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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L overdrive shift VIN: 1FBJ531GXP
my question is to the ford techs or anyone familiar with how the switch on the shift lever affects the trans solonoids. This one is lit up but always remains in the non-overdrive mode. Does the switch activate a relay? I dont have a electrical diagram for this...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
HELLO, First help request so bear with me, we don't normally work on diesels except for maint. work so here goes, have this 95 f-250 diesel that will start fine cold and if you shut it right off will restart fine, but if you let it run up to tempature and shut...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Van was towed into shop for no-start. Checked cylinder compression initially on front 3 (cylinders # 4, 5, and 6 are easy to get to). #4:25psi, #5:125psi, #6:135psi. Removed valve cover, backed off rockers to cyl #4 pressurized cylinder, no air leaking into in...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMEU17L4V
air suspenson goes dowd intermitent have changed gem modjule and hight sensor .most of the times when key is turned off.i haved checked for tsb and none found for this problemb. Thanks in advance.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Low vac / compressio VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
wont pullit's self so only test drive was in the shop lot, frist it felt like exhust back persser, noop, vacuum test showed no signes and it didn't have the plugged xehust type sound, engine will spin up realy good, just takes a little time getting started, BU...
1998 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I got this car last week and drove it while hot. The car ran great and idled constantly around 750 RPM. MIL light was on when I got the car with a P1152 code. Checked datastream, and all O2 sensors seemed to be switching normal. Customer agreed to let me keep ... Trouble codes: 1152 (Lack Of HO2S21 Switches - Sensor Indicates Lean)
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front end VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we have a 2001 explorer, as you drive a hit a good size bump the wheels shake back and forth vilently. this happens first at around 40mph, the only thing that stops it is if you slow to about 15 or 20mph, hitting the brakes doses nothing and i feal no vibratio...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W1V
This vehicle came in as a no start, or hard start only first thing in the morning. When I tried it, no start unless I opened the throttle a bit. So I replaced the IAC valve. Same thing happened the next morning. I got out my trusty fluke and scoped the IAC val...

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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: JPALP4049S
we recieved replies concerning o2 sensors and vacum leaks but were unable to find the cause of the problem. no apparent leaks or anything of this sort customer picked up vehicle not wanting to spend alot of money on it.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP57U6V
Thanks for all the replies. Most said to check vac leaks and MAF. Which I did and even tried known good MAF and IAC. David [...] nailed the culprit. The cam sensor was 180 out. I didn't have the cam sensor out when I did the heads so I did...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F1Y
There were a few replys that were sent that I had not considered. I did not ask the customer if he was WOT. Since this only happens with trailer hooked up and going up a long hill this may be the answer. When he returns I will follow up on this. Thanks to all ...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P1Y
Hello, I finally gained some ground on this car. I have replaced the pcv valve with some success. The engine still idles somewhat rough at idle but the stall is gone. It survives the cooling fans turning on. The shrt fuel trim is down to about 25% but long tri... Trouble codes: P0171, P1506.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Lock-up VIN: 1FMDU63E72
Customer was in a big hurry to get vehicle fixed, and I was about fed up with her impatience. I told her to take it to Ford because she didn't want to give me adequate time to diagnose the problem. Next thing I know, a couple of days later, the trans shop besi...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L eng VIN: 1FMZU70E62
I received a set of instructions to reflash the pcm with the NGS machine,do to the holiday weekend, we have not gotten around to doing it yet.My special thanks to chuck for all his help. I will add more info when the vehicle is finally fixed.Keep up the great ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14574
thanks to the ones who replied . this truck does have a intake runner controller motor on the very back of intake. this motor was staying closed at all times . replaced with new one , helped with gas milage and loss of power . truck still has a lack of power s... Trouble codes: 2004 (imrc bk1 stuck open).
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1L1FM81W3Y
hi group heres what we found, looking at wiring diagram, coming off of the pcm power diode the wiring goes to the ignition coils and to radio noise suppressor mounted on back of the left rear cylinder head, monitored that wire and it would drop to zero volts a...
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