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1966 Ford mustang 200CID Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6F08T23780
This car came in on the hook . owner had driven car of and on all day long on way home car just died . I have checked everything and found nothing out of place. Only clue I can add is if I close my hand just right over carb air intake car will run till I ope...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuel Fill Pipe Clip VIN: 1FMDU32X1S
Hello, We are in need of a source for the large plastic quick connect clip for the fuel filler pipe on the fuel tank. Searched Tech Mail and Technical Tips Forum archives, no help. The part is supplied with the filler hose/pipe, was one year only, and is obso...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L compressor
I need some help from a FORD guru. I'm bimmer tech not much experience on fords. The compressor not comming on, evacuate and regas system to specs..static pressure 100 P.S.I both sides. but clutch not on and no power to compressor with connector disconnected. ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P1W
hello everyone,we have a 98 escort with mil on with code p1520 for the intake runner control,everything seems to be working fine with the system,car runs great,but light keeps coming back on.any help would be greatly appreciated as to finding the problem Trouble codes: P1520
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP514BB
Came from another shop, has code p0 340 [cam sensor circuit], they installed a cam sensor which did not fix it.Dealer said it was a bad computer,so customer supplied a used one and brought it to us to install.It turns out there is no power to reference signal ... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V3X
checked egr valve, working ok checked vacume lines. truck is running good but keeps showing egr valve out of range Trouble codes: P1408 (egr flow out of range)
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L long crank VIN: 2MELM74W7P
the car came in for a no start checked fuel pressure had none replaced fuel pump came back 2 weeks later for a long crank checked fuel pressuer 35 psi and holding when shut off it will restart but let it set for an hour will not start back up checked for spark...

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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14T8J
I am going to call this a fix at this time. Phil seem to hit something on the head. I did find the orange ground wire left loose hanging down behind engine. After hooking wire back to ground I can see difference in running already. I have not been able to get ... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Sensor).
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Thanks for all the help guys, #6 cylinder was intermittently getting fouled out by coolant, when it was cold it usually missed then after it burnt off it cleared up. I did a cylinder balance and it caught #6 cyl then i pulled the plug and it had steam and smel... Trouble codes: 176 (koeo keep alive o2 sensor lean bank 2), 136 (koer 02 sensor lean bank 2).
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Surge,
i replaced the vss I been driving it for 1 week so i consider fix...what a pain in the butt...thanks to everybody Trouble codes: P0500.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U6T
Thenks for all the help. I recieve alot of relies that told me to monitor the fuel and spark of the vehicle. I was paying real close attention to the fuel and found that there was a glitch. I looked over the fuel lines. i found a small pin hole in the fuel fil...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L egr valve VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
thanks for all the tips. pulled the egr . mount and the adapter two holes were plugged solid in egr passage to plenum cleaned them and reassembled and she runs like a new one. not a bad job to handle.
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Rear Speed Sensor VIN: 1FTRE14L3W
Thanks for you emails, the Problem was that speed sensor harness robbed the chassis behind the fuel tank. thank again John
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on
well this one is finally fixed, it turns out there were heads put on the van,and when i installed the new cam sensor assy i marked it to the one i took out(which was wrong)i set the engine at top dead center and put it back in and its been fine since the knock... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor circut bank 1), 1309 (misfire monitor failure).
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L torque converter,frnt seal VIN: 1FDXE45F41
Thanks to all that replied back. BRAD [...]. Everyone seems to feel that this problem was caused by poor cooler flow or a restirction in the cooler line. I installed a new factory cooler, checked the cooler li...
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