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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)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Hello Ford techs. This is a service writers truck and the ABS light will not stop blinking code 16. Alldata says this code means everything is OK. If everything is OK, why is the ABS light always blinking this code? He brought the truck in for the ABS light bl...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTDF1823V
Code P0460 refers to fuel level input to the PCM. Running data display shows the level voltage at 1.6V, but the level percentage at 0%. The dashboard fuel gauge reads 1/2 tank off of the same sensor. Creating an open circuit to the fuel level sensor jumps the ... Trouble codes: P0460
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L brake Pedal VIN: 1FBSS31F0W
This van has a soft pedal the first time you push on it if you are sitting still. If you let up and push again the pedal is hard however if you are moveing you can push pedal as many time as you want and pedal works normal. Again if you stop and push pedal it ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This Ranger cam in with a MIL and a miss. We located and replaced a broken cam sensor and ran a fuel injection service to get rid of the miss, but we still have a code P1309 missfire detected. Mitchell tells us it is either... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire detection)
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L f9 fuse VIN: 1FAFP66LXW
car came in on hook. installed new fuse. f9. eec circuit. car runs great, after test drive, fuse blows and circuit stays shorted until towed in. checked every component in circuit no draw. pulled loom by trans and couldn't see any chafed wires. fuse ussualy bl...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y
This is a vehicle that was near or in contact with lightning about 2 weeks ago. Vehicle was sent here because of intermittant transmission issues then we became aware of communication issues and the lightning issue. Insurance gave us permission to replace what...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5349Y
Thanks in advance for all replies. Have a Windstar van with a battery that goes dead after sitting 2-3 days. Alternator puts out 14.5 volts. Battery passes load test. Draw is .25 mA after sitting for 30-45 min. Did notice when connecting battery the headlamps ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Monitor Reset VIN: 1FTWW32SXY
After resetting and trying the drive cycle (long procedeure) we gave the customer back the vehicle to continue driving in the hopes that the monitors would reset. Has anyone had luck in completing a drive cycle on these vehicles or are there other Mode data I ...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Hey there ford masters. I have had this vehicle into the shop a few times in the past two weeks with the same code p0304 misfire cylinder number four. We have replaced the original spark plugs and wires with new from the dealer. We have tested and determined t... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder number four)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D22
hi all. thankyou in advance for your help with this one. this one has been to two shops for this and now us. there are no drivability issues reported, just the check engine light on. the code is: p1432 thermostat heater control circuit malf. Evidently, ford ha... Trouble codes: P1432
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L abs power VIN: 2FMZA52463
Recived relay from dealer. Had previously tested module for codes. Cannot locate relay. It is listed in the parts list, is not available in Alldata, or Identifix, or Mitchell's. Does anyone have an idea of it's hiding place as it won't fit by design into eithe...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L compressor VIN: 5LMPU28L1W
The customer brought this truck to me with a recently installed new compressor and relay. I tested and found the compressor with only 30psi output. I concluded the pump had failed internally and needed replacement. The customer had the dealer swap it out. The ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W2S
Hi Ford Tecs, the complaint on this car was stalling several times in morning and running fine most other times. idle speed low on cold start. Looked thigs over, ordered and installed new idle air control motor and installed. Not much better, IAC is in such a ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control problem)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Onan 4.5BGDF VIN: 1FDLF47GXV
I want to thank everyone who responded. Turned out to be the voltage regulator for the ac voltage. Steve [...] and another tech I know, metioned the voltage reg and how it shuts down if the ac voltage gets too low or high. Thanks again.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel in cooling VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
removing the injectors so the sleeves could be seen and putting pressure on the cooling system worked great. found #8 sleeve leaking. leak was so small that air pressure in the fuel rail was not enough to narrow which bank had the leak. Thanks for the help.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pipe nipple at front of intake VIN: 1FMRU1665Y
We removed the pipe nipple which came out very easily. We put black RTV on it and reinstalled it. We let it sit overnight to set up good, filled the system and drove it 15 miles. This is the option the customer wanted to try first. It is working. I called a di...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L loss of power VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
This car is gone. It belongs to a used car dealer and if you can fix it for 25.00 ok. I am sure you tech know what I am talking about. We did find the problem it was the fuel pump as several had said. When we hooked up the gauge and drove it on hard accelarati...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Thanks for the replies. replaced leaf springs and sway bar link kits and all is well . Mike P
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Brake Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L31
I actually didn't fix this vehicle. The Ford dealership did. After they had tried everything that I had already tried. They began to search the wiring harness just as I had done. But they found a chaffed wire in the steering column. I had the steering column a...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNLM9740N
I am in the process of swapping engines wil post update when I have time to tear other engine down and see whats wrong with it
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ccrm VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello all, This one has been gone long enough to call it a fix. I checked running current on a known good taurus of the same year and engine size and got the same current as I got on my problem vehicle within 5%. Installed a Ford CCRM, been gone for a mont...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6537W
thanks to all you help it was the timing belt one of the idler brgs went out and it jumped time thanks again Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2os sensor responce lean).
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