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1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L cooling fan VIN: 1FABP40ADK
Hope some of you FORD guys can help me. I need a wiring pigtail for the a/c fan controller that is attached to the inside instrument panel. The part # is E4FZ-8C29A, it attatches to the controller #E7ZZ-8B658B. Would like to fix this thing the proper way since...
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L nox VIN: 1FACP52U3L
failed nox 15 and 25 1500 range. hc and co are good, no vacuum to egr. installed new pfe sensor and clear code. test drive and varified no code on computer but still no egr flow to valve. i check the vacuum to solonoid and if grounded engine shake, does anybod...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
hi guys vechicle has a problem. has code 226 for idm problem ran thru alldatas flow chart . not real good but checked harnes and wiring from module and ecm. okay.checked output on idm wire got no voltage from dvom.call ed buddy he said module put used one in n... Trouble codes: 226 (idm signal hard code), 212 (idm signal in mermory)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, back fire VIN: 2FMDA5145S
van has misfire when cold bad and also after cooling fan cycles on and off when misfiring scanner will show misfire will not give any code all readings look normal maf baro reading is 26.9 normal reading is 29.9 inch tried 2 after market maf sensor but showed ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
This vehicle is part of a fleet of vehicles that we maintain. Unit came in for lack of power. Icp pressur very low, high pressur oil pump and ipr replace. We took the vehicle on a short test run everything looking good. Replace dog house, buttoned up rest of u...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Engine VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
This truck is killing me. It came in with an overheat problem which turned out to be a cracked head. The truck was running when it came in. We replaced the head and have not been able to start the vehicle. We have spark, the injectors are pulsing properly(or s...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTNE24VHB
I am working on a 97 ford e150. I intalled a remaned Jasper 4.2 in this van three weeks ago. At that time we replaced the cats on bank two as they were completly pluged. The van drove great for three weeks. The owner returned to the shop due to service light f... Trouble codes: P1408
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L puttig trans. in gear VIN: 2FMDA5140W
hello iatn pro's- first of all thank you for taking time to read this post. the problem i have is... the customer complains that sometimes , while putting vehicle in gear it will stay in nuetral for a while and then after attemting to put in gear it will go in...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1135X
I checked all of the cam lobes, and they look O.K. None of the lash adjustors look dished or scored. At cruise the noise is still there but can only be heard if your head is under the hood. At idle the noise is loud enough to be heard from the cabin. I took th...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FMDA51UXW
Not sure if this pertains here or not. Ford has a TSB 03-16-1 for this condition. Reprogramming,replacement of the valve cover (LH), removal of the intake (upper), cleaning of the EGR ports,replacement of port gaskets and isolator bolts are what they call for ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L codes VIN: 1FMZUN72X3
Trouble codes C1230 and C1102. Just wanted to write a quick fix it note because I thought this was a strange one. The ABS light was on with code C1230 (rear wheel speed sensor) which is a very common problem. It also had a code C1102 Accelerator switch circuit...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
Thanks in advance to any help. Problem very rich have to put to floor to start bellows black smoke as you decrease throttle it will try to clear out but then just shut down can restart same way.Code 340 only shows under generic OBD2 as a pending code not under... Trouble codes: P0176, P0340
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L shift solenoid A VIN: 1FAFP34361
after the car is hot at times while driving the car from a stop it will shift normal until high gear, then the engine will rev but car does not accell, it is as if you shifted into neutral, it eventually bangs into gear and might not do it again for 10 minutes...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTRX18W3Y
truck came in shop with low brake peddle after stoping road tested truck with snap on scaner the abs sensors read 3 mph with truck running foot on brake peddle drove truck the abs sensors read all about the same go up and down with the speed you go got good br...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMYU04192
The Air bag light flashes several times then stays on solid . all other lights on dash are ok its just the air bag light that flashes then stays on solid
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L ABS module/pump VIN: 1FTRE14233
truck came in abs light on and pump always running. can't scan no communication. can't get codes or data. Unplugged all wheel sensors - no change still runs. Disconnected harness from ABS module and pump goes off. made temp harness for 2 main powers and ground...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L shift interlock VIN: 1LNFM92V1W
this mark 8 has an interm blown #32 15amp fuse. this fuse supplies the brake on/off switch and the shift interelock circuits primarily. came in, bypassed brake switch with jumper wire and installed circuit breaker. applied brake pedal and after 10-20 seconds,t...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Starting VIN: 2MECM74W9N
i have a 92 mecury grand marquis gs in the shop and the customer has been here more than once for the same problem. when the vehicle is hot it stalls and does not want to start again for about 20min. to half an hour. ive noticed that when it wont start it has ...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, intermidate High RPM VIN: 1FPCF15N4H
First of all, I want to thank all those who responded. It seemed we did have multiple problems. One fuel injector was shorting out, not always but enough to throw us off. The ignition module was reacting to heat and causing much of the problems. Truck runs fin...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52V8W
Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. Special thanks to Nick from Ohio and Andrew from Deleware. They both recommended to check the air filter box to make sure it was 100% secure. Turns out the customer just installed a new air filter and no the box was... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L compression VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Well after reassembling engine with all new valve springs and timing componets we fired it up and #3 cylinder was missing-no compression-pulled rear head-exhaust valves had hit piston???-it ended up that the root cause was the lifters being over extended-even ...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
thank you for the replies. i found the insulation for one of the crank sensor wires got hot and shrunk up causing wire to short to shielding causing concern. really weird spot though. it was about 8 inches up harness from sensor (by alternator)but it was in co...
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