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1969 Ford Mustang 302CID control valve VIN: 5678435765
The problem started out as the car only having power steering to the left side. I rebuilt the power steering control valve. The car then only had power steering to the right. (I probably turned a bad valve spool the opposite way.) I installed a rebuilt power s...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L master cylinder/ front brakes VIN: 1FACP36X2N
rear brake lines leaking-replaced from master back to rear wheels. After that rf wheel locks up and drags during braking. lf wheel does not apply at all. Replaced everything listed in repair history and problem still is there. Just wondering if any one has the...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start
Truck will flood when the block heater is not pluged in. When pluged in it will start fine. The block heater is heating the coolant in the block. Have replaced the CTS and it did not help. I tested the new CTS and it is within spec. I have cleaned the injector...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall
this truck aparently have a electronic problem. after three or four minutes running just stop like if you turn the ignition sw off. my problem here is i can't retrieve codes and i dont know maybe some of know how because this vehicle is obdi and my scanner not...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Suspension VIN: 1FASP14JXS
vibration sets in at about 60 mph at cruise or acceleration, but leaves when you let off the throttle. feel it in the body, not steering wheel. cv joints seem good, can't feel any play in them and no noise in tight turns either foward or reverse. no play in ba...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
customer replaced cam sensor after truck died on him.ran fine for three days died again.towed to us ,I pin tested all wires from cam sensor to pcm.pcm was replaced,no help.replaced cam sensor again,truck ran for aweek ,,died again.customer just bought this tru... Trouble codes: 344 (cam sensor intermittent)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Shift-no speedo VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
Trans was rebuilt 3 times at trans shop and also replaced speed sensor several times because of a erratic shift and no speedometer at times.We aquired this car and checked it out,wiring,sensors ect.. and decided to replace the electronic control module.This is...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U41
A little help please. This Taurus has a stalling problem. If you let it sit idling for 20 mins, it will just randomly shut off. No stumble. Just shut off. It will always start right back up. I checked for vacuum leaks, replaced mass air flow sensor, new IAC mo...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFPS5222
I am working on a 2002 taurus w/ a flex fuel v-6 and customer complaint is there is a lack of power and poor fuel economy. The vehicle runs like a 4-cylinder engine w/ no power. runs smooth and drives good other than this problem. already tested voltage at fue...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L raidio VIN: 1FAFP55252
the customer said the riadio shuts off when he hits bumps. i tapped on the raidio in the trunk and on the dash and i cannot get it to shut off. is there a common problem with theese. thanks for any help shane
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L94
Hi, and thanks in advance for the help. This is a Ford cube van (is OBDII compliant) and we are having some really goofy problems. Complaint is that it surges at hi-way speeds and won't go over 65mph (not governed). Initial scan test found the listed the above... Trouble codes: P2197 (O2 sensor stuck lean), P0172 (System too rich), P2195 (O2 Sensor lean)
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L starter interupt VIN: 2MELM74W4S
horn sounds and will not turn over until the door locks are cycled then works as designed. data base does not list a pats system and i am unable to identifiy any foreign wiring from an after market security sys. any help is appreciated.

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1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP52U6K
I appreciate all the replys on this one. Kent from Florida hit it almost on the head of the nail. The trans shop had moved the wires and distribotor and it was at least 12 deg. advanced for what I could see from the timing mark. Ford never did learn to put t... Trouble codes: 22 (MAP out of range), 53 (TP/FPL sensor signal too high).
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L speedometer VIN: 1FABP44E7K
i pulled the cable out of the trans and inspected the gears. both were in great shape. pulled the cluster apart and lubed the cable. upon reinstalling the cluster i realized that the cable was not sliding all the way done against the cluster case. so when i ja...
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L timing VIN: 1FDKF37G3K
One of you hit it right. It was the reluctor ring in the distributor that was off a little throwing the timing off and causing the miss firing. I guess that was why the timing light would not work with the spout connector out and the truck ran better when it w...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW35H6T
First I want to thank Bob from Michigan, Laneard from Texas, Andy from Alberta and Wayne, Patrick, Daniel, Dean and Fred from BC. I tried several of the recomendations including injector leak down and also I checked injectors with a lab scope but all checked o... 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).
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF28Z6W
Hey guys I thank you for all your help. Unfortunatly the company that had this vehical has a new truck coming to replace this one and I had to give it back. thanks again and sorry it took so long to reply. Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Circuit Malfunction).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
The Nightmare has left the building. I sent it out to the dealer to complete the diagnostic testing with the factory scan tool. The testing found no power to the TOD selanoid from the central junction box. The box was replaced and solved the electrical issues ...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, MIL Flickers VIN: 1LNBM81F5K
Thanks to everyone for their ideas. Most said check grounds. I did that, installed a breakout box and followed pinpoint test from Shop Key. The ground from the battery was solid. The main grounds to the ECM were solid. The only ones I lost were the grounds out...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50UXV
Thanks for all the replies,7 out of 10 recomend the use of the tool and that is what I did I went to the local Auto Part and bought the OTC set, the car is runnig fine,Thanks for all the HELP,Thomas. Trouble codes: P0340.
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