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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I have had this Ranger for about 3 weeks. The ABS light comes on @ 35 mph sets code 11 (stop light switch circuit)MOD says @pin 11 on module with switch closed, if you have over 9 volts to check for feedback from flasher. I have 0 volts with switch open and 12...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cruise control VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
Cruise control does not work. I performed tests per MOD. There is no test for the amplifier, just a process of elimination. I replaced amp with dealer part - still no cruise. I performed the servo test per MOD and the servo worked. Using a dvom on ac scale I c...
1995 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3FALP663XS
This car has had repeated EGR valve sticking. We replaced the new after market valve that another shop had installed with a motorcraft part, and it stuck a couple of days later. We removed the EGR pipe and O2 and did a visual inspection of the top of the cat t...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W8S
I have changed injector positions,changed plugs wires and coils.have slight mis #1.Strong miss #2.Has no blead off between cylinders.the #1 and 2 plugs are fouling out with gas.i have removed injectors and tested flow and leakage with car running have same pat... Trouble codes: P0302
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L windows and int. lights VIN: 1FTDF18W6V
If I disconnect the left window motor of window switch the int. lights flash. If I move the switch to up the lights flash. the drivers side window doesnt work with switch. If I disconnect the window motor and move right side window switch the lights stop flash...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X9V
truck came back in today with the same lean codes. when i scanned the computer i found all the 02 readings were at 0.000 volts .no change with propane added. this o volts is on all three 02 sensors. tried a differant scanner and got the same readings. zero he... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on
Hi folks, I need HELP. this truck is at it's maxim fuel trim +35% and scaner some times say's error on fuel trim. Is setting P0171 & P0174 sys. lean codes. I have cleand and inspected MAF sensor looks good an reads good. o2's are switching/crosing center ok li... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
car came from another shop. lots of work done. p1309 misfire monitor keeps coming back. ckd cmp. cam position sensor. we replaced it w/oem . althought the tool application does not match the style in the car. we used the previouse year application. the car run... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hard start in a.m. VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
this trunk has a hard start in am by customer description must crank 2 or 3 key cycle before it runs only after sitting overnite after started , starts allday 1 key cycle no codes present kept in shop overnite came in and it started right up good fuel pressure...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1137W
This car seems to run fine. It has a MIL on and a hard P1381 code. Resistance on the sol. is in specs. Tailpipe emissions are good. Pulled the valve cover and manually turned the cam against the advance mechanism, seems to rotate fine. But doesn't snap back wh... Trouble codes: P1380 (Variable Cam Timing Sol A Fault), P1381 (VCT Overadvanced Bank 1), P1000 (OBD II System checks incomplete)
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X8W
I'll try not to get too lengthy. Car had sat for two months or so because it started missing real bad and had a coolant leak, so they parked it expecting to have to go through a head gasket scenario-$$. Due to necessity, it had to come back out--lucky me. Foun... Trouble codes: P0308
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
if i go through test procedure for gem module these 2 codes come back immediately c1182 parking lamp flash relay circuit fault and b1982 driver's door unlock relay circuit failure. when you go through the self diagnosing test codes c1446 brake switch ciruit fa...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
hi guys and gals, this story began about six months ago with a customer complaint of low brake pedal. i initially inspected both ends and found there to be a good 50% of material on both ends. i adjusted the rears up alittle tight and released the vehicle to t...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
asking for help on this ford four wheel drive. the 4 wheel drive will not enguage when the switch is turned to 4-high or 4-low. indicator light goes on for bulb check, but does not turn on when switching to four wheel.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4447Y
mil ligth comes on after driven a while, again tdc's are po171,po174, did a vaccum leak test using smoke machine, no leak found. fuel pressure is 35 psi and 45psi no vacc map reading is at [...]/sec and at 2500 rpm is 12.5gsr/sec thi vehicle does not have a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Hello fellow Techs, and thanks in advance for your help! This Ranger dies intermittently (sometimes will not die for weeks) and then will just start right back up most of the time, sometimes it takes up to 3 or 4 mins. before it will start. I can't hear the fu...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP33P72
