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1986 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start, Surge VIN: 2FTEF15Y3G
This system should be so simple, i can't believe we can't figure it out -no start after sitting overnight -after trying 1 minute -engine starts right up -before trying to start if accelerator is pumped fuel is spraying into carb ---good spark at plug when tryi...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L High Idle VIN: 1FDKE37H4L
This vehicle was towed in for a no-start condition and coolant loss. The vehicle would not start due to a restricted exhaust. The converter had braoken apart and to make matters worse melting snow had trailed into the tailpipe and frozen. We replaced the exhau...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Over Drive light On shift handle flashes continuou VIN: 1FTEX15N8R
I've attemtped to scan this truck a couple different times. Each time,it seems as soon as I hook up either the snap-on scanner (mt2500) or the genisys) it seesms the scanner clears the code(s) and the OD light on the shift handle stops flashing. This is a rand...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L int. lights VIN: 1FALP52V0T
hello group, the interior lights stay on for some 45 mins.after the door is closed.i went through the archives and found alot of fixes with the door swithes,so i replaced all 4 of them but that wasnt it.the lights stay on ,then sometimes they will go off abou...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP52U1T
car came in brake light on, brake fluid low. wheel cylinders leaking. replaced shoes,cylinders and hold down kit., machined drums. test drive around the block no problems. customer comes back an hour later has a noise. verified knocking noise coming from rear ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
need some help from powerstroke gurus please, this truck will not crank or start if parked facing downhill most of the time now, has had rough idle and poor power for some time but customer did not want to look into this b-4 now.when brought into the shop the ... Trouble codes: 470 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
this car will keep blowing the 20a maxi fuse to the fuel pump I`ve been through all the wireing from the fuse to the fuel pump and can find no prob. this has been going on for 3 months and cust would love a fix.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
at the beginning of winter customer reported low heat at idle but good heat once off idle (and driving). found cooling system full, thermostat operation normal, engine temperature good. backflushed heater core with no change. replaced heater core with no chang...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L po705 VIN: 3FAKP1138X
code p0705 the computer will not read netural or park will not let me do the koer test
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L No Start, floods at cold start VIN: 17TLNLM97V
quite a unique vehicle. has choke assembly in throttle body. floods out while starting cold. if you get it to start with outpulling plugs will run rough for aroung 1 min then fine. runs great hot. no codes all scan reading and temp reading fine cold and hot. n...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FACP40EMF
Hi All, well as many of you suggested the oil was most likely different to mask the problem with the transmission. Apparently these transmissions will make noise in all gears but fourth when the input shaft gear that drives the cluster gear is worn. Sure enoug...
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Converter Lockup VIN: 1FACP57UXM
Thank You to all that replied. I explained to the customer what everyone told me. They decided to try the computer change. Low and behold, So far so good. Keeping fingers crossed. It is working like a new one. Maybe that is why the other computers fry with the...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Rolling Idle VIN: 1FALP57U8R
The majority of replies indicated to check the iac. Since no-one seemed to know for sure if the trans turbine sensor could cause the pcm to alter idle strategy, I decided to ignore it temporarily, and just started with normal testing on the iac, found resistan... Trouble codes: P0639, P0412.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L engine VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Thanks to all who replid to my post. Unfortunately, the customer declined engine tear down for further diagnostics. We did go the extra step of taking it to our local Ford dealership to get a second opinion and the felt that a possible wrist pin could be causi...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1EAHP36302
after testing all inputs,outputs,power and ground circuts at pcm again.all ok and still getting code 320(eratic speed signal)i removed crank sensor again and placed a bore scope into hole to check flywheel for the second time i noticed a torque converter nut l... Trouble codes: P0320.
1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L digital dash VIN: 1LNLM9846L
We tried different instrument panels and looked for a power supply that was suggest but were never able to find one. An ignition switch was also suggested but did not help either. We got very busy at the shop and the customer needed the car. We continue to res...
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