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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14T6J
good afternoon fellow iatn members. i have a ranger truck here thats causing more grey hairs than i need. computer will not allow a/c compressor to stay engaged. i have cut the control wire from the relay to the computer and compressor works good and cools goo...
1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starter VIN: 1FACP45E8N
went to customers home for no start. jumped selenoid on fender well to start car. drove to shop replaced selenold, now starter stays ingaged for approximatly 2 seconds after releasing key. have tried 3 seleniods including oem, also 3 starters, ave checked volt...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1726V
Customer complains of a miss in engine. While diagnosing, I found no dtcs. The one thing I did notice was the short and long term fuel trims. Bank 1 and bank 2 long term fuel trims are not the same. Bank 1 long term is 3 and bank 2 long term is 15. I have trie...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPE2422W
Guys, this one is really eating my lunch. First off, van arrives with complaint of no power. Found crank pulley keyway was about 4 times the width it should have been, so replaced pulley. Van now has power, but has a severe tip-in hesitation. Smoked intake for...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FYR14C1WP
The problem is an intermittent stalling. When the problem occurs, fuel pressure drops to 30psi, check engine light flickers, communication from the pcm is lost. The fuel pump relay is pulsed on and off by the pcm with the key in the run position, engine off. A...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
OK, Another problem child. This expedition was brough to us with a slight tapping noise. A very quick (too quick) inspection by my technician found noisy fuel injectors. The job was bid, injectors pulled, serviced, and reinstalled with no change. A slightly mo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Vehicle came in with pump whine, which usually means worn pump on a ford. Replaced the pump w/reman unit, flushed and bled the system, all was good. Car came back the next day sounding the same, no leaks and full of fluid, though very aeriated. Tried another r...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
i want to thank you in advance for reading this. this explorer came in with a po500 vss inoperative. tested and replaced open speed sensor in diff. also found bad connector at abs module replaced now we get good signal to abs module and no signal coming out. s...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1FAFP47V01
car wallows side to side at high speeds. new shocks, struts all around. almost feels as if tires are following grooves in road. does anyone kmow about these indpendent rear ends if they can cause a problem like this?
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNLM97V5T
On this lincoln I do not have any a/c compressor clutch voltage. The control head shows a/c and the blower works. I have tested for voltage at the CCRM and have .13 volts on circuit 331 (WOT cutout input)--was not sure what reading the pcm is supposed to put o...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
The problem with this vehical, is when warm, it cuts out and almost dies when comes off hard accell then back on throttle.
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W1T
hey guys hope you can help me with this one. we got a customer with a 96 mercury villager that is driven by an elderly women, this vehicle has been coming to use for about a year now with the same problem. we keep getting a p420 code saying there is a misfire ... Trouble codes: P0420
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
We keep getting code P0443 (evap system purge contorl valve fault) we have replaced purge control valve & had a new ecm installed by dealer. Check enine light keeps coming back on. we have found at pin 56 of ecm 12 volts. This should be a ground. Have called t... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve), P0455 (testing and results)

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1990 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L trans VIN: 2FTJW35M5L
Hello all who have sent me the info that was used to repair this truck. We changed the trans range selector switch on the side of the trans and that took care of some of the problem. What we found is that there is a resistor next to the ac diode that gose dire...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Constant Controll Relay Module VIN: 1FACP57U5P
Most everyone told me to check the grounds or the fans. The fan had been replaced previous to the post and the grounds had been run new to the battery neg post. The vehicle seems to blow out the CCR when the trans in shifted into reverse and the trans is hot. ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L runs bad VIN: 1FTDF15Y8R
sorry took so long to get back with every one,as a few of you said was to check the spout connector.when you unplug it the truck runs fine,do not know what the cause is at this time cust need truck and thats it.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L calipers VIN: 1FMZU63E72
Almost all were right. When I had the vehicle jacked up and turned the wheels air got in the system. After driving the car for a while it started to clear up. Thanks for all the help.
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: ILNLM82W7T
Thankyou to all who replied. Puuled radio from dash and used wiring schematic to troubleshoot (information from Steve very helpful). Tested voltage drop on ground sides (Black & a Black/Light Green wire) both under .09 volts. Tested Key On Engine Off (KOEO) Po...
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