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1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L oil in coolant VIN: 2FALP74W7P
car has oil in coolant. pressurized trans cooler, seems ok. has anyone seen any common problems with these? thanks!!!
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L thermastat VIN: 1FTDR15X1P
coolant temp is inconsistant,at 40 MPH cruise ECT data moves up and down between 170 deg and 220 deg, heater is luke warm aprox 100 deg air temp. With outside air temp about 30 deg. was wondering if plugged heater core could cause internal hot spots and air be...
1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNJLT05H0R
Hi, This vehicle has a nasty hesitation (cuts out), right off idle. No load. Similar to a carbureted car with no accelerator pump. You can nurse it up to cruise with great care. Checked the Air Flow Meter, tested OK, but replaced with customer supplied (used ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L chk engine light VIN: 1FTJW36F5S
Ladies & Gentelmen, This pickup on most mournings will exhibit a crank no start condition. Once you turn ignition on, the glow plug lamp will illuminate, and as soon as gpl will cycle off, simontainiously the chk engine light will illuminate. With the chk en l...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L noise VIN: 1FDEE14H9S
Hello everyone I got a strange noise that sounds like the engine fan is hitting against something, and the only time you will hear this noise is if you are going against the wind about 65 to 70 miles an hour, and when this noise starts it wont stop untill you ...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FASP11J8T
i have a escort here that we havent been able to figure out. we've narrowed it down to an egr problem but we dont think its the egr. the egr has no carbon build up and it holds vacuum. with the car running and everything connected it runs rough. if we disconne...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU3JP5T
we are asking for help with diagnosing the cause of a front axle failure/damage on this vehilce.vehicle owner states left rear tire went flat on a 3-4 hour freeway drive.owner called towing service for help.owners spare tire was not useable.so towing operator ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, lack of power wot VIN: 1FMDU32X6V
HI Y'ALL !! another better idea from ford. We have replaced the evap solenoid and hoses. Still get code p0446 (next day). the alldata says use the dreaded breakout box.and test wiring to and from ecm. We have 12v to solenoid. we found bulletin for copde p0446,... Trouble codes: P0446, P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP58S5V
Car has been towed to our shop twice and we were able to start it immediatly and found no problem both times. The owner says that at times it just cranks and won't start. Problem has been observed by neighbors but has not acted up at the shop. I have driven th...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
Hey Ford Techs, Truck came in with check engine light on (codes for lean banks 1 & 2 ). Also on cold starts rough idle and surges up and down, sometimes may die. It needed a tune up( plugs worn and air filter dirty ). I found dirty fuel filter with a small amo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 1FTWX33FXX
This is my first time here so bare with me. Please help I am limited in knoweldge of a diesel. Here we go, The truck came in for a lack of power while pulling a load and horrible fuel mileage. The truck has a history of problem and the original owner sold vehi... Trouble codes: P0470, P0471, P0476
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
this vehichle was blowing 30 amp fuse that powered glow plug relay and ses lite. would blow randomly now its not blowing ,the truck will start and barely run knocks and bangs and ses lite is on while running ,but is not on with k.o.e.o. i have checked all rela... Trouble codes: P0603, P1316
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L convertor VIN: 2FMDA5342Y
please help ford techs, vehicle came in trans had reverse only, replace trans w/reman unit. on road test w/ reman unit tcc will engage but doesn't stay engaged sets code po741 tcc perforamce, stuck off, all trans data parameters seem ok, called trans co. gave ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FTRW08L12
I recieved the truck in for some fluid service, differentials, trans, engine oil. everything is fine except the front diff.. I dropped the gear lube and looked like fine ground aluminum. very grey. not milky like water but ground alum. I took the diff apart th...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L radio/wipers VIN: 1FMRU15W01
This car was used to jump start another car this past weekend. When the car is in Park or Nuetral, everything is OK. When you shift to R, or D,2,1. the radio shuts off and the wipers will not work. Checked all fuses, none were blown. Scanned transmission selec...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP444X2
This mustang has a returnless fuel system. The vehicle surges after convertor locks up, light to med on throttle, lower speeds 30-45. Pretty much when the car is underload at light to med. throttle. What I need to know is what the fuel pressure should be doi...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LNLM82WOT
This TC is at one of the local shops I work with. The Lincoln is from his fathers estate. For months they've been moving the vehicle in/out of his shop. One day they go to move it and nothing. I went over to help and am completely stumped. The car has no spa...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM8ZW0X
Hi Guys; This Town Car dosn't want to start cold. By cold I mean less than 45 deg. It starts once brought into the shop and warmed up. It runs rough for the first 30 seconds then clears right up and will run fine all day. We are the third shop to get this car.... Trouble codes: P1288 (cyl head temp out of range), P1711 (tft out of range), P1000 (obd II test incomplete)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5MLFU28R23
Hi to everybody, this is my first time requesting help, hopefully someone migth be able to help me here , I had this Navigator in my shop rigth now, costumer sais that another shop relaced the altenator and after that the air suspension was totally inoperative...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W7S
I have this 95 cougar 4.6L that is driving me crazy! the check engine light comes on and no matter what i do it will not stay off.ran scan and got egr flow problems and went in and cleaned t-body,it was clogged up, replaced dpfe sensor and cleared memory and s... Trouble codes: 1407 (no egr flow detected), 1408 (egr flow self test out of range)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L rod bearings VIN: 1MELM624XS
From what I have read in the archives this is probably going to hit a nerve with a few of you. We replaced the timing cover on this 95 Cougar 3.8 due to a oil leak but within 200 miles customer returned with low oil pressure and you guessed it rod knock. Now I...

