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1973 Ford Mustang 5.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 3F01F11044
Temp light on dash does not come on! It will if I ground the wire @ sensor! I don't have any wiring diagrams for this circuit - if any one does, please fax to [...] thanks! Is it possible to have a bad ignition switch = not grounding this wire on start ...
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L lacks power VIN: 1FTHF26H5K
This truck was presented to me after being in other shops without having found the problem. It lacks power cruising especially with the AC on. The engine was recently overhauled but the problems existed prior to the overhaul. Ignition patterns are good but do ... Trouble codes: 41 (lean condition)
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6536T
Hi there Ford Techs. We have this Contour that will exhibit a very low idle when first started in the am. If it is wet out chances are it will die at least once, up to 4 times before continuing to run. The PCM shows it is trying to raise the idle, but the idle...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Group, customer towed in 97 Ford Explorer 4.0 L. SOHC 4x4, stating that mil. flickers off and on. Noted that when KOEO that mil will illuminate and then starts flickering and at the same time the injectors and solenoids in the trans. start clicking randomly. T...
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4043V
3.8 liter Mustang. Repetitively sets P0340. Upon first visit, MIL illuminated and code stored. Checked CMP signal with a lab scope and it was "trashy", ie; the square wave was not square... It stairstepped up at a 45 degree angle. Replaced the CMP with an OE ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor malfunction)
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L abs VIN: 2FTRX08W8X
This veheicle was parked for two years and the gas pump went to sleep.That is corrected and the problem now is the ABS light is on and it wont select 4WD. I scanned the system, it has code C1230- Rrwheel speed input circuit failure. On the scanner all wheel se...
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1999 Ford F53 motorhom 6.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3FCNF53S6X
Hello, Cruise inop on this class A motorhome. It has no SRS. Going through tests from Mitchell find cable good, battery voltage at terminal 7 of actuator which is ok. Ground at terminal 10 is good, no voltage at terminal 4 indicating brake pedal position switc...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L R.R. park & tag lights VIN: 2FMZA514XX
All other lights work except right rear park light & tag lights. I have 2 hard codes in REM-b2524-licence lamp circuit shorted & b2566- right tail lamp circuit shorted. The bulbs have 12v but no ground. The grounds come from the REM (rear electronic module) Wh...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Hello I have 99 windstar that had a bad cluster, and I am trying to install a used unit, and I am having difficulty with programing the key. I have a star tester and have tried to reprogram the key with no success. I have downloaded the imformation from the o... Trouble codes: P1260
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FTRX18LX2
Hi guys, I need help. This truck is making a rhythmic howling noise from the front end. The noise is most noticeable at 25-35 MPH, but happens at all speeds. At 30 Mph the noise goes away on a right turn and gets worse on a left turn , but is always there at h...
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2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Digital Odometer VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
Vehicle has problem with digital odometer display and message center digital display.When ignition is first turned on the displays do the segment check and all segments light giving 8's,then the mileage will quickly pop up for less than a second I had to cycle...
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L hydraulic system VIN: 1FTJS34H5N
Thanks to all who were kind enough to reply to my request. Most of you had experinced the problem and provided good information about the fix. The fix was to replace the original master cylinder with a larger bore unit. The one I got was from NAPA which is R...
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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L steering hoses VIN: 1FACP52U4N
THANKS!!! I received alot(20)of responses and the general consensus is this job is a PITA. You can reach the line fittings with a 18mm crows foot. The real job is feeding the lines out and back in. Like they say, if you remove enough you'll get out what you wa...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
From what responses sent, I can tell the DPFE sensor helps generate this code. The customer has not returned as of this reply and I should close out this case within the guide lines provided. I will update if customer returns. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 172 (Bank 1 Oxtgen Sensor Not Switching).
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Helpfull people : I have no fix for this vehicle as yet, because the person never brought the vehicle back in for any more testing. Theres not a thing I can do about that. I waited a long time hopeing they would return but I must close this post for the time b... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power steering gear VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
installed updated high pressure hose from ford, flushed system with atf and noise so far is gone. when i looked at the truck a year ago i did find a tsb in alldata about the updated hose, but it did not have the same problem as the tsb diecribed. now i can't e...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
tHANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL WHOM TOOK TIME TO READ AND RESPOND. uNFORTUNATLY MY CUSTOMERS PATIENCE OR LACK THERE OF RAN OUT AND WE WERE UNABLE TO CONTINUE TESTING. MY CUSTOMER HOWEVER IS VERY UNDERSTANDING IN THESE INTERMITTANT SITUATIONS AS HE WORKS IN THE COMPUTE...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L ABS, Red Brake lamp VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
The vehicle has not been returned for followup diagnosis. Only received 5 replies - suggestions were: make sure ground connections were good, 2 suggested replacing the ABS module, check the parking brake switch, & check power source to module. The customer is ...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Electric door locks VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Of the five replies received two mentioned the high failure rate of the door lock actuators and suggested replacing all of them. One asked if a remote starter had been installed. Another suggested checking the GEM module for water intrusion. One asked if the '...
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU03104
Well seems this system isn't quite the same as the Taurus. We put in the MLPS (neutral switch) with no change. We removed the start signal wire from the radio and it works fine. We feel the problem is in the radio but the customer doesn't want to spend the mon...
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