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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L heater VIN: 2FACP73F3L
car has no heat .. engine at 190 degrees ,blower works fine , but blend door will not operate just stays in the cold position . this car has A.T.C. . tried new actuater motor ,but thats not the answer, tried jumper on temp .sensor in centre of dash then i have...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Vehicle will not start when cold and damp. When cranking bucks the starter like the ignition timing is way advanced then it will start and run down the road fine. Has spark and fuel, fuel injector pulse etc even when it will not start. Vehicle runs all self te...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Fuel/Ignition VIN: 1FMEU18W4V
This vehicle has an intermittent problem with the P.A.T.S. (Passive Anti-Theft System) - crank but no start. Sometimes the Theft light with come on for two second, blink for the 1 min then flash code 16 ten times as in a BUS problem, Sometimes it flash for 15 ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTJW36F6V
This vehicle came in with the symptom of inop fuel gauge on the front tank only. The rear tank has always been fine. We performed the usual test of disconnecting the tank harness, connecting the gauges tester simulator and the gauge responds normally. Pulled t...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Vehicle was brought to shop w/check engine lamp on .Scanned for codes found po305 po303 misfire codes present. Checked for spark at plugs,did coil test,checked OK ,all wires were routed correctly. Then suspected vac leak at plenum o rings,R&R upper o rings and... Trouble codes: P0305, P0303
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4448V
help to all you ford techs. first vehicle starts then injectors lose pulse after 1 to 2 seconds. theft flashes when door is open, when door is closed goes out. turn key to run , no theft light. cranking theft light flickers once and goes out. car starts and di... Trouble codes: U1451
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
the car came in with code po171 ,stft1 and 2 both at -100.o2 sensors both read 0 volts .ltft 1 and 2 both at -100. maf sensor working and i cleaned it as well.i spray carb cleaner into intake but no chage to o2 sensors,i have disconnected battery but as soon a... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L idle VIN: 2FTRX18W5X
Good day all tech. Is it normal for this truck to idle around 750 rpm on neutral. My local ressource tell me 680 to 830 rpm. This is ok. or to fast. Thank you.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNLM91V9V
I have the most patient and understanding customer in the world, but I am going insane. This Lincoln came in with oil fouled plugs & misfires due to time and from valve cover gaskets leaking. Fuel pressure is withing specs as well as vacuum and voltage across ...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MELM74W0P
customer complains of a hesitation on cold engine 25-30 mph sometimes stall. does not happen consistently. when scanned with snap on getting po116 keor even after changing coolant temp sensor and thermostat. vehicle does not reach operating temp according to s... Trouble codes: P0116
1996 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L battery VIN: 1MELM66L1T
ok i am posting this request for any information you fellow techs might have with this problem. i have a 1996 mercury mistique. it has a v6 automatic. the customer lets the car sit for 2 or 3 days, and the battery goes dead. we decided to replace the central ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
The customer cmplained of stumbling and dying only in the morning only at the first stop sign of the day. even if she let it sit twelve hours at work, it will not act up until the next morning. we have been unabel to duplicate this problem even when we keep th...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR1UA2J
sorry this took so long ,,, had other more pressing work ,problem was in new set of lifters, had 1 wrong lifter in kit ,,lifters were same height but incorrect oil channel hieght on 1 lifter,, installed correct lifter and problem was gone,, always a picnic,,, ...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X0M
well guys, this one is fixed. had to go back to the pcm to determine that some how the harness had lost two grounds, both for the o2 sensor curcuit. i ran my own and when i was done, the exhaust smelled sweet. the o2 sensor now switches and stays in closed loo...
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47G6R
Thanks to John,Frank and Paul for their replies. I finally was able to repair the vehicle. It was the EPC solenoid in the trans which came as a whole block of solenoids. After taking out the entire wiring harness to inspect and using breakout box, I determined... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input to processor), 624 (electric pressure control circuit).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L anti-theft VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
reprogrammed keys. repaired ground in engine harness. customer picked up car to try it out. car returned to us on 12/7/04 because it is still stalling. don't have any diagnosis as of yet.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Thank you who helped. Sorry about closing this without a fix. The customer has not returned to the shop for us to do any more tests. What I believe to be causing this problem may have to do with loose center support bolts or warped case causing press loss. If ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Thanks to all who took time out to help. We were able to bleed the system by disabling the spark (unplug fuse #10), and cranking the engine while adding fluid for thirty seconds. Then crank engine while turning the steering wheel slowly back and forth for thir...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FTZR15X4X
I am sure its a fix, thankyou Iatn for being there and every reply I got was either right on the head of the nail or there abouts. Mlmartin says battery. Rocketscientist suggested allow enough time to let gem go to sleep. [...] suggests it takes 45 minutes...
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