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1991 Ford Tempo L 2.3L airbag VIN: 1FACP36X8M
I have an airbag light flasing four times at specific intervals. Is this an airbag code and what does it mean, if not how do I access the code and cancel it after repairs? Where can I find a list of airbag codes?
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1DALP54N4V
Hi Everyone,I have a '97 SHO that seems to have a "ghost" in the machine. This vehicle came in as a no start (cranks but wouldn't run).Upon attempting to start vehicle I cranked it for an extended period, held accelerator to floor and it eventually came to lif... Trouble codes: P0307 (testing and results)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Fellow techs, This explorer has had a history of electrical problems as you can see. Now when started the 4x4 hi and low lights in the dash flash exactly six times every couple of minutes. Always six times no more no less. Is this possibly a code of some kind...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU22X5W
vehicle towed in - checked sprk(no) checked fuel(no) checked signal at injector(none) - no comunication with scanner - found fuse failed - now comunication - car runs now but "misses" badly - found #2/#6 cylinder misfiring - checke for spark at these cylinders... Trouble codes: N0
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Misfire
This beast had spark plugs replaced about 4,000 miles ago. Came back today with one of the plugs blown out and broke its coil.Seems to have taken the threads out too. There is maybe one thread left, I can start a plug but it pulls out when trying to tighten. I...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K93
This Explorer has a wicked misfire, and does not change with a tune up and new coil pack. Timing cover area is quite noisey and I have read some responces about the timing chains causing a misfire and problems Ford is having with these (If you are reading this...
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L flexplate VIN: 1MECM504XM
The flexplate is cracked from one of the bolt holes outward towards the center, we are now in the process of tearing it down and inspection. There must be a problem that we are missing somewhere. Our origional replacement flexplate was not o.e. that may be a c...

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L DRL Daytime running lights VIN: 2FMDA51445
All of the replies received sugested bad grounds & a couple of them said check parking brake switch. Parking brake switch checked out OK, but found a bad ground lower left of engine compartment & also had to put a new module in. Thanks to all who replied. Ken
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L oil pressure
After finally waiting for this truck to lose oil pressure, I removed the right side valve cover found no oil.Then removed the rearmost cam holder. Under it is the oil pressure restrictor(ford part# F3AZ-6F087-A)It is not easy to get out a lot of twisting and p...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
thanks for all the help this is a computer problem not plusing injector replaced pcm and problem fixed thanks for all the help again Trouble codes: P0303.
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1462H
Thanks for the help. Some said it may have a bent rod. But I wrote that it is not making any noise now. So no it doen't have a bent rod. There was a little sign of water at the filter but It didn't get thru it. The water shorted out the coil or help it develop... Trouble codes: P1270 (Rpm limit or speed limiter), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank 2), P0175 (Rich bank 1), P0316 (miss under 1000rpm), P0304 (miss on cly. 4).
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MEFM74WZY
thanks to all for replies.the ignition coils were the problem.i pulled all coils,again,bench checked them every way i could think of,they all checked ok.moved all coils around now car runs good.i will replace all coils,but i want to find the bad coils first.th...
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