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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Non Engagement VIN: 1FTHE24H4N
Transmission was workingfine. Towed in for shorted Alternator & no transmission engagement. Replaced Alternator & on cold starts tranny will engage after 2 or 3 shifts from drive to reverse. On restart. Trans. will not engage. Going to replace filter Mon.. Any...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L rabs module VIN: 1FTEF14Y6S
Hi folks - I have an interesting one here and I am hoping someone can show me the light. This F150 came in with the abs lamp lit. When we tried to flash codes the light stays on steady. We followed MOD procedure for "Will not flash codes" and we are directed t...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37F0W
this one is driving us nuts!!! what we have is a rough running motor at idle but smooths out at higher rpm then intermitantly it will start to run extremly rough and blowing a lot of smoke out the tail pipe. the after a couple of minutes it will settle down an...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L engine VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
This vehicle has a knocking noise under load. On the rack you can hear the noise which sounds like a grinding noise in the bell housing area but if you put the stethescope on the center of the exhaust manifold on the driver's side you can also hear the noise m...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F5Y
customer broght in to us for no start intermittent. vehicle started but had history code of p1219 i cleared code and drove vehicle seemd to drive well other than seems low on power, checked fuel psi idling after fuel pump and had 58psi also changed filter to i... Trouble codes: P1219 (pcm/idm cid stuck low)
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Horn and cruise VIN: 2FMZA52481
Hi guys, Ive got a problem with this windstar. The original complaint was no horn, no cruise and battery goes dead. I looked at the horn first and both horns were bad. Replaced horns and they blow all the time until you remove the horn relay. I know that every...

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1960 Ford EDSEL 312CID wiring
Thank you to all who responded to my problem . I have what I need to finish the job . I got the diagram from (the old car manual web site)
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, NO SPARK VIN: 1FTCR10A7P
i was so concerned about the no spark, and since i had fuel pressure i never checked injector pulse. since i had no pulse i jumped on the crank senor. signal at icm from crank sensor had a good waveform so i checked with multimeter since it was suggested that ...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25Y1T
This nightmare ended up being defective parts. New motorcraft module was setting 1351 code . Replaced with new standard. Had distributor warrantied to cure code 320. Only time will [...] but it has been gone 3 Days with no problems and no codes present as of ye... Trouble codes: P0320, P0420, P0232.
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L wipers
received 5 replies, from faulty multifunction switch, gem module, & delay relay. installed new multifunction swithc which solved the washer inop problem but still had nonfunctioning wipers on low & intermt. Before throwing anything else at it, decided to try l...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no crank VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Ill call this one fixed, thanks to all who offerd help, the fix was it had an aftermarket? keyless entry system, sticker on the door glass said it was ford, but not sure, there was a button tucked under the dash that wasent vissible unless you stuck your head ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFT34T4G
thax to all replies thax to iatn veh fix no boby tell me a bout the problem re lated to ign i try to replace wire set and splug with factory part car run fine seen then i'm sorry to take long to post this mess
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L convertor VIN: 2FMDA5341Y
Thanks for all the replies. I guess I wasn't clear enough about how severe the surge is. It's much more than a TCC shudder or engine miss, It's more like turning the key on and off. I also wanted to add that I would have done the drivability repairs first if t...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D71
Hope I have not wasted anyone's time. After talking more to customer, he says the noise under intake was there before the bad idle started. Went back to basics and scoped the truck. Plugs and wires were bad. Replacing them helped a bunch. May still have other ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W62
Gentle men this one is solved. We removed the cylinder head to not only find that something got inside the combustion chamber and did a little damage to the head but also bent #6 intake valve. It was not seating proply into the head. We replaced both the valve... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FMSU41F53
Thanks to all who replied. After testing for any more obvious intermittent causes, such as the ISS, TSS, and the transmission position switch, a new symptom emerged. The transmission started to have a delayed REVERSE engagement, immediately after the shifting ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM8ZW0X
Hi guys; Well after replacing the IAC motor and the cylinder head temp sensor with out any change; I decided to pull one of the coil packs to see what one of the new plugs looked like. The plugs had all been replaced by one of the previous shops. What I pull... Trouble codes: P1288 (cyl head temp out of range), P1711 (tft out of range), P1000 (obd II test incomplete).
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Hard restart after VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
COILS, COILS, COILS, apparenly coils cause all kinds of phantom problems. Thanks to all especially William, he made me revisit the coils. We replaced them before the orriginal post, or so I thought, only 4 coils got replaced. The car has been on the road for a... Trouble codes: P325/, P0500 (VSS vehicle speed sensor), P0717 (Transmission Turbine Speed Sensor), P0722 (Transmission Output Speed Sensor), P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver module), P1309 (Misfire).
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