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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9598K
customer has been in several times for intermittent no crank. when problem occurs there is no spark but injector pulse is present.replaced distributor and customer drove vechicle for several weeks with no problems then problem occured again checked ignition sp... Trouble codes: 14 (pip signal)
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3R
The car will not start when cold. If you give it a shot of gas or starting fluid in the intake it starts right up and runs fine. If it is parked inside where it is warm it starts right up and runs fine. Computer test show no codes. ECM was replaced and still n...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L wipers VIN: 2FTDF15Y4P
hello all, customer said wipers went out all of a sudden. i found wiper control module (governor) bad. 2 tabs from pigtail to board were burnt in half. wiper motor pulling about 3 amps low to 10 amps on high. replaced module @ about $80., i think it fried with...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
Hi gang! Need your help again! This Ford van is driving me crazy. Starts off running well. Then starts surging REAL HARD. MIL comes on briefly and then it runs good. Every time I run a KOEO it seems to come up with different codes. The 1 that is consistant is ... Trouble codes: 123 (121 -), 121 (129 -), 129 (636 -), 636 (632 -), 632 (411 -), 411
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L engine VIN: 1FYSS34L8W
I need to replace the engine in this 98 e350. I have heard that the best way to replace the motor is to remove the body. It sounds like this is the best way since it is such a tight fit. Any feedback will be great.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FCMU69K9Y
Have checked database and only have to check the oil pump drive. Our trucks do not have a removable drive like the explorer. All our tech data and info for our dealer say that there should be a drive clamped on the rear of the engine. Ours only has what appear...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36L5Y
truck in with timing chain bad. make repair, still not running right. sent to ford to reflash pcm, code came up stating was there because it needed to be reflashed, & would have a poor idle untill was repaided. ford told me that the valve guides were bad on pa... Trouble codes: P1780 (3-4 shift error)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15E81
After prelim diag replaced module and 4X4 is operational in 4 high only no 4 lo. You get nothing when you turn switch to 4lo. Removed motor and doesnt seem to be bound up, and all connections are good???Any suggestions would be appreciated.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 1st & Reverse
Currently the vehicle acts like the low reverse band is not applying tight enough. The vehicle will move in reverse if you are light on the throttle. If you press the throttle normally the vehicle moves a few inches then the trans acts like you shift it into n...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Hello all have one here that is killing us. We put a primary timing chain for at rattle tsb. We have done this repair over half a dozen times in the shop with no problems. This one has a problem with oil pressure not getting to the drivers side head after the ...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1MELM75WXV
Car has a misfire that affects all cylinders intermintently. Hot or cold. It is most noticable at lower throttle position. At steady cruise it seems worse because of convertor lockup. It also will miss a little at idle. My scanner reads misfire counts and all ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N0M
thanks everyone i cleaned all ground it didn't fix problum. costomer opt out of buying a new no fix found. thanks anyways for all your help and time. joe
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP44E5N
Thanks everybody. It was the computor. I just wanted to make sure I didn't over look something. It's just I had never seen or heard of this situation (pick-up bad, and no injector pulse).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L low/reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F42
This puppy is fixed. Thanks to Aaron [...] for not only sending me diagrams, but answering my repeated questions! With the smashed oil pan and filter fixed, it still had little to no pressure at the test port. We pulled it out, and the pump looked brand new. L...
1987 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, will not idle VIN: 1MEBM53U3H
found map sensor to be source of problem. replaced and runs fine
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