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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L speedometer VIN: 1FABP44E7K
this car has a t-5 man. trans. a 140mph speedometer. it used to be a police car. the cable was broken at the trans and at the speedo head. i replace the cable. my friend says the needle bounces around quite a lot. could it be the head sticking a bit and needs ...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU32X0M
This is probably the simplest mixture feedback system Ford ever produced but i'm stumped.After hooking up the battery backwards, the customer says it doesn't run right. What i've found is bank 2 injectors are not getting a ground signal from pcm...almost a sur...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Idle Increases VIN: 2FALP74W2R
Customer states when car comes to stop and idling in gear it will intermittantly idle up about 150-200 rpm. It may happen many times a day or not for 2-3 days. Code 634 MLP sensor voltage high keeps coming back after car has acted up and I have seen voltage at... Trouble codes: 634 (Manual Lever Position Voltage High)
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P9V
This vehical come in mid december, in with a bad misfire and stumble,with a check engine light flashing. This car had a cylinder 4 misfire. I did tune-up, which consisted of motercraft plugs,fuel filter, borg-warner plug wires, new ignition coil and p.c.v. val... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L lights VIN: AB675T6412
Well when i shut the ignition off the head lights stay on and i'm just not sure where to start looking the only way to shut them off is by disconecting the battery but as soon as i reconect the lights are back on again.Sorry about the vin its wrong i dont have...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L no dive or reverse VIN: 1LNHM86S3Y
customer went on long drive all was good ,car sat for 3 houres after that customer went to put the car in drive and it wouldn't go forward or revers. hook it up to scan tool and retreived code p0840 reverse pressure switch,wondering if any lincoln guys out th...

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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Need to time CMP
Below is the detail of the procedure. The part that I was overlooking is that in step 4 there are actually two lines on the plastic window; a short one on the left and a longer one towards the middle. Upon closer inspection I spotted the short one. Much than...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDKE30F4T
thanks for the help, still havent found the pedal but if anyone finds one let me know Trouble codes: 0221 (throttle switch b malfunction).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedcontrol VIN: 1FTZX1868W
well sorry for the delay but this truck had a bad pcm no vss signal comeing out for the cruise module replaced it and its fixed thanks for the responses it was helpful
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1867X
Almost everyone agreed that it was probably plugs and wires. And it was! I guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees. Special thanks to Charles from Louisiana. He told me how to see individual cylinder missfires using global OBD2. Ford does not have a mi... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAFP31393
Based on input here along with our conversation and approval from the customer- he wanted us to replace fuel pump, DPFE and IAC. We told him this car could go through its intermittent dying spells at the worst possible times and may never do it for us here- so... Trouble codes: 1709 (Clutch position switch out of range).
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L rotors VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
Thanks for all the info, guys. There were two separate problems on this car. The pull was not really related to the brakes, it was a worn ball joint and worn control arm bushings. I replace the brake hoses and put premium brake rotors on the car, and hand torq...
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