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1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42D3S
The problem that im having is that the fuel pump and the cooling fan runs constantly and the engine is getting too much fuel.I hooked a scanner up and no communication.Im thinking it sounds like a bad ccrm because it has a built in relay for the pcm ,but not s...
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT05H6T
Am Trying To Find Definition For This Code. CEL Light On Intermittently. Pull Code p0470 With Snap On Modis. Thinking I Have Problem With After Cat. o/2. But Cannot Find Definition For This Code In My Mitchell Or In The Modis. Ant Help On Meaning For This Code... Trouble codes: P0470
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66L6X
MORE INFO AT IDLE WHEN WARMED UP ENG SPD. 805RPM COOL TEMP. 98 C CLSD. LOOP AIR INTAKE TEMP 10 C MAF 3.48gm/s THROTTLE ANGLE 17.6% VEH. SPD. 0KM/H LTFT BANK 1 6.25% STFT BANK 1 0.00% O2 B1S1 265 MV O2 B1S2 85 MV LTFT BANK 2 25.00% STFT BANK 2 +32.81% O2 B2S1 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sys. lean), P0174 (fuel sys. lean), P1131 (lack of switching b1s1), P1151 (lack of switching b2s1)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F3X
Need help on this one. sorry if it gets long. Came in as a hard start cold,and smoking "real bad". Had the two codes listed above. I have seen this before with oil being low and old, it was almost a gallon low and hadn't been change in a long time. So we chang... Trouble codes: P1212 (ipc not at expected), P1211 (ipc pres above/below desired)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
please help ford diesel tech's!!! this vehicle was brought in with 2 problems, first was an intermitent dieing while driving, scan codes and replaced bad cam sensor, second problem was cold starts, vehicle is very hard starting when temps below 30 f. ohm test ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L altenator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Greetings to all this taurus was sent to me by another repair shop for a no charge condition.They replaced the altenator twice thinking they got a defective one but still no luck.I tested for battery power on the big gauge wire and 12 volts is present,I also c...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5346Y
The above van came in with a running rough problem/codes relating to the vac leak/replace upper & lower manifolds/and left side valve cover & pvc valve/spark plugs/ignition wire set.We replaced with all factory oe parts. We completed repairs/clearded code/test...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU77E61
I have this 01 explorer sport trac it has a inop transfer case code P1867 have replaced control module and transfer case motor with no change I don't understand the test procedures very well all voltages & ground at module seem good Thanks for any help!!!
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 3-4 shift overdrive shift VIN: 1FTZR45E42
we have a ford ranger that has a shudder on 3-4 shift and a real bad shudder when it goes in to overdrive. we have replaced the seperator plate as per ford. tranny did not change. we are not a tranny shop so any help will be greatly appreciated. we had this ve...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L idle speed VIN: 2FAFP71WX2
Hi everyone, once again i'm in need of assistance. I have a 02 crown vic police cruiser. Whenever the a/c compressor turns on in park the idle speed goes from 800 too 1100 rpm. The idle then drops to 900 until compressor disengages when it goes back to 800 rpm...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNFM83W1W
Hello, I need help, and fast. I had a Town Car come in that was having malfunctions with the instrument/guage cluster. The problem was that the "Message Center" feature of the cluster would sometimes go blank (would not display information). We checked power a...

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1966 Ford Mustang 289CID Camshaft
Vehicle still in shop due to a complete restoration but the engine is completely assembled now. I want to thank for the 9 replies I recieved and specially to Brian [...] who took his time to scan the manual pages and send it to me. With the pictures in my hand ...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFV18L4V
After much work we have found the fuel pressure reg to be the problem . The fuel pressure was not staying high enough to supply the engine at cruise. Thanks to all for your input. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF21L3X
thanks everyone for all their help, special thanks to jim [...] for his suggestion to put original ford platinum plugs back into the motor. motor ran great right away and passed it's emissions test. Trouble codes: U5000 (see service manual), U1400 (see service manual), U2500 (see service manual), P1408 (exhaust gas recirculation malfunction), P0301 (missfire detected).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I got some good advice and tips on this situation, but since I was lucky to get the thing reprogrammed and running like it should, I and the customer agreed that since it was running okay just to leave it alone, the light didn't bother him as long as it worked... Trouble codes: P1639.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU77EG2
Well, this one is fixed. Tim from New York hit the nail on the head. This is the first one of these 4.0 SOHC engines we've worked on. Turns out, the camshaft can be installed upside down on one of the heads and it will actuallly run pretty good, no backfires o...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L charge light VIN: 1FMYUO11X2
Well. a few notes. PCM is not involved, and light finally came on long enough to confirm which light was on and why. It was the battery light and the wiggle test showed a bad voltage regulator.A new regulator and away she went... thanks for the replies.
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LCM82F1LY
We recieved responses recommending we replace eec power relay, and check connectors on driver side inner fender. After inspection of these connectors, we did not find a problem but tightened the connections and replace the EEC power relay. Customer has driven ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L0W
To sum it up, recalibrating the 4WAS module fixed the problem. I backprobed all circuits at the module to find that everything was working the way it supposed to. The vehicle lifted and lowered when commanded, responded to all the inputs accordingly. So I deci...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
Well thank you all for the great ideas. Glen [...] nailed it by his idea of verifing the circuit with a flasher temp installed. Circuits worked fine and after talking with customer decided to make this a permanent fix. Cut both white\red wires and light blue ...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 1MELM6532W
The oil pan ,and lower engine block support had to be removed in order that the gerotor oil pump assembly could be disassembled. Thank you to all the members that posted, I think I'll stick to GM's
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