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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L parking lights VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
hello I Have A 93 ford probe. The cust. say they were driving down the street and all of a sudden the dash lights and parking lights went out. all the other lights are working fine - brake headlights, turn signals, hazards.tryed new headlight switch did not wo...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5144S
This vehicle came to the shop with a complaint of going into an abs stop under normal braking when comming up to a stop. The vehicle needed front and rear brakes which we replace with rotors and machined drums still the same problem. The vehicle was then scane...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5142S
The engine has a chirp sound, knock sound coming from the cam area is worse when hot we began by removing the accesory drive belt, still noisy. Replaced all the rocker arms, fulcrums and bolts as per the TSB that describes the noise perfectly... Still noisy......
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L No Communication VIN: 1FTJS34HOT
Greetings fellow techs. I'm pulling my hair out(what's left of it) on this 1996 Ford E250. I cannot get the vehicle to communicate at all, to my inspection machine, Scanner or an OTC Genesis. All wiring to diagnostic connector has been checked for continuity t...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1135W
WE have a 1998 ford escort with the 2.0L zetex engine in it. i have replaced the timing belt 2 times now and the vehicle comes back with in 25-100 miles with a complaint that the car died while driving. both times the timing belt has walked itself off and gott...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: 1FTRX2766W
Hello All, I am looking for some help before this thing eats my next weeks meals. It has had my last two already. Truck came in missing with 304, 171 and 174 codes and fuel trim at 25%. I put in plugs, wires and cleaned the MAF. When I got done the thing still... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 Lean)
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Van came in with differential locked up & driveshaft ripped in two. We replace rear differential assembly & installed used driveshaft. Came back in after 3000 miles and 3 months with driveshaft missing. We inspected rear differential assembly, found ok. We had...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L slow return to idle VIN: 1FAFP57UXW
the problem with this vehicle is when first started idles up around 1800 rpms then drops down slowly to 1500 then to 1100 then finally to around 900. then it will idle a little rough like a vacuum leak, but it will stay around 900. when road testing vehicle at...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil system VIN: 1FDXE45F4Y
truck has long crank and some times after sitting for a while will no start . no problem with glow plug system i think that it is in the oil system. retrieve dtc p1212 and preform pinpiont test and come up with a bad icp sensor replaced sensor and changed oil ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU63E4Y
i have a strange one here. at times when stopping the engine will die. also when is first started the idle will go up to 2000 the may stay running or will drop to 300-400 rpm and die.also when you do the engine running test,most of the time it will die.the vol...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Hello, I almost always find the cure to difficult problems in the archive, but no luck this time. Towed in, out of gas with gauge reading full. No current on yellow w/white tracer fuel gauge wire from dash. 12 volts at back of cluster but nothing at the bulkhe...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Hi guys.. We have a 2001 E250 van in the shop. Customer complains that when driving over potholes or rough roads brake pedal will sometimes go to the floor (had 2 times when pedal went to floor over smooth surface). We replaced master cylinder and have checked...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM913WY
The customer complained about the idle being rough when in park or neutral. I noticed that the roughness came in when the rpm is at 900 rpm only. If you put the vehicle in gear it drops the rpm down to 600 rpm and the engine runs so smooth I thought it had sta...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No engage VIN: 1ZWFT6035X
Trying to do one of those magic phone fixes. First I have to admit transmissions are not my strong suit. Transmission would not engage any gear checked fluid and found low. Added fluid and transmission worked fine for approx ten minutes and then pushed fluid o...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L front end left side VIN: 4M2ZU86E82
The noise is a rotational noise like growling wheel bearing about 15 mph and above.The parts that were used were from another LKQ that had no noises in it.We currently have a Ford rep. coming tomorrow. I just started at this Dealership and told them all about ...

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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP42E2K
good morning!!! this one is fixed and here's the scoop. the data link connector had a 12volt wire(the under hood light wire) in place of the sti wire. i found the sti wire and put a grey insulator on it and then taped the underhood light wire to it's harness a...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 2FACP74FMX
Thanks to all for your help. By adjusting the TV cable we were able to get the 3-4 shift to 35MPH under light to medium throttle. Bill from Virginia and Rick from Missouri gave some good advice on how adjust the cable. Special thanks to both of them. In orde...
1992 Ford Escort 1.9L Clutch VIN: 3FAPP15J3U
Looks like the new aftermarket clutch master was either poor quality or defective.Letting the used master cylinder I got from the junkyard sit overnight seemed to bleed the air out of it so that there wasn't an abnormal amount of free play in the pedal.Could n...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVCT22B4P
Well I always keep all the replies so I know whom to thank,and the winners are! David [...] you guys aced it.I took everyones sugestions into play I checked the timing both with a visual look and a with a timing light all was w...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Door locks will not lock or unlock with the remote VIN: 1FMDU34XOS
I installed yet another RAP module programed it and sent the customer off its been up and working for three weeks now. Thanks for every ones help!!
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU34EVU
hi all thanks for everyone's time for help. due to it never act up long enough to verify the problem. and my friend said we worry about it when it become more noticealbe. special thanks to 12 ppl who reply Bill from Kentucky, Greg from Illinois,Sam from Iowa,B...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F7X
We replaced both push rods, lifters and the retainer. Machined the cylinder head to get rid of the machine marks. I was very disgusted with the head surface. This engine had never been apart and it looked like the original machine work was done with a dull b...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1762X
Well,sorry guys, the customer hasn,t returned yet,however,2 responses said;look for spiderwebs in the vent tube going up the filler neck, thanx, g.b. Trouble codes: P1450.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L plug lifespan VIN: 2FAHP71W93
Danny from Kansas said it best:- 'THERE ISN'T ONE! I have 340 of these and have tried every plug made.' I am faced with a large helping of Bureaucracy (Officials who are rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure) so you kind and knowledgable p...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L keyless entry system VIN: 4M2ZU55P5X
After spending too much time on this one I tried a new door latch. The original one worked kind of hard. The new one works great. Keyless remote opens lock everytime. Thanks for all the replies.
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