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1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel pump relay VIN: 1FMEE11N7J
no fuel pump on start at times. the #22 tan/lt grn wire comes from the eca will power up when key is tured on then will time out. when you go to start will not power up every time! you can use a grouned test light to this termanel at the relay and it will clos...
1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FAPP1284M
Have this escort that fails emissions in oregon. Have tested ignition timing, cam timing,fuel pressure all test ok.did manual compression test #1-175psi#2-150psi #3-150psi #4-145psi, did leak down test#1-5% leakage #2 20% leakage #3 20% leakage #4 40% leakage ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift solenoid C VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Maybe computer related wiring diagnostics performed Problem is intermittant
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 40 mph VIN: 1FALP57U7V
Original complaint 6 months ago was lose of power steering and dash instruments irratic,replace nuetral switch corrected problem,had same problem has new neutral switch and speed sensor all corrected but speedometer drops off to zero after 40 mph after car sit...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hi,truck came in it would run for 20 minutes and dye .went through injector and glow plug circuits found no shorts.found bad camshaft sensor replaced cleared codes.replaced dim module same thing.now came in this morning vehicle will not start.checked glow plug... Trouble codes: P0340, P1139 (water in fuel indicator), P0603
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52V5V
Hope you techs can help me. I have this car come in from a used car lot with the check engine light on and no commucation. found wire bad in main harness repaired now can commucate and these EVAP codes come up scanner shows fault with snap-on 2500 and genisys.... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System vent control valve Fault), P0460
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel
Friends car.Wierd,intermittent whining/whistling sound in the rear coming from a cylindrical canister on left next to filler pipe.You can hear with engine off&key in your pocket or car running interm. what is this object(cyl about 1 1/2 ft. diam 12-14")?what i...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 2FMZA51U6W
This windstar will occasionally- but not always not shift from 2nd to third or fourth. At that time, the speedometer will stay at Zero. I am thinking that it is the Vehicle Speed Sensor that has an intermittent problem. I pulled the pan and there was no metal...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWF33F4X
thanks ahead of time for any help truck has a strange grinding poping noise only when moving and turning left. Noise is not rotational and does not speed up with road speed, it does get louder though. does not change with suspention movement. did have bad bal...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
car came in with 4x4 light flashing and the truck would make am loud clunking noise and it felt like it was binding in the drive train the light is out with a front diff speed sensor but the binding is still there it feels like it is engaging the 4 wheel drive...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Hi guys..Got this E250 here fuel gauge was pegged on full all the time. Checked wiring and all checked o.k. Dropped fuel tank and pull pump/sender assembly out and found wire to sender broken off. Replaced assembly and reinstalled tank..gauge is still reading ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L ac VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
Good evening to all of you out there in the automotive world. Ok let me get to the point on this one. The customer brought this truck in stating that the ac kicks in and out all of the time but only when the truck is in park. And yes it dose it dose not even...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Auto Shutoff VIN: 5LMEU27AIY
Hey folks, This truck runs fine for a few minutes and then the Temp Gauge shoots up to redline and shuts down the motor. The problem is that the motor isn't hot, we checked it with an infrared light. My scanner shows normal opperating temp and then it shoots u...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L brake rotor VIN: 4M2DV11W0P
Car came in last week with right front brake locks up, We replace both calipers,pads, rotors. Test drive car, now LEFT front caliper locks up, So we replace both front brake lines, since we did not finish the job during the day and had the left front brake lin...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
sets code po 443 on every koeo test run. replaced vapor management valve, checked all related wiring , found no problem with cirquit but code still present. code also shows up on every koer test we run. fuel tank pressure sensor reads correct voltage with cap ... Trouble codes: P0443
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 1-3 shift VIN: W5TDJ31024
When the van shifts from 1-3 the shift is very rough. I am not convinced that the transmission has a problem. With the codes that we pulled out, 2 are related to the TPS. The trans fluid looks ok. Not great-but not burnt-just old. I have no manuals or diagrams...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Surge, accel while braking VIN: 4M2ZV116WD
This vehicle is owned by an elderly lady. She claims that intermittently the van will surge while braking causing her to push very hard on brake in order to stop. I have tested for vacuum leak and intake boot tear, negative. Fuel pressure normal, Scan data nor...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Thank you for the help I found that the guy that built this truck had built a break out board into the harness he did a nice job but moisture had gotten into it and had ect maf and act shorted I disconected the board and it runs great thanks again for the help Trouble codes: 24 (air charge temp), 61 (coolant temp).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP6539V
Well, the posts i received ranged from timing pulley/belt to pcv valve sucking too much causing internal noise to valve seats dropping. 2 replies suggested the valve seats dropping and that seems to me to be the case in this car. We replaced all the valve tapp...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery draw VIN: 2FMZA5149X
This vehicle had a battery draw that would kill the battery in about 2 days-I had performed the TSB listing for battery draw diagnoses and could not isolate the concern-I was able to discover that the modules were not going to sleep after 30 min like they were...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA5241Y
Thank you very much to all who responded, evidently, when I looked at MAF sensor previous, I never caught the dropout that was occuring when I looked at it again, or I have to assume this showed up after giving back to the customer as a new fault. MAF sensor f... Trouble codes: P1121.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1F1YR14U81
Thank you for all the suggestions. Ended up replacing the cam synco. Afterwards no problems what so ever. Could not feel any play in the syncro but the truck would run fine with the CMP disconnected, with the new cmp and the old syncro it would show the same g...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L eats batts and alts VIN: 1FMYUO4162
The conscensous is in- the vehicle as such is not designed nor intended for this severe use. It was explained to me, that it sits @ idle for almost 12 hours at a time! This is why Ford itself will not stand behind it. There is no heavier factory alt for it, an...
1964 Lincoln contnental 430CID leaks fuel from carb VIN: 4Y82N42605
First i would like to thank you all for the overwelming respones that i got for my request. it is very much appreciated. i check out most of the parts sourses that were sugested i hit the jack pot at bakersauto.com they seem to have enough parts to build an ol...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L various VIN: 1LNLM9848R
we were all wrong, not the ignition switch, and not MY cluster, but the tech replies made me go after 'connectors' and there it was. i believe it is multiple c-118 on top of trans. but under coolant hoses and thermostat housing. thermostat and hoses etc. have ...
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