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If a droning noise is coming from the fuel tank, it may be caused by a noisy fuel pump check valve. A fuel pump assembly, with a revised unit, is available address this concern.

This concern related to the 4R100 automatic transmission typically seen mated to the 5.4L V8. If the transmission does not shift correctly out of first gear, a “one-way” clutch inside the transmission may have failed. If the transmission fluid condition is good, and other failures are not found upon transmission tear down, the one-way clutch may be replaced along with the drum and friction plates. Our technicians note this is a major internal transmission repair.

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

my van starts up great but after driving it for awhile it just dies giving no warning or code. i have changed the fuel pump and have changed the ecm and it runned great for a month then hey same problem occured again. i have notice oil leaks from my oil sending unit and head gasket both sides and am stilling having the problem and ooh it takes ahwile to start up after it shuts off, can anyone help with any suggestions.

problem still not corrected misfire is random also stalls at random

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

brakes apply on there own while driving until fully locked

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...

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.