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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Windows, Dome Lights, Headlights, Wipers VIN: 2FMDA5348X
Vehicle came in with Concerns of intermittent no start condition. Solenoid would click but no crank. Second concern was the headlights, wipers, door locks and windows, would decide they wouldnt work or work on their own in the case of the wipers. Headlights as...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF21L21
Hello everyone i have a 2001 f250 5.4 that i have replaced all cop and plugs with motorcraft parts and the truck idles great as you accelerate around 1400 rpms the engine stumbles but come out of it around 2000 rpms and has good power the rest of the way also ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP552X1
Vehicle came back in yesterday with CEL on, was idling very weird. Up and down and sometimes almost dying. No problem when cruising at speed, only at idle. Had codes P1132 and P1152(both indicates rich). Replaced the IAC motor and cleaned the throttle body(bad... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L right and left cassette VIN: 1FMZU72K32
any way to put in the cassettes without pulling the engine?
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP34P63
veichle came in with a vibration in compartment when idling and in all gears when you toqure the car the vibration stays the same. i checked the three mounts and none of them have much play to where i would say replace it any ideas??
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94145
First time it came it found bad coil drivers in pcm sent out to have it repaired and replace all 6 coils with (aftermarket) Second time it came in same thing PCM zapped and #3/4 coil shorted this time replace coil#3/4 and got all 6 spark plugs from Ford and ha... Trouble codes: P0353 (p0354-), P0354 (testing and results)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21505
NO spark with NO Trouble codes... We have injector pulse and good compression and fuel pressure rail at 45 psi. When cranking we have the RPM pid show 152 rpm.s...Crank sensor is difficult to get at with removal of the A/C compressor to gain access to use scop...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L r/side cam chain guide VIN: 1FMEU74E26
right side cam chain guide. the outer guide appears to be held in place by only a wedge action between casting and chain. is this correct?? the inner guide (towards engine center) has a bolt. outer guide (away from engine center) does not.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31P76
I hope someone can point me in the right direction with this problem. Truck was towed in with the customer complaining about a severe misfire at 2500 RPM. He states that the engine has been replaced with a new unit purchased from a Ford Dealer. He states that ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Fans, hydraulic VIN: 1LNHM87A74
Customer stated: hears roaring sound and thought engine was racing. Hydraulic fans on @ high speed is what he hears! Regular customer, car well maintained and clean. Recently replaced all plugs and coils due to P30X codes and had trans rebuilt approx 6-8 month...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM653XY
This is a new car to us. Customer just purchased it. Brought the car in for a check engine light last week. Found PO131 no O2 sensor activity B1S1. Found faulty O2 sensor and replaced it. All was normal with activity and O2 seemed normal. Customer called a cou... Trouble codes: P0135

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1968 Ford Thunderbird 7.0L Surge
I have got the surge out of this vehicle. I replaced the #64 jets with #65s, set the float level on the high side and the idle mixture screws are now a little on the rich side. road tested and it was much better. It would only surge on a slight decline in t...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L lift gate ajar switch/CSM module VIN: 1FMZU63E12
well vehicle is fixed now. I tested all grounds with DVOM and everything tested good. I had also noticed that the owner replaced the negative battery terminal with a sub-par aftermarket one. After soldering new ring terminals on with marine clamp style ends I ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Drl VIN: 1FMYU93133
Unfortunately I have not gotten the opportunity to look at this vehicle again. I did receive a few responses and will double check the ground circuit and see if the scanner will give me more info. I will post my findings after I get the vehicle back to the sho...
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L radiator fan VIN: 2FMDA58204
We were unable to pinpoint the cause of the hi speed fans coming on. I replaced the t-stat with no change in conditions. I also checked for exhaust gases in the cooling system, no exhaust gases found in cooling system. All sensors related to cooling fan operat...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Steering Wheel VIN: 2FMZA51695
Thanks to Jeffrey [...] pulled a little more on the rack bolt and the wheel came off. The point about the ratio of 20 to 1 makes sense.Thank you again.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P46
Hey Guys, Thanks for those that responded. The IPR was sticking when cold and the pump pressure was going through the roof, only for a very short time, 10 or so seconds. I just had to record it and study the data basically. One big lesson to learn for ... Trouble codes: P2284.
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