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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L no shift lights VIN: 1FMDU34XGM
Thanks for reading my post and rsponding. I have the above mentioned vehicle in for no 4 wd. The lights do not light and the motor does not shift. I tested the shift module IAW alldata. The LED flashes 4 times. I have voltage to the 8 wire harness terminal 7 w...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 12VCT20ASP
hi out there i have one for all of you ford/mazda tecs this car came in to me with a stall and ruff idil after was warmed up and and you would come to a stop sing well i found week fule pump presher when it idiled ruff and i would loose the pump presher when s...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
customer towed the car to our shop and complained about hard starting specially when cold. fuel pressure resulted normal at 37 psi., once we get it to start, it will run rough and rich mixture. when you accelerate it will hesitate.we tried replacing the mass a...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF15N5P
This is the first time truck has been in our shop. Was brought in with overheating problem and customer said it had a blown head gasket. We checked and verified it did. Replaced head gaskets and resurfaced heads. Customer brought back and said that now there w...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Coil Spring VIN: 1ZVLT20A8R
Vehicle has broken front coil spring. Discontinued at Ford and Mazda. NA from Spicer and Federal-Mogul. Anyone have a source for these? Thanks for any and all help!
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
Hi guys I have a leak that is coming from the general area of the fuel tank. I have inspected the tank and it does not look damaged in any way. This is one of those black polyethylene tanks. This is a family car so I am once again heading into uncharted areas....
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 4-3 downshift VIN: 1FALP62W4S
harsh downshift at 35 mph
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FALP6539V
thanks for any help you can give. veh. has a long crank when cold, no-start at times. if you wait till fuel pump stops running (any where from 15 sec to 5 min or more) the veh. will start right up no problem. veh. runs fine once it starts. i can not do any tes...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
Hello again. Just a question this time or a little advice from you Ford techs out there. We've got this explorer with an engine noise that comes and goes we narrowed down to timing chain slap. My question is do we just change the tensioner or the whole 9 yards...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Drive-axles VIN: B676791149
hi techs : does any one know how to remove the rear drive axles .I removed the rear cover but there is a spring loaded clip that i see and i am not sure .the axle shafts are floating ,is this a common problem and what do i have to change . phil
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Hiya everyone, I have this F-250 7.3 that when it's cold the wait to start light only stay's on about 10-15 seconds, and wont start until about 25 seconds later while keeping the ignition on and the light remains out. the baro sensor is at 3.84 the engine oil ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PXY
Well guys been a little while since I needed help but this is the Boss' daughters car and of course it's not gonna give me a break hear it goes. This one came in w/ a reoccurring lean code this time it had a p1100 Maf curcuit problem. I suspect that the Maf pr... Trouble codes: P1100, P0171
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L door locks VIN: 1FMSU43F4Y
this was a problem that showed up shortly after buying this new coustomer had dealer check it out but give up after a couple of trys. Thought I would run it by and see if anyone had fun into this before I got to deep into it Thanks
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17WX1
Hello Group, Thanks in advance for any help with this one! This truck came to my shop with a complaint of a misfire under load. First thing first, I checked for an engine light or a continuous fault code to indicate the complaint and found nothing! I am using...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L airbag light VIN: TRX17W81KA
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 01 F150 in with the light flashing out a 4 and a 7 which i assume is a 47. Alldata has little to go on with this one and I would be greatful for any help leading me to the cause. Thanks, Jason
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4x4
This vehicle came in our shop with 4x4 problems.Problem we are having is if this vehicle sits for several hours we can start it up and proceed to turn a corner and the vehicle binds,jerks and pops as if the 4x4 is engaged.This system has the three button switc...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Elect Variable Orifice VIN: 1LNFM82W6W
We have looked at this car a few times.The complaint is the lady starts up her car in the morning and backs out of her drive tries to turn the steering wheel and it turns harder than normal until she turns several more blocks then it gets a lot better.WE KEPT ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
We think that we may have a bad pcm or rear control module but do not want to overlook other possibilities,any help would be greatly appreciated.thank you for your time Trouble codes: P1233, P1641, B2172, P0715, P0717
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
drive car about 25 to 45 mph at times will misfire like a bad wire.blocked off egr valve no different.checked fuel and replaced filter both seem ok.will not miss under brake test,have tried 3 rd gear and over drive no different.seems to be more violent than tc...

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1994 Ford Probe 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZVL22B8R5
Fixed. Thank you all for your replies. Keith from Washington and Brian from Michigan win the prize. They replied that oil consumption that high had to be more than valve stem seals. This was a salvage yard engine so no history. We mororvaced the cylinders seve...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L radiator VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
I was told that these vehicles have been known to fail intake gaskets. After removing the intake the gasket was pretty ripped apart. Kind of difficult to determine at that time if it was bad or not. But a new gasket did seem to solve the problem. This truck wa...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145W
[...] hit it right on the head. His suggestion to disconnect the DPFE and drive the car to see if code P0340 sets was a fast easy way to diag. the problem. He went on to recommend a new 'plastic' sensor to fixed the problem. I new metal one (tri... Trouble codes: DTC34.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 2-1shift VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thank you for all the ideas,they were all interesting,the fix for this car was to overfill the trans as many suggested,so far all is well
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538X
Hi, guys sorry for the wait. Finally got vehicle back. After repairing the wiring as mentioned on the up date message. checked the cam timing as mention by every one. Wow, all the idlers and the tensioner were about to brake. The tensioner bearing was freezing... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L stumble/hesitation VIN: 1FAFP5SU5Y
i would like to thank frank,brian,dave,james,paul and jose for ther replies.all were helpful.james hit it right on the head.synchronizer was off only slighly.i reset it and test drove car and problem was gone.i would suggest to anyone before removing synchroni...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Factory Alarm VIN: 1LNLM91V6P
Thanks to Dennis and Chris I found the trunk lock cylinder switch to be bad, replaced the switch and fixed the car. Thanks again. Joe [...]
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L no crank intermittently VIN: 1LNLM82W1T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The overwhelming source of your responses was a corroded solenoid terminal at the starter. This in fact was the case. We installed a reman starter and installed a new connector. Works like a champ. Thanks, ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
thanks to those who responded. i was told to check egr system, fuel pressure with pinching off return line and check coil boots, which were all things we had checked. we ended up swapping #7 & #8 injectors and replaced #7 spark plug. problem has not reappeared... Trouble codes: P0307.
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