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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FABP42E7J
Hello techs of the world.We have a 5.0l,5spd mustang sent to us by another shop,information is vague other than "it has had soms sort of a mass air conversion".The other shop could not tell me what type or how it was done.Heres the problems,on a cold start the...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP36UZP
This car hesitates, when hot ,at cruise, in high gear.Feels like the EGR valve is suddenly opening for a second or two.Previosly we have installed a reman. MAF sensor and found the housing had been bead blasted and the rough finish where the oring seals was al... Trouble codes: 157 (Mass Airflow Sensor reads low)
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FASP15J25
Hello group. Having a strange fight here. Working on 1995 Ford Escort with the 1.9 L Dis system. Vehicle has no spark. No dwell control is being received at the spark coil from the edis module. Have good pulse. Checked edis module power and grounds. Have good ...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L drivtrain / whole car VIN: 1FALP53S1T
bad vibration on excel like broken tire belt all tires checked/ replace wheels and tires from like car, all motor mounts checked, both half shafts replaced (still no good) steering and suspension seem in good order (am able to duplicate on alignment rack with ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140W
The engine has a definite shake at idle. I thought this would be a simple repair however it has not been. I ran propane over the engine and I pumped smoke down the intake to look for an intake leak however I did not find one. I performed a DDC test on the com... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cylinder 1)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1139W
not understandinf fully how this system works and if this sensor or belt should be replaced customer stated to me light was not on before clutch installation and it has been on every since she was told to have klight reset... Trouble codes: P1381 (variable cam timing over advanced), P0135
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L TRAC OFF Flashing and ABS Light on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
The customer had the transmission rebuild at the Trannsmission shop. The customer picked up the vehicle and found that the ABS light and TRAC OFF light on which was not happened like that before the transmission was rebuilt. The Trans shop said they did nothin...
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
2000 Ford F450 6.8L speedometer
Hi everyone, hope you had a good labor day, I have a 2000 F450 dump truck. The speedo is inop, my first question is what are the components in the speedo system? The overdrive "OFF" lamp is flashing, and the service engine soon is on with a P0500 code, I didn'...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Charging VIN: 2MELM74WOT
concern is charging system works fine until loads are turn on at idle like ac, head lights and blower motor on high. concern is only at idle, battary voltage goes down to less than battary voltage 11.98 tryed two different alts. it seems likerpm to low in driv...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L right side front door area VIN: 2MEFM75W44
We have road tested the vehicle once again, same whistle seems to come from the right front around the mirror. Tried turning and repositioning the glass and the mirror body with no change. Removed the outboard mirror and it seems to have minimized the noise so...

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1966 Ford MUSTANG 289CID engine VIN: 6R07C15265
first off i would like to thank everyone that replied. if your info didnt help me on this car i got lots of info for future problem cars. this car seemed to be one of them mystery fixes. after replacing the head gaskets that were on right to begin with and not...
1967 Ford thunderbird 390CID dash lights
i received most responses to check for radio wiring problem. keith from oregon mentioned, the lt blue with red stripe. wire to the shift illuminator. which was the problem. it was worn through from rubbing inside the tilt steering wheel column. this was my fir...
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L NO Shift VIN: 1FALP54NTT
The owner is in very dificult (private) situation and he didn't want the extra financial burden of fixing the car, so instead he gave it to his brother-in law, so he can take care of the repairs. No FIX this time...Thanks to ALL who replied...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FDLF47F9V
We received permission from the customer to remove & disassemble the engine assy in order to inspect possible causes of the low oil pressure. We found 'hot spots' on the crank & main bearings as a 'result' of the low oil pressure but never could we find the 'c...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I am sorry to say this one is going to the dealer. I do not have the special tool to check the cam timing, but from what I could tell using a straight edge on the back of the head, the cams are in time. When I finished checking the cam timing, I put the V/C ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L dome lamps VIN: 2FMZA5249X
After backtracking to verify my diagnosis I found that I had a bad cable to my Fluke, the one time a test light beat a DVM and I had to be using it,I did have power to the circuit.As one reply reminded me the rear module grounds the circuit,thats why I went ba...
1999 Ford F-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 22FTPF28WX
thank you for the replies basically car had to go to the dealor. i was told that they replaced the pats receiver and they made two new keys the old key they kept it they said it was not good it was a very reasonable bill i heard. i had a chance to test a 2003 ... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft detected fuel disabled), B1602 (invalid key cd).
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of steering at idle VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
it seems like this is a common preoblem , the customer pick it up today and said it has never worked like this since new. well the story is that I purchased a power steering gauge and measured the pressure it would only read 1450 psi specs are 1650 psi after r...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16LXY
i have to appolagize for not closing this sooner. we were not able to get vehicle back right away. most responses referred to checking the hose at throttle body, going to the pcv valve. we checked and all was good. we also had replies of checking for filter fl...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Temp. gage VIN: 1FTZF1826Y
Sorry to keep you waiting. I finally spoke to the owner today and it is fixed. 3 replies all indicated the cylinder head temp sensor is basically the temperature sensor from 2000 on up. Roger [...]. from Michigan had the most detailed reply. He had to look it up, ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Anti Theft Flashes VIN: 1FTRW07W11
Thanks to those who responded, it did help in isolating the problem. To make a long story short, I found a dead short in the 12B637 harness to the injectors, the processor would see this short, and shut itself down, once the short was gone, the processor would... 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
Thanks for the help guys!! We were able to repair the problem. This thing was kind of confusing for a while because the pull was initially to the left, then it quit for a few days and then it decided to start pulling to the right. We ended up replacing the rot...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Convertor/Flexplate VIN: 1FMZU75W62
The fix for this vehicle was the torque converter. Most replies said converter and a couple said starter. Thanks for the help!
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L l\front crash sensor VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
sorry it took so long. just got the car back the fix was a rotten wire at the bulk head connector under the left side wheel well, john from montana steered me in that direction after he explained to test the wires at the air bag module under the dash.i would a...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Parking Brake VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, Well, I came back from vacation today, serviced a few customers cars, and then got the 2002 Lincoln Cartier back on the lift. I pulled the shoes on the left side (the side that jams up), and the actuating lever was siezed tight. I couldn't get it out...
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