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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1FDEE14N0L
Cruise is inop. Removed the switch set from the steering wheel and tested per Alldata. All switches test good. However, can't get good ground from steering wheel hub to column. Wiring diagram shows 3 slip rings, one for power in, one for signal to cruise ampli...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.8L Cuts out, only for a second VIN: 1FBJS31H4L
When I first got the van, I road-tested it. One time, for a second, everything turned off and turned right back on. I thought it was electrical. I replaced the ignition module. (In the computer, there was even a code for this.) I drove it again, never could ge...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X7R
this ranger refuses to start intermitently when it will not start the eec relay is energizing the fuel pump relay i also checked power to edis module and to coil pack and also ecm i tested crank sensor with my vantage the wave form didnt look right just lazy w...
1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP5213S
vehicle came in with a stalling condition on cold start,after doing the basic checks ignition, timing and fuel. I found that the fuel pressure would drop off after any key start 8 seconds after the key is turned to the start position. If you turn the key to th... Trouble codes: 524 (bat to pcm circuit fault)
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP42X9T
Hello all, this is my personal car, so i don't really ever have any time to fix it, but this is what happens. It will misfire most of the time, I have never had a check engine light, but then again, it does not have a misfire monitor. I have replaced the wires...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P4V
Customer wanted me to ck out make sure the exhaust wasnt plugged up other shoptold her it probably was. Exhaust wasnt plugged, Found code P0135 sensor 1 heater circuit problem. Also the radiator fan will sometimes run till the battery dies. found tsb to replac... Trouble codes: P0135
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTJW35F5V
Need some Ford experienced help and input. Vehicle came in 116,000 miles ago as dealer had recommended front brake job to customer. We found pads to be very thin, boots pulled from caliper pistons and pistons exposed, pistons very dirty & pitted. (Brake fluid ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Timing/Fuel VIN: 1FAFP53S4X
I am not the tech on this one , but trying to get any suggestions before our time is up on this.Vehicle drove in running fine but did have Timing Chain noise , it was sold at 12 hr and all parts , tech installed everything no start, sounded out of time.Yep pul...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE40F3X
Hello techs, I need some assistance with this one. This bus came in on a hook after the driver stated it was running fine than instantly lost power and would hardley idle. After doing some preliminary testing I found all four cyl. on the left side dead. My fir... Trouble codes: P0476 (KOER Exaust Pressure Control Valve), P0266 (Functional test Cyl. 2 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0272 (Functional test Cyl. 4 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0278 (Functional test Cyl. 6 Cyl. ballance Fault), P0284 (Functional test Cyl. 8 Cyl. ballance Fault), P1294 (Inj Buz Test High side open Bank 2)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP532X1
We have a fleet of 16 of these units. This one is the only one at this time that keeps turning on the check engine light w/code p0460. We had one other unit turn it on w/this code, with 1 year of time between occurances. Performed pinpoint tests, HX76, HX78, a... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor a circuit fault)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E02
Thanks in advance, I,m working on a 2002 explorer with a p0401 code. egr flow. i am using a generic obd11 scanner that doesn,t show dpfe voltage . I tested the wires at the dpfe. I have 5 volts reference (BN/wh) WIRE. I have ground on the (GY/RD) wire . Now th... Trouble codes: P0410
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W4S
Hello all and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. My car is a 1995 town car, that came in with an intermittent stalling problem, and setting a code 1359- spout circuit. we replace the ignition module and cured the stalling but not the code. the cust... Trouble codes: 1359 (spout circuit)
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L sensors VIN: 1MELM65L1T
vehicle came into our shop gauge was reading past 3/4's about the a l in normal,gauge sticks there,does not fluctuate,scannner says 236 degrees farenheit,fans on constant,using a heat gun in and around the t-stat and sensor area the highest reading we get is 2...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FACP74F8L
the emission routing diagram that solved the problems.thank you guys! respectfully yours, ernesto d. [...]
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDKE37MXN
Thanks everyone for the tips on the 92 econoline van,with the consistant code 29,speed sensor code.Yes this vehicle has the vehicle speed sensor in the rear diff.What I found was when using the vantage in the component tests for the rabs sensor in the freq. mo...
1992 Ford e2500 300CID C6 transmission VIN: N/A
Thanks people,it was the o ring inside the forward clutch.It fell apart when I tried to take it out..
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L front wheels 4x4 VIN: 1FMEU15H9P
Thanks, for all the help. As almost all said I have bad automatic hubs. Did all the tset some of you suggested to find that out.I am purchasing a set of manual locking hubs that should correct the problem. Thanks, again.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X2Y
thanks for the info but customer is in hospital. i will update once car returns
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNLM82W7T
The fix was found after borrowing the factory manuals. After testing all componets with pin point test found a bad evo suspension module. Replaced module vehicle drivsee corectly. Thanks too the three replys. The system is bascily like gms except gm does not h...
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