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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAPP6245P
This car has an intermittent hesitation/stall on very light acceleration. It seems to occur only when accelerating from a complete stop. It happens only in closed loop but before full operating temperature. When it happens, the fuel system goes into open loop ...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
My customer came in with this trk. complaining that the LR brk. would not release after backing up.I pulled the LR wheel off and the self adjuster cable fell out of the drum. Upon further inspection I noticed that thelinings were about to the rivits & the whee...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
Purchased vehicle with blown motor so prior history unknown. Replaced with used engine. Keep getting P1309 and check engine light. Replaced the cam sensor and snycro do to noise. Problem was there prior to replacement. I have gone through using the alignment t... Trouble codes: P1309
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMYU22E7W
HELP! I have this Explorer that when you hold the accelerator steady at approximately 1500 RPM,with vehicle in park, its RPM will increase to almost 2800 RPM all by itself. This vehicle also while testing would not start after a hot soak, fuel pressure was ap...
1999 Ford commerical 5.0L no crank VIN: 6FPAAAJGCM
Its a 5 ltr Ford AU trayback ute. I was asked to check no start,Owner had put new battery in last week. I Found no voltage to starter motor with key in start position, Found no blown fueses, Found 12 volts from ignition switch to back of dash panel with key in...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Detonation and slugg VIN: 1FTPE24L9X
Customer complained of running rough and very sluggish under load. Upon test drive I found MIL on with a P0174 for bank 2 too lean and lots and lots of detonation and random misfire feel just like being too lean. Diagnosed further and found leaking PCV elbow a... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank2 too lean)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L turbine speed VIN: 1FAFP56S5Y
To my transmission friends; This tuarus came from a transmission shop. We do their diagnosises and mechanical repairs and they do the transmissions. What is happening is when the transmission is in drive or reverse at an idling stop and somtimes on a light ac...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Vehicle came in with no start. It needed a starter. That was the simple part. After getting it started we checked the oil and found sludge on the dip stick. So we got the customer to let us pull the vavle covers and pan to de sludge the thing. We also ran it o... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU04122
customer brought in with complaint of poor fuel mileage. states used to get 18-20 and now gets 13-15. check for codes and none are found. long term fuel trims are at -10-15 both banks. upstream o2 sensors seemed slow so we replaced with oem. seemed much faster...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, smokes VIN: 1FTWW33P63
Need help greatly from all of the Ford diesel techs. truck is blowing dark smoke under heavy accel.,white at idle. smoking very bad!! has a light skip and gets rougher as truck warms. performed egr cooler bulliten. lots of crude build up and moisture. cleaned ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P45
I have very little experience in diesel motor. I hope someone can enlighten me. I have multiple codes and they r all 8 injectors not having enough pressure. Problem started when truck ran out of fuel. Customer refilled it and it started right up 1/2 hour later...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Driver Seat VIN: 1LNHM82W01
When you remove the key and the seat moves to get out, the seat reclines all the way back. Also the pedal switch does not work but when you press it the lights dim. When doing the on demand test the seat will move up & down but when you try the switch nothing ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, @idle=in gear or not VIN: 1LMNHM87A4
Hi gang; this 2002 lincoln LS 3.9 v8 Just dies like the key was shut-off with regularity,but kind of intermittent= Roughly four To five times an hour,or not for an hour,Restarts everytime,but seems to take a few extra revolutions after stall. Any idea's?? See ...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L head both banks VIN: 1FVGF22C5X
heys guys ,recently I recieved e-mail from IATN can't remember the date,was'tn too long may be 2 or 3 weeks ago , was regarding about how remove the spark plugs in lincoln navigator or ford products (triton engines) this e-mail was very interesting method how ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Thank you all for help.We had to stop finding the problem with this truck,on customer request.We can't find cam sensor anywhere,new or used.And customer ask us to put aside his truck,till we find used part,then we will proceed with further diagnostic.We took o...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTZF1727Y
Hi guys. As always, you came through. Jean [...] and everyone else who responded. Gordy Trouble codes: P0135 (p0141-), P0141 (p0155-), P0155 (p0443-), P0443 (p0161-), P0161 (p0409-), P0409.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F71
I found that the IDM relay and the Fuel pump relay is controlled by the PCM and was not being energized. Tested the system and found that the PCM was not doing its job. Pulled out the PCM and I could smell the burnt electrical smell. I pulled the cover off of ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W33
checked egr vav. it had a slow vac. leak , replaced vavle cured my problem. my thank to every one. good day! Trouble codes: P0108, P0407.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L 4x4 low VIN: 1FTSX21575
Lets start by thanking everyone who reponded. I appreciated the fresh eyes and ideas, they were a big help. This truck fell victim to the salt gremlin, aka very green terminals. After pinning out the Entire 4x4 system, I found green terminals at the encoder ...
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