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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
engine starts on 7 cylinders and runs rough untill temp gets up then runs alot better,scan for cylinder contribution and come up with #2 cylinder low, thinking maybe broken top compression ring -have not checked compression cold but sounds good when cranking c...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1FMNU40F6Y
This truck is the exact same engine and drivetrain as a superduty 250 or 350. Its my personal vehicle and I've been battling a power loss for 8 months on this thing. I've had a chip on it for years and started noticing a while back that it didn't seem to have ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L check engine light VIN: 2FMZA51411
code 171 keeps returning replaced both front o2 sensor,cleanded maf sensor,checked for vaccum leaks without smoke machine.car has rough idle and surge when cold.another problem speedometer bounces even when my scanner shows no bounce when driving . which effec...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L system leak VIN: 1FAFP36332
Car came in with NO A/C, system was completely empty. I put it under vacuum and pressure, slowly leaks down, but I cant find a leak? I guess I'm looking for tips. Ive been doing ac for a couple of years, but we don't get allot of it out this way. I usually put...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU77E22
Cust brought truck in for lifter noise and oil tube above camshaft was clogged and starved oil to the front two cam lobes. Cam was hot but lobes intact. Cleaned tube and changed oil and filter (nasty Black) Lucas added and lifter noise present and cust decline... Trouble codes: B1359 (Ignition Run Assy Fault), P0500
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Won't engage VIN: 2FTRF18233
This is a manual shift on the fly transfer case. The GEM module is not commanding the front axle disconnect to engage. 4X4 high indicator does not illuminate on the instrument cluster when shifted into high range. When I preform a GEM module self test the ligh...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D93
Ok, here goes. I am banging my head against the wall about this one. I am not getting a CEL AT ALL, and this truck is missing/bucking like crazy under load/accelerating. Idles FINE, and runs great in higher RPMs. Leaning away from vacuum leaks because I'm not ... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire detected on startup within first 1000 revolutions)
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L no power VIN: 1FTYR10D03
need help!!! truck came in with head gasket failure. removed head during removal we marked and set timing @ tdc locked motor with plate and bolt in crank. need to remove plate to remove cams for head bolts. installed head installed chain doulble checked with p...
1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L a/c system / climate control VIN: 1LNBM81F0Y
this vehicle is wearing us out. i can't say it's causing me to pull my hair out because i don't have any, although i have pulled both of my ear lobes off. please help me fix this so i can save the rest of my ears. this lincoln came in with compliant of no a/c ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 1L314S78NN
hello fellow techs... this ones kicking my a...i dont have the suspension cartridge for my genisis...i no this is along shot but IATN has proved miracle before... the lincoln came to me bleeding down on r/f... found leak...replaced bag...(yes i turned the swit...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rpm/speed limiter VIN: 2MELM75WXV
The original concern appeared as a one time glitch. Then the next day c.e.l came on, very little power, miss. Test drive from customers house to shop verified concern. Scanned & found p1747 (elec. psi. control ckt. fault) Code information states that engin...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Rear VIN: 4M2ZU55P8X
This is my own personal vehicle. I have had this noise it sounds like it is in the rear end (It is Limited Slip)when doing parking lot manuvers or light acceleration (especially when turning) I get this cracking / growling from the drive train (seems like rear...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine knock VIN: 1MEFM58U6Y
ok, my wife has a 2000 Mercury Sable with the 3.0 Vulcan engine. I started out just going to replace the waterpump only for the fact of the mileage and we were going to take it on a long trip. I then noticed the timing cover had an external leak where it bolts...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FGTTH6780
We are not understanding this one. When the vehicle is idling, in gear stopped at a light, and cuising, when the Heater/ AC control are turned on the vehicle idle drops almost stalling or it just stalls. Example; If you are in gear stop at a light and you turn...
2005 Mercury Monterey Premier 4.2L wiper motor VIN: 2MRDA23235
Hello All We have this Mercury van that has a faulty wiper motor. The new motor from Motorcraft is supposedly updated, the part number is WM645. The problem we have is where the transmission attaches to the motor. The new motor is shorter than the old one. We ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
The canister purge valve is bolted to the firewall near right strut tower. I did find that if I removed vacuum at the supply box on the left side of firewall the noise would stop in time. If I revved the engine above 2500 it would stop. The purge solenoid stop...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Tank had de-laminated anti algie coating and had plugged up filter and pickup screen. Pump was making funny noise also . Replaced tank , pickup , pump and filter and all is well . Mike [...]
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L cruise VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
The clock spring was OK, had no fault with control signals from steering wheel, found TSB for brake pressure switch,Replaced brake hydralic switch and so far has not failed again. Thanks for the help, David
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Starting VIN: 1FTRF17243
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 5LMFU28R13
Thanks everyone for the replies. I tried everything! Finally took the vehicle to the dealer. They said they found a broken splice/wire under the center console. That didn't fix it! Then they unplugged all modules on the UBP circuit overnight, plugged them all ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Oil pan VIN: 1LNHM86S14
66% of the replies recommend pan replacement if plate has to be removed. The owner of the vehicle decided to clean the plate area, install some dye and recheck for the source of the leaking oil. If verified that it is the plate they will replace the pan.
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