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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMDU34X3P
hi, vehicle came in with severe pull to the right, brakes were down to almost nothing on front. replaced pads and aligned vehicle, still pulls. replaced both front calipers and brake hoses, still pulls. checked pressure at pads and at bleeder screws within 60 ...
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L oil leaks VIN: KNJLTO5HIT
SUSPECT..oil pump seepage elastometer seal to block..wicking slightly under cold conditions,AZ..NO PARTS AVAILABLE,,for last 6-8 years..ANY IDEAS APPRECIATED!! Thank You!!
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U5W
This Ranger came in with a misfire last week. I had changed the spark plugs and wires, all Motorcraft, a few months back. After determining that #1 cyl was not firing after retrieving a p0301, I cleared the code, got out the noid light and plugged it in. No fl...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L auxillary idle control VIN: 1FDAF56F9X
This truck came in eight months ago for an auxillary idle control system that was not operational. I explained to the customer that I had virtually no idea how the system operated but agreed to look at it. The control module had been so used you couldn't even ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNW20F6Y
Thanks in advance for the help. This truck came to me with a hard start in cold weather while plugged in. I went through the normal checks, block heater batteries, starter, glow plugs. All seemed fine except the glow plugs were a little weak. The truck also st...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55211
System still shows full rich both banks - Coolant temp shows OK and IAT sensor shows normal. Both O2 sensors are reading 960 or above and stay there. Can lean out if I give BIG vacuum leak. I have checked archives to get this far but still no fix? Any suggesti... Trouble codes: P1132 (AFR Sensor correcting lean for rich condition), P1152 (AFR Sensor correcting lean for rich condition)
2008 Ford F-750 7.2L Slack adjuster VIN: 3FRXW75T78
Has anyone experienced missing slack adjuster snap rings! that you know were present on the last service.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Horn VIN: 1FTYR0C4WP
Hello techs, first of all I need to apologize for this post in the first place. It was a first time post by another tech. Now on with the fix after checking wiring diagrams we found that by disconnecting the cruise control and theft module the fuse does ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
ok folks, we finally fixed this truck. we stepped back and started from scratch. we got out the smoke machine and checked for vac leaks. we detected a small leaks from the EGR and DPFE hose. we replaced these parts and smoke tested again. no leaks detected. ro... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P33
Ken was 100% right in this repair. We did have the pcm reflashed back to its original specs. The repair was not performed or acknowledged by the original dealership which had flashed it improperly with the wrong year information the first time. Trouble codes: P0407, P0488.
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZK02155
Most said to check heater core temp hoses in and out,some said to check for heater core restriction,I replaced heater core and it still will not heat at idle,I have checked for flow to heater core at idle and it is very poor,I checked the water pump against a ...
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11WXT
thanks everyone for the help. it turned out to be the timing belt had broken - put a new one on and it fired right up. didn't think to look there because when i would spin the motor over it sounded like it had compression - can't figure that one out. customer ...
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