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1985 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 6.9L fuel system VIN: 1FTCF15N4F
I have a 85 f250 that I cannot get to start. It will turn over with no white smoke from the tailpipes which makes me think its not getting fuel. So I checked to see if fuel was coming out up by the filter and it was, so I unhooked the line from one of the inje...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMDU32X8R
ok customer brought truck to me about 3 times saying that if the truck sits for about 3 days the battery will be dead,if he drives it every day it will be ok,tested for a drain with test light,pulled #1 fuse light goes out ,this fuse works door locks,interior ...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L parking brake VIN: 1FMDU32X5S
Hey gang. I really need some input this morning for this Explorer and replacing the parking brake shoes on this beast. I have not had the pleasure of replacing the parking brake shoes on one with a setup like this. There has to be a reasonable way to change th...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Truck has a shudder @ 1500-2000 rpm, In sync with a single firing event. Does not miss at idle or get worse under load. No codes, no misfire monitor, no mode 6 available. Smooth at idle. Contribution test yielded even results (done @ 1650 rpm). Fuel trim, pw s...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
hello to all and thanks in advance; this little escort was recently purchased by a good customer although high mileage overall is a clean car, about 2 weeks ago cust brought in for tune up said it was hard starting and died would not restart at shop, pulled pl...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L pings VIN: 1FTWX32S2X
Ford guru's this is more of a never give up than anything else. When scanning the vehicle the octane adjustment PID reads "open". If the PID read "closed" the timing would be advanced a couple of degrees I know this may increase the pingig but it what the cust...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L clutch VIN: 1FTYR10V1Y
Trans hard to shift and get into gear, sometime while driving will be OK. Replaced clutch master a few weeks ago and drive said it was good until a few days ago then hard to get into gear etc. Replaced clutch, flywheel, slave less than a year and 11k vehicle i...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31311
Vehicle brought in by customer stating went through water puddkle and stalled, customer pulled code for tps and replaced it with aftermarket part. Code returned so vehicle brought to us.We tested tps and found intermittent fluctuation on voltage, replaced tps ... Trouble codes: P1120, P1125, P0123
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L windshield wipers VIN: 1FDXE45S02
Hi techs, I have a ford E-45o that the wipers and washers are not working at all. I went through the entire All Data checkout procedure and came up with a bad wiper module. Replaced it and guess what it does not work still! At this point I replaced the motor a...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Noise VIN: 1FAFP34ZX3
Hi everyone thanks in advace for your input on this, we have this 03 Focus SE here that has a strange rattle type noise on acceleration under heavy load. It only happens in gear under load and while moving, not sitting still or in nuetral while moving. cannot ...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise VIN: 1FAFP40483
We have this mustang came in for a noise in the engine.We checked it out sounded like a tapping knocking noise coming from back of engine used stethescope to try to determin where the noise was coming from. sounded like at first in the bell housing area so we ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSX30P84
hello to all..ford techs i need your help on this one it is driving us nuts.there is a ticking noise coming from the engine area sounds just like a lifter. it is coming from the injection pump area next to the fuel filter thought it was a lifter so we removed ...
2005 Ford TRANSIT 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WFOLXXTTFL
Removed intercooler and associated ducting and checked for restrictions. All OK Remove intake manifold and vacuum pump all checked out ok Removed Turbo and exhaust manifold, exhaust manifold had previously been fitted incorrectly so did not match with ports in...
1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Message Center VIN: 1MRBP95F5B
We have the cluster and message center control module for bench repair, but don't have the vehicle (Ship in repair). We need connector C222 and c223 connector views to identify. The Lincoln wiring diagram labels what plug is used but not the pin location in th...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
Customer had no complaints other than CEL on. Ran codes and got the common 171-174 lean both banks. Did the MAF clean, check vacuum leaks, replace PCV,oem part. Checked for vacuum at crankcase with PCV plugged and no negative pressure. Cleared codes, test drov... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FALP5249P
1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H9R
Sorry, got busy and forgot to close request. Nick from Oregon got it for us, it was indeed the ECT connector and harness, local dealer sent us a sensor with new connector and harness, installed and all is well with the 'ol Ford. Thanks again for all the repl... Trouble codes: 116 (ect sensor).
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, no spark VIN: 1FALP54P5R
Thanks for all the information. My technician quit during this repair so a new one came in and found the problem. It appears there was a ground wire problem. Thanks again.
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L temp/oil gauge VIN: 1FTHE24H4R
15 replies. THANK YOU Most all concurred that it was most likely a ground problem. Other ideas included the gauge itself because the two gauges are not independent of each other (share the same ground). A couple of you have experienced the alternator as the c...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU031X1
Well - tried pretty much mostof the suggestions, and some were very good, but this one is not in the books guys. Am closing this now because we here had all agreed it was the PCM. Well gee golly, a 2002 Escape came in yesterday. Same PCM, everything identical ... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0355 (coil E circuit).
2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTYR15E65
Well, got this one fixed. The fix was to replace the transfer case with a used unit. Most replies said to check for miss matched tires, which was the first thing I did by airing all to same pressure and using a piece of 14 gauge copper wire, placed around the...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L high idle VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
ok so we pulled the intake today. everything looked good. except there was felpro gaskets inside. so we took a closer look and the last person in there put a washer between the upper plenum and "butterfly" block. there was one on each side on the last bolt whe... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 1506 (idle overspeed).
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A33
Thanks to all who responded Sorry it took so long but customer had to make up his mind. Had a new computer installed and it now runs on all cylinders. Thanks to every one and have a great year.
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2MEFM75W91
To all; as it turns out the heads were pulled off, valves were just hanging open on carbon/varnish. simple valve job was performed. No new parts were needed. Maybe could have used chemical cleaning as was suggested if the engine would have run.This is a better...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience 4.0L rf signal VIN: 4M2EU47E26
hello Techs, 6 replies,thank you all.It's broken or corroded wire(yel/vio)somewhere under the battery tray.I didn't really see it physically,I bypassed the wire about foot from the firewall up to above the left side of the radiator. thanks again Rick
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