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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
My Sons Truck. Just Installed This Engine With 190000 Miles But Truck Has 234000. Anyways, Was Running Fine For A Few Days But Then Not Running So Well. Code P0301. Checked Plug And Wire And Although Looked OK Changed Them Anyways. Same Problem. Swapped Coil W... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8W
hey techs. have a 98 ranger 2.5L manual trans 2wd. came in with poor idle/stalling. found code p0102 mass air circuit signal low. scan data showed .02volts at idle and at speed. replaced maf with the same result. checked 4 wire connector, has battery voltage o... Trouble codes: P0102
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
Hi everybody. I hope all of you are doing OK. Then I need to ask you for your help. It;s about a 2000 Ford Taurus with 3.0L engine with 12 v. and flex fuel that keeps killing the alternators; In the last 2 months we have put 3 new alternators and 3 new battery...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L cam postion sensor VIN: 1FDSE35F3Y
Well to start off, this thing is about to make me pull my hair out but here we go This vehicle is a ambulance used by our local volunteer fire dept. It was brought in for a stall/hard to restart problem at times. I test drove truck and sure enough a couple ...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAF57F41
Ok so I am pulling my hair out on this one. It has been in the shop several times and I cant find the fault. I have had new injectors put in and a new IDM all from swamps diesel, new felpro valve cover gaskets with harness. and some new sensors. But still get ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L hydro boost VIN: 1FTSW31P44
Have a F-350 that makes a type of roaring noise comeing from the left of vehicle near firewall(sounds like). Noise only lasts 3-5 seconds while at cruise speed. Wont do it just idleing, doesnt seem to have any drivability problems, doesnt seem to have any effe...
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP08186
Vehicle came in with random misfire, and codes for front bank misfires. 4, 5, 6. scanned computer and observed bank 2 downstream O2 sensor flatlined. Installed new sensor and ran self test with normal operation. Vehicle returned with same codes and O2 flatline... Trouble codes: P0304 (No. 4 misfire), P0305 (No. 5 misfire), P0306 (No. 6 misfire), P0300 (Random misfire/misfire on start-up)
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L `brake to trans.shifter in console VIN: 1FMEU74EX6
Customer has driven about 1000 miles since the repairs has been done on transmission and all is well on the fix. noticed about 4 or 5 days ago a clicking in park when push on the brake and can feel in the shifter handle in the console. It comes out of park wit...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP53U02
WOW!! Thank you all for the excellent responses. A lot of great view points and ideas. Ended up being broken down coolant. Drained block and flushed,flushed , flushed. Ended up looking and cooling great. Future will tell the rest of the story. Thanks again. Bo...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No 3rd Gear VIN: 1FAFP34353
sometimes you need to trust your own diagnostics--- bad replacement transmission replaced again/ works perfect//
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51675
Unfortunately, the customer is not willing to let us spend any more time on this vehicle. He states he will be trading it in. Thanks for all the input.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMRU27L2W
Thanks for all the help, the battery died again and the customer replaced it, which she stated fixed the cyl miss cyle issue. I didn't get to do an amp probe draw test so I don't know if she has a voltage draw. Vehicle is running fine so we will see if it hol...
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