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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L shifting VIN: 1FALP5241R
hello i got a good one here! i bought this taurus 1 year ago with blown motor. installed used engine 9 months ago, ran great but tranny had problems (was told cracked piston?) i finally got around to installing a used tranny last week. transmission has delayed...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L digital dash VIN: 2FMDA5140A
This one is the bosses car. On the way home last night the instrument panel went dead (no speedo,tach,guages or turn signal indicators). All fuses and wiring tested fine. Alldata not much help, mentioned a pulse width dimming module but thats about it. It appe...
1996 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FDJW35G6T
dies after warm up ususlly 15 -20 minutes idling, no fire,let cool for couple hours, fires right up runs good but wiil die in 15 to 20 mion-no fire. ran eec-1v test with ohm meter . eec-iv techs, please tell what I am missing..; any ideals wiil be appreciated.
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 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...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: 3FAKP1131X
This vehicle came in with the a/c not blowing cold. First check revealed that the a/c clutch was not engaging. I checked the freon level and pressures and all was ok. Checked the low pressure switch and it had power on both sides. Checked power down to the clu...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
This is a long post, but I will be grateful to anyone taking the time to read it and offer assistance. This is a personal daily driver that I picked up at a local used car lot a couple weeks ago. CarFax and seller info indicates that the vehicle was purchased... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean - Bank 1)
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 Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P51
This escort came in with the MIL light on. LTFT pegged at 25 at idle, goes down with rpms. Smoke checked for vacuum leaks. Disconnected the vacuum to fuel pressure reg and let it idle @ 42psi, no change. Found a bit of a misfire stored in the mode 6 info, 163 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Sys too lean)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L eng VIN: 1FMZU70E62
We own a rental company and vehicle came in for p.m. Vehicle had mil on.Pulled code for tps(belive low voltage).Replaced tps switch vehicle started and ran like a charm.Still had code,so one of the mechanics pulled the tps plug off while vehicle was running. V...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2MEFM75W6X
Hey guys and gals, I have a head scratcher here. This car came to me as an aircare failure for NOX and CO. Initial inspection of the car looks good. Ignition is good, Maf sensor is clean and Baro is in spec at 157Hz(we are at sea level). EGR is working, it wil...

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1966 Ford mustang 200CID Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6F08T23780
Thanks to all that replied to my request. I replaced the carb as most suggested and no change. So after removing head and having everything checked out replaced head same problem. On a hunch I ordered a second carb that fixed the problem car started righ...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMCU14T8G
Well, it had to come out. As it turns out the biggest problem was the overdrive servo. I had a hard time getting it out. It was very stuck but finally came out. Went ahead and disassembled the whole thing just in case there were further problems. The only othe...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
I checked the high pressure oil lines for pressure threre was none. Replaced high pressure oil pump & regulator,Vehicle started. If replacing high pressure oil pump rember to fill resivor it strats easier. Thanks for all of your help.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: 1FAFPO1W14
well i imagine that the tbelt being off 4 teeth could cause a no power problem.i put it into time and it run great imagine that.thanx for the replies,it is much appreciated.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U21
The fix was a new PCM. Since I don't own the NGS scan tool I could not re-program the PCM or the PATS. PCM price was not bad, around $350. I could not find a reason for that circuit to go bad, pretty low current circuit for a failure. I did install a temporary... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel Pump Relay Circuit).
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start, 50% of time ;starts VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
Well guy's it's fixed,it was afterall a bad pcm,now as soon as the starter turns the eng. even a tweak,the ck. eng. lite turns-off + it starts;immediately,thanx again. dwayne from conn. said move tilt-strg. up or down+ try starting, he was sure because he's ha... Trouble codes: B1318, P1260, B1352, B1201, UC0DE.
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L long crank VIN: 2MELM74W7P
thanks for the replies. turns out to be a fuel pressure regulator allowing a vapor lock to develop.only happened wken it was hot outside and a hot soak
1995 Mercury Villager Nautica 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W35
Well as per customer request I replaced the fuelpump and strainer when I had pump out I removed strianer and found the screen in the bottom of fuel pump clogged causing a drop in flow after I got the tank back up I drove veh approx 20 miles no problem its wait...
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