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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L dome light circuit VIN: 1FALP4443R
This one is for all you ford guys. This vehicle has a 82 ma draw on the batery comming from the dome light circuit. This circuit runs through the keyless entry modual. If i pull fuse number 6 draw goes away. if i pull the larger connecter off the modual the dr...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Unknown VIN: IFTEX15H9T
This vehicle was driven into the shop a couple of weeks ago we had the following codes in it. 1. PO320, P1443, and PO174. We replaced the speed sensor and cleared the code only to have it back today. The only code I found now is PO320, Ignition/Dist Engine Spe...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Ball joints VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
What is the alowable play in these ball joints, upper and lower. We are supporting lower control arm with jack and using pry bar under wheel.
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
I have a fleet customer whose personal vehicle we are servicing has mentioned that his collision avoidance sensor or proximity sensor does not seem as loud as it has been. I hope that some one who has experiance with this could share some insight as to how I c...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P23
I am trying to do a Buzz test on this truck using a MT2500 with the CAN 1B adapter and K 17 Key . I can read the data stream etc but buzz test (AND Cyl Balance test ) both do not work like other Power Stokes -- Ford states this is a current programming. Custom...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNLM9748R
This car has been in several diffrent shops and is now my problem. The customer states that the car will crank but not restart intermittently. We have not been able to duplicate the failure or get any information from the customer that would indicate a pattern...

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1986 Ford Ranger 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T1G
first off sorry for the long delay on our post we got super slammed with other jobs but we did get to do some work on the danger ranger one of the things we found out was that we had no fuel pumping out of intank fuel pump to the hi/pressure rail pump after re...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y4U
We procured a known good running truck of like year and engine size. Compared readings from coolant,air temp,map all were egual. Checked injector pulse good running truck was 4-15 ms pulse width.BAd running truck was2.5-8 ms. Swapped map sensors with no help(o...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N1R
Well after running all kinds of wave forms and checks we decided to try another brand new pick-up and the problem is gone. Thats what I get for using a Standard brand aftermarket part. Thanks for all the suggestions.
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FABP12345
Thanks for all the replies.Some were as basic as could be but sometimes we overlook the simple things.Just for practice I changed the e-brake cables with no difference. what ended up being the problem was the e-brake ratchet assembly. It is a push-on , push-of...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L timing cover VIN: 1FTDF1722N
I put the cover on first, then the studs. Everything sealed up nicely.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park lamps VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we finally broke down and pulled the rest of the dash and found multiple places the white and brown wires were melted together. alL this for a 50 cent fuse! thank you for the time and replies!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L dome lights/door locks VIN: 1FMDU63E82
Chris hit the nail on the head, found broken wire in drivers door (black wire) Thanks to all who replied.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L instrument panel VIN: 1FTSW21P75
As recomended we replaced entire panel--so far so good as they say. Thanks again for the assistance on this one.
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNCM81W6M
Well fellow Techs I had informed the customer to drive the veh for a week or two and if the prob. was still there then bring it back and we would retest. After a few weeks the customer has not returned with any complaints. I hope all is well. I don't like to...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Rear Alignment VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Many of you who replied made comment on the relationship of the replaced arm and posibility of a bent knuckle, and all of you guys were right. The knuckle was indeed bent. The customer declined repairs though, but I could easily detect once I figured out what ...
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