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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start
This truck is making us crazy, please help! The engine will not start; it cranks but doesn't start. There is NO injector pulse, but there is spark. We've checked the crank sensor, ignition control module, coils, all wiring is good and even tried a new computer...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDXF46S1X
hi guys, spent all day on this one. idle is surging but runs fine domn the road. sometimes it takes a few more revolutions to start. once running it doesnt stall, just surges. no codes. it sounds like a vacuum leak but i cant find one. checked maf, checked co...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5347X
Battery went dead so I checked for a current draw and found a draw of .667 amps after waiting for about 10 minutes for all the automatic systems to shut down. I have not worked in a Ford dealer since 91 so I am not sure how much current is normal, but this see...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Engine V-10 VIN: 1FMNU41S82
One of our best customers has this 02 Excursion V-10. Seems Junior took it out on a date, and it "Just threw a rod while driving down the road". Engine is junk. What the customer wants to know is if anyone has swapped the V-10 engine with the more economical ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
So I agreed to look at the truck, I asked her if it had started fine after the re-flash, she said yes for nearly 2 months, now it did "The same thing...". Oddly enough she drove the truck to my shop, she said "I tryed it once more waitng for the tow truck and... Trouble codes: U0105 (lost comm with ficm), P0341 (cam sensor circut range/open), B1355 (ignition run circut failure)
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air bags VIN: 1FMFU18L04
hey everybody, looking for a little guidance from ford techs. air bag light on scan with modis & retrieved code b2296 w/flash code 42 (srs light). according to mitchel it could be any one of the impact sensors or wiring, is their any way to detemine wich senso...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L lifters VIN: 1FMYU02Z05
vehicle came in with a ratlle, found that timing chain tensioner o ring was leaking past and allowing chain to chatter or rattle after tearing apart and waiting a week for parts reinstalled and started after getting warm vehicle went from a rattle to a definit...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Trailer brake VIN: 1FTWX31585
Help!! We have an 05 F350 in the shop with the trailer brakes in-op. The vehicle has a factory trailer brake control in dash. We have replaced both the controller and pressure transducer on the master cylinder. Our problem is that with the brake pedal depresse...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: A61Y670493
car idles like a drag car.code po304 stored replace 4 coils on bank 1 compression on #4 cylinder is 160psi.spark plug was in gap & looked to be burning normal.sent injectors out to be tested & all is well.replaced maf.engine above idle runs smoothly with tons ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0174
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1LNHM86S81
The fuel pump has power to it with the key on. There is no continuity to ground at the relay and no ground at the pump even while cranking. I Hve no access to a wiring diagram and wonder if the PCM supplies the ground to the pump. If so, then I would assume th...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L trip meter VIN: 2FACP74W3N
allthough i have not yet fixed this vehicle all the information that people has sent me is very helpful and im sure correct. The gear in the speedo head is probably stripped butu the customers have yet to bring the vehicle back to my shop to fix but as soon as...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Thanks for all your help. I slotted the holes out for the lower mounts & readjusted all the mounts.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L steering predictability
Well I got a whole lot of very excellent replies to this problem and here's what we did and found that made this thing driveable again. The company had to use the vehicle for a few days so it took a while to get it back in the shop and once it was back we star...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA51412
Thank you for all the replies I did not realize that there was such a problem with the ABS modules on these vehicles. After reading all the replies there is no doubt that the ABS module is at fault on this vehicle as well. At this point the customer has decl...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L underhood fuse block VIN: 1FDXW47P35
Im calling this one fixed. . Im sure none of you will be surprised that it was one of his work trailers causing the overload, and the driver using a larger amp fuse. You would think paying that much for a trailer, it would be better built with soldered connec...
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