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1993 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1F4F234FN0
This ford came in to our shop and would not idle , customer had unplugged the iac motor because it would idle at 3000rpm. Plugger motor in to verify condition and it was correct 3000rpm at idle.tested iac motor ,tested good,just in case i put a new one on it a...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Defrost VIN: 2FALP74W3R
Hey thanks for any help, car came in with lack of heat complaint, replace t-stat and drove, blows 135 degrees out of vent but then drops below 85 when switched to defrost, i bypassed the tempature control lock-out valve with no change. I have flushed the heate...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1F1HX26F2T
Customer came in complaining of a Start and Stall issue that has developed over the past week or two, and gotten progressively worse. It does not matter if the engine is hot or cold, in fact it seems worse when the engine is shut down and immediately restarted...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Drive belt VIN: 1FALP45X7V
This car came in with a shredded belt and worn out tensioner. After installing the new belt, belt tensioner assembly and idler pulley the belt wants to 'walk away' from the engine when the engine is revved. I suspect this is why the old belt shredded. There is...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
hi all. this deisel was a no start, no fuel pump. after testing the pcm was not grounding the fuel pump relay. replaced pcm with a reman, worked for one key cycle and now the same thing. my question is **is there anything that will keep the pcm from grounding ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Electronic VIN: W11NB18354
the truk came in with the lo range light on and the speedometer might show 25mph but it is running 60 mph, the scaner says it is also at 60 mph.you can work the switch ,4wheei high,4wheel low ,and it works like it should.it goes in 2 wheel just fine.everything...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51412
I have a windstar that has a lean code on both banks. I have cleaned throttle body, IAC, MAF, and changed fuel filter. When smoke testing there is a small leak on both IMRC and the EGR. Is this normal? I have another windstar with same codes and same codes and... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74E92
Hey guys, thanks in advance. Customer had this explorer towed in, and said bank one convertor was diagnosed as being clogged. This after spending over 1000 dollars on 4 oxygen sensors. The same shop wanted to put the covertor assembly on for another 1500 dolla... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F22
towed in no start, driver of truck killed batteries and starter trying, replaced batteries and starter, spins over normally,I have plenty of fuel pressure at filter, and has new filter. with NGS can see rpms, have over 1000 psi on ICP sensor. the temp sensors ...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W73
we changed head gaskets due to external leak.reassembled started engine noise coming from what seams to be the frt cover removed frt cover timing chain & guides look to be allright.sounds like the timing chain rubbing on the guides. good oil pressure & eng tem...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L timing chain? VIN: 1FTRX14WX4
The customer states that he started engine and proceeded to drive when engine noise started to occur.He added stp to the oil with no help.It sounds to me like a timing chain tensioner quit working.Originally I suspected lifter noise due to low oil pressure but...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L serpentine belt VIN: 5LMPU28L9W
We are trying to rid this vehicle of a serpentine belt chirp upon acceleration especially. It'll do it ac clutch engaged or not, tried belt dressing-it got worse,it's worse under higher revs, we've replaced everything except power steering, & crankshaft pulley...
2002 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZWFT61L42
Customer came back a couple of weeks later and said the fans were running all the time. With the car cold the fans were off, when it reaches 214 they come on low and 217 the come on high.And they continue to run on high, it really dosen't get terribly hot, i l...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP62W1S
thank you to all that helped me. as the eng was missing i pluged in the noid light to the #2 injector and it was on all the time if i tuuned the eng off key on it was still on if i unpluged the ecm light gos out i checked power at the injector and it had 12 vo... Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14X9V
we were not able to duplicate the problem with the vehicle in the shop . we installed our fuel pressure tester and taped it to the windshield ,during the test drive , every time we attemped to stop fast , the fuel pressure would drop alot. we pul...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Starting VIN: 2FTRF17212
we got a used PCM from wrecking yard and had a ford tech friend come to the shop to do the programming. the used PCM fixed the problem. thanks for all the replies
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21SX3
I did not fix this truck, since the customer could never leave it here more than 5 minutes.Several of ya'll mentioned T-stat issues with this engine, so I suggested to my customer that we try that approach. Had not heard from him in 2 weeks, so I called to see...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
after cleaning the maf i test drove the car over 50 miles. trans shifts normal no sel. inspected harness to trans, and trans harness connector, normal. released car to customer all is good. thanks for all your responses. Rick Trouble codes: P0102, P0743, P0750, P0755, P0760, P1760 (pcs a fault).
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