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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTEF15N8M
We have come across an inoperative cruise control on a 1991 Ford F150 with a 5.0 Liter and automatic transmission. The cruise does not set or engage at all. Initial testing indicated a problem with the module (no signal coming out to servo). We replaced the m...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14X9R
Hey everybody, Any help on this one would be very appreciated. This pick up after a 10 minute hot soak sometimes will not start but if it does it will misfire on multiple cylinders. It doesn't appear to be flooding and if it does start it has spark and fuel p...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L6S
hi, ford guys i need help i do not work on ford. a friend of mind car came in to shop on the hook. Start car up car have a misfire so he told me he need a tune up so i do a tune up when start up car still misfire hook up scan tool i got 2 codes 216 & 543 #6 sa... Trouble codes: 216 (PCM detected coil 2 primary circuit failure EI), 543 (Fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Incomplete Monitors VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
Vehicle came in for Smog, failed due to incomplete monitors. The EGR monitor ran, but...Catalst, O2 sensor, and O2 sensor heater will not run. We are talking about 600+ miles under normal driving conditions. the truck has no MIL, or drivabilty issues,...actual...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1728V
Customer had towed to shop and said it quit like you turned the key off and would not restart. We have normal fuel pressure, good spark, good compression at 180 psi.every cylinder, injectors are firing the noid light good bright steady flash.cleaned plugs they...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L5X
Thank you in advance for helping me solve this no start. This truck came in on the hook as a cranks no start. Checked fuel pressure 42 psi. KOEO. Checked for spark, none present. Coil power is present but the PCM doesn't seem to be removing it to create spark....
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L clutch
Replaced all clutch componets with NEW just 2 months ago for same reason (slipping)and none of the componets were terrible looking I just figured a week plate. Customer call to let me know it is slipping and hopeing to baby it along untill he`s back home (he`s...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: IFMZU67E81
Hi fello techs: I have this vehicle that came to the shop, the transmission changes good ,but when you select drive 2 0r 1 the vehicle hesitates then after a while will have drive,change normal and everything ,reverse is perfect ,i hpoe someone out there has ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W6P
this vehicle has a check engine light coming on solid. no codes when scanned. cleared codes & light will go out immediately
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L front diff VIN: 4M2DU86E22
When this vehicle came in, the diff was virtually empty. All fluid was dispersed under the entire vehicle. We couldn't drive it, so we replaced the affected seals and reassembled the vehicle. We roadtested the vehicle and all felt good. Mild hub bearing noise ...

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDF15N8M
E.V.R. solenoid. Now I'm getting over 4.5hg (was barely 1.5hg)at EGR valve during KOER test. For good measure, filed down the the (white) EVP to .4v at rest. All is well. AD and MOD state 1.5hg+ ok. N0T. 2x that is more like it. The EVR had to been almost comp...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L O/D, 3rd, 2nd VIN: 1FALP6248R
All replies received pointed in the direction of the MLP sensor. I haven't had time to actually do the repair but after further testing, I'm sure they are right. Sorry I haven't got more for you but I didn't want to leave the post open too long. Thanks to all ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L interior lights
sticking door switch removed and lubed. most replies sugested sticking switches and were very helpful
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L No Start VIN: 2FTZA54U9W
hello thanks to all who helped we cleaned the grounds in front of the battery also installed a new negative cable.we have not heard anything from the customer. this one was weird it only did it a couple of times i wish i had more info.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
I got good information from everyone, I rechecked the glow plug system and also compared it to another truck in the shop, everything looked good. I bit the bullet and pulled all 8 glow plugs, installed ford plugs and a relay, vehicle started and ran great. I f...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Thanks for the responses. Transmission shop says it was the torque converter. I'm pretty sure it was the main bearing in the front of the trans like a few of you said, but they wanted to do a full rebuild. Pan magnet was flowered out full. rebuilt trans, no mo...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transceiver VIN: 1FMYU60EYU
Thanks to everyone who responded. All of you were right: we had a tech program 2 keys and all works great! Thanks again for your help
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flush VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y
Thanks for all the input everyone. After wasting hours on this vehicle I have decided not to flush Explorers in the future:)
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX18W51
Ok, the fix was finally to replace #4 ign coil! For those who suggested a coil or coils may be corrupting the PCM we believe this may be correct. We had several codes for circuit faults, primary and secondary. Only one random misfire code. Cleared codes, and m... Trouble codes: P0357, P0358, P0320, P0300.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S52
Well, its fixed, by trading it in on a Toyota. Customer is fed up. We had one more brief shot at the car, we can only get this car for 1-2 hours per day, typical soccer mom type person, very hectic schedule with her kids. Thanks again to Tony, Robby, Rodney, S...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM86SXY
not many replies, thanx to those that did. ran multiple electrical tests, everything showed ok except for prndl switch. there is a software issue on this car, showing incorrect info regarding gear position for this car on the scanner. do not get fooled by that...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cylinder Head VIN: 1MELM6530V
I'm finally back! Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the replies and good advice. The problem was the lifters being pumped up which kept the valves opened slightly. We had to leave the vehicle outside for a spell due to other pressing matters. When we we...
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