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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FJBS31M0N
Hi folks, we need help on this diesel van. The van start fine in the morning or when engine cold, turn on the ignition and wait for about 5 - 19 sec after the glow plug light turn OFF, the van starts right up. After running till full operating temperature park...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A8N
i am at a complete loss. this 92 ford ranger 2.3 dual spark plug design has beat me twice and laughed about it. fuel pressure is normal at 35-45 psi, and over a pint in 15 seconds. injectors are pulsing when ever it is running. what i have is a loss of spark a...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
very intermitten no crank signal, I checked for power signal to starter solenoid and had 12 volts, re installed wire and vehicle started, has started everytime since, will start fine in neutral and park, had this problem once before about 4 months ago same res...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L a.c cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP404XW
vehicle came in with no a/c . put power to compreso , ccrm was not sending power to compresor so it was replaced. have power to compresor and clutch was found to be bad. replaced compresor , orifice and dryer , flushed evacuated and recharged. now we have a ne...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Long term fuel trims are running -25 on both sides of the engine(codes 172 and 175). Spark plugs have a white cast on all side wires. Customer just bought the car and had us install a reman engine. He thinks that the previous owner "tuned" the computer with an... Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31PO3
hello all. this truck has problems whle tring to park (on less than 40 acres) with the brakes lightly on the steering becomes nearly impossable to turn while creeping along or stoped, breaks off everything is fine. we replaced the p/s pump. and have tested for...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Manifold VIN: IFMDU88174
I have a 2003 f250 5.4 with a leaking exhaust manifold. the manifold bolts and studs are rusted off and several are missing.I have never had a customer agree to have the work done so I would like any advice or tips on removing the remaining bolts and getting t...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U73
Thank you for reading my help request, I will make this quick. I get this code from the customer every once in a while. once a month. I caught the 02 heater ckt not working last time it was in. new factory o2 sensor is in there. Any common problems to look for... Trouble codes: P1151
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX1455K
Can anyone help on this. Never saw anything with letters before. Replaced what we thought was coil #c. Still having same problem. Trouble codes: P0353 (Primary/secondary fault c)
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H75
Help Ford techs - this stang had many bcm issues (delt with) aftermarket programmer removed stock/latest reflash, aftermarket alarm removed ,old lojack removed,smoke tested intake with pcvand vent plugged no leaks detected,replaced fuel filter-some dirt-not pl... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0174
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 1F38U77385
hey guys,i got this sport-trac,and sometimes the fuel guage quits working,sometimes the tachometer jumps around,the odometer vanishes and then comes back,all of it comes and goes,and most of the time it works ok.i scanned it and got troubles codes u1041 and u1...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14556
Vehicle came in with a check engine light. P0171 p0174 lean both banks. Engine has aftermarket aem cold air intake. Customer claims it has been on since new without a problem. My long term fuel trims are maxed out +25. I have installed a fuel pressure gauge in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two)
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L heater core VIN: 1LNCM81FXL
I have replaced this heater core 3 times now in 6 months and it is back and leaking again, I have checked for electrolisis each time it has been under .1 volt, each time the leak is in the body of the core not around the tubes at all.
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L No comm with scanner VIN: 1LNHM87A74
No communication with scan tools: 2004 LS with 3.9L comes in with Mil lamp on no running problem Modis will not communicate, code checker in can mode same Master tech in global no comms NGS "no data link established" Checked the Data link connector as fol...
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNHM82W36
hi all,i have a 2006 lincoln town car that the blower motor stays on all the time.only time it shuts off is with key off. fords wiring diagram got me a little use to seeing a blower resistor,but this has 2 modules, the eatc(electronic temperature co...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTDR15X3P
We checked everything that we could and still no luck. changed the transfer case and it still does the same thing so the customer is going to see if the dealer can find out what is wrong. And if the do he will let us know thatnks to all that replied.
1995 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No power under load VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
William from Texas was right on the money. Actually most people did say check the wiring and it was definitley part of it. William said "You said the engine was removed, and the code 624 is for electronic control on transmission? It sounds like it may be takin... Trouble codes: 113 (Intake Air Temp Circuit Above Max Voltage), 157 (Mass Air Flow sensor Circuit below minimum voltage), 158 (Mass Air Flow sensor Circuit above maximum voltage), 327 (EGR Valve sensor Circuit below minimum voltage), 624 (Electronic Pressure Control Circuit Failure).
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF25H4S
Thanks to everyone that took the time to read and reply. I chased the wiring on this thing til I was having dreams about it. It continued to jump in and out of closed loop with the air pump supply hose disconected. The difference was with it hooked up it was a...
1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX163VK
mornin techs,you guys nailed it.electralisis, could see where it was eating away at the lower left corner.the tech who did the job is the owner and is still learning.still no excuse i shoulda checked it closer had temporary bat cables on it th...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L cams VIN: 1FDWF36S4X
truck is fixed, B1 chain was off by one tooth, wasnt able too completely verify without dissasembly but i think the compression and fuel trim was a good enough indicator. Bill from B.C. suggested the first look sensor exhaust probe, unfortunately i dont have t...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP585XX
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP36342
Thanks for all the responses. They all helped. I ended up checking spark with scope and all cylinders were firing good. Checked MAF and found it operating within normal spec. So I went back to square one and started my visual/hands on inspection. I found the P...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP55U13
Thanks all for the very helpful replies. Customer chose to trade the vechile in to dealer for a new focus. I will check about the bulletin that ford had on this issue, which one tech noted. thanks again william
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRW07603
thanks for the help & info. we found the wiring harness in the left front wheel well had came loose from its clip & was rubbing the front left tire on left hand sharp turns. it has larger than stock aftermarket wheels. it removed insulation from 3 wires, one w...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT80NX6
This car is fixed. We found cats clogged and got them replace under warranty. It ran better but was not fixed. Cats clogged due to running rich. I started to notice that it looked like the transmission was replace at one point. The wiring for the front oxygen ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance), P0505 (Idle air control system fault), P0106 (Map/bp sensor range performance), P0451 (Evap system pressure sensor performace), P2196 (Afr/ o2 sensor ecess rich signal b1-s1), P2198 (Afr/o2 signal stuck rich b2-s1).
2008 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Starter VIN: 2FAHP71VX8
I would like to thank for the replies I had received. Unfortunately, it wasn't the usual o/d wiring causing the problem. This is the second sheriff crusier this has happened on. I found the problem with the starter drawing too many amps, I replaced the starte...
2002 Other Ford 3800 CID Low RPM VIN: 1HVBBABN82
Thanks for all the help with this. Found the Allison 545 was in fact shifting into 4th gear. The last shift is so smooth that I could not tell it was in fact making the last upshift. The other bus has a Allison model 2000 transmission that has an overdrive...
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