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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6636W
The timing belt has broken. Repair lit. says interference engine. I don't see any lifters stuck down. Does anyone know if these engines always bend valves?
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L blen door VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Hello again fellow techs.I have a customer with a blend door issue. I have tested this system and have found the blend door motor turning because I can look at top of case and see it. My question is are these bad about breaking the blend door. I was just wonde...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
vehicle died on road no start, no spark but cranks ok. There is a pulse at coil pack with noid light between pos bat term and coil terminals, but still no spark. code 1260 returns as soon as cranking occurs, no codes in antitheft module. theft light timeout is... Trouble codes: P1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
on cold start only, trans makes a growling sound, like a defective power steering pump,only does this when cold and only for about 10-45 seconds.i stuck a stethoscope down the filler tube,and the noise is coming from inside the trans.my question is could there...
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-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Getting a squeel at 3-4K RPMs (only while driving). Sounds like a bad idler pulley, those are fine because I drove it without the belt on too. No noise while revving in park. Read archives about infamous Cam synchro, replaced it, no change. I'm suspecting a ...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64E8Y
Thanks in advance for your help. Customer comes in and requests to have a tune up and brake check. Customer had no complaints about performance. We did plugs, wires,pcv and filters. Customer returns two weeks later with poor gas mileage complaint and check eng... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18W3Y
please help ford techs, i have a good customer whose ford f-150 wont start at times, i asked if theft lite flashes when no start, he said yes. i have a ngs tester. no codes in all modules. this no-start condition has happened 3 times, customer is a lawyer, dri...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA524XY
hello looks to me like ive got a bad cluster here. found no shorts or un hooked connerctors. cluster radio and climate control head all max ilumination. tested inputs and out puts at cluster seems ok. any input would be great. chris
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C2Y
Good evening. I have a Ranger that the wipers will not work on. The blinkers have blowen the fuse 3 times and then have started working again. The SES light came on and the speedo has quit. I have tried to get info from the GEMS module but it does not respond....
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No third (fourth?) VIN: 1FMZU72K12
Please help trans/Ford tecks, This Explorer was brought in to me whith a overdrive light flashing and no third (fourth?) gear. It shifts, first, second, slips or drops to nuturel, then engauges, shifts again then (lockup?) or a gear? I pulled codes (775)and ta...
2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Camshaft Positioning Sensor VIN: 1FAFT45X52
Vehicle arrived with check engine light on. Ran diagnostics and came back with code P0304 (Actron) scanner, which was camshaft positioning sensor bank 1. Replaced sensor, car ran fine on test drive. Next day car back in shop with same code. There is a slight h...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNLM81WXN
Hi all in IATN land. Radio noise is only there on AM key in run position. Makes no differance if engine is running or not. If tou put key in acc position, radio plays fine. Unpluged EEC relay and problem went away. Inplugged all components fed by EEC relay and...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Driver Door Module VIN: 2MEFM74W5W
Hello, I have a Grand Maquis with an intemittant drivers door module stamp # F8AB-13C791-AA. When acting up the key fob buttons will be inop and power door locks will not work, and the drivers power down window will not work, the window will function normally ...

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1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: FZMK658HDV
Our new hire had all three plug wires crossed on left bank, even after being told to replace one at a time. It ran so well on cranking and at idle that crossed wires didn't appear obvious, but after stewing over the issue all weekend and considering the work t... Trouble codes: 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2), 538 (Cylinder balance test failed---retried and same message).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX0863V
Thanks for the help everyone, temporarily on the back burner but at least now I have some sources.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat VIN: 1FTDF17W1V
Thank you to all who replied, 21 in all. Most suggested broken blend door and a couple suggested plugged core even though flow while backflushing core seemed normal. It was in fact the heater core restricted. We went ahead and replaced the blend door while the...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU176XW
thank you for help on this matter friends...well..some of you were absolutely right..the code only appears on KOEO test.But if you follow the procedure for try to correct something malfunctioning ( if there is any..)you will go no where..!!the procedure does n... Trouble codes: 1127 (not enough temperature on exhaust).
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF1827W
Checked oil screen, clogged again, cleaned, then just checked Main and Rod Bearings, Rods good shape, Rear Main Bearing had some wear just starting on bottom bearing top bearing OK, rest of Main OK, Customer had me install all NEW Main Bearings, Now Pressure i...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTWW33F9Y
sorry it took so long but i have not worked on the truck yet . i picked up a set of electronic ears and i am waiting for the truck to return . i will repost as soon as i find some thing out . thanks again for the help .
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU77E61
Thanks For The Replies I found open circuit #763 OG/WH wire from module to transfer case motor wire had corrision inside located in left front floor where the wire harness goes up into the kick panel
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