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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L shift lites VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
thanks for any help or ideas. i have this exploder that came in with 4x4 inop, that is it would not shift out of 2 wheel drive. i pulled codes from gem and found only code listed was for left front door ajar switch..{imagine that} any way did voltage test on s...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L left ft,rear wheels VIN: 2FTRF18W9X
hey guys,i have this weard F150 4X4 with "open" dif's.when parked outside overnight in freezing weather the truck will not roll foward?the customer towed it in to me.when i got to it (20deg warmer)the truck drove normally.i noticed the truck has resistance goi...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L shifter VIN: 1FAFP13P1X
replaced the brake light switch but vehicle still wont shift out of park. please help
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L door locks, horn, parking lights flashing, theft l VIN: 1FAFP4040Y
Hey Ford guys, Intermittently, theft light flashes, parking lamps flash, horn rapidly beeps, door locks repidly keep trying to lock although they're already locked. odometer flashes off & on. engine will start no problem. when problems occur key fab will not...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L charge light VIN: 1FMYU04101
Had this vehicle in the shop several times with the same problem. The charge light will come on and remain on for a short time then go off. The charge rate even, with the heavy load is 13.0-13.8v, with or without the light being on. It doesn't have any related...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everybody, I need some help and or advise on this one. This escape has a misfire on cyl's 1 and 2. Here's what happens I cleared the codes and started the vehicle and for about 40 sec there is no missfire then the missfire begins on cyl's 1 and 2 and at tha... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
Checked MAF if it was dirty, it was not , cleaned it anyway.It did not make any difference.Not all the time does fuel trim at above 20%.Most of the time it stays at 14% at idle.At cruise fuel trim is at 10%.Wiggled wires , nothing changes.Checked pcv and intak... Trouble codes: 171 (too lean), 174 (too lean)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F01
Thanks all in advance. This truck came in with a hard start and running bad problem. Also the customer said that he was going thru about a gal of oil a day (about 200 hundred miles). After looking at it the turbo was bad and the glow plugs were worn. So I repl... Trouble codes: P0340, P1260
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bogs VIN: 1FDXE45F32
It usaually happens when the truck is warm, cause it must be driven a bit before the problem happens. But, if you get in it and drive it easy, the problem wont occur, but, if its being driven to call or run alittle bit hard, it will start bogging down and wont...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L vibration VIN: 1FAFP34P62
we have a 2002 ford focus. As the car is driven there seems to be a real bad vibration from what feels like the right side of the car. The noise is more prononced if the wheel is moved slighlty to the right. It can even be heard standing still in drive while t...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
The truck 1st came in it would not start. It was determined the high pressure oil pump was defective. We replaced the high pressure oil pump and the regulator. It fixed the no start problem and the engine ran fine and was given to the customer. About 3 weeks l...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTSW31P74
truck cane in for loosing heat in cab on decel the vacuum actuated valve is not on this truck customer installed new t stat 4 days ago problem still exsists , we checked truck out found egr cooler leaking installed cooler delete kit and rer tested system all p...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L exhaust camshaft VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
Vehicle had misfire codes and po171 and odd running. After tests I pulled left valvecover because it fit posts for other vehicles that had broken tensioner and jumped left exhaust camshaft. That is exactly what happened. From the posts it appears that the cam ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V7Y
car came to up on tow truck,customer stated the car lost power,check engine light came on and bellowing smoke from tail pipe,white smoke and very strong smell of gas. we checked car and found coils contaimeted with water and shorting out. replaced all 8 coils ... Trouble codes: P0300

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L heater blend door VIN: 1FDLE40S2V
special thanks to tim,tony& roger who sent wiring and tsb on this should have been recalled ford. i got a door at wreckin yard and installed.also installed acuator motor as the problem on this one was the motor closed door to tight in the warm position and fin...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU1861W
We had a bad coil that caused the hesitation. After we changed the bad coil, we also had bad spark plugs and boots. We gave the truck a tune up and the engine codes are gone and the customer is happy. Thank you to all that helped.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L p/s binding VIN: 1FNW21F91E
well turned out after they replaced p/s pump again it seemed to work good.now we did replace the hydroboost unit and steering gear box and all the p/s hoses.but replaced the pump one last time and its fixed.thanks everybody for the input.kyle [...]
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17222
I going to call these fixed. As per all the information I recived from all of you out there. The IMRC shaft seals are just like a EGR valve and will leak unper a smoke check. I took everyones advise and replace the intake manifold spacer and so far so good. Th... Trouble codes: P0174.
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FMYU94105
Thanks for the replies, what i ended finding was that the aftermarket starter was pulling power at times even with its power fuses removed. So we removed the whole system and repaired the wiring and all in life is good. Thanks agian and Happy Holidays
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWW31P25
Thank you all for the advice I found the harness next to the fuel filter soaked with fuel and wires damaged that control the VGT control valve thank you again
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Heater VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Thanks to everybody for the help, we finally got the customer to ok more diag. time, we pulled the dash and checked the blend door and motor, next the heater core, we found the core to be 60 % restricted. We called the customer to tell them and they couldn't ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Fuel Delivery VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
Thanks for the quick replys. I ended up having a local Locksmith who has the keys and the programer to program the new keys to clear the hurtle of the security problum. Again Thanks TO ALL. Ron
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W2X
I have checked everyting that was suggested, we sent the car to the ford dealer so new eyes could look at it. Their final diagnosis was bad Ecm. The customer has declined further repairs so I can't give a final fix yet. I will reply further if I finally do get... Trouble codes: P0171 (Left bank lean exhaust), P0174 (Right bank lean exhaust).
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