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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP6638Y
I am having repeat fuel pump failures (Ford pumps) and would appreciate some input if anyone else has run accross this. Tapping on the fuel pump seems to get the pump running. I have some scope captures, here are links: This one the vehicle is cranked and th...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Surge, High idle VIN: 1FMDU73W53
This 4.6 Explorer has an intermittent high idle issue which is most noticeable and irritating when slowing to come to a stop. You will notice the vehicle is pulling, fighting you, still trying to accelerate while you try to slow it down. Popping it into Neutra...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPW14565
I have the truck coming for whinding noise only step down gas padal between 45mph - 55mph. Can hear right at transmission,could not known where come from.I ask anyone out there had seen this or Techs ford knewn about this. Please reply to me any good idea,Than...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4wd light on VIN: 1FTPX14566
hello everyone i need a little help this truck has a manual tranfer case and the 4wd high light stays on replaced the switch on t-case no help' you can put it in low and the low ind comes on truck goes in and out of 4wd properly no dtc's and pids look normal a...
2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA56246
This van was brought in with ignition wires chewed by mice. Scan for codes 3 codes present po300 and po306 also an O2 codes B2S2 . Replace ignition wires and plugs and O2 sensor B2S2. No change in van running. Rescan and the 2 cylinder misfire codes returned. ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306
2008 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Interior lighting VIN: 2FAFP71V78
We've bought a Crown cop car which has police dome light but no power to center one. I've heard of a so-called 'dark car' option which disables this light from the LCM. If so, I can't find any active command w/ my IDS for this module. Can anyone lead me throug...
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTPW14V48
This truck had a rattle when warm just above idle while driving and stopped and at times it would run rough and knock and rattle very loudly until engine rpm increased. We traced the noise to the cam phasers and replacecd them,now the light rattle is gone but ...
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L CD player VIN: 2FMDK48C38
This vehicle belongs to a sometimes customer. His battery was bad and he had his vehicle jumped several times before having the battery replaced. He came to me because his CD player doesn't work properly, actually not at all. Whenever you open a door the CD pl...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L runs poor when cold
Myself and and other ambulance agencys are having this problem with our trucks and Ford dealers are lost and won't help. Can someone give me a direction to go in!!!
2006 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L vent temp VIN: 5LTPW18536
Customer's complaint: After driving for 10 or 20 minutes must turn temperature to max to receive heat. After driving for a long period of time he can adjust heat by the automatic climate control. Temperature gauge normal. Heater core temperature good. Two wee...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM624XT
Ok Gents have this 1996 Mercury Cougar. Came in as a no start. Vehicle will start but intermittently would not. Found that I have no communication with the PCM when vehicle will not start. The check engine light is on when this occurs indicating that i have po...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Flashing Trans light VIN: 1MEHM55S22
Owner reports transmission light started flashing yesterday, and then a bit later we got the MIL. Vehicle does not show any signs of running poorly, or shifting irregularly. Possible slight Tach variation at speed (slipping?) PCM codes indicate a possible main...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hard start VIN: 1FTCR10A2R
We removed the spout connector and timing was solid as a rock and the truck actually ran pretty well on fixed timing - plugged it back in and timing was all over the map. We replaced the PCM and the Ranger ran perfect. Thanks to all!
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 3FALP6531S
Since this car is rarely driven the customer has no interest in further diagnosis. She took it and hasn't brought it back for me to look at. I just wanted to add that there were no ABS codes or PCM codes and according to the wiring diagram the cruise control ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Injection VIN: 1FTNW21F9X
Thanks to all who replied. Suggestions were mostly related to the valve cover gaskets and connectors. One suggested a cam sensor. I replaced the valve cover gaskets, inside harness, and connectors on the outside harness to both gaskets. So far no complaints fr...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMZU62E72
Problem Was compressor. Customer declined to replaced the compressor. Thanks for help
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Suspension VIN: 1EMYU04122
car is fixed, i appreciate all the responses i got, turns out lower ball joints were to blame. was able to inject small amounts of grease into the boot, noise was reduce, there were also the original ball joints. install lower ball joints, no more noise. thank...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40414
thanks too all that replied. I changed out the intake gaskets like most had said to do even after smoke testing again with no resaults and it took care of the problem. When looking at the gaskets there was only discoloration on the gasket and was not blown out... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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