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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26FXS
Vehicle came in with complaint of misfire sometimes on road- will missfire sometimes for a long period of time, sometimes on startup, sometimes suddenly while driving - I ran a KOER test first while it was missing and got [...] and PO275 code. then shut it... Trouble codes: P0275, P0603, P1275 (high/low circuit 5 cyl)
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y1T
Hi everyone this truck has lean codes the main problem when you open rear tank fuel cap gas shoots out I think the front punp is pumping to the engine and to the back tank causing a lean mixture and gas to shoot out i can not see any check valves are they in t...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L ignition switch VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
About 6 months ago we replaced the ignition switch on this because it was stuck on. Truck would not shut off. Switch felt physically stuck. No signs of overheating of the switch. Today it comes back with the same problem. Switch physically stuck. Pulled it off...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
this vehicle came in with no start crank's fine but doesn't start theft light flashes no communication w/scan tool and odometer doesn't read milleage if leave key on will eventually show milleage and then will start mitchell shows test for voltage at pin's beh...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 4x4 operation VIN: 1FMPU18L0Y
In august this transfer case was rebuilt by us had several internal issues. Worked fine when finished, in December it was brought back to us, two things when accelerating in automatic awd you get a surging/vibration, this goes away if you move selector to 4w h...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR15EX1
I'm hoping someone can answer this question. Ford uses pre cats(in the Y pipe) on the Ranger and Explorer. The pre cats seem to melt on a regular basis. I was going to throw a used one on this rig but it turned out to be melted too and on the same bank (right)...
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTZF07332
When the truck sits for any length of time I go out and try to start it, it has an extended crank of about 10 seconds then fires up. shut it off and restart immediatly fires up just fine, I;m out of ideas thank you in advance for your help.
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L front wheel bearing VIN: 1FAFP45X72
my question is if they are sealed bearings why do i se the bearings wide open with no plastic seal on side as a normal sealed bearing. there is oil residue in bottom but no grease just shinny balls.went to 2 parts stores and you see grease but can take small s...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L horn
Hello All. Sorry no VIN, vehicle is not in shop. This is a fleet vehicle which every day before leaving their yard gets DOT inspected, they blow the horn to make sure it works. Originally the horn didn't work & one of their guys put a used horn set on it. It w...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L lower control arm VIN: 1FAFP53U42
thanks in advance to all who reply to this request. i have a 02 taurus that the customer states has a clunk(interm) coming from the front end. clunk comes and goes. he had another tech look at it and was told that the tire was shifting front to back when going...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZU73E52
This Explorer came in with the complaint that the interior lights stay on while driving and that the "door ajar" light in the instrument cluster was also on. Using IDS, I determined that the driver's door switch was faulty and replaced it with a one from Ford....
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92163
car came in, customer complaining of missfire. verified on startup and brought into shop. found codes and as #5 is under intake plenum, decided to do tune up as original plugs still in it. plugs looked fine save leakage. swapped #5 and #6 coils so we ould easi... Trouble codes: 305 (cyl 5 missfire), 316 (miss on startup)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14564
cleared codes, cleaned induction system, added 1/2 qt trans fluid to engine and roadtest, only lean/rich codes came back, idles crappy. reset kam and recheck fuel trims, adding fuel and removing fuel on other bank.. Trouble codes: P0172, P0174
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Bleeder screw VIN: 1LNHM86S41
Car came in with overheating condition at idle. it was low on coolant so the first thing we were going to do was open the bleeder screw on the upper radiator to refill system and bleed air. Well the plastic screw broke when screwing it out. Half of it stayed i...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine
This vehicle came into the shop with a leaking intake manifold gasket.removed manifold,replaced gaskets and reassembled.upon starting the motor a ticking sound wich was quite load fear that maybe something fell into the motor upon repair I removed bot...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L ductwork VIN: 1FTNS2420X
Thanks everyone for the help. There were no check valves anywhere in the lines. I installed a valve in the supply line going to the heater controls and worked perfect.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21591
thanks for all your help. found the blue relay was for the flashers but the micro relay was for the fuel pump. replaced it and problem fixed.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs,red brake light VIN: 1FAHP56S32
thanks to all that responded. ended up being a bad abs brake control. i had put a used one in and it was also bad. sent the board out and had it remaned. worked ok after install.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L left rear trailing arm VIN: 1FMYUO4152
i used a step drill to thin inside of sleave then used a hacksaw to cut through sleave. thanks for the help everyone
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FVFGT546G
we have fixed the ford proble . first we found a pluged back pressure sensor so that was repalced and the we tried to spool the turbo with a scan tool and it didnt respone we installed a 400 solinoid that sits under the turbo and opens and closes the vains an...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L96
Thanks Again, Well the truck seems to be fixed.However I cannot tell you what fixed it. It would seem like maybe I had a bad connection somewhere. We were working on checking harness connections and when we started it up and ran it all miss fires were not p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0307, P0308.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P86
Thank guys for all the help! I found the o-ring blowed out on the dummy plug (passenger side). It was very easy to find with air in the system. Keep up the good work guys!
2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFA46576
Tapped ETC with screw driver handle while accelerating got some response. Took ETC apart windings in side extremely corroded. R&R ETC problem solved. Thanks guys for the help...whats weird was never a code.
2006 Mercury Milan 3.0L No Start VIN: 3MEFM07186
i finally got this thing going. what i did is change the dll version of the programmer,all ok . Thanks to all that replied.
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