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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMBU1456E
This truck is a gross polluter. The main problem now is the egr circuit. The egr solenoid ground is controlled by the ecm. The 12 volt pos. is constant.I was getting 12v neg at the egr solenoid at idle and off idle but the ground wasn't strong enough to trigge...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs light on VIN: 1FDKE3OG85
Hello all. Im pulling my hair out over this one. Perhaps some one has seen the same thing. Some times this motor home will set several codes other times sytem is ok and functions normally. Codes are as follows. C1230-Rear Wheel speed input circuit failure. C11...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L convertor lockup VIN: 1FTHX25F7S
the e4od tran was fine until the owner had the oil changed in it now it locks engine down when shifted in reverse or 1ST gear I have checked every valve and spring and valve body and ckecked ford tech manuals and cannot find this problem anywhere was wondering...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Monitors won't reset VIN: 1FTCR14A0T
I have been involved with this vehicle somewhat for two months. The owner is trying to pass OBD emissions and failed because of not being ready to test.O2, O2 heater, evap and cat monitors not reset. When the previous unknown repairs were done, the codes were ...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L keyless entry, anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU32PXT
Hi all, after battery replacement (note: sat over night waiting for battery)the OE keyless entry and OE anti-theft stopped working. Systems worked prior to battery replacement. Followed Alldata reprogramming-tried customers access code, tried temporary access ...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XV
engine sounds like a deisel motor, noise goes away when throttle is pressed down . only seems to have the noise when at idle or on decel. noise is hard to explain ,but sorta sounds like a timing belt slapping sound.the noise seems to be coming from the upper l...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6242V
On this 3.8 i have what appears to be 4 dead o2s. on the mastertech i show 0 volts across the board. loop status is "ol fault" all fuel trims are 0. scoped all o2s and they are actually pulling lean. when a shot of propane is introduced they respond. but other... Trouble codes: P0136, P0156, P1131, P1151, P0720, P1500
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L fuel in radiator VIN: 3FEKF37F2V
I need some help please. Good customer brings truck in a few weeks ago with bad oil leak coming from large galley plugs at rear of head. Replaced both rear plugs, one on each head. I noticed some diesel fuel smell in radiator at this time. Since then it has go...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2MECM74W8N
Disconnected battery to replace starter. Also replaced spark plugs, for routine service. Replaced EGR back pressure sensor due to mil on and code 327 set. While replacing starter, also replaced core plug behind starter(seeping), and informed customer of additi...

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1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA41X9P
Well I don't know if you could call it a fix. I gave the customer the option of more diagnostic time or plugging the hole in the throttle plate. He wanted to plug the hole this brought the idle down to normal.
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP6534T
Looks like being fussy about the baro reading was a good thing. I just called Customer and vehicle is running fine. The MAF was apparently bad which was indicated by the incorrect Baro reading. I did learn something from Rob [...] who said, 'it will change onl...
1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.0L door locks VIN: 2FMZA5167W
I got a lot of replies almost all said it was a door switch two said to lube up latches and it might loosen up the switch so what I did was to lube up the drivers door switch that way I felt I could do one switch at a time for a couple days and narow down witc...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X6X
After hours of checking i have found that it is getting coolant in cylinder not that much but enough to cause misfire, thanks to all for the help Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE ALWAYS VIN: 1LNLM9743L
Heres one for the books, just pays to use oem parts to save alot of head aches. The fix for this one was to turn the napa part around 180 degrees so the control solinoid is facing rear and not front like the oe part. The old iac was bad but ohmed out fine per ... Trouble codes: 12 (High idle), 96 (could not find definition on this code).
2000 Lincoln town car 4.6L rear electrical power system VIN: 1F1FM81W6Y
Cust declined additional repairs,did call me back to report that he had added a second alt to system and was not having any problems,also ac system in rear had a stuck expansion valve
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1WORD
Finally find the gremlin in this van. I thank the few people out there that offered an idea or two (none of them contained the fix, but they did help me question the validity of my own diagnostic procedure...thanks again guys). Here was the problem and the f...
1929 Other Ford coupe 8.0L rear pinion
I had to find an older tool called knocker wich was designed to pull this flange. I then cut new leather packings and used the 600 weight oil that it called for. Thanks for the help all.
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