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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F2T
this truck came to me on a hook. last winter the customer thought he geled up. it then sat for several months. when we got our hands on it we found alge in the fuel. we treated whit bio-side, then changed both fuel tanks, lift pump, and many filters, flushed l... Trouble codes: P0344, P1668 (power control modual - ignition diagnostic monitor communication malfuction)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Shift VIN: 1FAFP5348X
This transmission has an erratic shift problem. After the vehicle reaches 4th gear, it downshifts into second and then shfits back into 4th. It keeps doing this the entire time the vehicle is driven. I replaced the processor, neutral switch, input and output s...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
OK, trucks been everywhere. Last guy had it was a great Ford tech but he couldn't finish the truck and the story gets weird from there and winds up with me. I asked many questions and the Ford tech (whom I know is A+) said the tranny pan needed to be pulled an... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2s Heater Circuit and P0155), P1754 (Coast Clutch Solenoid Malfunction), P0743 (tcc), P0750 (Tranny Solenoid circuit A and 755 B), P1747 (Pressue Control Solenoid A Short Circuit), P1409
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L brake hose VIN: 1FMZU62K42
Last April this Explorer was towed to my shop for (turns out) broken right rear brake hose. Hose was broken off at the banjo. Customer lives in distant town- has to stay over night for part arrival (Ford). Recommend struts, no dice, but he did have another sho...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT80N76
Squawk noise in brakes or suspension at the end of a harder than normal stop. Noise does not happen all the time.
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L stater VIN: 4M2ZV12T61
Hi Everyone, If The Customer Starts The Vehicle, Backs Out Of The Garage And Shuts It Off, It Acts Up When He Tries To Restart It About 5 or 10 Minutes Later. It Cranks Real Slow Sometimes But Not Always. It Used To Kill The Battery To The Point That A Quick J...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride height VIN: 1ZVFT82H35
Well, I took everyones advise and lifted the vehicle and manualy aired up the rear bags and found both to have dry rot cracks that would make bubbles when soapy water was applied. Also found compressor to be weak, when the rear struts were aired up manualy and...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L connecting rod VIN: 1FTWW31P45
Well, after re-reading the origional help request recently, I realized how poorly written it is. The information I was hoping to find out is that if that bottom o-ring is missing from the injector, will coolant find it's way into the combustion chamber? Won'...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Main Cluster VIN: 1FAPB015ZZ
A computer friend was able to repair the bad spots. He ran some very small wire to repair the main grid power supply and there was no need to reprogram the milage...
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEPM36X2P
Thanks for all the helpful info.The car still starts ok so We decided to go with kents idea of wiring in a harness to check the differnt circuits very simple but very efective.Great idea!!! Trouble codes: 543 (open to battery-eca).
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4M222ZVVVV
going from an overwhelming response from a LOT of people i put a distributer in this van and it runs excellent now Trouble codes: P0300.
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