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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDEE14H7R
We have a difficult one here. The customer states that when he is driving the vehicle in hot weather, (90'-100') that the van will shut off. He has been told it is vapor locking. Unfortunatly, we can not get it to duplicate. This is a conversion van, and he tr...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASPL5J15
OK Ford guys we got this wagon in and check engine lamp comes on mostly going up hills. I've confirmed. but It is not kicking a code we've tried the snap-on and OTC scanners we ran KOER, KOEO, KOER wiggle tests with both scanners no change in the way it runs. ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1FALP52U0S
I tried all of the above and have had no luck. I do know that I Have no power to the relay control wire. It is a pink/blue wire that gos from the CCRM, PCM & Refrigerant Containment Switch. I can't find any information on how this wire recieves power. It shows...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L mode control (air flow) VIN: 1FMCU24X2V
air flows only through defrost ducts (minimally from floor ducts). remove "function selector vacuum valve" vacuum line connector at valve and check for manifold vac at black vac line. has vac. apply vac to red vac line and panel/defrost door will move to allow...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, code1413 sets VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Thank you in advance for reading this. I have this 97 taurus with the 3.0. It failed the emission test for dtc status, code 1413 set. mil was not illuminated. I found the air pump not coming on. Traced all wiring, no problem found. If I jump power and ground t...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Compressor VIN: 1FMRU17L9Y
This truck came to us for an AC failure. The compressor seems to engage very briefly at random, and is cycled OFF most of the time. The pressure inputs work normally as best I can tell, with 12v to the PCM on the BLK/YEL wire whether the failure is present or ...
2000 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDSS34F9H
we have a 00 ford e350 super duty 7.3L powerstroke auto trans., ambulance which starts okay and will idle okay, when you accelerate the engine misfires and extreme white/blue smoke out tailpipe and no power, replaced fuel filter,exhaust pressure switch and the...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Evap Core, Accumolator VIN: 1FDAF56F81
I have a 2001 Ford F550 Super duty Diesel. Truck came in evap freezing up and was overcharged. Truck had been in another shop twice supposedly with them just adding freon. When I got truck recovered system it was overcharged by almost a lb of freon, removed or...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge VIN: 1FAFP40422
hello we have a mustang with idle surge and spark knock at idle,kv,plugs all look ok.coil ok cylinder balance ok, problem is gone when idle is increased a small amount.no loss of coolant alsolooked for intake leak all ok
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71WX3
car came in for oil change tech did tune up and fuel filter came back day later mil light on code p0175 bank 2 rich and running rough.we are not sure if promble was there before the tune up. plugs and coils change again then we started trowing parts at it from... Trouble codes: P0175
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Fuel Data Display VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Car is throwing us for loop at this point since repair info is not real clear. Car is new to owner so no prior history available. Setting fault code U1262 which is a communications error in message center. Fuel gage sits slightly below 1/2 tank. After ignition...

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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47G4M
vehicl was repaired by replacing o2 sensor and injector cleaning.could have used a few more repairs but cust wanted to get it running enough to trade in. Trouble codes: 34 (egr closed sig hi), 96 (fp ckt open bat to eca).
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L shift
Hello, I would like to thank everyone for the help. It turned out to be the psom. I was looking in that direction but just wanted your input. Thank all of you for your help, Jeff
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coil springs VIN: 1FALP52U4S
The cv axles were removed and inspected. replaced with new axles. symptoms were still there. We then installed lowering clamps to the springs - the front end dropped from 16.75' to 15.5' (down to spec) and the symptoms went away. We are not looking into di...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Low vac / compressio VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
The Ford Exploder stayed in the shop a few more days just hanging for some one to say any thing, well it just went home and nothing to be done at this time. I do belive it was the timing chane, even after replacing the tenstioner and all the slap noies was gon...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMEU17L4V
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. Most of the suggestions were to check the air bags for small leaks. We had already done that. We wound up replacing the control module, and now it seems to be working better, but still not fixed. Next we are g...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thanks to all who replied, The problem with this one ended up being the rear abs sensors were too far away from the reluctor. Cleaned the sensors and adjusted the sensors so they were close enough to the ring and all is well now. Thanks again to all of you who...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission Range Switch Circuit VIN: 1FAFP52UIW
All replies indicated a problem with the wiring harness / connectors, and a most listed specific circuits or areas to check. A couple went on to explain how the TRS circuit works, which was very helpful. Apparently, Ford has changed from their earlier design w...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac inop VIN: 1MEFM50UIX
Hello Techs. I usally try and close a help reguest as soon as I can to give others time with their help,but this single mom had to save a little money for me to go any further with the repair. I learn another lesson here. Ford part guys told me this car has a ...
2000 Mercury Contour 2.5L cooling VIN: 1FAFP66L4Y
Hello,I appreciate the help on the repair. Tony and Alan were right on the money in helping me locate the power source and the relays.I know this sounds easy, but without any label on the fuse box cover it is hard to decide what does what and there are several...
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