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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP52U1P
This one is starting to be an electrical nightmare. Vehicle towed in with no start condition. Car had no spark or fuel pressure so I ckd the EEC & ignition coil fuses and all applicable ones were good. I ckd the central relay box and all powers & grds were the...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Lack of power VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
Diesel guys, this truck belongs to a freind of mine. I dont usually work on driveability problems with diesels but i a trying to help him out. 1997 f-350 w/7.3l w/410,000 miles. Truck has a serious lack of power on acceleration. From stop sign or from 30 mph ...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L accessory delay relay VIN: 1FMZU35P6W
This vehicle came to me from a used car lot because their mechanic could not find the draw. I found that with the ignition off and the key out and drivers door opened all accessories still worked like the power windows,and front and rear wipers. I found that t...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L overheat VIN: 1FAFP42X5W
hi guys thanks for taking a look. this is a wierd problem that has 2 shops very stumped, including my own! the problem is the car overheats with the ac on. the car is a performance machine. dss racing block 500 miles on it. all forged internals. performance ca...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2FMZA6148Y
The signal lights work fine for about 15 min, after that they still work, however, the indicators will not flash, we are suspecting the cluster, before we try this expensive repair, i was hoping that someone has had this problem, and if so, what was the fix. T...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Knocking VIN: 1FDWF36F21
I have a 2001 F350 7.3l diesel that was brought in for excessive smoking, rough idle, long cranking and an intermittant knock. The knock is worse cold and is only heard at idle. It does have a rough idle. I pulled the right side valve cover after #3 showed wea...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 2SB34HU5A3
ok guys this is all i know about this pos it is from a used car dealer they brought it to us and it will not start (no spark)now here is the story they are going to sell this thing at an acution but it is leaking water in to the clyinders so they had it runnin...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRWO7673
Ok guys I need some insight and wisdom for MODE 6. Did plugs and boots a few weeks ago. Truck came back on day off with a missfire but no codes. Aparently cyl. 6 coil was loose and caused missfire, other tech retighten coil. Truck came back a few days later ...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14585
Trying do get out of a bad situation. I am hoping that someone can see what I'm missing. Truck came in two weeks ago with a misfire. P0301. Service writer sold a tuneup with a coil. In taking out spark plugs we succeeded in breaking off our extractor in #8 hol... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Missfire)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L power steering & brakes VIN: PX6EA63A79
hello yall need help with this truck . the problem is steeing is hard to turn replace power steering pump & hydroboost .took truck for a test drive front seal on pump went out .replace pump . flush system out steering steel hard to turn i notice that after the...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45E76
Removed fuse/relay box and found no obvious wiring problems. Found no aftermarket alarms or add ons. Problem happened 3 times in 2 months after driving for approx 30-45 minutes in traffic. Shuts off and won't restart for approx 30 minutes, but will restart and... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump seondary circuit high)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W3S
This 95 cougar will not idle. It idles for a few seconds then races up to 1500 then dies. Or it slowly idles down until it dies. Or it wanders around until it dies. It's never the same twice. 02 readings seam ok. All readings fluctuate with RPMs. I'm hoping so... Trouble codes: P1407 (No egr flow detected), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vibration VIN: 2MEM75W0YX
Good day every one! Have this vibration in the drive line of this classic Grand Marquis. There is a bad vibration at 100km and still gets worst as speed increases. Wish customer would go away lol. Been thinking standing and looking for something to give me an ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNX21SOX
Thankyou john, it was a straightforward job, used pb blaster to loosen up the caps, seems like the double joint flange is always broken on the inside so we had to replace the flange also, these are not fun. Thanks again mates..
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F31
Thank you to everone that replied. Henry and a couple others had it right. I removed the fuel sending unit and checked the strainers they were clogged tight. I am not sure how the truck could even start. Long story short cleaned the strainers and now the truck... Trouble codes: P0541 (Intake Heater), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1670 (No EF signal feedback).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Apparently the lh head gasket is sucked in somewhere that allows air into cylinder along with a small amount of coolant. we added a headgasket sealer to the cooling system, changed the oil...and added a second can of sealer. Now it runs, at least. Extremely...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K23
First off I would like to thank everyone that replied with help. Im still pretty new to the game when it comes to using my scan tool and understanding what its Data List information tells me. Many thanks to James from Ohio who led me down the right path pinpoi... Trouble codes: P0068 (Throttle Position TP Sensor Inconsistent with the MAF Sensor), P0102 (Mass Air Flow MAF Circuit Low Input), P1000 (OBD-II Monitor Testing Incomplete), P1100 (Mass Air Flow Sensor Intermittent).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1FTSX31P43
i changed the icp sensor and the oil leak went away tank you everyone that put advised you guys and girls helped me out to fix this problem thanks again
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L vibration VIN: 1FMYU93185
Well I am going to post a not complete fix. I went over the engine again and found the a/c lines were touching at the cooling fan housing. Here is what I know, the oil level is good. I did try lifting the passenger mount, no help. With the a/c lines and the ne...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Thanks for the three (3) replies regarding this beast. It ended up being that I needed to use the UBP cable on the NGS. I had to order one and wait for it to come in to finish this repair. Please note...the IDS will not complete the pheomatic test on these air...
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