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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
hesitating and backfiring off idle acceleration, came in with fuel trims LT +17% bank 1 and -15% bank 2 so I swaped injectors bank to bank with no change, I smoke tested intake and found intake runner shafts leaking vaccum at back end, then i installed another...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX07W5W
This truck will intermittently miss. Sometimes is will happen 15 minutes after you start driving other times it may take several days. The miss will only occur for about 15 seconds. You don't even have time to get under the hood and miss will go away. Not sure... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine will miss intermittently and for only about 15 seconds. There is no rhyme or reason when it occurs.)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Vehicle first came in power steering pump was pushing fluid out and noisy, replaced pump and found high pressure hose leaking replaced also, pump still noisy, replaced rack and pinnion, performed vacuum blead of air on system,used standard ps fluid, was good f...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L vibration VIN: 1FAFP4041X
OK vehicle has a vibration felt between 1k and 2k rpms in all gears except park and neutral. happens no matter what speed. once the vehicle hits 2k rpms the vibration goes away. i have checked the rims and tires and are fine. full tune up was done about 4k mil...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FTNX21561
This is a body shop car we were lucky to get.Steering box was broken at shaft,we replaced box with ford reman pitman arm and drag link.Customers complaint is steering feels tight and won't center. Has any body else encountered this and what is the magic cure?
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 Escape XLT 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU03163
Ok going to try and make this as short as possible. Started out as a customer request alignment. Afterwards customer returns complaint is that on acceleration vehicle pulls to left and steering wheel goes to the right also when brakes applied steering wheel st...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Vehicle came in with code p0278 cylinder #6 contribution/balance. Followed mitchell diagnostic tree, says to check for obvious mechanical failure, if none found replace fuel injector. Replaced fuel injector, vehicle still sets same code under a hard accelerati... Trouble codes: P0278
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ipc VIN: 1FMZU73K53
we have a problem with lighting and accessories. customer complaint is fuse #15 (15) amp in power distribution box in engine compartment keeps blowing. the fuse only blows when you open any door or turn ignition to off position. when this happens we loose powe...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSX31P63
customer just bought the truck from somewhere (new customer to us)did not have it checked out. please get this truck out of my hair, this truck will out of no where start to violently wobble in the front end just like a jeep would with bad dampner but worse, i...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FAFP2415G
Hello and thanks to all who might have an idea here. I have been trying to figure out why this Five Hundred speedo cluster has been intermittently failing. The customer has said it will go out anytime, but usually does it going down the road. The whole cluster...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L shifting VIN: 1FDXF47P25
This is a county plow truck. Driver says he would hear a loud pop then trans starts shifting fast between gears. Coming to full start, starts off in second gear then shifts real quick. Shut truck off and restart=all ok. This has happened twice to him. Truck co...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14585
dear group , The F150 is very sad.This truck appears to have one or more injectors leaking and has fouled one or more plugs , huffing and puffing thick smoke that reeks of gasoline.I see the TSB 05-13-4 that describes this unit to a tee.I have read the stories... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175 (po300-), P0300, P0316
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L egr cooler VIN: 1FTSW21P75
egr cooler is leaking. not sure about head gaskets .could large amount of coolant in oil pan come from the egr cooler. oil was contaminated with coolant when truck came to shop. coolant in bottom of pan came from test of egr
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX125X5
Vehicle has missfire intermittently under hard accell, setting code PO022 cam timing over retard bank 2, also setting missfire #2 cylinder. In talking with customer found that he changed oil with 10w40, changed back to 5w20. Will set 022 immediatly, will set m... Trouble codes: P0022
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L seat belt sensor VIN: 1FMYU93146
installed used seat belt right front. wire harness for sensor in b piller seat belt mount is different colour and style. vehicle has pink, grey and white. all info on mitchel i can find and the replacement belts (we tried 2 different ones from other 06 models)...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L shift interlock VIN: 1FMEU74876
hello fellow techs, we have an 06 explorer that int will int not shift out of park. this happens very randomly and we cannot duplicate the complaint. in an attempt we have replaced the stop lamp switch, but to no avail. has anyone seen or heard of this before?...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L lack of vent flow VIN: 2FAFP74W56
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This 06 Crown Vic will only blow air out the defroster and the floor vents but not out the front dash registers. It appears to be a very vacuum operated vent system. I have vacuum out under the hood to the h...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Starting VIN: 1FMCU14XE3
ok guys, first thanks for all the help from every one. i actually figured this out myself. the distributor that was replaced with a junky reman was actually bad, after i changed it out with another junky reman the ign coil and the regulator box on the fender w...
1997 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0L trouble code P1762 VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
I had alot of suggestions. Most of them addressed things I had already addressed in the original request. i pulled the trans out and found the overdrive band to be wasted. It looked like a pice a metal got in in it and tore up the inside portion o the band. ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1429X
FIXED ha ha thank you all for the replies, a couple hit it on the head. Crank shaft dampner was "Wallowed Out" at the keyway. the bolt was very loose. And seems to be a common problem. Strange it set a code for a Electrical circut for the cam sensor. Thank you... Trouble codes: P0340, P0401.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FAFP5324Y
Well thank you all for the help suggestions, vehicle is fixed now, I replaced the crank sensor after checking and rechecking everything and the problem is solved. I was in just to much of a hurry and should of looked at the crank sensor scope pattern closer. ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L compression VIN: 1FTSW31P04
Great responses,SORRY I wish I could tear down and diagnosis furthur.Customer declines tear down. An extended Warranty was also "void" due to poorly filled in contract.I also found another shop had already replaced what they thought was #1 cyinder injector (wa...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L blend door actuator VIN: 1LNFM81W1W
Howdy boys n girls, I never got a chance to finish this one the owner was elderly and became impatient with the a/c shop and they came to get it before I even got my first response. I really believe there is a part number mixup and we had the wrong actuator. T...
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