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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality,
The vehicle has been sitting a couple years so i went through the carburator, and now i want to drain the fuel tanks by jumping the fuel pump relay and powering the pump. I need the wiring diagram for the puel pump, i found the fuel pump relay , but i dont wan...
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start, Misfire, NO SPARK IN CYL #4 VIN: 1FTCR10A1N
Please help. i got this truck came in with customer complain that truck got no power and hard start. this is the XLT model that have 8 spark plugs on a 4 cylinder engine. tested and found no spark on cyl #4. truck wont start. i've tested compression on all 4 c...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FT0F15YXP
I have a powerstroke thats got me second guessing myself. It is our secretaries and i have to keep her happy. Symptoms: Didnt want to start cold. Glow plug relay cycles but had 5 out of 8 burned out. No brainer?? I replaced the glow plugs, valve cover gaskets ...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil preasure VIN: 1FDKF37TEA
i am having a problem with this truck not wanting to start. truck will turn over fine but will not start, good fuel preasure , glow plugs work properly, after checking oil preasure found that truck was not building any preasure in the high preaure oil pump. pu...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L engine braking VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Immediately after trans replacement, customer first returned complaining of no engine braking in first. He lives atop a very long steep driveway, and since new has descended the driveway the same way, he pulls it down to first, and it holds an acceptable speed...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18W6U
need a little help; truck won't start, hooked up scanner got trouble code p1288, scanned data for cyl head temp was around 360 degrees, unplugged harness voltage changed but temp stayed hot, got new sensor but didn't install it cause it is in a tough spot, so ... Trouble codes: P1288
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L broken plug VIN: 1FTRX18L11
Note that this is a 2001 and not a later 3 valve. All threads and 3/8 inch of plug and porcelin is still in head. I have put time-certs in a lot of these that blew out, but never saw one that broke off at this place. It is not a later 3 valve that I can use a ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP55U32
We are working on a 2002 Taurus with some odd and intermittent problems. The customer complains that while sitting in park with the car running or sitting at a stopsign with the car in gear, it will sometimes run rough and then the fuel light and theft light m...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F3G123GH2
This Taurus has the two wire cam sensor. I tried to backprobe the sensor with my Modis but have no pattern. There is no data in the Modis for cam sensor. I need to know if I should have voltage, and if so how much voltage at either of the terminals with the co... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L shift VIN: 1FTRW076X3
this is my brother's truck. truck was brought in for erratic shifting at high speeds, also 4th gear takes too long to kick in . there was no cel or OD light flashing, so we changed the fluid and filter. was brought back a couple of days later with OD light fla...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P93
hi this truck came for an intermentent hard start. i saw the code for the icp and data logged the press. it was below 500psi so i began looking for a leak. after replacing the oil rail o-ring at number 1 injector, my icp press was still below 500psi. then i re... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp low)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21P43
Hey folks. need some help. This vehicle came in and the two complaints were low power and also blows the hose off the hot side of the intercooler. (the low power is when hose is on)very low of course when hose off. I drove this vehicle once and did get the hos...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L cargo/interior lights VIN: 1FTNS24WX6
Hi All, Interior and cargo lights stay on all the time and never go out and kill battery. When the two relays (battery saver and interior) are removed from above left side of dog house the lights stay on. Also have removed instrument cluster and still no cha...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FAFP241X6
Hello and thanks for your help in advance. The problem is a dead battery in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Once boosted, the vehicle runs fine with no sign of a charging system issue. I've tested for a parasitic draw. There are 2 B+ ha...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
this is are fire marshalls car and when the tempature is cold out it wont start right away. vehicle will crank for a long period and then fire up. got the car to act up once and has been fine since. when it wouldnt start i dont belive the fuel pump was running...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Ride Solenoid VIN: 5LMFU28565
Hi Group: Need some help with this Navigator. I've condemned one of the air ride solenoids and I'm trying to figure how tho get the air supply tube out of the old solenoid. Mitchell basically says to push on orange ring. The info for this procedure is pretty v...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W21
car came with a complaint of no heat. checked coolant first and ran engine to operating temperture to check both heater hoses are getting hot.went to inside of car and moved temperture to 90* and back to 60* and temperture stayed cold. ordered a air door actua...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTM123NDS
Thank you very much to all that was kind enough to share their ideas and experience to nail this one. Ron from Massachsetts was leading me in the right direction but Jimmmy from Illinois and Ed from Pennsylvania hit it right on the head. I changed the left ab...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L fuse F9 VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Found it to be in the wiring harness at the transmission mount. A bolt had rubbed thru the wire insulation near a connector and would blow the fuse. Repaired harness and test drove over 8 miles without any trouble. Customer picked it up yesterday.
2003 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cylinder heads VIN: 2FTRF07383
First let me give a Big Thank You for everyone that red the message and replyed, especialy Kent and Fred, their responses got me thinking of other possibilities. This time around we replaced all valves, intake and exhaust, set the cams in place and cut the ste...
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, trans jerks VIN: 1FAHP60A45
Thanks to all who replied. After reading Larry's post I was sure that was it. It just made sense. Took T-Bird back to dealer and said keep it until you fix it!(I know warranty would apply to it). They had the car 2 minutes in the drop off lane and it almost we... Trouble codes: P2106 (p2135-), P2135.
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater core VIN: 1LNFM81W4W
Replaced the heater core. The core leaked through the fins. There is no black on the outside, but inside the core is very black. Checked the coolant for voltage after the repair. Had 515mv. Exchanged the coolant with water. Flushed the water 4 times. Ran the e...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L Cam Phaser VIN: 5LMFU28506
Many thanks to the suggestions provided. The advise was to pressurize the oil passage thru the ops switch. Great creativity on make-shift pressure chambers. The way we went was to buy a weed sprayer, fill w/oil added a nipple for shop air, (instead of pumping ...
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