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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Charging VIN: 1FDKE30G6R
ok this van came in about a month ago with a no charge. we put two new batts in along with a altanator and the voltage reg.. it starte charging fine for a couple days then came back for no charge we sent the alt.out and had it tested it tested good and we rela...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 2-3 VIN: 1FTOX1765V
FORD. TRN'S MEN O/D LIGHT FLASHING NO SHIFT 2nd to 3rd.came from other shop that flusher trans after finding antifreeze in trans case. radiator has been replaced also.Thanks in advance for any and all advise. ALAN.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF0727V
This pick-up truck came in with a PO443 in continuous memory. I followed the pin point tests which center around the vapor management valve. The valve was receiving VPWR with key on and was active in output state. Since it receives a duty cycle signal, I verif... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34X3U
this explorer came in with a hard start in cold weather.if you hold gas pedal to floor and keep cranking it will eventually start but blow black smoke until it clears out and then it runs fine until it sits overnight.we replaced intake gaskets,fuel pressure re...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
This Truck has a noise in the Clutch/Transmission area, sounds like a release/throw out bearing. Noise is present when clutch is engaged in neutral. Noise goes away if Clutch is released (no Trans. movement) but will start again if Clutch Pedal is at approx. h...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 1FTNW21S7X
Hey guys, truck came in with hard shifting complaint accompanied with MIL on. I understand there is a VSS module located behind instrment panel, but accessability to test is difficult. Anyone ever run across this or should I just dig in to the dash? Any sugges...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP73WXP
intermittent mil light with no codes. car runs fine...???
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63E7Y
Rough Idle,Dies,surges, on cold start, Runs fine warm.Another shop replaced Iac,Ect,and all filters. We cleaned throttle,Fuel pressure test,and found out if unplug Maf it smoothes out.Replaced Maf,no fix. No codes, any help appreciated
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 143KB00624
towed in no start cranks over fine. checked fuel pressure at 45psi should be 65 psi. replaced pump and filter. no change in condition.replaced plugs gas fouled. has spark checked iac and found broken inside. replaced w/new. still no start. no codes no blow fus...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L hcu VIN: 1FMCU96H96
This goes for a Ford expert tech and/or for any who have already had the same experience before. Replaced HCU (Hydraulic control Unit) including electrical part, this was done because a NO communication problem Once the HCU was physically installed, followed t...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L tail lamps
int. rear tail lamps innopp,power present at headlight switch,front markers work and are on the same circut. trailer light adaptor has voltage. removed left side kick panel have no power on brown wire to rear. found splice pack under hood, inspected and recrim...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L air cleaner box VIN: 1FTEX15N1K
We did a engine cyl. leak down test. Found two cyls. with 45% leakage past rings. You could feel the air coming from the oil cap hole. So the motor has too much blow-by. Thats the problem. Customer decided not to fix, it runs pretty good yet. Thanks to everyon...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30GXR
A replacement PCM fixed this truck, thank you for all your replies. Factory MAP made no difference. I can't tell you why, but much RFI appears only when MAP voltage signal is present at PCM. Seems to bleed from there to every other circuit in or out of PCM. Ne...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
Turns out this was a seat of the pants decision - ran drive cycles CORRECTLY more than once, then got to thinking - this vehicle has four converters and the only monitor that will reset is the EGR if one of the forward converters are borderline (but still won'...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
Replaced DPFE sensor. Code and misfire went away. Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L51
I could never get it to show any signs of leakage around the intake gaskets , but I pulled intake to look at gaskets , the o-rings ong some runners did not appear to be sealin gas good as others, New gaskets fixed it ! Fuel trims perfect , thanks for all the g... Trouble codes: P0171.
1995 Mercury Tracer 1.9L 30 amp fuel injection fuse VIN: 3MARM10J1R
Thank you for all the help. The reman alternator intermittenly shorted. Replaced alternator and works fine. The customer is happy.
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L poor ride VIN: 2MEFM74W74
this car ended up having 2 blizzak ice tires on rear,replaced with problem solved
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L headlamp VIN: 2MEFM74W65
thanks to all who replied--i found the lcm and a light tap and headlamps go out .i installed new one from dealer and all is good.
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