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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP3435Y
help me focus!i am helping a co worker,please read carefully the timing is on as i know these engines have issues.the fuel pump is new as is the crank sensor.now,this vehicle came in as a no start it would start and idle but if you revved it up it would fall o...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gem VIN: 1FTN21F61E
[...] Have an 01 super duty that has a chime from gem when started cold after sitting for at least 3 hours. I they jump in and start backing up a constant chime will sound from gem and continue even after the key is shut off untill you turn back to...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L cooling VIN: 1FTZR15E11
Vehicle will sometimes blow warm for long periods of time and then turn cold. Sometimes cold as soon as turned on. Seems to want to blow cold if vehicle is left to idle for a while before driving. Changed A/C cycling switch, no function change.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Rear Lower Control Arms VIN: 1FMDU74E12
First question (a stupid one I know) to check the front lower ball joints one must jack up the front end under the lower control arm to load the load carrying ball joint which is the lower ball joint? Yes? Second Question Can anyone make suggestions as for th...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U84
none, came in with KAM code(p1633). Finally got that to clear after replacing the 10amp AC fuse in underhood junction box. Why? Also, I have no idea what the normal counts for the knock sensor are. They have been as high as 65500, now are at around 13500, vary... Trouble codes: P1633 (KAM voltage low)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1FTSW20P45
I tow a 36ft gooseneck trailer. The problem is when I climb a big hill doing 70 MPH. As the truck slows during the climb the transmission downshifts to maintain power and speed. Once it gets down to 3rd gear and the engine is at full boost the wrench light com...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP37N85
trying to r and r engine assy. does it come out the top alone ? do you have to drop out the bottom with transaxle?oh yea this exhaust is really one of fords better ideas lol.
2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L engages at low speed VIN: 1FMCU04118
Vehicle came in a week after we installed brakes and said that his abs engaged when coming to a stop intermittantly it has code a c1234 rf sensor no signsl. Replaced sensor and the same thing happened. Seems like first hard application after sitting for a whil...

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1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Sorry for the delay in closing this request but I wanted to make sure this thing was fixed. It turned out that the EBCM was bad. It uses the rear diff speed sensor and then sends it to the pcm for a vss reading. the EBCM was somehow messing up the siginal and ...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Ride VIN: 1FMSU43F6Y
Thanks to Howard from Ky, turned out to be needle bearings in front wheel bearings that the axle rides on. Replaced brgs, the customer was by yesterday, it's doing fine. Thanx to all who replied!
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU04112
Thanks to all that replied. Several of you stated the coils as a probable cause and you were correct. I do not have a spark tester (loaned to a friend who never returned it) so I decided to replace the coils since they are fairly easy to do. I started with ...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU931X4
It came down to basics, the [...] vacuum reading and crappy idle led us to taking the timing cover off. It turns out the bank 2 exhaust cam was off 1 tooth, thats right ONE TOOTH! The cams were properly aligned and the idle problem was cured the fuel trims retur...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FMCU49H68
Well thanks to all who responded on this one, we found chafed/corroded wiring in the harness directly in front of the battery, wires were swelled up and would not pass a load test so we replaced the harness and the Hybrid runs well again, thanks again for the ... Trouble codes: P1A0C, U2023 (Fault recieved from external node), P0106 (Map circuit fault).
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