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1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Wont set monitors VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
Hi i have a 1996 ford f150 2wheel drive with a 5.0 auto.that came in for a saftey and emmissions test 3 weeks ago it faild for not having any monitors set, all 5 were not set. So now he is back in and has put ruffley 400 miles on the truck and still has no set...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
We have this Ford Expedition that the air pump is always cycling on and off every 30 seconds to 1 minute while driving. Sometimes when it's not moving the pump stays off, while other times it will cycle. The right rear suspension was two inches lower. Replaced...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L cruise VIN: 1FTRF18WXX
i hate to ask for help but this one has me stumpped.99 f-150 with a inop cruise.i have replaced pressure switch,tried a servo,switches,brake light switch,pcm.Have checked everything with alldata pin point test,brake lights are good.Need someone out there to ki...
1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L heater VIN: 1FTRX18L0X
Truck came in with no heat. We replaced thermostat water pump and flushed system. Check the operation of blend door and found to be operating. We are now getting great heat when it is set on "floor" but only get cold/luke warm air from defrost setting. Both he...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W8Y
Hello everyone, I have this F150 that will only misfire cold-really cold. Temps have to be 30 degrees or less. If this truck sits overnight, it will run rough for maybe 5 minutes or less. Sometimes it will set a light, most often it won't. Mode 6 shows that al... Trouble codes: P0354, P0356, P0355
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Vehicle brought in for intermittent no start condition. have determined that when the problem occurs, the fuel pressure drops to 0 and voltage to pump drops to 8.5 volts. If I stop cranking and immediatly cycle the key, fuel pressure returns and works fine. No...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMPU16L11
I have a relatively simple question, hopefully. This came in with no 2nd gear, all other gears fine, trans was regularly serviced and in otherwise great condition. We tore down the 4R100 trans and replaced the intermdiate one-way clutch on the front of the dir...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73K62
Hey all. Customer had this truck towed to our shop. His wipers would not shut off so he got out under the hood and messed with the various relays in the power fuse block. He says after that the vehicle would not start but I can't trust that information. Anyway...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L data display VIN: 1FMFU7L53L
Hello Ford technicians. I have converted this expedition from air struts to traditional coil springs. I have an air suspension service message on the dash that only comes on after driving it 10 mies or so. It has the compressor and solonoids still installed. I...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle is driven a few miles and then at idle (mainly when in gear) idle cuts out for a fraction of a second and thenreturns to normal. sharp drop in rpms(200 - 400rpms ussually, sometimes it will stall). fuel trim indicates it is not running lean. checked cr...
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37NX5
This car came in with a P0403 stored in the computer. EGR has power and ground going to it, and even works with a bench test. None of our Scan Tools have PIDs with EGR information or tests. Once the code is cleared it comes back almost instantly. Any ideas wou... Trouble codes: P0403 (Egr malfunction)
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drive train VIN: 1FTZR45E65
When driving in four wheel drive on the road, the truck sounds like its shifting in and out of four wheel drive .On acceleration its worse. Replace shift motor didn't help.It sounds like a klunking noice coming from the drive train.When running on houist it do...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Fuse 24 Blows VIN: 1FTSX21P25
Hi there everyone and thanks in advance for the help. This Super Duty is blowing fuse 24 for the tow/haul switch, blower relay, temperature blend door actuator and the mode selection switch. I have checked the harness to the tow haul switch closely on the colu...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNHM97V12
Thanks for taking the time to read this request. This Continental was brought to me after it had been to another shop. The other shop said that 1 bank was low on compression. Customer brought it to my shop for second opinion. I found no codes present and engin...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L right air spring(bag)
Came in with right rear end sagging a little by 2 inches. I checked for codes and none were found. Deflated both the air springs, and the pump inflated both of them up to the same height as before, right side sits 2 inches lower. I sprayed the bag with a foamy...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X8N
I got a set of chassis ears and set them up to listen on both knuckles, both ibeam mounts and both radius arm mounts, heard the cluck the loudest at the radius arms. Checked out the brackets and the previous tech had cut out the rivets and replaced them with b...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Well, I'm calling this fixed but I won't be positive until that light stays off for an extended period. I got the vehicle back after the customer had driven it for 2 weeks and the check engine light ewas not on. There was a pending code P1151 and also the OBDI... Trouble codes: P1151 (HO2S B2S1 switchpoint indicates lean condition).
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW21P57
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