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1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L abs VIN: 1FALP5842R
I have this taurus wagon that the yellow a.b.s. light will come on every so often.I scanned the on board computer for codes with the snap on scanner and the code it showed was 111 and did not get a definition to what it is.I looked at the mitchell book and it ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N5R
Vehicle came in as a no start, no spark. Replaced pick-up coil, still no spark. Found blown fuse for ECM, found new coil was bad and blowing fuse. Replaced coil and ICM, vehicle started and ran. Let customer take vehicle, next morning it was a no start/ no spa...
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...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Fellow Tech's - I have a problem with this 1997 Ford Taurus with a 3.0L. It runs fine but turned on the CEL with code PO430, (cat efficiency below limit). Looking at my Red Brick Scanner, the O'2 sensor pids all said zero with the key on engine off with a cold... Trouble codes: P0430
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Got a wierd one here. Engine has a very rough/vibration idle. Shakes the whole car, but is not a missfire type. Take it off idle and it's all but gone. All scan data looks good, O2 switching good, STFT&LTFT @0% , no codes. Did a search of the database and didn...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
There is a rotational rumbling noise, sounds like wheel bearing, sound like rh front area, on lift in 4wd, noise is in rear diff. area, took apart, wheel bearings look ok, only spider gears have wear and pits will these gears cause noise? or is there something...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L temp guage VIN: 1FDXF46XEB
guage is not working normaly will not read coolant temp i thew a sender at no change when i ground the r/w wire at the sender the guage will swing i needto know how the ground is controled and where i dont have a schematic.i swaped a known good cluster stil no...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1825Y
Hello, fellow techs. Vehicle has constant miss on one or more cylinders. Customer already tuned and replaced EGR, O2 sensor (left bank upstream)and coil pack. Tested spark output at end of plug wires on every cylinder, results good. Checked crank sensor trigge... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire), P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F6Y
Hey diesel guys this one has me stumped. Starts and runs then with in 45 seconds to a minute starts surging and running bad and lots of white smoke then dies. will restart and do the same thing again. I installed new IPR valve the data on the scanner everythin...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMPUL6L21
Not sure what's up with this expedtion. I've worked on many and haven't run into one like this that I couldn't get running good. Will have a slight mainly at idle sometimes you can feeling at a cruising speed of around 55 or so. scanner sometime says there is ... Trouble codes: 302 (misfire cylinder 2)

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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start, HARD RESTART VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
Thanks to Scott from Washington, Nick from California, Nathan from Texas and Jeffrey from Washington. Went throuth various tests and procedures, found problem to be very unusual. After vehicle would get to running temperature tachometer would go to zero, vehic...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Thanks to everyone for all the help. This vehicle finally would not start for a day. We had no fuel inj pulse and cranking rpms would go up erratically than stay mostly at 0 with occasional spikes while cranking. A noid light revealed injector would 'pop' occa...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F4T
first i would like to thank the twelve persons who took the time to reply. several recommended the web site www.intellidog.com/dieselman anyone who visits this site will be impressed even if you arent a mechanic. anyone who owns or works on powerstrokes should... Trouble codes: P0603, P0340.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L steering gear VIN: 1FTYR10VXX
Thank you for all your emails. Most of the noise was coming from the left side of the rack. The knocking noise was most prominent when vehicle was on the ground turning back and forth. It sounded just like a loose inner tie rod end popping back and forth. I pu...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1722X
thank you for the replies. i found the fuel pressure to be up to 65psi. regulator plugged so replaced regulator, and flushed complete fuel system. runs like a new truck. Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L driver seat VIN: 1FMRU15W43
the cust. took unit to the unit to the dealer for warranty repair. the dealer replaced the motor that moves the seat back & forth. thanks everyone for their input.
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