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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTHF25G9S
Hello from Minnesota. I just spent a day and a half changing the drivers side head gasket on the shop truck. The number 5 cylinder had a hydraulic lock with coolant. I was a little worried to find about a quarter inch of coolant in the intake manifold (drivers...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L ABS Pump VIN: 1FMZU24E0X
ABS pump comes on when vehicle is almost to a stop in a non lock up condition. I am thinking there may be a problem with one of the front half shaft exciter rings but not sure. Anyone else see this and have a suggestion?
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Lost Reverse VIN: 2FMZA51461
This Windstar was towed to the shop by a regular customer, said he started to leave home and it would not move. Customer said it made a noise like a "loose fanbelt" and would not back up. I started it up, and drove it forward across the lot, but it has no sign...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L unable to reprogram VIN: 1FAFP34352
i have determined that pcm is at fault and have a used replacement. took car to dealer to have pcm reprogramed to match vehicle and was told that pcm would not accept information. they also tried to reprogram remanufactured pcm that was in vehicle and it would... Trouble codes: P1635 (vehicle id block does not match vehicle hardware)
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU77K14
CRUISE CONTROL only sets occaisonaly once you put the brakes on it takes a lot of trying ... the green light will just flick when you press the set button ..it will not stay on..once it works you can turn it off and turn it on no problem but once you have canc...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Oil Press Light VIN: 2FMZA52275
Ford techs help!!! have this freestar that came in from the auction with oil light on .oil press with gauge hooked up is 70psi at idle cold,60psi when warmed up. Screwed new motorcraft switch in and light is on still.i have been able to detect a pattern,if you...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L master VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
vehicle came in with hard pedal and truck when in reverse at dead stop wont move. Drove vehicle and found ft brakes getting harder as i drove. Put on lift immediately and when relieved pressure felt wheels free. On scanner there are no codes for ABS or anythin...
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L engine miss and lack of power VIN: 1FTPW14V57
truck cam in for noisy timing chains.replaced timimg chains guides and tentioners.the right side tentioner was collapsed.had ticking niose after got back together.changed the cam phazers.fixed ticking noise.during test drive had slight accel miss.changed spark...
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTYR10D38
thanks in advanc everyone. this nice ranger has no heat. i removed the heat valve and started the truck and had no flow coming out of the engine. the engine temp is normall and has been all summer. (no overheating issues.) I also vacuumed the cooling system to...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Heater/Evap Case? VIN: 1MEFM50U2X
Vehicle came in Wednesday to charge a/c. He had notice a drop in efficiency since last year but especially last several months. I had given him the speach on the necessity of evacuating first but system still had a lot of pressure so I just added oil/dye and r...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1965 Ford Mustang 4.7L master cyl booster VIN: 5R07C16367
Car left for customer to try and see how they like it. Ended up keeping vacuum restrictor inline with booster. Makes the pedal feel more 'normal'. Customer used to newer vehicles and explained that these don't have near the brake pedal travel of a newer car...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15NXS
I would like to thank everyone for their time and suggestion. After removing every ground on this truck and cleaning each one. I try what GENE from Washington suggested. Of course I disconnected every sensor except the right one till last. When I disconnected ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FELF47FXV
Thankyou every one. This all was a big help I started checking the valve cover connections and pulled off drivers side valve cover and there it was. When I put the cover back on I must have undone the wire lock and the injector plug came out. I had a self infl... Trouble codes: P1272 (Cyl 2 high to low side open), P1293 (High side open bank one right), P1294 (High side open bank two left), P0196 (Engine oil temp sensor circut).
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED, to fix this we gave up and sent veh, to a ford dealer, they had to reprogram both p,c,m, and pats module, reset parrameters in p,c,m, and reprogramed the keys, so all the replies were correct in that they all covered some part of ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Well guys, this one went to the dealer due to impatience.. I would like to thank you all, for your help. When I replaced the upper intake plenum gaskets, I neglected to change the bolts, so I hit them with some silicone, and wala! My trims went down to norma... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1401 (Dpfe shorted to power).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
Thanks to everyone that responded we monitered the alternator with a lab scope and the wave form would come and go.The coustomer did not want to do the alternator so we dont no if that is the fix. Trouble codes: P0705, P0406 (Fuel level sensor), P1233 (Fuel pump drive module), P1246 (Alternator load input failed).
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speed control VIN: 1FBSS31L63
thanks for all the replies, it acted up on the way to the shop this morning so i used the e-brake the rest of the way and never turned off the ign. when i unpluged and ohm tested the deactivation switch on the master cylinder (which was dry by the way) i had 7...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1FMYU93185
Sorry I have no conclusive information to relay to everyone, the customer was in need of the vehicle & has never returned for me to check the items which have been suggested in the replies. Thanks to all of those who did reply.
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