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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Black smoke VIN: 1FMDU34X6M
Hi techs i have a problem with this explorer, it have black smoke and I don't know what to ckeck I checked the following fuel pressure KOER 30psi with vaccum disconected 40psi, I have remplaced the ect sensor (new aftermarket) and have 0.6V at normal temp, I h... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system rich)
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L 1-2 shift/ OD light flashes / code 55 VIN: 1ZVCT20A1P
I need to know if the code 55 will set due to improper pressures or speed signals in trans. What does this sensor actually measure? Is it possible that the lock up convertor not working properly will cause this code? Ther is a tsb for a separator plate and sol...
1993 Ford Escort 1.8L trans VIN: 1FA9911J4P
trans would lock up in 5th gear. i test drove and found clutch was bad. replaced clutch still locked up. checked shifter found shift support bar bushing bad so replace bar.Still locked up in 5th could pull out of gear if you did not use clutch. pulled out tran...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDKE30G6
This motor home/van has a miss at idle and cruise, it doesn't seem to miss under acceleration or other loads. The miss is random and you can see it in the ignition scope spark line. The firing kv is in the 12-15,000. At other shops the plugs, wires, cap, rotor...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L overdrive light flashing/speedometer bouncing VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
Hello and thanks In advance from any transmission techs for any help. I have a F150 I am working on tomorrow that the overdrive light Is flashing and the speedometer is bouncing around like a binding old speedometer cable would. I got a error code for converte...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Front wheel bearing VIN: 1FALP6533T
This vehicle came to our shop in July with a bad wheel bearing in the left-front. Customer had it to another shop where they had installed two previous bearings. The bearings last about four months before failing. This is a bearing that needs to be pressed in,...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 2FTEF15N2T
vehicle runs great but the readiness monitors are all not ready. have gotten re-learn drive cycles from factory and tried them but they still wont reset. our emissions standards wont let this pass untill they do. has anyone seen this before. not sure what else...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U3W
help ford techs this thing is driving me nuts. when it is cold it will start and die but if you keep starting it it will warm up enough to idle but you can't touch the gas or it will die. i have cleaned maf sensor no help fuel pressure 60 psi pressur reg not l...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145W
vehicle runs fine. replacement of above parts has done nothing. start engine, after clearing code, and within 30 sec. code 340 sets--- thanks in advance matt--- Trouble codes: DTC34
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L mill lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720Y
Code: P1702, and [...] sensor codes back from 1-week ago, on scanner all gears read as they are supposed to. Customer states that internmitanly while cruising the OD light will flash and vehicle seems to go into what he calls nuetral, has only happended 3...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FMYV041XK
the battery light stays on for the first few blocks of driving, then goes out and stays out. No other symtems.
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNCM9844K
Hi all. We've got a continental here with an ignition problem. The vehicle runs terrible cold. It gets better warm but still not right. While car is hooked up to Sun machine the ignition pattern resembles a bad cap. It looks like it is cross firing. When the s... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP Circuit Failure), 41 (O2 Not Switching)
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
Hello Super Techs I am lost in the land of Lincoln (and I don't mean Illinois)! Vehicle was presented for a simple tune up and valve cover gaskets. During the repair several coolant hoses were disconnected. After the repair the vehicle overheats nearly insta...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
HELLO FROM LINCOLN,NE. CUSTOMER COMPLAINT IS THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING AND EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THEY ALSO NOTICED THAT THE COOLING FAN WAS ON ALL THE TIME. Also,they said the temperature gauge read where it normally does which i... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head temp overheated), P1299 (cooling protective mode)
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L push button on gear shift VIN: 1MELM62WOV
Here is what happened. Young man was away for three months and his mother drove car with extenders removed from pedals, but this was in warmer weather. The boy came back and re-installed the extenders. The weather is a little cooler and now the button is hard ...
2000 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Starter VIN: 1MEFM66L9Y
Hello to all, I have a 2000 Mistaque here that is eating starters. Original starter replaced at approximately 37000 miles by another tech. We are not sure of the failure on that one. Starter was replaced again two weeks ago, this one appeared to have stayed en...

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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Clutch VIN: 1FABP45E7K
I would like to thank everyone for the help. Even though we haven't got this car fixed yet because the customer has put it away for the winter and will bring it back in the spring. I did get some usefull help. I think what we will do in the spring is get the O...
1992 Ford F-700 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1FDXK74C4N
Unfortunately the owner wants to sell the vehicle. I really appriciated to all of you who had replied to this matter.
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 2FACP74W1N
We sent the vehicle away. Almost all 16 replies said bearings wash out easily. 2 good replies were to check. 1. that the oil restricters (Brian [...])were reinstalled in heads. 2. pressurise system (Kent percell, Joe [...])and see if bearings leak out too much. J...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L radiator VIN: 1FTEE14Y4T
** removed cylinder head , head was warped .007' between cylinder #3 & #4 , head gasket fire ring also showed signs of not being completly sealed / will not know if this really fixed the problem until it is in service for some time becuase it would take about ...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13P0W
Customer was scheduled to return but hasn't shown up yet. Sorry for the dissapointment. Trouble codes: P1120 (tps curcuit below 4).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L cam timeing VIN: 1FALP6536W
First of all I want to thank everyone who replied to my request for help and thanks to iatn for provideing such a great tool. To all who said just follow the procedure in alldata and it will work, you were right and especially thanks to Roger from Illinois who...
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: IMECM53U4L
Thansk for the input, it really got me thinking. First what wasn't wrong, the map sensor and hose were okay. The sensors all reported normally for the temp. The fuel regulator was good and the pressure drop was the fuel pump . But the problem was too much fuel... Trouble codes: 12 (cannot raise idle).
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L temp gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
Well I got two replies on my dilema.Pretty much what we already knew.Mitchell says there are two units (?)one in front of the motor and one in the rear.Either I'm blind or they hide them really well.I know that the knock sensor is under the intake manifold and...
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