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1955 Ford crown vic .0L fuel gauge VIN: 1F23456789
Cust, supplied fuel tank sending unit,fuel guage not accurate.The sending unit he supplied is for a 6volt system and the car is a 12volt system.Does any one know what the resistor is needed to drop down to 6volts to the fuel gauge.Unable to find a 12volt unit....
1979 Ford E-100 Econoline 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: E04GHEC290
hi all,van fails cal 2 speed test, gross polluter.4.25% co max is 1.39.original test showed co @5.90% and hc @161 ppm(max is 118ppm @ 25 mph) So i figure typical ford power valve in carb, rebuilt it myself, changed the plugs,autolite#25, set timing to 6 before...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKE37H7P
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FALP4042R
Help!!! Customer came in with this vehicle, stating that it has been running poorly since last year.(how he was able to drive it that long is beyond me) No power if you accelerate it falls flat on its face - like a clogged converter, back pressure test passed ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam positioning sensor), 17_ (bank 2 lean)
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FALP457RF
The mustang came in, the complant was the speedo was inop. I could smell a electrical burnt smell so i decides to remove the cluster, when i got the cluster out i found that the batt. power on the printed circuit board was open. I am learning electrical so i n...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FBJS31H6S
Hi Everyone, I have this van here that will blow the PCM fuse in the power dist box under the hood (fuse "U" 30a) This happens on rough dirt roads, customer will replace the fuse and he can go on his way. I have a Ford wiring diagram and it shows the power fro...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Axle VIN: 1FTEF14H2T
This F150 is killing me. Has a shudder on take-off like bent axle, or trans slipping. Trans has checked out ok, drivetrain has been gone over, Has had complete replacement set of tires and wheels, balanced and re-balanced. Shudder still there, most noticeable ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FALP6533T
HELP! This is a car with very little background description, as for as the 18 yr. old owner can relate. Basically the ignition timing is slow. I have checked the valve timing backwards & forwards, watched the fuel pressure, disconnected the exhaust, checked th... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF/VAF CKT Low Input), P0122 (TP Snsr A CKT Low Input)
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L coast clutch
From what information I have found, this Ranger is supposed to have a 5r55 trans. We suspect a prior trans shop pulled the wrong one off the shelf and installed a 4r44 by mistake. We overhauled it twice before noticing it is supposed to have a 5r55 installed. ...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L t-belt VIN: 1FACP6532W
after running engine t-belt seems to walk off pulley and start to shred have used gates kit this time ,but have seen before with same engine 4 cyl zetec thanks in advance eric
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear blower motor VIN: 2FMZA5142X
the rear blower motor is not working no power to it. tested all fuses and relays all test good. i have to power from the front to the rear. what ever it is is not switching the relay to send power to the motor.i can make the motor run by running a power and a ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1425Y
ok ford techs, this is a company van that we are looking at for the first time. it came in for a service interval only, while in the shop the mechanic notice service engine soon light on, checked the codes and found p0301. milage reading 120351 miles so we so... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire cylinder 3)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L tralier electrical VIN: 1FTWF32F8Y
Hi, thanks in advance for any help you can give. This is one of our shop's route trucks and my driver had the tralier wiring fall down and get ripped off by the truck. Well he tried to rewire the tralier to have lights. Well he hooked up stuff alot wrong. Now ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code 171 174 VIN: 2FMZA51431
hey ford fans, i have a ton of ford windstars with codes po171 and po174. no vaccum leaks detected O2 seem to be responding well. also have town car with same problem. please help us we are head overheals with ohio e-checks. thank you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Monitors won't run VIN: 3FTNW21S71
This truck won't pass state emission test because it's required to have all the OBDII monitors run. The O2, and O2-heater monitors won't run. No codes are set. No pending codes are set. O2 heaters both come on and the truck goes into closed loop in less than ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L22
Customer recently purchased this vehicle. It has automatic A/C. On max A/C and after acceleration for a few seconds, the air comes out the defrosters. If you change from max to vents and back again, it returns to normal operation. It is consistant on hard acce...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L possible vac canister VIN: 1FTRW07672
i have this f-150 with a problem that has stumped me it is a electronic auto temp control system i have checked it for codes no codes present i only get max ac through the defrost only all other functions work correctly and the ac cools fine i was wondering if...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil filter VIN: 2FMZA51493
The oil filter on this 3.8 blows out the seal. Vehicle cam in on the hook with seal blown out and no oil in it. Replaced filter and 5 qts of 5-20, running in air filter expands when engine is revved. After about 5 minutes, seal pushes out of filter base and oi...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51493
Net Techs, This Windstar is driving me nuts. Symptom is intermittantly on a hot soak it will start and run rough. Battery light comes on while this is occuring. This has only happened once for me. Battery voltage via the PDS scanner showed 12.3 volts. By the ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FDWX37P94
hi, Customer called and said turbo pipe blew off truck. brought truck in and found turbo hose blown off on outlet side of turbo going into cooler. Clamp right at turbo outlet was affected one. Installed clamp and test drove blew right off. Tried new clamp sti...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: ILNHM87AX2
This Lincoln's AC works intermittantly. The only thing that seems to help is when we pinch off the hose. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L15
Hello everyone. I have this '95 Merc Mistake (!:^)) that was towed in for a no start condition. Found no fuel in tank. Added 5 gallons of fuel, still no start, but cranks ok. Next morning fired up first try. Roadtested car, no probs.. While sitting there idlin... Trouble codes: 118 (ECT or EOT ckt high input), 177 (EGO not switching rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel pump ckt open ECA ot ground), 543 (FP ckt. Batt to ECA)

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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Blend Door VIN: 1FTCR10A9V
Thank you everyone who replied, Got mixed reviews some said replace whole box and some said replace door only. Dorman does make replacement door. Customer is going to live with this problem at this time. I will post my fix when customer repairs truck. Thank yo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32E4V
Thanks for the responses. Everyone seemed to think this was a ground circuit problem. Maybe I wasn't clear enough about the fact that the sensor itself is what was failing and going open. I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction of the source... Trouble codes: P0453 (Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor volts too high).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMYU04101
It seems that the information I recieved was correct. The vehicle had a broken 2-4 band. I thought it was shifting into fourth but after a more carefull inspection and test drive, I indeed did not have 4th also. Thanks to everyone who helped with this diagnosi...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FTZX17211
Well it is fixed, thanks for all the replies. It ended up being a combination of things. Most replies related to vacuum leaks causing lean problem, most stating install updated gaskets, which had been done. One refered to wire chafing at accumulator, several f... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1).
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FDAF56P24
the customer has decided not to fix it he says its not bad, I did tell him any damage was not warrantied since he wants to run it like it is, It is not real harsh just firmer than usual,some suggested that the rear piston maybe wasn't cleaned out but it was, t...
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