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1966 Ford MUSTANG 289CID engine VIN: 6R07C15265
hello, i have this ford mustang that is overheating. this car came from cali. and the customer has only owned it a year, but has been overheating since hes owned it. the car has a new 3 core radiator, has had several t-stats, and a new waterpump. the heads o...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTCR10A2R
Truck came in to shop with no clutch pedal found the slave cylinder leaking in bell housing added fluid then had some pedal replaced slave cylinder along with clutch disc pressure plate flywheel was machined have not been able to bleed the system since have tr...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5148S
Customer says she started to back out of the drive, heard a backfire then it died.It has not run since. This Vehicle was towed in from another shop. They had put a timing chain on and could not get it to run. Then it was towed to the Ford dealer to get further...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L random idle speeds VIN: 1FALP13P0V
This car came to me from good, longtime customer. Have spent 3-4 hrs on this one and still no results. Checked and cleaned connections, ECM + & -. This car always starts and idles fine, cold or warm, doesn't matter. Nver idles rough, slow or dies. At anytime t...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Hi ford techs. I could use a little help with this one. Just when you think you have fords figured out they throw you a loop. this explorer came in for a surge and a check engine light. codes p0172, p0175. Scan data indicates ecm is subtracting lots of fuel. -... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6632W
This car will not start up after sitting 3 to 4 hours,but cranks over normally. Has spark and injector pulse. Engine floods and plugs get wet.If throttle held to floor will eventually start up.Has good spark and voltage to ignition coil while cranking.I have a...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and O/D light flashing. Vehicle would go in and out of overdrive. Connected it to scan tool and scan tool came up with codes P0708 and P1702. Scan tool would read Reverse when van was in Park, and the reverse lights w...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, barely moves VIN: 1FMYU70E4Y
The exploder blows the #13 underhood fuse and basically kills the engine when you take it off idle (stalls, surges then dies if you keep your foot in it). The fuse is linked to everything under the hood (injectors, maf, iac, o2 sensors,transmission, etc). I'm ...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No throttle response VIN: 1FDAF57F51
At times there is no throttle responce(may only act up once in a 2 week period).Wait 15-20 seconds or restart and works normal.This has been an ongoing concern for the past year or more.Unable to duplicate. The wiring at the pedal assembly has been spliced to... Trouble codes: P0122 (Accelerator Pedal Sensor Circuit Low Input), P0221 (Throttle switch B circuit Performance)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ473K22
Hello techs. Got an exploder here, 4.0 sohc, w/ a memory code of po175 bank 2 rich. I only have generic obd2 data, and freeze frame shows as follows- rpm, 764. closed loop. temp 183, st. trim 0% bank 1. Lt trim neg 18% bank 1. St trim neg 21.9% bank 2, Lt trim... Trouble codes: P0175
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Parking Brake VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, especially you Ford & Lincoln Mercury dealer techs, I have these 2 2002 Lincoln Town Cars with the same problem--The parking brake shoes refuse to release on both cars. One is a Cartier with 28,000 miles and the other is a Signature with only 8,000 mi...

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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
Well ,this 1 is going to the dealer. We worked on this car for over a day, we looked at the air intake tube from the Maf to the throttle body for a crack and found none. The filter box that the maf is attached to is bolted to the transaxle case so it does not ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X7R
well thanks for all the replys i changed the edis module checked all the connections at the eec relay te customer has driven it for two weeks and has reported no problems thanks alot guys.
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Turn Signals VIN: 1FMD41X9VZ
Thanks for the information on this Aerostar. As I stated in the original request, I had checked the relay, and changed out the multi swich with known good ones. And also checked all under carriage an engine compartment wiring. Nothing amiss. I suspect an under...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
O,K! We stopped the insanity. The problem with this 4 valve, 4.6 L. was to replace the wire from pin #26 on the PCM to the #1 coil ( light green/white). The resistance ever so slight would not allow enough coil saturation, there for causing intermittant misfir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3).
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