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1990 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L short to ground VIN: 1FACP5845L
have a red light when doing drain probe test at the battery...checked everywhere i would normally check and no game...as you can see i have put a few hours into this one guys...wish i could just wave the magic wand...suspecting a wiring harnes at firewall or d...
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 Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8T
#2 & #5 cylinder missfire at idle and low rpm,problem goes away at higher rpm.No vacuum leaks found Trouble codes: P0302, P0305
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L oil pressure
Originallly came in with noise in timing cover. replaced chains and worn out guides it had no noise for about thirty miles. Then the noise came back under right (bank one) valve cover I then flushed out oil passages and noise was gone for about one thousand mi...
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L Digital Range Sensor VIN: 1FTNF21L1X
I am having an issue with the Digital Range Sensor on this trans. A little background on this one is it is a Lawn Care truck so it has had a very hard life. It has had the typical range sensor codes to lead me to a bad sensor. Although it is still not reading ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Hello, we have this Windstar here that has a bad hot soak restart problem. After the van sits and hot soaks, it will barely start and run. If you purge the fuel rail with the gauge, you get a lot of foam and then it clears up. It's as though the rail is boilin... Trouble codes: P0230, P1513 (IMRC runner bank 2 stuck open)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA5141W
This mini-van came in with the battery lite on. It was not charging. I replaced the alternator and still the same problem. I re-checked all of my voltages and re-ran the FORD pinpoint tests and replaced the alternator again. I have battery voltage on my yellow...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTSF31S6X
this truck is a friend of mine who just stoped by and brought it to my attention..this truck just starts making a ticking noise..for maybe a min or two..then just goes away almost sounds like a lifter...but like i said it dont stay long
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out
Hi guys. This is my brother's truck. I am a dodge tech. Two days ago when the temp warmed to 55deg, He drove for about a half hour. Went into store and came back out with a start and stall. He let sit for another 5 minutes it started ran for 10 feet and then s...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
This truck came in with a check engine light on & code Po340. I scoped the cam sensor & had no signal. This is a 2 wire cam sensor & not a 3 wire hall effect sensor. I ohmed tested the old sensor & it was open. The reluctor is fine and the bushings for the sha... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
hi this is my own truck. the engine will flare 300 to 500 rpm when the 2-3 shift occurs. if i back off right before the shift the flare isnt as bad. there are no codes and the trans shifts fine on all other shifts no slipping. the fluid was flushed at 50k with...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Brake pull VIN: 1FTZF17261
Thanks for taking the time to read: This is a fleet truck that has only one driver. I know from the previous trucks that this driver has had that he is hard on brakes. I also have several other fleet trucks with 4 wheel disc brakes but this is the first one th...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
This is a long post but has all of our testing info in it. I have a Lincoln Town car that came in 3/3/05 with the horns not working and 15amp underhood fuse blown. We diagnosed a shorted horn and replaced with a set of factory horns. Customer notified us that ...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
This vehicle is in for failing emissin test -customer has been taking to anaother shop that is throwing parts at it -initially when testing on dyno -o2 sensors are switching perfect -after about 1 minutes driving all 4 o2 sensors stay at 1 volt -fuel trim show...

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1987 Ford Taurus L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP50D7H
Well I'd like to thank Kent from Florida for telling me about the screen filter in the inlet fitting of the throttlebody. Removed that and my fuel pressure dropped to 17psi. Apparently the fuel pump in this taurus is capable of making 90psi! The little bit of ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
My apprication to all who replied! It seems that several problems combined to create this headache. Many suggested that the fuel pressure seemed a bit low @ 30-35lbs, replacing the pump brought it to about 38, replacing the regulator made it 45. there was a no...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU35P5T
Well, Customer has elected not to fix truck at this time. Seems I am the last one in the world to know about the blend door problem on these. 19 replies 90% said it is a bad blend door requiring heater box replacement, Or there are many creative short cut fixe...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Thank you for all of your help everyone! Unfortunately the customer has not gotten back to us regarding these repairs, however when he does, we will strongly recomend replacing the engine. Thanks again!
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L rear brake calipers VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
i received many responses to the help request. the most common was about brake hose restrictions. i also had a couple about abs sensor problems and was told to disable the abs system to see if the pull went away. we are trying to reschedule the car for further...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W3R
The customer has not returned to have the car repaired. When he does I will try the EGR temp sensor first. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sysytem fail).
1996 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W4T
HEY ALL. This one hasent been back yet, have talked to owner of the van, and he said he put a can of injector cleaner in the fuel and check engine light hasent returned. dont think this was the fix, but we will see, would like to get it back in to check knock ... Trouble codes: P0325.
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