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Ford AC doesn’t work

Ford AC doesn’t work, leaks refrigerant, low freon, Ford vehicles, TSB Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-4-9 to address leaking refrigerant problems on the vehicles listed below. Ford has determined the cause as a faulty compressor shaft seal. Ford has issued a revised compressor shaft seal F1VY-19D665-A to solve the problem.Don’t replace the compressor, just the shaft seal 2003 Escort 2003-2006 Focus, Mustang, Taurus 2003 Explorer Sport, Windstar 2003-2005 Excursion, Explorer Sport Trac 2003-2006 Escape, F-150, F-Super Duty, Ranger 2004-2006 Freestar 2006 Low Cab Forward Lincoln: 2002 … Read More

AC blows warm air except in MAX mode – Ford

AC blows warm air except in MAX mode, Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer This one will really make you nuts. You set the A/C on cold and you don’t get any cold air. You’re thinking you’ve got an A/C problem. Low of refrigerant? Bad compressor? But then you switch it to MAX A/C and all of the sudden it blows cold. What gives? Well, if you’re driving a 1995-98 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer, the fix may be as simple as a bum blend door in the heater box. This only happens … Read More

No crank no start Ford vehicles

My Ford won’t start No crank no start Crown Victoria F150 Expedition E-series Explorer Lincoln Navigator, Aviator, Grand Marquis, Mountaineer Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-19-14 to address a no crank, no start condition Ford vehicles 1997-2007 Crown Victoria 1997-2004 F-150 Heritage 1997-2006 Expedition 1998-2006 E-Series 1999-2006 F-Super Duty 2002-2007 Explorer 2004-2006 F-150 2007 Explorer Sport Trac MERCURY: 1997-2007 Grand Marquis 2002-2007 Mountaineer Lincoln 1998-2006 Navigator 2003-2005 Aviator Ford has traced the problem to starter terminal fatigue on the wire that goes from the starter relay to … Read More

Screeching noise Ford

Screeching noise Ford High pitched Screeching noise Ford, screech, hoot, whistle on Ford Mustang, Expedition, Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer, F-150, Lincoln Mark LT, Navigator, Mercury Mountaineer Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 09-9-7 to address a noise that occurs in these vehicle when equipped with the 4.6L and 5.4L engines. The noise appears as a hoot or whistle or a high pitched metallic screech after sitting in cold weather below 40 degrees. The noise is probably coming from the grooved nylon front end accessory drive (FEAD) idler pulley. … Read More

C1235 C1236 on Ford Explorer

C1235 C1236 on Ford Explorer ABS C1235 C1236 trouble codes would lead you to believe there’s a problem with both the left rear and right rear ABS sensors. But when you get under the vehicle, you won’t find separate sensors. That’s right, there’s only one and it’s NOT mounted at the either wheel. It’s mounted on the differential and the tone ring is inside the differential. To test the system, check for at least 10 volts on the light green/red wire at the sensor with the key in the run … Read More

Vibration, Chatter, Binding on turns

Ford Vibrates makes chattering sound and binds on turns Ford has a problem with Vibration, Chatter, Binding on turns in their limited slip differentials in 2002-04 Mustangs, Explorers, and Mercury Mountaineers, 2003 Navigators, 2003-04 Expeditions and 2004-F-150 pickups. The problem differentials vibrate, chatter, and feeling like they’re binding during slow turns. The clutch packs in the limited slip differential are the cause of the problem. To pinpoint the differential as the cause, place the vehicle in 2WD. That will restrict all the power output to the rear differential. Put the … Read More

Intermittent no crank no start – Ford

Fix a problem with an intermittent no crank no start on a Ford Ford has discovered a problem in its starting circuit that affects a wide range of cars and trucks. The problem results in an intermittent no-crank no start condition. The problem is an intermittent open circuit between the starter relay and the starter motor. To correct the problem, Ford has issued a new starter terminal pigtail kit (Part #6U2Z-14S411-NA). The installation instructions are included with the kit. 1997-2004 F-150 Heritage trucks 1997-2006 Ford Expeditions 1997-2007 Ford Crown Victoria … Read More

Wipers won’t shut off — Ford

My Wipers won’t shut off on my Ford If you own one of the Ford vehicles listed below and your wipers won’t shut off, here’s the fix. Ford wiper systems are controlled by the turn signal stalk on the “multi-function” switch. As you rotate the knob to activate the wipers, the resistance changes and the Wiper Control Module (WCM) reads the changing voltage and commands the wipers to a new speed or on/off. When wiper won’t shut off the problem is due to a poorly designed multi-function switch, not a … Read More


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