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1969 Ford mustang 289CID power assist VIN: 9RO2M18767
Hi techs, In 24 years of suspension work I've never had this problem that I couldnt fix by replacing all p/s components. Came in with rebuilt pump recently installed, there was no assist but ram was damaged (big dent)and valve had alot of play at ballstud.I in...
1976 Ford LTD 6.6L Stall VIN: 6P63S16623
I have this old LTD, in good shape. The problem is, as you're driving down the road, it just up and quits running. Trying to check spark and it starts right back up. This is baffling to me. Running along it dies. You don't even have to come to a stop to start ...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Charging VIN: 1FMEU15H4S
this bronco has less than 12v at battery. all powers to alt are there and alt puts out 14.6 at alt post. follow output wire to start sol on fender, with it connected there's 12v or less, with it disconnected from sol its 14.6. if i by-pass sol and cables to ba...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Run ok cold, heats up and surges and stalls with a few int. missfire codes. Looked high and low for vac leaks with smoke and propane. none. o2's look ok and switch. someone else did the tune-up, checked plugs and stuff ok. someone also did a coil pack. ect sen...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L axle/differential VIN: 1FALP6530V
Two weeks ago I replace the left side c/v axle and left motor mount and now a whining sound was coming from eng/trans area now trans will not go in to drive or rev I turn the wheel feels like axle is still in place, When I move the wheel back and fourth I hear...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5146W
intermitantly wont start maybe months apart when it has acted up for me it is loosing spark have change cam a crank sensor also it has never died going down road
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FTSW31F5Y
I am new to these powerstrokes. My question is, can a bad EBP sensor cause a hard starting condition when cold. I can't find any other problems, but the EBP sensor reads 25psi KOEO. Trouble codes: P0470, P0470, P0476
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1722Y
Hi guys, We need help from you Ford experts on this one. Truck came in with lean codes and light on. We found the usual vac leaks at the PCV elbow and repaired. Truck came back w/ lean codes and complaint of stalling on hot restarts. We did the whole intake an... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome light VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
I have replaced door switches to cure this problem in the past on 98 f series vehicles but the problem is so intermittant it is difficult to test. Any suggestions would help. I have not found any service bulletins through mitchel on demand.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L11
well i hope some person can help us out here. we have this 01 ford f150 that is running with a misfire or two. we pulled codes for misfires on 6 and 8 with a lean code on bank 2. the misfire is more apparant when hot. we found a restricted fuel filter and repl... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bnk 2), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire)
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Harsh Shift especially 1-2 VIN: 2FMZA52452
Check both line pressure and EPC pressure ports. Readings at idle and WOT stall well within specifications. 1-2 shift very harsh but does not slip at all. Seems like a pressure or apply problembut I can't pinpoint it. Can EPC pressure be okay but not enough fl...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd to 3rd shift VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hi all , this one is my father inlaws , he just bought it a couple monthes ago and now the trany is not up to par , he has a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd it will actually jerk you in the seat like a shift kit but only when you have a 2nd to 3rd shift ...When it ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L axle shafts VIN: 1LNHM82W3X
hello to all and thank you for your help in advance, we have this lincon that has ruined the left rear axle, the axle is only scored halfway around on the are that the bearing rides on causing a moaning noise, we replaced all of the items listed in the related...

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1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L reverse lights VIN: KNJPT05H1P
the backup light switch has bad wiring, the connection of the wires were all corrieded and broken causing the curcuit to be open making the backup light come on...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3S
I relize this is not a guessing game, I must have missed this at the beginning, I had many (11) replies and I took each one to heart. Glen from New Jersey sent me some excellent information that took me along the correct path, although I do not have a lab scop...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U74E2Y
Hey, i checked MAF operation and got a max of 85 percent engine load. i then performed a koer test and got a code for bank 2 sensor 1 not fluctuating. looking at pid on scanner noticed that oxygen sensor was moving and looked ok on the graph. i performed a vis... Trouble codes: P0174, P1151, P1000.
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Compressor VIN: 1LNLM9742N
Replaced aftermarket liquid line with dealer item. replaced pop off valve also. Runs great, thanks for all your help.
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
Most replies pointed to low voltage to the horns or voltage to them when it shouldnt be. The horns had battery voltage to them when honking the horns and no voltage when off of the horn button(even checked it on mv) We bypassed the air bag with a seperate horn...
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