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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N6K
We inherited a problem truck from another garage with the complaint of a prolonged crank when cold. Here is what we found. No trouble codes. Fuel pressure shoots up to 40 PSI when cranking, 35 running. Good spark at all times. Good compression (125 130 cold)...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L stuck in 1st gear VIN: 3FALP15PXV
Here we go again, 1997 Escort Wagon with no speedo, according to scan data there is also no signal from vss. replaced speed sensor with oe new. checked signal at sensor and it is good, removed center console and checked for signal at pcm, has signal. reading a...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L fluid level VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
This came in for a transmission leak. When I check the fluid it was all the way to the top of the dipstick. We drain it but not very much fluid came out. You add a quart and it does not drain down the dipstick. If you start the vehicle it sucks down the dipsti...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L OD light flashes VIN: 1FMYU22E3X
Customer has had the OD light flashing or on at times, and some times experiances shift problems. On the test drive the light did come on but all 5 gears shifted. Torque cover % would go up to 95% them drop to 0. It does have engine brakeing when I drop into m...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA55432
Checking cam signal, lots of noise and hash on wave form. If you unplug IAC valve cam signal goes clean and vehicle runs great other than no idle control with IAC unplugged. If you clear codes with IAC unplugged you have that obvious code and can run car at 15... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340, P0171, P0174, P1336, P0127
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L 4th gear? VIN: 1FAFP38382
New customer, boss wants to impress, not workin out for us too good so far. I by NO means profess to be a tranny expert, but (theres that word again) always willing to learn. Complaint was check engine light on and hard shifting. Codes are P0761 shift solenoid...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L sway bar VIN: 1FTNX21L22
Hi Ford truck guys , this is my personal truck and its driving me crazy . Stock suspension with Bilstien shocks . The problem is an embarrassing klunk over small washboard road surfaces. I just went through and replaced eveything that was due with top shelf pa...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X32
Need help here this car is kicking my but, well it has code 316 misfire upon start up and code 305 cylinder # 5 misfire , I keep clearing the code and it comes right back after trying different things. compression on cyl # 5 is 145 psi , i swap the injector, c... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L instrument cluster lights VIN: 1FMZU77E23
Customer complaint of the dash lights flashing in morning after 15 mins or so after start up. While in shop we could not get it to do this, so just wondering if any ford guys have had this issue before.
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K64
this a wire drive trotle body , and i can't find eny info on that code . thanks for help Trouble codes: P0506 (engine speed lower than expected)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX04555
truck came in with noise at start up.checked out found cam phaser makeing noise. replaced cam phaser,now have a p0340 and po344. did all possible checks, wires good to and from pcm all good connections. every thing checked out fine. tore back down to check tim... Trouble codes: P0340, P0340
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, REDUCED POWER VIN: 1FDXE45S26
start truck and its ok, take off and about 1/4 miles check eng light comes on and a wrench also pops on instrument cluster below check eng light on. tpe codes and forced reduced power. any help. when lights come on truck looses throttle response and eng misses... Trouble codes: P0123 (p0223-), P0223 (p061b-), P061B

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1992 Ford School Bus 7.3L Engine VIN: 1HV8AZRN2N
Most of the replies suggested it was a wrist pin or piston failure. 3 replies related to injector or pump problem..I tested the pump and replaced that injector still same noise. I also removed the oil pan and inspected rod and main bearings and found all goo...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
Thanks to Eldon, Scott & Nadeem for their ideas. I happened to talk to the lady who is the former owner of this vehicle. She told me I had removed the cassette from the player recently. I said 'yes' I did about a week ago as it didn't play. She told me to rei...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs hydraulic control VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
This vehicle is Fixed/ out the door and fully paid for at 1700.00.. I'll call it a tough job but not a nightmare. As I had explained in the update there were considerable curve balls to be dealt with. the rusted lines and bleed valves were very time consumi...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U8W
Thank all of you for your helpful replies; Jerry from Texas was the first one that confirmed my suspicion of restricted intake vacuum to egr. I removed the intake manifold & found the egr passage plugged where it meets the idle speed control port. After cleani... Trouble codes: P1408 (egr system).
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L idot lights VIN: 1FAFP36253
well it looks like wiping down the dash circuit board was the fix! so far so good thank you to every one of the members . steve
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L fuel leak VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Thanks to Harold,David&Charles for your input.Next moring after cold start up &running for ten min. fuel pressure regulator o'ring let go.Fuel everywhere.What I found was the residule left in between engine and trans.
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMZU72E65
Based on code P0620, I determined from the Ford diagnostic information that a PCM was needed. I was able to get a new PCM. However after instalation, the same problem was still there as well as code P0620. Installing a Ford OEM reman alternator cured the prob...
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