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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Starting VIN: 1FMCU14XE3
vehicle came in before i arrived at this shop and mechanic wanna be before me chaged out the distributor. coil, tfi module. vehicle still has a no start condition. not real great at these older fords and not sure exatly where to start. looking for help where t...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP36X0P
This vehicle will stall driving or idling. Cold or warm but most often warmed up. I will loose spark and fuel injector pulse. Fuel pump runs. While it is dead I have voltage at the coil, control module and constant control relay module. Disconnecting the spout...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14X9V
vehicle is used for mail delivery .The owner keeps it up fairly well. The problem is intermittent. It will do it cold or hot. It will idle rough at times and fine most others. Sometimes it will die but not always. It does not miss at any speed. It does not sho...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FALP52U5V
This car came in for check engine light on and code p0743.When check car and did fords actuator output test hear something buzzing inside trans.Pulled transmission and found valve inside valve body that sends fluid to tcc solenoid sticking.Freed up and replace...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L vac hubs VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Vehicle left our shop and came back about 800 miles later. The customer was out fishing when returning home the truck would not work in 4high or 4low. Tried driving it up out of a hill and only the rear tires were spinning. So now its back at our shop. 4wheel...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cam timing VIN: 37XK169673
We replaced the timing belt on this car and it ran good, no check engine light. Customer brought car back and said his gas mileage has dropped from 22 to 18 mpg and noticed that the engine would get warmer than it would normally when going up hills. We recheck...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAF56F0Y
This truck has had a history of driveability problems and all have been corrected up to this point. We have a cold soak no start problem (outside temp 60 to 70 degrees)that only occurs after sitting for two or more days without starting. During cranking engine...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 3FAFP13P42
Car drove up to our door with a loud rattle in motor! First we checked oil level,it was full. Lady said she just had the oil changed. Looked at sticker & it was done 300 miles ago. Put new oil filter on, and no change. Pulled plugs, they all look fine. Next we...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU1623L
need help. truck came in with p2198-p2196 and p0174 a few weeks ago. checked fuel pressure 53psi but drops instantly when you shut the truck off. pulled fpr vac. line pressure does not increase, needle on pressure gauge bouncing like a bad a/c compressor. cann... Trouble codes: P2198, P0174 (system lean bnk 2), P2196 (lack of switching sen 1-1)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Low forward and reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L03
This vehicle was towed in. Does not roll in neutral. Goes into forward gear in drive but stops in low. Reverse does not move. Engine RPM drops down when in gear but does not move like a brake stance. Engine reves up fine in Park or neutral. Has codes P0755 and...
2003 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U13
Hi group! Have a 2003 ford ranger that has me baffled. Customer came in with complaint of MIL light on and misfire. Pulled codes found codes P0155, P2197, P0306 and P0316. Checked fuel pressure found ok. Checked ignition system found ok. Check compression foun... Trouble codes: P0155 (B2S1 Heater malfunction), P1297 (B2S1 Stuck Lean), P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6), P0316 (Misfire Detected First 1000 revolutions)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L compression VIN: 1FTSW31P04
came in for major grey smoke cloud.koer showed cylinder #4 contribution only once,otherwise engine rough/misses,smokes but no codes.cooling system pressure tests good @ 18 lbs & holds.i think a sleeve is leaking around injector.my question is how to isolate an...
2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W05
This has been a tough one. The van misfires at idle and back fires during acceleration. We have 5 pcodes that returned after clearing and retest drive. We replaced ignition coil number 1 and plug. We also replaced the module on the frame rail for the fuel pump... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean code), 0174 (lean code), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1), 0303 (misfire cylinder 3), 2195 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 O2 sensor)
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L heater VIN: 2FAFP71W06
coolant full--engine up to temp--blend door inoperative-very limited test data-manual hvac system-appears to have 05 heater system-no codes--car has no heat trying to determine if problem is in control head or blend door motor--while working controls we can he...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP25176
Customer dropped off car and said it wasn't idling very good. Got in the car to start it up with no luck. The next morning it started and seen that the MIL was on. Never seen so many codes. P0106,P0171,P0175,P0340,P0353,P0355,P0356,P1336,P1297 AND P2198. I did... Trouble codes: P0106 (map circuit range/perf.), P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0175 (system to rich bank 2), P0340 (cps sensor circuit malf.), P0353 (ignition coil c prim/ sec. circuit malf.), P0355 (ignition coil e prim/sec. circuit malf.)
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1LNCM82W1M
this lincoln towncar came in with a instrament cluster showing oc error code.we replaced the fuel sender as per article 92-23-3,the oc code still comes on intermittently.if this still persists the article information tells you to replace the cluster.has anyone...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L rear suspsension VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
hi guys,a friend of mine ran his car in the ditch,now the rear suspension is staying up and not going back down.If you hit a bump it feels like the shocks are stuck.What i was wondering,i know on the older ones there was a reset switch when this happened.Thank...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L shift solenoids VIN: 1FTCR14X1V
I want to thanks to every one that took the time to read my help request and posted some information for me. Most of you guys were right. After recheck and monitored all the signals from the speed sensor turbine sensor,transmission range switch, tps, and the ...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
Hello, And thank you - every man who replied with suggestions. Yes, this customer came with his own New Snap-on Verus. He has nearly 25 Ford Diesel e-350 Vans as ambulances. ***. The list of codes were more - much more than that which I listed. And I ... Trouble codes: P0198, P1670, P0603, P1210 (Inj Control Pressure High), P0236 (Turbo Boost Sensor A Perform), P1211 (ICP Pressure out of spec).
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Rt Convertible weather strip VIN: 1ZVFT85H86
Mustang is fixed. A new window motor and regulator. Thanks guys for your help.
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F32
fuel pump on frame rail got soo hot you could not touch it ( burnt my hand bad ) still made psi though replaced pump and relay all concerns went away truck runs fine
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L door locks, radio VIN: 1FMYU931X3
Thanks for the replys and help. The fix was actually 2 crossed wires in a harness that was pinched after the new motor was installed.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L overcharging VIN: 1FTVX14545
after replacing 3 alternators and checking all grounds had to take the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer checked it out and they found out it had a bad ECM in it. they replaced the ECM and reprogrammed the computer and it was covered under warranty since the...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L tcc solenoid VIN: 1FDNS24LX3
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Lack of Power VIN: 1FTSW31P64
Guys, Thanks so much for the insight on these injectors. I will be replacing the old clamps with new ones as a few of you have suggested and all of the copper washers and o-rings. I see no damage to the sleeves and no reason for the sealing washer to not cre...
2009 Lincoln MKX 3.5L srs light on VIN: 2LMDU68C79
thanks for all the replies. on the scanner it showed to be a 2007 module but when we replaced the module it appeared to be the original. it is from a used car dealer that bought it wrecked. they had already changed the side air bags and we also replaced the ri...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP87U1G
Well I have searched long and hard to find the problem for this. It seems the very few times I have to post a request that I havent found any past posts on, I always have one that is really difficult. I will be putting more time into this in the near future....
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