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1986 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTDE14N2G
on this van,whenever you engage the left turn signal the cruise control disengages,does not happen with the right signal, and even if you are not touching the steering and carefully push the t/s lever down,as soon as it is pushed the cruise disengages.
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L lifter noise VIN: 1FTCR15T0K
Gentlemen, this ranger came in with severe lifter noise, especially when hot, although it would be somewhat noisy when cold as well. The customer agreed to try a new set of lifters as the engine runs good and the oil pressure was good too. After the new lifter...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L front seal VIN: 1FMDU34X7M
Hi all I have a 91 ford explorer with the front transmission seal leaking, Its been replaced, but still it leaks. Torque converter looks good no wear marks. I've come aross this leak on several other rear wheel drive fords, and never could get them to stop le...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L charge meter on dash VIN: 1FTDF15Y1P
Good day to all of you, A customer towed in his Ford P/U with a frozen alternator and burned belt. Replaced alternator with 65 amp Delco rebuilt and a Goodyear belt. Alternator charges 65 amps and 14.1 volts at aprox. 1800 rpm. with a .003 amp draw with ampe...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74WXS
Customer brough Crown Vic in with CEL/MIL on. Code P0401 was set and PID for DPFE showed no activity with 70%+ command. Checked for vacuum supply to EGR which was OK, and when I supplied vacuum to EGR, there was no engine RPM change. Also, from past experience... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow)
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, very fast idle VIN: 1FMDA31X7S
Hello golden wrenchers: I need some advice / tips to diagnose this ECM. Pin 21 on the B/O box is the ground terminal (inside ECM) for 12v to be pulsed thru the IAC motor. This truck will scream 2000~2500 rpm as long as the IAC plug is plugged into the valve. D...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y7T
This van came in with MIL on and codes P1151 & PO174. We had the PCM reprogrammed as per a TSB for this year and engine combination. The same 2 codes were back within a day. The freeze frame data was 9mph, 65.5% load, 1374 RPM, STB1 -0.7%, LTB1 3.9%, STB2 26.5... Trouble codes: P1151 (O2 Lean), P0174
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14X2W
Hi folks. I have a good customer here with a Ranger that is only getting 12mpg. The truch has been this way since new, and was wondering if there is any tricks or solutions that can increase the MPG. No codes. Truck runs great. He is the second owner of this T...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17246
truck came in with a check engine light & a miss.code po402 excessive egr flow & po304 # 4 cylinder misfire.replace all plugs and plug wire set. customer wanted that done. replace egr valve, it was all carbon up.voltage on dpfe was high, 4.86v all the time. re... Trouble codes: P0402, P0304, P0401
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
Thanks for taking time to check this one out! I don't have alot of information on this car other than it has not acted up on us the two times it has been in. It does not have any codes stored. Customer explains as a severe hesitation to where the vehicle will ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWW36S9X
Hello everyone! This V10 has an engine miss that just will not go away. We have replaced the plugs, cleaned the injectors on our ASNU machine and still it misses. A misfire code on #7 cyl. was stored in the pcm. The injector wave pattern is normal. The #7 cyl....
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
vehicle came in with severe hesitation under heavy acceleration. at idle will stall at times, idle will also go up and down like starving for fuel. under acceleration will misfire and have lack of power. codes in memory were for all shift solenoids in transmis...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L steering VIN: 1FMNU41SXY
Thanks in advance. This one was a bear to duplicate customer complaint. This excursion 4x4 after it is driven a while when you make a right hand turn at idle with no brake you feel a shudder in the steering wheel at about 70% turn to the right. Customer is a s...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU03104
When the car is put in gear the radio turns off. this only happens when the car is running. With the key on and engine off I can change gear positions and the radio stays on. But with the engine running the radio will only work in park or neutral. The only GEM...
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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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3FALP6535T
thanks again for all your help. unfortunatly, my customer declined transmission removal for flywheel inspection. i still believe that a broken flywheel is what we are dealing with. i was hoping to know the window location on flywheel in relation to crankshaft ...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP11J2T
Connector never found. Problem again was ALL 5 pins in DLC were dead. No continuity to anything. No one knew of c2010. Pulled dash and could not find. So, just 5 circuits, so I just rewired them and all is well.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L abs module VIN: IFTHF36FIV
Hi guys and girls this customer is still out and busy with his truck so we don't know if replacing the isolation valve fixed it or not.We will know more in the fall.Thank you very much for your time and have a great day.K.W.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP13P8V
Customer removed vehicle before dignosis was completed. We beleive is was the flex plate, but were't sure and customer refused further repairs. Our next step was to remove the transmission to inspect the flex plate throughly. Thanks For all the replies.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Fuel Tank Fill Tube VIN: 2FAFP74W5W
Well Ford Tachs thanks again for probably the best help in the U.S. The fix was to replace the cannister vent valve. I removed the cannister,put it on the bench, and removed the valve. I then looked in to the hole where air exited the valve and found a spider ... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to Bleed Fuel Tank Vacuum).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FYYR14X4X
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5525Y
we fixed this thing by replacing the fuel pump i guess the feul pump drive module was detecting high current draw from the pump so it was flagging that code (mil). we had to wait about two weeks to make sure the code did not come back. Trouble codes: 1237 (feul pump secondary circuit fault).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L brake bleeding VIN: 1FTNW21P93
thanks to everyone who replied i forgot to mention that this pulsation was happening when i wasn't even moving. the information that you guys gave me about the brake hydro boost being connected with the power steering was right on the money. the power steering...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DV11W7P
Oxygen sensor was the fix for this problem, I got confirmation from the customer today that it also cured his intermittent poor power condition. The vehicle passed emissions after the repair. Most replies said replace the O2 as there has been a lot of driveabi... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor or ckt).
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L coolant system VIN: 1MEFM50U5W
Well its finally fixed its was the radiator after all. It was partly stopped up with rust.We would have tried this sooner but the customer insisted that it was only a few months old and that was not the problem.we ran out on a limb and pulled it for ourselves ...
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