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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Air Bag VIN: 2FTDF08W0V
Customer returned and code came back. Have a reading on scanner for passenger air bag of 19 ohms. Passenger front sensor shows 31.6 ohms. Removed air bag and reinstalled no difference. Customer also stated that lost heat and temp went up at the same time the o...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L vacuum, brakes VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Hard to stop, hard pedal. Replaced brake booster, brake master cylinder, check valve and hose. Now, better but when cold still has stiff pedal. Vacuum is low, comparing to other Explorers we have had. Have replaced the brake booster again per being defective. ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU176XY
Good Morning Friends. THis Expedition works half engine only. Cilynders 1,2,3,7 are dead. No spark, no pulse to coils, no injection, no pulse to injectors. Have IDS, VCM and OEM software. Compression OK. Compression test with IDS, all cilynders even.Power bala...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L interior, hazards VIN: 2FMZA57491
This is odd. The customer states that at times when the van sits overnight she will come out and the hazard lights and dome lights will be. She has made sure the dimmer switch is off and that does not help. We had in the shop overnight and nothing happened, re...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU77E52
are these engines interference fit? do valves bend when timing chains break?
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, Bucks VIN: 2FMZA51413
Hi All, This Windstar drives along and suddenly bucks hard out of nowhere (sometimes letting off the gas). NO CODES at all but showed some misfires on Bank#1 in mode 6. Vehicle is exceptionally clean and grouns and connections all are fine. Airflow, throttle ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Park lamp circuit and interior illuminated circuit
Removed new aftermarket LED taillights and installed 3157 bulbs in both sides and Fuse #17(Central Junction Box under dash) opened when switch was turned on. Installed Circuit Breaker in place of fuse and found evidence of water intrusion in Central Junction b...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34LX5
Hello All,This van does not start in the morning.The fuel pump, module, and fuel pressure sensor have all been replaced (OEM), it's on the third Motorcraft pump.Every time the engine is cranked, you can hear the pump run. Scan tool will show 0PSI.After persist... Trouble codes: P0191, P0193
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L blower motor VIN: 1FTSW21P36
Originally came in with no a/c. The compressor was cooked. Flushed system and replaced the compressor, accumulator, orificetube, and fan clutch. Left working great. Customer called and it was the best a/c system ever. About a week later he called and said that...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, No Power, No RPM VIN: 2FTHF25GXL
This truck is fixed! I had serious doubts that the catalytic converter would be the only problem with everything going on with this truck but low and behold, a new converter made it a new truck. The owner said he has never had it run so good. With the lack of ... Trouble codes: 172 (HEGO indicates lean condition), 334 (EGR Valve voltage higher than expected).
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Braking VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
Thanks all for the help suggestions. What we found out was the 4wd shift motor didn't work along with the rear differential needed to be overhauled causing the speed sensor to act up. We gave the customer a quote and he declined the repairs since they would co...
2007 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMFK20547
Great morning - it's fixed!! Thanks to everyone for their help with this 2007 Ford Expedition. To make a long story short, the fix was replacing the entire HCU unit w/ABS module. As I had mentioned before, we had a code C1288 (without the presence of a C128...
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chains VIN: 1FTPW12V68
Sorry it took so long. Unfortunately I was not able to repair this vehicle. I have changed the timing chains, tensioners, guides, oil pump and at the customer request after he spent some time with Mr. Google, I changed the phasers and solenoids. Same problem....
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Low power on accel VIN: 1MEFM6530X
thanks for replies, cam timing was checked at least 2 times with correct tool, and turned out to be phaser...seems that it had either a weak spring or something binding and was sticking in the retarded state when running. thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit Bank 1 or signal sensor - Circuit malfunction).
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L dome light VIN: 4M2DU66W02
Well it's fixed,sorta.First thanks for all the replies,everyones pointing at the door switch or possible harness.Was able to borrow a scanner that would communicate,came up with codes b1688-lamp dome input short to ground and b2209-interior lamp override switc...
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