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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEF14N0K
help!!!.have this ford pickup in running rough.found low cylinder contribution cylinders 6 and 7.found wires arching under load.replaced cap rotor wires plugs.compression at 150 psi all cylinders on bank.low overall engine vacuum but steady.timing at 10 btdc.g...
1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Differential Bearing Retainer VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
The left side diff bearing retainer gasket is leaking, so I pulled the CV axle and took out all of the retainer's bolts because I want to replace the gasket and axle seal. The problem is that the retainer is loose and it spins but will not pull out of the tran...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power windows VIN: 2FTEX17LXV
Good evening Ford techs.I have this 97 F150 that the left window will not go down.I checked codes and I have code B1410,LH window regulator electric drive circuit failure.I replaced the switch,no good.The funny thing I've noticed is whenever I unplug anything ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8D
I've got a sick taurus that I need advice on. The car stumbles on acceleration, bad, and among others it has a code p0340 (cmp sensor). Mitchell and Alldata both said if the sensor is damaged, the synchro will need to be replaced. Thats exactly what I found. M... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP sensor)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149W
guys and gals...this vehicle misfires badly after driven about 30 miles..ok cold.when it misfires it was flagging 4 cylinders.replaced plugs and the misfire went down to 2 cylinders 2 and 5..coil has good spark but the trigger from ecm looks real funny,not at ... Trouble codes: P0351, P1537, P0430
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUL4EXX
This vehicle was towed in the shop . will idle perfect . put it in gear it idles , step on the throttle and it quits. Fuel pressure holds at 63 lbs. even when stalling . this also has a ton of codes in it mostly transmission related also has 4 HO2S HEATER CKT ... Trouble codes: P1409 (evr ctrl ckt fault), P1451 (evap sys vent ctrl valve fault), P1747 (pres ctrl sol short ckt epc)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
I have coolant in no 7 cyl bright green antifreeze and cyl had a dead miss i cleaned out the plug well and now it misses only under a heavy load my question isnt about the miss its how did coolant get into this cyl? its on the drivers side no heater hoses any ... Trouble codes: 307 (7 misfire)
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FDXE45575
We have a fleet of 13 of these buses that we service at our shop. We have had three of these vans in a row that have failed in this order. First one came in with a bad fuel pump, we replaced fuel pump. After the customer picked it up the alternater had failed ...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L pass windows VIN: 1LNHM84W75
I have recurring issues with rear passenger window glass raising outside of window channels as glass reaches top. replacing regulator/varying small amount of adjustment available @ top 2 regulator mounting bolts doesn't seem to help. only happens w/ L series t...

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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J9P
After checking all points of circuit and its functionality,I replaced fuel pump and pressure did increase,although still slightly under spec(30psi running).Several responses indicated using a Ford quality pump,but this project didn't have it in the budget.I ha... Trouble codes: 186 (Injector pulse width high or MAF low), 172 (EGO not switchinglean bank 1).
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
thanks for the replies. the fix on this explorer was the wire harness under the drivers front seat that goes to the transfer case motor. did not see anything with the harness but replaced it on a techs advice and it worked the transfer case motor no longer cyc...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L abs VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
On this truck it orignaly came in with just a red warning indicator on. I tested the low level switch and the e-brake switch first. Then I atempted to scan the abs and recieved a no communication message. I did a visual inpection and found that someone had dis...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1st VIN: 1FAFP53UOX
thanks for the help guy's i hope this one is fixed. on advice i tried the sonax forward clutch vavle tool and valve. although i could not see anything wrong with the valve. the installation of the transgo shift kit requires removal and teardown. i didn't want ...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuse 22 circuit VIN: 2FAFP71W81
Thanks to all for help. short was due to some nimrod securing front pass side sill plate w/ small sheetrock screw which pierced harness to top mounted stop light. this screw was v. difficult to see as head was covered w/ usual dust and dirt. it should be noted...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Thanks to all again for all of the tips. After many phone calls and all of your tips and a lot of head bangin. The problem was the TCC soleniod on the first two transmission I installed, the third went in and ran with no problems. I did check for flow and blew...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag system VIN: 2FAHP71W75
Thanks for all replies. Several offered flow charts and insight on system. I ended up replacing the Passenger Airbag Deactivation indicator bulb and problem fixed. The part number is 5W1Z-10A936-A. Thanks to all.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L evap core VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
we fixed this car after removal of the evap core case.the case has a foam gasket at the drain spout that was deformed & after close look we determined to replace the case as well. the dealer states that the evap core has been redesigned but the case seems to b...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC Heater controls/blend door?
Sorry to close this post without a fix, but customer did not keep her appointment so I have not worked on the vehicle, seen or heard from this customer. One reply...system undercharged, another said system overcharged, another said check resistence ambient air...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L12
Well I calling this one fixed, Car has been gone for a few weeks and i guess no news is good news, Replaced fuel pump module assy. and cleaned maf sensor reset values and test drove for a few miles and the problem dissapeared and ran great, Thanks for all the ...
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