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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP34P8Y
This one is really something special. Car came in as a no start. Computer scan, code po320. No rpm when cranking. Scoped crank sensor no signal. Installed new crank sensor(aftermarket part). Car started and idled fine. Went to back out and car died, car will i... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP53U7Y
This vehicle is hard starting when cold, 30F and less.It takes about four or five times of cranking to get to start.Even then it seems to stumble and when tou give throttle it seems to backfire through intake.When warmed up for just a minute it starts and runs...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L O2 heater & o2 VIN: 1FTNX20L01
This truck has been to different smog shops and fail for monitors not complete it has no cat or egr monitors ive run the road simulation on the dyno for monitor to meet but no luck , also have ran it at a steady 40 mph for 6 min the later 10 minutes. Dont kn...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L maf VIN: 1FAFP53U62
Thanks to all that reply to this request. I have a strange request here with not much info to give you.This is my little brothers car who lives a couple of hours away from me so I can not provide any testing info. In a atempt to save him some money I'm trying ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX14544
Thanks up front for any help, This is my first Ford 5.4 spark plug adventure. I have the lisle tool. I ran top engine cleaner in this thing the day before 3 times. Put PB blaster in the holes for an hour or so. I did the 1/8 turn thing, and all 4 of the first ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14525
Not sure where to start. Oil pressure via instrument cluster shows normal and engine doesnt make much noise other than the horrible misfires but havent checked with guage yet. Watching varaible cam timing on genysis scan tool shows 65% adv error on bank 2 and ... Trouble codes: P0022 (Camshaft position timing over retarted bank 2), P0011 (Camshaft position timing over advanced bank 1), P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0307 (7 misfire)
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L A/C System VIN: 1FAHP35N28
We have a Focus here that has a mystery freon leak. It is a company car, and they are always in a hurry when the car is in the shop. Through the summer they never had time to drop it off for an A/C leak diagnosis, so we would just charge it up every 3 weeks or...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire, Runability VIN: 1LNHM86S31
Hello Lincoln Techs thanks in advance for your help this 3.0 v 6 has me pulling my hair out by the roots. After repairing a massive vacuum leak under the intake this vehicle's battery was disconnected with positive and negative battery touched together to rese... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401, P1131 (Fuel trim at limit ho2s fails to switch due to fuel at or exceeding a calibrated limit)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Lighting VIN: 1FALP45T7R
The problem was wiring connected to the remote start aftermarket installation, where wiring was loosely passing through left driver's foot area kick panel, the metal foot rest had worn through one of the power wires enough that when you twisted the harness a b...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F81
After having the truck here for about 2 weeks and starting and driving it every day, I only experienced the misfire one time and that was when the fuel tank guage was reading empty. After I put fuel in it I never experienced the misfire again. Not positive but...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L dome lamp VIN: 1FAFP34P21
I was not able to complete the repairs on this vehicle because of lack of equipment. I appreciate the replys & I encourage everyone to keep up the good work. My only disappointment is that some of the replys came back with the same info that I had put into the...
2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Steering/Suspension VIN: 1FMDU75E64
First dozen responses spoke about air in the system. I have dealt w/ air in theese before but the problem I have had was a shudder when turning the wheel. Al from florida helped when he said the air acts like a spring. This finally got me thinking in the right...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L brake system VIN: 1FTWW31526
Well first off let me apologize for taking so long to respond. Been out of town. And thank all of you that responded to my help request. My opinion is like a few of you that the guy keeps getting bad parts. I my self do not have pressure guages to do the press...
2012 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5L Power steering VIN: 3FAHP0JAXC
Seems like the general consensus is that the power steering unit will not take much abuse without failure. Customer opted to send it back to the dealer and I have not spoken with him since.
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