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1990 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP959XL
I was driving down the road and the car just shut off on me. Got it towed to work, has plenty of fuel but no spark to the distributor. We don't have much diagnostic equipment here as we are primarily a tire shop. I did replace the coil and same thing. I do hav...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L camshaft timing VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
vehicle came in with a broken exaust camshaft, replased a cylinder head and both camshafts, here is my question: is my exaust camshaft supossed to move around without gear almost 2 teth one way and none another way every time i rotate an engine it comes 2 teth...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA51471
The windstar was towed in as a no start after a car wash. The van started the next day just fine. I recently replaced ign coil - When I put it in gear it misfired then I put it in reverse and it died. Scan for codes and none present. The issue is the trans spe...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U84
need some ford help .new customer states ford dealer said car needs all cats and 4 o/2 s. mil light is on.he says at a stop motor revs up severly.car runs normal with no loos of power,my scanner cannot get any data from link for unknown reason.having never see...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPX12586
We have an engine vibration that started 2 weeks ago,noticed between 1000 and 2000 rpm,no noise in eng.,no MIL light,harmonic damper looks good,removed belt no change.Searched archives,saw a reply concerning motor mounts,but that should not make an engine vibr...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L p1450 in memory VIN: 2MELM74W8V
vehicle came in to ck. for emission test, ck the monitors. Found a p1450 excessive vacuum in the evap system. Ckd. vent valve & control valve. Both ok. Test drove, came back with FTP at .33v. Took off the gas cap and removed the vent valve. FTP stayed at .33v.... Trouble codes: P1450
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L radio VIN: 2MEFM75W63
Hello all;almost the end of the week! I'd like to run this by you; my neighbors 03 Grand Marquis has the am/fm/cd/cassette radio in it.It does not appear to be the Premium option. The problem is that the radio does work but volume is faint.It is audible but wh...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L GEM module VIN: 1FAFP45X2Y
Thanks to all for your help. This Mustang is down the road. Brian from Texas, Mark from Missouri and Micheal from Louisans all hit it on the head. The rear amp had water intrusion and was staying powered up and driving the GEM and myself nuts. The fix, as per ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, occassional backfire VIN: 1FMYU93143
Thanks for the replies everyone. Gotta put my rookie cap back on for this one. Turns out the rear cams were out of phase 180 degrees. The timing chain alignment procedure threw me for a loop...the front chain is timed at the 3 o'clock position and the rear ...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pcm VIN: 1FTYR10D84
fixed,first i want to thank everyone that replayed and helped.after replacing the water pump and a 2nt t-state we had the same issue. not knowing this engine well i was fallowing the 3/4 hose that go"s into the block next to the t-state,this line runs to the b...
2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L engine VIN: 2FMZA52255
thanks to all who took the time to send info. we replaced cam syncronizer and problem solved
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Temperature Guage VIN: 1FTNF21566
Replaced crossover pipe as TSB. Have not had any problems since. Thank You.
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM83W4W
OK I believe this vehicle is fixed but it was very involved and im not sure what fixed it. I replaced the pcm as many recommended. The vehicle seemed fine and i let it go. They broke down the next day had it towed. Car was doing similar but not exactly the sam...
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