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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L pinging VIN: 1FTEF14N2L
this truck came in with a melted #8 piston caused from pinging so we replaced the engine. and found that the egr solonoid was shorted and there was no signal from the computer so we also replaced the computer. after replacing those two parts checked system to ...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMHE31G7N
I replaced the PFE sensor, cleaned the throttle body, and the Idle bypass valve. I then cleared the codes and road tested. The only code that came back was a 42 which shows a rich mixture. The original problem was a rough idle with black smoke coming from tail... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR or PFE sensor below range), 41 (HEGO lean mixture or slow switching), 62 (Excessive convertor clutch slippage)
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B3P
Car overheated when water pump belt broke. No evidence of heat damage. Engine bucks or misses under acceleration when hot and doesn't idle well. Don't have an adapter to fit ALDL. Have replaced distributor with a new Mazda unit, and checked compression, plugs,...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FASP14J2S
Under moderate to hard acceleration this car will misfire just like it has a spark plug, wire or coil breaking down.Problem was intermittant 500 miles ago but now is acting up all the time under accel. I have checked compression-OK,pulled injectors and checked... Trouble codes: 213 (Spout - Sets intermittantlyKOER)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L gauge VIN: 1FDEWS4482
this vehicle came in with an overheating problem. I notice that the gage read hot but did not seen to overheating. I check the temp sensor from ecm and reads normal. I left the vehicle idling still the cooling fan went on. This vehicle is not overheating but t...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDLF47F5V
truck was running fine, customer turned engine off, let set for about 5 minutes, went to start hard to start, when finally starter sounds just like rod knocking, no power, hard to start. Trouble codes: P1111 (system pass 49 state), P0196 (engine oil temp sensor circuit), P0476 (exhaust press control valve perfom), P0603 (inter. control mod kam error), P0470 (exhaust back pressure sen cir malf), P1293 (high side open bank 1 right)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6632W
This wonderful beautiful Contour is a family owned vehicle...(my uncle in law), so you know what that means. This vehicle came to me 1.5 years ago with a timing belt that walked foward and disintigrated. We replaced the belt with all idlers and tensioner. Afte...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630X
hi techs i have a problem with this contour has cam sensor codes scoped cam sensor was bad replaced cam sensor,still have codes car runs bad unpluged cam sensor car runs ok ,i do not beleve timing jumped,ck. crank sensor ok,im not sure ware to go next,taken va... Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (variable cam timing)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MEFM53S8W
Car came in on hook - transmission would not move in forward or reverse. Pulled and rebuilt - convertor splines were stripped. Road test and returned to customer. Returned within a week complaining about transmission not moving when first put in gear. Tested a...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear main brg. seal VIN: 1FMZU62XXY
Cannot get the rear main brg. seal to quit leaking. The local Ford dealership cannot give me any info on the problem and nobody else has run into this.The oil pan has been throughly checked out and also the crankshaft. The rear seal has been installed using th...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Cruise Control VIN: 6MPCT01Z3M
Guys, I'm hoping one of you might have access to a factory manual for the dealer installed cruise control for this car. The only information I have access to is for the factory installed unit and it is quite different. I've checked the obvious, power & groun...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MCLM62W7R
This cougar keeps resetting code P1505 after 200 miles or so. AllData information focuses on the air induction system, IAC, PCV, throttle body and vacuum leaks. I pulled the throttle body and lower air horn and cleaned the EGR, throttle body and IAC passages t... Trouble codes: P1505 (IAC has exceeded adaptive clip limits)

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1989 Ford F700 .0L electric motor VIN: 1FDNK74P1M
Thanks again for the 12 replies and 1 phone call. System consists of a flow switch(located on top of the hydro boost unit-extremely common failure and not expensive), a relay that likes to stick(bolted to side of hydro boost-available at Napa, just give them...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
Hi guys, I did get this car running, after the distributor and PCM replacement I now had spark, I had checked the timing belt and it was tight and in good shape, but I checked the timing by the book and it had jumped, my best theory is that when the dist. puke... Trouble codes: 111 (System pass).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L speedometer noise
it turned out to be a nother bad head , got a new one and it fixed the problem
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1131W
Customer came back last wednesday i started checking the fuses, up behind the dash i found a little fuse bock with 3 fuses in it the EFI fuse was not making a good connection, one of the terminals in the box looked like some one may have put a power supply wir... Trouble codes: P1451, P0135 (heater cir. o2 sensor B1S1).
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
we had the customer call the dealer as per a couple replys talking about tsbs on the valve cover waiting to hear back from customer
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L turn signal flasher VIN: 1FDXF47F12
Installed new turn signal switch and everything working fine, no more buzzing. Thanks to all for the help.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MEFM6535X
Well, the customer decided to dolly the vehicle back to their hometown and have a relative who is a Ford tech look into it, some said tensioner problem, some said crank end play problem, I have not heard from them and do not know what the fix is or was. Thanks
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