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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...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M5P
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a 1993 Ford Mustang LX with a 2.3 Liter Engine, Automotic Transmission. This is the 4 cylinder engine that has 8 spark plugs, and 2 coils. Customer orginally towed it in complaining of a no start condition. I ran some diagnostic...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L lines VIN: 1FTJX35F45
Ford wants a trans oil filter put in the return line from the cooler, but I do not know for sure if it is the line to the front of tranney or the rear line I think it is the front line, is this right. Thanks Randy
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFDEE14H5T
I have a returning P0385 code. Crankshaft Sensor B fault. have tested connectors and harness, replaced sensor(at damper),ck trigger wheel and I can't seem to find the problem. It takes about 3 days to return, after mutiple test drive I did get a pending code t... Trouble codes: P0385 (CKP 2 Misfire detection sensor or Ckt.)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L temp/charging VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
Started with no temp reading w/o overheating. Installed new TSS, then used gauge, then entire cluster, then switched sloshes. Combination of sloshes and temp gauges gives NO or Hot readings. Circuit from TSS Closed and doesn't seem to be grounded. Temp ga...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5249V
This code sets as soon as you run the KOEO test. From what I have understood so far this is an electrical malfunction. (correct?) I have checked wiring and nothing seems out of specs. I have battery voltage(approx.) at the red wire to the vmv.When I run the KO... Trouble codes: P0433
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L pats system VIN: 1FTRF17W7X
Came in 2 weeks ago with a no start with the PATS system fuse blown. Replaced fuse and truck ran great. Now the fuse isn't blown, no other fuses are blown, and the truck won't start. The antitheft light flashes very fast when you crank it over. Allready tried ...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FAFP45X2Y
Hi guys I have a problem here that is driving me nuts and need some help. The vehicle came in with a dead battery, replaced the battery and checked for a draw and found a 128 milliamp draw. Traced the draw to fuse #39 in the under dash fuse box, it feeds the G...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Backfire VIN: 2FMZA51441
Good evening all! I have a fine Windstar here that is backfiring (usually just small pops in exhaust system) on a very intermittent basis. Fuel trim hovers around -8 LT all the time. It usually does it regardless of load, occasionally under closed throttle dec...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L monitors not reset VIN: 1FAFP33P93
Had a Lady come in shop. She was near to tears. She had been to three other shops and two Ford Dealers tring to get her car through NYVIP inspection. There appears to be nothing wrong with her vehicle. Runs great and no codes. She has driven 635 miles and two ...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
This vehicle has got me stumped badly. At idle fuel trims are pretty close to 0. They hang around +4 to +7%, at partial throttle, medium load, the fuel trims max out at 25%, at WOT the car pulls fine and HO2S voltage stays above .9V. Partial throttle is where ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System too Lean Bank 2)
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11W9R
van was starting fine untill hard cold spell since then if outside temp drops to 30 deg or colder it takes a very long cranking period ,the kind that you know it has a great battry and when it does finally start it chugs for about 30 sec at idle or part thrott...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR15T3M
Thanks to the people who responded.We removed the motor and noticed a lump in one of the wires.We pulled at each end of the lump and the wire broke and was full of corrosion.Repaired wiring and everything is good
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
And the winner is Jeff from Michigan. He nailed this one. As suggested by Jeff [...] unbolted the housing from the fuel filter housing and found the screen protruding from it covered with a black material, roughly a half inch cone on the screen. Is this an indicat...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L intermedent miss VIN: 2FM7A5146Y
the owner wonted to try some cleaner in it but it didnt work so i pulled the intake and cleaned the ports out it runs better now thanks for the help
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNLM91V8P
An update on this Lincoln. The Alternator was replaced due to a bad diode patter. This vehicle, like the Acura Vigor, is sensative to the diode patterns,(most likely AC current leaking past) and will trigger false codes, and weird symptoms. I forgot that I l...
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