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1991 Ford Taurus L 3.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FACP50UXM
Hi gang, the wiper motor in this Taurus was smoked, so I replaced it and the new one won't run. The switch is supplying power at the motor, but I don't have a proper ground. My manual has a very poor diagram for this system. Please check your memory banks and ...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5344P
This vehicle was towed in to our shop after it quit while driving on the highway and would not restart. Vehicle has no spark or fuel pressure. However, when the spout connector is removed the vehicle has spark but fuel pump will not run. PCM was replaced as pe...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA41X6V
Hi Guys, Was given this van after other shops could not repair. Here is the problem- When cold start runs like it is flooded out untill you accelerate for a few seconds- then will run fine. I have check for fuel pressure drop in shop after the van was warm an...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
Last week we replaced both front door exterior locks. The little switch on the back side of the locks was reused on the new locks. Now the theft light does not light in the dash when the doors are locked. MOD does not give any information at all on the anti-th...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
We are installing a used engine in a 1998 Explorer. We are installing a 2001 engine out of an Explorer Sport. The fuel rail and wire harness are different sowe are swapping them over. The 2001 engine had a returnless fuel system while our vehicle has a return ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
This truck was running fine.Driver states truck lost power,cel came on and then driver states he saw smoke coming from under the hood.Hooked up scanner and retrieved codes.While hood was raised a strong burnt wire smell was noted.Inspected wiring harness to se... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
I have this focus that a customer just bought. It has a serious vibration in gear or out of gear. I mean it will shake your teeth. Have checked all mounts and jacked up each end of engine and trans with no change. Any ford techs know of any related problems? T...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L ride control VIN: 1FAFP34393
we did a four wheel alignment on this car because of tire wear. after we did the alignment, customer came back complaining that the rear of car feels loose in cornering at speed. we rotated tires, balanced tires on hunter 9700, rechecked the alignment, visuall...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52462
This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine, I work for VW, so dont see to many Fords, We are looking into why it keeps tripping a lien fault. Unable to find any leaks. What is common on these. I know VWs but not common stuff on Ford Also how to reset the Oil Ch... Trouble codes: P (Fuel trim Lien)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20S83
hey all you ford techs out there.this f250 will shutdown and then restart when put in gear.it has a code 720 output shaft speed sensor malfunction.tested with vantage and has a good signal. when watching pid on scanner the sensor all of a sudden will spike to ... Trouble codes: 720 (output shaft speed sensor malfunction)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L dont know VIN: 1FTPX14564
This is my personal truck. Dealer just gives me the run around. Viberation is not bad enough to shake a paint can, but can easliy be felt and bothers me. Starts at 50 and gets worse above 65. If you run the truck up to 80+ and let off it is the worst on decel....
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L brake light VIN: 2FAHP71W15
this is a police car was brought in for no brake lights the upper brake light in the rear window works all other lights work checked brake light switch it checked good got power leaving but no power at rear brake lights any sug would be great ,.thanks
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U9X
having a problem with this one.customer just bought car and it developed a ghost miss on cyl.#1.seems to be no pattern to miss.tried chemical cleaning injectors. seemed to help and about 5 days later it came back. tried steam cleaning the valves.drove from col... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1)

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1998 Ford F350 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FDKF37H3V
thanks to all that replied. you all gave me good paths to go down. the fix was never trust the customer and his info reguarding his work. his 'new' o2 sensor happened to be a used o2 sensor that was laying around his friends tool box. upon replacement, the veh...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
Hi Guy's Sorry for the time I took to reply. I recheck a third time the basics and I found out that the glow plug relay was supplying enough voltage to light the test light brightly but when I test with a sealed beam (10 amps draw ) the bulb didn't lit ! I t...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FM2A5147Y
Well guys this is a fix...after reading about the 5th reply I had the memory refreshment I asked for about the bulletin. I received 28 replies and all but a very few referred to the oil/gasket problem. The bulletin on this was the left valve cover allows oil t...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP33Z84
I got mostly suggestions that the vehicle has an air leak somewhere. That is indeed possible, but having been unable to find such using smoke, I am disinclined to continue going down that road. It is my opinion that the throttle body was damaged by initial eff...
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