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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Wiring at ignition Switch
Hey guys! Sorry for the no VIN# but I left my papers at the shop. I have this 92 Taurus in today with a customer complaint of no wiper operation and the seatbelt light glowing constantly. Upon further inspection I found a black wire at the ignition switch burn...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: JPALP4049S
when the cruise is activated the vehicle about breaks your neck that is how the customer explained it, it cuts in and out real bad. the vehicle will speed up then slow down then speed up then slow down it will not maintain a level speed but it does work. check...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on, ROUGH IDLE VIN: 1FALP624ST
rough idle worse when cold & check engine light code for bank 1 lean
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, loss of power VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Hi guys, This little Ranger belongs to one of our local police officers. He took it to the local dealership, complaining about extreamly high idle at stops. They replace the idle control motor on the first visit, the mass airflow sensor on the second visit, ...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
Truck towed in today, no start. Cranks great, good batteries, no fault codes, air filter filthy, no rpm reading while cranking. Thinking its the cam position sensor but the no fault codes is throwing me. Never seen truck before. I havent got too involved in po...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, runs rich VIN: 1FTSW31F01
this truck came in with contaminated fuel,(looked like someone put gasoline in tank), also brown gooey substance. removed & cleaned tank & installed fresh fuel. now after about 15 miles of driving the truck starts pouring black smoke from exhaust. the truck ru...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L noise. VIN: 1FMYU04132
this is a 2002 ford escape 3.0 awd.this car has an exhaust leak cold.we have litterly blown smoke up the tail pipe searching for a leak.none noted.before i give our tech authorization to removing parts for furthur access i would like to know if anyone has come...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5OU1T
by the calibration this vehicle should be enhanced evap. evap pid always reads yes. i need to know if anyone knows the connector location for the evap vent solenoid. alldata and ford dealer in town show it back under the spare tire, but there is no connector b... Trouble codes: P0446

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuel Fill Pipe Clip VIN: 1FMDU32X1S
Thanks to Charles, James and Reynaldo for their attempts to help us source this clip. And to Charles again for providing a second set of contact #'s. The OE Ford filler pipe assembly is definitely not available through Ford parts including the obsolete parts...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L dome lights
wow, 25 replies and most of those on the same day as posted. thanks iatn members. as the majority said,the drivers door switch was stuck.i like to try to do repairs only once so i installed a factory switch. again, thanks for the quick replies.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
OK, it's fixed. A very thorough review of all the of the hydraulic charts seemed to indicate that this problem would be caused by the forward clutch control valve not releasing, either because it stuck or because the #3 shift solenoid was still allowing pres...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP514BB
Well it turns out that the only code generated from this problem was a code po340 which is cam sensor circuit fault.The next problem was the flow chart for repairing this problem. Mitchell states that there should be 10.5 volts or more at the green reference w... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
I checked the wiring harness etc. No problems found. Ended up checking and cleaning the harness connector for the injectors. This is the lower big connector near the fire wall on the passengers side. Did not see any problems. Sprayed it with electrical cleaner... Trouble codes: P0352 (ignition coil b circuit malfunction).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTSW31F81
To all that responded Sorry for the late responce. We just had a ford tech at our shop to look at this truck. He stated this is all normal. I even had the owners wife show him that she could not steer the truck. I my self even have a hard time. We checked ever...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L engine VIN: IFTHE2427I
Through this and other sources of information we decided to go into the bottom end and check all bearings as nothing was found elsewhere. The customer is deciding whether or not to go any further. Thanks
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L4X
to tell you all the truth i did not look today what my dpfe was at koeo, but i ran all thru that friday and everything was in spec according to mitchell first thing i did this morning was to unhook the battery and let sit for 5 minutes and no more 1408 code,... Trouble codes: P0401, P1408.
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Lifter noise VIN: 4M2XV14T2Y
Fixed, but not like you think. After replacing all the lifters and oil pump and STILL having the same lifter noise the customer decided to opt for a used engine. The used engine only had 35k on the clock and we were hoping this one wouldn't have a problem. I...
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