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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M8G
Hiya everyone, I have this mustang that came in for tune-up and oil leak, replaced valve cover gaskets, plugs and wires, runs great and no more oil leak, but wont pass e-test, I have replaced and checked ect, tps, map, air, sensors i have checked them with ohm...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP57SOW
hey guys i have a ford tarus wagon towed in no start. theft light blinking.put battery and starter in.now no power to fuel pump.does the theft system have anything to do with the fuel pump.also where is the relay?
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF09L7W
Truck came in with misfiring #4 cyl. replaced plugs and coil boots. Still missing under load. Checked coil current on cylinders #4 is showing 10amps on the first spike of the muilt. spark and about 3amps on other 2. The other cylinders are showing 7amps on all... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4F4YR16U4W
Hey Guys and Gals, Got this Ranger thats giving me a hard time, I'm just trying to help a friends brother in law. It came in with no freon in the system, I charged it and found leaks at the accumulator and the high side hose near the condensor. I replaced eve...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L no power compressor VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Hello have this problem child. Came in with a\c blowing warm, checked to see if compressor cluth engaged and is not. Have power at low pressure switch no power at clutch. So we found that on knowlegebase the ccrm is a common problem. Replaced ccrm with new one...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Right turn signal flashes very fast on dash--outsi VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Had a 2000 windstar show up with right dash blinker flashing 2-3 times normal speed and outside lights working normal speed. Customer also told me that right rear stoplight would stay on and not go off even with key removed and car locked. I beleive it has a b...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP6632Y
Have a 2000 Ford Contor lets hear the groans, car has a slight miss when you go to give it fuel at times it works fine other times it falls flat on its face. Pulled codes came up with the 1383 (cam sensor) we have tried to replace the sensor with no change. Be... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Overretarded Bank 1)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
This car has an intermittent NO START. I believe the problem is confined to the "thieft" system. We have replaced the computer and the transponder. located on the ingnition switch, I have checked and rechecked the grounds. The engine may start 100 times, then ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Vehicle Speed, Output Shaft Speed sensor, P0720 VIN: 1FDWF37F8Y
This truck orginally came in with a customer complaint of a slipping condition. We scanned the system and found a P0500 and P0720. After installing a Jasper reman (per customer request as this is a fleet truck) and replacing the VSS we had a continous P0720 co...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Fuel Economy, PINGS, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1FTNX21S11
owner complains of ping and lack of power under load while hot and towing his boat. ping goes away when throttle is backed down. no apparent reason for pinging, everything is functioning normally
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF20F82
hello everyone .i have this 7.3 l diesel that im pulling my hair out on . i have some knowledge on diesels but not much . when cold this vehicle runs great but when warmed up vehicle falls on its face . it wont get out of its own way . no power at all even whe...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W64
04 crown victoria came in bad a\c compressor. there was alot of contamination so we decided to replace every component. after assembling every part, filling with oil and charging the system the high side gauge needle would jump and the compressor would fill th...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17WX4
Bear with me ford techs. This is a real hair puller. Truck came in with multiple misfires, mostly on bank 1. Checked cat, and it was plugged almost totally. Replaced all cats on both sides with oem parts. After we got the truck back from the exhaust shop. I in... Trouble codes: P0401, P0402, P0403, P0404, P2195 (02 sensor excessively lean bank 1 sensor 1)
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L abs light on VIN: 1LNLM82W1R
good afternoon all! i have a 1994 lincoln town car here, the abs light comes on as soon as the vehicle reaches 5 mph. no codes stored and all sensors and wiring appear in good condition. the abs brakes are not functioning as would be the case when the light i...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
customer states after repair to vehicle home and it overheated on them brought it back i bleed the system again as per ford manual no rad kit left came back today saying it was overheating i checked it and coolant level is ok as vehicle is running it did overh...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
when u apply the brakes the pedal pulses and goes down and u can hear the abs pump running .The scanner shows all the wheel sensors working fine and when u apply the brakes hard like in a quick stop the abs seems to work fine but every once in awhile on normal...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W13
Car came in with a slight jerk or bucking under load. Will also do it in the bay under load. Scanner shows only P0300 as far as codes but Mode-6 shows misfire counts on all but three cylinders! One thing we did discover was however that when you unplug the EGR... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Long crank time VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Thank you to everyone who replied. We REmoved connector at ECM made sure pins were straight, applied silicone dielectric, re connected and vehicle seems to be fine!!
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Well, we're going to call this one a fix. The majority of the responses addressed the PCV system. I passed a compendium of mails I recieved to the customer (An engineer, can't snow this guy) and he unplugged the PCV filter on top of the valve cover when the no...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L noa/c VIN: 2FAFP74W91
The problem with this car is fixed. I checked the wire that goes from the a/c cut out relay to the PCM (the ground wire , yellow with red stripe).I found it to be broken next to the firewall.I repaired the wire and the a/c works great.Thanks for the intrest an...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L accumulator
After checking the O rings on the accumulator I found that they are not leaking. I did find the condensor is leaking in 3 places. I replaced the condensor and all is well. I think my low side connector for my a/c machine had a leak causing the dye to gather at...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU75WX3
Thanks to all; especially to Nick and Shane. I had already verified that the tires were the same type and size but I had not checked tread deapth. I found the fronts were 12/32' and the rears at 9/32'. I put 4 tires on w/same tread deapth(10/32') and noise is ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1FTPW14555
reprogramed inst cluster back to factory as built data and installed new software fixed all problems with vehicle.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75WOV
Thanks, guys. After confirming all of the other shop's repairs, I had to go with bad gas. Usually I can tell by the smell, and this fuel actually would burn. I decided to test burn some known good gas. The known good gas burned brighter and longer, so I pumped...
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