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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZVLT22B2R
Greetings to all ,another shop droped this car off for a drive ability problem when under a load the car has no power and starts to break up.I scoped my distributor sensors and all were good how ever when i went to scope the crank sensor located near the crank...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FDKF38F6V
Hello fellow techs, I have this F350 with no speedometer, code 500 set, transmission shifting problems, abs light comes on. I started to check the system out, and just wondered if there is anything common about these trucks for no speedo. I tested the rear axl...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L noise VIN: FTZR15X8XP
Thanks in advance.This truck is a extra cab 4x4 automatic. This truck will have a griding/dragging noise when it is cold in the morning and you hear it most prevelent in reverse while turning . You do hear it in drive turning also just not as much. I checked t...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L intake manifold VIN: 3FAKP1134X
Rattling noise which seems and feels that it coming from intake manifold sounds like a bad catalyic convert but is not.
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Wiring Diagrams VIN: 1FDXE45S4Y
SOS! Help!. One of our best customers has a fleet of these conversion buses he just bought from Avis. The conversion company was El Dorado, but I cant get any info from them on the internet. I am in desperate need of wiring diagrams for the A/C system and/or a...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFT34T4G
helllo . i need help please. this car run when we wait at the stop sigh for about min or more it'will stall) rpm drop) aprox 2 second rpm drop about 50rpm... cust state in then night when she wait at the stopside head ligt goes dim ) i testdrove it never happe...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L drive cycle VIN: 1FTNE24L41
Hi guys...we have this vehicle in our shop and it needs a Mass state inspection sticker and all systems are ready except the EVAP monitor. We followed the drive cycle procedure and all other systems reset themselves but the evap still says not ready. What are ... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code)
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L speedo VIN: 1FPFA44481
Guys,car came in for speedo inop was in last week for no start and fixed it ( see related history) When you turn the key on the guages do not sweep and the speedo is stuck at 120mph the rest of the guages read correctly but do not sweep. When I was searching f...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L out put speed sensor VIN: 1FTNX21L82
Truck came in with PO722 and PO720. While driving or in park OSS will intermittently read 5692 RPM and engine will imediatly die then restart. Replaced the OSS and problem still present.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starter VIN: 1MFM53U6XG
Long post but lots of info. Car is in for no start. no power to ignition feed to starter. jump the solenoid from battery positive car cranks. key on only battery light on in cluster. crank engine with jumper with key on. no start but have injector pulse, fuel...

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1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Running systems VIN: LFARP11J5R
Thanks to everyone who helped with each reply. The car had many problem codes. The main code was the MAF sensor. Tried replacing it, but the code came up again. So, we tried changing the ECM, and now the car runs fine and has power. It seems, the ECM was malfu...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Front Axle Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Thanks To all that responded. The Problem was the Front Axle Vacum Motor. There is very Little info on how thos works. So here is how it works. When you engage 4 low or 4 high the inside port should recieve engine vacum to pull the fork that moves the collar t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
I finally was able to do the repair on this vehicle. I removed the cam sensor and took a look insde of it. Visually nothing was wrong with the sensor itself, but alot of tech say that the cam sesnor magnetic part tend to break loose and fall into the syncroniz... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L eng VIN: 1FTRX18L8X
changed pcv valve did a 200 mile test of our own did not use any oil thanks for all the help
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
Thanks to everyone for the help on 99 ranger 4 wheel drive. The fix ended up having a wire shorted to ground that ran from the brake switch to the shift control module. Someone unhooked a trailer brake switch and just jamed the wires back under dash and put th...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
Many helpful replies. Someone suggested do a running compression test. Passed. This combined with the compression test and the leak down test we did earlier means nothing mechanically wrong with the engine. Ended up being carbon build up on #3 intake valve. Th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire 3 cylinder).
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44481
Hey Guys, as per the update fixed this by repairing the ground connector right beside the battery that pulled apart just enough to lose ground thanks for the info
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C system VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
Hello Techs: Thanks to everyone who help me, everyone was right. My problem was in the rear evaporator and the expantion valve ( block type). I remove the E.V. and the evaporator to check it, and I found aluminum debris in the E.V, so i have to flush the evapo...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
All of the suggestions sent to me have been tried earlier in my diagnosis. I want to thank everyone for writing and trying to be helpful to me. As of this writing, I believe the problem to be mechanical in nature. The first place I'm going to start is by pulli... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5).
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11WXP
all replies were helpful Icould not flash code this when I jumped wire at trans no light at all apeared used red brick input as nissan v6 mfi with nissan 2 connector and pulled code 32 egr valve malf. tested found solinoid bad costomer declined repair due to c...
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