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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Hello all, I have this probe in here with a overheating problem. This problem had been going on for months. When it first came in I replaced the thermostat and the temp was fine for about 2 weeks, the customer came back with the same thing, vehicle overheating...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4049R
Car was towed in from another shop no start. No codes,fuel pressure 40 psi,spark good no injector pulse and no rpm reading on scan tool when cranking. Used scope on camshaft position sensor. found about 4000ms between pulses. This seems like a hoge amount. Cou...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
In the shop for a couple days now, this Windstar is baffling. #3 misfire always comes up. I have done everything that im aware of to fix it. Cleaned intake runners and EGR ports, compression good, injector pulse good, injector balance good, fuel pressure good,...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
thanks ahead of time, need help on this one been chasing this one for a month. code po411/ check engine light always on, i may have missed something, tested air by pass solenoid voltage cycles 0.5 volts, im thinking it could still be in the soleniod !!! Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E11
This vehicle came to us with the MIL on and the customer complained of an idle surge/rough operation when cold.Code retrieval indicated lean conditions on bank one and two along with a random cylinder misfire . The engine is the standard SOHC 4.0 SEFI V6 . The... Trouble codes: 0171 (Exhaust too lean bank one), 0174 (Exhaust too lean bank two), 0300 (Random cylinder misfire)
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U62
This is a fleet vehicle. One of the fleets technicians sent the vehicle to us to diagnose the check engine light and repair. Code P0340 was the only code. Tested and replaced the CMP sensor. Test drove after repair no MIL and no codes. Two days later the same ...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start, 50% of time ;starts VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
Hi gang,HELP!!! iv'e got a '97 that will crank+ crank,not star,cust. says if she gives gas it will start;i have not found this to be the case. I found an anti-theft self-activation T.S.B #99-9-4 online that had you ck. for alarm events=went thru tro... Trouble codes: B1318, P1260, B1352, B1201, UC0DE
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L lighting VIN: 1LNHM81W2X
This #31 fuse is for the lighting control module. It has several outputs. Does anyone know a good way to isolate the problem further, or had a similar problem. thanks, Pete
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L power steering VIN: 2MEMLM75W7
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L valve timing VIN: 1MELM653XW
Called idenifix about code and dave told me procedure for checking front and rear sensors and they checked out as shown above, called back with info and he told me it was probibly out of time.( or flywheel broke) pulled down and the exhaust cam was off a tooth...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDLF47MXR
The No OD problem was an open wire in the shifter. Replaced the shifter and it works fine. The replies pointed this common problem out and one described how to test the system. Thanks The 2-3 shift problem was caused by an internal solenoid problem. The sole...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L oil cooler VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
a big thank you to all of the ford professionals for the help. the info from james [...] was especially interesting. i called the rebuilder and explained the situation. they said the replacement of the oil cooler was mostly for those engines with the cooler ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D71
This indeed was a vacuum leak. The EGR Vacuum Regulator was. Leaking internally. After responses began checking vac. and found to be very low. in fact customer said if he had to hit brakes twice he had no brakes. The tip off was that EGR valve was wide open at... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMR Ctrl 1 stuck open).
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
Sorry for the delayed response , wanted to be sure it was fixed, This was so simple but so hard to detect because it was int., but the problem ended up being a slightly pinched vaccum supply hose under the throttle , which was unable to be seen until the remov...
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