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1982 Ford Mustang 5.0L and Barckets VIN: 1FABP12H8C
Thanks for your interest and help. First of all this has a 351W not a 5.0 (I had to an engine for the post) I needed help with pulleys and brackets. I want to run a serpentine belt system and need any information on which vehicle to pull from to get the bracke...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTCR15TXG
I performed a full tune-up on this vehicle at the custormers request about a month ago. Customer returned with the complaint of extended crank time. Verified this. Checked fuel pressure right away, pressure is good, as you see by the above specs. The fuel pres... Trouble codes: 34 (No EGR flow), 13 (RPM out of spec)
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEV15H9N
Im having this problem with my A0D transmission, it just started happening. When its hot or when im towing something it pumps fluid out the front pump seal. What could this be and is it common on these transmission. Deeper trans pan and after market cooler hav...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power cold VIN: 1FTSW31F9X
Vehicle came in with a weird noise concern-swooshing sound when cold.This noise sounds almost rythmic like a surge in a vehicle with a bad vaccum leak.The idle doesn't seem to be affected.I can't tell exactly where the noise is coming from since its a diesel a... Trouble codes: P1247
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
intermittent start and die. the driver has complained over the las few months about the condition. it has a happened once in my shop when it did it would start and die, start and die, start and die. if i held the accelerator down a little bit it would idle, le...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery light VIN: 2FMZA5244Y
hello out there. we have a 2000 ford windstar with 2 lights on. battery/charging and the door ajar light. i fixed the door light with brake cleaner and penetrating oil at all 5 door latches. as for the battery light, the charging system is working properly (12...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E62
This truck has the control trac 4x4. It will growl/vibrate whenever you turn the wheels while rolling. The noise cannot be duplicated on the hoist but everytime on the concrete while rolling. We believe the transfer case is at fault but would like some more in...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU94123
Stalls intermittently but only shortly after started hot or cold. No codes stored. IAC opens 100% when commamded on scanner and scanner shows IAC increase just as engine stalls like its trying to catch the stall. Fuel pressure is ok at 65 psi. Battery voltage ...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24165
Hey techs. this car has code# p0174 lean bank 2 and i cant seem to get an idle change out of carb spray around intake and dont have a smoke machine to verify.are there any common problems on this duratec 3.0l v6 creating this lean code?thanx. Trouble codes: P0174, P2197, P0305

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
sorry for not closing /posting sooner - no power or cable or water or anything - hurricane sent us a surprise -no power for days on end... o well such is life... no usefull info - to solve this isssue as of yet - we flushed 3 times - and new ford radiator -...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L high idle VIN: 1FAFP4046W
thanks to all that respond to my post. most of you said that it is normal to do that. i called the local ford dealer and talk to the service manager and told me the same thing that there is nothing wrong with the car. it has a dashpot in the computer that make...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDXF46S1X
thanks to all who helped me out. i did find a problem with the iac it was sticking so i replaced it but the truck still surged. it ran like a classic vacum leak. i finally traced it to the egr valve. it was hung open but there was no code for excessive flow s...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
Since it was a new processor and under fords warrenty the truck had to go to the local dealer where a replacement PCM was installed.Appearently just a bad PCM .As always your help is greatly appreciated . Trouble codes: 1280 (Injector Control Signal), P0470 (EBP Sensor Malfunction).
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47P03
thanks for all the ideas, and help! unfortanatley the customer was in a rush, and hauled it off to the dealer before i could test it any further. if i find out what was done at the dealership i will post it later. thanks again!
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Trailer brake VIN: 1FTWX31585
I want to thank everyone for their help. Mitchell did not have any good theory/operation on this unit. Although the wiring diagram showed data link wires it did not explain their function. After 20 mph is when the brake control starts working. I hooded a t...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Temp control VIN: 1FMPU16506
Sorry for the delay on this one but it took awhile to get the parts to repair. this turned out to be a broken blend door the bottom of the door where it pivots was broke? The delaer states they have never seen one broke but I replaced it and all is working fi...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L6X
first i must say thanks to all five of you guys try all the things that you guys say do. i think the truck need a pump so i put a new pump and the problem went a way thank you guys again
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 6MPCT01ZXM
Sorry for not closing this earlier, I've been trying to get the car back in here so that I could acually post a fix but haven't been able to make that happen yet. Bill confirmed that coolant should flow through the valve, Guillermo said to replace the valve, p...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W3S
I really appreciate everyone who took their time to offer help. Just about every reply that I received said that the egr port was plugged as I suspected and it was in fact an easy fix, just had to pull off the throttle body elbow and clean the carbon from the ... Trouble codes: P1407.
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT60381
Thanks for all the help and suggestions, a few mentions the need to have the timing set PERFECT on these vct engines, one person sent the ford trouble tree that is very similiar to the Alldata, and 1 nailed it with a bad connection, however my connection wasnt...
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