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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTDF18WXV
This pickup is stuck in 4 wheel low. It has electronic shift switch on the dash. I can't do the whole test in the mitchel on demand for the only code stored. P1820 won't shift between 2wd and 4wd. I checked all fuses and power and ground at the shift relay the...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6631X
This one came in with a busted timing belt last biggie, replaced belt...all was well. Car came back today running bad and stalling...found belt walking off pulleys, edges all torn up, cam timing off about 1 notch. My question is... has anyone run...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Upper engine noise VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
Hi, This is a personal one, so thanks in advance to all who respond. I am looking at buying this 2000 Ford Windstar. It has 80k on it and drives fine except at about 1000 to 1400 rpm it has a noise in the enigine that is a knocking type noise that sounds reall...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W9Y
Hello, I have a 2000 Ford F150 with a 4.6 in my shop that has a check engine light on and no codes hard or soft in the computer. I am at a loss as to where to go now. Anyone know or seen this happen. At first I scanned the vehicle and got a code P1709 PNP swit...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM974XN
The vehicle came in with a complaint of the rear suspension setting to high. At the time I got the vehicle it seemed ok. I loaded the rear suspension and the compressor worked as designed and leveled the rear as designed and vented, as designed. Now the vehicl...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L no crank intermittently VIN: 1LNLM82W1T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this town car that was pulled in for a no crank condition. When it was lowered off the truck it fired right up. I was unable to duplicate it at all. The car had this aftermarket ignition key cut out thing under t...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Extended crank VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
Howdy All, This Merc-Nissan-Villager came in with an intermittant extended crank but would always eventually start. After installing scanner & running van we noticed a lean condition & what sounded like a vacuum leak. There was also a PO325-knock sensor code b... Trouble codes: P0325

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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, no EGR operation VIN: 1FTHF25H0P
OK, I installed the new EVP sensor and now the idle EVP voltage is at .30v. I ran the truck on the dyno and watched the scan data show EGR duty cycle commanded on and EVP volts rise accordingly, giving me the effect I wanted of lowering NOX emissions. I ran th... Trouble codes: 327 (EVP sensor below .29 volts), 328 (EVP voltage did not go high enough when commanded by PCM).
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR14X6R
Howdy again, I did not really get a 'nail on the head hit' on this one. We tried to get the .090 shim for the flywheel but no one could come up with it so we stacked two .038 shims and the thing seemed to shift better but the fly wheel did not pilot on the cra...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L check engine light VIN: 1FTCR1OA1R
Thanks for the help on this one, the problem was the ingnition coil. Everyone have a good day. Trouble codes: 224 (EI circuit 123).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 36WR132458
well, we did double check the timing and it is on. we then rotated exh. cam backward to neutral position to remove the oil from it. we changed the oil and put in a ford filter from the dealer and now it runs. been on numerous test drive and it performs well. n... Trouble codes: P1383 (vct over retarded).
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L alarm VIN: 4M2DU55P1V
we are very greatfull for the replies. cust is not sure she wants to put any money into fixing this problem.
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