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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Tail Lights VIN: 1FBJS31H8S
Customer came in with the tail lights and dash lights inop. We found the headlight switch and the connector was melted. Replaced and it would still blow the fuse. We removed the trailer wiring which was a mess. Still the same thing. One of the biggest problems...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF25F9V
I have tested the components that are relative to the starting on a 7.3 and cannot find my problem, when this engine is cold it will only start if I hold throttle at about 1/8 of the way but when it does start it surges or lopes, I unplugged the icp sensor and...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31F51
This truck makes an unusual rasping vibrating noise that sounds similar to a blower fan with a loose bearing. The noise, which is fairly loud, comes from the left front wheel area and only occurs around 30 to 40 miles per hour, usually after hitting a bump in ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73W72
Hello, pulling my hair out on this one. Replaced the tranny for broken case at servo cover, no 4x4 problems before trans repair. We changed the fluid while the tcase was out, used dex/merc. Upon driving the truck, had flashing 4x4 high light every few mins and...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXF46F92
Dear Fellow techs thanks for viewing my request. This is a stake bed truck which blows the ignition fuse 5 amp #45 This happens intermitatly I have looked at wiring for damage none found. I am hoping some of you ford powerstock guys can help. Also this vehicle...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTSW31F13
vehicle came in customer complaint was high egt reading on gauge ,running rough ran dignostics found dtc for cyl balance fault on #3 and #8 check compression replace two injectors.truck runs fine passes all self test,but still has excessive egt reading under l...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L pcm and starting VIN: 1FAFP52283
Car was towed in for no start. Customer complaint car would turn over for 5sec or so and then stop. If left to sit car would turn over again never start. I was only able to duplicate this twice. It will not start at all now. There is no check engine light on d...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Valve Spring VIN: 1FTRW07633
Has anyone seen a 4.6L Ford Romeo engine with a broken valve spring on # 5 cyl.Scanner showed missfire on cyl. #5 and cyl. #1 and #2. No problem found with #1 or #2.Engine runs but makes a ticking noise.
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 7.3L Antifreeze VIN: 1FDXE45F13
This truck is back again with oil in the antifreeze. From the last time replaced the oil cooler and flushed it has only been 300 miles. The truck runs good, no problems. The heads were replaced about 6 months ago due to a burnt valve. We do oil samples every 1...
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, Fuel odor VIN: 1FTPX14576
Thanks for looking at my request. We have a f150 that we had serviced recently(400-500 miles ago) and the customer said that after we did that one time he was going up a hill and the ce light came on and flashed. He said it was missing, but it has not done it ... Trouble codes: P0304 (p0308-), P0308
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33P07
we have this 07 six liter diesel , i have the problem with the egr getting stuck with carbon and giving the customer a driveability problem , my question is how do we properly clean the manifold , this problem keeps reoccuring , do i have to remove the manifol...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L cab
does anybody have a cab removal procedure on one of these pigs? doing a head gasket job and hear that cab removal is the way to go.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L display VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
guys this car is very clean ,, little old ladys car ,, washer warning digital display says low washer fluid , removed inner fender and check wiring ,, OHMED wires ,, seemed ok , checked sensor and that too seemed ok ,, i am getting a code for open or shorted w...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F62
Customer towed to dealer - they stated there was a blown fuse under the hood. I don't know how I missed it - feel like a dummy because a few of the replies said to check fuses again. I looked at Mitchell wiring diagrams and cannot see a single fuse / fuse box ...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Overdrive VIN: 1FTNE24L55
I thank all of you for helping me on this one, sorry I let it go into overtime(I thought it was good till the 6th, and I'm a procrastinator). I have let them van go back to them, after driving it home and back(60 miles round trip), and I couldn't get it to ac...
2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H49
I agree probably the ECM is bad because the jump start. There is a shop equipped with reflash tool and software 250 miles from my city. Client will send car to them in order to try the reflash or to change the ECM if is it the case. Thank you for the answers... Trouble codes: P0604 (PCM RAM error), P0607 (Control Module performance), P2107 (Throttle actuator control module processor).
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Temp Gauge,Heater VIN: 2MEFM75WXW
Info in the replies was helpful. I was leaning heavily toward cold engine compression seepage into water jacket per first response. Unfortunately customer declined further diagnosis or repairs. Therefore car is not fixed.
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