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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Serpentine Belt squeal VIN: 1FTEF14N8H
We've worked on this truck for several years and have rebuilt it from front to back. Last December it came in with an ignition switch problem and the serpentine belt was squealing when the clutch was applied. I repaired the ignition switch and put a belt on. T...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14H1M
OK everyone, my first help request. This problem got handed to me today and it has eaten my lunch! The truck had a constant mis, they checked compression and found low compression on three cylinders, so the engine was replaced with a reman 5.8. The A.I.R. pump...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34XXS
Hey everyone so this vehicle was towed in my shop no start. Tested spark good spark at all cylinders, checked fuel, no fuel pressure. check for voltage at fuel pump has voltage for [...] then none, in denial of puting a new pump but did after all. Still no ... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump circuit open)
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Hi Guys this van come from another shop that replaced the head gaskets and could not get the code to stay off to pass inspection. When it came to my shop it had code P1151 so the first thing I did was smoke the intake and found a leak around cyl# 4 port, remov... Trouble codes: P1151 (Lack of HO2S-21 Sensor indicates lean)
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L lack of power VIN: 1FMYU92Z95
Got this Escape here. Originally had plugged cat replaced at dealer under warranty for being restricted. Exhaust is now showing no backpressure. This thing accelerates as if someone clamped the exhaust completely shut. In fact if you pull the truck in the shop...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31586
Truck came to me with misfire after coming to stop, obviosly skipping, felt like plug or coil bad. Mil was not on, mode 6 data showed misfire on #8 cylinder. Replace coil and spark plug, still the same, swaped injectors #5 with #8. Still misfires on #8. Check ... Trouble codes: P0308 (8 misfire)
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1EV2A
Hi, I very confident I need to replace the Electronic Throttle Body for this condition. My only concern/question is - does the ETC need to be programmed after replacement? Don't want to put myself in a awkward position. Thanks for the help Best regards Trouble codes: P2135 (P2111- Throttle Body Stuck Open), P2111 (Throttle Body Stuck Open)
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L control VIN: 1LNLM82W2V
Ac inop checked freon level Compressor not powering up went to relay box no power at term. 30 checked both pressure switches low to be nomarmly open high to be norm. closed switches seem ok can power up clutch and compressor works if I pull relay and power up ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Stall
I feel like a complete idiot on this one.The MAF sensor was out of the main air stream. Now, it would run like this, IF the sensor was good. Replaced the MAF sensor, placed it in the air intake hose. Runs perfect.Thank you for all of your help.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Tcc VIN: 2FMDA514XW
Thanks for the replies guys,I had gotten so turned around on this van that I was missing the fix. Alex you where right move the stupid wire, I read your post after I had already fixed it but you where right. Evidently somewhere along this vehicles life the eng...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Eng VIN: 2FMDA5244X
i replaced the sensor & the shaft cleard codes truck is running good now thanks to all .
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L shocks VIN: 1FMFU18L82
Hi Group Carl was right on. I disconnected the el. connector the air line then the solenoid, easy when you now how to do it. Deflated the system, changed all for shocks, inflate the system check for proper operation, test drive all good an other happy custome...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting
OK, so after several days of messing around with this thing we tested all circuits going to the PCM and pretty much ruled that out. On the advise given by some in this forum I replaced the PCM relay and that seems to have fixed the issue. It really made sinc...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Valve Train VIN: 1FTPW14514
Well Huge Thanks to all who replied! Taking in to consideration oil condition when vehicle came in and low on oil, I did put a manual oil pressure guage on and found awsome pressure at cold start 60+psi, but after oil got hot pressure dropped to 22psi. So I st...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Suspension VIN: 2FAFP71W34
I have not been able to fix this car yet, I checked all the mounts etc. Hopefully i will have more time in the future to figure it out. Thanks to all that replied
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hvac VIN: 1FMEU73E67
Thanks guys, especially Dan for your persistence on the check valve. That was the problem. We had another Explorer and I swapped out the valves. Big difference. It was more of a vacuum leak sound than a anything. Thanks again guys.
2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Check Engine Light On VIN: 1FAHP24W68
Cleared the codes and sent her on her way. No phone call yet. We are going to call it fixed.
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