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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2FMZA55462
pump will make belt chirp and power steering fluid get hot pump for a split second tries to stop flushed entire power steering system installed a filter in return side new belt new pump proper fluid for for ford pump same thing happens its almost like a interm...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L injection system VIN: 1FTSF30F32
CUSTOMER STATES: After vehicle is started in the morning when cold has a rough idle, and stalls after driving a few miles on uphill slope (hard to get restarted). Same thing happened in past but it has been months since last incident. OUR FINDINGS: C.E.L. ...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Head lights VIN: 1FMNU43S03
Customer concern: Cold start and head lights begin flickering (erratically, no pattern )for 30 seconds to 5 minutes then stops and cannot duplicate. Have had vehicle in shop for 3 days, only acts up today. Lights flicker for short period, we have short diagnos...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Anti-theft VIN: 2FTPF18Z33
Instrument cluster was not operating properly. Replaced IC. When I had it in shop I removed the IC, then was informed that the IC was a day out, so I put IC back in. Started truck, pulled out of shop, went about 50 feet and vehicle died and would not restart. ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21P94
After replacing head gaskets,egr cooler,and oil cooler. The truck has no power from stop.hot or cold.also when it starts it idles low and sounds flat.no codes. Removed intake and rechecked.checked icp and ebp for bias and compared with baro, all readings check...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L ABS Activation VIN: 1FTZR45E14
I have this 04 ranger that activates ABS to soon on wet or snow roads Customer States never was like that in past I drove with scanner hooked up all speed sensors are equal speed but abs activates The customer had front pads and rotors replaced and I replaced ...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU75E85
I have this 2005 explorer with the SOHC engine and it has a single cyl misfire that is very intermittent, will not set a code but in mode06 it's definitely cyl number 3 sometimes in a 16 mile ride it won't miss a single time other times it will miss 1 or 2 tim...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P87
Truck will crank over fires like it wants to start but doesn't, took fuel sample good, ficm sync is good and sync pids good. Fuel pw 1.8. Injector buzz test electrically passes. Tech hotline says that most likely the injectors have failed mechanically. I highl...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: 3FAHP08107
Hello to everyone again. I need help with this fusion. It came in with bearing type noise in september of last year. Put up on lift and with stethoscope found noise at carrier bearing on jack shaft. Ordered new jack shaft due to no listing on bearings. Install...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Antifreeze leak driver side of intake VIN: 1FMCU93168
Hello, We're having trouble finding the source of this slow antifreeze leak at driver side of intake manifold area. It started last month with very cold ambient temps. Any ideas of common leaks areas would be appreciated. Thanks, Chris [...]
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L High Pressure Fuel VIN: 1FTSW21R18
This truck stalled on the road 5 miles after refuel. Replace fuel filters assuming it was cold weather problems. Found fuel rail pressure too low 4400psi. Replaced HP fuel pump. Still no start. Had a security system code set initially but no longer. Cranking ...
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FADP3K20E
Good morning. This is my personal car purchased new the first of the year. It has the 6 speed dual clutch auto with OD off button on the shifter. They also have Select Shift as an option on other models where you can manually shift it. That one has a two posit...
2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3LNHM26T37
We are having a pretty strange problem with a lincoln mkz we are working on for a local car dealer. There is no history on this vehicle because it belongs to a car lot. There are no codes and all of the monitors have run. The problem is that when you let off o...
2009 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2LMDU88C79
we got a 09 mkx in the other day with a complaint of a shuttering when driving . It seems to happen more on incline and between 40 and 60. we flushed the fluid after changing the turbine speed sensor ,output speed sensor and flashed ecm . still same problem. i...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP47V6T
Turns out the low speed resistor was shot. Pulled the fender apron and found a damaged resistor. Looks like the car was wrecked at one point in it's life and somebody used silicone and duct tape to repair the thing. After searching the internet and finally ... Trouble codes: P0412 (testing and results).
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Front seal VIN: 1FDWX37F3X
Thanks for all the help guys.The end play was the problem. We put new bearings in the trans and set the proper PRELOAD on the bearings No leaks so far!
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cooling Systems
I took serpentine belt off and checked leak with a mirror. A pin hole in the lower hose was spraying water over onto the back of the water pump. Customer got away cheap this time. 7 said timing belt has to come off to do the water pump and 11 said the t-belt d...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L won't set Readiness VIN: 1FTYR10D82
Well, customer finally came back just before the end of his 60 day grace period. Most of the replies said to check the engine temp closely. I had previously watched the engine temp warm up to 170', which is the first step in the Ford drive cycle. It warmed ...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No communication with PCM VIN: 1FMYU93194
Thanks to the four people who replied to post. The fix was the PCM, but the cause for the PCM to crap out was connector 263 located just under smart junction box by driver side kick panel had a hole burnt through connector and wires for Inertia switch were sho...
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Transmission shifting VIN: 1ZVHT82H56
We checked clutch again, pilot, exhaust and none of these fixed problem. We pulled transmission and disassembled, saw no apparent problem. We found a Ford TSB for a 2007 Mustang that covers the problem we have and it is the same transmission. In involves repla...
2009 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L Left Rear Upper Knuckle Bushing VIN: 2FMEK63C29
Ford has updated Knuckle but no availability of bushings. Thanks for all replies.
2010 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMJU2A5XA
Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies. We determined further teardown was needed to check the valve train for sicking valves or something similar. The customer opted to get a second opinion at the local dealership. The dealership came to the same concl... Trouble codes: P0304, P0308.
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