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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y6L
Hello Ford Gurus and techs at large... vehicle was in another shop for a month.ECM was RandR'd (rebuilt) a number of times.I will talk to rebuilder to see if they found failed circuit. I would like to find good used unit but no luck. Original ECM does not mat... Trouble codes: 12 (cant control high rpm self test), 22 (map out of range), 13 (cant control rpm lo rpm self test), 65 (od cancel switch does not change state)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Battery
Customer concern,Battery dead after sitting two or more days.Varify draw by using test light,not sure which battery terminal to use or if a voltmeter should be used.Anyway draw coming from 20 amp radio fuse in PDC.Wiring diagram shows only the radio on this ci...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25F0V
upon decelaration. check engine will come on engine chugs, few seconds later engine light goes off. chugging stop. has code p1316.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1st VIN: 1FAFP53UOX
customer complained of a slippage or engagement problem when hot.he said when he would try to pull away from a stop sign the tach would race but no movement or very slow movement on occassion,but getting worse.based on milege and pan condition he opped for a r...
2001 Ford Mustang 4.6L Engine Battery VIN: 1FAFP46V6Y
Engine Battery keeps going flat. Memory backup for Cluster, PCM & GEM at rest after sitting for 2 mins is 0.25 Amps. Pulled Radio/CD no change. Pulled each of 2 cabin fuses (5 Amp)and found current draw split, Initially high for one and then approx 0.11 - 0.14...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
car was towed in about 4 pm. will not comunicate with my modis. pcm relay is very warm &alt is very warm. has no inj pulse and no fuel presure with weak spark. is thier a common harnness short i should look for ? have power to fuel pump relay but at pump conne...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L abs VIN: 1ZWFT61L22
Brakes on rear wear down on back shoe in 400 miles. Not the front shoe. Is this normal? Help. Tom

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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L pads,rotors,calipers VIN: 2FDKF37H5K
i tried swaping brake pads side to side and found that it was in the pads there were cheap pads that was not seating in to the rotors like the should. Put new pads on and fixed the problem. Thank you to all that had replied.
1990 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU14TLU
thanks for all the input on this vehicle. i was finally was able to spend some time on it. found yellow/black wire connector near battery that fastens on inner fender to be loose, i ended up cutting through connector and running new wire straight through. than...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FBJS31H0N
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. All of the responses were very helpful. Especially thanks for the map responses.Tracing the plastic vacuum line back to the vacuum source at the intake manifold resulted in the fix.This connection cant be seen but yo...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FTCR14U0S
thank you all. i believe this has internal damage,likly the hub support.if we get the repair it will be getting a reman. trans as we dont rebuild.lots of good info. thanks again for your help
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
the problem was that someone had switched the wiring between one precat o2 sensor and the post cat sensor Trouble codes: P0153.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
Thank you for help provided by all who offered. I did try disconecting charging system with no change. Also replaced cluster with a used unit and still same issue. checked all cluster grounds, even added a few. Problem is the same even with fuel gauge complete...
1998 Ford F-Series 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEXF8011X
As I suspected I found problem with the ground ckt, I did search for all the ground points but I couldnt find any prob so I decided to add an aditional ground to the ECM pin# 20, and prob fixed. So far No iatn member could provide me the info requested neverth...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fluid leak VIN: 2FMZA51451
We ended up replacing front pump seal again and installing a speedi-sleeve on torque converter,I seen a groove on converter the first time I put in the seal but didn't think it was enough to cause a problem,I was wrong,seems ok after repair thanks for your hel...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAFP38Z44
thanks to every one who responded. several people told me the same thing. check the b+ wire from the alt. to the battery. when testing voltage from the alt. to battery i had 12.5 v. i put a battery charger on the battery and increased to 13.5v. the voltage at ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hydro-boost VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Hello fellow techs! Sorry it took so long. I read all the replies and decided that the hydroboost would most likely be the problem. I told the customer that it would be better to take the vehicle to Ford and have them do a proper pressure test. I was informe...
1986 Mercury merkur 2.3L radiator cooling fan VIN: WFIBP80W8G
It turns out to be the cooling fan switch. i tried 2 aftermarket brand but none of them work the way it is suppose too.I wound up getting an oem ( that's is why it took me so long to close this post. Also with that i ordered a pigtail for that switch. thanks t...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Overchraging, Intermittent draw, gauges go dead. VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Thanks for all your responces. Well, though I was 99.99999% sure we had a bad regulator in the Alt., my service writer insisted that i post this here, and do all the other type testing I could. I did pull the dash out to check the wiring from the dash to reg...
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