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1993 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
Glow plug (element end) on drivers side is stuck in head any body got any omg i was so lucky stories about getting one out otherwise its head off time . Peace
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4F4CR12U3R
Hello all and thanks in advance. This is actually a Mazda B3000, which is identical to a Ranger. It has a cooling system knock from steam pulsation when warm that varies in severity. There is a TSB for this that involved installing a lower radiator hose with a...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L serpintine belt VIN: 1FTHE24H2S
Help we have this van from hell the belt squeals after being replaced aprox 2k to 3k miles 4 differant times have used gates and motorcraft belts replace tensoner also belts look to be tracking good
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L filter VIN: 1FALP52U5T
vehicle came in a few days ago with a cracked p/s filter (plastic). i replaced the filter, bled the system and test drove. p/s was working well. vehicle came back next morning with filter blown out again. i checked for restrictions in return.the cooler gave a ...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTFX28L8V
First off I just joined, haven't had a chance to pay yet and check the history if this has happened before, but in the meantime thought I would call on some Ford experts for help.. I have this truck and its haunting me big time...Came in with a misfire #8 cyl... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 Misfire)
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L improper shift VIN: 1FMYU22X6X
When i put this trans in rev. or drive it will move alittle. Its not in gear 100 %, If i put it in manual low the trans will grab hard and then everything is fine for awhile.It will shift properly and pull great.I removed the pan and found fluid and filter gre...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07612
Hello All I have a problem I never seen before. I'm working on a 2002 Ford F150 4.6 lt. Auto trans. This truck has a code P0175 Too rich bank 2. OK heres the good part. Looking at live data bank 1 LTFT is +25% and bank 2 LTFT is -25% at idle. At 2000 RPM B1 LT... Trouble codes: P0175 (Too rich bank 2)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 4 inop VIN: 1FTPX14584
The front hubs will not engauge ive replaced the switch behind the battery I have 20inch of vac at both front hubs if i apply vac to the big line on the hubs they will hold vac When in 4x4 the front axels turn but will not engauge im thinking i have some bad h...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTNF20L24
Hello all, ok just want to say thanks before hand. What we have here is failure to communicate. Guys this one os driving us crazy. The ABS lite and the speed-O will drop out intermittenly on a hard accel. So we thought maybe RWAL sensor. But then we can duplic...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U65
This is a personal vehicle. I bought wrecked and fixed for my mom. I had dropped engine out for repair to main frame rails. I had to replace front head and coil due to accident. Used those parts off a parts car with 73k on it. Vehicle has ran fine for about 20... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0316
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
Vehicle came in about 2-3 months ago with compliant of no start vehicle started fine intill temp droped below 32 F. we got it to act up once and now its cold and vehicle is back found fuel pump not coming but after extended cranking pump will start to run and ...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S9V
Hello and thanks for reading, I have a low miles Sable with the 24 VALVE 3.0 that will miss at cruise. As soon as the EGR is turned on in 4th gear there will be multiple cylinder misfires with the fuel trims between 2-3% plus or minus. Long term trim is 4% ne...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L camshaft VIN: 1MELM53S9V
Hello and thanks for thaking the time to read, I have this DOHC 24 VALVE Sable that a pressure analysis shows one exhaust cam out of time but inspection of the chains, guides,marks/links and tensioners show nothing out of time. My question is; Has anyone se...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
Went out last week on a NO START, got to the car and it fired right and ran fine. Got here had the mil on and had code for lean exhaust. Found burnt pcv tubing under throttle body where they all burn and melt and replaced it, cleared codes all is fine still no... Trouble codes: P0191 (fual rail pressure sensor), P1237 (fuel pump secondary circuit)
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L wipers VIN: 2MEFM75W43
Wipers will start running and sometimes washer will run 10 -20 seconds, stop a minute and start again. This happens with KOEO or KOER, wiper switch is off.

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1985 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L 1-2&2-3 shift VIN: 1FABP22X5F
Problem was missing TV rod. Found 1 in salvage yard, Found the missing upper bushing in a HELP packet at Autozone.Thanks for all the replies. Dave
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14U3N
rechecked pulse would light up weak/no pulse spark good fuel pressure good checked pcm power and ground replaced pcm reved fine no bogging down cured problem
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
Sorry took so long to close this, I end it up ground the lock up solenoid wire so when the vehicle speed to 75-80kms it will goes in to lock up mode, but the downside is part or full throttle it won't disengage, I explain the fact to the customer and they are ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Thank you for all the replies. We went back to the basics with this one and found that the fuel was contaminated with an oily substance (possibly diesel fuel) did not smell like diesel, smelled like paint varnish. Completely drained fuel tank and added gasoli...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVLT20A3V
Yes thank you all for the help we have fixed this vehicle 97 ford probe 2.0 DOHC we did as everyone sead even a complete valve job no bent valves turnes out onlything diferent done was we soaked the lifters in oil for about 24 hrs pute the head back on (with t...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L fuel pump module VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
I never found a diagram that included the fuel pump driver module, but I replaced the fuel pump driver module and the car is fixed. The car was so intermittent that is was hard to catch it. It's been 2 weeks now with no problems.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition Lock Cylinder VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
OK, so the Nightmare Ends. My thanks to those that replied, they gave me a different perspective on how to think outside the box. Unfortunately the fix was not as simple as i wished it to be. I ordered a new steering column after checking the Steering lock and...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FTSX31F22
we replace the pump with a ford pump and had to use vacuum to remove air from the system.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZX18W9W
Allright. I finally found the problem. The GEM was bad again, but that was a symptom of chewed wires shorting out beneath the rug on the drivers side. There is a plug inside the left kick panel that is identical to the one at the shift motor, so for diagnos...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMPU17L83
Thanks for all the help. I found an igniton coil on the number three cylinder that was sending feedback to the pcm. The problem was only apparent under a load. So my signature ramp tests at idle did no good. I had to put vehicle under a load and test. Car... Trouble codes: P0320.
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1MEFM53S3X
We tried another junk yard module to see if we could get the light to work, but it did not. We finally installed the orginal module again and the bulb check worked fine. The light is not on now again, so we are thinking it either had a bad connection that wa...
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