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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDKF37L1H
truck runs ok for approx. 2-3 miles. then it will begin to backfire and lose power. if you shut down for about 4-5 minutes, runs ok for about 2-3 miles. it feels like ignition misfire to me or extreme lean fuel mix. i scoped secondary and found really short bu...
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L ABS Motor VIN: 1FAPP64R4L
This car is a 'Super Coupe' with the belt driven blower & hydra boost brakes. Customer complaint of ABS motor runs after car is parked. ABS light on dash is constantly on. Upon first test of vehicle found "Firm Ride " light to flash & relays on package tray to...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Shift control switch VIN: 1FTCR1SX9N
concern is pin voltage readings at pin #1 on 5 pin conector.white/light blue.i have conflicting information on my mitchell program as to readings and what pin goes where?need correct pin voltage chart and wire location and fuction. 3
1994 Ford Escort 1.8L Stall VIN: 1FACP1287R
ok here goes vehicle was running great customer parked it came out next morning and this is what happened , hard starting got it running went around the corner stalled would not restart . towed in check for spark revealed weak spark and weak injector pulse, by...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc
ECM not sending ground to tcc. Have tried new ECM, Trans just got rebuilt @ trans shop down the street. If I put ground to tcc I here it click and in gear it seams to work. But shouldn’t it kill the engine in gear @ idle when I ground it? No codes but scanne...
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
Thank's in advance. The customer complaint is an intermittent (once in 2 or 3 months), stall in a left turn on decel. So intermittent we have seen it for same complaint since 02. Any and all help greatly appreciated!
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E8V
I am having a difficult time diagnosing this vehicle. I know I have one bad injector. Cylinder 2 and 6 misfire at an idle, and clean up with higher rpm. B2s1 will intermittenly stay lean. while the rear responds correctly. I also used the vantage to check the ... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap sys leak detected...Gas cap), P0153 (H02s21 ckt slow response. Stays lean hard accel. bad snsr), P0171 (sys too lean bank 1), P0174 (too lean bank 2)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Air Bag VIN: 1FTDX1767V
Air Bag light keep coming on. I have replaced 3 air bag modules. Each time, the light go away for 1 to 3 weeks. I keep getting the code 52 everytime. All fuses check out and I also replaced the spring clock once. Does anyone see this kind of problem. Please he...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L engine
This is my uncle's work van. He told me that for a couple of weeks now when he starts out in the morning that it has white smoke coming out of the exhaust and then it clears up after a few miles - he also says he feels the engine missing during the few miles. ...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDXE47FIX
Hi Guys and Girls.I need help on this Ford from the Ford Gods out there.On the scanner the commanded gear reads 1 st always until it upshifts and in park the TR sensor reads error,inany other gear it reads drive.Is this normal or is something wrong.I have repl...
1962 Lincoln continental 400CID A/C Door locks VIN: 2Y82H42057
I was hoping one of you guys would have an under dash vacuum diagram for this car. I have looked and asked everyone I know here. I think there must be 40 hoses under the dash and all are disconected. The door locks and all. I have source vacuum and have conect...
1979 Lincoln Versailles 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, CAT GLOWS VIN: 9W84F65642
Need vintage ford vv carb help please. Vehicle came in hard start cold, dies when put in gear hot. fuel pump was leaking. replaced it...still same symptoms. when vehicle would get to operating temp the cat would glow and was slobbering at idle. disconnected ca...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM13P1X
HI Guys, Well we have one in the shop that has puzzled. We have even spent a half a day at the Ford Dealership studying the diagrams and inquiring their minds. The lady had purchased this car used about a week ago with an inop a/c so there isn't a history to...

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1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L abs VIN: IMEPM62R9K
Well, thanks to all who replied, i had very little information to go by,as far as no codes and a good wiring diagram, i finally got one that was decent and started checking grounds and powers, the brown relay, that is the hydraylic pump motor relay had all the...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14JSP
Thanks to Dan [...] for making me look for the obvious. I can't beleive I missed it. The rear springs are broken and on the 4 door sedan the inertia switch is mounted on the inside top of rr strut tower. All seemed to agree that fuel pump current wouldn't pop ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L crankshaft/flywheel VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Most replies agreed that the flexplate was probably broken, so we removed the transaxle. Unfortunatly the crank shaft was broken. It seems that the customer had a reman-engine installed elsewhere a couple years ago so now we are trying to get a reasonable paym...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cylinder head VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
almost all replies suggested a helix coil or threaded insert as the only option. Some even gave part #'s including one indication that Ford had a repair kit for this. Our local Ford dealer knew of no such repair kit. We finally got a tap & insert from Napa par...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L no speed signal VIN: 1FTYR10C0X
thank you all for your help you were right the wires under the driver sit were all weather bitten i had to replace some of the wires that were not even there any more not a good place for those wires to be thank you and god bless
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM55S41
The pcv valve was in the valley on drivers side. Follow hose off the t.body. A little black valve . A little turn counter clockwise and it popped out. I got it out using a long needle nose hose pliers. Thank you for the help. The dealership and parts store sen...
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