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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X6S
Ford EGR Gurus, Hope I can get your input on this problem vehicle. Vehicle has failed the CA smog test due to MIL on and high NOX emissions. Verified EGR code P1401 - Hence, EGR has been disabled by ECU. Performed the troubletree Chart procedures and replaced... Trouble codes: P1401
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UZS
95 taurus, 3.0, standard engine. has no drivability issues, intermittant ses light,332 code. have checked pfe, when grounding with test light to ground, pfe signal drops to 1 volt, from 3.6 at idle, valve has 2" vacuum at this time. has 5 " vacuum at valve ... Trouble codes: 558 (vacum regulator circuit error), 332 (egr low flow)
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X6T
posting for another tech in shop. fuel trim long term for bank 1 is at -18% clened injectors went to -8% drove car about 30 miles went back to -15%. fuel pressure map sensor baro sensor mass airflow all look good plugs were replaced about 50,000 miles ago. A u... Trouble codes: P0172
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Clunk VIN: 1FMCU22X4T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one in advance. We have this Explorer in and the customer states that after taking off after vehicle has been sitting and you put the brakes on, you get one clunk/pop from the front of the vehicle. We have found t...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L interior lights VIN: 1FAFP33G21
i have this t- bird that came in with the interior lights inop. I found the 10 amp fuse blown in the primary fuse block. i put another in and drove and it did not blow. then when pulling into stall it blew. installed 10 amp breaker and it would blow when i let...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L #13 - Brake light fuse VIN: 1FMEU17L8V
This customer has the fuse blowing to the brake lites (very intermitantly). I have checked this circuit, reviewed wiring diagrams, searched the archives, and I can not find any rhyme or reason as to why this fuse blows. I am pretty good at finding shorts for t...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Speedometer off VIN: 1FAFP47V3W
This vehicle is a Mustang Cobra that the customer had 4.10 gears installed elsewhere. The speedometer is now off. I have researched extensively to find how to recalibrate the PCM to the correct ratio. The local Ford dealer could not do it. I have asked around ...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3437Y
This little Focus has an intermittent stall issue. Customer stated that while decelling off of interstate and when turning a corner all of the lights on the dash come on and car dies. Pull over, and it starts right back up. Has been very intermittent. Happened... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTRX18WX1
This vehicle exhibits drivability symptoms surge and hesitation at about 2000 rpms. Cylinder head temp sensor pid is 392 hot or cold tested with vantage readings sugested it should be reading about 140 cold I did double check these are not celceius readings ha...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W42
Vehicle was towed in to us with a no start condition. We found a blown fuse (f2.8) 25a mini fuse . Circuit to power coils & ignition transister. Would blow fuse immediately upon replacement. We unplugged all coils and would still blow fuse. We unplugged pcm & ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Attn!!! diesel techs. I have a F350 super duty with 6.0l diesel that was sent here from a flood shop (ya I know, O' goody). Flood shop work -- Gas tank was removed and drained, fuel lines flushed, filters replaced, oil changed, etc ... Problem is that it will ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
The customer complains of power steering whine. We can hear it, but it is very, very faint and sounds as if a line is grounded out on the body, but there isn't one grounded out. We can feel the hum in the steering rack and it is there at all times. System has ...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L alternator VIN: 1MEFM66L9W
This vehicle was referred to us after having the alternator replaced seven times since new. the dealer replaced the alternator with no other fix four times and refused to warranty after vehicle reached warranty expiry, another shop then replaced the alternator...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Brake VIN: 1FTCR14X7R
Customer has not returned to continue the diagnosis. He called and said that since brake pedal is good and foundation brakes are functioning properly He isn't too conncerned about it for now. He is a regular customer and we do expect him to drop in later. I re...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Factory Alarm VIN: 1FALP53S2T
Many thanks over and over again. Relating to the original message, when this car acts up, I wake up... No more! All thoughts were great (thanks a million to all), and true that my scanner won't tell me anything past alarm event related. Richard (who thought he...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L abs VIN: 1FTEF14H1T
hi techs,yes this was a simple fix.i overlooked the front pads.from the top they looked good,newer raybestos blue,but they were seized tight.1 inner pad wore uneven also.i changed the pads,lubed the slides,machined rotors & all is good.thanx
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17L4X
UNCLE. I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up one this one. The problem is just too intermittent to cooperate with me. Thanks to Ray in Indiana for the help. I continue to get the U1262 code in the HEC when this vehicle acts up but as far as I can tell I don'... Trouble codes: U1262 (Lost Module Communication), U1027 (Engine RPM Missing/Invalid).
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4046X
hi techs, i thought i close this already,but here it is again.this car had a problem with the remote car starter.was under warranty,so it went back to installer..thanx Trouble codes: P0460.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L backfire VIN: 1FMYU03191
Nick, Ford senior master tech said the cause is firing 180 out. The latest pcm calibration and a new cam sensor should be replaced. The cause is on Escapes if the PCM doesn't see the cam sensor after a couple of turns of the engine it will try to start. If it ...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Coolant Gauge VIN: 1MEFM6532X
Nick [...] let me know that there are indeed two senders in the T/Stat housing, but due to some ongoing medical problems I have been having I did not get to see the car to its' completion. The customer has it, and is not concerned with the gauge not woking a...
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