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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...
1967 Ford thunderbird 390CID dash lights
I have a Ford shop manual of wiring diagram, which is not helpful. Has anyone had a similar problem on this car??
1980 Ford Bronco 5.8L assembly
Transmission/transfer rebuilders, I've got a question please. I rebuilt an NP208F transfer case for the customer. The one he has is beyond repair so we got a junk yard unit and disassembled and replaced the needed parts. My question is regarding a specific par...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTFTGYIOH
finding oil in cooling systems what are some things to look for in this puppy. this is a IDI TURDO NOT A POWER STROKE DIESLE 7.3
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FARP15J4R
I searched most of the 100 similar FIXES and found one somewhat like mine, but am not convinced for a couple of reasons, so here goes: IT SURGES AT IDLE with the engine missing for a split second AND SOUNDS LIKE IT HAS A BOLT BOUNCING IN THE CATALYTIC CONVERTE...
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L NO Shift VIN: 1FALP54NTT
Hi Ford Transmissions PRO'S, this is a "good one" - the car will move forvard in 2nd (MAN2) gear ONLY - nothing in the other gears - engine rev's freely - NO CODES - very clean (not burned) trans fluid... (ECP=53psi in MAN2) (ECP=15psi in P/NTRL) (ECP=39psi ...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Valves VIN: 1FALP6535V
Car came in running bad and detonating at idle,#3 had low compression,pulled head and found broken valve on #3.I'm trying to determine why this would happen after only 8,000 miles.Every piston and valve have a lot of buildup from oil or carbon and the plugs lo...
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 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L keyless entry VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
Why is it that personal vehicles are always the hardest to fix??? this is my wife`s ride and i think she`s ready to kill me!!! The doors will not lock with the pod. they unlock as they are suppose to. (1 click, drivers door-2 clicks all doors) the door pad for...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XY
Repeatedly sets rich codes. Fuel pres. is good, pres. reg. does not leak, evap system ok, no fuel contamination in crankcase,MAF sensor ok. System is in good fuel control with LTFT at -20% (STFT at 0 +or- 5%). It must be getting false fuel somewhere. If I clea... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank one), P0175 (rich bank two)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
hi guys, this is for a very good customer of mine. customer stated that all was well, stopped for fuel at his normal place,left truck running, came back out and truck had stalled. wait to start light on very dim and does not go out. there are 2 relays that are...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Convertor/Flexplate VIN: 1FMZU75W62
Hello, This SUV has noise. It happens when in reverse and drive while doing a torque convertor stall. It also can be heard when in gear and moving. Sounds like loose convertor bolts or broken flex plate(at low rpm has a diesel like sound). Chasis ears were use...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Headlights, Dome light VIN: 1LNHM81W3Y
Good morning all. I need some help on this Lincoln. Intermittently the dome light will come on, while driving or while parked. The headlights also come on at the same time as the dome light when it is parked and the auto lamp is turned on. I have tried swappin...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6244P
Vehicle brought in for complaint of high idle and cruise speed.Test drive confirms vehicle will coast down road for a half mile at 28mph.Snap throttle shows idle very slow to return to 900rpm.What we have done so far is to clean the throttle plate and iac with... Trouble codes: 172 (system lean bank 2), 181 (Adaptive fuel rich limit reached), 189 (Adaptive fuel rich limit reached at part throttle bank 2)

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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L Surge VIN: 2FABP73FXK
Thanks to all who replied. The EGR valve was replaced and problem remained, EGR position sensor also was good, EVR tested and was good. I did try a lab scope on the EVR signal and found the computer was indeed opening the valve too much too soon. Car runs like...
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L code output VIN: IFABP40E7O
Hi everyone, sorry for the late response. Mike [...] said to check all the wires to see if they matched the ecu. Dave Ven... Trouble codes: 96 (Fuel pump power not detected).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Well this one is repaired and out the door. It was 3 bad drivers after all, the original, a used replacement and a shop test unit that happened to have the same failure. Thanks to Timothy [...] for his 2 emails and Brian [...] regarding this as a common fail... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cyl. misfire detected).
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP42X9T
Well, this is my car, I am just going to deal with it. I will replace the engine soon due to high mileage. Thanks for the replies.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWW33F4Y
Thanks for your help on the diagnosis of the problem. I buzz tested the injectors and found #8 injector quit quiet,so I checked the plunger bolt and it was not loose so i replaced that injector. When i pulled it out the o rings were looking pretty bad so i pul... Trouble codes: P1316, P0284, P1273.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ473K22
Hello all. Customer took truck this morning irrate with Ford... They are claiming it is 'just out of warr.' but we know that certain things fall under their 6/60 and 8/80 warr. concerning emission related parts. Having a Ford scan tool would've helped alot, as... Trouble codes: P0175.
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MECM75W5N
The idle air control air hose had came off, there is not very much space to work with - to put it on because of it's location, that corrected the problem. I am very thankful to those who lent a helping hand. Trouble codes: N0NE.
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