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1978 Ford Bronco Custom 6.6L Amp Gauge VIN: U155LBH422
Does anyone know where the amp gauge gets its reading from? This is too old for us to have any pubs on. The amp gauge does not move and the volt regulator is out, when I bypass the regulator the system does charge. I get over 13 volts, but the amp gauge does n...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X5P
installed aftermarket flywheel due to flywheel breaking. found original flywheel had the three welds on the center hub. found bulletin for this condition. vehicle returned with broken flywheel again. checked converter mounting face and found it not competely f...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L engine VIN: 1FALP62W2R
car camein with no start condition and the customer came in suspecting timing timing chain. we did the checks described earlier and now the boss wants to pull the front cover and check the timing cover. do you think that could be the problem or maybe something...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y1R
customer stated that the engine would stall intermitently, found secondary ignition in need of servicing, replace cap, rotor, plugs, wires, pcv, found corrosion in the fuse/relay center, cleaned all corrosion from center, scoped pip signal from the dist to the... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal)
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L glow plug VIN: 15RFDKE30F
According to customer vehicle would shut down or sometimes just go into idle mode.Restart engine all is good. This one time vehicle will not start.Noticing sometimes now the wait to start light does not come on,then next time it will come on with flickering.Wh...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W0V
I know the truck needs new plugs and wires, but I am wondering if the flywheel could be having any effect on these codes, I can't see how (but i am not perfect). Once the coil codes set then the computer shuts down the injectors to those two cyl's until the ke... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition Coil B Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P0353 (Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P0354 (Ignition Coil D Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Ping onslight accell VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Verified complaint found EGR passages plugged,cleaned them out,removed octane adjustment plug and performed motor vac on engine. No ping with high test but truck should be ok on regular. Ran two tanks of regular and ping returned not as bad but still more than...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FBSS31L1W
Hi all need some info please. I have this vehicle with oil in the coolant. The oil cooler is not in the radiator.Only the transmission cooler is in the radiator. The Oil filter housing has two lines that has coolant flowing through it. Is there a way to test t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
ehicle came in with code 1236 left rear input signal missing,so we replaced the bad sensor and the other rear as well, just because we always replace sensors in pairs. Road tested and the ABS pump motor runs all the time, all speed sensors are reading ok, the ...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2420X
this vehicle came to us after the customer had another shop perform a tune up. He then was told he most likely had a dirty injector. I have heard a lot of people having head gasket problem with this engine but this engine has no signs of coolant leakage,no hyd... Trouble codes: P0303, P0172, P0175
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5240B
This 3.8l windstar has been setting code P0171. When it first happened we found, several posts with a problem with the MAF and reflash the Computer. After checking the basics, Fuel Pressure (38psi KOEO 31 psi KOER), Vacuum (21 in @ Idle) and Smoked for leaks w... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L comp
Hope someone can help. I have this 99 F250 5.4L that we replaced comp,accum,orfice & flushed system due to comp leaking freon. After we did job low side at 35 lbs but high side at 175lbs on high side. Vent temp was 42 degrees on road test. At stop sign vent te...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
need some help from the 7.3l wizards out there. i have this 99 ford that has a cust. complaint of poor fuel economy. 3-4 mpg lower the last few tank fulls than he used to get. cust has owned this truck for 100000 miles so i have to assume something is wrong. b... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure higher or lower than desired)
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L multi systems VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
Hello all I have this Wind* wearing me out. Let me tell u the problem first,It sets a U1262 code bus comm. failure. I have no speedo--odometer--or cruise control--hvac only lets hot air out of vents.When u try to comm. with the modules I get no comm with the a...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L speedometer & ABS Light VIN: 1FTSW30LX1
When cruising at about 40mph, and go to WOT the speedometer drops and the ABS light comes on and then goes off. The speedo returns to proper speed and abs light stays off. Have checked for codes, find none. OSS, TSS,TPS Checked with Star and are functioning pr...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Turn Signals VIN: 2FAFP71W31
Hello, first timer here, We have an 01 Crown Vic police car, both left and right turnsignals are working but flashing rate is "rapid" as if a bulb were out, except all bulbs are ok. The 4-way emergency flashers work at the "normal" rate. Hooked up scanner and ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, when cold VIN: 1FMZU72E01
This Explorer has been to me for this problem three times now. In March of 05 it came to me as an overheat problem. The t-stat had broken and caused the vehical to blow the coolent out of the resivour. I replaced the stat filled it and all was well until Decem... Trouble codes: P0174, P0304
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L missing on cly VIN: 1FAFP53U81
changed all i can thank of but computer local dealer never had this problem about to pull my hair out thanks for the help by the way fuel pressure is ok INJECTOR PULS OK WHAT CAN I BE OVER LOOKING
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2FAFP70W83
hello start the car fine , as soon you put in drive/reverse dies out . thiings done trans,ecm,all ign coils,wiring,still no luck.help me out of this problem thanks in advance
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
This no-start condition feels like timing is off. We rechecked the position of timing chain and everything lines up according to specs. I found a crack on crank sensor and replaced with new one (crank sensor is located on left side of Crankshaft on tming chain... Trouble codes: 1519 (IMRC Stuck Closed)

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1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTHE24H65
Sorry it took so long to fix but like i said its me helping someone else.Its fixed. Turned out to be the distributor. Dist was new from dealer and was causing #2 cyl dwell to diminish as rpm increases. I scoped everything prior howerver when scoped out withh p...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
After reviewing the replies and triple checking everything. we decided to replace the plug wires and checked the alt. The alt was not causing the problem. We talked to a friend at ford and he reflash the computer. The code is gone and fixed the problem. The tr... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Pings/Spark Knock VIN: 1FMZU35P0W
Thanks everyone for the help. Most everybody said carbon build up was the cause. Based on our test results we believe you are all correct. The customer has missed the last 2 appointments and i'm still trying to reschedule. Maybe it wasn't as much a problem aft...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTWW33S5Y
This truck is back on the road! I,m sorry to say that I gave the wrong info about the problem, but I was fooled!The vehicle would stay in 1st gear until about 30mph than if you lifted your foot off the gas pedal it would shift to 3rd gear.I thought that it was...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Temp Gauge, Tow Light VIN: 1FTSW31P54
First off, THANK YOU to Aaron [...], he was a tremendous help on this truck. Second, a big BOOOOO to Mitchell. All of us in the aftermarket world know that there is a big glitch in the diagnostic part of our lives, but that is something we can normally work 'w...
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