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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...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L steering hoses VIN: 1FACP52U4N
Car came in with leaks. Power steering hoses leaking. Quote job, and get ok. Bummer. Looks like a real pain. No info in Mitchell. Talk to friend at dealer, say's to drop right(pass)side of cradle to reach hoses. Well, the hoses run together from pump over tran...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Oil Leak VIN: 2FACP74W2P
Has anyone ever ran across this before? The Bolt on #6 cylinder (exhust manifold)is dripping oil the plugs are dry and no smoke out the tail pipe. #4 and #7 cylinder show sighs of dye on bolts and no other leaks can be found. I have not tore this down yet this...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FARP15J2R
This 1.9 liter engine climes to 3/4 or better, up to about 7/8 swing on the temp gauge. I have changed the gauge sensor, ECT (both located in a steel hose behing themostat housing), flushed and visually inspected the radiator, cleaned debris from between conde...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
This Ford Explorer came in with a non-functional A/C system due to compressor failure. Replaced compressor, accumulator, orifice tube, receiver/drier and low pressure switch. Also, flushed the condensor, evaporator and hoses of the foreign debris from the faul...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42TXS
hey guys, i have a 95 ford mustang with a 5.0 manuel trans.the car acts like its running on 7 cyclenders but i cannot locate the missing cyclender.problem is all the time and in every gear worse at idle. all spark plugs firing and clean all injectors powered...
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...
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 F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTSX30F8X
I've got a 7.3 diesel that on accell will start to "whistle" and lack power as if exhaust restricts temporarily and then will clear up, does this most every time when accelerating,. I don't have much diesel experience, so if someone may be able to guide me as ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E41
Need some help on this one. Truck came in the shop with check engine light on, and a low idle. I cleaned the MAF with no change. The LTfuel trim is -18%, but the STfuel trim is +3%. I also have a small backfire through the intake.The cylinder leak down test wa... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175

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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMBU1456E
Well apparantly thanks to your help I had the understanding of the egr solenoids backwards. I thought the vent solenoid was the egr actuating solenoid, hence working backwards. None of my books clarified this. They showed the dark green wire activating the EGR...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P4V
Well the heater core was leaking on this vehicle. Shawn from cali hit it on the head the gunk got into the connector on drivers side white connector in the console close to fire wall. The 2 o2 wires where right next to a 12v feed and were just nasty. THANKS FO... Trouble codes: P0135.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L #3 cylinder VIN: 1FTNW20L2X
Gentleman, thank you so very much for your time and wonderful information. The majority of the responses leaned toward the insert kit. Due to the mileage, cost and possibility that this vehicle might be going to the auction in January we decided to go with the...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6531X
tank you guys for the help the vtc selenoid fix my problem. we replace the timing belt also , tanks again Trouble codes: P1383.
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W8P
Thanks to all who took time to reply. All of the rplies were pretty much the same. Most said to check all grounds to make sure that one wasn't disturbed durring previous repairs, a couple of them sid to check for bad diodes in the alternater causing a/c ripple...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W0S
I'm sorry for I have not seen the vehicle since the light came back on. I guess the customer thinks I don't know what I'm doing since the light came back on. I received much information that I will try the next time I see a ford thanks for everything. Trouble codes: P0401.
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