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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
we have a 1993 ford ranger that came in the shop that had started on fire. the fire originated at the icm at pins 7,8,and 9 and distoyed that conector. i replaced the icm and the pigtail with pins 7-12 on it. after that the ranger would only start about four o... Trouble codes: 218 (loss of idm left side)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP6534T
customers complaint is stalling while cruising and hesitation on acceleration. I have not confirmed the stall but have confirmed the hesitation. If I bring the car off idle up to about 1000 rpm in park I can get the car to surge. It felt as though the EGR was ...
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNJLT05H6V
Hi Ford Guru's I have this Aspire that just idles smoothly in or out of gear. However when you apply the accellerator It wants to cut up and die. No CEL or codes stored. Exaust is not plugged. If you accelerate very slowly it will pick up and shift up, but giv...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 1FAFP53S3W
Car came in on the hook with seized A/C compressor. I replaced it with a low milage used unit that had worked in the car it came out of. I charged the system and sent the customer on his way. a week after the replacement the customer returned with the serpenti...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio, starter VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
Have an intermittant problem with starting the vehicle after vehicle is warm. After driving, on hot restart engine does not crank over and the radio will not come on. ALL other accesaries work normal. Battery voltage is good and I can jump the starter at the s...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FMZU35P4X
Need some help with this one guy's. Vehicle came in with complaint of temp gauge out of range at times.We verified condition on road test by normal driving and going over bumps. Gauge would all of the sudden go al the way past hot and check gauges light would ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery VIN: W9YX151536
vehicle electrical system has a parasitic drain on the battery. When an amp meter is installed between the negative battery post and negative cable the draw is 230ma.. The lighting control module is not timing out. We have tryed replaceing the module with a NE...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM6240T
Hi, This car has what seems like a brake pull to the left. Steering wheel will jerk hard left during brake application. Routine brake service consisting of Wagner loaded calibers, brake hoses and machining rotors was performed. Problem still present. Rotors...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOV
Greetings,hoping for some ideas.Have a vehilcle that sets mentioned codes.Upon testing I find I have system voltage to all O2 heaters,and ground to all but bank2 sensor1.Voltage drop from sensor to ecm tests good.Not sure how to determine what could be keeping... Trouble codes: 0135 (o2 heater b1s1), 0141 (02 heater b1s2), 0155 (o2 heater b2s1), 0161 (o2 heater b2s2)

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1992 Ford fleetwood mh 460CID destroying catalyst VIN: 716HN30472
To all,First of all a big THANK YOU toGerry [...].We corrected the problem's with this coach and it was delivered today.We ended up talking to ford tech service and this put the icing on ...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L intermittent shift problem
Thanks for the input. The hydraulics appear to be the culprit. 'Pumping' the pedal does appear to correct problem. It is so intermittent and only in the morning that it was hard to do much diagnosing. Now the next step is getting the customer excited about the...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26K6R
Again thank you all for your help, its fixed. The adjustment that i found on iatn is correct, setting the fipl to 1.25 volts helped with the shiting and not the cause of the code returning at this point, the problem i was having was during the koeo test the co... Trouble codes: 23 (tps out of range/fipl).
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L epc pressure VIN: 3FALP65315
We sent the vehicle back to the trans shop again and they pulled the trans and said they could not find the problem. They then installed another trans and the prolem is fixed. I had two responses for the pressure regulator vale bore worn out. This is a good po...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
due to weather in NJ still very bad. i haven't put the iac motor in yet. but after i clean it. i haven't hear from him yet. hopfully this will fix it thanks for many who took time and read my post.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
for some reason i had 2 post open. how did it happened? i dunno. thanks again for reading.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine Timing VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Hello fellow techs.Thanks for the great help that you guys have given. Suprisingly the valves on this engine were not damaged.It is a interferance engine but is seems that even though the guides & tensinor were badly broken the valves were not CRUSHED.I conclu...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Blend door VIN: 1FAHP56SX1
Thanks for the help on this vehicle. It seems that the secondary blend door has been a problem on these vehicles. Most of the replies that I recieved confirmed my thoughts on this. Some mentioned the motor that operates the blend doors, however it was mot the ...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4FSYU081X1
Well I only recieved one reply to my email address but now that I am ready to close it I see there were actually 14 replies. For some reason 13 did not make it to my email address, they would have been helpfull. Maybe a problem on my side. I have already clean...
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