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1996 Ford Escort 1.9L temp gage VIN: 1FASP10JXT
This car has a gage problem where the temp goes from a normal reading to pegged cold every time I accelerate.Originally the customer diagnosed it himself and brought me a sending unit.I explained to him that he brought the sending unit for the computer,I bough...
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX17LXV
I have a 1997 Ford F150 5.4 that has a missfire but it doesn't always show up on the scanner, and if it does it changes cylinders rapidly. Had a #6 missfire code when truck came in also had a park nuetral switch code. After clearing codes cannot get codes to c...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L security VIN: 2FMZA5149X
After security set 1st time, local locksmith came and reprogramed my 2 keys ran fine sat on car lot for amonth or so, put in new battery, started driving again,2 days later it didn't start, tried 3 times and then all of a sudden light stopped flashing and it s...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDWF36S3X
vehicle towed in with no oil pressure. checked with manual guage and found none. removed oil filter and ran engine. no pressure to feed oil filter. suspect oil pump drive but is a big job. would like some info before i tear engine down. thanks for all your hel...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FDXE40F7X
Hi diesel people! This engine has wet oil leaking from the orange intake tubes coming from the turbo and pooling in the valley. The IPR and other sources are dry. The intake to the turbo has oil coating it and what seems like a lot of blow-by with the oil fill...
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L cruise/heater VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
What we have here is an intermitent problem with the cruise that affects the blend door on the heater/ac. Intermitently, only when using the cruise, the cruise control will shut off and then right after that the heat mode will go to cold and the heater will no...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21S7Y
Hi people. I'm hoping for some help here. Pickup is farmer owned and complaint was very intermittent hard start but, truck would always start eventually. I put fuel guage on truck when problem was occuring and first reading was 10 psi at no start. Truck then s... Trouble codes: P0232
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L shift codes VIN: 1FDXW46Z9Y
Hi everyone, I have a 2000 f-450 that throws shift codes constantly ... followed by pcm commanding max epc. The truck was shifting ok and at the proper speeds but I noticed that the line pressure was lazy in drive... 55-60 at idle but required lots of throttle...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L interior lights VIN: 2FMZA51491
Thanks for your time. This Windstar has a problem that would appear to be the result of a failing FEM. Lack of clear guidance from either Alldata or Shopkey leads me to post this help request. The problem is that courtesy lights are staying on for a very long...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP34P71
This vehicle seems to blow the blower motor resistor every 2 months. Install a new resistor and everything works fine for another 2 months before the new resistor is out. Not sure where to go from here.
2003 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR45E23
When driving in 4 wheel high. the symptom occurs only When turning left. The vehicle makes a loud sound described as a rubbing low pitch banging at the wheels and at times is powerful enough to feel like it is rocking the vehicle. This only happens when 4 whe...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14514
Vehicle came in barely running with P0022 code, tore down and found cam timing had jumped and broken guide. Replaced chains, guides, and tensioners, did oil change(and engine was clean inside been well maintained), put back together runs much better but still ... Trouble codes: P0022
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L PS Pump VIN: 1FAHP34N97
Vehicle came in for complaint of loud power steering growl. Reservoir was within range but foamy. Fluid would puke out of cap when engine was shut down. Removed reservoir from pump and inspected inlet bore in pump per TSB. Replaced o-rings and reinstalled rese...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cranking backfire
ok guys this one is fixed.After considering all the replies I received I and rechecking everything I decided that I wasnt getting any great direction on where to go with this one so I broke down and took it to a very confident propane installer facillity.He na...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Pedal VIN: 1FTNX21L7X
I talked with the customer for more detail, his concern is that intermittently the pedal sticks to the floor and you can't get it into gear. I drove it everywhere I had to go the past 2 days and the only thing I found was that the pedal would occasionally stic...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
it turned out to be bad planetary gears in the starter. i pulled the starter out and bench tested it and the noise was very apparent. we replaced the starter and the noise is gone. thanks to everyone that helped.
2006 Ford E-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14596
I ended up switching plugs between 5&6 and the missfire move to # 6 cylinder I ended replacing all 8 plugs only braking one good thing I bought the special tool for extracting broken plugs. Lisle was on back order so I ended getting the same tool from from A.T... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 Cylinder), P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L message center VIN: 1FMEU64816
Thanks all recieved five replies, one said get an owners manual, three said use the trip rest button. But Michael [...] not only said use the reset button but explained the procedure. Thank You all who replied knew it was an easy one John
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cabin air temp VIN: 1LNHM87A21
after checking all of the possible causes of the heat concern the customer came & took the vehicle to trade it in. i deducted from all the help from all the tech it was the heat control valve. thanks for all the help.
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