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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU22E3W
vehicle starts , no P1260 in the system , customer takes it , shuts off the vehicle after 10 starts or so and walks into a store and vehicle do not wants to start. I get is on a hook , attempt to start it and it starts on 1st attempt. scanned and found p1260 Trouble codes: P1260
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P02
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: Customer brought their vehicle in with concerns of rough idle as well as check engine light coming on intermittantly. Verified both concerns as well as flashing check engine light with extended idle. Seems worse when engine is... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0302
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L brakes VIN: 1FTYR10U04
this truck has been to the ford two times to be bleed and two times by us after two weeks comes back with low pedle after they breed fine for two weeks then get in truck low pedle need some help
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44U26
The truck came in for check engine light, running rough. we checked for codes no pcm communication with scanner, otc,snap-on can talk to other modules. checked all powers & grounds checked good at pcm connector. one year ago same truck came in same problem ins...
2008 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 3FAHP081X8
This Ford has a fadding brake pedal. We crimped all four flex lines and still fadded. Checked ABS for codes, none found. Unplugged ABS module, still fadded. Removed lines from master cylinder, plugged holes and pedal hard as rock. Now anyone would say bad ABS ...
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
We ordered a known good ecm thinking that the drivers going out on that cylinder. can't seem to figure out why else this cylinder would be acting corrupt. Trouble codes: P0308, P0208
2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP0HA9A
This is my sister's "new" car. She explained that it was in park idling and appeared to surge as if it was trying to drive away in park. It did not actually drive away as it would with a bad parking pawl, but it was definitely trying to be in gear and park at ...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L CV Joint VIN: 1MEFM50U64
Been all over this thing. There is a thumping in the Right front end. I say " thump" because it's heavier than the 'click' I get from an outer CV joint. The thump increases with speed and stops when accel levels off. Comes in again on decel. Can only hear it b...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Front seal VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Well we believe we've got this one figured out, flywheel runout was .125" we realize that used parts of any kind are not the best option. This is a 93 and customer requested a used trans. Thanks for all the help guys!
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Thank you to all that responded, and sorry for the delay in closing the request. Ended up with the shop that was having me program these features ended up with two incorrect modules in a row from their supplier. Both had the Driver's Info Center option which...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U61
Thanks to everyone who responded ! Well the fix was the Fuel Pump module. Yep. The output hose from the fuel pump to the top of the module had a small crack in it. Must have been introducing just enough air into the system to cause the misfiring and why it aff... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cylinder).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery Discharging VIN: 1FAFP58U41
Well as some suggested I did the short to ground check at the battery post. The end result was a short to ground in the GEM module. As this part is obsolete I am having it sent to CARDONE for analysis. I am closing this request as by the time I hear from CARDO...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U55
This vehicle has not been back to our shop again to be diagnosed. The guy does want us to do it, he just doesn't have time at the moment. Some replies were the basics such as vacuum leaks and MAF sensors. Others that I didn't really get to look into were a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0316 (Misfire detected on startup).
2007 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L 1-2 and 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMCU94127
I beleive it was a broken band. Customer took forever to get back to us. When doing so, he declined to go any further. Thanks for your help all!
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