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1995 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP15T0S
Hi All, This car is driving me up a wall. It came in with a complaint of long crank time. On checking it out it would not start pretty much at any time it chose. Hot, Cold, or after a hot soak. On checking it there was no spark at these times and on checking ...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18T9V
The vehicle almost stalls and runs rough,hesitates. Chech engine light is on. Checked fuel filter,it is o.k. Cleaned MAF and it reads o.k. Both upstream and downstream O2 sensors reads 0mV. Does anyone have any help? Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L solenoid pack
Vehicle has buzzing noise from pan where valve body is located when ignition is turned off. When I unplug the MLPS, the buzzing noise stops. Customer complaint is running battery down. Trans works perfect otherwise. Can anyone steer me in what direction I need...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L rod VIN: 2FTZX1729W
Just need a little insight on these engines. It sounds like there is a big trouble area with them blowing head gaskets and bending rods. This sounds like what has happened to our customers truck. My question is, is it feasable to r&r the problem rod, and repai...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 2-1shift VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Looking for any help,I have a 98 windstar that had a major trans failure 5000 miles ago,replaced with factory rebuilt (ford)cust complaint is now has a harsh/bang on downshift after highway cruise intermittent.we replaced rebuild with another factory unit and ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF20LXX
I tested everything no trouble found.It only bucks underload. Checked everyting cannot find trouble. Initial trouble code po300. Tryed to duplicate trouble could'nt. Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L rotors VIN: 1FAHP56S02
4 sets front of rotors have been installed 2from ford and 2 from aftermarket certified brand new rotors only last about 3 months brake pads are worn very little owner does a lot of highway driving calipers are not siezed original ford alloy wheels are st...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L auto headlights VIN: 1FMPU17L73
Need some help with this expedition, auto lamps inop . the vehicle security module (vsm) controls the auto lamps, i have checked all powers and grounds to this module and inputs to this module from the sunload sensor and all are good. The module is not groundi...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELW6246T
Ok I need help on this.Car came in with Mil light on and code P0141 right rear o/2 heater problem. Ran threw the flow charts and replaced the o/2 sensor.cleared the code and Ran a KOEO test.Code still there.We ran diagnostics again and it tells me the same thi...

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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTEF15N4F
sorry for the delay in fix, I crossed the red and pink wires at relay and truck runs which would to me indicate a bad relay or connector at relay, replace both twice, still nothing customer stopped by seen it running with the wires crossed and took it home, no...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26G1K
thanks for the help founnd that the aftermarket egr/sensor was the problem,replaced with motorcraft,ok at this time,proves 1 more time just because its new doenot mean its good thanks jim Trouble codes: 35 (egr evp/ short to vref/vpower).
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF25H1K
First let me thank those that took the time to respond to this request. I received suggestions from verification of MAP readings ( they were triple checked and on target) to checking for intake valve deposits, thermactor issues, injectors, and O2 operation. Th... Trouble codes: 41 (ho2s stuck low koer).
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF25Y1L
Sorry I haven't closed this post before now. The customer was actually one of my parts suppliers and he got transferred to another store. He hasn't brought the truck back to me but I told him all the replies I got, which included fuel injectors stuck open, fue...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L pinging/spark knock VIN: 1FTEE1420V
We let the customer have the vehicle back. We tried fuel additive and are currently waiting for the customer to reschedule for further diagnosing. I think are cam position sensor is out of time. I will post the fix when possible.
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP68G7W
thanks guys for all the replies - problem still there - unbelievable - well, we can not fix every vehicle! Note: the dealer couldn't even fix this car? wow - we will kep you informed. Trouble codes: P0172 (too rich), P0175 (too rich).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21L7Y
Finally it's fixed.The problem was the pcm,it had a bad driver for the #coil pack,Thanks to gary,ralph,dustin and especialy louis who took the time to send me the wire codes and pin #s to test the pcm.Thanks
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Thanks so much for all responces. Especially Roger who prompted us to look into a defective coil. We replaced all coils with motorcraft parts and problem was corrected. Second time this week with an aftermarket coil causing problems. We also had a volkswagon j...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L crankshaft VIN: 1LNLM97VXS
most replys were about timing chain/guide problems which resulted in valves hitting a piston. this being in a fwd vehicle and the engine needing to come out to pull the front timing chain covers, i decided against opening this one up. four replys said possible...
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