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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Long Crank VIN: 1HTSAZPM6L
If you let truck sit for more than a couple of minutes it will have long crank. The return line is not submurged in fuel in fuel tank. If there is suppost to be check valve on supply hose it is not working. This is a long going problem. No electric pump in fue...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A3N
sorry about this one...have had in shop for 3 weeks..intermittent no start has good spark and fuel pressure will start on carb cleaner and run for 2-3 days when it does not start it has weak injector pulse...replaced ignition module and ran new ground for modu...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Speedometer VIN: 1FDSF34L1X
Speedometer is eratic. replaced diff speed sensor and pigtail. I have a Square wave comming out of diff speed sensor. Check ABS Module I have a square wave going in and a signature wave comming out. But im not sure what the signature wave is supposed to look l...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L odometer VIN: 1FTZR15X8Y
this Ranger came in with a problem of An inoperable odometer. The speedometer works fine. We took out the cluster and examined the worm gear as i know this is a common problem with this year. It looked ok so i tried a used cluster from a donor truck. I put the...
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...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5659Y
This is a tough one. I hope there are some ford techs that have come across this before. I had a 2000 ford taurus towed in today for a no start. I was told that it had been misfiring lately and after sitting for the weekend would not start. The customer assume... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, smoking VIN: 1FTWW31P37
First of all, let me state that I am NOT a diesel mechanic. We dont work on them at all... if it wasnt that this is a very important fleet customer, I wouldnt be touching this one either. The truck came to us this morning with a hard start when cold, a loss ... Trouble codes: P0270 (Injector 2 circuit low), P0279 (Injector 7 circuit low), P0460 (Fuel level sensor A low)
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21R18
OK, Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions. I work on alot of 6.0 Powerstrokes but this is my first 6.4 and Im looking for some insight before I dive in. A good friend of mine bought this truck with the known issue of it having a freeze plug blown out a...
2010 Ford Focus SES 2.0L pedal hieght VIN: 1FAHP3GN9A
This car will not bleed brakes. The brake pedal goes to the floor easyly. I plugged the master cyl and the pedal is rock hard. I plugged off the HCU ports still no pedal. I replaced the HCU. Did a HCU bleed same. Gravity bleed no fluid from rear cyl and frothy...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNHM82W8Y
Hi. The customer concern is that while driving vehicle at any speed the steering wheel will not return to center what so ever after being turned. I verified complaint and found no matter how much you turn the steering wheel at speeds above 10MPH it will not re...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 4M2ZU86P4Y
After warm up car hesitates for a couple seconds on acceleration.Usually after sitting at a light for 15-30 seconds.I have done almost everything to this because I have no codes present. Fuel trims ok, Just put in new plugs,wires,egr,cam sensor & syncronizer. ...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W51
This Mercury was being brought into us for a check engine light for an EGR code. The DPFE was bad and needed replaced. On their way to our shop the customer said the transmission wasn't shifting right. It got to the shop and had a P1728 code. They also said th...
1990 Other Ford 4000 7.3L long crank VIN: 1HTSAZPM6L
If you let truck sit for more than a couple of minutes it will have long crank. The return line is not submurged in fuel in fuel tank. If there is suppost to be check valve on supply hose it is not working. This is a long going problem. No electric pump in...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.9L serpentine belt
well its been a couple days and i am giving it more time between my cust and i before i call it repaired but am feeling confident the dorman tensioner was the fix as the belt tracking was noteably different. i uploaded a few pics but dont see any way to tag th...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L no communication VIN: 1FMZU74W92
Thanks to all for the replies, many of which I had already tried. In the end, I took it to a friends shop today and it passed on his state computer. I have talked to Gordon Darby again about the failure, of which was no help originally, and they are sending ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34P13
Thanks guys for all the help. We fixed it. What we found was when we checked fuel pressure at the fuel filter and the pump running we had 75 psi of fuel pressure but as soon as the power was taken away the fuel pressure dropped to nothing very quickly. So we h...
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L Cuts out, Boggs down VIN: 1FMFU18596
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12V17
Well Gentleman, this vehicle has not returned and I called the owner this morning to see how it is doing and he is very happy and the check engine light has not come back on. I had a difficult time beleiving the water sprayed down the intake would break the ca... Trouble codes: P0420.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Low Beam Headlamps VIN: 1FTWW31R58
Replaced Smart Junction Box & reprogrammed. Stripped the entire plow harness from vehicle due to corrosion issues. Advised customer replacement of plow harness was advisable to due poor routing and installation. No faults after SJB & harness replacement. T...
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