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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L noise VIN: 1FASP1SJ7S
Drew a blank in the archives. This Escort has a very harsh sound typical of a throwout bearing. It has a bit of noise when the clutch pedal is released and a lot of noise when pushed. From the sound of the noise, I envisioned one of the friction disc cushion s...
1997 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FALP66L4V
we have a customer that brought us a 97 contour. it runs fine and has no codes. customer complains of no/hard start,stutter, and acting like it wants to die, but only after sitting overnight. any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13P0W
Sets code P1120 and has intermittent high idle. Put TPS on and didnt help. elderly customer cant give a very good decription of problem, she said it idles high at times (but cant say how high) and it revs up sometimes (sounds like nuetralizes) it never does an... Trouble codes: P1120 (tps curcuit below 4)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cylinder head VIN: 1FDSF35S7Y
We would like your help on the experiance you have had on repairing this V10 that has #2 spark plug threads stripped out. The dealer suggests replacing the cylinder head??? I did notice the post on the 5.4, that mentioned the Lisle tool for $600.00 and I'm not...
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...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L powersteering VIN: 1MF2096L8Y
i hope someone ran into this problem before.becuase i am stumped.this minivan came in with no power steering and i started out replacing the powersteering pump bcause it did not seem like it was that didn,t fix i put a rack in it and that didn...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L power locks VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
I could use some help on this one. The code pad on the drivers door will not unlock the doors. I checked each of the number pads at the drivers module and each was good. Both the battery and ignition voltage are there.The interior lights come on when the pad i...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L clutch - assumed VIN: 1FTHX26M1N
We, the individuals who repaired and myself who submitted the help request, are calling the vehicle repair successful. Thanks to all the twelve individuals who took the time from their work schedules to offer advice. Everything that was mentioned with the exce...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM54UGT
Sorry for the delay,I pulled off the cam sensor and found it and the inside of the syncro ring destroyed. The Syncro ring must have been broke and took out the new sensor. Thanks for the tips, most of you mentioned the syncro being faulty. Replaced syncro and ... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 3rd brake lamp VIN: 1FMDU34X9V
THANK YOU Jamie & mani, i recieved two help posts. As posted after removal of rear door pannel there is a control box with terminals, input from brake lamp circuit the output to 3rd lamp assembly. I had input voltage no out put, I replace both components the 3...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L radio, odometer reading VIN: 1FTCR14X0U
the customer has not returned for any furthur repairs so until i recieved the truck back i do not have anything to add at this time thanks for the help mike
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSF31S8Y
Well it is finally fixed all who replied were correct it was a RFI interference problem.We found this problem in the alternator just as Paul from Maryland suggested we try.Our tests showed the diode was sending a erratic wave pattern and seemed to affect VSS s...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L coolant sensor ??? VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi all, Well, the saga ended today. It was a rainy, cold and nasty day here in NY today, and I had nothing to do, so I pulled my car into the shop and went to work. Changing that 'cylinder head temperature sensor' was not as hard as I expected. If you don't ...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L OBD2 Readiness VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Yes I have fixed this problem to MA state specifications.They allow a 'NO command on MIL light' code to exist 325 AND allow two 'not ready' Readiness tests as not run to pass. I ended up with ONE not ready after taking this vehicle for a 25 mile run on the hig... Trouble codes: 325 (Knock Sensor Malfunction).
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