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1992 Ford F-700 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1FDXK74C4N
Customer would like to increase the highway speed. Currently, on highway the fastes it goes is 55mph. There seems to be no limiter on the throttle control. Please shed any lights to boost up this baby. Thanks
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L2T
pcm code indicates imrc are stuck open(1518).however,i can use the genisys scanner to test the circuit.i can command the runners to open and close and i can verify their movement visually.since movement happens,and i see there is no external missing or damaged... Trouble codes: 1518 (IMRC stuck open)
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L radiator VIN: 1FTEE14Y4T
on this particular van the radiator keeps blowing out at the top by the cap.we have replaced the cap as well. we have done all relevent tests and come up good. we suspect the head gasket is bad, but all relevent tests do not come up positive. the rads we are u...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
the car came in needing a tune up in the worst way. the ses light had been on for 4 years. car has had complete tune up and vent and purge solenoids replaced. all lines have been blown through and are clear. what next??? customer is having doubts (do you all k... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap canister vent malfunction)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L eatc climate VIN: 1FMDU35PZW
Greetings, My customer just acquired this AWD explorer with the eatc climate control. The vehicle came from his boss.The situation is either all cold or all hot climate control. I was informed this condition has occured from being new and was never solved. In...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538X
hi ford techs this countour turns on the mil on the second ignition key cycle and fails the cam senor koer test. tested the cam sensor appears ok on wave form and is ohming 371 ohms. i will test at pcm . what types of test can i run to comfirm thats in the ver... Trouble codes: P0340
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L brake/abs light on all the time VIN: 4LNCM92E8N
We had worked on this vehicle about 1 month ago, replaced the abs hcu/master assy along with the left front speed sensor. The vehicle has returned with the abs and brake lights on all the time. When trying to pull codes using the NGS all we get is a high pitch...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Hello fellow techs, Villager cuts out @ 1800 rpm. Will do this at all times, in gear or not. Feels like someone is turning on and off the key. When rpm gets down to around 1300 it picks back up again. Idles smooth at anything less that 1800. Watching injector...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L OBD2 Readiness VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Does anyone know if the "Phantom" code P0325 that is basically in ALL Merc Villager 3.0 (Nissan) vans will stop ANY of the readiness test to run. I have repaired the initial problem with the check engine Light (EGR system) and the light does not come back on, ... Trouble codes: 325 (Knock Sensor Malfunction)
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
When vehicle is cold runs fine no bucking. When reaches operating temp it starts to act up. All components checked out ok fuel pressure good ect.voltage good. May be cats but i did a back pressure test and showed 0 on the guage.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJE34HXJ
thanks for all the replies. after checking all of the suggestions i ended up replacing the ecm runs much better now thank you bill
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L temperatrure gauge too high reading VIN: 1FDKE30G8J
we replaced the sender unit with a ford unit still had the high reading checked again with the infared gun the vechile was reading 195 degrees on the gun but showed high on gauge . talked with ford dealer they ind that some heavy duty motor homes may have come...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
I received alot of replies suggesting a cyl leakdown test. The customer needed veh. back for 2 weeks and I had borrowed leakdown tester & when customer returned I had the same #7 missfire code but the veh no longer has a miss. I cleared the code and took an ex... Trouble codes: P0307 (Cyl 7 missfire).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FTNF21LNU
Thanks for all the respondes for my question it was a spilt desion on wich way to go on lifting the body or doing it in the old way But I also got inforamation on a retheading tool leslie 65900 it worked very well. ford doesnot reccommed this repair. we felt i...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L auto transmission VIN: 1MELM6533T
Well Mr Randy [...] from Penn. was exactly right! I replaced the vss and all is just perfect!! MANY thanks...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U4V
Thanks All for the replies, Voltage at pump was well within spec. I Did remove the left inner fender to see if I had any corrosion problems (Which I did not), but I was curious to see this future problem spot that Fred had mentioned, It was full of moisture, b...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L caliper VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
Replace the master cylinder and valve and the problem went away, Thanks to all who replied TED
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