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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L code p0761 VIN: 1FALP52U2T
Hi Group, This Taurus came in with a CEL and a code P0761. It also does not shift from 3 to 4. I see a TSB 98-10-7 that talks about a clip that retains the forward clutch control valve and calls for 2.4 hrs. We dont normally do transmission service so I called...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDX1725V
Customer had installed plugs trying to get vehicle started. Plugs were dripping with gas, I removed all six, cranked engine over with fuel pump disabled to clear cylinders, installed fresh plugs, they too got flooded within a few seconds. Vehicle has strong sp...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Now he has an intermittent hesitation problem. It won't do it for me but it is really bugging him. I don't know what to look for and wonder if any of you have had a similar experiance.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise VIN: 1FTWW32F4X
Thanks in advance for any help, I mostly work on gas engines so I'm far from being an expert on powerstrokes. A good customer/friend delivers travel trailers with this rig, it's on its second engine now with 350,000 miles on this one. The problem were are havi...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Between case and adapter plate VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Last week we replaced the gasket between the transmission case and tail housing (adapter plate). The leak was (and is again) steady, dripping from passenger side, right above the pan. The customer left here and drove approx 300 miles, picked up a camper, drove...
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)
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6MPCTO1Z7P
Hi, car came in on hook, no start found and replace VAF sensor after replacement car will start and run w/ poor idle quality. advanced timing to 45' and car runs good when cold. once the car reaches 200 degrees and up if you raise rpm it will hesitate and stum...

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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAPP1283M
Thanks to all that replied. We started to check voltage at ECM and found several wires that were melted together. We replaced wiring harness, still not fixed, tried a known good ECM, Fixed that problem, then we noticed cherry red converter, found several vacuu...
1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
thanks for the replies regarding egr valve malfunctions,dirty maf & temp sensor malfunctions, but after watching closely the computer signal on orange/bk wire at iac, noticed losing ground signal. so checked iac signal at computer & was losing there to. Instal...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Axle VIN: 1FTEF14H2T
Well, I got lots of replies about locking rear diff's, and drivetrain alignment. The real key was when we did a l.o.f., and greased the rear driveshaft and u-joints. Cust noted a major improvement that was only temporary though. We went with the suggestion fro...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L stations VIN: 2FMDA51U6W
Well I got a lot of response on this one and I tried everybody's sugestions. I can say that the stronger AM stations did in fact quite down ,but still the noise persists. The radio is Factory and checked all the grounds the wire was in fact on the hood and the...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L spark knock VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
well this vehicle is fixed! all of the replies were very good, but just about all of them i had allready looked into. robert from alabama nailed it. one of the rods had come loose from the imrc shaft. we replaced both plastic clips and all is well now. i do ap...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
boy do i feel like an idiot. the customer never complained of this issue. i was trying to be the good guy and fix a problem that apparently is part of a design flaw. we had another truck in the shop just like the first. the second has stock wheels and tires. t...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1FAFP34P61
Greetings again: Thanks to all that responded, especially Michael [...] who posted the complete tsb, Ford article # 04-5-5. The fix was a new airbag clockspring #YS4Z-14A664-CA and adding a plastic spacer #W709947- S300 under it per tsb. My local dealer stocke...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM65L7S
thanks to all who helped it was your information concerning the wiring on this vehicle that led to the repair. upon inspection i found bare wires all through the engine compartment. since i was having a problem with the maf sensor i ran a new signal wire from ...
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