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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTCR14U2P
Very low mileage vehicle time just got the better of the seals. Have a front pump seal leaking on the transmission. Just wanted some infomation on weather or not I should do the bushing like I have done on higher mileage vehicles or not. There is no scoring on...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y3P
4.9l 5 speed Manual trans. Vehicle was hacked upon by a previous tech. Vehicle came to me originally with the request to install vacuum routing properly after he was unable to install correctly. Rerouted vacuum hoses. Found secondary air injection to have been...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L unknown VIN: 1FALP62W2T
Customer complains that A/C system keeps cutting out and then quits. This car has the auto system. Upon inspection I found the 5 amp fuse that powers the module blown. I replaced the fuse and tried to ck the module by entering it's self diag mode but I can't g...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5144W
The vehicle would stall and missfire causing it to kill narrowed problem down to fuel pressure cannot get more than 15psi. i am getting 12 volts on the pink/black wire at the pump and if i apply a groung to the pump it will put out 60 psi. Have been told about... Trouble codes: P0232 (Secondary fuel circuit high voltage)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Scope Info VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Hey guys/girls, this is my first time posting here and I'm only looking for some information. I CANNOT for the life of me find any information on the APP idle validation switch. I cant figure out whether or not it is an ACTUAL on/off style switch that goes fro...
2006 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L compresser clutch VIN: 1FAFP31N96
The compresser clutch turns off on this car under even light acceleration. If you let off the throttle or let the RPM stablize the PCM will command a ground for the A/C relay and the system cools well. In MOD's theroy of operation there is no mention of the PC...
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU15547
This Expedition is driving me nuts. It came in with "trying to die at idle" and the owner wanted new plugs and boots. I installed the plugs and find out that the problem is random misfires at idle. The car had a PO300 but it was erased before I got it. I drove... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1LNHM87A12
Help!!! This LS is killing me. Drives great but when A/C turned on it overheats. Cleaned A/C condenser and ensured radiator is clean. Installed new OE temp thermostat and verified no internal leakage. Fans cycle as designed and relays/diodes test good. Dont kn...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Actually, the speedometer has not failed (yet) since I made the help request. I was concerned that the speed sensor in the rear differential was not the source for the VSS signal, because the speedo still worked with the sensor unplugged. From the replies I re...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L9Y
I feel I jumped the gun even asking for your help on this one. The tech who cleaned up the rodent nest and replaced the intake gaskets did not take the necessary precautions to keep material out of the intake ports. Once I saw the compression readings on all c... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean), P0171 (Lean).
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L air bag module VIN: 1FTYR44V12
basically the customer did not want to continue with the fix, said as long as its ok to drive he did not care...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20P63
Thank for everyone help...(CHRIS FROM CAL). After replacing the Turbocharger, everything was fix. Trouble codes: P132B.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Timing chains VIN: 1FTRF12W74
Replaced the chains, tensioners and guides by just locking down the cams. Engine runs and sounds like new now. This engine has pressed on sprockets which Ford makes no mention of in the repair manual nor does Cloyes in it's parts catalog. I bought the deluxe t...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, No communication VIN: 1FTNW21P44
Thanks to all who replied, issue was loss of 5v reference due to failed ICP sensor. Our bad... thanks again.
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2MHFM75W35
hi guys i went through all the basic i found the vacuum source in the back of controller wasnt seating properly iam replacing the vacuum source it working ok now thanks to every one thanks again
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W95
Thanks for all the great advice again guys.I exhausted myself testing before condemning the PCM but finally took the leap and sent it to AES in Florida and after 2 long weeks it came back and drove the car 50 miles and returned to customer. That was the last j... Trouble codes: P2106, P2107, P060C, P061C.
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