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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1st gear operation VIN: 1FALP52U0T
while power braking,pull is steady,let vehicle roll slowly while still power braking,vehicle will jerk,jerk,jerk.will not do this in reverse.code p1746 pressure control solinoid circuit open is the code that will not go away.solinoid ohms 3.3,harness ohms good...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L cooling and heater VIN: 2FMDA5145V
has intermittant lack of heat from heater, also will run hot sometimes but only at cruise speeds, pulled over when temp whent high and found upper hose collapsed. has had valve job done, new gaskets and bolts,new water pump and new thermostat. used block check...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L All shifts/no power
Hello techs!!! I am in trouble again with another ford and I need some big help, This ford truck came in yesterday limping I hooked up the red brick and found code po1747 so I recorded and erased the code went on road test and right away the code came back. Th...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
this explorer has a clunk/banging concern in front. real noticeable on hard acceleration, you can feel it in drivers floorboard. very similar to older explorers when radius arm bushings go bad. suspension looks good, does have a leak at front diff. on left sid...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FAFP6638X
had to drop tank to replace fuel pump, replaced rubber grommett that the filler pipe goes through into tank, now leaks when full. have dropped tank twice and replaced geommett, can't see anything wrong. anyone BTDT ? any help or suggestions welcome. thanks
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L headlamps & blower VIN: 2FMZA5IU9X
headlamps stay on & blower comes on when key is off and both ignition switch & headlamp switch unplugged.when key is turned on headlamps & blower go off.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F7X
The customer towed a trailer for 200 miles. When he got to his camp spot the engine was running rough. He turned it off and the engine will not restart. We know it has a bad battery and 2 codes a 0340 camshaft sensor and 1501 speed sensor. It also misses ba...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1762X
Hi gang,i need help w/this expedition;evap. code #p1450,who has seen this before + what have you done??, thanx,g.b. Trouble codes: P1450
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAXP1138Y
Car came in customer, wanted VCT installed, no diagnosis. We replaced VCT and cleared code. Test ran, when warmed up code reset and car ran rough, dies at stops, rechked timeing ok. Pulled service bulletin 03-15-14 dated 8-4-03, says oil pressure must be min o... Trouble codes: P1383 (Camshaft timeimg over retarded)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31L91
Hi and thanks in advance for any help on this problem. Vehicle came in with 4wd inop. Pulled KOEO codes and P1812 came up (Mode select switch circuit). Ran flow chart and everything passed in flow chart. Ran flow chart for 4wd inop and everything passed. Check...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L dash and lights VIN: 1LNLM9741R
dcl keeps flashing and oil gauge reads low and oil is fine dcl beeps and dont no how to check dcl .speedodometer works and dosent work all lights work on the dash and car dies after its hot . all the lights flicker on dcl and off sometimes all happens at same ...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L rear brake calipers VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
this car came in with a frozen left rear caliper and a pull to left on braking. after checking the basics we replaced the lr caliper, bled the system and it seemed to work ok. the customer came back about 2 weeks later with the same pull. we checked the front ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Extended crank VIN: 1LNHM87A31
this car came to me from a local auction - Ford cleared an ABS code & checked for extended crank & fuel smell - said it was OK - Its not - seems like Fuel press. regulator (where is it) Alldata don,t show - Please help!
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Original complaint with this nightmare, was a misfire and a hesitation on acceleration. Test drove and felt a definate miss so we recomended plugs and wires. Replaced and road tested and all was fine. A few days later customer returned and said the car momenta...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Need some help with this Villager (Quest). It has a miss/rough idle. Seems to be there all the time, but worse intermittently. Complete tune, injection cleaning have been done. Unable to determine which cylinder(s) is missing. Seems to be affecting all cylinde...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Air Bags VIN: 1MEFM55S11
This Sable came to me from a body shop with the SRS light on after they repaired left front damage. I expected to find shorted or broken wires, but this is not the case. It has a hard code B2227, Front crash sensor comm. fault. I have replaced the front sensor...

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14HXT
many thanks for all the helpful replys. had a small vac. leak one bank, wiring problem in heater circut in one [...]. hope to return the favor of a fix to you all dave Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0174.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no communications VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Thank-you for your help. The fix was the wrong harness on the car. I found the engine had been replaced with a 1997 engine. They just unplugged the PCM and connector at left front fender. And, the wiring was not right. I got the other mechanic to change the ha...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
note: we were not given approval from the customer to fix the vehicle, however believe that our final analysis is correct. determined that engine has a vacuum leak from the engine intake manifold gaskets. could not pin main source of leak, but if you provide p... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP33P11
Thank you to all who replied and to all that use this forum. I try once a week to see if I can help someone with a problem and it sure pays off when we have a 'head scratcher' to be able to browse the posts. I took Shermans advice and put in the fuel pump modu...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
I'm going to call this one 'fixed'. It would appear that replacement MAF was broken in the same was as the first one. I was kind of reluctant in thinking that the reman MAF was bad due to it showing the same exact baro reading and also I don't know how old the... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System too Lean Bank 2).
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