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1960 Ford T-BIRD 352CID no downshift VIN: 0Y71Y14316
H e l p = the transmission came in burnt and we overhauled, after, it did work fine for first 10 to 12 downshifts but started hanging up after that? upshifts are fine, after stopping put in low and back in d1 and upshifts fine, there is a modulator on trans. b...
1969 Ford mustang 351CID heater core
I'm trying to install a new heater core in my Mach One. I have all the clips off and bolts out that I can see but I can't seem to seperate the two pieces of the evap case. I was hoping that someone could help me with some info on what I might be missing. This ...
1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 7.5L oil pressure VIN: E24AHEJ557
Greetings to all This is out of my normal line of work but it would seem that I must find a solution to the problem. I need to repalce the 460 cid engine with another. I have heard so many horror stories about rebuilt engines manufactured in other countries t...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
runs fine until any uphill load,thens shudders terribly can run on flat land to bury speedo--good power run up to a little climb and starts a wicked shudder had a couple with corroded ecms,but this is a clean trk and ecm plug is like new
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start, INJECTORS NOT FIRING VIN: 1FTCR15XOM
i have no power to injectors. haynes manual shows lt. green/wht wire for injectors 123. tan/red wire for injectors 456. these wires go directly into eec module. wires were tested for power with a result of no power.i ran a direct wire @ f/p to get fuel going. ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L remote keyless entry VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
I have a 1994 Ford explorer with what I think is remote keyless entry. There is a black rectangular box in front of the rear windshield washer bottle in the left rear quarter panel inside the car in the spare tire jack compartment. It has 2 connectors( one whi...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L over drive VIN: 1FMDU35P1T
when the button is pressed with key in the on position and the engine off the (OD OFF) light turns on and off respectivly works great. start the engine and switch the OD button the light works great. when driving (under load) operate the OD switch and the fuse...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP404XV
I originally looked at car and found code p1443 evap circut fault.Inspected flow sensor data found to be in perameters,was not able to duplicate, for good measures at time installed new purge solenoid. Car has since come back with code reappeared in memory wen... Trouble codes: P1443
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start, hard start when cold VIN: 1FDXE4OS2W
Hi guys - Just trying to get a little information from you. I have this 1998 Ford E-350 van that developed a hard start condition when cold only about 1 month ago. I have checked that it has the current ecm calibration, no codes present, fuel pressure within s...
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...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IFTYR14X9W
Hello Techs. I have a truck that runs great off idle. Customers complaint is rough idle especially cold. He replaced the spark plugs. The mil comes on and goes off. Set a code p0304 and a pending po306. I motorvacced it. He said it ran better but still has a p... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I am the third person to look at this one. This is my niece's car, family cars are always the worst! The car will intermittently stall and then not restart. This usually occurs a short distance from home, I don't believe heat is causing this problem. It has be...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L dome lamp VIN: 1FDWF36L2X
the doom light does not go out if i remove the #2 fuse it goes out in the manual #2 fuse is instrument cluster,pcm,keep alive memory. i was looking for a timer but can seem to find it if anyone has had this problem please let me know.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Calipers VIN: 1FMZU77EO1
OK I got a good one for you. Last year we received this vehicle. Customer came back today with the brakes grinding. During our inspection we found that the calipers were hanging up and the left rear wheel cylinder was leaking brake fluid. We replaced the front...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L tcc VIN: 1LNLM97VXV
hi everyone this car has the ax4n trans . At around 35 to 50 speed it feels like its goung in-out gear or the tcc i am not sure .no codes ,i replaced the torque converter ,put in atf 111 with mercon additive. it is still doing the same thing. it looks like the...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L batt. drain VIN: 1MEFM53S6X
CUSTOMERS MORNING NOTE, BATTERY GOES DEAD IF CAR DOESNT RUN EVERYDAY RADIO IS WACKO PULLS.8 AMPS WHEN OFF, PULL FUSE AND METER GOES TO ZERO AMPS. i dont what this guy needs me for, but anyhow in the run position just like he said, also if i touch the face, i c...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W7Y
hello friends, this vehicle will lose power, coast to a stall and resart, it doesnot, surge and misfire, checked fuel psi, was with in specs, engine stalled on road test and fuel psi did not drop during stall out, checked for codes found 3 codes. cleared and r... Trouble codes: U1009, U1027, U1059

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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L axle shaft VIN: KNJLTO7H4R
Thanks to all who responded. The responses that gave the exact axle dimensions were especially helpful. In the end, I had the correct axles, but after a closer inspection, there was evidence of a previous front end collision which had shifted the front end eno...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto 4wd system VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
One problem (flashing 4x4 light) was repaired by replacing the rear transfer case output shaft speed sensor. I had a pretty good hunch that the historical code for that sensor was probably pretty accurate. There are 3 speed sensors on the transfer case- front ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX18L3W
customer was checking gas mileage wrong he checked it the proper way fill up and then fill up and divide mileage by the gallon 17.5 mpg
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
so I am very confident that the problem with the explorer is the ecm. every time I reset kam and relearn baro it eventually defaults to sea level readings. The customer needed his vehicle and opted to drive it until he could afford an ecm. I will update and le... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1999 Ford F53 motorhom 6.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3FCNF53S6X
Problem was found thanks to help from Rick Hammond of Heuring Lincoln Ford. Rick was persistant in helping me along with wiring diagrams and flow charts that I don't have access to. After all circuits to the cruise were tested numerous times Rick faxed over th...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no start VIN: 1FAFP34POY
customer took vehicle 1 week ago and no further problems have been reported back to us. possibly trans range switch problem-hopefully this one stays starting!!!
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Start Reley VIN: 2FAHP71W33
Well we will call this a fix. All three replies which I thank you all for referred to wiring harness damage from brackets and routing. We will add that to our PM inspections on Crown Vics. We found no evidence of that in this case though. We actually removed...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V3S
Customer picked up vehicle and is going to return at a later date. I did turn off the auto ride switch and test drove the vehicle as suggested to see if the bags would loose air. They stayed inflated during and after the test drive. I explained to the customer...
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