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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N9L
vehicle came in with idle problem and slight rough running, found check engine light on for code 63 tps sensor, sensor was damaged and vehicle had massive vac leak at plenum (pushed gasket out). replaced tps and gasket, service throttle body and replaced neces...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Slow start VIN: 1FTCR14X7N
when truck is cold , turns over for a long time before it starts, truck has been tuned up less then a year ago, new fuel filter, new fuel pump, new starter, new battery, fuel pressure is within spec, tried new coil pack.
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L open loop VIN: 1FTDF15Y2R
Fellow Techs, This vehicle will go in and out of closed loop while driving. Coolant & air temp are normal. O2 sensor continues to switch normally. MIL doesn't come on, no codes. What am I missing? Thanks,
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Van has repeated 1784 code, no other codes. Trans shifts fine for a couple of thousand miles and then shifts late and flashes the trans light, stores 1784. This van had the trans rebuilt for this problem and the diagnotics in mitchell says internal failure ist...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L gem VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Fellow Techs, This 4x4 has electronic transfer case shift problem. Shift motor is controlled by GEM. I can switch to 4 low, but shift motor will overrun and lock up. No shift from 2 high to 4 high. Snap-on scanner has no communication with GEM. Can anyone sh...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuse #13 VIN: 1FMZU32E2W
Fuse #13 blows intermittently.It controls HO2's, EGR reg & Solenoid, Cp sensor Can. Vent sol., Auto Trans. Cannot duplicate the condition in the shop (Of Course!) Put a breaker and Amp probe in Fuse13 slot. Drove car several times. Current would ramp-up (actua...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L overdrive off light flashing VIN: 1FTNE24262
hello, trans overdrive off light is flashing and service engine soon light is on. codes p1760 and p1747 are hardcodes. we replaced the epc solenoid in the trans along with solenoid harness in trans. we tryed known good pcm and triple check all wiring. any help...
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...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A01
This car came to me with a po308 stored and mil on. Customer said missing at idle. I did not perceive any miss driving nor was one indicated by scan data. After a look at #8 coil and plug (there was corrosion from water seepage and the manufacturer has tsb's c... Trouble codes: P0308

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1967 Ford MUSTANG 289CID ac control VIN: 7R02T14323
thanks to all you guys that sent help. we hooked up the vacuum hoses as per the pictures and it works as designed. special thanks to litif [...] who almost immediatley faxed them over.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
Sorry for the long time it took to post this fix, The customer finally came back to have the spindle replaced. I replaced the spindle and the brakes are working fine now. The spindle must have been tweaked enough to make the slides bind up. Thanks to all of yo...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTHF25H4T
First thanks to those who responded. I never did get the fuse to blow again but I did find what I think was the problem. Back behind the plenium the harness back there had gotten against the emmision pipe and melted a red and a white wire we relaced the emmisi...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTJW35F0T
sorry folks just was able to get back to this one but rebled clutch again still no air but found pressure plate to be defective thanks for all the great replies
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU32EXW
I got another set of rotors and the abs ring wasnt pressed on so far,drove it and the abs didnt come on early and it stops great!.But i still dont understand why the mph from the abs sensors are differnt from the actual speed sensor ,(40mph on speed sensor and...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Thanks to all the techs who replied to our help request. Of the 16 replies, most of you said head gaskets, intake manifold runner controller shafts leaking, vacuum leaks, etc. However, on this vehicle what ended up fixing it was the IMRC lever retainer was bro... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L TCS fuse VIN: 1FTNE24211
Well everybody was right. In my trust of my helper and my equipment (noy my eyes) I over looked the problem. It was indeed a chafted wire for the shifter lever. I started over this morning 10-27-05. Took the covers off the steering column and looked at the wir...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate VIN: LMFU28R43L
I am sorry for the long delay. A couple of days after this Lincoln left the shop, the transmission took a dive, and I wanted to make sure it was fixed before posting. It sat on the hoist for three weeks while Ford decided whether to do the trans work under war...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S7V
Some people approach these things in different ways. Thats why this works. Ken and Bob got us there and Bob nailed it. We instead of trying to figure out why there was no ecu signal to the coil pack we tested the coil pack. we grounded coil (a) signal wire koe...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lights come on erraticaly and computer wo VIN: 2MEFM75W1Y
The keypad was bad, poor or no conection or stayed on with high resistance, disconected and the bad key pad and still it would't go into napping mode, the lighting control module was also bad, replaced lighting control module and currently 17 Ma draw after 30 ...
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