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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L brake lights VIN: 1FDNF70H4F
This truck has no brake lights, the brake switch works. I would like to know if someone could fax me a wireing diagram for the brake lights. I tried to match the colors from an 85 f350 to no avail. I believe the brake lights get power thru the taillight wires....
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Hard start cold only VIN: 1FTHX26G1P
found that vehicle will crank for 15 to 20 seconds before it will fire after started vehicle idles rough and will cut out and stall if you try to rev motor after warm engine starts with ease and runs good retested for fuel problem and found that fuel was not a...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Hello everybody, need some help with finding the cause of exesive body vibration on idle with loads on, when in drive or reverse. All mounts were replaced during testing, nothing really helped the condition. Performed ford TSB for body noise/vibration, which s...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on, UNABLE TO COMMUNICAT VIN: 1FALP4041R
car driven in by customer w/complaint of mil lamp on and vehicle running rough. tried to communicate and unable have checked power and ground have both, but on + bus terminal no power, wiring diagrams are not matching mitchell's. vehicle has obd2 aldl, but mit...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMCA11U0S
Good morning everyone I have a 95 aerostar that we just replaced the engine in. We can not get it to idle smoothly. I realize that this is a very open question but I am out of ideas. I have tryed maf,o2 and we have transferred all of the sensors from the old e...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MLP sensor VIN: 1FMDU32XXV
I have this explorer that came to us w/ no shift. The scanner showed that the mlp wouldn't change. There was one inside the truck, so i installed this one (used). Ok now it will change when its pulled into drive it would show park. i could hold a little preasu...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering fluid VIN: 2FMZA5144X
This windstar came in about a year ago with the seals blown out in the rack. Replaced the rack and flushed system and vehicle was fine. Came back the other day with the customer complaining of fluid spilling out of reservoir after vehicle is shut off. Steering...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP66L1Y
The ignition lock cylinder is broken out.Car was stolen did run with screwdriver in ignition cylinder.fuel pump died now replaced 35 to 45 psi after filter but not at fuel pressure test port.Fuel line clear to rail.But no pressure at rail.I need help!!!
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP369YW
1st 3k rpm with scanner 244f &gauge on dash 1/2 , idle for several min temp climbs 3/4 scanner shows 244f,after idle temp drops on dash gauge1/2 fans are on blowing cold air from rad &will not cycle off cycle key fans stays off until temp reaches 235f bleed sy...
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L brake lights VIN: 1FA4B23JK1
This is a strange one, brake lites stay on. Brake switch is good (even tried a new one) Multifunction switch is good ( tried a new one) Wiring all seems ok. the only fuse that will put the brake lites out is the #1 underhood fuse for the rear wiper motor. I ch...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L reverse lights VIN: 1FMRU15W03
Customer brought this in with the complaint of no reverse lights. I found the #14 fuse in the CJB blown. Replaced the fuse. Reverse lights worked fine. Took it on a test drive, they still worked. An hour after the customer picked it up, it blew the fuse again....
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X63
Vehicle has 75000 Customer complaint was intermitent no start, cycle key and vehicle would start. Service engine light on. SEEMS LIKE THE TIMING IS OFF WHEN THE PROBLEM OCCURS. I know the cam affects the timing of the individual coils. We pulled codes(p0340 C... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L fluid level VIN: 1FMZU72K83
I have serviced a couple of these transmissions and I'm never realy sure if the level is correct. using the ford guide lines for the level checking. and counting the amount of drips per second at the above tempitures. does ant one have a better way of checking...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FTRW14W94
i have looked at all the visual aspects of this dash and see no bad wires - gauges flutter for aprox 15 to 20 seconds then work fine untill the truck is started again . truck runs fine and has no codes stored . has any one seen this problem
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
this lincoln has no heat looked in archives and found many repairs by replacing blend door actuator.i found the black plastic at the top of the actuator broken.i installed a new actuator,every thing was good until i put the temp to 75 degrees.at that temp the ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Hi all, this ford is driving us crazy. The car seems to miss at idle. Runs ok above idle. The plugs are good. The coils are all good. Cylinder 1 and 4 do not seem to drop off when unplugging the coils. We have injector pulse and plenty of fuel on the plugs. We...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Gauges VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
This vehicle came in with a complaint of an intermittent no start and the alarm going off. Also when this problem occurs the gauges jump up and go back down. I tried wiggle testing all wires under the steering column that were accessible but cannot duplicate t...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 1LNHM97V61
we have a lincoln that drains the battery.we have narrowed it down to the interior lighting.it works normally when door is opened as well as when the switch is turned on.after the theater lights dim and go out they turn themselfs back on and will turn on inter...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 5LMFU28RX4
This vehicle came in with a complaint of stalling at idle in gear. No current codes stored however, the above codes were stored as pending. The engine feels as though it is a very brief total system shutdown. 90% of the time when you feel the engine cut out, i... Trouble codes: P0354 (coil d primary/secondary), P0355 (coil e primary/secondary), P0356 (coil f primary/secondary), P0358 (coil h primary/secondary)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L converter? VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Thanks everyone for their help on this [...] Taurus, As I said at some point our local dealership had a fire and had no reprogramming ability. The MLP switch on the transaxle was replaced due to not always reading what gear the transmission was in, battery was...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF18W4V
Update, exhaust not restricted Also noticed converter will go into lock up when in gear at idle or at low speeds, fuel volume good, going to try new PCM and reprogram, I will let you know.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FTNF20L4Y
sorry for the late responce but i was waiting for the customer. He had the front end aligned and the tires rotated. I fully believe it was the tires. they were a off brand with the rears being a name brand. Just didnt look right. I mentioned using a steering s...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZUR7E31
Multiple problems before we got to the end. Module was indeed bad.Had other tech put mod in while I was gone,this set us back for awhile.I had forgotten to tell him I had pulled the fuse because it was blown anyway.This is why the mod had no output to motor bu...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXE45FX3
after replacing glow plugs on customers request it starts they did test good but after replace no problems thanks all!
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15EX5
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMNE31L76
hi guys and thanks for all the responses. After checking all power, grounds and relays, we determined that the ecm was the problem. since the van was under warranty for emissions the customer has taken it to ford and they fixed it under warranty. It was the ...
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