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1978 Ford F-150 5.0L alternator VIN: F15HK8E685
System works as designed except for 2A draw- key off. reg is keeping field curcuit powered at all times, but regulates normally when operating. I would like to re-wire as a 4 wire system, but Alldata's drawing was not clear. I know I need to add a lamp to the ...
1991 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1FAPP14J8W
well the fan does not come in, only when the cooling sensor is plugged out. i changed the hi and low speed relays, not even then, it only works when i send direct current to the fan and it stays on the only time it stops is when i turn the ignition off. car is...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
Symptoms are no data/communication. My scanner goes blank when key is turned on to run position. SES is on engine has very little power, black smoke out exhaust. I checked all fuses, fuse links, and still scanner goes blank when I turn key on. I disconnected t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1868V
Net Techs, This Ford is here from a different shop. I'm trying to turn him on to iATN. Problem is that it will fall on its face cold when trying to accellerate from a stop or if you let of throttle and get back into it. Only happens cold. No codes present, bu...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A2B3C4D9G
thank's in advance for any input.what normally is an easy job has become a nightmare.vehicle came in with cel iluminated and p0171/p0174.also rough run at idle. every one will say clean maf and reset kam right.i did and all was well for about 15 min.short term... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one), P0174 (system lean bank two)
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1F34ER5G4V
Hi Group I could use some help with a 1998 E350 School bus. The Air conditioning is blowing very cold air from the Rear Over head A/C unit and much Warmer air from the front. This truck has a Trans Air A/C System , side condensing unit with Two operating conde...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6633W
vehicle has hesitation, or miss that causes car to buck and jerk for a second then goes away then returns shortly, just off idle, at steady throttle around 1000 rpm, seems worse with car in gear but will hesitate in neutral as well, difficult to tell if it is ...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14WPA
This vehicle will run great but at times will idle at 2500 when clutch is disengaged. You can drive along, push in the clutch and the idle will settle at 2500. This happens for me with the A/C on and if I turn it off the idle will drop. An employee of mine sai...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air intake VIN: 1FMZU32X5X
Thanks in advance for reading this. I have a noise coming from the air intake.After driving a while it makes a howling noise from the air intake. I took the air intake off and it is coming out of the throttle intake. Customer says it get real loud after awhile...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster & other systems VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
We are starting hit a wall on this one and are looking for ideas. The most obvious thing is the instrument cluster that is working intermittently, but the abs light is coming and going and the turn signals are affected. Turn signals work with key on but quit w...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
We have this mustang in the shop that came with blown engine due to overheating. we install a used engine that ran good but had a very bad viberation at idle and got worse at 1200 r.p.m. butwas there at any engine speed. we swaped out the balancer still no hel...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L no power VIN: 2FTRX18W03
Hi all this truck falls flat on its face on take off when cold,gets better when it warms up.Checked fuel system and installed filter OK,Air filter pluged,replaced,checked MAF readings and made sure that it was cleaned,I checked VAC 20in. idle 18in. cruse,pulle...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 4M2DV11W5S
van was bought at an auction so i have no case history. trans seems to work perfect when driving,but at idle in drive trans will intermittently go into nuetral(shift lever stays in drive).it happens fast and solid,just like turning a switch on and will ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
Hello all. We just had this vehicle in our shop yesterday for preventative maintenance and poor overall engine performance. Inital scanning produced P0303 for cylinder 3 missfire, P1380 Variable cam timing solenoid A circuit malfunction, and P1381 Variable cam... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable cam timing over advanced bank 1)

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, back fire VIN: 2FMDA5145S
hello techs this went back to customer to see if problem gets worse we tried the following fuel pressure ok egr ok even removed and blocked off crank sensor ig module maf sensor ecm coil pack ignition wires compression test scanned injectors with vantage ok tr...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L brake lights VIN: 3FALP6533T
Most relies said to try another new turn signal switch-same results.Lucked out-another contour came in for other repairs.Talked to customer-and he was ok with using his car to figure out other. Ended up being a ground issue.In the trunk is a ground plug.Has ab...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel
The customer is still undecided as to fixing this noise.They're trying to sell it & don't want to throw good money after bad. I believe it's a clogged evap vent & will post again if I fix it.Thanks to all.
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
This is the first one of these we have delt with for intermittent miss under load, suspected bad plug or boots have had some with water or coolant in them. I learned that any time you put plugs in put boots on also. Alot of you said go to global or generic obd...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTRX18W61
I got a lot of replies saying to check the speed sensors and tone rings unfortunately the customer has not returned and could not follow through with further testing.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
sorry for the delay but the car never came back.thanks for all the info,just wish i could have checked it out
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