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1983 Ford F-250 5.8L starter and solenoids VIN: 1FTFX25G4D
vehicle came in with a no start condition and the starter solenoid off the truck, put a new starter solenoid on and found the starter was bad also so replaced, started truck 10-15 times to verify repair and all was good, customer came to pick up truck and upon...
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11A9L
engine will start rite up 1 time ,next time it cranks like the timing is advanced,it will stall the starter out when it is acting worse while hot and intermittenly will stall w/no start. it backfires thru intake & exhaust runs fairly well if you ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 3-4 shift VIN: IFALP6ZW3R
This is a 4r70w trans. I can't identify the problem. The trans will shift from 1 to 2 very firmly and accurately but it will not even try to shift to drive and then overdrive. There are no faults for the shift solenoids so is it the accumulator or what? The tr...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L A/C cycling switch VIN: 1FTCR10U7V
Hey gang, I have one that is about to drive me crazy. The clutch cycling switch keeps going out on this truck about every 6 months or so. I replace it with a Motorcraft every time. Part # YH592. At first I thought we might have gotten a bad switch but after th...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14211
This was in for a miss, we did the standard tune as all the ignition parts were original. It has a bad miss at idle that gets a little better when accelerated but not much. I pulled the upper intake and checked it, it didnt look terible but did have some build... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean), P0305 (5 missfire)
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP34302
Hello all I have this focus in the shop with what is turning out to be a nightmare. the car was brought in for tune-up and engine vibration. replaced spark plugs and wires and replaced engine mount. returned to cust. cust returned about 45 days later and state...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L trac/skid control VIN: 3FAFP31372
hello fellow iatn chums, i have a code in this focus that i cannot get rid of. the traction control/skid control light is on constantly and i have code B2477. i can clear it but then once i start the car it comes back. has anyone seen this and does it have to ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56PX3
starts and stalls when cold two or three times and then after running is ok. only occurs after left over night no codes present have replaced icp sensor cam sensor crank sensor
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1FRAHP0A93
Hey Techs, got another problem car . This time its the boss's car. I get a growling bearing noise in reverse and lower speeds before third gear it goes away completely. Used eletric ears on the rear differial, left and right rear bearing , and trans. Trans I h...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.9L tranction control, rf wheel speed sensor VIN: 1FAFP40614
I replaced the RF wheel speed sensor in this car and it's still counting way high. The RF is reading 20-30 mph over the other sensors. The other ones agree, why doesn't this one? I saw a similar help request, with no solution. anyone else seen this before? it'...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35P45
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and only p0046. Cleared codes using ids and perfored koer test to see if code would reappear. Also performed turbo test in ids. Test drove vehicle and could not duplicate code or driveability problem. The code seems t... Trouble codes: P0046
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L high side VIN: 1LNHM87A61
hello to all.this car came from used car lot,for ac not cooling enough,hook the gauges,it shows high side 20 and the low side 40,the system it has new motorcaft compressor and dryer,i put new expansion valve but no changes,still the same as before,when you sta...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L all parts that vibrate VIN: 2MEFM75W71
has a vibration seems to come from the rear. does not effect the steering wheel. put on and balanced new tires, no help. rotate, no help. does not have a bent rim and tires do not have a hop. pulled drive shaft and u joints are free and no bends or dings in dr...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Refrigerant System VIN: 1FA234E567
Thank you for the 11 quick replies. The vehicle has been repaired. I'm a little embarassed as to what happened. Robert is correct when he said that their is no way the high side could possibly go into a vacuum under the conditions specified. After a little mor...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F5S
found water in IDM. there is a TSB ( 03-21-15 ) tis should help with water getting into the IDM thanks for the replies Trouble codes: P1293.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Master Cyl, VIN: 1FTRW07W11
Thanks Again for all the help folks. tested ABS Mod By plugging off all the lines and problem stayed the same. Replaced the HCU and all is now well.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Ignition key VIN: 2FTRF18W41
Customer took car to use and the battery went dead again but new symptoms. The instrument cluster was getting power with key out. Odometer was on, guages were on, battery light was on. When tracing, found when under hood fuse box was moved, problem came and...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1FMDU75W12
replaced idle air control, idle speed dropped to 850 and stayed there cust has had vehicle for 2 weeks now. all indications and tests showed no problems with IAC however the only explanation I can see for the P0121 code during KOER is that the software in the ... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP circuit performance problem).
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L power mirrors VIN: 1FAFP40492
Short in wiring harness in boot between door and chassis.
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Radio VIN: 1FTPW12505
Thank you for all the help--we found the radio has a problem in the illumination circuit. We had another truck the same year model and switched radios. Headlight/radio combination worked with other radio. Thanks again.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P36
Hey guys,thanks for all your help.After running all diagnostics that were suggested including removing the icp sensor and checking for leaks,I removed the ipr valve snd checked for damage and debries and found none.I put a new ipr valve on for milage was high ... Trouble codes: 2290 (low icp pressure voltage), 2291 (low icp pressure during cranking).
1994 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5845R
I switched the ECM and the car started right up. Joe mentioned that if the ECM is disabled or disconnected the fan will default on and I did not know that, so thank you. It took an act of congress to get some information from the customer but he ended up tel...
1997 Other Ford 4700 7.3L overheat VIN: IHTSCABK7V
found a tech bulletin from internatioal for alower temp thermostat and an updated clutch fan insalled both never went above [...] thanks again
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