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1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L volume control VIN: 1FAPP64R2K
Good Morning to all, This T-bird is a daily driver with a problem concerning the premium sound system and I'm hoping someone has some experience with this system. The radio functions fine except there is no volume output. If I turn up the radio to full volume ...
1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEE11N4N
Thanks in advance . This customer brought in this van after a very long trip. he is complaining of intermittantly it cuts out and does not sputter . He pulls over and it will fire up in park ( neutral safty broken only starts in park) scanned computer and ther...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Mechanical
Too much braking power. Pads,shoes,calipers,and mastercylinder have been replaced at other shops. Problem:When the brakes are applied,inital stopping power is minimal,then within a second or two they come on full force and unless you release the pedal slight...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This 95 Windstar is OBD 2 . With a scanner hooked up to it there are no DTC's. Under light braking and just before the van comes to a stop the pump will come on. I have nothing on the data stream that points to any problem. The fuse for the DRL and ABS are on ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, No power VIN: 1FALP6534T
I have a ford contour that was towed into the shop. Vehicle runs but has no power, will barely accelerate over 10MPH. There our no codes stored. I found the baro pid reading low at 149HZ, we are below a thousand feet here. After replacing the maf it now reads ...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L none VIN: 1FTZF1722Y
hi, any help this ford would be great. this f150 came in for belt or bearing start up could hear knocking but not like internal engine.removed belt and checked all pulleys all good ran with out belt noise was still there checked tsb's and fix data nou...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FDAF56F91
this vehicle has an intermitant lack of power and code p1316 setting , unable to get a handle or direction to begin diagnoses. any suggestions would be welcomed. Trouble codes: P1316
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FHAP56S51
I have already posted this car previously but there have been so many developments that I felt it was better to start over with a new post. Ok here it goes...This car came in with a p0306 which as everyone knows is a code for #6 misfire. On the previous post I... Trouble codes: P0306
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: 3THY654TRE
This is the old side air bag code for a truck that does not have any. What I need is the tsb about the overlay harness to repair this as I run in to these problems so ofter and the dealer parts departments do not have direct access to the tsb or want to spend ...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Brake rotors or loose steering VIN: 1FDXE45F33
This vehicle could be a Cutaway E 350. It has a nasty brake vibration. If I go down the road at 65 MPH and hit the brakes we have a tremendous vibration down to 45 MPH and then seems to go away. It does not really feel like a brake rotor warpage but something ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K23
this vehicle came in with mil on codes po301 and po316 - hooked up to scope and did not see any problems - fuel trim is -4 on bank 1 and +10 on bank 2 - we did and injector flush and have not see any difference - ran a cylinder rapid balance test and #1 ans #6... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I replaced this fuel level sensor for not reading on occation and check gauges light coming on, I had checked connections and tapped on instrument cluster no changes. the only thing I found that was not in the wiring diagram was what looked like a resistor abo...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug Ground Electrode Shield VIN: 1FTPX14504
Gentlemen, 2004 Ford F150, 5.4L, Spark plug Ground electrode separated from the spark plug body and stayed in the head. Looked at TSB 06-5-9. For those of you with Alldata, here is the link Ford/114...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12504
This truck comes from a another shop in my area. Started easy enough, CEL on, no driveability problems per owner. The other shop cannot get his CAN adapter to work on this truck, so I pulled a code for him, a P0506- Idle below expected. Cleared code, He decide... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0307 (7 cylinder misfire)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW33P25
the truck was towed in and scanned for codes,po263,po281 and po528,could not find any diagnostic info for these codes on alldata or mitchell,vehicle starts and runs rough for a few minutes then starts to lose power and stalls,at startup you can rev engine and ... Trouble codes: P0263, P0281, P0528
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 2315514514
car overheats somtimes and has a whistling noise no leaks in system and fans are working. codes are engine overheated and shut down. poss head gasket?
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
My first posting:My problem is this van came in with a poor 2-3 shift.(when shifting the RPM'S go high,like neutral,then slowly engages.)After 3rd gear applies it don't slip and all other gears seem fine.Pulled pan,found nothing in pan and fluid smelled good.(...

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1991 Ford F-Super Duty 7.3L Excessive Emissions
thanks to all who responded to my question about rodent nests and how to handle the situation. the replies general consesus was to use gloves and a mask and carefully remove the nest. i also agree that this could pose a liability risk and think that a customer...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y1R
Thank you to all who responded. After Countless hours of chasing the problem we started with the stator and module, since releasing the vehicle to the coustomer over a week ago we made a follow up call and has had no problems with stalling to this date... Than... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Well, this one sucked! Customer pissed and van still has problem. Went after ignition system, new coil pack, same problem. Looked at O2's with scan tool and thought I had it, the rear bank(cyl's1,2,3) pegged the O2 full lean at idle. Put in an oem O2 - same pr... Trouble codes: P0306.
1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Stall VIN: 1236589990
Thank you all for the help! It was a cracked head between 3 and 4. It had compression cold but when i checked the compression after it ran a minute, the compression dropped to about 80psi. Thank you all for the help.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZX1724W
Thanks for the help. The wiring harness at the rear of the head was chaffed and shorted to ground. I found this by hooking up my meter to the fused side of the maxi fuse terminal and the other side to ground and put the continuity alarm on and started to wiggl...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Engine VIN: 2FTRX18W9X
Well... After some testing we belived it to be a blown headgasket. We advised the customer and they declinced repairs with us. (we had recommended an engine due to miles and other leaks). They brought it to a fly by night guy across town... you know the one???...
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