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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L timming VIN: 1FTEE14Y8L
Hellow everone, well this van came in for a tune up and i did the plugs and wires and was going to check the timming and found , with number one cant see any mark on the hormonic wheel , found that the mark is about 180 degrees , down bottom , the number 3 cyl...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMDA5141S
when stopping at intersections the vehicle will occasionally act as if you shifted to neutral then engage harshly when accelerating. May go for days and work normally,then act up only once and work well again. I'm not into trannys but this is a regular custome...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF17W5V
I have a ford f150 with a problem, customer brought it to me with a misfire and smell of fuel, found fuel dripping out of cylinder head # 5 clyinder at exh manifold, tested injectors and the plugs and wires are new, he told me that he jumpstarted his kids car ...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steering assist VIN: 1FAFP5245W
Hello all, I have a problem with this Ford Taurus, the steering effort is to high at any engine speed and in any direction. This car came in with a rack and pinion leaking fluid bad, we installed reman rack, bled system completely, check steering knuckle, disc...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: NO VIN AVA
I have a 99 expedition here that keeps resetting a lean code for both banks and no matter what I do I haven't been able to eliminate. I have replaced the vaccum hoses to the PCV after finding that they were both eroded and leaking. can't find any other vaccum ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Here's the deal, this van is suffering from the infamous lean codes everybody is talking about. Valve cover has been updated, no oil is present in intake housing, detectable vacuum leak around imrc shaft. Engine will misfire if fuel is sprayed around shafts by... Trouble codes: P0171 (02 lean bank 1), P0174 (02 lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX07L1Y
Need some information please. This is a conficated vehicle that we have had for about two years and the last 20,000 miles. It has developed a knock in the engine and the right head gasket leaks at the back of the engine. They want to keep the truck, so we are ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L interior lights VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
Very erratic door ajar light and interior lights coming on. Disconnected the two rear door switches then thought I had the vehicle fixed.Three days later customer is back with interior lights coming on while driving,hour later they go off(door ajar light actin...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Sets PO476 no MIL VIN: 1FTNW21F41
This Ford is setting a PO476 Exhaust Backpressure Regulator Malfunction. Did find no change in the PID for the EBP sensor while driving, the tube from the right exhaust manifold was plugged and I cleaned it. The PID for the EBP sensor now starts at 15psi and c... Trouble codes: P0476
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L abs module VIN: 1MELM6531T
Hello fellow techs... We have this 96 mystique here that defies logic. Vehicle came in the complaint that when you turn on the air conditioning the abs light comes on. Checked vehicle and found that when you turn on the ac the left front, left rear and right r...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on, trans od and gem mod VIN: 25MZA5143X
I hope this helps future techs, but my problem accessing the gem module was the scan tool I was using, I was using the snap on brick, and I actually was accessing it on the first screen under transmission and accessorries, but If I went to gem module it would ... Trouble codes: P0708, P1702.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L overdrive VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Thanks to all that replied, and I had this one figured out the first time, but unfortunatly I got several defective trans range sensors, 3 to be exact and of course the first origanal one, so that makes for bad sensors, I thoroughly checked the wiring and even...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XY
gentleman, thank you for your help. i took darrell's advice and did a fuel inj. clean with B.G., and delivered the car to the customer (she had to have it back). i recheaked it today (after 500 miles) and found LTFT at -10 instead of -25. its not perfect, ... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank one), P0175 (rich bank two).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Sets PO603 No MIL VIN: 1FTNW21F41
Several replies suggested a after market chip in the back of the PCM will cause a PO603, this truck did not have a after market chip. Rich [...] suggested “do a self test, clear codes then road test for about 10 miles then reself test, if code is still ther... Trouble codes: P0603.
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L transmission VIN: 1LNBM81F2J
hello everybody, thanks for all the help. the cable was broken off at the mass air. hooked it back up and there was no change. brought the car to a buddy to check out the rest of the cable at the trans. and to check trans itself. thanks again to all the replie...
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