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1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L stays in base time VIN: 1FACP54Y9L
this is a 1990 taurus SHO. the engine is stayin in base timing. it wont advance. it stays at 10 degrees. it will sometimes pop through the intake when speeding the engine up. the customer has had a new computer put on,module replaced,timig belt replaced. i too...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L pulls left VIN: 1FMEU15HXP
hello all you 4x4 ford doods or doodettes. production date 7-93. i have this full size 4x4 bronco in what appears to be very good condition. although this truck has a 2and half in lift. it has been aligned properly and lifted right. drives straight down the ro...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSE34L6X
van came in with a misfire on accel. can sometimes get van to misfire in shop while brake torquing. replaced plugs and coil boots, and test drove, was fine for a bit then misfire came back. code came on for cylinder 6 misfire. replaced coil on 6 and seemed fin... Trouble codes: P0306, P0308
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L po781 VIN: 1FTRX18L5X
I got a 4R70W that has a PO781. This code sets after the transmission is warmed up. On decel from fourth into third gear at 25 MPH it harshly slams into third gear, the OD light will flash and PO781 sets. I checked VSS and seems okay. I also checked out put sp...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
Cust brought truck in with MIL and engine missing. KOEO showed po476 and p1272. Cyl contribution test showed po266. Performed test as per ALLDATA for p1272, both circuits showed good from idm to injector, measuring from idm connector 3.1 ohms across injector, ... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp-koeo data reads 43psi shows 3.2 volts), P1272 (high to low side open)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2F4CR12ADV
yes i know the vin is wrong sorry but i am at home and dont have it ok here goes i am wondering what i have is when i give it some gas and the rpm rises i hear a vacuum leak it sounds like in the upper intake but i can not find one all i can do is hear one i t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
This focus has a severe hesitation off idle only when engine is warm. The fuel pump and maf were replaced before I got the car. I have checked the cam timing, checked for vac leaks, and checked the pcv and hoses for vac leaks. The PIDS at idle warm are: lt...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Sets PO603 No MIL VIN: 1FTNW21F41
This truck was a no start, One of the batteries was shorted (6 volts at 200 amps). Had the following codes in memory, P1249, PO232, PO603, P1211, PO604. Replaced battery and PO603 Internal KAM Error would reset with a no start. All powers and grounds are OK. P... Trouble codes: P0603
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Wipers VIN: 1LNLM82F4L
Hello, I must be missing something and thought I'd run it by any Ford Guru's out there. Customer came in with wipers inop in all modes. Checked circuit breaker #2 in fuse panel and it has power and is in good condition. I have power on term 2 ppl/org of wiper ...
1991 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9746M
Help! Lincoln has no spark and no fuel pressure. Disconnect spout connector we have spark. Replace module,pick up in distributor.computor and coil. Have no power to inertia switch. Have power to coil and flashs with test light and spout disconnected. Check fus...
1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0L abs light on VIN: 1LNCM92E8N
Ford techs, I need your help. This MK VII will illuminate the red brake and amber ABS lights in that order when making a hard right hand turn. Never left or hard stops straight. There are never any codes. Fluid level sensor ohms out within specs, 9ohms. We hav...

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1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U4L
Thanks for all the replies, I checked out all the advice ,vehicle continued to show the same symptoms, I disconnected the spout connector and the customer took the vehicle away. Unfortunatly no repair was made, I also would like to apologize for taking so long...
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
customer went on extended roadtrip and is very pleased with performance and fuel economy. however,open loop leanout at highway speeds is still puzzling to me since the catalytic converter needs rich/lean cycling to function properly. the other odd thing to...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Thank you to everyone who responded. 1. Some Ford Techs had seen this sensor cause a high speed stall. 2. Others suggested always replacing the synchro when you do a cam sensor. 3. Some said these sensors often get hit by the rotor, but this sensor was intact,... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id circuit).
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L convertor lockup VIN: 1FTHX25F7S
thanks for all the information on this vehicle went to a junkyard bought a e4od transmission overhauled it and put it in fixed the problem cheaper and made a happy customer that will come back thanks for all the help
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L TRAC OFF Flashing and ABS Light on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Thank you for taking your time to read and reply my post. Your replies will be greatly appreciated when other mechanics search the data base if they have the same problem. With your help, the problem is fixed. I found the wire connector for the switch at the b...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTNE242XX
First i made sure i got all the right parts by matching all the part #'s between the old parts and the new ones. there was no other dignostics i could do as my scanner didnot work on the air bags. as i could not go anywhere else and i knew that the seat belts ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14L8X
Thanks everyone for the help. I replaced the thermostat and seal which I knew was leaking, blew out the spark plug tube, changed the spark plug and the coil and boot assembly from NAPA. I drove it for a day then took the coil and boot out again and it was dry.... Trouble codes: 305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
This is the tsb that Charles [...] sent and indeed it was a bad one way cluth and needs a complete trans. I am working with Ford for customer assistance since it is a well known problem. Four Ford Techs all said the same problem was common. THANKS AGAIN Frank...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W0P
Well I have heard of plug wires being a problem with bucking but I had never seen it joined with a PIP code, anyway plug wires fixed, thanks for the input Trouble codes: 211 (Pip Erratic).
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