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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52UXS
This vehicle ran fine when I got it(Ugh!) Replaced the radiator in a 95' Taurus 3.0 (NOT the SHO). Now it won't start, only cranks. Checked the inertia switch outback, it wasn't "tripped", so I tripped it and reset it. Still no start. found NO POWER to the ine...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heat VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Hi Ford Pro's, this vehicle has broken air temp blend door (in the heater box) and I have the door out - Part# F57H-18B545-AE - AND THE PROBLEM IS: Ford dealer said that you HAVE to buy the WHOLE heater box, you can't buy the door only...the wrecking yard sai...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Please help! I have an Taurus with an inacurate fuel gauge. I replaced the sender with no change. Grounds ck good. The wiring to the gauge is good. I verified the gauge with a resistance box. I cycled the key between each change all is good. 135 is full 20 ohm...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, p0500 VIN: 2FMDA5141W
Hi Ford guys this should be an easy one. (I thought so).What I have is a code p0500 vechicle speed sensor. Anyway went to local parts store bought sensor,(one end looks like end of speedo cable, other end two wire connector(blue). CANT find it. Went to tranny... Trouble codes: P0500
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP5124W
This vehicle has a coolant leak. It appears to be coming from behind the engine and flywheel. Does this 4.2 engine have freeze plugs between the engine block and the transmission? I know that the 4.6 engines don't have freeze plugs on the backside of the block...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L hard start, long cra VIN: 1FTZF17211
very intermittent problem. occurs after driving long enough to reach operating temp and then allowed to sit (not running) for approx 15-30 min. when problem occurs it exhibits a longer then usual crank time (5-10 secs) then starts. i fuel and ign systems again...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Battery
Hi guys, I've got this 01 Ford F-250 with 5.4l and its got key off battery drain that goes away when i pull fuse 15 (5 amp fuse that powers the Generic Electronic Module, brake pedal position switch, instrument cluster, and PCM).I have disconneted the brake sw...
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 ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDE4J76HU
Hello all, I have a LS kicking my butt. This thing came in with 5 misfire codes... cylinders 1-5. Starting by replace the spark plugs and replaced 5 coils. Clear the codes and all is well for about 20 miles and then, BAM all the codes come back and it runs ter...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6244V
this car came in with a check engine light and codes p0171 and p0174 (lean bank 1 and 2). all computer data looked good so i removed air flow meter and cleaned sensing wires as per ford tsb. 2 days later light came back on with same codes. once again, o2 senso... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)

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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L 1st and 4th VIN: 1FMNU43SX1
Special thanks to Sherman, he got me thinking about how tight I got those centersupport bolts, they were way too tight. I went completely through trans, all rotating parts were correct and in working order. I learned not to listen to alldata about the directio...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73K03
I recieved alot of good ideas, most of which I had already ruled out with the exception of the 4X4 module. Since we could never duplicate the problem, the customer and I agreed to wait for the next big snowfall so that we can duplicate the problem with test eq...
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