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1988 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU1214J
SOS!! Im getting whipped here...Bronco cant fight its way out of a bag. It has no power and on occasion will surge and stall. Customer has replaced cap rotor wires fuel filter and ISC motor and MAP. These are the results of my tests...fuel pressure good, base ...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L wipers
I have a 94 crown vic. that has wipers standing straight up on the windshield when parking. I went through the "wipers will not park" test on alldata and was told to replace the wiper control module under the change.I then hunted through alldata and ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
I have been through ALL the archives for similar problems and checked all related. Nothing found that could be the problem. The last TEST AA11-Isolate short in PCM. No breakout box, had PCM connected during this test, back probed the wiring, disconnected the I...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSE34S8W
HELLO TECHS, Could use some help on this Ford. Customer pulls a heavy trailer and is scared to drive this van like that because it will just shut off going down the interstate and of course he loses power steering and brakes when this occurs. He claims he can...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Lacks Power VIN: 1FTNW21L1X
DIYer strikes again, I got this truck in last week for a day, with multiple problems that all supposedly started after the local dealer had it in for an exhaust manifold job. I see no evidence of a new manifold so either he has been riding around with this pro... Trouble codes: 1401 (DPFE Hi Voltage)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L steering gear VIN: 1FTYR10VXX
There is a knocking noise in the front end while driving at any speed hitting small bumps and does not matter if turning. Sounds like a loose shock. Removed shocks and noise was still there. I am able to duplicate the noise if I rock the vehicle back and forth...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L powertrain
hi techs: i would like some info on code p0732 .I know it is gear 2 incorrect ratio but i do not have any info that explains what is happening here .any help would be appreciated . phil
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
vehicle has obvious misfire with mil light that started out intermittantly but progressed to steady .I traced misfire to # 5 cylinder. I suspect it has a bad fuel injector especially since the ecm sees an electrical problem here also. This may actually be a no... Trouble codes: 51 (fuel injector circuit)
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
Thanks for the help in advance, One of my co-workers has a int. problem with the brake pedal being hard (the feeling of no power assist), He has since put on new frt brakes with new rotors , resurfaced the rear drums and adjusted them up with no apparrent chan...

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1965 Ford Thunderbird 430CID Heater core
Many thanks! I recieved 15 replies at last count. The job calls for 1.7 hours, we bid it at 3 for rust and corrosion. The procedure is as follows: Motors manual says, 1-Remove lower instrument panel and right-hand trim panel from shift console. 2-Disconnect de...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L door locks
hi all well gem module corrected problem and car and customer are happy. Thanks to all who replied and have a good day.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X5V
I am thankful for all the replies I recieved. Most mentioned the intake gaskets and the furl regulator. There was a small leak at the intake gaskets so I replaced the gaskets and flowed and cleaned all te injectors-No more check engine light but the fuel trim ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0174.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L intake manifold VIN: 2FM2A5142X
because of an email from one of you gentlemen, we used the thicker gasket and solved the problem. dennis
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31S4X
Thank you guys so much! Just as all of you said it was encoder motor on the transfer case. I had no diagnostics to prove it except for you guys telling me that is probably what it is. Replaced it everything good. Thanks again!!!
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering Rack
Thank You For all 6 replies, I tried all the suggestionsnone worked. I replaced the pressure hose. It seemed towork for a week. It's suppose to be back tomorrow for thesame problem. Will see what's going then. Again thank Youto those who took time to reply. Go...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA57431
We replaced the lifters after a run-around w/ the warranty company & the noise is gone.Finally.Thank you all.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F73
Hi Guy's Calling this one fix. Excellent input from all of you. What I found was a bad weather pack connector at the IPR. The computer does put in a fixed value if there is sensor problem but not high enough to start the truck. I had good power and what I thou... Trouble codes: P1283 (Injection pressure reg), P1212 (ICP not as expected), P1211 (ICP pressure above/below desired).
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2DV11WGP
IATN comes through again. Two of the replies were for the starter drive spring being bad and the drive hitting the ring gear on turns. We opened the front doors and rocked the vehicle violently side to side with the engine idling and sure enough, there was the...
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