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1983 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y3D
Thanks in advance, i need to find a jet kit for this vehicle. I am not very familiar with carburaters but this one is running way rich and i assume that it is jetted for sea level. I am in Reno NV approximate altitude 4700 feet. It is a Holley/Carter 1bbl part...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L power door lock VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
doors will not lock from driver or pass. switches.unlock mode is ok.switch in back cargo area operates everything fine,lock & unlock.actuators all ok.do these switches operate thru the rke module ? any info is appreciated, thanks in advance,mark.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
We think this draw is excessive,but do not fully understand battery saver funtion. Alldata says Gem won't go to sleep for 45 minutes,which it does. Draw is normal at this time. Can the Gem be the cause of excessive draw? What is a normal draw before Gem goes t...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold
came in with hard start cold problem and ses lite on ,scan test has code air charge temp sensor out of range .checked data and intake air sensor reads [...] farenhieght ,also cyl. head temp reads 276 degrees farenhieght .engine is cold ! tried changing in...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L oil in cooling system VIN: 571EA53670
hi everyboy, i have this v10 motor that has intermixed the coolant with oil & the oil with coolant yikes what a mess, the motor was not knocking yet when it arived at my door. my local ford dealer says this is a common head gasket problem with these motors and...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L turbine speed sensor VIN: 1FMPU16L71
This truck came in with a complaint about surg at 35 to 40 mph at light throttle. test drove and found problem was intermiten scanned and found 1-2 and 2-3 shift problem cleared and drove again no codes came back. Found when problem occured tcc lock would clim...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Car was in accident & air bag need to be replaced. We have used air bag & module, but information on how we can program the used module. We had someone atempt to program it that has the scanner , but he said there is only enough room on the scanner for one at ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L over charging VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Good day to all. I have a 2003 Ford Crown Vic with a intermittent over charging problem.( it is a police interceptor with the Ford wiring package). First time in I replaced the alt. Came back the next day over charging,Installed alt,and pcm from another car,st...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAHP71W04
Vehicle came in with the air bag light flashing code 12. Diagnosed and repaired broken power wire to the RCM, then as shopkey recommended, I replaced the RCM. The code will not clear(B1342). The only diagnostics I found in shopkey said if that was the only cod...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L tires VIN: 2FAHP71WX5
Hi, hope is there is a kit or a part which is available to adjust the camber on this vehicle. We see a few of these cars and routinely it seems they burn the insides of the front tires off. The condition of springs, shocks, swaybars etc are all in good order. ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
This vehicle was towed in for a no start condition and there are no DTC's present. Fuel supply is good, and it has injector pulse. Vehicle is a coil on plug design and has a no spark condition. Power is good to individual coils but no toggled ground signal fro...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Steering wheel VIN: 5LMFU28R13
Hi everybody : Customer complaint car over bumps,steering wheel shakes (bump steer)at speed over 60 kms,other than that the car drive good and no tire wear showing.Bring car back to ford dealership for warrant could'nt found anything wrong. Customer will be...

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Believe it or not but it takes me 3 set of wires before i have a good one,the misfire is gone and the hesitation on accellerationis is realy better thanks to all of you wo takes time to help me, hope i could help you soon Trouble codes: P0301.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALPHGDSV
sorry for taking so long to posting the fix. but it's done it will take me a long tiem the write how it's done but if you go to the autonerdz webb page you can read the complete procedure it'a pretty easy i used my modis lab scope and it worked good thanks.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM74W5Y
Customer stated to us that a tree had fallen on the right rear quater of the vehicle and a lot of body work was performed. Removed rear seat and found a ground in trunk that was not attached. That has taken care of the problem so far.
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
Hi fellows and thanks for the good ideas. This car acts up very intermittent and the problem just refused to recur again and the customer needed the vehicle. We did fix the wiring from the wipers away from the pats module per TSB. We removed and reinstalled th...
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