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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5140W
Hello fellow technician, I have this 98 windstar came to my shop for proplem in the tranny it wasn't moving forward or backword, so we install a used tranny in it.and the way she go. Next day the van is back because it cuts off and stall and won't start after...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
did plugs cap rotor wires a month ago because of #5 missfire, and it is back a month later with same problem, cannot duplicate miss. does anyone know if there is a common problem with these that would affect just one cyl? if it was a coil it would be 2 cyl mis... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 3 missfire)
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX173YN
vehicle was towed to shop, no start. have 40psi fuel pressure, does not drop except over long period of time. have spark and also injector pulse. removed plugs, were completely saturated with fuel. replaced plugs, vehicle did start but running excessively rich... Trouble codes: P0174, P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire), P0307 (7 misfire), P0308 (8 misfire), P0443 (evap ctrl syst purge ctrl valve circuit malf)
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
No start, no injector pulse & constant running fuel pump ? plenty of spark. codes are too numious to list mostly undefined codes also if the key is placed in the ON position sometimes the relays above glove box start to click on off rapidily ? This is has me p...

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N4K
to all who gave advice on this truck is greatly appreciated.but we are at an end for now,we are in our buisy season and to play with this will have to go on the back burners.all the grounds have been cleaned and re soldered if needed.the unfortunate thing abou...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Replacing the EPC solenoid did cure the noise. It was not TOO bad to replace, given the limited access.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fan Belt VIN: 1FTZX1724Y
We replaced the belt tensioner & it seemed to help.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Thanks to those who took the time to reply. I ended up removing the oil pan. Every single rod was seized to the crank. The oil pump must have stopped for some reason. Please let me know if any of you have seen this before. If anybody would like to see pictures...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W1S
When following the vaccuum diagram on the car, it didn't show the DPFE. Our shop had to dig a little deeper to follow the vaccuum trail. We tested the DPFE, and found the results out of specs. We knew our voltage was right on the solenoid. Now, when a Ford com... Trouble codes: 401 (egr flow insufficient), P1408 (egr flow out of self test range).
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Battery VIN: 2MEF7SW61X
The problem ended up being I was chasing the wrong circuit. There was two green / orange wires in the system. The short was above the head liner on the left side. The wiring for the visor mirror light shorted out and melted part of the wiring harness. He did n...
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