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1953 Ford Customline 5.0L Dead Battery VIN: A3NG168897
I'd like to know if any of you folks have a wiring diagram or access where I can get one for this vehicle. The wiring in the vehicle where I've isolated the draw on an original factory wire with the fabric insulation (appears to be Black w/Yellow striping) whi...
1986 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FABP2731G
car came in as a no start found blocked cats replaced and car started and ran fine now car back fires on occasion and then stalls hard to restart but it does then runs ok for awhile any help would be greatly appreciated vince
1994 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FARD15J44
Had history codes for 214 and 542 3 months ago and was unable to verify fault after clearing and checking koeo and koer. Replaced icm connector seal w/ updated seal and retainer clip. Customer stated "the check engine light came on then went off." Light was ... Trouble codes: 214 (CID cylinder identification circuit fault), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L boggs on accel VIN: 1FALP53S8T
This vehicle boggs down on acceleration. We have checked the spark from the coil and found it to be weak. The computer shows no codes. We have no other information about what the other shops or the dealer did or did not find. The customer had a muffler shop ch...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power assist VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Hello, This car looses its power assist and speedo drops to zero intermitantly. If you shut the car down for 10 sec. or more the problem corrects it self. I know the VAPS moniters the speed sensor and controls assist relitive to speed via the GEM Module. I unp...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L driveline VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Any F-150 experts out there? I have one that is hard to figure out. I work on many 4x4s, but this one's got me. It binds up big time when turning sharp in 4wd.(hi or lo).There is so much bind up that if you crank the wheel,try to take off slowly it will lock u...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17W82
Hey, this is Tim. Need help with F150 with 4.6 - customer complains of cutting out under load. Check engine light is not on, however, scanned PCM to find #7 cylinder misfire. Checked coil & boot-replaced-no change in running problem. Fuel filter replaced last ... Trouble codes: P0307
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W03
Cooling fan runs continuously and there are no codes present. Fan runs on cold engine. Engine does not overheat. Mitchell wiring diagrams do not show relays or variable fan speed wiring. Fan speed increases with ac turned on. Removed all relays on passenger si...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMZU72EF4
I had a LCN replace a battery and he did a good job. Now the radio wont work. I have tried to get info from ford but it's kinda hard over here in Iraq to understand what they are saying and visversa.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A8Y
Random misfire code on cyls. 3, 5, and 8. Replaced the valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and spark plug boots. The problem solved. Now the vehicle has a misfire like condition on acceleration, when the vehicle is hot and especially when shifting gears. No codes...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MELM5049P
Hello again, Installed a used engine in late June with 75000 miles on it and installed all parts suggested to insure the warrenty offered. New water pump, 180 degree thermostat, front crank seal, rear main seal. Replaced coolant temp sensor as it was broken, ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L analog guages VIN: 2MEFM74W8W
Thanks in advance for your help fellow techs. This Grand Marquis will blow fuse #13, in the instrument panel fuse box, whenever the gear selector is placed in the drive position only. Park, reverse, neutral, no problem, but when placed in drive "pop" goes the ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26M0K
Replaced, fuel lift pump, filter, o-rings, injection pump,-which helped but still has 15 to 20 seconds before start, running out of time on post, so had to summary sorry.
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N1L
Hello everyone, thanks for your help, we connected the singal return wire to ground as shown in the wiring schematic for certain trucks and it works perfect. Thank you Daniel Trouble codes: 41 (o2 not switching).
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Replaced the IMRC controller, cleaned all the lower throttle plates and the intake valves below the lower throttle plates - they were filthy. At first the car was a little snotty, but after the first road test it seamed to relearn pretty quick. On the second r... Trouble codes: P1000.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Well we didn't have much luck with this one.Did find the pcv hose leaking but problem still existed after replacing it.removed all injectors and checked-ok-replaced intake gaskets-problem still there.advised owner that we believed problem was with torque conve...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FTNE24L4X
Date: 10/18/2005 06:30:57 It finally reared its head. I had my tech check the circuit dynamicly with the air bag unhooked and found too much voltage drop across the fuse box. Ran a new wire and fixed the problem. Don't know why it didn't show up the last 3 t...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMZA5142X
the replies I got agreed with my feeling that this is a programming issue but no one was able to provide a tsb or any other reference on the issue so the owner declined to update the programming and disconnected the switch and hotwired it. he says it drives fi...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L ping on acceleration VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Well i received 24 replies on this,It appears that this have a problem with egr passages plugging up, all thoughh it is not setting a egr code could still have a problem. The customer does not want to spend any money on it right now. When they do i will update...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C4Y
I want to thank everybody who responded. There was an open in the sensor ground circut. What sent me off was the 5 volts on the sensor signal wire (red/pnk). The PCM sends out 5 volts on this wire and watches it as the presure changes and voltage goes to grd. ... Trouble codes: P0453.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F61
hey gang.thanks for all the info.we tested fuel pressure,checked injector circuits-found no water in fuel.customer also replaced cam other codes have set since repairs done on injector wiring harness and exhaust back pressure sensor replaced,but symp...
1967 Mercury 4whdr 460CID interior VIN: F35YCA1739
Thanks Gord for the wiring diagram, my Alldata online doesn't go that far back. We figured out which wires were for what and now have nearly everything working. A few more things to tidy up. This vehicle was mismatched with parts, so I guess we're not technica...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1MELM62WXS
I am afraid I do not have this car fixed at this time. We tried a different valve body, no change. The car is now in the hands of a transmission builder friend. The vehicle belongs to the boss's wife, so we are doing our best to get it fixed. I will repost onc...
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