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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shifts VIN: 1FALP52U6T
customer had backyard mechanic install used trans. took out ax4n, installed ax4s(axode) . trans will shift 1,2,3,4and lockup then bam back to 2nd. solenoids read stupid i.e. first is off,on off, second should be on, on, off but scanner reads off, off, off.thir...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17L0Y
this truck is kickin my a@#. so far it only has an evedent problem when its cold, )40 f. it idles rough, as if to have a vaccum leak. but i have tried every trick in the book to find one and cant, i have checked all the usual suspects to no avail. pcv hoses, e...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Can't find VIN: 1FDXF46P43
Hello once more, and thanks in advanced for your help. I have this telephone company bucket truck, a 2003 Ford F-450, 6.0 diesel, and Torqueshift 5-speed automatic tranny, and it won't crank. My main question for anyone that can me help is, where is the PCM lo... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR circuit fault), P0562 (System voltage low), U0101 (Lost comm with TCM), U0105 (Lost comm with FICM), U0306 (Software incompatibility with fuel injector control module), B1869 (Airbag warning indicator lamp circuit open)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMFU188L8
I have done a lot of searching on this and not finding anything I can use. Initial complaint from customer was a rough idle, and rough acceleration. New customer, so I had no maintenance history and customer didn't know either. I pulled codes and retrieved ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow), P0402 (Excessive EGR Flow)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTPW14564
customer came in with vehicle stuck in 4wd L mode the customer said that he might have bumped it while the vehicle was off I was able do get the truck out of 4wd mode by turning the dial to 4wd L while the veicle was off starting it then i tuned it to 2wd and ...
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU74E14
Sorry guy's this belongs to a friend who lives elsewhere so no hands on. She reports intermittent Stall after norm op temp is reached, No MIL and immediate restart with normal ops for sometimes day's. I'm not as familiar w/ Fords as imports and appreciate any ...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Engine VIN: 1FAHP60A24
Vehicle came in for running rough. Fuel pressure was 5PSI, had good ground, power, connectors all OK. Replaced fuel pump, fuel pump went to specs; ran fine for an entire day. Next day it died while running, no spark or injector pulse or communication with comp...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZK01155
Intermittently vehicle will crank but not start. There are no codes, pending or otherwise. Sometimes vehicle will start and die, and be unable to idle. It will run with your foot on the accelerator pedal, though. When I saw this vehicle, I cranked it 15 times ...
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L whistling noise VIN: 1FTPW14526
We have a problem that I'm wondering if someone has run into before.After a half hour or so drive the customer will stop and sometimes will hear a whistling/moaning sound from where she described as the fuel tank area. I test drove it a few times but no noise....
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTXS21547
This vehicle presented with a list of codes. #6 coil was replaced to correct the misfire. Attempted to unstick the solenoid for b2 cam by pulsing a ground to it with no luck. I removed the valve cover and found thick heavy sludge. I removed the sludge as well ... Trouble codes: P0022, P0171, P0174, P0306, P0506, P0104
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU59H08
this vechile came in with eng lite on p0442 found canister vent not clicking all other valves clicked removed to replace found full of water and small canister and filter full of water. all hoses connected tightly looks like hose from filter housing goes into ... Trouble codes: P0442

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FAFP3836Y
The problem with this vehicle was that the emergency brake cables were disconnected. I incorrectly stated that the parking brakes were properly adjusted in my help request, a coworker was doing the work on this car and disconnected the cables because they were...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L brakes VIN: 1FAFP52253
Thank you all for your valuable info. We haven't repaired the car yet because the owner doesn't have enough $$. We will be replacing the master cylinder soon though as most of you had suggested. Thanks again.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P64
Sorry for the late closing on this one. Truck is still not fixed. This has truly become a nightmare. Finally new IPR arrived. Installed with same symptoms. IPR is ruled out. I tore down the Hpop cover and pressure tested the system again. This is the 03-04 rou...
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