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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Front Fuel Tank inop VIN: 1FDEE14N5K
On this Van, the rear fuel tank will run the vehicle fine. But when the front tank is switched on the vehicle will run and drive for about a mile before the engine stalls and won't restart...unless switched back to the rear tank. I really don't know how the sw...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A4N
hi hopefully this one can jog someones memory. i have a ranger with a 2.3. we have no voltage at the eec relay or the fuel pump relay at the red wire that is common with both relays, injectors, vpwr etc. i know it is something simple but i seem to be stumped. ...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FACP45E2P
this car has servere lean backfire & hesitation,especialy when cold.un plug m.a.f.and hesitation/backfire goes away. replacing m.a.f. sensor did not cure cond.i have a solid 12 volts to "a" term,good ground on "b" term,5.43 volts on "c" wire with harness dissc...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S21
need some help on this one. this thing has an engine miss on #2 cylinder with the check engine light on. we replaced plugs& wires all origanal. car did fine for a few minutes then started missing again. checked and no spark out of coil. replaced the coil and d...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0V
code has stayed away for up to 6 weeks, cant condemn any sensors, as none fail in shop, car is in extremely dusty conditions . Is there any sensor problems, or any that will stick in dusty conditions Trouble codes: 1450 (unable to bleed up fuel tank)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L font axle VIN: 1FMRU1862X
hello, fellow techs. I have a 99 Ford Expedition XLT with all wheel 4x4, basically there is no 2 wheel position. The problem with this vehicle is no matter which way you turn the wheel it wants to grab or pull. also, if you go all the way to a full turn(forwar...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
hello! Car ran bad for customer and set p0402. I cleaned out the egr valve & noticed afterward upon checking vacuum that egr vacuum jumps to about 3 inches at about 2000 rpm. If you feather the throttle around this rpm, the vacuum shuts off and then back on. I... Trouble codes: P0402
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Hi Techs, We have this 3.0 vin U here with coolant in the oil and oil in the coolant. When you pressure test the cooling system you can hear water running into the engine. We removed the intake manifold and everything looks great. I am leaning towards the fr...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L hub locks VIN: 3FTNW2158Y
i replaced trans about a month ago cust. complained no 4x4 so i took a quik look at evry thing was pluged back in.and found no vac. to the sterring knuckle . cust. said ok bring back later . i looked at it today i just removed the locking hub and the bering hu...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V3S
Working on a 1995 Mack VIII auto suspension. The front end will drop all the way down after sitting over night but the back will stay up. If I unplug the front solenoids and let sit over night it will not drop. System checks OK when you turn the ignition on th...

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1973 Ford Mustang 5.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 3F01F11044
Thanks to all who took time & helped with replies! Carl & I said it's possible to have a bad ignition switch! Yes that is what I found! On the back of the ignition switch there is a ground wire that is soldered to it! I just solder the connection = works fine!...
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L mis-shift VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
The problem with the vehicle falling out of 4th gear may or may or may not be fixed. After reading all of the recommendations from the iatn folks out there, we decided to start with a complete trans service including mercon v synthetic fluid. If the problem pe...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
First of all, thank you for all the helpful replies. Turned out the coolant was not cooling the engine down properly. This caused overheating and the ECM will shut off the A/C compressor to reduce load. We flushed the cooling system and replaced the anti-f...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74WXS
Thanks for the replies below. These guys were right on the money and gave me the information that I was looking for. Thanks also to anyone that replied after I wrote this. Subject: Re: Ford-Drive-OBD2: 95 Ford Crown Victoria, MIL Richard...there is an 'E' sh... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L hot ,goes into rev. but won't move VIN: 1FTHE24H5T
We want to Thank J. [...] for his input for the fix for this vehicle.The problem with this E4OD Transmission was the Factory Ford Trans cooler and inline filter.This Ford would run and shift fine for the First hour, before the problem would occur. The Ford cool...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Thanks for the help everyone. I was told I should reset the parameters in the cluster module, and I did that, but it still would not crank. I was only using 1 key, so I went and had another key mad and after that it would now crank, but would not fire up. You ... Trouble codes: P1260.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE40F3X
Hello and thanks to everyone who replied, The repair on this bus was what alot of you sugested and what John [...] calls ' Green Death '. The Injector control unit on the inner left fender was a mess. I wish I hadden't read other fixes before asking for som... 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 valve train VIN: 1FAHP53U21
This is SO COOL!!! 34 replies and almost all right to the point. The problem was the cam sensor syncronizer ass'y. This is basicaly a sawed off distributor hidden just behind the stat housing under the wiring harnes. It has the cam sensor mounted to it, and it...
2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Digital Odometer VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
The problem was a cut wire (blk/wht) circuit 88 which is the ignition feed to pin 23 of the ABS module from an 8 pin connector that is located on the left fender well the connector has a jumper plug that supplies Ignition voltage by jumping pin 1 to pin 5 of t...
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