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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L spindles VIN: 1FTHF26HON
Rear differential gets gear oil into drums from the oil bath seals. we installed new seals but the pitting on the spindles does not allow a good seal. I am wondering if anyone knows of a repair sleeve kit like the ones used on harmonic balancers when they get ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, LONG CRANK HARD STAR VIN: 1FTHX25H3P
this truck will only start cold with starting fluid after started and idling smells rich and warm will start on its own also with key on can hear fuel pumps run all the time and that is with either tank fuel pressure unknown need some help out of my comfort zo...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5637S
This vehicle has a surge & stall. It will stall also after I exit the KOER test! I found a tip for O2 sensor problem & replaced with no help. My scanner also shows that the Baro. is 27.4 when idling, when the engine speed is increase it will decrease slowly to... Trouble codes: 173 (System Indicates Rick Bank 1)
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36G4V
Vehicle was pulled in. Customer stated he pulled into a parking lot killed he truck and went into store. Upon returning the vehicle wouldn't start. Instarted with the obvious and checked for fire and all cylinders were good. Then checked fuel pressure, and aft...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
i repaced fuel pump because the fuel pressure was below spec. and i was getting lean codes on cylinders 2 and 4 test drove vehicle and same ploblem occurs when vehicle reaches opperating temp.pulled vehcle back in and checked coil packs on clyinders 2and4 and ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L L / Hub VIN: 1FT2R15X9X
Hello, Thanks for taking a look at this post. I have a Ranger that will shift into 4-hi, go about 100 feet and then the left hub disengages. I put on a used hub I had lying around and the same thing happened, then I tried a third hub, no change (when I jack th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L acc delay relay VIN: 1FTNX21L81
OLD GUY NEEDS HELP WITH THIS ONE! This truck cam in with a dead battery complaint, heater fan not shutting off and abs light on no speedometer found 5v feed back on ign circut to gem module holding acc relay on with ign off, we replaced gem and all was well fo...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45EX2
This Ranger was towed in. Customer stated "was driving chuggled then died and no restart". We towed truck in next morning it started for about 5 seconds then died and MIL light was not illuminated anymore. After it cooled off again it started MIL light was on ...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L p/s pump VIN: 2FMZA52453
this windstar keeps coming back with a power steering pump leak. we have replace the pump twice with remaned cardone pumps. we have flushed the system before each pump replacement. Both times the front seal is where the leak occurs. this time it will not leak ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDWW36P65
this vehicle came in hydro-locked. we replaced head gaskets and egr cooler and when we cranked it up after changing the oil, it would start running rough and rpm will flare up when you lightly tip in on the accelerator. icp goes high (above 4,000 psi) and ipr ... Trouble codes: 2284 (icp circuit performance)
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Electronic VIN: 2FMDA52285
Thanks for any help on this. This Freestar has manual HVAC with dual zones. The passenger zone only blows cold. I have removed the actuator and can turn the blend door with no problems. The actuator was only $20.00 so I put one on to see if there was a differe...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S63
I could really use some help on this one! Dead miss that does not show as a missfire, just coil circuts. My first suspision was the pcm was damaged by the coils. cyls 3, 5 and 6. Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil circit), P0355, P0356
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, p0320 VIN: 1MELM62W2R
please help ford guys..this cougar is killin me...every month it will stall at a stoplight and then crank no start. cust tows into shop and of course car starts and runs like a dream. can never duplicate problem myself. first time put new ford crank sensor (fo... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: IMEFM55S9Y
Hey guys. Car came in with a rough run condition. Both codes PO191 P1237. Cleared codes car fine . I let it run for 2 hours then power braked it . The car stalled and would not restart. Let sit for 2 mins started back up. Car reset the 1237 code but not the ot... Trouble codes: P0191, P1237 (fuel pump sec circuit malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L hard cranking warm VIN: 1FAPP64R9P
We replaced cam sensor and spark plug wires, seemed to take care of the problem, Thanks to all that responded
1996 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Unknown VIN: IFMDA41X2T
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1,2,3,4, switched relays VIN: 2FMZA5141X
I would like to think everyone for their input. The 4 relays are grounded by the rear electronic control module. The rear module is responsible for most of the body functions and has a built in Gem(timer) module. Generally, if any door switch is on. This modul...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U81
After testing power and gounds to PCM I decided that we needed a PCM. Customer declinded repairs and decided to trade car in. Thanks for all the suggestions.
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYUO4172
Thanks for all the help. What I found was the new ign coils I installed did not produce enough spark when cold replaced coils with a different brand car starts fine.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZA54432
after reading the many suggestions and checking the vehicle,we went to cam sensor and found much debris.after a thorough cleaning the followup roadtest and drivecycle proved the problem fixed.thanks guys,iatn strikes again.i know i will upgrade my subscription... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX3H13E
This bad boy if FIXED! Ok to make a long story short, I found that my scanner could not communicate with vehicle, which in some ways made me think the PCM craped out because the relay was clicking consantly. Done multipule tests and decided to go back over the...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAHP53235
Thanks everyone for the info. It ended up being the flex fuel module under the dash. I did have to reset the miles to empty display on the dash. It was at 0 miles to go, until I reset it.
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