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1965 Ford Fairlane 289CID lights
Wires are burned together wher goes to and thru fire wall.need to see if anyone has wiring diagram for this old beauty.reall is a nice car. thanks in advance,
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F2S
hi tech i have this 7.3l powerstroke it runs great til you hold it wot for 5 to 10 sec. mil comes on with code 1211 & 1280 an it falls on its face. restart it anruns great. i checked fuel press. 30to 60psi checked oil pres. at road speed wot 2200 to 2400 psi. ... Trouble codes: 1280 (icp circuit out of range low), 1211 (icp not controllable pressure above or below desired)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6530T
this car only seems to have a problem at idle and slightly off idle. runs good at rpm. pcm not setting codes checked sensor inputs and all looks good
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Transmission VIN: 3FTHF26H7V
I overhauled carry in trans by request of customer, there was no evidence of any problems on teardown. I installed a complete O/H kit, convertor and solinoid pack. Customer brought entire truck to our shop and stated it was doing same thing. I test drove truck...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Hellow fellow techs.I have this Explorer that has a howling noise through the MAF and inlet bellows.Have performed a base idle check and is good.Happens at idle,hot engine.Found no leaks in inlet bellows.No cracks in MAF or housing.Noise is gone above idle.Any...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi guys, This is my first post, so bear with me. This V-8 Taurus is the first one I'v worked on, I'm begining to hope the last! When I first checked it the only code was P1157, but the car would run decent when first started, then start to run terrible, with b... Trouble codes: P0156 (O/2 Heater circuit B-1 S2), P0161 (O/2 Heater circuit B-2 S-2), P0172 (Sys. rich B1), P0175 (Sys rich B2), P1157 (O/2 22 shows lean)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Howdy, got this 99 power joke that will set the above trouble codes. I have replaced all plugs, pcm with a unit that came preprogrammed, the controller, the shunt, and still sets codes. I have check all the related wiring and can find no problems, I have been ... Trouble codes: P1395 (glow plug monitor fault bank 1), P1396 (glow plug monitor fault bank 2)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
My brother ask me to post this for him. He has a customer that is dissatisfied with the ride of his Expedition. It has the air suspension, light has been on at times by no codes are present. (Test by myself and a dealer, NGS tool). His complaint is the ride is...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP444YF
Hi Ford Techs, Feeling kicked again! I am trying to install a used computer in a mustang for a defective range switch circuit internal to the pcm. The used pcm sees all of the gear selections now, but I am locked out by the theft system. I tried to register th...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L fuel gauge
help!! after the vehicle was repaired,the cust complained the gas gauge did not work properly.our shop did not do the repairs,done out of state.in a nutshell,when key is on,engine running or not,the gas gauge falls steadily to empty within 8 to 12 minutes.i as...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAMFH1087
I have this focus that came in with a rough idle/surging idle. It had 2 of the vacuum lines off of the intake. put them back on re-set kam, same symptom. what is happening is my long term fuel trim is at +18% and my short term is at +33%. long term will not ch...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FTWW33F62
See history. The codes we are now getting are P1501, 221 and 603. Cleared codes and P1501 returned. We have shift error messages on scannner when shifting from park to low. We can force it to go away by applying the brakes. Engagement is not proper either. We ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L No Start
has no fuel pressure! ohmed inertia switch ok! have 11 volts at switch. checked wiring from fpmd to ecm and to inertia switch ok.Tryed to follow diagonostic tree but do not have brake out box. fuel pump works fine when powered up at fpdm.all fuses check good,a... Trouble codes: P1234
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and poor running condition. Pulled codes and found misfire codes on cylinders #1 &3. Tested fuel pressure, injectors & compressions. All were ok. Spark Plugs were worn. We then replaced the plugs and found the coil bo... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM58S5V
What would cause the loss of injector pulse. And why does the fuel rail lose its pressure
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L steering box VIN: 2MEFM74W31
Hello all, I have this Grand Marquis that I have inherited from another tech. Problem is, that when traveling at just about any speed, going into curves or making turns, the steering seems to bind. You have to return the wheel in order to straighten the vehic...

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1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEU15N58
engine had continuos noise engine speed related . thought avlve train.after check rfockers pushrods springs and running with valve covers off still could not tell where niose came from. one member mentioned shorting cylinders so we did this . #4 cylinder was t...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1FDEE14N0L
Good morning! This one is fixed, but with my origional question still unanswered. When I first began to diagnose, I looked at the linkage on the throttle body and could see the cable attached properly, good vacuum to servo, no apparent wiring connectors loose ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
well guys this truck is fixed but the bad part is not sure what it was looks like bad ground. i tryed a new module thinking we had a bad one took for test drive and did the same thing , installed original icm and now truck has been gone for 2weeks so hopefully... Trouble codes: 218 (loss of idm left side).
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FARP15J2R
Thanks to all who took the time and effort to reply! The system worked fine when A/C is on. Fan used to eventually turn on with A/C off but... comes on late. I cleaned all grounds and swapped relays with known good. Replaced the ground from the frame by air fi...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP52U1T
I had three replies on the Taurus. They were to check for a faulty inhibitor switch, make sure it has the correct transmission fluid and additive, and to check for IAC and pulsewidth response when it stalled. I had already checked the switch. It had the correc... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor circuit fault), 1742 (TCC solenoid failed on), 1743 (TCC solenoid failed on).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTJW35F5V
I hooked up the inline vacuum gauge per many recommendations, and found that vacuum was VERY low, (5 in). unless you pinched off the vacuum hose to brake booster, and then there was 28 inches vacuum. I then pulled check valve and used smoke machine to look for...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L fuel in radiator VIN: 3FEKF37F2V
Thank you for all of your help. The problem was the copper inserts underneath the injectors. These 'coppers' seal the water jacket from the injectors. #2 cyl copper was cracked and leaking. Customer requested that we change all of them. We pulled the heads and...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Thanks to all that answered. We removed the water pump and found the corroded impeller had cut a hole through the back of the cover. I was very suprised at the extent of the mixing of the oil in the coolant. Both the coolant and the oil were throughly mixed wi...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L hub locks VIN: 3FTNW2158Y
thanks to the 3 replys they all said about the same . the vacuum hub solinoid (VHS) has b+ going to it the other two wires go to the GEM module and commands one for 2 wheel drive in turn sends about 5 in. of vacuum to the locking hub and will disengage it,the ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Thanks to all that replied. With out a proper scanner to comunicate with the system we told the flood shop that they would have to take the truck to the dealer -- which they did. We found out that motor was actually damaged internally. I want to thank all thos...
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