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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L 3-4 VIN: HORHB98487
This van will free rev in 3rd and 4th then snap or band back in gear. (no burnt tranny fluid) It will do it way more times when tou are going 50 50 mph and gas peddle is not pushed down as for. Driving in the RAIN is way worse! acts lice a connection or TPS pr...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Shifts VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This is the bosses son's truck.I got it in a couple of weeks ago with no over drive.It had a code for a trans. slip,torque converter fault.I can't remember the number and I've lost my notes.He said it had slipped some going into 2nd gear and never would go int...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L overdrive VIN: 1FTYR10C2Y
Hello, The problem is the trans. slips in R or D. If I turn off o/d sw. each time I start the vehicle, put it in N then D I feel it engage. Then I can go to R or stay in D and it works fine ..no slipping. If I try R before D it slips in R. When driving, it up ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51481
Hi Guys, I have a sick feeling in my stomach about this one. I think it's going to cost me big! Anyway this van is a used car dealers'. It came in for a misfire and the key would not come out of the ignition lock cylinder. I was looking up parts on NAPA's w... Trouble codes: P1602 (PATS recieved invalid format of key code)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L gauge VIN: 1FTYR10D12
Truck will occasionally spike temp gauge,briefly,then goes back to middle.When this occurs,cylinder head temp is 288-290 degrees F,and ECT is 246-248.This occurs on hard acceleration then levels off. At idle,with A/C on,temp is steady at 238.I've been told thi...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Rear Suspension VIN: 1FMZU73W23
Customer brought vehicle in complaing about rear end swaying alot. I test drove vehicle and it does have alot of swaqy really cant see anything worn..
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FAFP34N75
To start, I'm not a transmission tech but, do have some experience. I've got a no shift from first to second goes right to 3rd. I read what post there was with this concern but, not much info. I had three codes when it came in: P0732, P0767, and P0981. I clear...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L instruments cluster VIN: 1FTPD12345
Hello my IATNrs fellows, i have this vehicle and has me puzzled, the instruments cluster gauges all go to off even with engine running, air bag light flashes and there is no codes, then if you bang on dash (hard) or pull slight on the wires to cluster connecto...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Spedometer VIN: 1MEFM53S6Y
Hi, this car was supposedly stricken by a lightning. It had bad/melted connectors in the drivers side front door, bad GEM and Central fuse box, Alternator was not charging. All of the above were replaced. GEM not coded yet - but basic functions are present (wi...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel smell VIN: 2FACP73W0N
to answer the last few replies, i did in fact check the lines all the way from the engine to the fuel tank and there are no leaks. i had previously replaced the fuel filler neck seal did not notice any signs of leaking from the neck after the repair. i closely...
1992 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25G0N
Thanks for all of the suggestions. Sometimes it is hard to summarize all of the testing you did and therefore you get some suggestions on things you already did. I ended up testing everything at the ecm, it is very easy to backpin there and with a DVOM check...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FALP52U6S
It appears that the high pressure switch had an intermittent problem, the ac worked sometimes and sometimes not. I replaced the relay with a known good still worked intermittently. Bypassed low pressure switch still same problem. Thanks for all your help. I re...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L not turning over starer VIN: 1FTYR14V11
i have received 18 reply and i would like to say thank you very much for taking your time to guide me . well i check my work twice mean check all the power and ground and fuse and relays etc . then i go ahead and called for it . costumer brought his own p c m...
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA57432
i ended up wiring a condenser into the vpower circuit and another one between the body and battery ground just for good measure to absorb any voltage spikes or static in the system, vehicle runs fine now. Note the vpower circuit also goes directly to the coil...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
my rich codes are back. ltft pegged at -20, as soon as you bring the RPM's up (1200 rpm or higher) the ltft come back to -5 to +5. stft are at -5 to +5. have tested injectors for flow and leaks - passes every time. have replaced the oxygen sensors, replace... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel system too rich Bank 2).
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R81
Came in on my "day off", drove 100 miles with air ride "on" and scanner, watching "pids". DID NOT lose the rear... Drove the exact 100 miles, air ride "off", DID NOT lose the rear. Checked for leaks, 1/2 gal. "409", none. Customer decided to take vehicle to a ...
1989 Other Ford S1600 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HTJUZRKXK
Ijection pump rebuilt,problem solved,thanks for all your replys.
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