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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Runs extremely rich VIN: 2FMZA51491
scan test had a bad pcm was not grounding ign coil install pcm and had it reflashed was able to start engine but it is running extremely rough at idle very rich at idle fpw is 6.1 maf v 1.37 baro is 144 Any help is appreciated I'm buried in this one. Tony B Trouble codes: P1158
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Long Crank To Start VIN: 1FAFP53262
We have this Taurus that it takes 8 to 10 seconds of cranking to get it to start. The fuel pressure is good the whole time. Key On 60. Key on engine running 32. Most of the time the car starts right away cold but not always. Hot seems to be more of a problem. ...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT85H25
Hello to all. I am in need of help on this mustang. Broken exahust valve spring #7 cylinder. Barowed tool #303-1039 spring comressor. I got the old spring off but can not get tool on top of new spring to compress. Any ideas on how to get tool on top of spring ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93105
We purchased FMP ford module programing short term subscription. Flashed new pcm and pats system, now vehicle cranks and won't start. PCM is communicating with all other modules but still don't have spark when cranking. Can get rpm signal on data stream indica... Trouble codes: P1635
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Tire Pressure Monitor VIN: 2FMZA51616
Customer complained of a low tire pressure light flashing for 10-15 seconds after startup. Set codes B2872. Had a problem with the left rear tire sensor. Attempted to wake up the sensors. The left rear would not respond. We rotate the tires and retrained the s...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L fuel/exhaust odor VIN: 1FTPW14546
Customer complaint of smell in passenger compartment on startup or a idle:eg waiting for traffic light. Could smell fuel/exhaust smell under hood,checked for exhaust leak, none found. Checked for fuel leak, none found. Checked service bulletins to no avail. Am...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTEF14Y4J
ok guys this one is fixed, first never believe all your customer tells you. this is a 1988 f-150 with a 1992 4.9 engine,the problem was at the fender solenoid. the wiring is different for the 2 years, 88 uses no solenoid on starter and 92 does, the fender sole...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMDU32X8R
i think we got this one fixed,thanks to every body,i unpluged the rear veiw mirrow,it has a timer adjustment on it for the heaad lights ,let truck sit for 4 days it cranked,thanks again. customer said leave it un hooked.
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rear A/C Heat VIN: 1FMFU17L74
Boy do I have egg on my face over this one. Never thought about the rear A/C heat system being in the rear of the truck. DUH. The problem was the heat/cool temp control motor stripped gear. At any rate it was purity easy to replace once I got to working on th...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1FDAF57P44
It's fixed!!! Thanks for the time taken to offer me help on this one. Donald really helped me make up my mind. The main clue to the computer failure was the lack of codes as he suggested. We started unhooking transmission solenoids and sensors and couldn't mak...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P54
Thank for all the replies. I took Charles advise and took #8 connector and plugged into #6 injector and performed injector test again. Set a code for #6 only which means FICM and wiring are ok. Replaced #8 injector and all is well. Also thanks to Michael for h... Trouble codes: P0283 (8 Cylinder Injector Circuit High).
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU18L54
sorry for the delay , finally got the truck back and the rear bags were cracked. the price of new bags from ford is over $400.00 each. I ended up converting the struts to a coil spring conversion from strutmasters.com it was $687.00 for all 4 struts. I remembe...
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMPU16545
Thanks to all who replied, they were very helpful. After resetting pin tension at the fuel pump control module, and cleaning up a dirty ground by the spare tire, the veh. is running fine. We've put almost 50 miles on it and are going to deliver this one back... Trouble codes: P0190, P0191, P1237.
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