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1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L shfting VIN: 1FAFP10P3W
Vehicle does not shift out of third gear. We can maunally shift it into first gear, but as soone as we put it into drive it goes straight to third gear. fluid and filter have been changed, fluid was very dirty, but no excessive material in pan. During manual s...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Engine VIN: 1FTYR10C8X
Hi everyone, I will try to make this idle this truck will have poor heat / the temp guage will be at the very bottom of the range (cold) / and the radiator and all the hoses will be at approx 220 degrees. If you race the engine to about 1500 the gua...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21L01
Hi Everyone, Thanks in advance for all your expert help. This vehicle is acting weird. If you turn the key to on it will click on and off like you are turning the key itself on and off. All the warning lights go on and off when it does this and you can hear s... Trouble codes: P0500, P1502, B1323, B1302, B1352
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Cluster, Head Lamps, Radio And Blower Motor VIN: 2FMZA53403
Got a 03 FORD WINDSTAR with the headlamps, park lamps, radio and blower motor stay on after the key is turned off and removed, also when vehicle is running all gauges, odometer and accesories are inop and all warning indicators are on. If I unplug the front co...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U43
Has new sparkplugs, coil tested ok, wires good, tested with different wires, tested with new coil. runs perfect as soon as off idle and above 5 km/hr. just wondering if anybody has seen this before we do compression and leakdown tests and pull plenum to test i... Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
Hello again. This "thing" is giving me a headache. Truck was towed in as a no crank/no start. Both batteries replaced and all was good. Customer picked it up. Two hours later it's on a hook, crank no start. Oil was low. Did an oil change with Rotella 15w-40....
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L differential assy VIN: 1FTPW14VX7
turn over to the customer and the next day customer come back. if he turn left or right fill vibration and i test drove it.if the steering wheel is straight there is no vibration but if the steering wheel is turning you can fill vibration specially if you make...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Well, this one is fixed. We have little or no hair left from pulling it all out! What we ended up doing was to access the wiring for the EPC solenoid right out of the PCM. We watched the waveform and found the grounding control from the PCM was dropping out an...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Red Brake Light VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
I located the problem. The vehicle must have been wrecked and repaired, as there was no mount place for the clutch fluid hyd fill ( made a bracket to fit on brake master for this). Pulled the instuments and checked the connections. pk/wh wire was really a vt/w...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
I want to thank each one that replied. The customer had a friend that found a company online (T&S Electonics LLC= that has a fuel replicator sensor. I do not think this is the preferred repair but the vehicle was not worth the price of th... Trouble codes: P0176 (Flexible Fuel Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W23
Thanks for all the help. Customer picked up truck before i cold look at everything over. I did spend some time looking at your suggestions and came up with nothing. customer will bring back if it happens again. Hopefully it will get worse then blowing fuse on...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P13
Thanks guys for all the help,I found a lower intercooler hose with a pin hole under the clamp,We replaced both hoses and road tested the truck and got 23 psi boost.Thanks again for the help---Dave
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTPX14585
Thanks for all of the replies. I bought a lisle 65600 broken plug extractor kit. this thing makes life a lot easier. works great. every spark plug in this engine had the porcelin broken in the steel shank. took some time but did a great job. thanks for the...
2005 Lincoln LS Ultimate 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A85
due to the infrequent miss fire it was hard to find the miss. grab the old spark tester set it for 30k and tested the weakest looking coil from the scope readings and seen spark drop out under the load test. replaced #4 coil and guy is super happy. thanx to al...
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