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1989 Ford F700 .0L electric motor VIN: 1FDNK74P1M
The "electric brake motor" light and buzzer stay on all the time. I'm not afaid to admit this is not my specialty. The noise changes when putting parking brake on so I think it's not related but I have NO info on this and dealer not helpful. I see a relay unde...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L upshifts VIN: 1FTHX25M9L
At first I thought 2nd gr. shift was mushy but as soon as it shifts, I'm getting tcc lock up. It then unlocks and relocks at the 2-3 shift and again at the 3-4 shift. Each shift is progressively later until 3-4. and even on lite throttle you must let up on thr...
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMDA31X7R
this vehicle came in with a steering shutter when turning left or right, regular customer, no repair history on the steering, new rack and pinion new pump, new fluid, bleed the system, remove the cooler it has the long 72 inch high pressure hose and still the ...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
Hello trans techs, This trans was overhauled 8k miles ago. customer was towing an extremly oversized load and burnt up torque converter(extreme duty) and clutch packs. The condition I have is a very delayed 1-2 shift as well as an early 2-3 & 3-4 shift.With l...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE2427X
this van is causing me some real stress!! customer complained of bad shocks(steering wheel continues to shake after hitting bump) the shocks were replaced 1 year ago with good quality. what ive noticed is when hitting a bump at about 35 mph the van and steerin...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5327Y
Hello and thanks in advance. This was my Aunt's car. She kept it under a carport most of it's life. It did have the fuel pump go out at 400 miles. And, the dealer replaced it. It has always had a full tank of gas. It is never driven with a low tank. I purchas... Trouble codes: P0191 (Cont. code Fuel pressure sensor out of range), P1635 (Cont KOEOKOER Axle/Tire ratio error)
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L turn signal flasher VIN: 1FDXF47F12
The buzzing only happens when in reverse and the back up lights are on. When the brake lights are on the buzzing stops. Everything works o.k including turn signals. Just an annoying buzzing sound.Installed new flasher and checked the grounds and added an extra...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
I have this van in here with a po172(air fuel too rich) code. I have checked all of the sensors with my scanner and everything seems to be ok. The o2 sensorsa are switching fine, the maf sensor looks ok. The customer is complaining about a hesitation when comi...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FTDF15YOH
The amount of help on this one was unbelievable. Thanks to all. What ended up fixing this truck was disconnecting the fuel line at the inlet of the high pressure pump and blowing back to the tanks with low pressure. Then I disconnected both lines at the select...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR16U4R
Well this is a rare occasion when no one nailed this on the head. I started thinking after numerous hours of checking powers and grounds,something was shorting out the 5 volt reference so I started disconnecting connectors and when I removed the egr/pfe sensor...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTD15Y65L
The truck is fixed.. Thanks to Mark,Jake & Jerry for their ideas but Victor hit it on the head with a vacuum leak at #1 intake runner.When I read Victor's reply I looked down very closely at the gasket & it looked new. Called up the customer to ask again if an...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
thanks for the replies, I did check the pcv system, and my minimum air rate, I also saw a post about plugging the throttle plate holes per a ford tsb, but that didn't help. so I just kept watching my Idle rev up as soon as I cracked the throttle plates. rememb... Trouble codes: P1506.
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FLADP2323
thank you for all your replies.the vehicle is not at the shop.we ordered the imrs bushings.the diaphrams in both imrs solenoids are ok.the levers & shafts are not binding.thanks again for all your help. Trouble codes: P1516.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L tcc lockup VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Thanks to all that replied. A remaned unit was put into the vehicle and that seemed to reair the problem. Even at 30% duty cycle there is no surge. Don't know why three different converters didn't fix the problem, must have beem a problem in the unit it's self...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L fuse 30 VIN: 1FAFP6637W
Well I fixed the ford. The problem with the car was that if you look at the wiring diagram it showed four major areas where the problem could be. I chose to look at the most simplest which was the gear shifter in the car. When this was put into gear it would p...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W81
Thanks to everyone who responded. I guess my 49 year old eyes are not what they used to be. Majority of responses were wheel speed sensor. I went back next am and done a visual inspection of the rear wheel sensors and found the left one to be cracked around th...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 2-3 Upshift VIN: 1FMZU63E02
I Tightened Up the Band One Turn, Shift Feel Improved Greatly. Customer Said that It felt Good Enough To Them.
1962 Lincoln continental 400CID A/C Door locks VIN: 2Y82H42057
I really want to thank all the techs who looked for and found diagrams for this Vehicle. It is great to see the response and effort put out for perfect strangers in here. I want to personally thank Mike from Pensylvania for his time and effort. Do not hesitate...
1986 Mercury Cougar 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP9233G
Thanks , Tried redoing the idle stategy but still dies so started throwing parts at it replaced the ignition module and would not die, now I'm waiting to hear back from the customer. Its only been gone 3 days.
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