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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU04141
Vehicle came in with complaint of A/C not cooling. What we found is that if your idling the A/C cools down to 40 degrees, but when you start to drive it it goes up over 55-60 degrees. After watching scan data while driving we see the clutchSw turns off almost ...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM9740R
This car runs fine but the check engine light comes on. Most of the time it is in memory but will pop up in a KOER test, too. The code is 212 loss of IDM (Ignition Diagnostic Monitor) input to the powertrain control module. I checked the fix database here and ... Trouble codes: 212 (loss of IDM Ignition Diagnostic Monitor input to the powertrain control module)
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6536Y
car was towed in with no start. cusromer stated while she was driving check engine lite came on,then car quit running. crank normal, good fuel pressure , good spark, but won`t start. there is no code either!NO ALARM SYSTEM. thanks to all in advance. matt

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L erratic shifting VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thank you to everyone who offered help. The vehicle inquestion was driven about 400 test miles, and never faultedagain. I feel the most likely cause of this verytroublesome intermittant condition was that a small bit ofdebris had somehow got into the valve bod...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP45XXT
A Big thank you to all you Ford mechanics,you were all spot on in one way or another with your suggestion`s. I tested for manifold vac. leaks using a propane pipe and found nothing so I cleand the throttle housing it had some hard deposits behind the butterfly...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMCU24E2V
thanks to a diagnostic chart forewarded by brian [...],i was able to narrow it down to the shift motor/speed sensors assy. installed a used unit with low miles and after a week and an out of town trip everthings working great so im calling it a done deal. i sur...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FMZU35P4X
Well this one is fixed. We removed the intake plenum to check the harness from sender to the back of the engine. Harness comes around the back of the engine and Y's up to a bulkhead fitting mounted on the firewall. Where the Y begins it is pulled tight against...
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