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1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ign fuse VIN: 1FMD432X5R
as soon asa u turn key on 60 amp max fuse blows,only w/key on.as soon as u turn to on position max fuse blows everytime,r&r ign switch n replaced,same problem,disconnected sollenoid by batt,still blows fuse,disc radio,same,disc seats,same.don`t see any burned ...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40441
fuel psi 72 koeo 66psi at idle, spec says 27-37 at idle. has returnless fuel system, regulator in fuel pump module?
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14584
Customer came to us with and engine problem..Apparently he was noticing it was missing...We found that cylinder 4 under 1000 rpms had a miss..Once he replaced what he thought was the problem it was still there..The vehicle runs great when acceling but when at ...
2005 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, intermittant no star VIN: 1FMSU43PX5
im at my wits end keep getting code p2284 even with new icp. injector buzz test come up good fuel pressure good any input will be greatly appreciated thanx and have a happy holidays Trouble codes: P2284
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Shifts VIN: 1ZVHT80N87
I have a hard shift problem with this 5r55s trans. 1-2 & 2-3 shifts are hard, 2-3 shift is very hard. There are no codes. I checked line pressure and it is on the high side of specs. I replaced the solenoid pack again just to make sure with a new ford one. If ...
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L Heated seat VIN: 3LNHM261X6
Hello All. I have a 2006 Lincoln Zephyr with dual climate controled seats not working. I have verified that the DCCM(Dual climate contol module) will not comm. with the Scanner. I am using the Ford IDS. I have checked fuses and performed the reset procedure pe...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L abs VIN: 1MEFM50U53
Regular customer complains of abs activating during hard braking. Road test revealed abs does activate even while traveling at 30 mph no skid just activation. IDS graph shows both rear wheels are slowing down about 3 mph faster than front. When abs is activati...

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1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP45E6H
first off let me thank all those who took time to reply to my post. secondly if you open the hood of a pre-89 mustang and see a maf sensor close the hood and walk away! this is not customers daily driver and has benn very patient. have checked compression leak...
1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTEF14N8P
Thankyou very much for your responses. We are applying many of your suggestions to replace or swap some of the components from old engine to replacement engine. A little prevention goes a long way!!! Again thankyou very much for responding.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Thanks for the help guys. What we found was the internals where just worn out. The part that threw us for a loop was it cam in only chattering when shifting into sencond but by time we got done trying different things it had totally lost first and second gea...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Wheel Bearing VIN: 1FTZR15X4T
Another case of miscommunication between customer and mechanic. Customer was not complaining about the grumbling wheel bearing noise, he was actually complaining about a knocking noise when hitting the brakes. Turned rotors and sanded pads and noise went away....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
I did have the opportunity to check the inertia switch, no fault found. I did replace the fuel pump relay. customer hasn't had a reoccurance of the problem, but [...] term verification will not be possible as the customer is selling vehicle. I appreciate all th...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P73
The IPR valve was the problem. There was some debris in the inlet screen. Replaced valve and all is good. Thanks Charles from california for the good info. Jeremiah hit the nail on the head with this one. Thanks again for all the help
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FTRW08633
Hey guys, Sorry this took so long but w/ christmas and the machine shop keeping the heads for a week, pluss the pain in the knuckles doing this, It's done. Found cyl. 4 leaking into the coolant passage. Even though I realy didn't think the head gasket was bad ...
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L wipers/washers VIN: 1FTZR44U15
This ranger does have separate switchs for lights and wipers.However the problem seems to only occurring when it wants to .The customer has not returned for me to check the wiring yet,Thanks for the help.EH
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drive train VIN: 1FTZR45E65
Thanks guys It was the transfer case I removed both drive shafts and put in four wheel drive and held the front output shaft at transfer case while turning the rear back and forth,I could feel the slop in the chain so I called a junk yard and found a used one....
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW125X5
Thank you everyone for your help. After checking everything possible externally we decided to open the engine back up and sure enough found some slack in the bank 2 chain. We rechecked all timing marks and they were dead on so we replaced cam phaser gear and p... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Cam position timing over retarded Bank one), P0340 (Cam position sensor fault).
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L CD player VIN: 08ESCAPE08
I figured out how the trim comes off. Thanks to Michael and Terry for explaing how the trim pieces come off. These have really good push in clips. Steve said to unplug the CD and plug it in, then push the reset button and stick in another CD to help the stuck ...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNHM97V12
Thanks to all who replied. I had hoped to say that I have the problem fixed, but unfortunately I can't. It was very clear that the problem is a carbon problem. I got my video bore scope out and looked down the plug holes and found the tops of the pistons, in f...
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