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1989 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Starting VIN: 1FTCR11T8M
firewall is broken where clutch master cylinder goes through not allowing clutch switch to go all the way to let engine crank. ive heard it is a common problem.this is the first time ive seen what is the correct repair for this.do they make a plate or somethin...
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L o/d light VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
I am working on this 95 ford explorer and it will intermittently stop pedal response for the customer will not do it for me though when I have it. he says it runs fine but no throttle response. Now he brought it back and the o/d drive light flashes constantly....
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP11J4S
Ok, pulling hair out time (Still have a couple left). This vehicle came in stalling occasionally, worked out it stalls once warmed up, can keep it running by touching accellerator, checked and cleaned IAC, MAF, no change. No codes. But found intermittant loss ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP53S7W
car would die when put into gear reverse or drive so we replaced the tcc soleniod problem solved but now the car idles high and low while in drive but if u toggle the overdrive switch off its ok and this is at idle, also if u switch to 2nd or 1st its ok. if u ...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6535X
Customer complaint of start and stall; also cuts out. Found codes for MAF so replaced MAF due to high failure rate with them. Vehicle runs the same. Tested power and ground to sensor and they are good. Noticed on scanner that engine load is 38% when not runnin... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf/vaf circuit low input), P1100 (maf sensor intermitant)
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FBNE31L6Y
whistling noise coming from engine area when hard on throttle at the shift point, and on decell whistles also, sounds like bottom of intake whistling, but doesn't run rough like a vacumm leak , please help
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51461
I'm really in need of help from a ford guy here. I have this Windstar that will stay parked for days and days at a time. When the customer needs to use it the battery is so low nothing comes on. A jump start works fine and all is well the rest of the day till ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU04182
Vehicle came in with loss of power and multiple cylinder misfires. Only code P0356 (ignition coil primary circuit). Cylinders #3,4, & 6 were dead. After running test, questioned coil drivers so we replaced p.c.m. with no change other than code P0356 did not re... Trouble codes: P0356 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07L73
When truck first came in it had no CEL. but showed a memory code for P0320. checked IATN for past references to this code and found only one refering to the crank sensor. I scoped it and it didn't look right so it was replaced. On test drive vehicle was still ... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction.)
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P26
customer was driving down the road and vehicle just stalled like some one shut the key off, won't start back but turns over good. checked injectors for pulse and nothing i need some further suggestions thanks
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cluster assembly VIN: 2FAFP71W96
I have a police car that seems O.K. when started and driven. Then out of the blue the cluster panel lights up like a christmas tree with all Idiot lights coming on, the needle guages freeze up and odometer goes blank. At times only half of these items work, an...
2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L Drivers Tensioner VIN: 1ZVHT80N58
OK Ford Techs-Help. Body shop replaced belt tensioner assembly. I do not have access to a Ford tool(418-F395) to test harness so I substituted an 1.8 ohm resistor and ran test. Light out and code gone. Simple right! Well without that special tool I can't prope...
2009 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L brake controller VIN: 1FTPX14V99
Owner purchased new & didn't have factory trailer brake controller option, had the small storage cubby in its place. Called Ford & ordered controller, removed cubby & installed. All wire connections were there & plugged in as normal. Controller comes on & ligh...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L blend door actuator VIN: 1LNFM81W1W
Howdy ever one! Got a verifiable Time Vampire on my hands (again)! This one came from an a/c shop. It sets codes 24 and 25. And the blend door actuator just spins continuously. It has broken the blend door off. The other shop tried two different control heads ...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L whistle noise, vacuu VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Hi, thanks for taking time to read this. I have a 1999 Lincoln Navigator w/5.4 DOHC in the shop that has a very strange whistle noise coming for the engine compartment. I am 95% sure it's a vacuum leak, even though there are no lean codes or any other codes in...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Ford mondeo 4.0L Stall VIN: PASSBWAS8D
thanks all who replied i now believe this vehicle needs reprogramming in order to make the diagnostic plug work car idles customer happy car gone thanks
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP10POX
I cleaned the IAC and throttle body, and replaced the short PCV hose at the PCV valve. If it acts up again, I recommended replacing the IAC valve. As far as the hose from the booster check valve having vacuum, it is normal.(that was my main concern) John from ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chk eng light VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
The pcm was at at fault...we could grab the pcm connector and get crazy readings from the ect sensor---pulled the pcm and when twisting the case we got more crazy readings...replaced the pcm and reflashed--all is well..
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21S12
Guys I hate to say it but i had to wave the white flag on this one. We did find out some things about this truck later we didnt know when we first posted. The side that was missing had a rebuilt head that the other shop had installed. We called the supplier of...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L low beam VIN: 2FAHP71W04
hello everybody,i replaced the lighting module,that took care of the problem.thankyou for your advice
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engagment / Shifts / Reverse Relay VIN: 1FTNF21506
After extensive scope testing / bypassing speed sensor, range sensor, vref and grounds we put a used PCM in and all is well. All inputs were rock solid, only the outputs were being affected. Should have gone with the PCM 30+ hours ago! On a side note for Tod,...
1991 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT0360M
Thanks for the response, it ended up being a broken wire in the harness from distributor to knock module. This was caused by another shop routing the harness incorrectly after clutch cable replacement.
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