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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for help during my week of nightmares. I had this SHO towed in for a no start. It cranks but has no fire or injector pulse. The customer had a used engine put in it by another shop. He then drove it for 4 days and it stall...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N4R
this truck runs rough intermitantly have looked at it twice now and im at a loss have checked the harness at the pip no problems found checked the 02 sensor harness for a chafed wire npf this truck almost dies at an idle then rpm comes right back up and truck ...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Brakes VIN: 1FTHF26G1S
I bled all lines and got no air from the lines I got good volume of fluid from the bleder screws. I found the left rear brake to have worn out the shoes slightly more than the right and the left also had a broken return spring. I replaced the rear shoes and al...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Heater Core VIN: IFALPI5J0S
Vehicle is Uncles car. Radiator was leaking so was swapped out for new modine unit. Unc complained of no heat after the summer temps dropped and he started having to use the heater. I checked, coolant level fine, no loss of coolant. Changed T-stat (195 degree)...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L lock up VIN: 1FMDU34XXZ
Need transmission help,problem occurs only when vehicule is hot,running for about 20 minutes and speed over 65 mph.Lock up will kick off,o/d light flash and stays that way for about 20 minutes with harsh downshift then o/d light goes off and every thing is nor...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Hi, cold morning problem, idle varies from 800 rpm to 2000 rpm. Almost sounds like its loading up. O2 are crossing over fine, mass air readings are varying with rpm, ect reading is correct air charge temp reading is correct. Check alternator output as I have h...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
HELP! This truck came in with ABS light on but no problems. With MODIS, had no comunication. Checked power and ground to ABS module, as well as circuit to DLC. No problems were found there, so we sold an ABS module. Installed module, still no com. Further test...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Wiring VIN: 3FAKP1135X
vehicle towed starts but ri=unnes very poor found flexplate hitting crank sensor replaced both. Vehicles battery was discharged when towed in. Charged batery and started vehicle and road test vehicle runs and drives fine. Brought vehicle in shop for final chec...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Temp Blend Door VIN: 1FSFDEGLJH
Customer came in with no heat. Upon inspection I found a broken temp blend door. The dealer says the only way to fix this is to replace the entire air box assembly. Has anyone run into this before, and how did you repair it? THanks for your help
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRX17L71
Blowing GEM module fuse # 15 (5amp). We all get these fun ones every once and a while. This truck came in with no wipers, electric windows, and shift interlock release not working. I traced down these curcuits and found them all controled by the GEM module. I ...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W41
HI, I have this truck with a misfire code, We replaced the #5 coil twice this year. He had to the dealer for the check light and the code po305 came back. that make three time that the same coil that was bad.I would like to have some feedback this truck. Trouble codes: P0305, P0355
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FTZR15E12
This 2002 ranger 4.0 SOHC has a noise under load on cold startup,sometimes it must sit overnight. The noise dissapears after less than A minute or two. We have been chasing this for several weeks, customer says he has a steep hill to pull after his driveway an...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24282
this van has 4x currant DTC's witch seem to contradict themselves. were not sure what to do at this point. we have checked all the basics, listed. also checked for related TSB's. any help would be grand. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172 (system too rich b1), P0174, P0175
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L mass air flow VIN: 1FAFP42X92
looking for someone who knows mustangs i have a customer who has a 02 mustang gt 4.6 and wants me to install a 02 lightning mass air flow meter is this plug and play or does the computer need reprogramming .thanks for any replies
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, POOR POWER & CODES VIN: 1FTNX21P63
Hi Ford diesel tecs. Truck came in with check engine light on and poor performance. Fuel filters never replaced. Air filter original. Replaced both and serviced. Road tested and felt no very poor performance. Cleared codes and returned to customer for return t... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow detected), P2263 (turbo/super charger system performance)
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L uknown VIN: ILNLM9743R
This vehicle has one of those electronic gauge clusters that beeps like crazy when the pressure goes low. Recently, just driving around after an oil change she complained about the low oil pressure beeping. We checked the pressure with a gauge and sure enough,...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM92VXW
Customer complains that when he starts the engine cold in am the idle will go to 1800 then drop to 1200 then pops back up to 1600 then will drop down to 1200 again then slowly roll down to idle spec. around 800 after it warms up. After that it runs great all d...

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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L keyless entry VIN: 2FACP74W2N
Thank you, everyone. All of the replies basically restated the procedure that I found in the 1996 owners manual which was to enter the factory code and then push the 1/2 button and then enter the customers code and the door locks should lock and unluck to conf...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FACP44M2P
after confirming tps operation, coolant temp ect. we came full circle to car runs very clean up to open loop event then crap then clean. our IM240 test centers also have techs to examine the unfixable so in we went and guess what? car passed with flying colors...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L convertor VIN: 1ZVLT20A4S
it ended up being a lubrication problem caused by the pump body gasket blowing out this caused the bushings to fail sending small aluminum pieces through out the transmission :( sold an overhaul and havent got all the parts yet but im positive this will cure t...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP6532V
Apparently theres a kit to solve this problem by converting the rear to 9
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Windows,Guages,Radio,Lights,Air Bag,Anti Theft,Doo VIN: 1FMEU17L1V
I`m going to close this with a fix. Got a used air bag module,and antitheft module. All is working but the radio,and it is still blowing the radio fuse. So I i`m saying it needs a radio also. Customer still is not sure if he jumped backwards but my money is on...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: WFOFXXWPDF
hi fello techs: i want to tank all of you for this speedy response on this vehicle,i got through with the timing marks but i did not have the tools ,i have ordered the tools today, this is the first that i have ever done ,i want to thank all of you again and...
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveshafts VIN: 1FMZU74W73
I replaced both universal joints and it did not help. I did verify the fix by replacing rear driveshaft with a used one from another vehicle that is in for a trans. The vibration and droning noise are gone. I am going to order Ford factory 'premium' driveshaft...
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W35
Well this one is done,Thanks to Roger [...].It turns out as you guys pointed out not to be as bad as it sounded. We were able to lower the steering column without any wire disconnect lay it on the seat loosen the dash and remove...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Vent temp VIN: 2MEFM75WX2
Thanks to all who responded. I had to remove the clutch drive plate from the compressor to find the leak, which was coming from the front seal on the compressor. I can usually see the dye leaking out, or pick up the 'scent' with my halogen leak detector. I hav...
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