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Verified for the Ford F-350 Super Duty

A defective driveshaft can cause a drone to be heard from the driveline area. The driveshaft should be replaced with a revised unit.

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Reported by rjbooth for the Ford F-150

Heater Blower runs only at low even when selector is on high
unpluged the blower ran direct off battery and it ran at full speed

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Reported by Fordtrouble2006 for the Ford Windstar

Had a terriable transmission leak that the mechanic couldn't nail down. When they pulled the transmission the automatic clutch assembly crumbled. Mechanic was amazed the car still moved. Cost $1500 to rebuild.

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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Ford Taurus

code 340 and after replacing the cam sensor and sync assembly, the code still exists.
with all readings normal, scope pattern of the cam sensor are ok, the code remains due to a faulty DPFE triggering the code. Ford is aware of this issue and has no fix available for this issue.
care needs to be taken when diagnosing this issue as to not replace parts that are, in fact, still good.
We have tried re flashing the PCM with negative results.

Roy

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Verified for the Ford F-150 Lightning

Our technicians tell us the spark plugs in this engine can be very difficult to remove. Ford has issued a service bulletin (08-7-6) to address this issue, which includes a recommended procedure on how to remove the plugs. Failure to follow the recommended procedure can result in the one or more spark plugs breaking off in the cylinder head.

The recommend procedure is as follows. Using this procedure will greatly reduce the chance of breaking a spark plug.

1. Break the spark plugs loose when the engine is warm.
2. Turn each plug 1/8 to 1/4 turn and soak the treads with 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of Motorcraft Carburetor Tune-Up Cleaner or a quality penetrating oil. Do not try to remove the plugs at this time.
3. Let the threads soak for at least 15 minutes.
4. After the soak period, tighten and loosen each spark plug, working it back and forth until the turning effort is reduced. Then, you can remove the spark plug.

There are special tools available to remove the broken spark plugs and repair shops will often charge additional labor time, over and above the quoted spark plug replacement cost, for the removal of each broken spark plug.

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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Ford F-150

Check engine light with PO 171-174 codes with the 5.4 motor.

PCV elbow is leaking vacuum at the connection at the back of the throttle body by the firewall.

The vacuum elbow has to be replaced and is available from Ford either with the entire PCV line or just the elbow.
make sure you remove the battery cable for 30 seconds after the repair to clear the adaptive memories.

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Reported by hunter06154 for the Ford Taurus

broken valve spring. broke valve stem and destroyed piston.
replace engine with ford rebuilt long block.

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Reported by bob1321 for the Ford F-350 Super Duty

brakes apply on there own while driving until fully locked

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Reported by treeshademech for the Ford Crown Victoria

Starter failed on my 2001 crown victoria, Dec' 2011. Car would produce one loud click (the pinion bearing coming out), but not turn over. After several attempts it would eventually turn over. Battery is six years old so it's not putting out as well as it use to... Pulled the starter out (3 bolts, what a PAIN.. hint: use a 1/4" socket wrench for the top bolt!) and tested with just battery, same problem. Had it tested at the auto parts store...

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Reported by shwa3350 for the Ford Explorer

lost oil pressure while driving engine was full of oil and no leaks. pulled motor to take a look at the oil pump and drive (and to check bearings after loosing pressure) every thing looked new so went to top side of engine and pulled out oil pump drive which installs were the distributer belongs and drives off the jackshaft (camshaft) to run the oil pump. when i removed the oil pump drive it was as plain as day the gear had worn into the housi...

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Reported by JulioFranco for the Ford Explorer

Power steering fluid hose bracket broke, allowing hose to make contact with belt pulley. Driver side of engine compartment. Belt pulley wore-away hose until fluid suddenly escaped while driving, causing a sudden loss of power steering while driving around a curve in heavy traffic. This situation was extremely dangerous, and if the Explorer had been driven at the time by my wife, I have no doubt that she would have lost control of the vehicle a...

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Reported by Pat in TX for the Ford Escape

I had a problem with my car being slow to start when there was a lot of moisture in the air, such as after a rain or when it was foggy. Turn the key, indicator lights come on, but the car doesn't start. Pump the gas, a few minutes later it starts. Once started, it starts OK the rest of the day. Batter was tested and found to be strong.

After two trips to the Ford dealership, an intermittent problem in the starter was found. The starter wa...

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Reported by aaxman for the Ford F-150

havnt had it fixed yet would do it myself but dont have the appropriate press, shouldnt happend at this mileage first ford pickup and the last, back to gmc or chev.

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Reported by 232343258 for the Ford Crown Victoria

Severe oil leak causing the need to add up to one or more quarts of oil every couple of days. The oil leaks most when engine is off. The longer the car sets, the more the oil leaks, until it is all gone. Caused by extreme severe corrosion of oil pan. The corrosion is 'flaky' and pieces of the pan come off in layers. Oil seeps right thru the corrosion. The only solution is to have oil pan replaced, which is a major repair.

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Reported by 232343258 for the Ford Crown Victoria

Hooting, moaning sound similar to ship's horn or foghorn coming from engine. Sound initially only happens for brief periods during warm up, but then occurs during driveaway & while idling at red lights, stop signs, etc. Sound originates from the IAC Tube that connects the Idle Air Control Valve to the air intake tube. Fix is addressed in Ford Article 94-22-4. Problem is the factory IAC Tube. Original tube needs to be replaced with a re-en...

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