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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4447S
this vehicle has no power like plugged cats but removed exhaust, fuel pressure is good, rpm reading from scan tool is good, this system is obd2, mass air is new
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L no tach VIN: 1FJ38EYDU7
the tach is not acurate and is irratic all over the place we have check the power and ground and signal we have CHECKED voltage and grownd at the plug as for the signal wire we ohmed ity to the computer (white/pink ) we tried a diffrent dash and computer and...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA5143W
thank you in advance. This customer is a sometimes customer. He seems to go to three or four different shops depending where he is at the time. he has paid lots of money at two difeerent shops getting it tuned three times. He came in due to his vehicle failing... Trouble codes: P0402
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, POPS THROUGH INTAKE VIN: 1FAFP13P1W
This vehicle was towed in and I was told that it started to really loose power and when they went to start it again it would not start. When I tried to start car it sounded like the timming was off popping through the intake/exhaust and sometimes cranked over ...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
this nightmare started out simply enough. customer dropped off car, check engine lamp on and very rough idle. scanned codes -- p1380,p1381,p1383 -- cleared codes- koeo test the p1380-check solenoid with vantage--solenoid was shorted to ground. easy enough--rep... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1383
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...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
Hello everyone, We have a problem with a 94 Lincoln Mark 8. It has of course electronic suspention. The problem started 3 months ago when the rear of the car was on the ground so the customer had a friend replace both rear air bags. Then within 1 week he brou...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNLM97VST
Good afternoon; I have this lincoln that we repaired the air conditioning. We found the problem to be the constant control relay and installed a new one. Invoiced it out and customer returned instantly with a new problem. He said the information center was now...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
This vehicle came in with po442 small evap leak. I used the smoke machine to test the system. With my snap-on scan tool I activated the "output test" to close the vent solenoid, but it failed to close. I have tested the solenoid directly and it works fine. Why... Trouble codes: P0442
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ccrm VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello all, I have a 95 sable that fries the cooling fan control portion of the CCRM, both high and low speeds. I need someone to measure the high and low fan running and startup current on a known good car please. Ford does not specify proper running curren...

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Radiator, engine VIN: 1FTEX15Y6S
Well, got her fixed. Turned out to be a combustion chamber leak at higher speeds. For some reason it would not show during the leak down test or test for combustion gasses in the cooling system. Just by chance I put some block sealer in the radiator as a 'mayb...
1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FACP54YOL
I received some good replies but customer has not brought back in car . Thanks Mike P
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Abs, AC VIN: 2FMZA51471
Well the fix was easier than I imagined. Dave from CT and Brandon told me about how the cruise control cut-off switch on the master tends to leak. Well, that was the case here, Dave said when he came across this fuse #10 was popped and it was caused by the flu...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks to who responded. I had one response that matched . Aproblem in the wiring harness , having a sheild wire chafing through injector wires. Sent to dealer had many responses covered under 7/70 emission control warranty. I had called ford and they told me ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTSW31F61
Thanks to all who responed. I got the new oem cam sensor, replaced it. Truck started better after a hot soak, but still it could be better, so I went ahead and changed the engine oil again, the customer changed it 800mi ago with rotella 15w-40. I used ursa 15w... Trouble codes: P1219.
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