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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, New Keys VIN: 1FAFP4044Y
Vehicle was towed in to diagnose a clutch/shifting issue, but the customer lost all of the keys other than a trunk key (or key cut to work without transponder) I warned them we would have to order in some keys from ford and reprogram the pats system before we ... Trouble codes: B1213, B1600
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: IFAFP45X2Y
when putting in drive from neutral or park especially with ac on engine rpm drops to around 400 on tach then surges up in rpm like you have hit the gas pedal with your foot causing car to lunge forward with your foot not touching. the gas pedal.has no codes.se...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Abs VIN: 1FMZU67E71
Tha abs comes on each time boo signal is lost,i replaced all sensors, and brake switch, still lose boo signal most of the time when braking, please help
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Battery VIN: 1FTRE14L01
This is a fleet truck. Near as I can tell its a 2 amp draw ( not sure I'm checking it properly ). Removed the rack inside fastened to the drivers side because I noticed a harness running behind it about a foot off the floor. Wanted to check for pierced wiring ...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 7950-01084
ok this thing is a no start . no spark or inj pulse. theft ligh goes out like it is suposed to. no codes showes 250 cranking rpm. not sure what else it could be but the computer. got any sugestions before i put one in it?
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W72
Checked for codes with snap-on scan tool. Code is P0136. Scan tool data shows o for O2S12 and O2S22. Its quiting time for today. Any suggestions or ideas would be great. Thanks in advance you guys rock! Trouble codes: P0136 (HO2S sensor circuit malfunction)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P43
Vehicle towed in as a stall now start, used car lot. Vehicle had been cranked to death. New starter and batteries had to be charged before testing. Alternator and batteries replaced at car lot. Once able to crank, it was noticed vehicle also had been eithered ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Timing VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with broken components in the timing chain system. Vehicle was thought to have a valve damage and we sent the head off to the machine shop just for the purpose of confirming our suspicion. Here is the issue. -The cylinder head was good, but th...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40474
04 mustang 3.8 came in idle was ruff & misfiring. customer had spark plugs, wires & even alternator changed at a different shop then came to our shop after they could find problem. We found low spark on cylinder 1 & cylinder 5 replaced ignition coil, same prob... Trouble codes: P0316, P0301, P0305
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12225
please HELP.ihave 2 f150's,same problem.05&06 4.2's.05 came in SES light on.p0353&p0303 stored.did complete tune up,ran fine.came back 2 days later same problem.changed coil pack&shipped.came back a week later,same prob.put oem coil on no help.pulled intake,do... Trouble codes: P0353, P0303
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L front seal/front pump area VIN: 4M2DU55P7V
Has anyone seen these before? the stinkin tranny is leaking from the pump seal it seems, but it has a new one. Misshapen case maybe?
2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L valve spring VIN: 4M2ZU86E15
Found misfire cylinder #2 compression test 0 found broken valve spring. Also it seems to me that the timing chain is loose on one side of the cam gear.This may be normal but is still a concern.I ordered a rebuilt cylinder head but now reading the forums its ma...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L wrong shift VIN: 1FALP45T3R
Right on thanks for the help.Manual lever position sensor is bad I can watch sensor through scanner,change just setting still.Fixed two problems also fixed the starting problem. sometime it wouldn't crank.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F3X
thanx everybody for the sugestions. laneard had a great idea with makein a tool like the ford injector kill box. im gonna make one of those soon. i belive this truck needs the last six injectors but has decided not to fix the vehicle because of cost and the tr... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 contribution), P0266 (Cylinder 2 contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
Sorry for the delay in closing this help request. This shop is in Mexico, and parts are somewhat of a problem. The cost of living in paradise!!! Thanks to everyone that replied, just about every response was correct. The pump had been replaced previously, y...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Starter, Power Windows, VIN: 1FMYU02181
I thought I had found a fix in that one of the connectors on the back of the interior fuse panel had green corrosion on 2 of the terminals and I thought this was causing power to transfer between a hot and a ground (this fuse panel sits in a cavity that the le...
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14V57
The failure never occured long enough to capture with a scope. Talking with other techs I replaced the CKP sensor. With the irregularity of the fault I will not be able to prove until a week or two of driving. Thanks for all the responses.
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