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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Lacks power VIN: 1FAPP1284M
This car came in with complaint of lacking power away from a stop. I confirmed the complaint and noted that the symptom was not always present. The TPS shows an occassional glich but this symptom does not act like the typical momentary hesitation that is assoc...
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L No Start VIN: 3FARP15JOR
hi all, this 1.9 escort floods out in morning and will not start til you dry the plugs..Found a cts glitching, scoped like a crank sensor...replaced it and it looks good now.. Had car for couple weeks and it started every morning..We let customer have it and s...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L odometer trip VIN: 1FALP42X9T
Hello all, i have a mustang in here that customer complaint of odometer and trip have stopped working. the schematic i see does not specify what drive the motor, being that its electric, i did see a tsb that states to lube the stepper motor and see if it works...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP6539V
HI. This contour is giving me fits - wondering if anyone might have some experience that would be helpful. Customer bought car and has only had it a couple of weeks but it has had a tapping sound in top end that sounded like a loose lifter or cam follower or s...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling system VIN: 2FAFP71W3W
This car came in originally for an overheating problem. The intake coolant runner was cracked and the thermostat was broken. After replacement it was determined that the high speed fan operation was not working. The 40amp fuse was blown. I replaced the fuse af...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21F9X
This truck has a HARD pull to the right when braking. You touch the brake and you're in the ditch. All of the pistons move freely none seem to be sticking. I cleaned and lubed all slides front and rear, replaced the brake hoses and this thing still pulls HARD....
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L p/s pump
steering works great and pump is not noisy the problem im having is when you fill the reservoir to the correct line it is ok when the engine is running but as soon as you turn the engine off the fluid level rises to where it comes out of the cap as soon as you...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L monitors VIN: 2FMZA51471
trying to pass nyvip inspection - vehicle cat monitor and evap monitor will not show ready. performed drive cycle procedure as per alldata. any suggestions? is the pending code preventing these monitors from completing? Trouble codes: P0720 (pending code - output speed sensor)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FDWF37572
this vehicle takes extra effort to stop.i checked pressures at all calipers fronts 4000 psi. rears 4000+psi.front rotors are within specs. but partially corroded on the pad surface.should the front pressure be higher than rears.
2000 Mercury Mystique 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry no vin. we were loaded up today and this vehicle was a trade in for used car lot. We just got there used car business because they sell new Honda's and there techs. won't touch anything but a Honda. Please help this car is sold. When I first worked on th... Trouble codes: P0171

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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU15N2G
Thank you all for the suggestions. The root problem was the p.c.m, while we were driving I had one of my guys tap on the p.c.m right before it was going to cut off. When he did that the vehicle continued to run, so we replaced the p.c.m, so far so good.
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP45T5S
Thanks for all the replies, I did due exhaust back pressure test, ok. So I went ahead and replaced the ignition module. That took care of my seondary scope pattern. MISS IS GONE!!! But I still had a vibration between 800-1200 rpm. Found the harmonic balancer c...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
Hello all, After waiting for 3 weeks to make sure that this truck was no longer stalling, no-start/long crank after stall. After checking the valve cover gasket/wiring harness assy. I found no problems with the harness. Thanks to Keith [...] who led m... Trouble codes: P0281 (Glow plug ckt fault), P0340 (ICP not at expected), P0380 (Turbo boost press low), P1211 (Cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1212 (ICP press above/below desired), P1247 (Cyl 7 balance fault - after power balance test).
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S0Y
We swaped injectors right ot left bank and the problem switched banks.. then sent all ijectors out for ansu cleaning .. all is well...car back yeaterday after one week and all monitors reset and fuel trims normal .. Thanks Kevin Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich).
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Speedometer,transmission VIN: 1MEFM50UX2
Thank you to all who took time to respond. This car is fixed. The fixed was a new pcm. The buffered signal sent to the IPC was a 2.5 volt square wave. I was blessed with a similiar car in for other work so I checked the vss signal on it, it was a 12 volt squar...
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