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1985 Ford Cobra Kit 5.0L No Start, Module Failure
Hello Techs, I have a problem with Duraspark ignition module failure (big surprise huh?). For those of you who are unfamiliar with kits you need a donor car(mustang) for the drive and powertrains as well as a few other components (if you have very deep pocket...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6537T
This came to me on a hook. It tries to start on 2 or 3 cylinders but immediately dies. After 2 or 3 attempts to start the plugs are soaked with gas. There is some funky computer data. KOEO data includes engine load 17%, inj pw 51-54ms, IMRC 2.8V This data seem...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L i.p. VIN: 1FALP53S8V
When driving this vehicle on the freeway the speedometer will suddenly drop to '0' and Pwr. Steering drops out. (gets 'heavy') Check engine light is illuminated. Found the following codes... P0500: Veh. Speed Sensor P0135: 02 Sensor Heater (Bank 1 Sensor 1) P...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Hello all. This Escort has an intermittent noise, sounds like a whining e.g. belt or pulley, thatís been ongoing for about a year now. Initially thought it was the belt, which I replaced (Twice) to no avail. Since then, itís been to two other shops and no one ...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAW56F6X
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK MOTOR IN FORD F550. there are no codes. truck runs great but when you come to a stop the truck rough idles. clears up most of the time but not always. i am not sure but i think that we may have inj and module problem.i am not sure if the in...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L moniter/memory lost VIN: 1FMRU1766W
hello and thanks in advance for your reply to this request. this expidition fail functional test due to moniters not complete. check related system and no problems were found, so i performed drive cycle and all moniter set to complete. shut vehicle off to wait...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
this car came to my shop with a dead hole on number 2 cyilnder we removed heads and repaired as needed installed new stat with this repair the customer then asked if we can repair the no heat problem she had been having for about 1 year we checked blend door a...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L spark knock VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
hello to all! this van came into our shop a few weeks ago with check engine light on and a spark knock. retrieved codes po170 & po171. i performed the tsb for the codes. replaced the plenum seals and bolts, replaced the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose, the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
This truck came in on the hook about a week ago with customer stating that he was driving when the engine started to misfire, CEL came on, and a short time later the engine stalled, never to start again. Through my original diagnoses, I checked power and groun... Trouble codes: P1668 (IDM-PCM Communication error), P1670 (EF feedback signal not detected)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
Hello Fellow Techs. Today's Diagnostic Dilemma comes from a long time customer with a 1999 Lincoln Town Car. This is the original owner who has maintained the vehicle very well and has accumulated 169,000 miles. The Air Suspension System has now started to cr...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZWFT6035X
Hello; and thank you for your time on this problem. What that problem is is when the clutch pedal is fully depressed and rpm is brought above 1000 and alowed to return to idle and clutch pedal released idle takes off to 2000 rpm. If vehicle is driven under the...

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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L lean VIN: 1FABP54Y3K
This is not fxed. customer declined continuing diagnosis even at a discounted rate. I thought for sure it would be cam timing on the last bit of inspection to no avail. sorry guys I know we all love to fix them and share the info. not this time. THANKS TO ALL ... Trouble codes: 41 (lean right hego).
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51425
the vehicle was running slightly rich after warm up.fuel trim was at a -10 on both banks. while i was watching the data i noticed that the coolant temp was only reading 80-95 degrees. this was after a good hot soak. checked coolant sensor and sure enough a pos...
1996 Ford Probe 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B7J
HI guys, Well I am sorry to say that the customer had decided to take the car home and park it. I tried everything that was suggested like the intake tube, vacuum leak, etc. but nothing seemed to help. After being informed that a IAC motor would cost over $4...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEE1421V
Well this one is finally fixed. After checking everything under the sun on this vehicle I decided to check the coil pack even though mode 6 was not showing any misfires at all and low and behold the pack was bad. Number 2 cylinder was intermittently firing. Re... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L possible trans VIN: IFMZU34X8X
Thanks for the replies ,and yes the truck is the all wheel drive .The customer had just bought truck from car lot and the tires are the same size and brand new but may not have been the same circumferance we rotated tire also check fluid in transfer, it was di...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FMU18LX1L
The problem was the rear diff clutches binding. Just added some Ford modifier and drove a bit. Boy does that stuff stink, but it does work. Thanks for all of the help! Mark
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, high idle VIN: 1FAFP55UXZ
thank you everyone that replied. but customer has not been back yet to further diag. the car.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: ILNHM87AX2
Thanks to all who tried to help with this problem. It turned out that the Heater Control Valve that we originally replaced was faulty. The valves weren't closing properly when the AC was on. We put another Heater Control Valve in and the AC works great now!
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