Hi group- I have this focus here that I don't know where to look to find a problem. This problem is very intermittent, maybe once a week it will not start. There is no starter activity, but all else seems normal. The dash lights are operable, and the battery t...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V72
when w.o.t. truck will cut out almost as if you turned the ingtion switch off then back on. this happens at about 3500 to 4500 rpms. i have check the crank sensor with a lab scope and my vantage. both show no problems with sensor. i also have taken a movie wit...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172G2
customer said service engine light came on after driving through large puddle? when test driving no canister vent duty cycle? Trouble codes: P1451 (evap. vent control circuit fault)
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L trunk release VIN: 3FAFP11373
hey techs, i'v got this car in here, she picked the car up from the dealer, she just bought it, and got rear-ended. we replaced the decklid and bumper. the problem is that the trunk release on the key fob does not open the trunk. the trunk release inside the ...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Spark, no fuel VIN: 1MELM653XS
This has been an excellent service, so much so that I rarely have needed to post anything...I usually find the problem has aready been posted and solved a number of times. But this time I might have something new...and I am guessing it will be an easy fix, on...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
At times, on decel and come to stop, the air filter box will vibrate and cause a loud howl noise. Also, at the same time the engine will stall and will restart fine. Will set code P1121, TPS inconsistent with MAF, I assume that the severe vibration in the air ... Trouble codes: P1121

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1971 Ford Mustang 351CID engine exhaust temp
Thanks for all the replies. RH headgasket was installed backwards (not by me :) ) Also found dist shaft was bent and retarding the timimg on the affected cylinders. Replaced both head gaskets (had to check and make sure LH was ok), replaced dist, fired her up ...
1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L battery draw VIN: 1FABP62F5J
Well, I would like to start by thanking the 11 techs that responded to my help request. Rodney from Texas, John from New York, Ron from Maryland, Ken from New York were pretty much right on. They all suspected the Alt. After the customer had returned the car...
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L no 2nd or 3rd
thanks to all of you for your replies i do think the direct clutch is burnt. but this ones going to the scrap yard. my sister can`t afford to fix it, but she can afford to buy a new car. oh well.
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
thanks guys for the help, did not find any gases in radaitor, replaced water pump with a dealers updated pump, cost 100.00 air vac radaitor and refilled, ran engine until thermostat opened and top-off, bleed out air and seems to run ok, ran for over and hour a...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
Sorry for the late summary. We actually just fixed the truck on wednesday. The fix ended up being a new clutch master from Ford and also the line between the master and slave. We replaced both and bled the system again. Best pedal it has ever had. Thanks for a...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F7S
thanks to all who replied found the mechanical fuel pump leaking replaced pump all is well and starting just fine Trouble codes: P0344.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L wipers VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Thanks to all that took the time to help. After installing the old central timer module and double checking the grounds and powers, we found a bad connection at the connector under the steering column coming from the multifunction switch. It was creating a res...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Steering wheel VIN: 1FMDU35PXT
After running into other problems similar to this and not finding fixes. I am going to have to add another to this list. The costomer has not yet brought back the vehicle. We feel very strongly that the problem lies in the lower steering coupler. Some people h...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L trip moniter reset VIN: 2FMDA5149T
hello again-i had great in put from about 4 or 5 techs-thankyou- all again-we found circuit 55 dead-yellow wire to computer-keep alive circuit-went back to fuse box-fuse was not blown-followed it to engine compartment which showed a relay in schematic-power wa...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FTZR45E92
well since i could not get veh to act up, i took blair from il advice to change diff fluid and add limited slip additive. since he had never had it changed it. anyway it was due. will have to see if it ever happens again. thank to all of you to whom took the t...
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