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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP42E2K
hey guys and gals, i've got a mustang that doesn't run good but i can't locate the data link connector. it is supposed to be near the left front shock tower. there is one (the big connector w/ several wires) but no self test wire (tan/red). the customer is a d...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX14N8L
This truck came in with a back fire problem in decel. Codes found #32,#42 replaced o2 sensor it was not switching #6 plug was fuel soaked replaced all plugs. Customer drove and now backfired more often and extreme fuel consumption. o2 sensor is now at full ric... Trouble codes: 32 (continous egr signal low), 42 (koer rich not switching)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR15T3M
Good afternoon Ford techs.I have an old ranger 4wd here with electronic problem is that there is no indication on the dash switch meaning that neither of the 2 LED on the switch are illuminated,and the motor on the transfer case does not work and it is ...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential? VIN: 1FAPP36X4N
This one has me stumped and it is probably something basic. This vehicle has a clunk on initial forward acceleration from stop. I replaced all three mounts assuming this would correct the problem. It did not. We put the vehicle on a drive-on rack and did a pow...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
The fuel pump is new - the tune up is new - fuel filter new Idle air motor is good / Mass- air sensor reads ok / Throttle position sensor ok - has been motor vac-ed This car stalls very intermittenly but it idles rough continously - we believe that solving... Trouble codes: 543 (Fuel pump circuit)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
Starts ok cold. Run for a while and will not restart. If left alone for about an hour it will start with the fuel pedal to the floor. The longer it sets the better the restart.
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW2146F
this windstar is the older typr 3.8l with the split port intake no the newer 99' type. vehicle runs fine idle to wot.concern is runs rough to very rough after 10-20 min. hot soak.only last 30 sec or so? i have to drive ten minutes hard then hot soak and will r...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX18L4V
Have this customer that can only get 280-300 Kilometers out of a tank of fuel. First time in found Bank 1 pre and post O2 sensors sluggish and unresponsive. Replaced them and milage is little better but computer still wants to enrichen. Long term fuel trim at ... Trouble codes: P1000 (Drive cycle not complete)
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L intermedent miss VIN: 2FM7A5146Y
need your help dont know what to do next thanks
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
I am hoping that some one has seen this problem before. This Taurus came in with engine miss fire on #6 cylander at idle at times. Checked ign. on scope. found spark wave at the end the fire line to have turbulance and higher KVs. I have read that this is caus... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cylander miss fire)
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S4W
Hi folks, I have this 1998 Mercury Sable station wagon with the 3.0 liter Duratec ôS" engine. There has not been an engine performance complaint by the customer, but the check engine light keeps on resetting, storing a P0171 (system too lean bank 1), and a ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank2)

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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP52VXT
thanks for your input everybody. i have changed the selector switch twice with one aftermarket and one oem. still the same. tranny guy says the forward clutch has been changed, but who really knows. so when i get tim will take apart and inspect. also will take...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L climate controls VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
The climate control module has repaired this car Thanks for all your help
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L rear diff VIN: 2FAFP74W1W
i want to thank everyone that responded for your help. phillip from nc,fred from ga,and matthew from ca were all right. the problem was for sure in the trans. we repaired the rear end problems(had a couple of pitted bearings,pitted right axle at bearing and a ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Plug threads VIN: 1JGF45TRK8
Most of the replies said it can be done to paint mark a timing chain set up for reassembly without using the special tools. I see these heads are a big problem for thread issues. I told the owner about the respondent who said his newly installed insert may be ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
Thanks everyone for the help and taking the time to reply. There is a sending unit on this truck and after several of you very nice folks pointed me in the right direction I was able to see it. The sender was located on the rear of the engine above the bellhou...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W31
hi guys, tried all the stuff everyone said and found after some heavy duty research that the company that sets up the squads inadvertantly took the wires out of the connector for what ever reason i do not know but the city is taking back to them to resolve pro...
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