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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTEF14N6L
this is my own personal truck i am thinking of changing the body the old one is rotten.would like to konw if there is a universial harness out there to go from an 89 to a 93 ford f150 or would it be easyier and cheaper to swap out the harness from the doner tr...
1991 Ford f700 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDNF70J6M
I have a f700 bobtail truck with two fifty gallon saddle tanks. the left pump kicked the bucket. so I removed the pump assembly from the tank and disasembled the plastic housing and renoved the electric pump it was frozen. called the local dealer and they tell...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L No Start, fuel pump runs all VIN: 1FDKD37H5N
I must say I am a Diesel guy and don't do much gas work, so this is out of my normal line of work. This one can on a hook. No start, no comm, with PCM. Fuel pump runs all the time. Load tested powers and grounds to PCM. All were good. Repaced relay to Pcm and...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L auto lamps VIN: 1FMDU34E9V
hello everyone. i have a very good customer with a 1999 explorer. the problem is that the auto lamp feature is not working. the green light on the mirror is lit up. i removed the sensor attached to the shaft of the mirror and checked it for continuity and did ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling fans/compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
Hi everyone, this Taurus is giving me a headache. When the customer brought it in they complained that the fans would run occasionally and the compressor would kick in from time to time with the heater switch in the vent/floor position. I looked over the diagr...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L runs rich VIN: 1FAFP5324Y
This flexfuel vehicle has come in from another shop. It is running very rich due to 85-90psi fuel pressure. I tried another fuel pump module, but it does the same thing. The pids are showing 90psi fuelpressure and 50% on the pump duty. I did check mannually th...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering gear VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
Hi there, Just replaced my steering gear on my f350 super duty diesel and now I can't get all the air out of power steering and the pump is noisy(growling) and the fluid is cavatating. Does anyone know the proper bleed procedure for this?
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I have serviced this truck since new. Just came in today with a darting condition. It has had no recent repairs. Had a power steering pump for no brakes a year ago. If driving at slow speeds about 30 it will quickly turn to the left. The truck does not slow do...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU63E71
I just want to know what i did wrong in it, it came rattling only at start, and quit in short time after start, so i recommend the tensioners replacement which i did, and it became worst now it make more noise at start, and keep rattling, in a lower way but ke...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L harsh shift VIN: 1FMZU73E82
When vehicle is first started the 4X4 high and 4X4 low indicator lights come on for the bulb check, but then don't go out right away. They will stay on for anywhere between 10 seconds or 2 minutes. As lonbg as these lights are on the speedometer will read very...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17W73
This vehicle came in a no start/no crank a couple of weeks ago. I had no comunication with scan tool (Ford IDS) at times and when I did there were PATS codes and PCM error messeges (weird gobbly gook messages). I ran the pin tests all which pointed to the PCM.... Trouble codes: P01??, P01??
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57604
THIS 04 FREESTAR - 3.9 - is driving me nuts - this new fuel system design is confusing enough - now i think the pump is failing - but i tapped into fuel rail - pressure never drops like a failing pump should... i started with hesitation - then bucking, jerking... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail circuit performance), P0193 (frp sensor circuit high input - gone after new sensor installed), P1233 (fuel pump driver module offline - will start -no problem)
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: 1FAHP60A34
We replaced the thermostat and refilled and bleed cooling system. The heater blows fine but a/c wont come out of the vents. When the a/c is on it seems like there is a slight bit off chilled air mixed with the heat coming from the middle/right vent. Middle/lef...
2005 Lincoln LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1LNH86S65Y
I just installed a used engine in this Lincoln. On test driving the car, I had the AC on to be sure all was functioning properly. Everything was fine for about 4 miles, then, upon turning around to head back to the shop, heat suddenly starts coming from the ve...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2ME1M74W8T
Hi, everyone, we replaced the oil pan on this car last week for rust. Customer has now returned and says that it has a very long crank when first starting in the morning. We did verify it one time, but have not been able to duplicate the condition since then t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L insturment gages VIN: 1FMFU18L5W
I wanted to thank all who replied . It was the OD switch wiring Thank You All Bob [...]
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
i just want to say a big thankyou to those that replied.all of the replies that i recieved i did make sure that they were not the cause of the problem before i posted a help request.because i know that our time in the shop is valuable.im still not going to giv...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No MIL Lamp VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
Well,I checked it out some more,and came to the conclusion that it needs another cluster.We sent it to the dealer and they said it was bad and got another one and installed it.They called to tell us it still has the same problem.Customer does not want to spend...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L low power VIN: 1FDPS24LX1
thanks to everyone who helped ,what we found was a bad o2 sensor on bank two but never set a code.it was a dealer part.it was telling the ecm to cut back on fuel after we recorded the last test drive it came out lean on bank two.after the customer picked the v... Trouble codes: P1000.
1998 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, idle speed too fast VIN: 1MEFM13P5W
We did get this car fixed. We had installed a Ford TPS & tried another from Ford, no difference. We checked reference voltage & ground, all good. We checked for corrosion at the TPS & PCM, none found. We ran all the tests we could. We called Ford & a tech sugg... Trouble codes: P1120 (Replaced the TPS).
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