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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Stall VIN: 1FTCR14T7L
hey all, thanks in advance for looking at this one and helping me out. this truck will stall out intermittently cruising down the highway between 45-55 mph. when the engine stalls it cuts off completely, almost instantly. it does not bog down like it is starvi...
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L valvetrain noise VIN: 1FALP47V2T
after replaced the heads with customer suplied used heads and started the car now have very loud upper end sounds like too much valve clearance have not checked timing but tools locked every thing down and when installed the balancer it was right on tdc mark w...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U8V
car came in for a no heat problem. did a system flush, still no heat, had hot coolent on one side but not the other side of the heater core, took the lines off the heater core and ran water though it, heat was there. customer took it, came back a week later, n...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L headlights VIN: 1FAFP6535X
The vehicle came in with the headlights on with the switch in the off position. It has been going on for a few weeks. It is not equipped with DRl's or fog lights. On occasion the condition corrects itself and they work normally. With the condition present I ha...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U34E2X
this suv will not start intermittently after short drive and short about 15 min soak.cranks but no start.fuel pressure good-60/65 psi.has spark at no is so intermittent that i have not been able to have scan tool on it when it acts codes in engi...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1135X
this is the only time we have seen this car. the belt is probly original.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L white puffy smoke VIN: 1FDWE30F5X
this vehicle has a lot of thick white smoke as you are driving it with low power after engine is at normal temperature and when in idle when you press down on accelarator. water and oil is not mixing plz help.also it smells like raw diesel fuel.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4wd operation VIN: 1FMZU73E62
thanks to all who read this. we disassembled the transfer case in this explorer to replace leaking seals. after back together the 4wd ind. is flashing and system does not work. rechecked assembly and all seems good. found napafix article referring to poor grou...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU77E82
Hi Guys, This truck came in with the complaint of when the 4 wheel drive is turned on the front end pulls to the left and makes a load noise. So when I test drove the truck it drives fine in 2 wheel drive but as soon as it enters 4 wheel drive it starts making...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FTNX21L02
OK Ford guys, I hope someone has seen this before. When you drive this F250 super duty down the road you hit a bump, large or small there is a bad vibration sometimes worse than other times in the front end/drivetrain.You hit another bump and it stops compleat...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W13
Well, got this expedition in couple days ago. All the codes listed above were present. Engine skipping, low power. Scan PID's showed Bank 1 running very rich- LTFT- -25%, Bank 2 running lean- LTFT- +15% to +25%. Vacuum gauge shows a steady 18in. Fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (P0172- Bank 1 rich), P0172 (Bank 1 rich), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21PO3
Vehicle will start but not accerate and stalls when dropped into gear Icp pressure at 330 and 85% We know there is a pressure problem We found a bad icp and changed it We grounded ipr and cranked pressure is low we disconnected the idm and cranked with ipr gro...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
I really need some help! This vehicle first came in with an intermittent loss of oil pressure. It had not had the oil changed in about 15000 miles and was using 10w30 oil. But did not have that much debris for such horrible maintenance. I cleaned out the oil p... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank 2), P0349 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit intermittent bank 2)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWF161L3X
Ok FORD and MERCURY TECHS I have 99 cougar in my shop and this is a close freind that Iam trying to help,but did not know that some one had allready tried to fix this problem.My freind lost his key to his car and some one tried to change the cylinder lock and ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61LO1
car is a no start. Has no spark. Crank position sensor is functioning correctly. Has fuel pressure all the time. Coil has been replaced. All power and grounds are available at the ecm. Power is available at the coil pack while cranking. One question I have is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0304

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F5V
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
thank you techs for your replies.we had the computer reflashed and this did not solve the problem.since we had the trans code for epc failure,we had the trans checked by our local trans specialist who told us the trans is wasted.customer is putting the repa... Trouble codes: P1747.
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
thank you techs for your replies.we had the computer reflashed and this did not solve the problem.since we had the trans code for epc failure,we had the trans checked by our local trans specialistwho told us the trans is wasted. customer is putting the repair ... Trouble codes: P1747.
2002 Ford F F650 7.2L hydromax VIN: 3FDNF65H12
The connection between the fuse panel and the GEM showed slight signs of corrosion. Cleaning this corrosion did not help. A new GEM module was installed and reprogramed by a Ford dealership to recalibrate the speedometer. The GEM was triggering the amber li...
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