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1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNX20FXX
This is beingposted for a friend- the VIN is from my truck. He has swapped a 7.3 from a '92 into an '88. Ihave not seen this truck, it is in another town, but after a 1/2 dozen phone calls I am trying for some other ideas. He says the engine will run for about...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N1L
Hey guys this one has me baffled. This truck belongs to my son. He started it up and drove approximatly 100 yards and it stalled. There was no spark. He replaced the ignition module only to find out there still no spark. Replace the distributor with a reman un...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Brake pull VIN: IFTCR10U2P
Customer dropped truck off at our shop complain of a brake pull between 60-70 mph. we test drove truck and had hard pull to the left, replaced the left front cailper and corrected problem and let customer have truck. Couple weeks later customer returns saying ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU24E3X
This was not our first timing chain job in a 4.0 sohc explorer the jackshaft chain tensioner was broken and we put all 4 chains and all the guides and all four new tensioners and most of the gears. The thing still rattles !!! Rattles all the time. Its like you...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F4Y
This truck has exibited a long crank hard start issue for about a year the cust has not wanted to diag. Yesterday he called and said the truck started to run bad and then stalled and would not restart, so he towed it in. I have checked a lot of things and no c... Trouble codes: P0562 (Syst voltage too low), P0340 (Cam sens ckt fault), P1211 (Ipc press above or below disired), P0605 (Internal controler module rom error)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cylinder head VIN: 1FMRV17W61
This customer wants a used head installed because of spark plugs blowing out...I have not done a head on this kind of ford engine... can it be done in the vehicle and the timing chains installed without any special tools? All help is greatly appreciated,thanks...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU70E93
We have had this truck towed back several times for a no start. Everytime we start our diag the darn thing starts right up and runs fine. We have drivin this thing several hunderd miles trying everything we can think of to get it to fail with no luck. Tested f... Trouble codes: B1483, P1816, P0500, B1818
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FN1E456HL
hey ford guys i have this 03 expedition that came in with interior lights staying on and door ajar message on in instrument cluster. hooked up scanner and found left rear door switch saying open door when closed replaced door ajar switch now says door is close...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L tcm or valve body VIN: 1FAFP28145
customer complaint is the vehicle at highway speeds goes into neutral and will not go back into drive untll customer pulls over, shuts car off and then restarts. when it arrived at my shop it had a code po641 and the vehicle had just experienced a neutral cond...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Steering shimmy VIN: 1FTNF21525
I would guess many of you have experienced this problem. A violent, almost uncontrollable shimmy at or above 45 MPH. Has anyone ever found a resolution?
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAHP08Z26
car came to us after being at the dealer with no ac compressor engagement. pressure in system is reading correctly and so is evap temp sensor. when we follow fords flow cart fo no cooling it asks us to change control head. still doesnt then decided to ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start, Stall, no electrical VIN: 1FTJW36F1T
Crossover cable arched out to radiator!!! its always the the easyest and most overlooked problems that get the firewall relay also had welded itself to the firewall!! that was a new one to me..thank to all that helped! marty
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMRU1660Y
thanks to all who replied to assist me in fixing this vehicle. the fix was to remove the valve body and replace the 2-3 accumualator spring. upon inspection of the parts the spring came out in three pieces and the piston seal which is bonded to the piston was ...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L b pos cable to alt. VIN: 1FMNU42S1Y
to those of you that replied thank you.finally got the correct harness today.part number is [...].had to be shipped from ford national dist. center.local napa only stocked crimp style terminals,12 guage fusible link and light battery cable.none of these ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Well this customer doesn't want to spend any more money on this truck. I am greatfull for the help with the tests I have run and the good help offered here I am able to say the problem is in the IMRC module. The customer has been explained its opperation and t... Trouble codes: P1518.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U92
Thanks for all ideas, followed many of them, cleaned MAF, and check intake for leaks, cleaned fuel rail and injectors since this is a returnless fuel system. Car has not come back yet, lets keep our fingers crossed. Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2).
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L hard start VIN: 1FMZU73W32
Thank you all so much for the help. This one is fixed and I should have checked the easy stuff first. The purge valve was partially stuck open so i suppose that when they got gas the engine got a fresh dose of fuel vapors richening up the mixture right when st...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP55S83
thanks I replaced the pressure regulator and that fixed it thanks again for all your help Michael Harrisburg Auto Service Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU17575
thanks to all you tech guys for your help yi replaced the upper intake manifold and solved the problem thanks again. Trouble codes: P0059 (Ho2s21 heater resistance), P2197 (02s stuck lean).
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