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1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Oil Pump VIN: 1FABP40E1H
Hi group: Have a real strange one here. This is a project car for one of my regulars. We work on it when we have time. At any rate, after completing top end work, customer finnaly gets his toy. This a Friday afternoon. First thing Monday, I see this car on the...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32E4V
I inherited this from another shop that gave up on it. Check engine light is on for code P0453-FTP sensor volts too high. Checked volt reading on snap on scanner- 5.12 volts. (should be about 2.4volts at rest KOEO?) Checked for voltage signal at sensor connect... Trouble codes: P0453 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor volts too high)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
We have a leak around the IMRC shaft on the intake, Ford says they do not service these seals, and requires replacement of intake at 450.00. After searching the archives, and finding all the known problems with the 3.8, I only found one case of the manifold it... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L front wipers VIN: 2FMDA5144W
This 98 Windstar's front wipers are not working properly. The system is designed to operate is several modes. Low, High, Intermitent and Washer Jet Mode. I will now list the present condition of the wiper system. Low is not operating. Intermitent is not opera...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
Hey Ford Techs, I have Ford Ranger here with a repeated P1309 code replaced cam sensor and shaft using proper tools #1 top dead center of compression stroke sensor pointing in some direction. Everything looked good. Checked code drove truck 10mins and the ligh... Trouble codes: P1309
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cranks-No Start VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Car towed in,Cranks-No start.Coolant fan runs any time the key is on-A/C is off.Theft light flashing.No communication with the PCM.Odometer reads nothing.GEM has history code B1318-low battery voltage at module.Airbag has history code B1869-Airbag warning ind ...
2004 Ford TRANSIT 2.4L pats system VIN: NM0SF24F74
hi my best group, this car is came with concern no cranck no start due to pats system desabled the engine, i have 2 good ignition keys and i have wds scan tool. the broplem is that the module accebt programing and 2 key known by the module this mean engine sho...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L engine oil VIN: 1FAFP34244
hi everyone, got this 04 focus in with water in oil.it has no oil cooler.has anyone seen this,i hate to just assume the head gasket is leaking.have been unable to reproduce any symptoms of a leak.thanks for your replys
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
two months ago, i inspected this vehicle with the air suspension light on. found two fuses blown. replace fuses, perform auto test and function test. all system pass but during road test light came back on. reinspect system and found air compressure running fo...

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1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEE11N4N
Thanks , I had quite a few response pointing at the fuel pump . I had changed the filter to make sure it was not plugged and hooked up my fuel pressure gauge and could not get it to act up . I replaced both fuel pumps and van has not come back . Thanks Mike Po...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Turbo Pedestal
This truck is done,had bad reman pedestal,second one was fine!Thanks guys,this site rocks!!
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L streeing rack VIN: 2FMZA51U3X
We have checked the hoses and they can only go in 1 way - the system has been bled and flused 2 - 3 times - we think there has been some debris that got inside and we cannot get it out - we replaced the steering rack and flushed the system - the steering is no...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L syncronizer VIN: 2FMZA524XX
Thanks to all who offered help and advice on this one. It turns out that I actually had the synchronizer lined up OK after all. The scanner showed the O-2s lean at idle like a bad vacuum leak was causing the surging, but I didn't find anything loose in the vic...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U91
First of all a hugh thank you to all who took the time to respond to my post!! There there were many great ideas. Unfortunatly the vehicle was taken to the dealer at the customers instance.I have not heard the outcome as of the time of this post. I will post a...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug Ground Electrode Shield VIN: 1FTPX14504
Thank you to those that responded. To begin with, to Johnny and Tommy, Thank you for responding, but the problem is with the redesigned spark plug ground electrode shield, not the threads. The Ground electrode shield separates from the plug and stays in the he...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L oil light VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
I will close this now since the owner want spend anymore money on. we had done about every thing that the replies had suggested. We are sure that it is not a grounded wire at least from the sender to the firewall. we are sure that the pressure is good when hot...
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