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1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Motor Oil VIN: 1FMEU15H8H
How is it possible to have major pressure of motor oil in crank case??? Strong enough to blow oil out dip stick tube when you put engine in gear and give it some gas. If its just idlling its not doing it nor is there any type of pressure over the hole of the d...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTCR15X6R
Before you hit REPLY , tapping shift motor with a hammer did not work . There is no opower feed to the Magnetic clutch , or the speed sensor on the Xfer case . The control module will self test good but does not supply power to above components . Control unit ...
1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Unknown VIN: IFMDA41X2T
thanks for your help, i have an aerostar that pops and cluncks while turning left or right. this aerostar has awd and it feels like a truck that is locked into 4wd. while turning. shakes the whole van. all suspension parts are in good shape. and all tire sizes...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
vehicle came back within one week w/mil on. [...] gross evap leak. turns out i created this one while testing. I broke the evap service port[ green cap] off at the evap management valve[ under battery ]. now lean problem w/ mil on and codes is back. idle q... Trouble codes: P0141, P0144
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
vehicle came in as no start. put pedal to the floor and got it to start. found plugs flooded. did tune-up. still won't start occasionally unless the pedal is floored. idle quality is poor,and seems to lack power and has a random misfire. no codes. fuel pressur...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L battery light VIN: 1FTNF21LOX
Have replaced numerous alternators on this truck. Have tested all powers and grounds and are all good. This alt wont charge unless the charge light is on before starting. Can ground green and red wire to light and it will light, but key on engine off will not ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
truck came in with lack of power. checked fuel psi found to be 65 but would drop to 60 or just below under load. r+r fuel filter had 65+ at all times. test drove and found there real complaint, at high rpms 3500-4000 truck seems to shut clean off till rpms dro...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMPU18L53
well! In a nut shell, New Coils, Plugs, Intake Gaskets lower,Fuel Filter More New Coils Problem: Customer drove in here with misfire cyl 4&6 upsold tune up and replaced coils customer left fine 2 days later same problem misfire 2&4&7 found some coolant in cyl ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPX14574
This truck just quit driving down the road. I've pulled it to the shop and started testing. My scan tool will no communicate with PCM only all other modules it will communicate. I've followed pipoint tests and determined that the PCM is at fault. Also noticed ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Back up warning system VIN: 1FTPW14564
Hello everyone, I have this FX-4 here, the back up warning system does not pick up anything behind the truck. The override switch seems to function correctly. I am using an AE scan tool, it shows all the sensors are detected, no trouble codes, shift in reverse...
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11W55
this vehicle came in on a hook was a no start...put plugs in beacuse of excess fuel and checked spark and inj pulse both good..compression is fine as well.. but this vehicle continues to flood out...coolant temp sensor reads the right temp...i am at a loss any...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1968 Ford GT350 2.5L Turn signal/Tail lights VIN: SFM6S10582
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the interest in this one, problem turned out to be the "dynamite stick" which was suggested by Darin. They are located behind the tail lights. I swapped the left and right one around and problem went to the other side. Customer wants to...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2MELM75WOP
Thanks for all the help. I took and repaired the grn/red wire for the indicator light circuit. Now the alternator charges just fine.
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L MLP sensor VIN: 1FACP5242P
Thanks to all that responded, most indicated that the tool was not necessary - place the transmission in neutral and use the alignment marks on the MLP sensor. Code 634 has been cleared from the computer and has not returned. Thanks Again
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34F8S
Hi Everyone, I hope youall had a grate holiday and will have a grate NEW YEAR as well. Also thank everyone so much for the replyies. It was the one wire haeter in the fuel filter houseing. The reason I was unable to locatethe under hood fuse box was there was ...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
well i got a lot of feedback,and vincent from ny called it. replaced water pump and all is well. thanks again fpr all the help.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L left ft,rear wheels VIN: 2FTRF18W9X
the fix was cleaning and lubricating the caliper bolts.i noticed as the truck would warm up in the shop it would start to be able to roll.i removed the tires,checked all brakes for any unusal wear,none.i removed the lt caliper and noticed "grabby"slides ahha.q...
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46P86
injectors not ok no. Cylinder 7 & Cylinder 1... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contribution Balance Fault), P0281 (Cylinder 7 Contribution Balance Fault).
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