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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
we are having a hard time bleeding the clutch on this truck. we replaced the clutch, slave cylinder and line. anybody know of a sure fire way to bleed this system. we have a very soft pedal and can not put the truck into gear when its running because the clutc...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Well im stumped on this one [...] tarus transmission start the car pute into drive no go let set running for about 15 20 minuits drive just fine like new no codes
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FALP53S7V
hello all,i have one here that has a parasitic draw. it starts at 1.2amps, within one minute, drops to .4a I have isolated it to fuse # 23 of the i/p fuse block (5a fuse). this is for the gem, rap, and pats sytem. instinct is to call GEM module defect, and i w...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Abs VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Ok, i am tired of wierd problems. Help!!! car came in with complaint of brakes not working, noise heard, customer can't describe. After checking it out, roadtest verified abs activating on near stops. When not required. After visual inspection i found broken t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX32F2X
Thanks for taking the time to help. This Ford was towed in for a cranks, but no start. We charged the batteries, and scanned it. Based on codes and trouble tree diagnostics, we did the following: New #8 injector, New EBP sensor, EBP tube was replaced due to re... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low), P0284 (Cyl 8 balance fault), P0470 (Exh back pressure), P0476 (Map/boost pressure fault)
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP38372
We have an intermittent battery drain. If the vehicle sits for 2-3 days the battery goes dead. We have replaced the battery and tested the charging and starting systems. When the battery does go dead it is completely flat 0 volts. We have been working on this ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power windows VIN: 1FDWFR5434
I have tracked this down to the ground at the switch is weak and that ground apparently is G900 and goes god knows where. When I went separate ground to the switch the window worked on the driver side only. I am not sure if the issue is in the door or under th...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSE34L74
hello. my issue is while braking the steering wheel moves left and the van pulls left. unsure if it did it before the brake work. the front calipers were leaking through the piston seal. the red brake warning light had been coming on and off for years. now it ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P34
We replaced the heads (they were badly cracked) and the turbo (there was to much corrosion and the unison ring was badly worn) recently on this truck. It runs great, balance test is perfect. Cannot do cranking compression test with IDS, the truck will start du... Trouble codes: P0299
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FT5X20P97
Having some drivability problems with this 6.0. Found loose battery cable, replaqced the cable but it still has a bad idle. it will spike up for a split second every 5 sec or so... When I monitor the FICM LPWR 2.88 volts FICM VPWR 2.88 volts FICM MPWR 12 volts...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMFU16568
Hey guys, My problem is that my boss wants his keypad entry number changed. The local Ford dealer said I need to change the smart junctio block. Which I did, after a 6 month wait for back orders and such.Then I had to take to dealer for a flash program, becaus...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W83
Car came in couple months ago with misfire on #2 cylinder. Replace the ignition coil, sent on its way. Came back, replaced the #2 spark plug and coil again. Still had same problem. Cut and installed new test wire for coil control from pcm to affected coil. Cod... Trouble codes: P0352 (Coil driver circuit 2 cylinder)
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A65
I have a Lincoln LS that will set lean codes on the second trip every time. Some times it sets a p0300 when it idles rough but not always. On light acceleration it has terrible spark knock, but seems to clear up and run good if you give it a decent amount of p... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P0300 (Multiple misfire), P0316 (Missfire on startup)
2006 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4.2L coolant reservoir VIN: 2MRDA222X6
car does not overheat and no smell of antifreeze evident.car loses pressure and antifreeze.

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FACP40M8M
Thanks for all the ideas. The last 2 things I did before the final road test that did not produce the symptom was to check the plugs and regap them and to remove the EGR valve and clean it with carb cleaner. Running fine during 15 mile road test, no symptoms... Trouble codes: 172 (O2 lack of switching lean).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
thank u all. sorry just now getting back to u. yes, we did ohm check them but stranger things have happened w/resistance checks. ran truck w/vavle covers off and found oil flow out of 3 injectors to be diff than rest of them. replace 3 injectors and ok!
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timingchain/Valve Train VIN: 1FMYUO310K
Thank you everyone for your info.We already did the cam journal thing, went to manual oil pressure gauge not the problem, plenty of pressure. Brought our best engine builder over to listen to the engine from start up cold(no noise) to operating temp (ticks an...
2003 Ford transit 2.4L No Start
Hi, Sorry for my late response. First of all there is no low pressure fuel pump in the tank. I managed to started vehicle with applying pressure to the fuel tank. I think it was the problem with fuel filter it was after market and it was leaking/sucking air. ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1F7YR14U93
Well, it took a while on this one as it was a dealer vehicle and he wanted some of his other cars done befoe we got back to this one. We received responses about oil pressure both hot and cold, which was well withing specs. The roller lifters were in questio...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L fuse 15 (15 amp) VIN: 1FMDU85W33
thank you for all your help. i love iatn its the best and we are iatn. i wiggled all the wires i could find trying to get this ford to pop the breaker i had installed. i put a fuse in it and its still not poping the fuse. so i think its one of those that i acc...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Spark plugs VIN: 1FTNF20585
Thank you for all the responses. Rob, you got it correct I was being too gentle and not pushing the porcelain down far enough. See when the plugs broke they left porcelain above the tip instead of breaking flush so I needed to bottom the tool all the way down...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31595
Well, Got this one back in on 4-19 and replaced the Fuse Block. The fuel pump relay was the problem. Why they have to build it into the 300 dollar fuse block dumbfounds me. The fuse block fixed this vehicle and all is great now. I would like to thank all of yo...
2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36N97
I fixed the car today I took the hoses off and blew air throw them. I jumped the air pump relay and had good flow so I hooked one hose up at a time till it got restricted. when I got to the air valve it got restricted. there was some air but not alot and it st... Trouble codes: P0410, P0491.
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: IFMEU73886
A combination of all your removal hints as well as reading TSB 08-7-6 helped in the intact removal of all 8 sparkplugs from the '06 4.6 Explorer. Here's the drill; I took Keith's advice, ran two cans of PM3 thru the 4.6 but I used the left v.c. PCV hose as a v...
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