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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9M
Can't seem to get anywhere with this one. After replacing the parts noted. Checking/cleaning grounds and power feeds I get the same codes Trouble codes: 18 (no tach or spout), 31 (egr evp), 88 (electro drive fan)
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...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
once you get the vehicle warmed up the light will come on then then it will go off the light never stays on constintly it will come on for a couple of seconds then go off. Trouble codes: P0327 (egr signal to low), P0332 (egr valve not opening), P0336 (exh. pressure high or egr signal to high)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
It's back!!! I posted this a month ago when I replaced head/intake gaskets. I put a new #1 plug in because of coolant intrusion, the rest looked ok so I left them. It was listed as: [...],cooling, intake gaskets ...If you would like to reference that... I... Trouble codes: P0306
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3FTHF26H3V
Posting for another tech. this truck came in as a cranks no start. story from customer was they fueled up then truck wouldnt run good. went to another shop where the firing order and ignition timing was tampered with. We started out by undoing what the other s...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP404XW
Here's one for all you ford gods out there. This mustang has a lack of power all the time, and idles rough/surges at times. Lack of power feels like plugged exhaust/bad or dirty MAF sensor. Backpressure is okay, cleaned MAF even though it looked okay, Baro rea...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L oil in intake VIN: 3FAKP1139X
vehicle came in for excess smoking. I got the car and was told to replace the engine. after replacing the engine still had excess smoking. while removing old needed parts from removed engine found about a half a quart of oil in the intake. checked replacement ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alarm? VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
This vehicle was towed in at the end of the day. Customer complaint was vehicle would crank but not start. When we tried to start it, it cranked right up. But when we would quickly turn the key to start it would not start and the theft light would flash. If we...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMZA5248X
helo when this van came they said ck. wipers . found that they do not park and when i have it on delay sometimes it can stop in the middle or all the way to the top. it could be any where they stop. but when on lo or high they work good. so i ran the flow cher...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
the car came in with a rattle/clunk in the front of the car when hitting small to light bumps. The steering linkages are all tight(original) the struts have all been replaced, control arm bushings are good, sub frame bushings seem good and engine mounts are go...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers, Radio
Good Evening, I have a bit of a problem here and im looking for common problems or even a wiring diagram for this system. Alldata isnt much help with a whole system diagram. This Sable came in with wipers inop and radio inop. Pulled codes and found code for ig...

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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L master cylinder/ front brakes VIN: 1FACP36X2N
Today i came in and fixed the tempo. There is two valves coming out the bottom of the master cylinder. Some said porportioning valve others said fluid check valves. I checked everyones suggestions and all checked out ok. Fluid not contaminated, lines on right....
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
OK This is closed with a fix. Thanks to every one for the help. SOme people said to check the oil some said check for debris in the oil passage, I did some research and ended up removing the D/S valve cover and removing the cam hold down in the front. After re...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F5Y
Wow, and thanks to all for taking the time to respond to my post. All fourteen of the replies offered great ideas, but Kip [...] all hit the 'nail on the head' They reminded me to l...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTSW31F8Y
hi gang. the fix for this is reported as getting a new updated flywheel and a better quality clutch built for the extra power. this truck is lifted and probably runs close to 600ft lbs of torque while pulling a heavy equipment trailer. According to many replie...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTPX18Z51
Thankyou for all the helpful replies, especially from Daniel [...]. After doing further tests and back probing, I was able to isolate the trouble to one connector. This connector is labeled J36, and has white wires coming from the compuvalve ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFPS5222
thank you for all the replies- we replaced all 3 cats before full power returned back pressure was zero at idle 15 on accel. after final cat replaced back pressure stayed at zero constantly
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L instrutment panel VIN: 1FTNW21P93
First let me thank you all for the time you took to reply to my request. The customer took his truck out (work truck) for the week without blowing the fuse F2.45. When he brought it back, I pulled the shroud as suggested, I didn't see where the harness was cha...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L starter interupt VIN: 2MELM74W4S
vehicle was repaired by replacing a worn tumbler and key sensor . as per the recomendations I recieved the key being used was not programmed in. the pats system according to iatn did not start until 1996 or at least the info started in that year. This was a ...
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