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1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N9S
Symptom, is a randome missfire, stumble with the accompaning codes of lost PIP/Spout. You can actually see the secondary pattens all blink on the oscilloscope like lost tach signal and simultaneous miss. Have checked for intermittant signal at tach term with t... Trouble codes: 211 (pip eratic), 212 (no tach input to processer - spout)
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L blows ecm VIN: 1FMDA31X1V
This aerostar has been blowing ecms intermittently for about a year now. The good part is that it is getting more often now. As a matter of fact, It's getting so bad that it ran for only a minute the last time before it blew the last ecm. Fortunately, before i... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel pump primary circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Heat VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Vehicle will have OK heat but sometimes heat will drop out in the front and back heating systems. I can drive the car around and have good heat and come to a stop and then the heat will cut out. Today we started the truck and it warmed up and it had no heat. ...
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...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E31
i smoked the car and found the intake leaking and repaired tat and the codes came back after a test drive has anyone seen this before oh yea another shop has tried to fix this Trouble codes: P0135, P1131
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L power steering VIN: 2FMZA51471
hi all, i'm posting this for the shop across the street. he has this windstar. it was towed into his shop with a blown p/s hose(the one with the muffler). he replaced it, refilled the system, bled it, and shipped the car with a noisy pump. the customer ca...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21525
Please HELP!! I got the short straw on this one. This truck has been here every month for the last 3. The driver states it starts to misfire, then a cloud of back smoke,and a lack of power won't get over 30 mph. All of our guys have now messed with it. I perso... Trouble codes: P0191, P0452
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FTNE24W86
this van has an aode trans and the problem is that when you press the gas pedal to the floor the trans will downshift but it will not upshift untill you let up on the gas pedal. the van has power, i checked the converter backpressure and they were fine. the rp...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L blower motor VIN: 5LMEU88HX4
when motor is in any position for speed. vibration increases with speed. possible cage and or motor or plenum door? thanks Fran
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L LF brake VIN: 4M2XV14T8Y
This is as much of a sanity check as it is a help request. Simple problem. LF brake dragging and getting hot. There is a small amount of residual brake fluid pressure remaining in the LF /RR circuit. LF will release if circuit is opened. RR will hold slightly ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTHX26M7N
Thanks for the input. I have come to the conclusion that the fuel distributor pump gear is off a tooth. I had to rotate the pump too far away from the factory alignment marks in order to make it run somewhat acceptable. Everyone's input gave me some ideas. ...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, POPS THRU INTAKE VIN: 1FTEF15N9S
Many thanks to all that responded. There we're lots of great suggestions. Don from Iowa was the first respondent and hit the nail on the head. Don suggested checking the fuel pressure. I installed a fuel pressure gauge and then ran the truck. It would run fine...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Intake Valve VIN: 1FTNW20SXX
Well the majority of you agreed with my gut feeling of a lean cylinder. We have a local injector shop here so I sent out all 10 injectors to be flow tested and cleaned. He tested them before and after and didn't find any problems with the injectors. The top...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU17L61
The end result was that I had to send the vehicle to the dealer to reprogram the system. Even with the Snap-on solus which will actuate the ride system it would not reset the dash lamp w/o the Ford only tool. bottom line customer happy. Thanks.
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA554X3
after more testing found the wire harness had rubbed thru on the A/C line at the the right rear of engine bay causing the MAF sensor wire to ground
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L blower motor VIN: 1FAFP55U53
Thanks for all the input. I replaced the motor and resitor. Working fine now. GM generally has the resistor on the power side of the circuit. So I learned something here.
2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cam overretarded VIN: 1FTPW14V57
We decided to swap the oil from 5w20 over to 15w40. Problem has not reoccured. Ford say's the thicker oil will damage the valve train. Looks like he will need a engine anyway because of the sludge. Thanks to all who responded.
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