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAPP64RAL
Special thanks to Randy [...]. He hit the nail on the hit. Turns out you shouldn't machine the flywheel, Ford has no spec for it. They also have no new flywheels. So, we shimmed the clutch slave out to compensate for the machining on the flywheel and everythi...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 3rd gear start VIN: 3FAPP15J2P
Well, you guys did it again- IATN sure seems to be the equivalent of hitting it with 'both barrels'- John [...]' suggestion- see if the back-up lights worked- they did...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP42T9S
I recieced alot of good replies, the customer took this vehicle the day I posted the request, his dad owns a shop and they were working on it themselves, apparently the front cats were partially plugged. So they are calling it fixed. I did leave out some info ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4x4 operation VIN: 2FTDX1862V
Thank you very much too the five guys who replied, You hit the nail on the head, From the first time we worked on the truck the customer had put their spare tire on the right front which was a p235/70r16, the other three tires were [...], We repaired the o...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Shift Interlock, Brake lts VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
Goodmorning to all, well the problem is corrected, Pete from BC. had a great tip, isolating the rear harness does save alot of potential checking, thank you for the location of the hardshell. The problem did result from a previous shop's repair, the master cyl...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE37L3V
I'm sorry I can not post a fix for this vehicle. Most replies I've recieved mentioned fuel pump volume and clogged fuel injectors and fuel rail. I tried to get approval from the customer to pull the fuel rail and check the injectors, but the customer decided t... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire 3 cylinder), P0304 (Misfire 4 Cylinder), P0308 (Misfire 8 Cylinder), P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FM2U32E7W
OK, after a trip to the Ford dealer for a new chain, guides and tensioner on the left side all is well. Thanks again for all of the help.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L valve cover VIN: 2FAFP74W6W
Thanks for everything guys, the fix was much easier than described. One note, Alldata shows a 1998 model Crown with coil packs and plug wires. The vehicle I was working on was COP like a 1999 according to AD. The fix was to take the right motor support bolt lo...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 126K468402
hi fellow techs : i had to clean the egr passages that were colgged and everything is fine now .hope all have a good day and i want to thank all of you for responding to me thanks again . Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW32F8X
even though the uvc harness & valve cover gasket ohmed out less than .3 ohms, we replaced both pieces, ran a buzz test & all 8 are now firing, don't understand yet why they check good but replacing the harness & gasket did fix the problem. Trouble codes: P1293.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L intake manifold VIN: 3FAKP1134X
I want to thank all the members that replied. The fix was the timing belt which broke while looking for the rattlin noise which we thought was in the intake manifold. So we replaced the timing belt and idlers. After we started the car the noise was gone. My be...
1988 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L dash cluster VIN: 1LNBM9843J
thanks to the replies,i was getting worried with this vehicle,like i previously posted the ground on left side of firewall was bad this is 1 of the grounds the cluster use.when i finally got a decent wiring diagram,i started checking each circuit of the cluste...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C-heater VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
Hellow TEchs, thanks for your replies, I removed the instrument panel and I found the blend door broken, so I'm still working in the vehicle because I have to import the new parts to fix the problem. I learned a lot with your help because this was the fisrt ti...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM81W7X
Hi everyone. This has been a fix. Thanks to all who replied. All of the replies were logically on the issue. This is one of many OBDII tricks played on us technicians. The problem was the PDF sensor for the EGR. One of the hoses leading to the exhaust ports wa... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder missfire 4).
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Spark, no fuel VIN: 1MELM653XS
Thanks for all of the help guys...everyone had some excellent tips on where to look for this problem. Paul & Kent had some detailed wiring tips on how this circuit works, especially the relay, which is where I originally thought the problem was. John & Kenny h...
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