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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Radiator, engine VIN: 1FTEX15Y6S
This vehicle came into the shop with an overheating condition while driving at road speeds. A visual inspection showed a possible flow problem. Not much movement of the coolant. The owner said that the radiator shop had inspected the radiator and said it was i...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F7R
Greetings. Searched archives with no satisfactory results. PCM is not controlling the IPR. The unit has battery voltage on both sides. A jump to ground on the yellow/red wire will fire the engine on the first bump. (It's 106 degrees outside.) I am satisfied w... Trouble codes: 841 (ICP Not Controllable), 983 (PCM-IDM Com Error)
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4042R
this one drives me crazy front o2s sensors always stay above 900mv full rich and rear o2s stay below 100mv full lean car runs ok when in closed loop but will switch to open and runs very rich car has been at 5 other shops been broken for 1 year all sensors and...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs module VIN: 1FDKE30G4S
test drove to confirm, no light on during drive, testing of the isolation valve/ rear axle isolation valve and left front dump valve all test good, circuit integrity is good with no shorts found, found several identifix posts with these codes and stated replac...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Theft System VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Hi, This Explorer has a factory theft system and goes on by it's self (4 way lights flash on and off by themselves) when this is happening the headlihgts and dash lights flash also,(but alternetly of 4 ways)and as this is going on the theft lite on dash flashe...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L courtesy lights VIN: 1FTNX20S9X
opening either door, the courtesy lights go on and will not shut off(usually this is on a time delay), normally stayed on after shuting doors for about 20-30 seconds. now, they will stay on for anywhere to a 1/2 hour to maybe not turning off at all. this is a ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP552XY
Hey ford guys,been fighting this one off and on for a while.Freeze data indicates code sets at idle,warmed up and in gear.VERY intermittent.Have put many miles on this one and never seen the actual event myself.Have thrown a few parts at it [see related repair... Trouble codes: P1237
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cailbration id VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
how do you check the pcm for its calibration status, before going to the dealer. can you use the scanner or can ford tell you from the vin #. i have just come from the dealer and they told me it already had the latest software, but couldnt tell me what version...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNX21F21
customer had poor tire wear, front end vibration and wandering. after inspection, we replaced all 4 ball joints, inspected front axle u-joints, which were good, and aligned the front end. after above, front end still had wandering, memory steer where the ste...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Abs, AC VIN: 2FMZA51471
Hi Everyone, I have this van that is interesting. It came in because the AC, odometer and speedometer were all inoperative, and the abs/brake light was on in the dash. I plugged in my scan tool and pulled out more codes than ever from the ICM, FEM and PCM. The...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L drl, VIN: 1FTNW21L72
Good evening friends, This unit is giving me fits! Truck was brought in with headlamp complaint. Had no idea what the customer meant but we discovered the battery cable was disconnected. After connecting battery cables and performing other repairs we discovere...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMYU04102
To all Ford techs, got a wierd one here. ABS actuates on dry dry roads periodically and ONLY at 32 mph while slowing dowm. No ABS light on. Road tested vehicle with scanner and watched road speed from each sensor. All are identical but when you slow down from ...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L oil gauge VIN: 1LNLM9744R
This vehicle is my cpa's. Start car and take off, few miles down road will have dcl light flash and chimes, also have oil indicator on and it chimes. digital oil gauge will fluctuate, and then straightens out. May not chime or have dcl light on again the rest ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L temperature blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W1W
this car came in with ac not working-noticed ac working but blowing hot air. found temperature blend door not moving on command. this has automatic temperature control. pulled blend door motor & check motor command & no voltage. pulled fuses for control head &...

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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
Thanks for all that replied to this problem. We found the problem to be the connector to the trans. One wire was not making a good connection. So far the customer has not experienced any more issues.
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: IFTZF1726W
All eleven replies stated the same, dont touch this or your marry it, 2k wont come close to resolving the prob.Locals calls to boneyards came up the same, no such thing as a good used 4.2, one guy even stated he would not sell us if he one. Anyone in the dat...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L gas tank fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
hey guys cust returned to have tank dropped & neck inspected . as we took the gas from tank top gas caddy the gauge started dropping . i then sent the general service up to try & fill the tank that also worked . the tank was filled to the brim . we instructed ...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Air Conditioning VIN: 1F4FP13POX
Thanks to all that took the time and helped. Customer declined repairs - too expensive and did not believe us. Most said to replace the CCR Module. Cory [...] gave us the best tests and confirmed that the Constant Control Relay Module was failed. With power i...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5521Y
Thanks everyone for all the info. Tried the simple stuff first. Swapped the fuel pump relay, no change. Replaced the fuel filter, no change. Customer not ready for the next phase (car runs with no problems except mil) to follow Andrew's suggestion to replace f... Trouble codes: P1237.
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W92
This truck has a vacuum controlled EGR valve. After double checking all the wiring I sent the customer to the dealer for a new ECM. Wish I could have done this for him, but I don't have a Star tester. This code would immediately set after disconnecting the bat... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Circuit fault).
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L distributor VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
Thanks again guys for the help.Over all out of 10 answers received 9 of you said timing belt. One said water pump. A new and properly tensioned timing belt did the trick. Since there was no evidence of the loose belt hitting anything Im guessing the noise is c...
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