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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L clutch slave VIN: 1FTDF15YXK
Customer came in with no clutch pedal. Refilled fluid and bled the system. Shifted fine and customer decided to go ahead, bite the bullet and replace the slave, clutch, flywheel. We replaced the clutch disk, pressure plate, slave, flywheel, throw out bearing,...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Harmonic Damper VIN: 1FAPP64R5L
Have a problem with this T bird. It is a supercharged 3.8 which cam in about a week ago with a harmonic damper snapped off at the timing cover. So we waited for a week to get a new one and had to take the timing cover off to get the rest of the damper off. REp...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25F8S
Thanks to all.We have f250 that will shut of while driving.Customers original complaint is that trans shifting erratically and not shift at all sometimes,speedo worked erratically an O/D lite flashing.check codes P0500,p0344,p1663.Replaced vss in rear end hous... Trouble codes: P0500, P0344, P1663 (fdcs koeo)
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14XXS
Truck came in for a no start condition.PCM ground to PCM relay is making relay click all the time.can ground wire at PCM relay stops clicking but truck still will not start. Has no injector pulse,and cannot communicate with PCM.Found that wiring harness going ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
We have this ford explorer that shortly after replacing front wheel bearing assemblies the abs light came on, hooked up modis and had a code c1145 rf speed sensor, checked connectors and thought we didnt have plugged in good so we cleared code and went for a t...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
cruise system inoperative. alldata info is vague. checked iatn archives, tested all inputs to pcm from actuators & also monitored on modis scan data. all actuator inputs are good. trying to determine if concern is within the pcm or in the injector driver modul...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L fuse VIN: 1FTRX17WX1
Good morning to everyone.I have this 01 f150 that came in for a abs light on needed lf wheel speed sensor and had code for abs pump cuircut.found power wire to pump coroded and broken @ motor.While repairing wire it shorted out on the pump housing now I have n...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX21L51
Spark Plug blew out of #6 Cylinder, Took the threads with it! Is there any fix short of pulling the head? Thanks in advance for your responses!!
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
hello again its me rick from martins in forney texas. i have a 04 f150 that came in for lifter noise intermittantly, customer opted to replace lifters, while doing this i replaced the timing chain guides due to excessive wear, and the spark plugs, that was a c... Trouble codes: P0307
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L steering box VIN: 2FAFP71W57
This is a police car driven 24/7. Nighttime driver experiences intermittent hard steering when stopped. When vehicle reaches 20 mph, steering becomes EZ again. Also, hard to steer around corners. Happens off and on all night. Daytime driver very rarely experie...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L evap hose routing. VIN: 2MEFM75W1X
Customer ran over something and knocked the evap hose on the drivers side off. We reinstalled the hose, but there seems to be a part missing. The hose we have comes out of the canister, clips on the frame and ends with a plastic nipple. We have no idea what go...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blower VIN: 2MEFM75W02
morning the blower on this grand marquis runs at constant speed whenever the ignition switch is on. turning the hvac off does not change blower operation. i suspect the blower motor speed controler and have a direct circuit between the large orange wire (powe...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMCU24X8S
Sorry for the late reply to this, was waiting to make sure this was fixed. Robert, thanks for info.,you were right,I found out the 4x4 and power window system have 2 things in common, a battery saver relay and an accessory delay relay. The actual relay I am n...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starter VIN: 1FALP6531T
thanks to all who replied. the proble was an aftermarket keyless entry system. i disconnected keyless entry and car starts fine. thanks again.
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Spider gears VIN: KNJLT05HXV
Thanks to all who responded to my parts search. Some sources I had already called and some I hadn't. I ended up buying a used differential gear with spiders from Total gear & Drivetrain in Hastings, Mn PH#[...]. National Drivetrain referred me to them...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
I'm not sure if this one is fixed or not. I pulled the old glow plugs out and found the tips were in rough shape as if they had been too hot. Most of the replies centered on a wiring problem through the valve cover gasket or with the wiring under the valve cov...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP404X2
Well, as sometimes happens, the customer, a young kid, decided that he just couldn't afford for us to persue this problem, so out the car went unrepaired. But in an attempt to salvage this post I'd like to share some hints that we recieved as to what might be ...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45SO3
I cleaned ,mass air flow and got better readings, but know the fuel trims are around +12-+14 on the long term, not enough to set a code but a little high for me. city vehicle, so we put it back in service. you guys sure gave some good idea's though that I di... Trouble codes: P0174.
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