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Help Request Answers
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L All electrical VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
Hey guy's I have a weired one, got towed in for no crank, Acted up once for me & when it did the starter clicked then lost all power to dash, interior lights like a bad power or ground, then started & has been ever since. All grounds were cleaned when the star...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 low VIN: 2FTRX18L93
I am reposting this from yesterday due to me not adding that we are using the correct 4x4 low shift procedure neutral on the gear shift and brake applied and even tried to put the park brake on, the snap on scanner shows all inputs working correct the 4x4 swit...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P84
I replaced ficm and cam sensor still no start cold please help
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTRX14W55
Vehicle has an intermittent grinding type noise from the left front wheel while driving. Have verified vacuum to and through the new vacuum solenoid. Have verified power and ground on live circuits to the solenoid while vehicles running. Have applied vacuum to...
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L 4-3 Downshift VIN: 1FAHP37NA6
Vehicle has a very harsh 4-3 downshift, almost like a broken motor mount. It will do it by pushing the O/D off button or pedal acceleration. First impression was bore wear in the valve body. Swapped the valve body with a REMAN. Did not change symptoms at all. ...
1962 Lincoln Continental 7.0L Ignition switch VIN: 2Y86H42520
A simple question for someone who rembers where they were when JFK was shot. How does this ignition switch come out? I have the tumblers out, and from what I have found about Fords you push the switch from the back towards the dash and either turn the switch o...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L A/C Clutch VIN: 4M2ZU86W62
With the scanner i can see the requet from the hvac controler to the pcm. I can jump the compressor control relay and the clutch engages. I just really do not know this system well inough to know what the next step should be.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Open loop after warm VIN: 1FTHF26H1M
My sincerest thanks to all you guys, for the rapid responses. As it turned out it was a simple solution camouflaged by some 'puzzling'test results.This truck has only ONE o2 sensor.How then did the code refer to engine running RICH BANK ONE?This confusion elim... Trouble codes: 173 (HEGO indicates no switching), 332 (EGR not opening), 167 (TPS SHOWS NO CHANGE when throttle snapped).
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 2FTRX18L93
I will repost this tech help request but we are using the correct procedure neutral on the trans and brake applied even tried the park brake no luck
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L only 1st, 2nd gear VIN: 1FTVX14584
Thanks for all the feedback. The fluid was clean and level was good. I could not force it into 4th gear. For what it's worth, following reading someone elses tech help request that stated they flushed a transmission with a similar problem and fixed it, I tried...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTRF14575
i,d like to thank all the techs who took the time to reply to my request. The overwhelming consensus was a warped exhaust manifold and thats what it was , a new manifold along with new studs cured it. Thanks again for the IATN.
2009 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FTYR10D89
thanks for all your replies i thaught it was normal but wanted to make sure
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