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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This vehicle is back for the second time for this complaint. When it is cold, it works decent. When it warms up, it slides into 2nd. Sometimes not even shifting at all into 2nd. 1st time repaired under warranty, I replaced the int drum and lip seals again with...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L charge gage VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
The charge gage drops about half when both front and rear hvac blowers are turned on high.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1FTDF1724V
This truck came in for a lack of power, and check enging light on. Found some wires burned in the harness that goes to the trans and the post cat 02's. Replaced the harness the codes are gone they were h02s heater circuts, but the truck does not run any better...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37L4W
check engine light on, po401. Customer had it repaired, replaced egr solenoid. The light turned off, but later turned on again. Same code p0401. I checked egr and it held vacuum. checked vacuum lines to egr, they held vacuum. checked egr source, it also held v... Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, vehicle dies VIN: 2FMDA5145X
The vehicle dies when under a slight load, while turning or moving up a small incline. When put under a load the idle goes down everytime, but when the IAC motor electrical connection is unplugged, the engine loses idle capability, indicating the IAC works, co... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21F8X
Got a close friend with a problem Ford. Any help I can get from the 4x4 and fFord guys would be real nice. There is a noise that comes and goes that sounds like a flat tire. it may do this 1 time in a 30 mile trip and it may do it several times or not at all. ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pings VIN: 1FTYR14V2X
I need help with this one. This Ranger has a noticable ping at light to medium throttle, hot engine. Ping goes away with heavy throttle application. I don't think I have a carbon problem due to the heavy throttle situation. I have looked for and can not find ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge VIN: 1FTYR1OCOX
This truck has an occassional increase in idle speeds by 100-400 rpm. The tps signal, ground and v-ref wires all have about an 800mv. spike on them from high to low. When veiwing the waveform it looks like an ignition coil current ramp, and the pattern is cong...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
well after initial shooting of the p0340 code and changing related items of each dead end i looked here and found a couple more ideas with more parts and still no change. the van idles fine, bout 1/4 throttle in park it will studder and stumble. little more th... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTKE14271
after working out multiple problems on this van, origionally came in with cyl 2 and 4 mis, and egr insufficient flow, cleaned egr ports and tuned up, ran alot better and held smooth idle. check enging light came on with egr insufficient flow, found dpfe sensor... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 misfire)
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP5SS91
Came in for AC check as it blows no cool air. It has sufficient freon in the system and the compressor, condenser,accumalator assembly,evaporator,liquid line are all good. When ac is on, you hear clicking sound and both fans are running except the ac clutch. Y...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2FMZA51453
this vehicle has no power asst. at all. it is just like the pump is not woking at all. a power steering pump was installed at a nother shop. a short time later we installed a rack unit,about eight weeks between these repairs. the the other shop replaced the pu...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L air distribution VIN: 1LNBM81F3K
Hey guys, appreciate any help you could give me on this one. Vehicle came in on a hook. Engine overheated and locked up. We replaced the engine with used one. Took it out for test drive and noticed that even under light acceleration (half throttle or less) we ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
How do you get to O2 sensor 11. Can get my hand on it, but what about the wrench?? Alldata give .6, so those guys think its easy, who don"t I??? Trouble codes: P1131

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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP6539S
The gap in the flex plate is in the right place when it is visable at the bottom of the bell housing 90 deg from the crank sensor the problem with the car was plug wires and ignition module (probably caused by the bad wires.) Thanks to those who replied. Thi...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Brakes VIN: 1FTHX26F2S
Thanks iATN Had 16 replies,many good tips and sugestions,some of which we had already tried. Chris from houston said to try gravity bleeding front calipers. We put a second set of rebuilt calipers on and did a very careful bleeding of the whole system(again )....
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wiper operat VIN: 1FTDX186XV
As far as I am concerned this repair is one for the books. It seems that someone else ran onto a similar problem and spent lots of time trying to determine the cause like I have done. It seems Thad [...] found water in the transfer case which shorted out the 4...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve train VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
finally..fixed!! we decided to remove the engine and tear it down for a full inspection. heads were machined .004, there was no valve contact. we always used the special tools for cam alignment, no problems there. for the fix, we replaced all chains. the only ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine? VIN: 1FAFP33PXY
Several guys mentioned the possibility that it may have been the wrong serpentine belt on the car, I had checked that and it was the same number that came on it from the factory. It had been replaced w/ a Gatorback, but it was supposed to be the right #. Final...
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M2XV14TXY
fhe fix for this one was the broken o2 sensor wire at the conector under the engine. customer declined diagnosis of the knock sensor code,but through the replies and research i believe it had a faulty sub-harness. thank you to all who replied your help and sug... Trouble codes: P0141, P0325.
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