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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L ABS Code 1185 VIN: 1FBJS31H5S
Hello, I have a 1995 clubwagon E350 with an ABS light on. Initially it had codes set for all 6 solenoid valves. Cleared codes and ran self test. Codes for LF isolation valve, RF isolation valve, and rear isolation valve came back. Inspected HECU, no problem...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X9T
this mustang came to us with history of drivability problems. the customer had it at another shop for cel light on and no power concerns. they put in a new fuel pump. this did not fix all of the problems. now he brought us the car. when i pulled the codes and ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1158 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1138 (lack of ho2s b1s2), P1152 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1132 (lack of h02s b1s1)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Serp Belt VIN: 1FMDUZ4E4V
I have a 1997 Exploder that keeps wearing the belt off. It skips the rear groove on the balancer and shreads one groove off the belt. We have tried everything we can think of to repair this. I am asking if anyone has come across this and has a repair i can use...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
i believe this trans is working as it is supposed to. closest i have come to proof of this is a shift chart in our online info system that shows min. throttle 1-3 shift. trans. shop that overhauled insists that this is not right. i have no explanation as to wh...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air springs VIN: 1FMRU17L6W
could somebody please tell me where the suspension control module and the gem module are located, the system only has rear air springs, no front air springs. both air springs are inop. i have checked rear level sensor (ok), compressor relay (ok). compressor do...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U2Y
Help Ford techs!! Trying to do a complete accurate diagnosis on this misfiring taurus! Car came in with CEL on and constant misfire on 2 cylinders. Verified no spark on #2 & #6 section of coil. Scanned codes- PO351 -352- 353 coil circuit malfunction codes and ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0302, P0306
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel won't fill VIN: 2FAFP71W91
when fueling vehicle only .3 tenths of fuel go in replaced fuel tank filler neck replace tank assembly with new vent valves replace filler neck with known good one and still won't take fuel hook up ngs and performed evap test and test passed with flying colors...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L 1-2 shift 2-3 shift 3-4 shift VIN: 2FTRX18W14
I have fixed several other problems and down to, what i hope is the last problem The trans in overdrive will not make the 1-2 shift stays in secound gear when it tryes to shift into 3rd it goes to nuetral. when you manualy shift from 1st to 2nd is ok . also th...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no start VIN: 2FMZA51644
I got this van in a few days ago from another repair shop with a no start.. and ifound that the fuel pump relay was the bad.. install the new relay yay it starts... opps but only for about five seconds.. checked fuel pressure.. scan tool says its about 72psi o...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V51
This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. I am at a loss. This car idles smooth & drives smooth, but if you take your foot slightly off the brake and let the car creep very slowly the car will shake similar to a very warped brake rotor but it is faster tha...

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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L trans shifts VIN: 1FDKE30M2L
thanks for all of the information provided. a few people pointed to the neutral safety switch or the vss. my main question that i asked was about the voltage to the shift solenoids. one person provided that information. i found the problem after doing voltage ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Converter VIN: 1FTNE2428Y
Charles from California had the right answer. The converter control valve was the problem. It wasn't only stuck though, there was a crack in the front pump also. Thanks for the replies.
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55U4V
Thanks to all who replied. Someone asked if we could feel the misfire and the answer is no. John, Rusty and Clyde suspected that the camshaft synchronization was out and they were correct. Clyde's information was especially helpful. We used a tool to set it th... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4).
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic suspension VIN: 2MELM75W2V
I appreciate Shawn`s reply. This system automatically resets every key cycle and there is only one height sensor. Idetifix got me headed in the correct direction with a good explanation of the system especially the module and rear height sensor. The height sen...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2MEFM75W22
Hey thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I was able to determine that there was amechanical transmission problem with this vehicle by unplugging the MLPS and plugging in the old one. When I moved the old switch to the reverse position the idle ch...
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