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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX26M7N
Hi all, this one came in with a hot RF brake. Found boot ripped a caliper seized. Customer also complained of a mushy pedal. Changed f calipers and bleed but couldn't get a hard pedal. With engine running (vac assist) pedal will slowly drop to floor. Blocked o...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
I am not able to locate a camshaft sensor/synchronizer for this vehicle. It is located on the rear of the engine 4.0 V6 It is obsolete from Ford and obsolete from all of my after market sources. If anyone knows of one please let me know as I would greatly appr... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder Identification Curcuit CID Fault)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP5822Y
car came in abs light is on. there is no communication with abs module, can communicate with all other modules. has all powers and grounds to module and tested continuity from module to data link connector. i sent the module out to be rebuilt but they said it ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F61
this truck towed to the shop, wouldnt idle and could keep it runnin at wide open throttle, found the codes p1316,p1262,p1272,p1277, firt i disconnected the connectors at valve covers and found oil in them, so replaced valve cover gaskets and hardness to the in... Trouble codes: P1316, P1298, P1272, P1262, P1277
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L ssa VIN: 1FAFP34P1Z
Hi everyone. This is a vehicle i bought to sell. Came to me as a bad transmission no overdrive goes into neutral. Another shop replaced suspected solenoids no change. I bought the car put in a used low mileage trans (59000). I still have the same problem with ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Water in oil VIN: 1FMDU64W22
This vehicle originally came in with noisy lifters. Found coolant in oil. Removed heads and sent them out to get them checked out. No problem was found with heads and no sign of leakage was found on head gaskets. Lifters were full of sludge and were replaced. ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering VIN: 1FDAF57P13
when steering it is super easy cked for line restrictions none found
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L OIl Pressure VIN: 1FTPW14574
Customer reported sudden loss of oil pressure at hwy speed. Have spoke to local dealer and was told that the cam phazers can cause this condition. Have pulled front cover. Right upper timing chain guide broken, excessive wear to front cover from contact with t...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1F12FGTR45
customer has just filled up to go home engine running good ,drove about 10 miles pulled into drive way and stuck vehicle in reverse to go into parking lot and vehicle started to run with misfire,drove the car in and did full tune up but didn't help,found that ...
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Starting VIN: FDD2345674
Attn. Ford techs Sorry about fake vin, I am not at the shop. I have a Mercury Monteray with a PATS problem. It uses a pats E system. System consists of tranceiver, PCM and 2 keys. The vehicle has codes B1602 & B1213. 1602 is partial key info sent & 1213 is und...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1985 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Starter VIN: 1FABP26A6F
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was an intermittent voltage drop in the R/LB ignition wire to starter relay on fender. I already had a late model starter with a solenoid so instead of hunting down the problem through the wiring harness, I just bypassed ...
1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
thank everybody i cut exhaust just after y pipe & found pipe colaped in the down pipes had to order new exhaust
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU32X5R
Ign. module fixed this one.The scope pattern, looked good when it was disconnected (the same as when it was running.) after we removed it, we found a crack in it where the connector plugged in. caulk one up for the old guy! thanks for all your help!
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
i believe this one is fixed. i went with the fix database and tried an IPR solenoid and the truck seems to be fixed. thanks for all the replies i received.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6534X
Well guys, thanks for all your help!! I finally fixed this little sucker. As you guys suggested from all your different responses, I started at the beginning with everyone's advice. I replaced the IAC motor, smoked the intake,found no leaks at all. Cleaned o...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU17L42
thanks to all of the grat replies back from all of you guys and thank you bill arther for the phone call within about 10 min of the post we were able to catch #5 cyl droping out but we had to replace all 8 ign coils to solve the problem the ign coils were shor... Trouble codes: U1147, U1262.
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no start VIN: 1FDAF56P93
thanks for all the help after reading all your responses i went looking for a high pressure leak well i found one on the driver side the steel breaded hose to the injecter had a nice split in it so thanks i probably would have over looked that so again thanks ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
put scaner on and checked for rpm drop while engine running cylinder 8 and 5 had no rpm drop replaced both ignition coils and spark plugs went for road test engine idles great Trouble codes: P0297.
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L tail lamps
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