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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria S 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP73FXK
No Start condition to measure or monitor,Starts & Quits,Checked Spark,looks appearant not strong but present,Fuel delivery at fuel rail,Black smoke out of exhaust before a NO-START Condition,Left Catalytic Convertor,Heated up red Hot excessively,Car Sat Idle f...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA31U0V
This vehicle came in for a MIL light on complaint. I scanned and found a code P0340, CAM Sensor. I scoped the signal at the sensor (3 wire, hall effect) and had no signal. I replaced the sensor (aftermarket) and now have a signal. I test drove and on the secon... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L suspension VIN: 1FALP52U3V
Car has kluning noise from front suspenion. noise is no present when 1st driving car, you need to drive it for about a half hour 1st, than it makes the noise when turning, or going into drive way at random time. The ball joints tie rod ends & stabilizer links ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5528Y
Hey Guys, having a problem with this taurus and not real sure where to go. Hopefully you all can give me a little insight. This car came in last week with a p0133 & p1131 codes(b1s1 O2 showing lean). I checked fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, and scan tool data. A...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F1Y
While doing a normal service the customer ask me to ck his ac. His complaint was that on a hot day going up a hill with his trailer hooked up the inside air temp would go hot when the fan clutch engauged. The truck temp gauge did not show any heating problem. ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
stalls when coming to a stop,came in for a mil light on no running coimplaints. after repairing pcv hose and motorvac car left and came back 2 days later dieing at stops. we feel the priblem may be related to the motorvac but we can find no codes. thanks mark
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac inop VIN: 1MEFM50UIX
Hello Techs, I usually don't get involved with electrical wiring circuits with out good wiring diagrams. I'm trying to help out this single mom and her young child, it's hot in Texas. This is what I need help with. There is no A/C operation on this car. The co...

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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L lifters VIN: 1FTEE1427V
I'm going to call this a fix, although it's not reassembled. we pulled the pan and found right front connecting rod bent and the noise was the piston skirt hitting the balance shaft. pieces of skirt were in the pan as well. responses were to replace push rods ...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L front brakes VIN: 2FALP74W7V
I am thankfull for all the help and am glad it is fixed, it also answered a couple questions i had on a couple vehicles a couple years ago, both of these i had put on thermoquiet pads and both felt like i had less brakes and i never got it better, the fix than...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L balance shaft VIN: 1FTEE1428V
well this ones done, the replies recieved for once were not much help but my conclusion is that the proceedure is used for both jobs (replacing timing set or balance shaft). you certainly dont have to remove the balance shaft or drive gear to do the timing cha...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FDKF38F0V
Thanks for all the replies, there was a lot of good input. Sometimes you just have to stick with the basics. With the info we had, we bit the bullet and installed another new hi pressure pump. We used the same new regulator and it cut injector response to 5 se...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, LOW FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
the customer with this vehicle has not returned. i can not give any helpful information at this time. Trouble codes: P0232, P0455.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAKP1136X
We really missed an easy fix on this one and i apoligize for wasting a lot of everyones time on this one. I called a friend at the Ford dealership and told him what we had done to the vehicle and the first question he asked was if we had disconnected the batte...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Engine Idle VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
Thank you to all who helped. We replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets. Cleared the code and are continuing to road test. Idle seems to be fine and no check engine light has returned. Thanks again Michael H.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
Yes, It's Fixed. The problem was the CCRM (Constant Control Relay Module). This is located under the air filter. It's a module with a 24 pin connector and from the responces I got it is a common problem. A special thanks to Stephen from Tenn. & Adam from Orego...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Overheats VIN: 1FAFP40432
Had a few replies but not much help. Turns out there is no high speed fan on this model, only one fan speed. I was able to borrow an identical Mustang and found that the fan on my control specimen seemed to move a lot more air than the one on my problem child.... Trouble codes: P1285 (Engine overheat detected).
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