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1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1GH9573FP3
Alright all you ford techs i hope you can help. First of all i appologize for the incorrect V.I.N. anyway, i have this 1993 econoline van with a straight six which was prediagnosed by a friend of a friend. The van would intermittently stall and restart after f...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP15P3V
Custer brought car in complained of sticking throttle. Car stalls when shifting from netural to drive, from drive to netrual idles up to 1800 rpm and slowley comes back down. Scanned no codes. Checked for vaccum leaks,all systems on scanner look to be ok.does ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fourth gear VIN: 1FAFP52UXX
This was a simple engine swap, that we have done a hundred times. This time the engine came with a complete engine harness and nothing had been cut so it was a simple plug in. The car now will not go into overdrive. it has a AXOD trans with a 3.0 U engine. Du...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Won't Upshift VIN: 1FAFP56SXY
About 2 weeks ago, only P0401 code, didn't have time to fix yet, but last night, customer called with problem with transmission not shifting out of second, a/c not working, and poor drivability. Scanned computer, and noticed multiple codes (stated below). Seem... Trouble codes: P0743, P0750, P0755, P0760 (Transmission Sensor Problems), P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161 (O2 Sensor Problems), P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow), P1451 (Evap System Vent Control Circuit Fault)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L integrated wheel end actuator VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
Between 45 and 70mph get a rattle from left front wheel,if i disconnect solenoid or drive in awd noise is not there,i cannot find any information on how this system works.Please any information would be great.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L idot lights VIN: 1FAFP36253
hello techs when the car sits parked the oil pressure,air bag,and door ajar lights glow and flicker. when this happens the remote will not function-lock or unlock. everything works correctly other than that. could this be a gem module problem? i have no known ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTSW30P24
need some power stroke help. engine had major oil leak. diagnoised & replace icp. cleaned engine & trans. test drove & ran vehicle. major oil leak gone. truck left spot in shop floor over night. moved truck & ran engine 15 minutes, left another small spot. cle...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX14564
Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. I've done more of these than I can count, removing frozen plugs that is, and here I am with one broken in the head. Of course it broke flush leaving a full load of porcelain, leaving me no room to tap and remove the...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU67K14
hello i am stuck on this one any help will be appriciated vehicle came in for rough idle found plugs worn and heavy carbon build up so replaced plugs and did induction injection seemed to be better now back with a rough idle and fuel trims out the fuel trims a...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L brake light VIN: 1FTRF14W35
this is a information only posting. the truck is fixed but would like to give information to others. We found the wires that plug into the instrument cluster to be loose. information in alldata said not to unplug conector or instrument cluster may need reprogr...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX12W65
Hello all, I've got this Ford here, and am having issues finding the solution-which is why I'm posting... Once the vehicle is hot, the idle quality is rough, and seems to be lower than one would expect (630-660rpms).I've been told by Ford the idle speed sho...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U95
P0451, My 2006 Mitchell doesn't cover this one. I have found that this code relates to fuel tank pressure sensor offset. I can't find any info to explain exactly what that means. The PID for sensor shows .14v and -18.51 in H2O; doesn't change with fuel cap on ... Trouble codes: P0451 (EVAP system pressure sensor range/performance)
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Head Gaskets VIN: 1FMEU63E26
Hello Every one, I have a 2006 4.0 Explorer here w/ Blown head gasket/Gaskets. Has anyone done head gaskets on one of these?.Is it doable. I have ford cam tool master set and we do a lot of heavy work here but have not torn apart a 4.0 OHC yet.Just looking for...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise after shut dow VIN: 1FDSF20P06
Greetings to all, I have this 6.0 rattler that is in for 60k service and CEL. Found code P0299= turbo under boost. Found rusted unison ring=new turbo. And befor anyone responds that this is under warranty. I know. And so dose the customer(they are a boat manuf... Trouble codes: P0299
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L hydrolic fan VIN: 1LNHM87A72
this vehicle came in complaining of a loud humming noise once vehicle warmed up. the noise appears to be coming from the cooling fan.we added fluid as the reservior was slightly low (no signs of leaks) and it quieted down for a few minutes then back to the lou...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L pulse generator VIN: 1ZVCT20A9P
Larry nailed it when he said he fixed two others with a computer. David also mentioned that the REMAN computer could be defective. Another REMAN computer fixed it. Most of the replies didn't seem to understand that the sensor in question was the input spee...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
thank you for all of your replies, found multiple problems with this one. customer neglegted to tell me it was under water. did have a defective tfi moduleout of the box, found corroded wires underneath air cleaner , and finally the constant control relay mod...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dim head lights VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
thanks to all that replied customer failed to tell me that he hit a deer after a few headaches i jumped into harness and found mutiple wires cut put back together all working fine thanks again
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5146X
OK, finally got the van into the shop so i could work on it. put light and a meter on the ground side of the battery and watched for 10-15 min. the voltage slowly dropped down to 55mv then went striaght to 9v. so i started to pull fuses and relays. i got down ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Front brakes VIN: 1FTNX21L23
Thanks for all the replies and sugestions! We swapped the front rotors only and took it for a roadtest. For the first 10 stops still had a left pull but not quite as bad as before. Then started to straighten out by 20 stops had a right pull. We then pulled the...
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L temp door VIN: 1FTPW12V56
Thanks for all 4 responses. Some very good information came through. Unfortunately, none of it helped me fix this one because there is no current fix for the problem. I finally broke down and called Identifix to get some input. I had gone through diagnostics t...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: A61Y670493
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV1111W
Thanks to all who replied. Duane was closest. We put in a rebuilt Hitachi distributor way back when it first came in. Ever feel like you are chasing your tail?? Well I put my Fluke 98 on the GN/BK and the GN/WHT(?) wire from the distributor, set it to record... Trouble codes: P0340.
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