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1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8J
This is my own personal vehicle and have had this problem for about 4 years now. The fuel vaporlocks after a hot soak on hot days. If I let it sit for about an hour or pour cold water on the engine it will start. Both fuel filters have been replaced. Actually ...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine mechanical VIN: 2FTDX08WLV
Vehicle came in for a routine oil change with no unusual motor noises. Technician noticed an enormous amount of coolant came out with the oil. Intake gaskets were replaced and old gaskets were questionable as far as having leakage. While filling coolant notice...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32E1V
Hello to all and thanks in advance for your help. This is for my own car . There was a little rapping noise at the top of the engine and the cylinder on bank 2 ( cyl 4-5-6 ) misfire all the time i did acompresion test on this bank and it has 145 all of them an... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hard starting VIN: 3FAFP15P6W
hard starting worse when hot ,no codes , replaced crank sensor and it seemed to be a little better at first. when it starts it runs fine, just have to crank on it for excessive amount of time. any help would be appriciated. Thank you !
2001 Ford F F650 5.9L black smoke VIN: 3FDNF65YX1
Truck belongs to a friend of mine. Problem is the truck will blow out excessive black smoke out the tail pipe when taking off or climbing a hill. Transmission will down shift going up a hill then it wont up shift unless he pulls over and shuts off truck to res...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMYU04161
Ford Transmission guys please help. I have had this Escape in here before and on scanner output speed reads zero all the time. I have search the ford data base and nothing there. I have Alldata and does not seem to be a lot of help there for this code. I can g...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start VIN: 1FAHP60A72
Hello fellow IATN Techs. I have here a 2002 Ford Thunderbird that has no start complaint, which is fuel related (no fuel pressure). Found Fuel Pump Fuse in trunk blown, replaced it, and checked remaining fuses, fuel pump relay, and fuel pump inertia switch. A... Trouble codes: P1641 (Fuel Pump Primary Circuit Malfunction), P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver Module Offline), P1237 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P1246 (Alternator Load Input Failed)
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FTRX12W14
truck came in for spark plugs,tire rotation and trans , service.2 days later it has engine light on and a wrench light on code [...] a p1635.clear codes ,lights come back on. i can clear codes and crank truck.engine light is off ,wrench light is sill on. wh... Trouble codes: P2106, P1635
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
tested for any exhaust restrictions, tested oxygen sensors, throttle body switched with a known good unit Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel system too rich Bank 2)
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Module VIN: 1FTVX12575
Hi folks i have installed an abs module on this truck. The other module was "dead". As in internally corroded. So i was not able to pull the data out of it to put into the new module. I went on fords "as built data" site to get the as built data. I dont see w...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse apply VIN: 1FMEU64EX6
Transmission bangs into reverse. Removed transmission and replace direct clutch seals. Everything air pressure tested ok. Installed new solenoid pack. Problem is still there.On test drive some of the upshifts are a little to firm 2-3 and 3-4.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26G8T
Replaced both front O2 sensors and cleaned MAF. Timothy from Wisconsin hit the nail on the head. My scan tool (Genisys) did not clear the KAM, even though it said it did. I disconnected the battery cables and touched together. With KAM cleared, my fuel tri... Trouble codes: P0153 (Bank 2 Sensor 1 Slow Response), P0171 (Bank 1 Too Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Too Lean).
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FALP51U8V
Sam , Kent , Michael , and Ron get the prize... If I want to honestly reply to this help request than the fix was a FORD SURGE TANK AND TANK CAP!!! Yes the vehicle needed a Heater core 100% , It did have CO in the coolant prior to the initial head gasket repl...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTZR15X5Y
Replaced drive shaft problem has gone truck runs good at highway speeds now thanks to all that replied.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L programing VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
Sorry for the delay in closing. We installed an ax4n transmission to repair this problem. According to all the research I did there is not a P.C.M. with flex fuel and the ax4n transmission. We considered changing the fuel system but I was afraid of unforseen ...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Trans VIN: 1FAFP6633Y
Thanks for all teh replies. After taking my guys word for doing the job right I decided to check into it myself. The tss and vss connectors had been switched. Transmission works fine now. Next time I will take the time to verify myself. Thanks to you all.
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18W52
Thanks for all the help I have finally fixed this truck. Ended up replacing the dash cluster with a used one reprogramed the keys and fired right up did find alt. over charging replaced and all is good onceagain thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0443 (p1451-), P1451 (p1747-), P1747 (p0750-), P0750.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP58202
let me start by saying car would act up only once every 500 plus miles or so. we did not have the car for entire time to keep test equipment tied on(especially to scope cam/crank sensors)as others indicated. took an educated guess and replaced the crank sensor...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14504
Thank you for all your help guys. I knew it had to something when the engine was hot causeing short. After test driving the truck and the fuse blowing again I looked at the intake runner control and it was sticking in spots. It would keep blowing the fusesaver... Trouble codes: P0010, P0020, P0443, P0446, P0104, P2106.
2008 Ford Fusion S 2.3L Engine VIN: 3FAHP08Z68
The car is gone without its balance shaft assembly. It runs well and is quiet now. The vibration is enough to notice, but not really all that bad at any RPM. The overall reliability of this repair remains to be seen. The delete kit was simply a plug with a...
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