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1991 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L leaking egr tube VIN: 1FABP60T12
Hey guys, we resealed the upper and lower intake manifold and did a tune up on this 5 liter t-bird. I guess we moved the egr tube a few to many times during the repair and now have a tube that is leaking causing an exhaust leak that is driving us and the custo...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L t VIN: 2FTHF26H5S
Hello to all, I have this wonderful Ford that shifts very late and hard - trans in limp in mode. I did self test with scanner -code 452 stored -PCM detected error in the PSOM output signal. - I replaced rear speed sensor - tested for signal with scope at pigt...
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...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L4W
We have this Ford van that keeps setting a misfire code for cylinder # 6.It only seems to idle a little rough,if you speed up the rpm's the idle smooths out and scanner reads no on the misfire Pid.I checked the injector pattern with my Snap-on Vantage and the ... Trouble codes: P0306
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1720X
Ford truck came in with mil on. Checked for codes, p0171, p0172 both stored. checked for usual vacuum leaks at pcv hose and around intake gaskets. monitored both o2 sensors and maf meter. all appears to be within spec and working. truck is running ok and no ot... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L shiftting VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
this ranger was bought at auction. there seems to be an intermitten problem with the transmission. some times it shifts as smooth as silk and other time it shifts hard between 1st and 2nd. when it is erractic the rmps seem to be higher before it shifts but not...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S9Y
I got one for you guys. This van/box truck belongs to local school district. These guys do some of their own maintainence if it is not too difficult for them. It came in on a hook to us because they attempted to replace their spark plugs and when they got to c... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F3Y
ok.. this truck is really making me mad... i repalced the ipr about 2 weeks ago..(leaking externally through the connector) changed oil... wrecker driver picked it up.. now it comes in and will only start when the engine is cold.. i do a contribution test and ... Trouble codes: P1212, P1211
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5222Y
This Taurus in the recent past had fuel rail pressure sensor replaced twice. freeze frame data long term fuel trim both banks -3.1, vss 0 mph, rpm 706 load41.2%. compression 175-180 psi. slight missfire at idle higher rpm no miss new plenum gasket, im leaning ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0191
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Left front turn signal lamp VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
With this light on, I have disconnected the multi function switch and the headlamp switch, no change. For the code, the Alldata states to check the grey/black wire for shorts and continuity to the FEM, test ok so replace the FEM. I got a used one. The wiring d...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Left rear brake VIN: 1FTPX145X5
did all brakes on vehicle came back with LR too hot,parking brake works good no binding,wheel also turns fine when I check to see if it is locked or tight starting to think caliper is bad but no drag and piston goes back easy.Thanks in advance. Jim [...]
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52226
Good morning gentlemen.I am having my butt kicked by a ford of all things.The vehicle came in with a customer complaint of vehicle dies on hard acceleration.A road test verified that on hard acceleration does die.I noticed that as soon as I hit the pedal hard ...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L extended crank hot VIN: 1FAFP56U46
thanks in advance for the help. this car came in a week ago with the compliant of extended crank after heat soak, and upon restarting,smell VERY rich and stumbles for a second or two. could not reproduce the symtoms. changed fuel filter, tested the fuel system... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0316- misfire while starting), P0316 (misfire while starting)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34XXM
I really would like to thank the members for the help.We have yet to repair the explorer,but we suspect leaking intake gaskets,waiting on customer approval. Thanks again,Geoff GP mechanical service.
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
This job is done and out the door. The lower manifold was the chief culprit, but both were resealed and the symptom, mainly a poor idle and constant CEL. All the replies indicated that my diagnosis was the right one and the Ford kit contained all the seals and...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15U9W
Did not find any reason for the fluid mixture. Took pretty much the entire engine apart looking for a sign and found nothing. So had to cut the loss, we happened to have a used 3.0 sitting in the shed. So I guess the true fix was a different engine. Could ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Detonation and slugg VIN: 1FTPE24L9X
I checked the BARO reading and we are at sea level but it's reading 152hz instead of 160 and we really are right at sea level. I lean more towards that being the problem. I road tested with guage and everything is fine plus if it was fuel press/ volume relat... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank2 too lean).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
diagnosis was crappy, fix was easy. I was fixated on egr repair but faults had nothing to do with it. there was oil in #3 and 4 coil tubes. fixed leak fixed problem. the cyl missing caused adaptive changes that create miss on other bank cylinders Trouble codes: XXX, 304 (miss), 305 (miss), 306 (miss).
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, poor acceleration VIN: 3FAFP13P11
Well I wish I had a great technical fix to this problem but it boils down to oversight. I had a couple days off from work and when I went back the first thing I check was manifold vacuum, it was at 5 psi. I had previously smoke checked the engine for vacuum le...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1FDXE45F22
fix was #7 injector, combustion pressure was going up through injector aeriating fuel. tough to find but positive fix when swapped injector Trouble codes: P0263 (p0269-), P0269 (p0272-), P0272 (p0281-), P0281 (testing and results).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S43
First, thank you all for your assistance. I did indeed replace the fuel pump & filter. It has been 2 weeks now and have heard nothing from the customer. Usually that's a good thing. I tested the pumps grounds and module. All was ok. So, the intermittent pum... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail performance issue).
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FAFP37N76
Thanks to everyone for their help. I brought the car back in and monitored/graphed live data for about 20 minutes worth of road testing. I had smoke tested it but did it again, checked the 90 degree hose at the bottom of the intake manifold, checked the PCV ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W0S
Thanks To everyone that helped the vehicle is gone and all is good. The DPFE solenoid was the problem and yes it was the aluminum one. The part is a little differant than the original, but after installation everything is back to working order. The one questio... Trouble codes: P0402.
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