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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
This vehicle has a 300ma draw on IP fuse# 25, which feeds the inst. cluster and the GEM. If anyone has seen this before, any input would be appreciated.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMEU17L2V
Truck came in oil in coolant , no coolant in engine or trans. Other shop replaced cooler at oil filter twice. Customer states oil use is excessive. Vehicle runs Good and no other symptoms. thanks for your time
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
I have had a hard time duplicating the problem. I did once and it would crank with a sputter. It started for me but the customer says it will take 20 minutes sometimes. The car has to be driven and then sit for about an hour. Its not hot outside(45), so I thin...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard start when cold VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
would like to know if anyone could tell me when looking for external oil leak from injectors where do they usually leak at? I have one leaking at top side
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTNE24L44
OK, we're usually pretty good at these oddball problems but this one is starting to aggravate us. After driving for a short time, shut off engine and interior lites flash very quickly (2-3 times per second) with clicking from dash behind radio and accessory de...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L level ride VIN: 5LMPU28L9W
Thanks in advance for your time. The customerís complaint is that the pump for the level ride runs too often (comes on about every 30 seconds to a minute and runs for about the same) and that the pump is very loud. The car always rides level. I sprayed the rea...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A13
Hello Everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read this plea for help. We pulled the trans and repaired for broken band apply servo. Reinstalled trans and always turned engine in direction of running rotation. Tried to start engine, turned over slow and made ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U72
I have an 02 mercury sable with a missfire on #6. have swapped plug wires and spark plugs. miss still on same cylinder. replace coil pack,miss still on same cylinder.. swap injectors,#6 still missing. ck injector pulse do not see pulse skip beat but vehicle is...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hard Start VIN: 1FTHF25H9R
Thankyou all who replied to this request! I did alittle more diagnosis the next morning after the truck sat in our shop over night. I disabled the ignition and the injectors,cranked the engine,then did a sparkplug read. Five out of eight plugs were soaking wet...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
Thanks for all the great help. I called our local ford dealer with the VIN Got the Right MAF sensor and that fixed my condition. I used three after market MAF sensors before and realized with the high fuel trim it could only be a MAF. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1131, P1151.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L drive axles VIN: 1FTNX21F3W
Thanks to all that replied. I ended up replacing the right side spindle bearing only as the main part of the wheel bearing appeared to be ok. That seems to have been the final cure. I also plugged the vacuum lines as suggested since it has manual replacemen...
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11372
Thanks John [...]! You advised the proceedure NOT spelled out by Ford: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS HOLD THE EXHAUST CAM ON THE FLATS ON THE CAM AND PUT A WRENCH ON THE SPROCKET (after it's loose) AND PULL TOWARD THE RADIATOR THIS WILL ENSURE YOUR VCT IS RESET AL... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT over retarded).
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF18243
Thanks everyone for your help. I did find a TSB concerning the code that I had and went off of that. It had me replace the upper intake bolts and plenum gasket. I returned it a while ago and the problem is fixed. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0174, P1151.
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L wiring VIN: 1FDAF56PX4
Again post for friend at other shop, (his coworker worked on it) they checked all wiring and found bad spot in harness to transmission aparently , replaced that harness charged the batteries and installed another computer, and the thing runs now...
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