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1984 Ford LTD 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP3937E
fuel pressure within specs @35 psi ;;check powers and grounds to pcm and check related components at pcm harness (( tps,map,ect,intake manifold temp sensor,o2 sensors working but stay high most of the time because of the rich condition;;
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L shifting MIL VIN: 1FMDA31X9T
We Scanned computer and found codes P0756 shift sol B perf/stuck, P0732 incorrect gear ratio 2, P1780 Trans. ctrl sw. circ. out of range, pintested solenoids and wiring and found OK, we then replace the computer with factory reman. part, now we get codes P0705...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain & Ballance Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
Hello there, This is the first attempt at these timing chains in our shop. The customer is complaining of no power and engine noise. Running the engine and checking the cam/crank relationship shows that the left bank has jumped some teeth. I tore the front cov...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L shifting
Hello techs, I have this 98 Explorer that will start flashing the O.D. light and not want to shift. This problem only occurs about once every 500 mi. The trans. has been serviced, filter and flush. The fluid added to the trans was Dexron/Mercon with Lube Gaurd...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Wiper system VIN: 1FTPF27W8X
Came in last week for brake lights on all the time. High mount third brake light work fine. Found defective multifunction switch. Replace switch all was fine. Also had a bad heater core. Came back this week to fix heater core thats when they told us that the w...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This vehicle is equipped with an AM/FM/Cassette. The display lights up when you push the power button but you never get any sound. When you adjust the volume, balance, bass, treble, etc., the bar moves up and down on the display, but you never get any sound in...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Hey everyone out there, this one is almost a mystery to us. Everything we have inspected so far has tested Ok. Compression, spark, injector(pulse and spray pattern Ok), cylinder leak down was performed with coolant tester on system all ok. Also checked for va... Trouble codes: P0305
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L brake pads VIN: 1FDWF36P94
hi guys, need help with super duty ambulance, poor braking. replaced one rotor trued all rotors installed wagner thermo quiet pads and unit would not stop with normal pedel effort. after several stops brakes begin to heat fade. even cold, braking does not seem...

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1987 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L clutch quadrant and pawl VIN: 1FABP41AXH
Well I think everybody that actually read the post said that these auto adj. setups were weak to say the least, so we oppted to go with a couple of suggestions and went with an aftermarket set up and adjuster. would recomend buying kit with cable as cable is d...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTYR10D74
so far so good- found secondary ignition problem in coil. there is a mazda tsb on this problem. thanks for all your help guys Trouble codes: P0320 (ign/ dis engine speed circuit malf).
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L trans VIN: 1FTNE24L15
Thanks to Charles from California and Dave from Nevada for great tips. Dave said to check the harness at the solenoids on trans for breaks. Although this harness appears ok I found the root cause of the problem while examining the harness...the connector was n...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, races at idle VIN: 1MELM66LXW
I recieved 3 replies to this car, I had already checked the PCV, the harness and had been monitoring reference voltage and inputs from the MAF, coolant sensor,TPS and crank sensor. After giving up my weekend and a couple evenings to testing the harness and sen... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle speed error), P1506 (idle overspeed).
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