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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Abs Light, Abs Module VIN: 1FTCR14U7T
This has me floored. Truck has 4wabs. I am able to pull codes, but cannot get data or cannot clear codes. Ids says cannot communicate, but will get codes??? i replaced the abs module figuring it had an issue with the communication line. I still could not pull ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Has new ckp and cmp sensors. Hpop replaced within a year. Truck blew boost hose and eventually quit running. Suspect the pcm is bad but want to verify before replacing pcm.icp is intermittently low upon cranking (500psi with ipr @ 85%. Every 4-5 crank attempts... Trouble codes: P2290 (Icp low), P2614 (Cmp low), P2617 (Ckp low)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93174
Hi All,this is a 4x4 Escape. It has a problem shifting into 3rd gear. It slips when it goes to shift and will not shift into 3rd much less 4th. If you drop it into 2nd gear with the shifter,it will not slip whatsoever. When you 1st take off in drive,it will ta...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14515
I think I've diagnosed this one, but I'd like some expert opinion and/or some further test info if you guys have it. This truck is experiencing what feels exactly like an engine miss when the converter clutch engages, however it only occurs under VERY specific...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L icp lights VIN: 1FAFP53U05
Hello fellow techs. Hopefully you can help me with this one. Cant dupilicate customer issue though. He said would not start and all of ICP lights will not illuminate except airbag light when trying to start car. He had no start condition at home but not at sho...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Marker, and dash lights VIN: 1FTZR45E66
Story goes-2-3 weeks lights would come on and go off shortly after, which included the headlites at this time. Last few days prior to bringing to shop, headlites will stay on and we lose the other lights. Brought it in yesterday and checked all lights and they...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L brake system VIN: 1FTWW31526
Hello All, This truck came to me from a fleet service tech and he has done what he could. That includes replacing about 5-6 power boosters and 4 master cylinders. The brakes are scarry. The pedal is high and stiff like the booster is inoperative. If you do the...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Cuts out, Anti theft light fli VIN: 1FAHP34N06
Looks like the customer replaced battery. He states the anti theft light flickers while driving,cuts out. Key looks very worn, so i replace it and try to program and the anti theft light flickers, fuel pump sounds like coming on and off, along with sensors on ... Trouble codes: B1601
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Axle VIN: 1LNHM82W33
This vehicle eats rear axles. This most recent failure is a 4 month old brand new Dorman kit we changed with the bearing and seal. New fluid was installed of course. Last time we pulled the shafts out the bearing had worn right into the shaft on both sides, ca...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A73
Car came to shop and would hardly run. Found clogged converter. Replaced converter and car ran a little better. The car had a code for #8 coil shorted. Replaced coil but still seemed to miss. Read on iatn that there is a big problem with coils on these cars so...
2007 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L radio controls inop VIN: 5LTPW16507
We need some help with this one guys. The steering wheel controls for the radio don't work. All other steering wheel controls work fine including cruise control. I'm not sure which end of this thing I should be looking at. Clocksprings go bad but we know how g...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
First, thanks for the help. I did some further testing and found that about once every 7 or 8 starts, the fuel pump relay was sticking. Didn't hear it at first because I wasn't looking for it, but after reading some of the fixes from you guys, I began to lis...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L ignition VIN: 1FTZX18W1W
I finally took apart the whole steering column with the ignition and found hat the previous owner of the vehicle had an over the counter security package installed and it was taking all the voltage. Uninstalled the security and truck started great. Thanks for ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMZU77E61
replaced left front hub and rotors done!!! thanx to all
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S22
Yes finally I got this one fixed. You need to add this to your saved files. Customer brought truck back giving up on the miss but smelt oil burning. Right head gasket was leaking. Pulled right head and cylinder 4 and 5 were a different color and machine shop v... Trouble codes: P1000.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L trans shift solenoid VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Checked vehicle from stem to stern. connections are all good with proper voltage & no voltage drop across circuits. ohmed trans solenoids & all within specs. So i told customer that a PCM replacement was next step. Customer opted to get 2nd opinion so I am wai...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L high idle VIN: 1FMYU03162
The customer never returned for repairs. We had suggested a used computer. The problem was random and we felt the computer was the most logical next step.
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Severly over fueling VIN: 1FTRX14W74
THANKS TO EVERY ONE FOR YOUR HELP. THE LOW ENGINE VACUMME WAS BECAUSE THE ENGINE WAS OVER FUELING AND RUNNING POORLY. AFTER REPLACEING PCM WITH ORIGINAL CIRCUIT TESTS THE VEHICLE RAN MARGINALY BETTER. WE REDID THE CIRCUIT TEST WHICH ARE ALL DONE KOEO. WHEN WE ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range performance), P0402 (Egr excessive flow detected), P1550 (Psps out of range), P2196 (Afr/02 sensor excessive rich signal b1-s1), P2198 (O2 sensor richb2-s1), P2271 (B1-s2 o2 signal stuck rich p2273 b2-s2 o2 stuck rich).
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L bangs in reverse VIN: 1FMZU63W24
Thanks for all the great replies. We checked the connector for the solonoid block and it was dry (no Water). Replaced the solonoid block and that fixed it.
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L false warning light VIN: 1ZVFT80N95
Thanks for the reply. My IDS is a ford oem scan tool. Dorman offers quite a few cluster aftermarket now. Apparently they are purchasing these for ford themselves for resale. They contacted me yesterday evening and had ford tech support on a 3 way call. I was ...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E65
well the customer pluged off the pcv hose and cleaned the maf and now it runs fine but still no real fix Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L abs module VIN: 2FMDK36CX7
i would like to thank all who gave input on this one. I would like to thank (brian hope) in particular. replacing the abs module was warrented, it was bad, for it would not communicate with the traction control. I cleared the b1342, and drove the vehicle again...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Differential VIN: 4M2ZU86W73
It ended up being the transfer case. Thanks again for all the input. Replaced transfer case and it works fine.
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