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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX163VK
mornin techs,we have a 97 f150 that keeps blowing heater cores.we got the first core from ford.thought this would be the best route to take not to have to do it again.[7 hrs.labor].3000 miles later,its leaking.ford says yeah we"ve. been having some problems wi...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X1V
Hi guys I got this truck at my shop with the mil light on, code is P0443 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) - Purge Flow System The valve has voltage and is not open or short to ground. Problem is that valve is not getting ground signal from computer is a green/black... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evaporative Emission EVAP - Purge Flow System)
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L vss VIN: 2FTDF1825V
this truck got the trans light always flashing i replaced the output shaft gear and glued it to the shaft so she not loose (common problem on this ford )i also replaced the vss and is gear ,checked the wiring and there are all goods from vss to the pcm and the...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ecu VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
has no pcm verification with factory ford scan tool what could be holding the pcm from being released? using mitchell wiring diagram have no factory wiring diagram
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Rack & Pinion
I installed a rebuilt rack and pinion 2 weeks ago. While the system performed fine when completed, there was a "low fluid" noise but only with P/S at rest. If I turn the steering wheel either way, the noise goes away. There was a valve in the pressure port tha...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Gem module VIN: 2FTPX18L61
Ford F-150 battery drain, Please help! This truck has a 250mA battery drain, traced it down to fuse 15(5A) feed for the gem and brakepedal position switch. I know about the 45min wait for it to go to sleep. I have waited as much as 2hrs for the gem to power ...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire
Need a little Ford help. This van has returned weekly with the same codes. A first we thought we had it, changed the Coil and boot on cyl 1 and all the plugs, the van ran fine on the test drive. 2 days later the light came back on. Checked the coil for output ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0316 (Misfire first 1000 revs)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Fan Clutch? VIN: 1FDWE35P75
We have an ambulance that has a high pitched whinning noise when running 90 mph. Will not start making the sound until it has been run for 5-10 minutes at high speeds. It kicks on at about 3800 rpm, you can hold it there and hear the sound, if you depress the ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Drivetrain VIN: 1FBS531L46
Van came in for a vibration complaint, Traction control/ABS/RSC lights on. RF Wheel Bearing was shot, Reluctor wheel for ABS/Traction Control/RSC was broken. Also Steering box leaking severely. Replaced Wheel Bearings, Races, Seal, Rotor with Reluctor, Steerin...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FTPW14546
After replacing all these items, we still have a vibration between 55-60 Mph in the rear. With some mild vibration at 30-35 mph. Any other items that we need to check here that will cause a vibration at certain speeds and not all the time? We have not had the ...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTXW43R18
The concern here is that the code sets, the engine derates badly, looses power then suddenly will pick up and go like nothing ever happened. I cannot duplicate the problem, but the customer has gotten scared of the truck as it has done it in some awkward situa... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel rail pressure too high)
2010 Ford CROWN VIC 4.6L Suspension VIN: 2FABP7BV3A
Police interceptor package: thumping from right front, sounds like from right front floor board. Checked front end and all bolts and suspension componets. Intermitant. Noticable more when slighlty braking or slowing and turning right. Been to local dealership ...

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1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34XOR
Thanks to all the members that replied. I apologize for not giving more info to everyone to base their replies on. I didn't do my part too well but I still had many (27) replies that were all considered usefull and something to check. Aprox. half of you said s...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OA7T
thanks for all the replies. we did try a new ecm and the problem was not corrected. we did smoke the intake but only slight leaks around the egr were visible this is usual on a ford. the amount of leak was about the size of a .o60 hole. not enough to cause ... Trouble codes: P0172.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8X
Thanks to all that replied to my post all information was helpfull. Some of you hit it on the head. What fixed this vehicle was I replaced the Mass air flow sensor and cleared all long term fuel trims. Road tested the vehicle and all was good no more rich fuel... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank 1).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Rear wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Thanks so much for the replies. After further investigation we found that the three previous bearings were installed at a buy here pay here used car dealer. We used the factory bearings and installed according to torque specs and the problem is now solved. Tha...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
Well it turned out to be the rear end sensor we tested it ,it passed but we changed it anyway and it took care of the problem ,thank you all Trouble codes: C1230 (Rear speed sensor circuit fault), C1102 (Acceleration switch circuit fault).
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