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1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAPP36X8K
This vehicle is equipped with the 75A Mitsubishi alternator. Battery post plug at alternator was melted, battery and alternator were replaced in May. Two days later, customer calls to say the amp light has been flickering. Alternator and belt replaced. Last we...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A3N
The truck came in with a check engine light on but it seemed to run fine. we replaced the ICM, spark plugs and wires and now it will not run. WE have lost ignition ground from ecm to the ignition system. The ground comes from pin 16 on the ecm. we have checked... Trouble codes: 223 (loss of dual plug input control), 224 (erratic idm input)
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not accellerate VIN: 1NFDU32X5P
Vehicle will drive fine for a time then it will act like it has a bad MAF sensor. It will not accellerate or run smoothly. If you pump the accllerator it will bearly move. MAF signal good backprobing the sensor. Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO MAF Signal Higher or Lower), 172 (KOER Lean Bnk 1), 137 (KOER Rich Bank 2)
1995 Ford Aerostar 3.0L rear brakes grab quick VIN: 1FMDA11U5F
Really touchy pedal. Uneven braking
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTEF2766V
this one is for all the ford techs out there . this vehicle was in for a similar repair about 2 months ago . vehicle was running rough and found low compression cylinder #8 only . head was removed and sent to machine shop . head was found to be cracked . repla... Trouble codes: P0133, P1150 (fuel system not swtiching at fuel trim rich and lean)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No forward or reverse VIN: 2FMDA5243Y
My wifes van quit on her last night. She said she drove across a rail road track, then she noticed the engine revved up, but it did not move forward. I towed the van about two miles to our house. I didn't have much to troubleshoot with but a good visual and I ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMEU17L2Y
Hey all, Another ford that does not like me. This truck has a surge that only happens just after stopping with AC on and when truck is coming to base idle. It will idle up to 700 and then down to about 500 then surge between these about 5 or 6 times then leve...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L flywheel VIN: 2FTRX08L3Y
About one year ago I replaced the flywheel and starter because the flywheel was missing about half a dozen teeth. The truck recently came back with the same problem as last time. I hope someone can point out to me what I am over looking on getting this truck f...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTRWO8L12
super duty F150 4 door.Vehicle has electronic shift on the fly.When turning switch to any 4 wheel mode there are no indicators of 4 wheel engagement(no lights).GEMS recognizes the switch 2wd-4wdhi & 4wdlo.All Fuses checked and good. Codes # 1820-transmission ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNF20L93
third time in 6 months, fuel pressure falls to zero when full throttle(no volume to keep up),replaced unit & filter last 2 times with ford parts- problem solved for 3 months, comes back w/ no volume again, has anyone seen this before or had this problem w/ oem...
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU74K33
A month ago, when I safety checked it, I heard a whine on decel. UC manager declined repair. 1 day after purchasing this 03 Explorer, an intermittent knock appears for the buyer. This knock, when it appears, starts on decel from 40 or 50, then it knocks steadi...

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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR14U6T
We'll we lost our tails on this one, but it's fixed. The new OEM cat DID NOT fix it(sorry everyone who suggested a oe cat)! We have spent hours on this and did not really ever find the real culprit. We got the baro reading to get more inline with specs when we... Trouble codes: 1151 (o2 2-1 sensor lean. repaired and cleared w/ o2s).
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L vct VIN: 3FAKP1128Y
Thanks to all who replied, special thanks to Dennis [...], both were correct, it was the PCV system plugged up, this filter is located on drivers side rear of valve cover, it's a canister(F8KE-6A768-AC), almost looks like a vacuum check va...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L oss VIN: 1FTNX20S4Y
After endless connection checks and cleaning on sensors and bulkheads, transmission problem was fixed by replacing PCM.
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNFM81W6W
Thanks for all the help,the vent valve in the compressor was full of rust and would not seal all the time, must replace the the whole unit as the valve is not seviced,thanks again.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6242V
We finally have a confirmed fix on the Cougar. Our first instincts were right and most of the replies were leaning towards the pcm itself. The pcm was causing the problem. The most time consuming part of the diagnostics was testing all the wiring from the pcm ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161.
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