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1966 Ford MUSTANG 289CID clutch VIN: 6F08C38978
Hello Techs Have 1966 Mustang with excessive clutch chatter, customer brought in vehicle after being in another shop. They installed reman clutch vehicle was returned to customer after a short time vehicle developed clutch chatter. They then replaced flywheel ...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W6N
Hi folks,I have here a 92 Crown Vic that runs poorly intermittently.When it runs bad it varies from being a little sluggish to very gutless and customer relates that it seems to occur after hitting a bump in the road,like a railway crossing,and engine will str...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L engine oil pressure VIN: 1FDLF47G6T
This one has our heads scratching. Customer brings in truck with many problems, mainly runs rough and stalls. Exhaust repairs, vacuum hose repairs, and plug wires cured that problem. Now truck runs well and oil pressure is 55-60 PSI at idle but drops to 0 as s...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L air delivery VIN: 1FDEE14L8V
ac works good but when engine accelerates air goes from vent to floor. where is the check valve and reservoir. according to ford parts dept its on top of evaporater by blower fan its not also i looked at 2 other vans (95,01,e350) not there eitheri trace vac li...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1V
i have probe that has a severe hesistation with backfire through intake.i originally found timing belt to be misinstalled but after lining up marks correctly the car runs just as bad.and i have also be unable to adjust ignition timing as i cannot find the spou...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L oil consumption VIN: 1FALP47V9V
Since customer had engine rebuilt less than 5000 miles ago, engine has smoked heavily out of the exhuast. The customer now says it burns up to 1 quart per day. I removed upper intake and found oil pooled up in its base. I have blocked the PCV line off to insur...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L no# 24 maxi fuse
i wasnt sure if anyone has come across this problem. customer pulled truck in by rope this afternoon, stating he dies coming off the highway. he stated he had the cruise control on and the truck just quit. i found no spark and also blown 30 amp #24 fuse (pcm p...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L radio ac VIN: 1FAFP53S5W
customer picked up vehicle and stated radio and ac controls inop - checked today and found that the integrated control module i believe thats what the call it - does not operate at all no lights , nothing - fan is stuck on med speed out defrost on heat . check...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W3X
Recently cleared same codes as owner was in hurry. Returned yesterday with same codes, will bring truck back tomorrow for one day. I have little experience with evap. system and am looking for a direction. Is there a common cause for these two codes always at ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative leak), P0460 (fuel gauge)
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2X
fuel pressure and delivery system all seems fine, Fuel Trim is high enough to keep setting codes for lean on both banks. Fixed all the vac. leaks that I could find. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
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 Focus ZTS 2.0L codes limp mode VIN: 1FAFP3836Y
ok i am thanking in advance for any help. I have a ford focus with a 4F27E transmission. test drove car was erratic shifting, go into limp mode and sometimes skip second all together. so ran for trans codes got P0751, P0732. cleared codes drove again and only ...
1979 Lincoln Versailles 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 9W84F65642
have been fighting this for 2 months. stalling,is rich,makes cat glow. not familiar with vv carbs.
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Radiator VIN: 1MEFM55V8W
Have acquired a new radiator for this vehicle, - but have no information regarding replacement. It looks as if the radiator is actually a part of the doghouse. Can someone tell us the best way to go about it? Thanks.

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP64R4L
Found the problem. It was the cam sensor, as a couple replies suggested. The problem was the internal transister wasn't pulling the signal all the way to ground. I also noticed the amperage for the injectors would double And the pulses would cut in half when i...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XT
Hello fellow technicians. Thanks to everyone that took the time to offer assistance with this Ford Contour. As it turned out, cleaning the Mass Air Flow sensor seems to have solved the code P0171-System to Lean (Bank1). I wanted to be certain this code wasnt g... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP6533V
I have updated the version of this Ford, the car is fix, please look at the updated for this vehicle. Problem was Ford updated version of the flashing program for the PCM.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
I guess we will never find the problem. Cust took car. I did check the valve timing as suggested and it was slightly off. It ran a little better on road test but didn't cure starting problem. The coolant temp sensor checked out good, no drop-outs. I didn't get...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Front Wipers VIN: 2FMDA5146W
Turns out the wiring schematic from Mitchell and the owners manual have the relay location incorrect. The 2 are different from each other and both are wrong. After trying 2 motors, 2 switches and 2 G.E.M. modules I ran a new ground wire, rechecked all connecti...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Vent Temp VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
This vehicle is fixed. Most all replies hit the nail on the head. Some said to pinch off the heater hoses and if the air got cold then the blend door was the problem- and it was. Had to get the case and door from Ford, but that was the repair. Thanks to all th...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L pressure plate VIN: 1FT2X1727Y
Vehicle is done and gone. Apparently the pressure plate is self-adjusting. As I was below bleeding the slave, I could see the disc moving and adjusting as the clutch was applied. Still don't understand it, but I guess just make sure it's all the way back when ...
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L34
hi group all replies were great, everyone hit it on the head, found bank2 sensor1 wiring had been lengthened due to lift kit installed, they used butt connectors to secure wiring, replaced o2 sensor and repositioned harness so harness would not be tight and wa... Trouble codes: P2197.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs module VIN: 1LNHM86S1Y
The abs computer supplies about 11 volts to each sensor individually. The shorted sensor in the right front did ruin the computer. We replaced the right front sensor, then let the two front sensors share the same 11 volt power supply by splicing the power supp...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1MEFM5358W
Well the vechicle is fixed. The problem was it was acting like something was hitting on the back side of the sealand knocking it off the end of the crank. Checked the first time for end play but it was in spec this time checked still in spec but after checking...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L brake pedal VIN: 3MEFM6535Y
Thanks to all who replied. Prayer must have fixed this car! The pedal is high and firm and we did nothing to fix it. It may have been a hung abs valve. I did lecture my techs on the evils of forcing old brake fluid back into the master cylinder/ABS when pressi...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
we had a bad coil on cylinder 4 and a faulty spark plug on the same cylinder.problem gone.thanks to all who responded.
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