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1967 Ford Mustang 289CID engine VIN: 8RO1C14145
Engine has a vibration at about 3000 Rpm, it feels like unbalaced motor. We changed flex plate with a new one and it looks identical to the old one and vibration was still there. We inspected vibration dampner it it does not appear loose or have turned on itse...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 light VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
The owner states that while he is driving at highway speeds the 4x4 light will start flashing on the dash and he will hear a click underneath the dash and at the same time the power windows will not work. Once the light stops flashing the windows function norm...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FASP15J9S
Hello everyone, This car was towed in from another shop.The only Thing I was told it died going down the road.Do not know shop It came from.Spark ok No Power to inertia switch Traced wire back to passive restraint module under driver seat.I am not Clear on al...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14NST
Got a puzzler today. When it feels like it this truck will not start, for a short period of time(longest period of time has been several minutes). It might start for several days in a row before there's a problem. When It fails to start, I am missing Spark and...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L dome lights
greetings everyone,customer brought in this little pick-up complaining of interior lights staying on. on this day we are busy and asked if he could bring it back in a couple of days. he agreed so i removed the dome fuse. looking at alldata there appears to be ...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62WXV
the pcm fuse #15. I've unplugged all devices powered by that fuse according to mitchell wiring diagram. the only thing that stops the fuse from blowing when the key is turned on is the pcm itself. I've tried a new pcm, unpluging fuel pump, inertia switch, inje...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0V
hey all. this little truck has some probs. the truck ran with a miss, had no compression on #3 cyl. and a stripped spark hole. but it ran. i replaced the pcm for an inop coil circut (primary). got it put all back together, now it wont start. the engine is floo...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L balance shaft VIN: 1FTEE1428V
my shop information systems says to remove balance shaft drive gear and balance shaft for the timing chain SET proceedure, why? the ford oe manuals and ford online show this but according to the pictures the timing chain and gears are on the outside of the bal...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30F8V
Hello everyone! I could use some help if at all possible. This 7.3L came in for dying & trans slipping. I first put a reman trans in so I could at least drive it. I then starting checking out the stalling/hot, surge at all rpm's, &smoking (raw fuel). All icp p...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS Brakes VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Hi All: I'm posting for a fellow employee who has a customer and or vehicle giving him fits. This Windstar came in several months ago for a brake noise. Front brakes were completely worn out requiring calipers, rotors, pads. This was done, along with cleaning ...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
what i have is a car with miss fires. no codes found. have now idea if fuel or spark. cannot get ecm to set code. it misses so bad it will not hardly pull itself. can barely see let alone get to coils or injectors to test any thing with out taking apart enough...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L steering colum VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
Here is a question for the Ford Techs. This Ranger has intermittent smoke from the steering colum. It happens every once in a while according to the driver. I got the truck late in the day and the first thing I noticed was smoke coming from the turn signal are...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P1Y
Hello, I need help on this car, I'm in my second day of diag.I have check The archives and found alot of PCV system leaks. I made sure this is not my problem on this engine. Also I see maf's are a real problem and made sure to eliminate it as a problem. This ... Trouble codes: P0171, P1506
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1FAFPO1W14
car come into shop mil on with o2 at rich limit,went on test drive and had to turn around car had no power.acted like convertor stopped up.did back pressure test, ok. tested maf it was reading 7000 ft.140hz. we are at about 500 ft should be 158hz. i cleaned se...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU75W72
truck came in with a ticking/knocking noise in all drive ranges and park and nuetral. noise is coming from tranmission bell housing area and sounds exactly like a cracked flex plate. noise seems to get louder as truck gets hotter and is more pronounced wiyh th...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FMRU17W23
OK. Neighbor's Truck. Got stuck out of town and had to have a caliper replaced (both), and the shop there put both rotors, new pads along with the calipers. Unknown brands. After that, car had a small, but aggrevating pulsation, mostly from say, 80mph to 65mph...
1988 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L front air bags VIN: E7JY720189
Help!...The vehicle came in with the left front air spring all the way down, tech determined bag was leaking and replaced it, the system will not inflate the bag, and now will not inflate the l/f side either (was up initially). We ran the diagnostic tests, and...

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1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FTCF15F8E
First I want to start off by thanking Michael [...] for taking time out of their busy schedules to help me on this. I went...
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Oil pan VIN: 1FTCR10T6L
Four replies suggested the debris was from a deteriorating timing chain tensioner. The tone of these replies was fairly confident. This is the repair I've recommended to the customer. She plans to do it later when it fits the budget. Four suggested it was fr...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
I know the pcm is the problem. The customer has to wait until next month to buy the pcm.. thank you to everybody for taking your time and helping me.. Bill
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6537T
good morning all i thought i had closed this the same day i requested the help, but obviously i was wrong. thanks to all who responded. after checking all harness and connections to and from the fuse boxes under the hood and in the interior i found all circuit...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
This intermittent short was one of the hardest to find. We checked each section of wire from fuse to pump, from fuse to PCM for shorts to ground, but none were found. We tested with amp clamp the current draws and drop tested the fuel pump and inertia switch b...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L11
It's like the old saying,if you want it done right do it your self,the tech that first checked this was pulling the wire on the wrong coil pack,thats why when it was traced it had no reading,i took the harness apart and found a wire rubbed through on the shock...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L fuel guage VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Thanks so much to all that responded. Dan, Nick,Eric. owner is goint to take her car to the dealer for warrenty repair. I sure wanted to check it for my self for future use. had a feeling that there was a bad spot in the sending unit, will call the dealer and ...
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