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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Suspect wiring problem but trans shop tells us problem could be input sensor which is internal and want to sell overhaul. Alldata says to attach "breakout box" to PCM to test wiring. Don't have one of those or way to locate wires at PCM. MIL connector is OBD...
1996 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L braking
this bronco landed on me today. the customer states he has been trying to correct a hard left pull under all braking levels for a year. a short test drive confirmed this condition. performed a brake inspection and found no defects. pressure bleed and found no ...
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...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L rear axles VIN: 1FAFP42X62
Hey guys, replacing rear axles on this mustang. There is an "S" spring between the two carrier gears. I have done seals in the past with this setup. I was able to push axles in and remove "C" clip without disturbing the "S" spring. On this model the axle hits ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P43
Hey all you Ford diesel techs, I need some help. I got this 6.0L 03 F250 Super Duty with oil in the coolant, but It doesn't have any coolant in the oil. It also spins over real slow sometimes, and looses power sometimes, and has a hard start sometimes. I have ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vents VIN: 1FMPU15545
i have a problem with the vent controls not working after about 20 min of driving. when i got it to act up it seemed that the control head was still working and going through the positions but the air was not comming out. you can hear that the motor is working...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM82W3S
This vehicle came in with complaint of luke warm heat only. Customer stated that AC functions fine, switchs from floor to vent to defrost with no problem. Replaced thermostat and flushed cooling system since it looked like pond water. Still luke warm only. I c...

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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
thanks to all, we install the o2 sensor and it helped however it still stumbled on accelleration, after retesting just about everthing, the only thing we found was (that reman maf) was reporting about .2 volts low (replaced maf) it runs yeh! Trouble codes: 186 (injector pulsewidth higher or maf lower than expected without baro sensor), 181 (fuel system at rich adaptive limit at part throttle system lean bank 1), 172 (lack of ho2s-1 switchs indicating lean bank 1), 171 (fuel system at adaptive limit ho2s-1 unable to switch).
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
thanks to ever one who replyed,we think this is fixed.after sending forever on this truck jim from ontario was on the right track.this module has seven mounting screw,but grounds using only the center screws. ran new grounds to module,replaced none platuim plu... Trouble codes: 218 (idm open or high).
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Wiper system VIN: 1FTPF27W8X
Well I did not fix this one. Like I said I was having a bad week. Most of you right. The motor was bad and so was the new multifunction switch I put in. The dealer fixed this one. I wil remember this one for the next time and hopefully I will not be having a b...
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MISSFIRE HOT VIN: 1FAFP54N1X
Sorry guys for the late closing,but the car really had to go as our shop is so busy that i did not have time to spend on it.I really think it was a coil going bad.So i went to global obd2 under component test #53 test 4 had 8700 missfires.But you have to take ...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Dash and blower motor VIN: 2FMDA564X1
Sorry to keep you waiting so long. Seems you all agree it sounds like a grounding issue. I haven't heard if the grounds were a problem or not on this van. Apparently the cluster, blower motor and diagnostic connector all ground behind the right kick panel at t...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lockup converter VIN: 1ZWFT61L82
Cristopher, Lane, Michael, Aaron and Anthony thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my request for help. With the scan tool we have and the limited repair information available spending any more time on this would not make sense. As Anthony state...
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