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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L engine light VIN: 1FTHX2594L
Hi,need some help. Customer compaint is check engine light comes all the time. It runs fine.It has new Ford oxygen sensor,Rebuilt ECM and new MAP sensor. Fuel pressure runing 35 to 40.I have check and not found any external vacuum leaks. The check engine light... Trouble codes: 41 (lean EGO not bank one)
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP40EMF
Hi all, I have a mustang here that after I changed the transmission oil it started making a whine noise in first, second, and third gear. The noise goes away when shifting to fourth. It is a manual trans and the reccommended oil is dextron ATF. The oil I drain...
1991 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L poor hot start VIN: 1FAPP64R8M
Extended cranking hot. Intermittant crank like advanced timing or high starter amp draw. When the problem occurs the starter amp draw is 650 amps. If the ignition is disabled - starter amp draw is 150 amps and it cranks normally. Always starts normally cold. W...
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...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14HXT
fuel pressure reads 36psi, up to 43 with reg. vac. discon. sure could use some help, thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0174
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Brakes VIN: 1FBSS31LXY
Vehicle has been in several times for same complaint.We have replaced pads,rotors,rubber brake lines,calipers both front and back. Several brake fluid flushes using a vacuume bleeder. The vehicle has also been aligned and had four new tires installed. All stee...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L cruise switch
Can anyone tell me the part number for the cruise switch this one is shorted and leaking. Dealer parts told me it was not available and they have no fix. I think that is BS there nust be switches somewhere and the wiring connector. Any leads would be great.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTSW31F83
Hello diesel techs. This is my vehicle and i'm not sure about what i'm seeing on my scanner.At 25 degs.F i'm getting a ect reading of -40 degsF. According to Alldata the ECT is only for manual transmisson? That doesn't seem right.The truck does seem to be down...

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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAP13J5RR
Hay everybody I would like to thank everyone that has sent replys on this car. I have not found the problem at this time and as soon as I do find the problem I will let you all know. Thanks again for all that sent replys! Jay
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
Ford Explorer is fix and customer very happy with final results. 28 replies, 21 said 'will find upper and lower intake gaskets leaking' ( mainly when cold ). 4 replies said 'may have bad MAF sensor'. 1 for bad IAC motor and one for bad timing chain on passenge... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU22XXW
Custumer declined repair attempt. Two responses commented that late model Ford radios are known for weak radio switches that cause spontaneous radio engagement.Other possible causes included problems with bcm, power window relay-{said to be shared with radio},...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
I,m sorry this follow up post is late,but I was waiting for the customer to return the vehicle and try some of the suggestions. This vehicle belongs to a friend of the my store manager,and he said customer installed a new glow plug control solenoid,and suppose...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 1FTRX18L9X
Customer didn't want to pay me any more for further diagnostics but did spend money at two other shops that told him possible plugged catalytic converters. I guess he was upset that my basic repairs did not give him a fix. Oh well I can't win them all. The cus... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire Detected).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L pats system VIN: 1FTRF17W7X
It had a bad transponder. I installed it and two new keys. A local shop had the dealer scan to to program them and away it went. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Well I finally got this one fixed,What I did after replacing EEC relay and checking all grounds and powers to no avail, I decided with the customers permission to, replace the PCM, and low and behold when I removed it, it had a performance Chip plugged into th...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1110V
Hello everyone and thank you all for your imput. Everyone of you said to treat this Mercury as a Nissan Quest and that is what I did. In MOD even under Nissan Quest they state the PCM is on right side of dash behind glove box. It is not. It is as many of you s... Trouble codes: P0325.
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