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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine cooling/heat VIN: 2FMDA51455
hello all-honda guy here stuck with a problemed ford. i was asked by the customer to replace a cheap thermostat installed by someone else with a better quality one. the other guy also flushed the system because the coolant in the res. was "very dirty." "engine...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX08L0V
Looking for some Ford help, this one is challenging us, should be a simple one but nothing is fixing it, Just installed a new motor in vehicle, old motor had 200,000 and head gaskets were leaking, at idle there is a miss on cylinder 6, when we unplug #6 coil n...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
OK, I am not working on many Diesels, but here is one. My tech looked at it and changed the oil, it was a gallon low. Also he changed the fuel filter due to a bad oring. The truck will not start unless you plug in the electrical cord and warm it for a long tim... Trouble codes: P1670
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lt ft wheel area VIN: 1FTSX31F52
have this 02 f350 driving me crazy.two months ago,vehicls came in with this noise in the lt ft.i read in fix dadabase about the rt ft being the actual problem.the needle bearings were fine,so i removed the hubs then road tested the truck,the noise was gone.nex...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L camshaft synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP55U32
Problem: After installing the new camshaft position sensor we are not able to clear the code P1336 (misaligned cam sensor) Our history. We have installed these shafts before but have never had this problem. We have the 303-589 synchro positioner tool for linin...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no heat VIN: 2FMZA51483
This Van came to us with no heat we found coolent in the oil so we replaced the head gaskets, thermostat, coolant resevor and flushed the system and about a month earler Ford put on a water pump. the problem that i am having is there is a water pipi thats run ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L voltage VIN: FA4EA91884
Ok, this is a friend of mines truck and the issues with the charging system started about nine to ten months ago when the alternator went bad and he replaced it.. Starting again this fall he has since replaced three alternators. And in between times the vehicl...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L belt VIN: 1LNHM97V1X
Could someone please email me the correct routing diagram for the serpentine belt on this beast. It's my first Continental and I cannot find anyone with that information.I'm a rural shop with limited access to information. Thanks
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L control VIN: 1LNHM86S14
we replaced a shorted water control valve, and now are changing the control head and need to program it, I have just updated my NGS to 2008 model year but I cant seem to access the module programing function on this vehicle through my NGS scanner. I am missing...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1MEHM55S22
ok guys, this car came in with an issue of shutting off while driving. being told that when the radio and heater are on the dash lights all come on, most of the time just for a few seconds but other times the lights come on and car stalls out. when i first saw...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W12
First of all thanks to all that replied... Customer complains that on the highway during 35 minutes of driving the temperature light will flicker and the car will stall.. the car will restart about 15 minutes later... Temperature gauge reads normal..No indicat...
2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MEHM07Z07
vehicle presents as a no start no crank and has a security light that is flashing steady. is there a procedure to reset this light and allow vehicle to start again? thank you

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Thank you to all that replied to my post. General consensis was that 90MA draw should not kill a battery in one week, however 50MA was considered more in line with other Fords. Also if you interupt the PCM/ECM's path to 'sleep' mode in the 1st 45 min it will g...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
sorry for the delay,my computer went down for a while.I received lots of replies thank to those who took the time to read my post,some suggested to checked wiring to anti-theft system which i did twice.others to try to program two new keys this part i was not ... Trouble codes: B1260.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L acc delay relay VIN: 1FTNX21L81
Many Thanks for all the help, the problem has not reoccurred. the truck has no evidence of moisture at the gem, I believe the probability of of a short in the fuse panel is the problem, as soon as I can get him to part the truck I will post the fix, Thanks...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L whistle noise underhood VIN: 1FTPW14575
sorry it took so long to close everyone. i wanted to make sure the truck is fixed. 2 weeks ago i replaced the alternator on the truck. i drove it around and the customer has been driving it since and the noise is gone. wierd noise (steady whistle), not one th...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S63
Thanks to all who replied. The PCM was faulty due to an internal grounding problem of the coil drivers. Although the coils were firing, the pcm saw a weak signal and shut down the injectors to 3,5, and 6. Installed a new computer had it flashed and all is well... Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil circit), P0355, P0356.
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
replaced distributor assy and adjust vehicle timing
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