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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDJE37G6P
Hello everybody this van has bee tow in for non start, We checked and found no spark, fuel presuure ok, tested hall effect stator found a square wave signal but only from 0 volts to 3 volts. (Another shop has been replaced distribuitor) we removed dist to repl...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW35H6T
I have worked on this 5.8L F-250 truck for a week and have about the same problem as when I started. Truck came in with several codes as noted. The truck has an intermittent rough idle. It had spark knock which a timing adjustment fixed. The main thing I notic... Trouble codes: P1443 (evap purge solenoid), P0175 (bank 2 sys rich), P1703 (P1708- P0300 random misfires), P1708 (P0300 random misfires), P1443 (evap purge solenoid), P1152 (ho2s21 sensor indicates rich)
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA41X8V
Hi everyone; This Aerostar has an intermitent no start problem when cold. It seems the colder it is, the worse it is. Our temperatures have been from 20 to -10, when the problem has showed up. The engine turns over fine. There is no spark to the plugs. It has...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater control knobs VIN: 1FAFP58S1X
Heater control buttons do not light up at night when the lights are turned on. I checked the voltage from headlamp switch at pin #2 light blue wire. Voltage and ground are present at back of control panel assembly. I tried to disassemble control panel looking ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L5Y
This truck came in with engine stalling. Check codes found multiple codes for o2s, trany and evap systems (13 codes in all). I check computer grounds and powers found good. Check connections found good, fuses are all good.Exhaust back pressure normal. Tune up ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2s heater fault b1s1), P0141 (o2s heater fault b1s2), P0155 (o2s heater fault b2s1), P0161 (o2s heater fault b2s2), P0443 (evap ctrl system purge ctrl valve circuit malf), P0712 (trans fluid temp sen ckt low input)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMPU17L43
I feel a vibration while turning and accelerating from a stop. The vibration is felt in the steering wheel and gas pedal. I believe the vibration is in the steering gear but can not duplicate it in the shop. Has anybody ran across this before?

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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FALP52U8T
this one is not fixed yet the customer wanted to wait and see what develops. one member mentioned the radiator leaking cold i had replaced the radiator several months ago for that very concern, also i at that time used the BG stop leak and i always use a vacuu...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Intake gaskets VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Thanks for all the replies, this one is fixed and down the road. I did the head gaskets, with Fel-Pro gaskets, new head bolts, and replaced all the heater hoses behind the engine. The hoses were pretty spongy with the heat behind the engine, plus a bitch to ge...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L head VIN: 1FAFP6639X
Head was very easy to remove. The problem was a burnt valve. Thanks for the info! Al [...]
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Finally got car to act up when moving harness. When trying to pinpoint it died and would not start which was great. Found it had lost crank sensor at the ecm. The main harness runs from the ecm to plastic holder that is mounted to the intake manifold. About ha...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FTWW32F1Y
Well I am going to call this one a 'fix' Owner took the truck and all is well. I think this may have been a driver who told the boss the truck had problems so he could get a day off. Thanks for all of the replies.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L overdrive light VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
This was one of those guess and try solutions. Ford hotline (yes I work for a Dealer) suggested that the cause of the p0720 was electrical interference. The interference caused the pcm to see a vss signal of 15-20 mph when the truck is sitting still. The pcm s...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU73W22
Thanks to all that replied. The fix ended up being 2 spread terminal on injector connector 1 and 5. after bending terminals closer together problem has fixed. Again thanks for all the sugestions Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Accs. delay relay,coolant level indicator,door aja VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
OK. Here is the 'believe it or not' repair. Traced problem to voltage being fed into Ckt 745 (between Rear Module and Power antenna). Open the Ckt, problem stops. Voltage was coming from power antenna and was 'pulsing' at the same duty cycle as the GEM was pul...
2002 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2ZV11T62
replaced maint. tune up parts problem was still there then cleaned throttle body and vehicle was fixed with an injector cleaning motor vac
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