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1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID wiper,temp guage VIN: 5F07C61719
helping customer restore vehicle would like to get wire diagrams on wipers,guages,lights ,etc thank you in advance dennis (fax#[...])
1988 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FABP30X4J
I am posting this for another shop whos internete is down right know. They faxed me over there problem. : We have a 1988 ford tempo with poor heating from the heater. We have changed the thermastate twice and then with a ford one. We tested the state outside a...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Gentlemen, This truck came to us from two other shops. The customer said the problem began two months ago. When it came to us they said that the distrubutor and the computer had been swapped out already with no effect. I have checked the wiring for the PIP ci... Trouble codes: 14 (Profile ignition pickup ckt failure), 33 (Insufficent EGR)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5143S
hello everybody, 1995 ford windstar with 3.8 litre v6. heres the problem, vehicle will start and run fine (once i unplug and reconnect the icm (ignition control module) located on the right front inner fender, just on top of strut tower. run with no problems...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Please help, this car is driving us crazy, literally! Car came in about a week ago with customer complaining about car having no power, and it turned out that the catalytic converters were stopped up, so the customer went to a muffler shop and had them gutted... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA)
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L torque converter/cruise control VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
while driving the truck down highway, transmission acted as if were constantly going in and out of over drive. sped up to see if the problem would be at certain speeds hoping that something would change, transmission still keep going in and out of lock-up. bef...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Car came in for check engine light. 2 codes. 443 for the purge circuit, and a code for the cam sensor which I don't remember at the moment as it's written elsewhere. The synchro housing that holds the cam sensor was broken in half, and the interupter (vane) wa... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FALP52U4V
I have a 97 Taurus here with manual air that came in with a no heat concern. Engine temp is between 197-202 degrees and both heater hoses are hot. After checking the operation of the HVAC controls I found that it will blow hot air (120 dgrees) out the console ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMFU18L6V
Computer goes out just driving no warning no spikes in alt.voltage, replaced 1st one lasted 2 weeks,replaced lasted 5 months, replaced again lasted 1 day, last two were from salvage yard 1st was from Ford.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Greetings folks. This little nightmare ('97 for Explorer 4.0 sohc)has been bounced liked a hot potato from shop to shop & has unfortunately landed in mine. Initially came in with every code imaginable from multiple misfires, lean exhaust, & EVAP faults. Also... Trouble codes: P0304 (Miss on 4), P0305 (Miss on 5), P0306 (Miss on 6)
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start
hi everybody : I really need help on this one,car came in with engine knocking badly but still running o.k. However,we put in a used engine,when the job done the mechanic open the door and try to start the car and the alarm got off,he disarm the system by usi...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This truck has limited power on acceleration. The MIL comes on then.The code P1211 will also set during KOER test. Now the injectors were recently replaced by the customer himself. It had gotten water in the fuel and not all the injectors were working properly... Trouble codes: P1211
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
After a couple miles of driving the speedometer will double. (If you are going 40 MPH it will suddenly say 80 MPH. If you have the cruise control set it will slow down untill the speedo says the original setting. If you accelerate to 60 MPH and this happens th...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L no interor parts work VIN: 2FMZA514XX
no interior componts work like wipers door locks lights horn radeo windows
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTNF21L0Y
Well truck guys heres what we have,a clunk noise can be heard occasionally while driving as your braking. Thats not really the bad part though as it only occurs occasionally.The bad part is when you move around in the parking lot,a foot forward and brake, clun...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FMNU43SXY
I need some help in this one. While you back up or pull forward and push on the brake the truck will grab/shudder violently when it comes to a stop. This is an intermittent problem. It reminds me of a truck with a leaking wheel cylinder, but this has 4 wheel d...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10D5T
This ranger has a rolling idle when your sitting at a stop and in gear other than that the runs great some one has already replaced iac trying to fix this problem I,ve smoked engine found no vaccum leaks all of pids look good thanks for any help in advance.
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP36372
idle rough, poor accel, almost stalls on occasion- OK IN CRUISE SPEEDS
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F22
computer diagnostic check, no dtc's. engine starts, will run for approx. 1-2min. and die, then loses communication with scanner (with key in the on position). cycle key off and on, com. with scanner comes back and during attempt to restart engine will start so... Trouble codes: P0605 (rom failure), P0344 (cmp signal), P0603 (kam failure), P0381 (glow plug ind. ckt), P0562 (low battery)
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
car runs fine except when cold it will idle up and down, varying from 600 rpm to 1200, as it warms up it calms down and goes steady at 900.there are no codes koeo or koer fast or slow,i did find a collapsed vacuum hose at valve cover to pcv valve but no change...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
Hi,need some help on this cougar. This car intermittently will not start and will not crank. When it does this the wipers come on and run. The car will usually start if the key is cycled a few times. The car will also stall sometimes while driving and when it ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Stall, Extended crank VIN: 4M2ZU86K83
Customer states that vehicle sometimes stalls at corners and on decel. Also complained of extended crank on start up. Scanned vehicle, no codes, all data normal. Performed diagnosis per Ford TSB #03-03-05 pertaining to these symptoms and installed new IAC. Lat...

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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F4V
Thank you to all that replied, I did jump power & ground to ipr and pressure rocketed. Then unplugged icp sensor, good visual of pigtail. Noticed connector terminals spread apart close w/ pick. Fired vehicle up, ran great. I believe it was that bad connection. Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure not controllable-pressure above or below desired).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34ESW
The customer finely found the time to bring the Explorer back in. I removed the intake and found the plastic box that the PCV hose went into in the valley was cracked. Also I replaced all the gaskets and the hose and PCV valve. This fixed all the trouble. Than...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Thanks to all for the quick response! You were right, the intake gasket was the problem. The old gasket looked great, but a new one did the trick. Thanks again!
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSE34S34
Thanks to all those replied. The customer came back in after a week of driving and said that it had gotten better and then stopped acting up. I guess it finally relearned itself.Thanks again for all the help.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L flywheel VIN: 2FAFP74W01
good morning techs.been gone for several days.no the guy does no towing,he rides alone between va.and fla.the trans works flawless and shows no converter balloning.i beleve it must be either a freek reoccurance or bad motor to trans align.the car is still goin...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S51
thank you for all of your help finally fixed this car hooked up lab scope again to look at igniton patten one more time still looked the same so decied to try a coil pack and that was it the pattern never messed up and lost burn kv again and customer has been ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speedo reads fast VIN: 2FAHP71W13
Thanks to all who replied. The concensus is that the trans has the wrong exciter ring. Probably for an LX model not a Police package. We are sending the vehicle back to the taxi yard so they can switch trannys.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1LNLM97V5V
installed factory theromstat filled cooling system at the fill plug on the bypass pipe. ran car to 240 degrees and turned car off let cool fully, repeated this 3 times on the final time removed radiator cap and let cool fully over night. ran car next day therm...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Thanks to all who replied. We checked the ball joints and the steering ujoints and they were fine. We hooked up to the variable assist solinoid and measured the dwell during different driving conditions and found the fem giving the solinoid commands at differe...
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