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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7S
This truck is coming from the local Ford Dealer. Dealer has replaced Crank Sensor, Cam Sensor and ECM. After clearing codes truck will set code 340 (Cmp sensor) always after second start. We have tested all sensors and wiring and found all good. We then went ... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6531T
This ones strange, idles ok most of the time, complaint is it stalls at lights, hesitates or stalls on take off. car drives well otherwise and has good power and pickup. came to us from a body shop and is owned by used car dealer so no info available. had wron...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
Hello, its me again,This 96 Powerstroke was towed in for a no start,when I went too retrieve code ther was no comm.from the Pcm,I found a few fire ants in the power relay,after cleaning them and reinstalling the relay.the truck started and idled for over an ho... Trouble codes: 1663 (1667 -), 1667 (1668 -), 1668
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Hey Ford techs. I've got this ranger with no heat. The heater core is hot becauseI can feel it on the top of the heater box. I guess the accuator door isnt opening the door. Is there any way to test this because I think the dash needs to come out to get to it....
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L module location VIN: 1FTDX1721V
Hello fellow techs and thanks in advance. My boss is letting me post this.We have an F-150(with rabs) we are trouble shooting and are at an impasse because we are unable to locate the abs module, MOD says it is behind the center of the dash and snap -on scanne...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Help!! This is my sunny sunday car. About a month ago it set a check engine light under heavy acceleration - it was an a/c relay fault code (I think it was code P1479). I cleared the code, didn't give it a second thought. A few weeks later I failed a emissions... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTPS24L6X
Vehicle has been back for rough running and cutting out a few times now over about a months span. Customer gets back when they can. They say problem happens once a day or every other. One time dealer had vehicle for update and they had a lot of coil codes. Don... Trouble codes: P0713 (Tranny fluid temp sensor ckt high input), P1260 (Theft detection engine diabled)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP53UIX
This vehicle came in for a noise in the power steering. Tech found that the power steering fluid was low, he then added fluid to proper level. Everything worked fine and the noise went away until he turned the vehicle off. When the vehicle was turned off about...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L temp. guage VIN: 1FTNE24L6Y
Intermittently, temp. guage will rise to full hot, then drop and waiver. At same time, the combination temp./oil warning lamp illuminate. We were able to reproduce problem on test drive. We also installed the temp. sending unit which had no effect. Interesting...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L trans defaults to 2nd gear when fuse blows VIN: 1FMPU18LXY
hey and thanks in advance for any help you may have. i am working on this 2000 ford expedition that came from a local well known trans shop after having the transfer case overhauld due to a stuck condition between lo 4 and hi 4 after cust did some off roading....
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCV04142
this suv came in with code 457 and the as cap check light onracked. i dont have a smoke machine and cant afford one so does anyone know of the most common problem for this code? I cant see any hoses cracked. thanks dennis Trouble codes: 457 (very small leak detectedthis)
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM81W4V
tested system for (will not display code chart),all wiring tests good,no shorts to ground or power where they don't belong.load tested power and ground circuits(no voltage drops,with ngs tester commanding auto test the sti reading remains low causing a constan...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heater box VIN: 5LMFU28R41
Customer complait is hearing water sloshing noise coming from heater box area or dash while driving. Notice when accelerating and driving striaght. Noise is real faint. Check A/C drain and is free and flowing. Coolant level is full. Is this a normal condition?...

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1991 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FABP64R3L
The problem on this vehicle turned out to be worn out thrust bearings, I had ordered an oem crank sensor,when i went to install it i noticed a shinny part of the crank out from the seal I thought this was not normal. With a pry bar I was able to move the crank...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A4N
Wow, thanks for all of the help. The repair was to change the valve springs. We changed the springs on number two cylinder first, which was the one that gave us the most trouble, and it greatly improved the condition, so we went ahead and changed all of the sp...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L oil seperator VIN: 1FAFP10P6W
Thanks to James, Larry, and Brendon. I had already replaced, some components in the PCV system, and had determined the oil separator was the problem. I did not find the info in Alldata, because I looked under PCV system, and did not look under oil separator. T...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42X3X
First of all, super thanks to all that replied. Although I was not able to hit the nail directly on the head, I have made some ground on the diagnosis for this problem. The problem has since lightened up quite a bit, but I am not sure if this is due to the coo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
changed mass air flow-so far fuel trim has leveled off. Customer has not been back yet Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24281
the problem was the pcm ground circuit (tn/ye wire) for b2s2 heater control was shorted to ground in the harness that runs along the passengers side of the intake manifold. I recieved 5 replies most saying a probable ground problem (all the grounds were good a... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1S2 heater circuit problem), P0161 (B2S2 heater circuit problem).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Excessive grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well, I got four responses on this one. All advised me to have the customer take it to the dealer because it was still under warranty. This truck was a buy back by Ford and when it went back to the street it only had a one year unlimited mileage warranty. I ... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 cyl balance), P0480 (Fan 1 Ctrl Circuit).
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