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1991 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Surge VIN: 2FTDF15N1M
this vehical on start up idle goes to 2000 rmp and takes min. to return to normal idle. happens everytime and there are no vacume leaks. I dont no where to go from here the iac is moving fine and there are no codes in system. if anyone has seen this issue plea...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTEX15N8S
I have a 95 f-150 that has a erratic oil pressure gauge. It normally runs in about the center of it's range. Now it will go back and forth between very low and normal{center}. This truck is very clean and has always been well maintained. I was wondering if th...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L High pressure oil pump VIN: 1HVBBABP3W
Hello every one! I don't like to mislead any one into thinking that this is a Ford E series van but since they didn't give my options that is the closest thing. What I have is a n'98 International Bus with a T444E engine or just your basic 7.3 powerstroke engi...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP42X0X
car came in from another shop. The motor makes a tapping noise when running sounds like piston speed but not 100% sure.Canceled cylinders with no change. Noise is heard in pan area, timing cover area and back of intake area. Removed rear spark plugs to look at...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
Howdy boys n girls, This truck has been to several other shops for intermittent stalling, supposedly had the instrument panel fuse box and pcm replaced. I checked it out and if you tap on the pcm it stalls, it will start right back up, I was looking the harnes... Trouble codes: P0603
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZU63E6Y
I have a 2004 Ford Explorer, 4.0 SOHC. When the engine is at operating temp the idle is high. Approx 1250 in park, 1050 in drive. Intake gaskets and idle control valve have been replaced in August. Now it is back with high idle. No codes and fuel trims long an...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F6X
Keeps blowing number three injector o rings, done it three times, every 500 or so miles, just fixed again, replaced injector this time instaed of just o rings, ran about an hour then blew #5 orings, ran the same just wouldnt start again. What causes oil orings... Trouble codes: P1212
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P13
Ok, thanks in advance for your insight and advice. We towed this one in for a no start and they had cranked it enough the batteries were low. This was the first time that it wouldnt restart after letting it sit for a while. He had it die on him three times but...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03153
Customer complains about a no start/extended crank concern after it sits over night. After it starts and gets hot it starts every time. Also intermittently under hard acceleration in drive/cursing the instrument cluster gauges (Tachometer, speedometer, fuel, a...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L calipers VIN: 1FTSW21P86
This truck came to me with the complaint the brakes are not releasing.Some times the front then next time the rear. I called raybestos help they had me change brake fluid. When bleeding I saw brackets on brake hoses, I spread the clamp on the front hoses. None...
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.)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Heater blend door VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
The blend door is not broken or sticking in positions. The acuator is not turning inside the blend door. I know these are common problems and I appreciate the help offered but none of these suggestions have helped make the repair. I still believe I have an ele...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU04182
After exhausting all efforts, we finally swapped coils #1,2,&3 with #4,5,&6 and vehicle ran good. Don't know why, but problem resolved. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0356 (Ignition Coil Primary Circuit).
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 38W2355723
i could not beleive my fix ,customer said when he filled car up with gas it would run bad and cut off then run fine,so we thought it was sucking gas in evap.droped hoses but they were dry so we pluged off vaccum to purge .long term trim dropped way down,(glen)... Trouble codes: P2196.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L brake lighting VIN: 1LNLM91V3W
We fixed the problem by unplugging the brake light ballast in the trunk lid
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L rear suspsension VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
The ride hieght sensor was actually unpluged from him going in the ditch.Thanks a bunch guys,never worked on lincoln before.I am used to euro cars.
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT01Z2M
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