everyo...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Thanks to all who responded to my request on the Windstar. The responses I got said to check the air gap of the speed sensors, check for rust build up under the sensor mount, and again check for a cracked toner ring. The problem ended up being with the rear s...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15P6V
Hey guys thank you all i replace purge valve and vechicle brain and all fixed thank you very much and god bless Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap soleniod control).
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14A1V
After checking everything I could think of, and exploring the possibilities sent by you, I have decided to replace the PCM. However, there is no reman PCM available for this Ranger. I could send this one in for a rebuild, but the customer has declined the 2 to... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater malf. b1s1), P0141 (02 heater malf b1s2), P1132 (os insufficient switching b1s1), P1138 (o2 insufficient switching b1s1 koer), P1408 (egr flow out of range).
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L coolant tank VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
A previous replacement of the coolant tank with aftermarket parts proved to be cause of the leak. The radiator caps would not hold pressure after warm up and would not tighten firmly after warm up. A Ford tank and ratcheting cap style has stopped the leak comp...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L coolant contaminated w/fuel VIN: 1FMSU43F9Y
you were all on the right track - customer did not want to pay for any further testing - we pulled all 8 injectors - valve cover gaskets melted - 4 injector cups came out with the injectors - coolant ran into those 4 cylinders - no pressure test needed - we to...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D15
1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM83W2S
Gentlemen, As usual I am overwhelmed with responses. 19 to be exact. Wow!! This vehicle does have leaking bags, that I knew. But the compressor never tried to come back on after we lowered car to ground and turned the switch back on. Looks like rear height sen...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM75W9P
cleaned maf sensor and vehicle ran great. thanks for all the help.
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Differential VIN: 4M2ZU86W14
...basics, basICS,BASICS! My tech DID notice that the right front tire was newwer than the rest, but since it was the same brand and type, he over-looked the fact that the other 3 were 245/65/17, and the left front was a 245/70/17. Using the standard tire...
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