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1962 Ford T-Bird 390CID power steering pump and reservior VIN: 2Y85Z17208
This car has a power steering leak at the reservoir after engine shut down. The reservoir is remote mounted on the left inner fender.The system builds up pressure, after engine shut down and leaks. Why does it build up pressure, and leak, possible pump problem...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall
hello again. i have this ford and it is driving me insane. when i first looked at it the vacuum tee was sucked in,and the car was stalling. unplugged maf and the car ran and idled fine.problem solved put on maf sensor right? nope. new ford sensor,the car hardl...
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...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L water pump area VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Hi Guys and Girls.Last week I replaced a water pump on this Winstar 3.8 because there was a squeeling noise coming right out of the pump leak hole on the top side.The van comes back today and the squeel is back,only when its cold and for a short time-2 min jus...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L od light flashes VIN: 1FTHX26H5T
customer came in wanted new transmission or have it rebuilt we dont do rebuilds so we sold him a jasper///now when driving the od light will flash and shift very hard //checked codes and always has a 334 egr and 452 speed senser all the egr stuff is new i repl...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L heater core VIN: 1FTNE2421W
HELP! This van is back for the 4th heater core in 9 months.Flushed cooling system with first core and figured it was part failure first redo. Replaced with Ford core and sent him on his way. Last time it was back we checked everything I could think of and all ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Oil Leak VIN: 1FAP13P9WW
This car comes in about every 2 weeks with oil all over the top of the engine & the underside of the hood. Last time here, I pulled timing cover & no sign of a leak from inside. It really looked as tho' the oil filler cap had been left off. Today it comes back...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMZU24EXU
customer states noise banging noise when stopping road test found when coming to a stop it feels like the back of the truck keeps going there are only oneleaf springs in back any ford techs wiht any ideas
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on, trans od and gem mod VIN: 25MZA5143X
Gem module does not communicate with scan tool. does any body have any information on how and what to check when this condition arises. I am ultimatly trying to fix my flashing overdrive condition, but can't seem to find any thing wrong, but while looking I re... Trouble codes: P0708, P1702
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L8Y
This vehicle has a slight miss at approximately 1100rpm under load or in park. Came in with a misfire code p0303. We replaced the ignition coil and spark plug for that cylinder. Found some moisture on that coil and #4(We will address that problem later). After... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire 3)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L intermit wipers VIN: 1FTYR14V9Y
truck came to my shop with intermitt wipers not cycling. they will pulse about 2-6 inches up glass and stop. low and high work correctly. checked codes. 1450 1438 and 1446 codes.wiper mode fault wiper park circuit fault and wiper intermitt fault... diagnoses p...
1969 Lincoln town car 281CID air con VIN: NOT KNOWN
would anybody be able to give us a discription of the air con system on this vehicle because we are finding it difficult to get our heads around a problem. what we would like to know is how the system is laid out as it appears to be flowing back to front from ...
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...

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1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 7.5L oil pressure VIN: E24AHEJ557
Wow what a response. Most told me to get a rebuilt engine from a reputable rebuilder. Many said run don't walk away from this job. It's the four wheel drive that makes this this a non throw away van. Have engine coming from ATK with three year unlimited milage...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
The wiring harness on the back of the engine had come incontact with the air injection pipe crossover and meltedsome of the wires. Repaired wires and truck ran fine.Thanks to all who replied.
1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L high idle speed VIN: 2FAPP36X4R
While I could not prove the ECM was bad and refused to think I might have installed a 'bad' part, one of my responses from iatn and I'm sorry I don't remember who it was that said, 'the idle air control you installed MAY NOT BE CALIBRATED FOR THAT APPLICATION'... Trouble codes: 157.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5147W
this problem is fixed!!! first of all, thanks to all people who were in touch with me, great help. i did everything you recommend me to, but everything was ok. i did some questions to customer and he told me the windstar had been tuned up in other shop, and af...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSE34L6X
thanks everyone for the help on this one. finally ended up replacing all eight coils and misfire went away. Trouble codes: P0306, P0308.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
Thanks to all the replies, I failed to mention that I had already removed valve cover and inspected the uvc wiring. Due to some comments that Charles [...], and Ray left I reran the buzz test and listened very closely at the injectors and sure enough the no.... Trouble codes: P0470 (ebp-koeo data reads 43psi shows 3.2 volts), P1272 (high to low side open).
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L trans VIN: 1FAFP55V62
I had 7 replies, 2 were the same replace the valve body, Jason form alberta, torgue convertor is loosing its release pressure and allowing it to stall, due to clutch lock up. It boils down to a nick in the torque convertor stator support right where the bushin...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
Hello everyone: This was a fix even though I received no replies. I think there is a problem with my server. After reading an overview on how the active suspension works on this model, I was able to find the problem. Looking @ the wiring diagram, I learned tha...
1999 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11TXD
Inspected system based on replies received. We previously allowed system to re-learn with no avail. Inspected egr system and it was fine. Inspected throttle body for any adjustements and none were available. Finally removed the upper intake and found a leak in...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEFM74W1Y
I finally just followed the re-programming directions to a 'T' and it worked. I just don't know what I did wrong at first.
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L right side front door area VIN: 2MEFM75W44
Thanks to all of you that replied. After taping off EVERYTHING and removing the tape strips one by one, it came down to the exterior chrome trim including the belt molding. It stuck out just enough in front of the mirror to create a whistle. By removing the mi...
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