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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
Good Afternoon Everyone, This is a strange one. We just picked up this 88 to replace our beloved 84. Local purchase, all records, clean internals, serviced every three months. New trans intalled by rebuilder in 08/04. Runs incredibly well. The problem is keeps...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHF25H4N
When driving on the freeway,truck looses and all power and returns to idle speed,you can floor it and it doesn't go any faster. You don't feel a misfire it just drops out. If you pull over and stop then start going it does it again. Anyone run into this? Just ... Trouble codes: 126 (map or baro out of range)
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Spedo,odometer VIN: 1FTHX26F3R
Hi everyone: Is there a common problem with these ford spedometer/odometers? I have checked the speed sensor and the wiring up to the bulkhead (outside). I have tried a used instrument assembly, although it was from a gas vehicle, everything looked similar and...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Sorry but in a haste to post help i didnt fully disclose all information i had so i m posting same vehicle with additioncal information. Without proper information i had a couple of post that provided me with information which i had, but thanks to everyone tha... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FASP15J3S
Hello Everyone. This car has a hard starting problem when cold, and it has to be really cold -15 celcius over night for problem to show up. Car came in about 6 months ago with complaint of rough idle. Did a motorvac and cleaned maf. Noticed that the charging l... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal)
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTHX26F6V
As for further information the glow plug relay goes on and off during first start up the vehicle cranks for approx [...] before starting after starting the amp guage flips from 14.5 to 9 volts rapidly then will after a few starts set these codes
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51LMW
windstar 98 3.0 overdrive light flashes then ABS light on followed by downshift we cant dupicate this condition after several long drives, we have some codes one abs code for missing left front tone signal tone wheel looks ok not loose resistance and wave form...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L high beam ind VIN: 1FTYR10CXW
the vehicle originally came in with complaint of headlights remain on, we determined the daytime running light module (dtrl) was faulty and replaced it; subsequent to this repair, the high beam indicator lamp will not light, alldata test procedures lead us to ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
I have this Explorer, when started cold, engine does not want to idle and wants to stall. Once warm will idle and run ok. Both O2 sensors are reading rich. Sounds like vacuum leak around upper plenum, but cannot detect any. I can creat a vacuum leak and the O2... Trouble codes: P0174
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FPX1859CA
HI . I have a engine miss on 1 and 6 cly. compaion clys. I have spark and I have injector pulse wide. There is no vaccum leaks. I do not where to go from here. Thanks. Trouble codes: 301 (miss one cly.), 306 (miss six cly.)
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L steering colium VIN: 1FMZU72E51
Hi I'm trying to find smoke from this steering colium. I've remove the steering colium covers and the lower knee panel to check for any burnt or discolor wires or connectors non to be found. Is there a starter switch or muti fuction switch that is a known prob...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cooling System Performace VIN: 4M2DV11W3P
Hello all, This Villager came in with a no heat complaint. On my test drive, I noticed I had heat that would temporarily come and go, but for the most part there was always some heat and the guage stayed pretty steady at half way (digital dash). The customer h...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L heater VIN: 4M2DV11WXS
I have maintained several Villigers in the past but have never ran into this HEATER problem... We have learned over the years that the factory waterpumps from Ford or Nissan last 150k plus and you are lucky to get 50 to 60k out of a "new aftermarket water pum...

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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF26H7K
Hello group, Well this truck is FINALLY fixed.I stated earlier that I tried to check for an internal vacuum leak before, but the engine was hot and it was difficult to keep my hand in the area where the PCV valve is at. So the other morning I decided to check ...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L5S
Thanks to all who replied. We found that the tech was running the test in 'fast mode', when we ran it in 'slow mode' we go a different set of codes. This led us to vacuum leaks. We repaired and so far the light has not come back on. Trouble codes: 539 (accs input to pcm).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery draw VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Thanks for all the responses. fixed water leak , sunroof drain tubes plugged and replace fuse box, gem module and cleared air bag battery code.Waited 45 min with meter hooked up and draw was at 57 ma so all is well. Mike [...]
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L radio
After Thouroughly checking all leads I pulled the radio and checked for power at Ckt 137 & 1000 there was no voltage at either yet the radio stays on so I must assume that the radio is shorted inside as Sajeesh suggested. By the way alldata says fuse 29 is hot...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246X
Alot of you techs out there knew exactly what was the problem on the vehicle. Everyone gave some really good suggestion to where to look for the problem. Bullutin 3-16-01 provided the correct repair for the problem the vehicle had. What it was is Ford vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP13PAX
Ok you guys! Again I have been helped by some smart Tecs!I got mail telling me to vaccum the system and replace thermostat again!Good Ideas but the fix was a thermostat housing. There is a check valve in the housing that bypasses the thermostat.We ordred an ne...
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