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1981 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L engine
well boys, I need to pick your brains once again. I have a 81 tbird 302 carb that i initially went on service call to get running as it had been sitting for 2yrs. It needed an ignition module, started, ran and drove fine other than wouldn't idle well (figure ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FASP13J2S
Hey everybody, got an interesting one. This escort falls on its face when turning right. Connected fuel pressure gauge at fuel rail, pressure drops to 10 psi on hard right turns or donuts. Pressure returns after straightening out the car. Fuel pump replaced re...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X3X
This truck has a history of missfire codes, It has recieved new plugs, wires, coil. The most recent repair was a vent control solenoid to correct stored service code (only one ) for alrge evap leak. Vehicle ran 2-3 miles than came back barely able to move. 13 ...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L cyl #4 VIN: 1FAFP13P3X
Hello Everyone, I'm working on a 99 Ford Escort SE Sport, 2.0. This car runs well until warm then a noise under the intake begins. This noise sounds like a pssst pssst pssst, and the engine begins to miss on cyl #4. When cold compression is 125 all across the ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Intake Valve VIN: 1FTNW20SXX
This vehicle came in with a misfire on cylinder number 9. Removed the coil and the spark plug was loose but not blown out. I thought this was weird so I cranked it and there was no compression in that cylinder. Leak down test showed all the leakage going past ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Steering turning radius VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
Customer complains Van turns in a shorter area to the left then to the right. It requires a lot of pulling up & backing up etc. when turning to the right to get around? Test drive verifies this condition. With steering wheel centered it turns a full 1 turn + 1...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW12P13
We have this truck in our shop that will stall and not start. Like it is running out of fuel. After it stalls, I will open the small fuel filter by the high pressure pump and will get a burst of air and it will be empty. We cycle the key and wath it fill up. P...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Intermit drive reverse VIN: 1FMZK01175
First of all I am a electronics guy not a transmission guy. The customer brought this in for a second opionion. She states when you put the vehicle in reverse it won't go into drive and the yellow wrench light will come on. If you turn off the ignition and res...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18585
Hi all, I have one here that is really begining to tax me. It is a 2005 expedition with a check engine light on. occasionaly a advance track light on along with problems with the parking assist sensors. First thing i did was scan the computer and found multip... Trouble codes: P0345 (Bank 2 cam fault), P0349 (Intermittant cam pos. circuit failure), P1233
2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cam overretarded VIN: 1FTPW14V57
Customers complaint, hot at idle in gear vehicle will start running rough with spark knock. Speed up the engine problems go away. Codes poo12, poo22 were present. Oil was fresh, but has some signs of light sludge. Oil press. reads good on gauge. This problem i...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 3MEFW6531W
Hello everyone, I replased the engine, and have no spark. ive changed crank sensor and cam sensor, ive checked all wireing going to sensors for breaks or tears. I have voltage at ciol but no singnal to coil when cranking. Ive checked valve timeing and it is ok...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L dumping fuel VIN: 1MEFM53UX1
this beast is driving us to the nut house. it dumps fuel fouling out the plugs during cold soak. we've replaced computer, ignition coil, fuel pressure transducer, mass air flow sensor,fuel injectors and ect sensor with new or known good parts. when we start ve...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOR
This truck is not yet fixed, unfortunately. I have learned alot though and it will be fixed soon. The whole root of the problem is that the ECM software is for 1994, and has never been updated. This basically means that it is braindead and not capable of norma...
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Not much help on IATN on this one,found no signal back from ECU,ordered rebuilt,no dealer one's available,vehicle started right up.I would like to thank those of you with intelligent answers that answered posts.
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1720X
Thanks everyone. I thoroughly checked for any type of vacuum leaks, none found. I pulled out the maf sensor and found the wire dirty. Cleaned off the maf with CRC mass air flow cleaner and cleared the codes. It has been a few weeks now and the customer has had... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Auto headlights VIN: 1FAHP56S11
Customer decided not to fix at this time due to cost. I am 99% sure it is the relay/fuse box under the dash. Thanks for the help guys.
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2MRDA20244
mode 06 test 56 and 55 failed ended up being the coil pack. thanks
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L blend door VIN: 2MEFM74W55
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