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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1FTHF26M6M
Left rear wheel locks up when brake is applied. I've tried everything I know.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cyl # 3 VIN: 1FMPU18L0W
Hello and thanks in advance for reading this. This vehicle came in with a misfire cyl #3 checked and found spark plugs needed changed. Changed out all 8 plugs and 3 weeks later same trouble this time found coil for this cyl not firing all the time tested coil ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDNF20F3Y
Wondering if there is an update to correct for ghost cylinder contribution codes on cylinders 8 & 3. I have read many posts about the new gray cam sensors causing false 3 & 8 codes but have not found a fix. I did check for the latest PCM updates for this vehic... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cylinder 8 Contribution), P0269 (Cylinder 3 Contribution)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Emissions VIN: 1FMYU04111
I have driven this car 300 miles all togather trying to get ready and over the years this is the only one I have failed to get ready. No hard codes only the mode 6 data to go on. Thanks in advance Tom
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1FMZU73K03
good morning guys i have a 03 ford explorer with a fuel level guage not working scan test have pcm code p0460 and dash cluster code 1201 removed the tank and inspect level sensor found new sensor removed cluster and inspect wiring from cluster to fuel pump bot...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L No communication VIN: 3FAHP37364
Hello iATN, I have a 2004 Focus ZX5 here with a problem. The lady brought it in with the complaint that every once in awhile a ticking noise would develop in the engine, the dash warning lights would all come on, and the car would occasionally quit running. I'...
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine, transmission VIN: 1FDXF46P96
I want to say thanks in advance for any help given. I have this 6.0L that has a light bumping, rotating bubbling noise and light vibration on accel. coming from engine or maybe transmission. You can only hear it inside mostly on pass side floor area. i know it...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57P87
Hello, well i have misfire on #1 cyl. Have ck ckt from ficm connector to injector found ok. Ck injector ohms. Found ok. I suspect defective ficm. Ford sells a partial ficm or complete. I suspect driver has gone bad. Which one do i need.and does it need flashin... Trouble codes: P0262 (1 injector ckt high), P0263 (1 contribution fault)
2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU49HX7
A code c1525 is current in the abs computer. We tried going through power bleed procedure (with the ford pressure bleeder) using ids and ids will not count the first or any brake pedal press. tried the bleed procedure without using power flusher and will work ...
2008 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Compass VIN: 3LNHM26T88
Vehicle was taken to our shop for no compass operation. There is no code in all the modules. When you start the vehicle, compass error message in dash is shown. Replace rear view mirror and pigtail, replace instrument cluster as well and reprogram instrument c...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAF57F41
The replies were overwellming thank you very much. Most of you had said that the cam sensor was bad. Well it had been replaced about 2 months ago and i thought well that can't be bad but I did buy a dealer one and put it in. I test drove it for about 10 mil...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 1FTRF07263
Most everyone replied that compression tests were needed and to go with a new motor. I guess I shouldn't have stated that the customer really didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. He is a good friend of mine and I was trying to help him out. I did get ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0175 (Rich Bank 2), P0316 (Misfire on startup), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTSS34L53
Was not able to get an extractor with socket in to the plug well that was the correct size for the hole that was in the cylinder head. The customer pulled the van & took it to a local discount re builder. The good info that I got from this was a phone call tel...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L63
Well, I'am calling this one fixed. It's been a busy couple of weeks and I finally got back to this thing. I verified 12v at both sides of the high pressure switch and low charge switch. After unplugging and plugging everything back in the compressor turns o...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14505
Well we are calling this one fixed. It has been three and a half weeks and the customer has not called back. Most of the replies indicated that the quality of oil is very important. We explained that [...] considers 1 qt per 1000 miles is "normal" and advised h...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FTWW31P56
Thanks everyone, the fix is to get vanes from mike in Michigan, or find a core one. I did not call Garret, I did call International and they did not offer them seperate. This vehicle had to get done a little faster than I wanted so I put a ring in it without...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L shift interlock VIN: 2FMDK49C27
Thanks for the replies! The problem was the trans range input. Why was it a problem? Because when I installed the new shifter, before I hooked up the shift cable I tried the interlock and got nothing. I had moved the shifter into neutral to disconnect it. ...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Oil Gauge VIN: 1FDSF305X8
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM974XR
thank's to everyone that help, advise, and recomendations, based on some other problems that this car has like low fuel pressure, no signal feedback from the idle air control valve, i went and replaced the valve with a motorcraft and sent the ECM to be check,...
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