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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FALP5340S
Vehicle has intermittant no crank just clicking, after a few minutes will crank just fine and start right up. have not been able to duplicate complaint, only have customer description. replaced battery with proper size and amperage. (had small battery) alterna...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
This F150 has had a repeat radiator failure. The radiator has failed 6 times. The failure is a leak at the seal between the plastic side tank and core. 1. Coolant has been flushed 2. Radiator cap has been replaced with OE after 2nd radiator (not holding pres...
1999 Ford Escort Sport 2.0L engine noise,stall VIN: 3FAKP1139X
Vehicle came in for engine noise.Found starter hitting flexplate.Checked crank movement,found to be 1/8 inch,replaced thrust bearing,everything OK for 3 weeks.Now customer returned saying stalling.Checked out and found noise returned in reverse ,gone in drive ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX335XE
First off, I am not a diesel guy and I've never worked on a 7.3L Ford. I tip my hat to you folks who make a living off these monsters! This truck came in with the complaint of an intermittent no start (cranks fine) cold only. I load tested the batteries (350a ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust Backpressure System), P0475 (Exhaust Pressure Control System), P0500 (Vehicle Speed)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNW21F52
This ones got me pulling my hair out its wierd! started out with the radio and interior lights,power windows staying on all the time, after the key was removed they will eventually go out after the battery saver relay kick out. I first had a hard time because ...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P95
Ran through the tests for DTC P1102. Got to J5 test for checking voltage at pin #4 and #3 of MAF sensor connector and had only .8 volts instead of the 5.5 to 6.5 the test calls for. The test calls for repairing the opens in vechicle power or grounds, but mine ... Trouble codes: P1102 (MAF in range but lower than expected.)
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14566
Hi,not sure what is going on with this ford its misfiring and running bad with codes p0022 and misfire codes on cyl 5 and 8. Sometimes when I crank it when hot sounds like its out of time.I found both seal blown on chain tensioners so I replaced both tensioner... Trouble codes: P0022, P0305, P0308
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14564
cluster lights stay on and drains battery ses, abs etc all the lights stay on with key out. I suspect the smart junction box in right kick panel but hate to replace it because of cost without being sure.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E12
i have a mountanier with random codes appearing,when this happens the od lamp will flash/flicker very rapidly and codes will be set.turn ign off and everything goes back to normal for maybe couple days or couple hours.customer has been unable to restart, i hav... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P0123, P0708

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4046X
I found the fuel pump circuit open at the fuel pump control module and at the fuel pump harness. I removed new fuel pump number two; checked soldered connections for pump motor and found the circuit good. Providing power operated the pump. The open was in the ... Trouble codes: P1237 (Open in fuel secondary).
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FTRW08L71
well, almost all of the replies said to replace the motor. after installing new motor all is well. go's to show you that sometimes the easy answer is actually the right answer. thank you iatn and its members for all your help.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire
Well this one is semi-fixed. I decided to re-check if the cat was clogged and this time i hooked up a back pressure gauge. At idle it stayed around 1 psi. but when i revved the engine it would peg the gauge to 15 psi. (I still dont know why my vacuum gauge st... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misifre Cyl. 6), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0141 (B1S2 Heater Circuit Malf.), P0401 (EGR Insuf. Flow).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFAFP55UI2
I want to thank everyone for there help in this endeavor. I finally got back on it today and did a fuel pressure test, fine. O2s fine everything fine.I did a vacuum test and it flat lined. I finally split the cat assembly from the y-pipe and the rear cat. And ...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12265
fuel tank was contaminated with water due to a hole dead on top of the tank, possibly from running over something on the highway. also found massive vac leak at manifold. plugs fouled from all the water being injected to the motor. replaced tank, fuel pump plu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0457, P0303, P0340.
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Park Lights VIN: 1LNHM82WLX
thanks for all of your help guys! the fix was indeed a new switch. thanks for taking the time to help a fellow tech. God Bless
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2DU86E72
veh. fix suggested by michael from lousianna. check of vehicle frt abs speed sensors while driving found the right front acting erratically all though no noise from the bearing and it had minimal play. thanks to all who contributed on this post
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