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1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L heater core VIN: 2FABP74F5H
Hi, Im having trouble with the heater core on this one. I have followed the repair proccedure listed in alldata but they specify a bolt under the wiper motor that I can not locate. I have removed the 3 main bolts that pass through the firewall but the plenum s...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Starter VIN: 1FTHX26M1L
Vehicle towed in with the customer reporting it was a no crank. She stated that she had a "friend" replace the starter but had done it incorrectly and burned up the new starter. When I got underneath it I found that the armature end housing had melted off the ...
1994 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Park brake VIN: 1FMDA41XOR
I can't believe I need help on this one. Owner tried to install LR park brake cable on this AWD Aerostar. He put it on backwards, and never connected it to the actuating arm in the drum. I installed the cable the correct way (or I should say, am trying to...)...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L abs system VIN: 1FTJW35FXS
hi thanks ahead of time. now i have a 95 f350 dually that came in with no brake pedal. the owner of truck had just picked it up from another shop where they replaced the front pads and rotors.upon first look, found brake fluid leaking between master cylinder a...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Drive Belt Pulley
Hi Guys, This one has me going! I have a noise near the front of the engine. It is almost a tapping but you could call it a rattle. It increases with RPMS. With the belt removed the noise is gone. I have done a lot of work on the car. I have just replaced th...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP4443S
will not idle down below 3000; no codes;have checked for vacuum leaks;pin voltage checks good to mitchell; iac resistance ok, even tried different iac,maybe if sticking, no help; throttle body clean not sticking;tps voltage good; any help suggestions out there
1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L hydraulics VIN: 1FMCU22X2S
Fellow Techs, This should be an easy one, but it is becoming difficult. I replaced clutch assy. because of not fully disengaging. I replaced clutch master cylinder because of same. I can watch throw-out bearing depress clutch but not far enough. There is no l...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4040T
This comes to me with a p0125 failing to warm up fast enough for closed loop. The usual resolve for this problem is a thermastate and has already been done. This code will come on at exactly 60 seconds after startup. It continues to do this after computer and ... Trouble codes: P0125
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
I have a 98 explorer with po171 and po174. I have read all the post and i agreed with the intake oring problem. but I have only seen this on the SOHC motors and the recall only applys to the SOHC motors. Am i missing something i don't mind selling intake gaske... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L oil cap VIN: 1FMRU1769W
Yellow residue continues to appear on oil cap. This residue is not found any where else. Any help as to the source or repair is appreciated.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L forward gears VIN: 2FTRX17W9X
stall when hot and forward gears engaged (od, dr, low), commanded and actual gear agree on scan tool, shifts normal including lockup, stalls occasionally when coming to a stop disconnected oil cooler and looped, problem remains, no codes stored
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L NOt eonough heat VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
I honestly don't know if I caused this problem when I replaced the plastic radiator reservoir tank, but I may have. I worked on this car during hot weather, when heat wasn't needed. I replaced the leaky tank then, and now they don't have enough heat. The therm...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Refueling VIN: 3FAKP1134Y
Thanks in advance for any help. We have this Escort that will not allow fuel in except really slowly. We removed and inspected all filler hoses and vent lines. No clogs found. Removed tank and inspected fuel vapor vent valves. OK. Any ideas?? Could the caniste...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U81
This truck idles rough at times, check engine light will come and go. We have replaced the #4 injector and the coil pack with no change. No vacuum leaks found, upper intake gasket new with injector. Some times it will idle very smooth, other times it will idle... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRE14L61
hi fellow tech's.could really use some help.esp you ford guys.i'm out of ideas with this e 150 5.4.i'm trying to help out a fellow shop who doesn't get heavily into diagnostics. this is a city vehicle not a lot of care or maint.several months ago it was brough...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
Hey Ford techs, this truck has a problem with the steering wheel being very hard. Steering wheel is hard to turn when at idle and at a stop. As you turn the steering wheel the brake pedal sinks slowly and the wheel is hard. When idling at a stop and brakes are...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, P0153 VIN: 1FAFP42XX3
CLEAR CODE DROVE CAR FOR AT LEAST 150 MILES TO COME.HAVE REPLACE OXYGEN SENSOR,WORK'S FOR A WHILE BUT THEN COMES BACK ON. This car belongs to astudent in my class. We know it's an intermittent problem, but we can't seem to find it. Any help would be greatly a... Trouble codes: P0153 (slow response bank2 sensor 1)
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L warning lights VIN: 1FAFP33Z04
We have checked all wiring cirrits that we can find in our alldata system. We have replaced the battery to rule out anything possible feeding back. We have also disconnected the Alt. to rule out a possible diode shorted out. the interesting part of this espess...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1MEFM50UXW
Car came in with intermittent hard steering. We replaced rack(leaking), actuator(worked better with old one unplugged), and pump(bearing starting to seize). Intermittent problem still exists. Alignment, steering parts & suspension parts all free and no binding...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Custmoer complained smell coming from engine and at the same time set engine code PO1518. Erase code, but instantly set same code again. Doesn't seem to after drivibility of car. Any ideas anyone. Thanks for your help. Jaime Trouble codes: 1518 (Intake runner stuck open)

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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15H1S
To all members the fix for the 95 ford f-150 5.8 code 212 with E40D trans with no rpm signal to pcm. If the truck runs fine but has a hard shifting problem. They have installed the wrong ign module. The correct module#F1PZ-12a297-A or Motorcraft DY-679. It is ... Trouble codes: 212 (Continuous Memory Code 212 no rpm signal received to pcm).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Ping on Accell VIN: 1FTYR10D13
First of all thanks to all that replied to my post for help. The problem was the MAF. I cleaned it and helped alot. I purchased a new one and the customer is happy. Vehicle was gone for two weeks now..Thanks everyone...
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