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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start, HARD RESTART VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
vehicle came in several months ago with a no start condition. there was also a lack of maintenance. found the crank sensor to have failed, we replaced. vehicle started and ran very poor. we then replaced the ignition module, plugs and coil pack. the car has re...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L no data lines. VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
Another shop removed the 7.3 diesel engine, and installed a 7.5l gas. Lots of problems. Now it needs a smog check. I get the priviledge of making it happen. I've taken care of everything, EXCEPT, to make the Calif. smog referee happy I need to get the right co...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Please help me here! This van is a recent auction car that the local used car lot just bought, The mil keeps coming on with p0171 and p0174 codes for system lean, we can tell that all the normal windstar stuff has already been done to this van (see repair hist... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTDF1725V
Hi Folks,Ijust installed a drop in used engine(complete with engine wiring and vacuum harnesses,etc).The tag from the wreckers indicate the engine has 40 psi oil pressure and 160 engine compression.It was a perfect fit,everything lined up,no disrepencies anywh...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cylinder head temp. reading VIN: 1FTZX18W0W
there was a reading on scan tool of 392 degrees on cylinder head with and with out coolant sensor plugged in. has code p1289 cylinder head temperature sensor high input. also codes of p0171 b1 lean/p0174 b2 lean. voltage on head temperature sensor changes but ...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP54WA2
Hi; I have a SHO Taurus that first came in running 25% rich (LTFT). It also had codes P0172 and P0175. I test and replaced mass air meter,fuel presser reg. and did a indution cleaning (B.G.). Car run great (LTFT)6% (STFT)2%. Car came back with (P1518 intake le... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175 (p1518-), P1518
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS, Traction Control VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Hi Ford Technicians... This vehicle has multiple LF ABS Codes... I got a C1155 (LF speed sensor Imput) and a C1158 (LF Speed sensor coherency) and a C1141 (LF Tone Ring tooth missing) Also a U1608 (see service manual) Well so far I cleared these codes and did ...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L upshifts VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Hello all, I have this Ford P/U with delayed upshifts under load.While going up a hill part throttle trans shifts very late.Sometimes you have to back out of throttle to get trans to shift.Also shifts are soft and long at all times. Will not stay in second gea...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZA5247X
The van all of a sudden on a road trip after 100 miles started to loose power and the engine was missing. Van made it to our shop. The engine starts up good, but after 4 seconds of running the engine starts to miss badly. Checked exhaust back pressure, had a f... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0305 (cylinder misfire)
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L calipers / rotors VIN: 1FTRE14281
I feel like a parts changer with this van . The front pads wear out within 4,000 miles . I know these vehicles are not noted for their long brake life , but this is rediculious . I have changed the calipers , hoses , rotors and pads and can't seem to catch any...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W54
Hellow fellow techs this is my 1st post. And its got us puzzled.This is a local Patrol car. When it 1st came in complaint was surge on acceleration,stall intermittantly. We checked fuel pressure OK at40psi. Replaced fuel filter was full of rust. Ran codes had ... Trouble codes: P0316, P0300, P0511
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L steering column VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
vehicle came in per noise in column and up tilt/retract inop.removed column to inspect,found broken rail pins and potentiometer broke.installed new pins,potentiometer. column still has no manual up tilt or retract,also automatic portion inop. seat is retractin...

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1991 Ford Tempo L 2.3L airbag VIN: 1FACP36X8M
The problem was the ecu ,after checking the entire circuit I decided to investigate the ecu,when I opened it i saw a capacitor leaking. Thanks for all the help anyway.
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Thanks to all who replied, Loren's tip for Ford TSB was right on it. It was loose tranny filter causing to stall, install new redesigned filter from Ford corrected the problem, no more stalling. Thanks to all.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP45X1W
this vehicle had a brake caliper that was sticking on the right rear after replacing the caliper the noise has not been heard thanks again to those who replied
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thank you to the techs that responded. The replies suggested two main problems with these vehicles. #1 was possible corrosion at the Transfer case motor or wiring and #2 was that there is a tsb issued for such a problem which includes replacing the harness to ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
I received 4 replies on this problem and the one that hit it on the head was from Nick [...]. He told me to replace the drive hsg for the cam sensor even though I did not find much play. This cured the problem. Nick said that at 40 to 60k he is starting to s... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FAFP45X2Y
We replaced the radio and fixed the problem. Thanks for all the help.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L electrical brake controll VIN: 1FTNF205EC
will I found the wiring harness, It was above the ash tray it was pluged in to the back of the junk collector ' glove holder'. when looking up at it.it looked a relay ,thats why it was so hard to find.So it is in the midlle of the dash. IATN is the greatest,...
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