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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FAPP62T9N
Hey guys, Looks like we have another one here. I am working on a parasitic draw that does'nt want to be found. I have narrowed this down to coming from the fuse that controls the keyless entry, power mirrors, daytime running lamps, dome and vanity lamps ect.....
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L O-2 open/closed Loop VIN: 1FTEX15N6P
During this many many hours of testing wiring, sensors ect nothing helps. New motocraft O-2, map, coolant temp, IAT, TPS, thermostat, 2 different reman ECM (A-1 Cardone). Removed harness from O-2 to harness connection beside battery and tested it for bad wire....
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rear end VIN: 1F54515462
We orgionaly had a vibration so bad when hitting a pot hole, the stick shift would start vibrating and when the shifter vibrated from side to side really bad ,the whole truck vibrated out of control, steering wheel was hard to steer and whatching the front tir...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FDKF37H8S
hi, here is one stumping me. This vehicle came in for a stalling condition on decel when stopping for a light. whith scanner reading data I found that it would not go into closed loop and the o2 sensor was not switching. I smoked the engine assuming a vac leak...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, sag/lacks power VIN: 1FDLF47F5T
Truck starts right up and stays running, however, when its cold it runs as though it's only running on 5 or 6 cylinders. Has an extremely pronounced dead-miss on what seems like more than one cylinder. Truck has absolutely no power whatsoever, won't even get o...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47G4V
This truck came in for a intermintent no start. Have replaced module and ign. coil and ran fine for a few days. Now I have a no start. There was no cranking rpm or fuel pulse width on the scanner in the morning and now in the afternoon there is. I have scoped ...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rear suspension VIN: 1FALP73W5V
New customer, has had car for 8 years. Customer has replaced the compressor and ride height sensor and the relay. The complaint is that the rear of the car is too low. if you turn on key, engine off and open the driver door the compressor will run for a few s...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L drive axles VIN: 1FTNX21F3W
I have this pain in the butt Ford that came in for a vibration in what appears to be the front end. Found the left wheel bearing bad and replaced. Also the right front lockout was bad as it wouldn't engage. I would assume this truck orginally had automatic loc...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6534X
Hi guys, I have a Ford here that will idle great in park, but as soon as you put it in drive or reverse it starts to surge and the idle goes down then it dies abruptly. No codes are setting and I have already replaced the Idle Air Control Motor. Not sure if it...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73W92
Hi guys I don't know where to go with this one, 4wd is inoperative and it is slipping and it feels like the slipping is in the transfer case. I saw similar problems in the archives but nothing about slipping and I would hate to change the motor or the control ...
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11372
We have an '02 Zetec that will set a code P1383 for over retarded cam timing after we installed a new timing belt.The vehicle came in as a no start crank ok. The timing belt had jumped and was not broken. We reinstalled the belt thinking it was off a tooth or ... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT over retarded)
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAFP11342
Replaced timing belt etc for maintenace, VCT engine. Had problem with one a year or so ago getting VCT and exhaust cam timing set up. So last several we have lined up everything as required, left VCT alone, re installed belt with no drivability problems. Didnt...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55274
Hello theis car got towed to us last week with a no start,customer stated that it had a trans rebuilt just recently,we scanned the computer and got a code for engine temp sensor replaced that still no start had good fuel pressure and spark ok too,so I checked ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor sygnal problem)
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L all shifting VIN: 1FAHP23106
On cold start up the car shifts fine. As the vehicle warms up it is harder to take off from a stop. The car keeps moving forward slower and slower and the engine revs higher and higher. We replaced the valve body, torque converer, front pump and all the intern...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
Thanks to all that replied. I drove the wheels off the truck and it felt like it ran better and now it does start. I never would have thought that it would come down to that. Thanks again as you saved me some sleepless nights
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5IU4W
i tested fuel pump circit all tested good as per reply swapped fuel pump relay and customer had to have vehicle back. wiil up date if brings back. thanks for all help Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel circuit).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no 4-low VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
Thanks to all the replies, The problem was the gem module was looking for a neutral reading from mlp sensor as in a automatic.there was a lot of changes on the vehicle was afraid to try a reprogram gem to look for cl switch instead of neutral switch. we tied i...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no start no crank VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Just put in new transender(halo) and truck started. Thanks Timothy, you saved us a lot of time. Tich
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 143KB00624
Thanks to all for the help. It was indeed a cloged underbody cat. Replaced cat and sent the car down the road.
2007 Mercury Milan 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MEHM071X7
It was a recalibration issue and it went back to dealer and is now fixed. The ford dealer said it is a generic type code which makes no sense to me. Thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P061B.
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