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1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L battery draw VIN: 1FABP62F5J
I have a 88 t-bird with an intermittant 3.8 amp draw. Which has occured once. I have tried to trace the draw when it happeded and it went away before I could trace it. I have a normal 20 milliamp draw from fuse # 8 which is for the radio memory and the digital...
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L speed sensor VIN: 2FDLF47G8N
This is a 79 bronco with a 1992 460 and e4od trans. The factory computer system is in and operating properly. The problem that exists is that without the input from the factory dash cluster (psom) for the speed input we don't have the trans shifting properly. ...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L tranfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
this unit will intermitatly hit nutral and make noise grinding or ratcheting noise hit the 4wd button and the car then begins to move again help please
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
hello,have a real head scratcher.when in gear and in defrost mode only, idle will surge 100-300 rpms.does not occur in any other hvac mode and also the a/c compressor is not cycled in when the problem is occurring.if i cycle the clutch on with the surging pro...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L speedometer VIN: 3FALP65L5S
Good evening fellow techs having aproblem with this contour. Vechile came in for harsh shifts customer noted it happened after the battery went dead found a fuse blown replaced fuse took care of the harsh shifhts but won't let go into overdrive hooked up scann...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L windshield wiper/washers, interior lighting
I have replaced GEMs before on this vintage and model, but I am being told by my OE supplier that they now require dealer reflash on replacment. The last one I replaced was a drop-in. Has Ford switched to generic GEM on this model ? Will it need reflash to wor...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L wipers VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
This pickup came in with the wipers coming on intermittently when the wiper switch is turned off. When you turn the wipers to on passed the delay part of the switch the wipers come on and the windshield washer motor runs all the time. We have replaced the mult...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
truck came in for fuel pump leak repaired when started noticed charge indicator slow to come up stuck on 9v after 40 to 50 sec like turning a switch on it would start charging assumed regulator alt was under warranty so i replaced it still doing the same thing...
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...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1769V
brakes works really good at slow speeds..up to 30 mph locks up good and you can feel the abs working by padel pulsation..over 45 mph no abs ..does not want to stop padel does not go to the floor..firm padel..can not feel abs working...will not stop on panic st...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FM2U32E7W
Hello everyone Vehicle came in with a check engine (codes P0304, P0205, & P0206) and running rough. We replaced the spark plugs and wires and the vehicle ran fine for a few days. It is now back with the same problem. This Explorer has the typical noisy timing ...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51U9W
Hello everyone. I am having a problem with my windstar. It runs well until it warms up. The engine will suddenly misfire on cylinders 2 and 6. The engine light will immediately flash. Minutes later it runs then misfires intermittenely. Fair enough. I tested fo... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Differential VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
help!!! i am working on this superduty that has a loud "bearing" noise in the front when coasting between 50mph and 30mph. it also has a fast vibe in the steering wheel at the same time as the noise. it has to be in 4x4 to do it, but if you manually lock in th...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L EPC & Convertor VIN: 1FCKE39L3X
This Econoline came in with the gear shifter light flashing and we checked for codes and got a PO743 TCC electical failure and a P1747 Pressure control solenoid short. We removed the oil pan and tested the resistance of the solenoids which were all 20 ohms and...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rich exh. VIN: 1FTZF1824Y
Hi gang,this sucka is running "RICH"!Customers complaint was;ck. eng. light has come-on+running rough,Pulled codes=po172+po175=both banks "system too rich. So i did the usual ck. of live data/ freeze-frame etc, power balance/compr. tests=o.k. , did fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel injection VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Thanks in advance for any insight you can give me on this. This is one of our shop trucks so we are attempting to solve this problem ourselves even though we are not totally equipted to do so. Last year in early spring the engine started to become hard to star...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTNS21F32
Hello and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post. I have a 2002 F250 that keeps eating alternators. I am posting this for a friend of mine who owns this truck. It has been back to the dealer way to many times. I know the engine harness was rep...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14292
This vehicle is part of our fleet, Devloped a misfire on #6 cyl. only under slight load (1000) RPM. New EGR seamed to cure it for a week don`t know why it came back. While it`s missing if EGR is unpluged it clears up (lean miss). My question, Could the intake ... Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L srs VIN: 1FAFP33P33
This car had minor frontal collision that triggered seat belt tensioners but not the air bags. After replacing tensioners, crash sensors and control module we now have a rapid flashing SRS failure light. Code B2141 present that was not there before repairs. Al...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Rich condition VIN: 1MELM65L9S
Thanks in advance everyone. This mystique is giving me some headaches. I've had the car for two days now and can't make any headway on it at all. It has codes set for rich condition on both banks. I pulled the spark plugs out and they are new and black as coal... Trouble codes: 173 (Rich condition bank 1 sensor not switching), 137 (rich condition bank2 sensor not switching)
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L electrical VIN: 2MELM74WOT
This car came in on hook no start condition. Checked voltage at starter, b+ on one lead and not signal from key switch. Removed switch and tested wire from there to starter, no problem. Replaced switch, same deal, no start. Back probed wires to find that the s...

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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMDU34A6S
Hi, and thanks for the responses !! As suspected it was the transfer case. There were shattered parts on the clutch side drive shaft. The surprising thing was that on the lift all 4 wheels turned and there was NO unusual sounds coming from the case!!! I replac...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Master cylinder? VIN: 1FDEE14L7V
Well, we have installed the master cylinder. Elongated the holes abit. So far so good, I will let you know if otherwise.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
Hi Guy's, thanks for the help, you were right. I scoped the wheel speed sensors, LF had a small glitch. Replaced road test all good. May be I was looking to much into it, but I still dont understand why when the truck went into ABS the Genysis data for all the...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, NO START COLD VIN: 1FMZU74E9Y
thank you all the info helped greatly we installed another new maf sensor that brought the ambient temp back to with in 5 degrees of the cts and the iat. we also installed a new air idle control that two things worked thank you again for all the imput its grea...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L oil pump VIN: 1FTYR14E31
thanks to you who replyed we did r & i engine to renew pump was told too look up as explorer and we found all the info we needed
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