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1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR1445R
Hey Fellow Techs, I'm working on a TSB issue with a pigtail harness that is supposed to keep the blower motor from back-feeding through the voltage regulator and drawing the battery down overnight. The TSB # is 94-9-11. The harness kit is no longer available f...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Constant High Idle VIN: 1FALP4044S
The problem I am having is with a 1995 OBDII Ford Mustang with a 3000 RPM High Idle all the time. Owner has replaced the MAF, IAC, TPS & deteriorated vacuum hoses but the problem still exists. Unable to find any vacuum leaks and no codes with KOEO or KOER and ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
we have replaced all the clips and bushings on on the intake runner valves and they all seem to operate properly. vacuum at the valves is 15-[...], engine vacuum is 21 inches. these codes will set about every two weeks and the customer says that his fuel mi... Trouble codes: P1537, P1538
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Slipping VIN: 1FALP6534V
I looked at the computer data all seems to be ok, prndl switch is ok and it is showing proper gears. The solinoids are switching on and off as they should, but still slipping in forward. The strange thing is with the old computer after unplugging the trans was...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU32X8W
there we go again, this ford explorer came in towed, car won't start we change spark plugs, found old spark plugs fouled, check compression check out at 150 psi, we check fuel pressure at 40 psi, we finally got it running but sounds like restriccted exhaust, s...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Ride Control VIN: 1FMZU35P3W
This explorer ARC compressor runs for periods of a few minutes after walking away then will kneel. Alldata does not say what operation strategy is. If "off road" is selected it will raise up. I cannot communicate with the ARC. (active ride control)codes or dat...
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...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L radio&wipers VIN: 1FMPU18L01
when truck is shifted to drive or reverse the radio and wipers go out hope someone has ran into this one before thanks in advance
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V53
Customer complains of MIL on, loss of power, and a strange squeel noise. Complaint confirmed by tech. Noise sounds like a belt slipping. Belts are all ok and are not creating the noise. Noise is not noticed at idle. Comes in at about 1600 rpm and is extreamly ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 missfire), P0405 (Cylinder 5 missfire), P0406 (Cylinder 6 missfire)
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...

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1956 Ford Thunderbird 292CID rear main seal
Okay Guys thanks to all that replied!! The customer is weighing his options at this point and here in Wisconsin he is starting to put things into storage for the winter. If we actually do the work I will post another reply or e-mail everyone who helped me. But...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A3N
We had a couple of replies that told us to add a ground wire direst to the control module. After adding the wire the truck started up and ran good. We also replaced a couple of other groud wires on the truck to other ignition components. Thanks to all who repl... Trouble codes: 223 (loss of dual plug input control), 224 (erratic idm input).
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34M2R
well after alot of time spent on this diesel we found there was no air bubbles passing through the return line,all glow plugs are fine . it must be the motor is tired and doesn't have enough compression to start without starter fluid and since this van only si...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L ABS Code 1185 VIN: 1FBJS31H5S
Hello, Didnt recieve much in the way of replies on this one, but I was able to find the problem on my own without a whole lot of difficulty after I thought about it in a different way. Since the code C1185 sets only when the used replacement HECU was insta...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, lacks power VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Thanks for all the suggestions, what it ended up was the crank dampner was broken and had rotated a few degrees.
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heater box VIN: 5LMFU28R41
Thank you to all that responded. Most of you suggested air in the system. The system was filled by using a vacuum tool to remove the air from the system. I have ordered the in line restrictor that some of you did mention that and I too wondered if there was on...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Knock sensor code VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Well, the vehicle passed state inspection even though the knock sensor fault code was in the computer system (I had thought that motor vehicle would fail a vehicle with a fault code in the system, but no light on, but I guess not). The TPS code and the transmi... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0120 (Throttle position sensor), P0731 (1st gear ratio incorrect), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect).
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