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1993 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L autolock system VIN: 1FALP5342P
This car has autolocks (doors lock when car is put into gear) with a mind of their own. Customer says ever since heater core was installed, the doors will lock initially as they should, but when driving down the road, they will continue to "lock" intermittentl...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15H1S
Continuous Memory Code 212 Trouble codes: 212 (Continuous Memory Code 212 no rpm signal received to pcm)
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L alternator VIN: 1FMDA31X6V
Posting for a fellow employee, Alternator fusable link was blown when it came in, replaced link tested and replaced alternator. Now it charges at 46-50 amps no load; alt. wire gets hot, to hot to touch. Found .6 volt volt drop in alternator wire, bypassed wir...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
car was towed in as a no start, did all basic checks found no fuel, pump was not operating. checked rollover switch was not popped and had bat voltage. In the process of doing all checks I tried to start car and it started and ran for about 20 min. then just d...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L ride control VIN: 1LNLM9749P
First thanks in advance for all the help. Vehicle came in with rear draging and air pump not running. Hooked modis up to ride control diag. plug in trunk came up with codes 21 through 28. Diagnostic chart from shop key says to do pinpoint test BB. I replace Ri...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L heater/air- fuse VIN: 2MELM74W6V
Dear members; I need help on this one, this mercury was blowing fuses first when activating the air conditioner and blowing the fuse when you put on the turn signals could not find the problem, disconnected the low pressure switch because it was going into win...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM58U3Y
car came in with ses light on and some other unrelated complaints found large list of codes indicating fuel system wasn,t working well running system lean fuel pressure test came back with koeo 28 psi and koer about 8 psi so not even close to pressure spec. we... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1131, P1150, P0401

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1965 Ford mustang 289CID specs VIN: RO7C252385
Thanks to everybody that wrote, The car drives great now
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP6536S
Thanks for all the help to everyone it ended up being the flywheel. Broken to the point of almost being sheared off. Again thanks for all the input.
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FASP15J2T
hi group thanks for all the great help, finally got the muffler shop to warranty the cat, after sending the car to them and theyb call me back and say the cat is lighting off fine, but after i stated that testing the cat with a temp gun that was not a accurate...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L leakage VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
Thanks to all, i received 10 replys all said head gaskets or cracked heads, one said could be intake manifold gaskets. I started with removing valve covers, the heads looked good and clean. I pressure tested the system and would not hold pressure and I could h...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17L11
Well folks, this one is fixed. The big problem was it was not related to the theft system after all. Most responses either described the theory, forwarded me to the theory, or had me checking codes in the SRS and checking the connectors. I did it all. Here is ... Trouble codes: P1260.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMSU45P33
The actual problem pertaining to the lack of communication with the PCM was due to the terminal contact at the DLC. Someone had previously probed the CAN H & CAN L pins 6 & 14 and bent them, which was causing the PDS not to initialize. We were able to use Glob...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L replacing spark plug VIN: 2GHKSH6575
thanks everyone for your help, there is a tool that otc makes for this problem. we called our local ford dealer and they had one. it had never been used before but it worked like a dream!!! our [...] tool man just came by and we ordered one from him. part #...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MEFM6539X
I love you guys!! I guess I should have checked the archives first but we left this posting just before calling it quits for the night and my home PC is out for service. When we opened the next morning I was suprised to find so many positive suggestions that a...
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