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1970 Ford c600 330CID brake lights VIN: C61DVH4072
hi group this thing has no brake lights, brake light switch down on the frame rail when key is turned on both wires have power at all times with key on, traced wiring up into cab of vehicle to a relay of some sort, dont have a wiring diagram on this vehicle to...
1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
Hello all readers Seems that the 15A fuse that protects the circuits to carburetor ( Throttle kicker vacuum valve, throttle positioner solenoid, float bowl solenoid, ) seat belt warning buzzer, engine speed module , oil pressure switch , and fuel pump cut-o...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX27L2V
This truck has been wrecked and is pretty rough. The first question I have is when I look at module ID on snap on scanner, I get SOFTWARE FILE: ALAPKE3.HEX MODULE PART# F7PFAEA VIN; NOT AVAILABLE, wouldnt it be a problem for this pcm to not have the vin# flash... Trouble codes: P0141, P1605 (keep alive memory test fault), P1131 (ho2s11 lean), P1151 (ho2s21 lean)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air springs VIN: 1FMRU17L5W
Hello everybody. got a simple one here. long time customer wants to convert his expidition rear air springs to coil springs. is it possible with little headache? parts/kits needed? any unusual issues to be concerned about? thanks for your time. experienced adv...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 4wd low range VIN: 1FTYR11U3W
Looking for a little help on this Ranger pick-up. The transfer case will not shift to 4WD low range. It shifts in and out of 4 high just fine.This truck has the "touch drive system" I ran a self diagnostic check with my scan tool and came up with a p1302 code,...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX17L4Y
KOEO the fuel pressure climbs to 30 then drops off to 0. Installed new fuel pressure regulator from Ford. No Change. Cylinder misfires on 2 and 4 doesn't change after new plugs (from dealer), Swapped injectors and coils around. The misfires sometimes happen on... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 System Lean), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0302 (Cyl2 Misfire)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F41
Fleet drivers was comming to work, driving fine started to go rough, check engine light on, pulled over and shut off, restarted and no check engine light on ran fine. any insite would be very helpfull, flow chart wants me to use glowplug injector adapter 014-0... Trouble codes: 1276 (high to low side open 6), 1316 (inj circuit idm code)
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Ride quality VIN: 2FTRX08L01
This truck has developed a vibration in the rear of the vehicle. Vibration started about 20,000 miles ago and has gotten worse over time. Vibration is even intermittant at times. Vibration is most pronounced between 40 and 50 mph.Engine rpms are approximatley ...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Greetings all, I have this crown vic here, came in with a long crank/hard to start. I have not been able to duplicate the problem but have two officers & the tech from the city comfirm that it happend to them. I have no codes and the fuel system holds ok, the ...
2002 Ford Pickup F250 Super Duty 6.8L Instrument Cluster
Hey Ford Tech's I need some insight here, truck came in with a battery light on the dash, but everything else worked fine, I tested charging system, and it was at battery voltage, replaced alternator with rebuilt unit, and now tach, speedo, odo, trans temp, an...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater core VIN: 2MELM75WXV
the vehicle is back again with the same problem. ford previously installed a new plastic intake on this vehicle (i don't know if this has anything to do with this situation) but all the heater cores have been installed after the intake was installed. we though...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MELM58S9V
This vehicle failed an OBD-II emission test. The code is PO443 Canister purge valve circuit malfunction. The solenoid ohm ok and the red wire to the solenoid had battery voltage with key on. We also ohmed the wiring from solenoid to pcm, all ok. It looks like ... Trouble codes: P0443
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L rear blower motor VIN: 4M2DV1112V
If i understand this right, the switch in the front is the master. If I ground the blower motor it will run. The blower motor does'nt run from either front or rear switch.

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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FACP74W1N
well the response was unbelieveable,too bad my service writer wasn't as helpfull as all of you.yes there was a vacuum leak at the pcv valve hose area,took a long time to get this car back.i ran ford koer test again and lean codes are gone!!customer did not wan... Trouble codes: 172 (02 not switchinglean bank 1), 173 (02 not switchingrich bank 1), 176 (02 not switchinglean bank 2), 177 (02 not switching rich bank2), 326 (egr pfe/dpfesignal to low), 543 (fuel pump circuitopen battery to eca).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534T
Tried all given suggestions, including having computer reflashed. Still runs poorly whne cold. Thanks for all input.
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTJW36H7T
I received three respones on this problem. Two said try the module which i had already done. The third said check the yellow wire under washer bottle. I installed a new distributor and was not given any more time for diagnostics. They needed the truck. Good ne... Trouble codes: 212 (Loss of ignition diagnostic monitor to pcm/spout circuit grounded.).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU74E42
This one is done and down the road. Everyone who voted for overfull on the engine oil wins. There where several mentions of problems with timing chains,torque converters and balancers. A few with flywheels or pull driven accessories. This shook like a washing ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17W13
Sorry for the delay I did fix this one last week and it was a blown fuse that caused the loss of comunication. I didn't see it because is was on fuse 18 and it only gets power during the first couple seconds while the pcm power relay is closed. I went through ... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction), B1428 (seat belt lamp failure), B1318 (battery voltage low), C1233 (lf wheel speed sensor missing), C1234 (rf wheel speed sensor missing).
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