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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
hello to all! this ranger failed nox & is running poorly. had codes for o2 not responding & eratic pip signal. t/stat was stuck open causing not to go into closed loop. o2 was stuck high. heasatation on accel. replaced o2 (4 wire),thermostat & module. scoped m...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FTCR14U0S
truck has soft shifts and all gears work,after a few miles o.d. light flashes then starts out in 3rd or 4th,ngs shows 3rd comanded when 1st should be for take off,when holding o.d. botton down shows tcc on but its not, in manual 1and 2 it feels locked up,hard ...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Fan, Hi-speed VIN: 1FAFP13P7X
Hello fellow Techs! Iíve been struggling with this problem for almost a month now. What happens is the HI-SPEED coolant fan is always ON with KOER. With KOEO, it is fine. And, there is no fault code(s). The electrical wirings from A/C Hi & Low pressure switch...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L speedo, odo VIN: 1FTRX17L3X
2 dtc's stored. p0720, p0722. od light flashes, speedo inop, odometer reads --- after driving. output speed on scan tool reads same as turbine speed when in high gear. mph is displayed on scan tool but not at speedo head.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Thanks in advance, This Ranger has a dinger going off under dash which we have traced to the GEM Module, of course we hurried and threw a new one in but it still dings. We pulled codes and there is an air bag code but no air bag light at all even with self te...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Seats?? VIN: 1LNLM97V6T
Hello all, I have a nightmare in the shop. There is a 240 mA draw, after 1 hour of wait. If I disconnect the fuse for the power seats, the draw will drop under 200 mA. But this seems too high. I am out of ideas where this draw could be. My last resort is to un...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U2V
I have fixed every problem that I could find in the system, the pump wasn't running, now it is. No vacuum was getting to the divertor valves, now it is, divertor valves are opening and closing correctly, driving o2 sensors lean when it is supposed to. Everythi... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2ZU55P0W
the first time this truck came in it had a code po430. found the bulleten and told them to go to the dealer to reflash. also had a miss underload. 1200- 2000 rpm 50-70% load. as soon as it downshifts the miss is gone. tried disconnecting egr did not help. no v...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55UXW
car was brought to me with check engine light on,verified it was p1413 they had replaced the air pump and soleniod then cleared codes light comes right back problem is i can not find a wiring diagram for the solid state module that alldata tells me to ch... Trouble codes: P1413
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55SZY
customer came in said he had the intake gaskets done fuel regulator and rail 02 sensors when on the scanner both o2 sensors are very slow (they are new)we checked for vacuum leaks and found a large leak under intake replaced upper and lower gasket sets code st... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to leak bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2)
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S41
need help. were do i go from here. Trouble codes: P0305 (missfire 5 cylinder)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L convertor area VIN: 4M2DU86W82
This mountaineer has a rattle noise from the bellhousing area. We removed the small inspection cover underneath and listened with an open end of a stethascope. The noise is much more intense as you pass over the open cover. It is a light rattle noise similar t...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU24X4P
Well guys and Gals, thank you so much for the replies. Here is a summary of what we did and found. We changed the MAF, ECT, O2 sensors, Thermostat and TPS. Also checked grounds and ran separate grounds. Monitored fuel pressure entire time of test-drives, no pr...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
Sorry I took so long to get fix posted. This vehicle was so intermitten that it need to be driven for a while. I cleaned the grounds on this vehicle. This seemed to have taken care of the problem. The vehicle has been driven for several weeks. The customer was...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L interior courtesy lights, exterior cab lights VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
replaced door jamb switches, both left side switches were bad, decided to replace all 4, thanks to all who responded! jt
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L abs system VIN: 2FTRX08CXC
First off THANKS to all that replied. It turned out to be the left front speed sensor. Replaced with new, and the problem was fixed Looked at it on a meter, and it lost voltage on two teeth on the wheel Thanks again for all your replies DAVE
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L all 4 gauges VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
have not repaired this one yet, wife is being patient at this time. dealer says that they have sold 3 instrument clusters in the last 6 months, are some on e-bay now, cheaper, (would have to be programmed at the dealer anyways). tom from new jersey says poss i...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDWF37L2X
alright got this one fixed. found wiring harness problem at rear of eng at the o2 sensor harness. thanks.wires rubbing bracket. very hard to see. bracket hold fuel lines. go ford. yeh. Trouble codes: P0135 (p0155-), P0155.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L key chime VIN: 2FTRX18W1C
Thanks to all that responded and to John from hit it on the head.It was set as an option in the customer preferences in the gem module. He hooked up his NGS and in 2 more chime !!! Thanks again...Terry
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L transfercase VIN: 1FTRW08W91
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no lights swth VIN: 1FMZU73K42
Thank you for the replies. We replaced the 4*4 control module and then we had communication with the 4*4 system. All the lights work on the dash for the 4*4. I spoke with the customer on 7-11-06 and he said everything is working great. We replaced the module b...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L serp belt VIN: 1FAFP34P72
I reinstalled the old, stretched Goodyear gatorback belt and it ran true. Since a new, identical gatorback belt and a new Dayco belt both immediately ran off the compressor pulley towards the engine and the old belt runs fine, I can only guess that the idler a...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IMELM50U6T
I found a crack on the upstream hose which is bigger than the ref hose. The new part from a Ford dealership is wrong one whose hose port location on the sensor is not same as the original. Consequently, replced the hose only and delete the code. Customer did n... Trouble codes: P1405 (dpfe upstream hose off).
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