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1979 Ford Fairmont 3.3L vacuum leak VIN: 9X92T26258
Does anyone have a vacum diagram for this old car? We put an engine in it and the tech can't remember where all the lines go. My mitchell only goes to 1983 and you can't read any of the lines. Of course the books you can buy at the parts stores only have a "ty...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14T2G
This Bronco II came to me from a trans shop after cat super heated red hot and cooked tranny lines and o2 sensor wires. They said that after repairs to lines and wires they did not replace sensor, that on test drive it started loading up and barely made it bac...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP4048R
Hi Ford driveability people: This Mustang will stall when put into gear. When started, idle will flare up to about 1800 rpms, drop to a 1000, stay there for 15 seconds or so, then stabilize down around 500. When put into gear at 1000 rpms or below, it will sta...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP71W5V
I have a question for the Ford techs. We have had many problems with these 97 Crown Vics setting codes for the cat efficiency. We have made a real effort to fix these problems or find out what is causing the problem but we have never come up with a solution an... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1), P0430 (Cat System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 2)
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L starts after vehile is running VIN: 1FTRFR1765
starter will ingage intermittenly after vehicle is running, also the vehicle will engage the starter when the light switch is turned on.the radio is also on
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF28Z6W
Hi Have this ford that came in with code P1451. Replaced gas tank filler tube, Evap. solenoid on fire wall and evap solenoid in canister at rear of vehical. Tube was rusted through, rear solenoid was rusted through, and front solenoid I tried to feel or hear... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZ182XXN
hi hope you guys can help me trying to decide whitch way to go here i have code 172 & 174 they set about evry 2months we have replace 02 senors, egr system,spark plugs, wires, pvc. so do i replace the maf or go after an intake leak? will tapping on maf really ... Trouble codes: 172 (o2 sensor lean bank1), 174 (o2 senor lean bank2)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
please help. we perfomed a transmission flush to this vehicle, and ever since the customer picked it up, the trans has been whinning like mad. the whinning comes and goes. it is heard when car is idling or on acceleration.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR10V0X
We ahve a 99 Ranger that failed the emissions test, it had two codes, p0402 (egr flow) and p0174 (lean bank 2). We found the breather tube from the valve cover to intake boot out. That was plugged back in and codes cleared. No codes have returned. The engine r... Trouble codes: P0402, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Idle VIN: 4M2XV14T1Y
Trying to find source to purchase metering valve for 14ounce propane cylinder to check for vacuum leaks.Unable to locate one here in South Alabama.Thanks for any help.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive light VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
truck sets code for vss sensor signal, p0720, and o/d light flashes. shift is eratic at times. when monitoring pids for vss and oss, stopped at idle, vss fluctuates around 20 mph and oss around 1000 rpm. should be at 0. checked power, ground connections, tried...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U72
Hello fellow techs, this is a brain burner. I have checked all the previous posts dealing with similar problems but none have helped. The truck came in with MIL on and running bad. Pulled codes and Cyl 4 and 6 missfire, Bank 2 Sensor 1 Slow to respond, as well... Trouble codes: P0153 (bank 2 sensor 1 slow to respond), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0442 (.040 EVAP leak)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Vehicle runs normal, starts normal, drives normal, no MIL lamp, and shows no signs of unusual info on scanner. While idling, warm/warming up, or hot, idle will increase from base idle [650-750] up to high idle [1050]. Always raises to the same speed. With scan...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP53U23
Vehicle came in RF headlamp Inop Install New Bulb Still Not working Has power at end wires but not middle post gr/red Removed LF head light and on blue/white wire of its middle post is a controlled ground with the switch i tried to wire from left to right to s...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOR
First I am not to much concerned with help on the mass air flow code. This car will run the KOEO test but will not run the KOER test. I get a error 22 everytime I try to run the test wether the engine is at operating temp. or not. I looked at the wiring diagra... Trouble codes: P0102
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
customer states that the dash lights flicker,the radio volumn fades,the power windoes park in different spots and the door locks work on thier own. when we hook up our scan tool to test, the problem goes away. we believe it is the bcm but can't confirm this. h...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
PCM has codes P0325 Knock Sensor Bank 1, and P0303 Cylinder # 3 Misfire stored. Clear codes and both return. I am very uncomfortable with the testing results and the directed repairs. I performed the diagnostic test in AllData for the knock sensor code. The te... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L out of balance VIN: 1FAPP6045L
Put a new balancer and engine mounts, car run's great. thank's to every for taking the time.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L front and rear wipers, radio, and speedo VIN: 1FALP57U7T
Hello again to all, and thank you all very much. I ended up selling the motor job on the premis that harness would be exposed with the motor out, and I was sure I could find the problem. The problem was indeed withing the yellow wire. I was going with the most...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L intake manifold VIN: 1FAFP56SOY
I checked timing injectors cam sensror compression pressure regulator and checked to see if pcm was flashed everything was fine and pcm was updated. I replaced intake and drove it ran fine has'nt happened again. thanks for all the help everone. I will keep in ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Starting VIN: 1FTRF18202
sent the truck to ford found out you can only program the ic one time. has to be new to be programed-can't re-program used instrument-custer. so put old one back in & told customer to go ford cause i didn't have the ngs scan tool to program the new cluster so ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Belt Alignment VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
Thank you, for the suggestions. I had 9 responses to this post . The vehicle has not returned. When it does we will zero in on the power steering pump & pulley alignment. Checking the end play of the pump itself. We want to also check and see if the pulley is ...
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