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1986 Ford Bronco II 2.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FMBU1454F
custmer returned with low power under load complaint. went throught he usual checks and some i doulbe checked to be sure i was not missing something. well here it sits and i have done everthing twice. t5hen i cam to the distributor and checked the base timing ...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L fuel pump removal VIN: 1FTJW36FTE
Needs a fuel transfer pump- one that sits in the valley. I assumed it was like the 6.9- until I could not get one fuel line nut loose- the one on the passenger side head. Turbo head pipe is in the way. I loosened the pipe, but cannot get at the nut. At this po...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N4T
hello all i have the worst ford in the world in my shop . this truck came in a week ago we replaced the hall sensor and solved the problem . Tuck came back on the hook with low fuel pressure replaced fuel pump ran fine .vehical has good spark good fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P1351
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L steering VIN: 1FTHF36G2V
i am back at square one with this one. i tried adjusting the original gear box before electing to replace it if i separate outer tierods from the spindle both move freely. however on a road test turning either direction is easy having it turn back is where the...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMYU24E3W
This is a transmission problem!I am not a transmission tech.Customer brought to me to check for electrical problems with trans.Here is the low down,start engine put in reverse or low 1 and engine will continue to run.Put shifter in drive or low 2 and it will k...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L heater VIN: 1FMRU1769W
cAR COMES IN WITH INTERMITTENT HEATER. We found a bad blend door actuator,replaced it, same problem. flushed h/core, same problem, replace t/stat,same problem. I think we have an air bleed problem but can't do anything to change original complaint. Help!
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L electric window passenger VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Passenger window will not go up from drivers switch, fine on its own switch. Can probably guess wiring configuration but a diag would make it so much easier to test. Not readily available here in the UK, can anyone help please?
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
Thank you in advance for your help. I have a truck that came in with a low brake pedal. Needed four wheel brake job including wheel cylinders in the rear. I flushed brake fluid very well but still has a low pedal. The pedal feels just fine when the truck is of...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Climate Control display VIN: IFMPUI8LXX
The classic “It wasn’t like this when I brought it to you" scenario: The Expedition’s climate controls have all gone blank and it is stuck on high speed fan hot defog. All other gauges now max out upon starting the car and then settle down to their proper read...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDA35V11
customer calls says truck wont start brings in starts fine check and find original spark plugs with gap 40 thou over suggest tune afterwards cust informs me he has had problem with cold start for months says he must put foot on accelerator or truck wont start ...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU02184
I have 2004 ford escape with a 3.0 liter that Intermittently will have a surge/ rough idle, stall at idle and a surge at cruse. I have checked fuel pressure (65 psi). The fuel trims do not indicate it has a vaccum leak. I was could not find any vaccum leak. i ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14535
Hi all I have a little problem. I i am trying to change a coil and spark plug on a 2005 5.4 ford F-150 and of course the sleeve broke and stayed in the spark plug hole. I tried the tool from ford but the sleeve turns in the hole Hi all I have a little problem....
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A93
This vehicle will intermitently stall while driving, intermitent crank with no start. All fuses good. Will display error message on driver information display, i.e. ETC Limp Mode and Check Parking Brake. We were able to duplicate no start syptoms. During no st... Trouble codes: U1262 (Std. Comm. Protocol Communications Bus Fault), B2900 (Vin Mismatch ABS), C1805 (PCM and/or ABS/Tracs control module mismatch), U1147 (Std. Com. Protocaol Invaild/missing data for security), U1047 (S.C.P. Invalid data for vehicle speed), U1041 (S.C.P. Ivaliv missing vehicle speed data)
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hard shift all gears VIN: 2MELM75W5S
good day 2 all. This car came two me with a water leak! pressur tested system and coolant poored out every where.picked the car up and freeze plugs leaking (3 ON THE LEFT 3 ON THE RIGHT) from the rear all so.costomer agreed 2 letting me pull the engine.pull, p...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCWW37S02
Well this nightmare truck is finally fixed and runs awesome! I would like to thanks all the techs that replyed with very helpful suggestions. Terry [...] helped by sug... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0310.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S62
Found the problem with this one after the customer agreed to do a complete tune up. Removed spark plugs, and found #1 and #3 spark plugs had carbon tracking down the side of the plugs. Installed new plugs and wires. Started up and turned on a/c NO MISFIRE. pro...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K03
took Dougs advise and blocked off egr, the idle was perfect,installed new egr and road tested perfect,want to add egr was not open,not even slightly,but the diaphram was leaking vac.,how this affected only 2 cylinders i dont know since the egr port is directly... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306.
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Hi beams VIN: 2FTRX18W64
Strongly suspect multi-function switch issue, but hard to prove with all systems working. No water intrusion on this one. Client will monitor this one and report any further issues. Thanks for the replies, Abe
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P65
It's a good day. The truck is fixed. There's a saying that "I'd rather be lucky than good any day." I got lucky! Last night I tried a differenet scanner because I was suspicious that my scanner wasn't fast enough to read can. I couldn't find where it read any ... Trouble codes: P0266, P0341, P0478, P115A (low fuel level - forced limit power), P2614 (cmp signal output circuit open), U0105 (lost comm with fic module.).
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vent VIN: 1FMZU73E65
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: ILNLM8IW2T
Thanks to every one who replied,as all the replys stated it was not an alarm problem,if it was the engine would not crank,as i was getting no injecor or coil pulse i checked for an RPM signal at the control unit and had none,i traced the wires to the crank sen...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L temperature VIN: 1LNLM83W1V
well the car is gone , this is what i did, i jumped a hot wire to pin 26 and after a few mins i got one controller to go into self diags and spit out 3 codes 2 for actuator( yes i know about the door problems with fords i went trough the fix database first! li...
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MECM50U4M
The fix is in , this car was driven by the boss man who went with his gut and said it sure feels like a tps to me, we retested the tps with a scope and it passed, no gliches seen.Since we were running out of ideas we installed a new tps anyway and went through... Trouble codes: 173 (hego not switching causing a rich condition).
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air bag VIN: 2MEHM75W54
thanks to all 5 replies i told the customer to take it to dealer as the 5 replies had told me the customer is going to keep me informed thanks again
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