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1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Starting VIN: J6SW332725
This car was built in canada.Mitchell doesn't have wireing diag. for it.I am looking for wireing diag. for starting system.If anyone can help i can be reached by e-mail [...]
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 ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FTPF17M91
Hey folks, I really need help with this one, it's a factory built dedicated natural gas truck that has a strange fuel guage problem. What I've found so far is that the fuel level signal which is controled by the natural gas pcm which piggy backs onto the nor...
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...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L door locks, radio, dome light, turn signals, hazar
hey guys got another one here, this focus is giving me a headache, the vech came with the radio, turn signals, doem light, working intermittently, repalced the ignition sw and same thing. Hooked up scanner and have no communication with the body controller. no...
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Instrument panel VIN: 1MEPMO49LH
Hello All,Customer just brought this to me at closing today,so i havent any time too fully check this car out.This car has the digital display for the gauges,tachometer,and speedometer.Customer said that he was driving home and the cluster went out,along with ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L wiper/washers VIN: 1MEML5OU6T
Customer states that one or more times a day, when he starts the car, the wipers and washers go through a cycle, and then turn off. I was not able to varify the complaint during the short time that I received the car today, before I left for the day. I was hop...

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1988 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FDLF47G1J
Sorry for the long wait. I forgot to mention that this truck has a straight axle with no idler arm as some suspected . I hesitantly installed a hd aftermarket steering dampner and this truck is fixed.
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M5P
Hello fellow techs. THanks to everyone that took the time to reply to my help request. I am happy to report that the Mustang has been successfully repaired. I wanted to wait a few weeks before I posted this because I wanted to be 100% sure there was nothing ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L engine white smokes VIN: 1F1JW35FOV
Thanks for all the help! After more testing, hair pulling and a few choice words. I decided to install another IDM and drive. I had already tried another IDM , but realized I had only hooked it up and grounded with jumper wire then ran engine up and not test d...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cylinder head temp. reading VIN: 1FTZX18W0W
replaced mass air flow sensor and cured problem thank you
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Thanks to all the response!! Many of you responded to this fix. It shows the caliber of the participants and the quality of iatn as a resource. The vehicle came in today for the repair. I replaced the upper intake manifold gaskets and the upper intake asse... Trouble codes: P0174, P0711.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L gem VIN: 1FMRV1665Y
Thanks to Chip [...]. Consensus is that the GEM cannot be programmed with a Snap-on Scanner. Randy said to check for water intrusion. There is a tsb out on ...
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