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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FACP5740P
dont start has good spark has good fuel pressure
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All Shifts VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
I have this Exploder in the shop that has an A4LD in it. Pulled and rebuilt it and installed SK A4LD JR shift kit. New solenoids, new governor, new modulator. This thing will not hit second gear till you let off the gas. Same for 3rd. 4th is solenoid controlle...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
this came to us as a basket case(got to love them) we installed a reman engine but we can't get the idle hc's down enough to go through emissions, has new wires plugs maf o2 sensors, runs good, compression seems a bit on the high side 215 psi, don't no if that...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L heat VIN: 1FASP15J5S
this 1995 Escort will not heat up, i have tryed 4 t-stats with no luck, car will heat up if you let it idle for 30 min, then when you drive it, it slowly loses temp and the heat goes away, seems odd and i know im missing something, any help would be great
1996 Ford L8000 8.3L trans. temp/air pressure lites/buzzer VIN: 1FDYR82E6V
With the truck in neutral the trans. temp and low air pressure lite with warinig buzzer is on with the ignition in on or with the truck running. Makes no difference if the motor is warm or cold. Shift the shift lever to R or D and the lites and buzzer go out. ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
Good morning all,I have this 99 explorer that intermitantly has a low pitched beeping from under cener of the dash area.unable to isolate to a specific component.My first thought was door adjar buzzer but this is a lower toned beep than the door adjar alarm.Wh...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L fan VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
hi guys. i got this 00 focus that overheats. it takes a while for it to get really hot. the fans operate, but only when the temp guage gets pegged. they cycle normally when in a/c mode. there are no air pockets in the system. circulation?, well i can't be sure...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U91
this car came in about a month before with a p0340 code no complaints about running bad replaced cam sensor and rechecked sys scope pattern was good came back 1 wk ago same code tested the cam sensor scope pattern was hard to read lots of hash replaced syncro ... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU02B92
Vehicle originally came in with a no start condition. Tested and found eec main relay defective.Replaced relay. Vehicle started fine-vehicle ran well on road test. Replaced dpfe sensor to alleviate po401-cleared codes and ran egr monitor. When I returned from ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow)
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A12
a couple of months or so ago this car came in with a check engine light. no drivabilty issue. inspection found oil in multiple spark plug wells. code p0308 was the only stored code. tested coil and plug-ok. cleaned oil out of wells and shipped with new valve c... Trouble codes: P0308 (p0745-), P0745 (p0734-), P0734 (p0741-), P0741
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWE45F83
Hello fellow techs. This bus is used here at the palm beach airport as a park and ride transporter. It is running under extreme conditions for most of the day. The problem started with hard start and progressed into stalling and no starting. I have diagnosed f...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU67K24
vehicle came in for a missfire. found burnt spot on the plug wires.check engine light was on for a missfire. recomended new plugs and wires. customer approved, repairs were made and no change.check engine light went out. ran furhter test and found out the numb...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S3Y
Hello Group: This car has no other performance problems and runs good at all speeds and loads. I have checked the whole system twice and have found absolutey no problems. Today I connected battery power directly to the air pump and vacuum to the diverter valv... Trouble codes: P0411
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lockup converter VIN: 1ZWFT61L82
Transmission has codes P0741 and P01744. Cleared codes and roadtested. Once vehicle got hot lock up converter drops out, OD light flashes several times, then another warning flashes and transmission goes into default mode and shifts hard. Moniter data found 68...

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1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAPP2194J
As always, thanks to all the mechanic brothers that came to my rescue. I know it is very difficult to diagnosis problems without seeing the vehicle. After replacing the TPS, MAP, and cleaning the throttle body, which were all recommended in fixing the problem,...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A3K
OK,I went back to the begining and rechecked everything that was done,no problems.Finally deceided it had to be the DIS module or ECM.Replaced the DIS for the third time and all is well.I'm guessing the first two were either defective or someone else screwed t...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Unknown VIN: IFTEX15H9T
Thank you guys so much for the help, special thanks to Chris, David, and Greg. Chris and I actually had a dialog about other electrical problems and that was fun. The fix, after we changed the plugs and sp wires was finally to install a new distributor. We fin...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRX17L71
Sorry for the late reply but waiting a week to see if any more problems. I started to remove the GEM module and again the short went away. I was able to replace the fuse to get the upload info in my scanner to reprogram the new GEM. Replaced the GEM and all's ...
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