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1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP55U5N
This car belongs to a very nice customer of ours and has recently had it stolen only to be returned to him in terrible condition. We've had the luxury of having it with us now for a couple weeks and i can tell you I'm a little stumped. All i got was it was run... Trouble codes: 172 (176 -), 176 (326 -), 326 (testing and results)
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Power Door Locks VIN: 1FTSS34F4Y
Hello Everyone, I have a vehicle where the door locks go inoperative when you close the side hinge door. Then the lock cannot be operated by any switches or key remote. You can then open the passenger door hit the key remote button unlock twice then the power ...
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L cylinder head replaced VIN: 3FAHP39572
a compession test showed that all cylinders were at 75 psi.cams are alligened and crank is in place with the propper otc cam and crank tools, valve lash was checked and at spec.what am i over looking?
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L cranks but won't start VIN: 1FDPE24L23
I have a Ford Econoline van that has had trouble starting. At first the fuse for the PCM kept blowing changed and reflashed it. Still kept blowing. Found that the o2 sensor was sticking to exhaust. Changed it, started right up. Now customer brought back becaus...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32S53
Vehicle came in about 2 weeks ago with misfires on cylinders 5 and 8 check for spark and injector pulse it all turned good compression and at all. Look at spark plugs a little worn out put new ones but mis was still there. So pull the injectors out and crank e... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0316 (Misfire detected first 1000 revolutions)
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Will not accelerate VIN: 3FAFP31334
A customer recently bought this car. He said it lacked power when he bought it. Now, within a month of buying it it will not accelerate at all. It will slowly rev up in neutral, but will not accept any fuel in gear. I have so far replaced the MAF, TPS, ignitio...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L timing chain VIN: 1FTPX14595
This vehical came in with what sounded like lifters tapping upon further checking found that timimng chain was loosing tention.Spoke with ford and was told this is a common problem ended up replacing cam phasers both tensioners,chains,guides only to have the s...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Rattle Noise VIN: 2FMDK49C47
Thank You in advance for the help. This vehicle has a very brief rattle noise in engine on cold start up, after overnight cold soak it will last 1-2 sec. after 4 hours cold soak it may or may not make noise, if so 1/2 - 1 sec. It sounds like timing chain noise...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 5LMPU28LXW
Has anyone had this same trouble? I am installing the 3rd tank unit in this Lincoln. I have use 2 Delphi units and now am installing a NAPA part. Is there an updated part that will not loose it's float? It wears itself out on the wire and falls off so it alway...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM74W2Y
Hello this car was towed in as a no start we checked it over and found no communication with the pcm. Checked that pcm has all powers and grounds going to it. Pins 13, 55, and 71 all have power pins 3, 25, 51, 77, and 103 all have ground. grounds have less the...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N8N
Thanks for all the good replies. Martin in Michigan was correct. Ordered a Motorcraft distributor, fixed and runs great.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDF1764V
check water pump it was ok pull of drive belt run truck had air in radiator resv the water was even runing over . head gasket
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA57441
I had no vacuum leaks and when Ricardo said that he had the same problem with a mustang 3.8 and it turned out to be a bad tps that showed no codes I changed it and it resolved the problem. But I did have to make several crank and cutoffs before the iac acted r...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14545
Hey Techs I haven't been able to get the truck back lately but did notice no misfire counters in mode 6 on any cylinders but will update when fixed. Thanks to all.
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FMYU96H16
Hi techs thanks to all, I am still waiting for my daughter to decide. I think I will try the orifice tube and evac recharge first. I will update. thanks again Ric
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU93108
found to have a bad connection inside the plug that connects to the pcm Trouble codes: P0352.
2008 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FD4E45P18
Wow, the depth of knowledge of the members of this site continues to amaze me. Jeff and Andy had the key, Patrick told me why. I saw 0 volts on pin 1 at the PCM for the trans range sensor and apparently the fan clutch was pulling the circuit down. As I had ... Trouble codes: P0705.
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