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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L clutch VIN: 1FABP28M4G
Good morning group. I have an 86 mustang 5 speed that came in from a friend because the auto clutch adjuster on the top of the clutch petal was stripped. We replace the auto adjuster and found out why it had stripped. We could not push in the petal. We removed...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6048J
Hi everyone I got this 88 thunderbird that cut off on the customer while driving and never started again. I first checked the basics spark was good, no fuel pressure, relay is good. It is not getting a ground source from the PCM(t/LG pin 22) to activate the pu...
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...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEX14N4P
Temp guage is irratic, goes up and down, mostly in the normal zone but sometimes a little above normal. ECT also goes up and down from, about 179 to 205 degrees. Doesnt matter load on engine. We have installed a factory t-stat (used Airlift vacuum tool to inst...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L axle shaft VIN: KNJLTO7H4R
Installing another set of aftermarket axles in this car. The right hand axle is the same length as the one that came out, but requires prying the engine over in order to fit the ball joint,resulting in a fit that is too tight and causes a vibration. I suspect ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Car stalled at 50 mph accelerating. Only code is cmp CMP is bad- hard failure now. Car will run with bad cmp (good power and ground, steady 12-14 volts on signal wire) Oddball cmp- $440 for part alone. (built together sensor and sycnchronizer) Customers are s... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id circuit)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
vehicle runs great. came in w/ ses on code po433. drive & scan w/ mastertech. %purge very erratic. sometimes goes to 100% on hard acceleration, sometime remains at o %. in between very erratic & unpredictable. do not follow expected load and throtle settings. ... Trouble codes: P0433
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, hardly runs VIN: 1FALP6534T
Engine is acting like ign timing is retarded. Used timing light to compare spark timing to 95 contour that was in the shop briefly, spark is occuring late compared to the test vehicle. I've read about possible broken flexplates and numerous wiring problems. Wo...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FT2F1720W
This truck came in with codes P0171 and P0174 Too lean bank #1 & 2. I checked the waveform on the oxygen sensors and found that the front sensors were very noisy. I pulled five gas readings and all the readings were normal and the air to fuel ratio is perfect ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank 1), P0174 (Too lean bank 2)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
This ones got me 99 ranger 4.0L OHV 5 spd 4x4 180k Has misfire #1 cyl only. on cold start up will stop misfire when rpms raised to 2800 or so like its cleared out whatever is causing the misfire I have pulled plug out does not look wet or different from the re... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Anti Theft Flashes VIN: 1FTRW07W11
This vehicle was towed in with a no start problem. I noted that the Anti Theft lamp was also flashing. I connected the NGS and attempted to retrieve DTC's, but there was no response from the PCM but was from the HEC. After performing Fords PPT's, I replaced th... Trouble codes: B2139 (Data Mismatch RCVD DATA), U1147 (SCP Vehicle Security Data INV/Missing), U1262 (scp bus fault), U1262 (scp bus fault), B2141 (NVM Config Failure), B1318 (Bat Low Volt)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L front end
At first vehicle pulled left very hard when braking at any speed. We replaced calipers and hoses on both sides on front and problem continued. Customer had vehicle @ Ford dealership for other service and they told him it was an alignment problem and set alignm...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs light /brake light VIN: 1FM2V63E42
this was so simple till we information in mitchell on demand 5 .request to mitchell for information resulted in several pages faxed .wrong wiring schematic.visit to friend all data wrong wiring schematic.this 02 has no traction controll but a 47 pin...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Start Reley VIN: 2FAHP71W33
This problem first showed up with the unit having been towed to our City shop overnight. The starter relay fuse was replaced and the harness inspected. We also swapped the relay for another in the Junction Box that had the same part #. We returned it to servic...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W1V
I have a town car that will not raise the rear. When you start the car, the check suspension light will come on after about 45 seconds, the compressor does not come on, and there seems to be no activation of any part of the system. I can use an NGS tester and ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
hi group this thing will intermittently turn on air suspension pump and wont shut down, and the air suspension light comes on, tried to scan air system but cant seem to get any info out of it, all power and grounds ok, as stated replaced relay was fine for abo...

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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L lifter noise VIN: 1FTCR15T0K
Thanks to all those that replied. It seems that these small V6 Fords have a problem with the cam bearings turning and thus restricting oil flow to the lifters. I had checked for oil flow before I started, but might still have the turned cam bearing problem. Wh...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rack and pinion VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
thanks to all who replied!this vehicle needed a steering shaft.the union at the rack was binding.the boots tore and siezed the u-joints inside the union.common problem around the salt belt area.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Transmission VIN: 3FTHF26H7V
Thanks to all that responded with help and to Ronald [...] for the check ball theory. One of the main valve body check balls was missing. I suppose it got sucked through the hole, because it wasn't in the valve body upon dissembly.
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi fellows: This car is FIXED, thanks to iATN and all you techs who responded. A special THANKS to Gregory [...]; your post is what lead me to the problem. Replacing #8 COP ignition coil fixed this car. To better understand why go to, sea... 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).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Group, after rechecking all circuits at PCM connector for correct power and grounds and also rechecked switched B+ circuits from ignition, found they all checked out OK. Ordered reman. PCM (called a processor as noted in Ford parts listings)from Ford dealer an...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Lack of power VIN: 1FTNE2428W
Most of said to inspect the balancer and sure enough the keyway was wallowed out to about 1/2 an inch. I would have to suspect the timing was retarded somewhere around 20 degrees, so no matter how much the PCM put in it still wasn't enough. I should have caugh...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP532X1
Replacing the flex fuel module was this fix. It is located behind the radio mounted to a dash brace. The dealers have plenty of these on hand and only for $21.00. The five replys were all the same and within 24 hours of posting. This is indeed the best tool in... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor a circuit fault).
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Brake Rotors VIN: 1MEFM5DU8X
We decided to turn rotors and install OE pads due to some of the responses received. We also advised owner to use Drive instead of Overdrive when driving down that long hill and to avoid riding the brakes. This appeard to have helped the concern. David sent a ...
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